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In one night, the Lyon bus network metamorphosizes

In one night, the Lyon bus network metamorphosizes

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by Bernard Rivalta | 08.31.11

Last Monday, August 29th, Lyon’s bus network turned a new page in its history. The Greater Lyon Public Transit, the largest French network after Paris, restructured its entire bus network overnight, literally.

The b’Twin lab stimulates innovation in cycling

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by Elsa Sidawy | 08.31.11

Last spring the Oxylane network, comprised of companies specializing in sporting goods, launched the b’Twin lab in order to stimulate innovation in cycling.

The mini-network: a local social network for pupils’ parents

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by Elsa Sidawy | 08.29.11

Launched by the SAS Men & Co, “Le mini réseau” is a local social network designed for pupils’ parents who want to share with other parents and their children’s teachers via short messages.

Clic3D and NaviNum, added-value tourist services

Clic3D and NaviNum, added-value tourist services

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by Suzanne Galy | 08.29.11

Thanks to its three-dimensional virtual reality platform, Clic3D mixes heritage discovery with a new advertising space for local economic actors. NaviNum is an RFID badge offering personalised visits and producing usage data that, once they have been analysed, can prove useful for targeted marketing. These two achievements – made in the Aquitaine region – are offering innovative economic models for e-tourism.

Frédérique Calvanus

Frédérique Calvanus

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Coordinator of the LINKS project | City of Bayonne


In New Orleans, residents decide the future of their city

In New Orleans, residents decide the future of their city

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by Elsa Sidawy | 08.26.11

Consider a city’s citizens the best contributors of innovative ideas at the local level. That’s the community project Neighborland’s belief in a nutshell. Although a seemingly simple platform, the ambition gives policy makers the keys to creating a harmonious and united city, driven by committed citizens.

Open data, data sharing and public service renewal

Open data, data sharing and public service renewal

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by Bruno Caillet | 08.24.11

The public data release movement should help us transform our territories into more democratic spaces and create a more open, transverse and efficient public service…However this prospect too often becomes an objective in itself, giving way to technical issues concerning the provision of released data while economic issues and underlying political stakes are being neglected in a way that seems completely unjustified.

Amphibious bus diving for the first time in Amsterdam

Amphibious bus diving for the first time in Amsterdam

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The Independent | 08.22.11 | Quick Read

The new means of transport in Amsterdam is rather cool. The first sky blue amphibious bus “Floating Dutchman”, which can be driven on the road and literally dive into the town centre canals, is an original initiative aiming at offering transit passengers at Schiphol airport to discover the city within a short length of time.

Hortense Garand

Hortense Garand

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Founder | Babeldoor


A report by the House of Lords denounces the lack of innovation in English markets

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by Elsa Sidawy | 08.18.11

The Science and Technology Committee of the House of Lords published on May 25th a report on public procurement as a tool to stimulate innovation.

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