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Rennes wants to get its inhabitants involved in social issues

Rennes wants to get its inhabitants involved in social issues

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.29.11

The queen of digital technology. This is how the capital of Brittany, which shows great dynamism in terms of participative democracy, could be described.But, to meet the challenge of remaining innovative, the metropolitan area is showing infinite inventiveness, especially in the field of civic participation in the life of the city.

Guillaume Mathieu

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Founder | Cityzen Mobility

I-Dispo, a concierge service to book appointments online

I-Dispo, a concierge service to book appointments online

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.23.11

Time is money. The founders of I-Dispo had this in mind when they launched an online concierge service for private individuals. The objective of this new online service is to help users better organise their schedules by enabling them to book a service or organise their appointments online. And this, with the help of a computer, a tablet or a Smartphone connected to the Internet.

A portal that saves users queuing for hours

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.20.11

Designed for all those who are put off by long queues, the Jaimeattendre.com portal informs users of the busiest times in the places where they want to go. According to the start-up that publishes the website, a Frenchman spends an average of four months of his life queuing.

A tool to calculate the economic benefits of telecommuting

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.19.11

You remain to be convinced of the financial benefits of telecommuting. The LBMG Worklabs firm has just launched a tool that can calculate employers’ telecommuting costs and profits.

Participatory Democracy: Bordeaux consults its citizens online

Participatory Democracy: Bordeaux consults its citizens online

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.18.11

A new tram line, the redevelopment of a neighborhood, water policy . . . Since 2008 Bordeaux residents have been invited to comment on regional projects, big and small, on a dedicated website. The Urban Community of Bordeaux took advantage of the launch of a major project, the Jean-Jacques Bosc Garonne River crossing, to initiate this innovative citizen consultation platform.

Paris’ Autolib’ has a smooth start

Paris’ Autolib’ has a smooth start

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.13.11

Before international journalists and local officials, the service Autolib’ was launched Monday, December 5th near Châtelet, four years after the inauguration of the now famous Vélib. Indeed, the latter model inspired the city and the group Bolloré to launch this system of self-service electric cars.

Lara Hamdi

Lara Hamdi

Innovator

Designer | Vegetal Fabric


Innovation Grand Prizes: betting on the future

Innovation Grand Prizes: betting on the future

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.12.11

To reward the winners of the tenth Paris City Council Innovation Grand Prizes, the jury met one evening in the Palais Brongniart auditorium in Paris. On December 1st, five start-ups were thus in the spotlight of the innovation ecosystem.

Bordeaux opens its first floating library

Bordeaux opens its first floating library

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.12.11

On October 25th, the city of Bordeaux opened the “Biblio.bato”, an experimental library for the 15-35 age group. It is located on the upper deck of the I-Boat, a former ferry boat moored in the “wet docks” district and turned into a cultural place where electronic music and digital arts mix since the end of September.

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Agenda Innov'in The City

May 9 to 11
Energy Cities annual meeting, Guimarães, Portugal.

May 12
International Workshop on Open Data, Nantes, France.

May 12
Stockholm Summit on Service Innovation in Cities, Stockholm, Suède.