21-10-2013

RENERGY Holds Mid-Term Conference in Worms



PRESS RELEASE: Renewable energy experts from across Europe gathered in Worms, Germany for the Mid-Term Conference and 4th Steering Group Meeting of the RENERGY project on 10-11th October. Organised by Worms, one of the project partners, the event was attended by all 12 partners from across 10 European countries, as well as political representatives from across the continent. Over the two days, the purpose of the meeting was to inspire political debate to aid the implementation of sustainable energy measures on a regional level across Europe. On the first day, after a welcome from Worms'...

15-7-2013

INTELI submits two position papers to the EU public consultation on the Green Paper “A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies”



  INTELI submitted in the last June two position papers with its contribution to the European Commission's public consultation on the Green Paper: A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies. Aiming to formulate and present until the end of the year a framework for climate and energy policies in 2030, based on the views expressed by Member States, EU institutions and interested parties, the Green Paper raises a number of relevant issues to the establishment of clear goals in this area.   Developed within RENERGY and RE-GREEN projects, the positions papers focus, on the one...

25-2-2013

The Swedish Way meets Portuguese smart cities



"Smart Cities - The Swedish Way" was the subject chosen by the Swedish Embassy to promote a meeting and exchange experiences. Catarina Selada, INTELI's director of Cities and Territories, was invited as expert in the field of the Smart Cities' new paradigm.INTELI has developed a Smart Cities Index involving 25 Portuguese cities. A huge analysis based in five dimensions (sustainability; connectivity; governance; social innovation; and entrepreneurship). Catarina presented the team work goals empathizing that in a smart city, technology must solve people's problems. More information

CitiesBrief 06: A creative issue
8-10-2012

CitiesBrief 06: A creative issue



In the new CitiesBrief issue we devoted our attention to the creative economy. In addition to the usual news and suggested publications, you can find articles about exciting experiences in Portugal, such as Obidos, as in Brazil. We offer you also an overview of the geography of creativity in Portugal, through a mapping of the spaces occupied by artists, creative professionals, entrepreneurs or micro enterprises associated with the cultural and creative industries. We wish you a good reading!

25-6-2012

Smart Cities 2013 in Maputo



The 2nd International Conference “Smart Cities for Sustainable Growth” will be held in Maputo, in the first half of the next year. Bringing together companies, universities and public institutions, the event aims to discuss the smart urban planning in the context of developing cities in Africa. Adapting the concept of smart, sustainable and inclusive cities to the institutional, economic and social environment of emerging urban spaces is a critical success factor. The conference agenda will include structural topics such as mobility and infrastructure, power grids, water and waste...


26-3-2013

Renergy Holds 2nd Thematic Group and Steering Group Meetings in Lisbon



Press Release The 2nd meeting for partners of the European-wide Renergy project took place at the Lisbon Story Centre on 26-27th February 2013. Organised by the lead partner, INTELI, the event was attended by all 12 partners from across 10 European countries. Over the two days, the purpose of the meeting was to look at what had been achieved so far and look at what the partners can achieve going forward to improve sustainable energy measures on a regional level across Europe. On the first day, after a welcome from INTELI, each partner shared their examples good practice and...

12-11-2012

INTELI exchange experiences with Spanish Network of cities



INTELI presented at the meeting of the Spanish Network of Smart Cities (RECI) the Portuguese Smart Cities Index, which is worked with 25 municipalities that are part of the Living Lab for the sustainable development of cities (RENER). The meeting of RECI, held in Burgos, aimed to share experiences, expand knowledge and cementing Iberian partnerships. Iñigo de la Serna, the Mayor of Santander who chairs the Spanish network, stressed the importance of sharing best practices and successful projects in progress, especially in the areas of transparency and social innovation, known as huge...

4-7-2012

INTELI and CEIIA develop project with Solvay Business School



The MBA Solvay Business School in Brussels invited CEIIA and INTELI to develop a project with students in the "International Business Field Project” course. Developing new business models and internationalization strategies for the MOBI.E project was the core activity undertaken by INTELI /CEIIA team and three students with different nationalities: Brazil, India and France. The results of this initiative that ran from February to June 2012 were very positive for both sides and marked the beginning of a development process of the internationalization strategy of this recognized success...

CitiesBrief #05 is now online!
3-7-2012

CitiesBrief #05 is now online!



CitiesBrief #05 is now online! This issue follows the international conference “Smart Cities for Sustainable Growth”, organized by INTELI in partnership with FLAD and the Ecologic Institute, last May, in Lisbon. In addition to the event reporting, you can find information about the “Smart Cities 2020 Index”, a project coordinated by INTELI, as well as articles from some of the invited experts. Santander, in turn, appears in the section devoted to case studies, in which it is emphasized the Spanish city large investment to become a smart city. 

“Smart Cities for Sustainable Growth”
30-3-2012

“Smart Cities for Sustainable Growth”



Smart Cities for Sustainable Growth was the chosen theme for the international conference that will take place in Lisbon on the 3rd of May. Organized by INTELI and FLAD (Luso-American Development Foundation), in partnership with the Ecological Institute (Germany), this conference will focus on the debate around the “smart city” concept, crossing perspectives of policymakers, researchers, planners and civil society. The presentation of different case studies on intelligent cities in Europe, USA and Brazil will allow sharing ideas and knowledge in areas like energy and sustainable...

Cities.brief 03: Why Social Innovation now and why in the cities?
29-2-2012

Cities.brief 03: Why Social Innovation now and why in the cities?



Cities.brief 03 is already online. The central focus of this issue is the Social Innovation and the cities role as response agents to emerging social challenges. It includes opinion articles from the European Commission expert, Liesbet de Letter, and the NESTA President, Geoff Mulgan.Click here to read it!

RE-GREEN Launch Seminar: the future of green economy in the cities
29-2-2012

RE-GREEN Launch Seminar: the future of green economy in the cities



The first public presentation of the RE-GREEN project - Regional Policies for Greening the Building Sector - joined in Lisbon about 50 participants from 9 European countries: Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Estonia, Romania, Slovenia, Poland, and Ireland. During the day, several topics were addressed within the Green Economy paradigm. Curt Garrigan, coordinator of UNEP-SBCI, presented us strong arguments for investing in the implementation of sustainable building measures in a context of economic crisis. He show us that the solution is to make green building an engine for the world...

Lisbon hosts the RE-GREEN launch seminar
1-2-2012

Lisbon hosts the RE-GREEN launch seminar



"Regional policies for greening the building sector" will be the theme of the RE-GREEN launch seminar that will take place in Lisbon on 28 February.Marking the beginning of a tree-year project, the seminar will feature different sessions focused on the Green Economy paradigm, the South American experience on sustainable construction, cases studies on green buildings policies and political perspectives on green policies. The event, organized by INTELI, the lead partner, will be attended by the European partners as well as internationally recognized specialists, such as Curt Garrigan,...

Greening the building sector
19-12-2011

Greening the building sector



The RE-GREEN project - "Towards Regional policies GREEN buildings", led by INTELI, was approved by the European Commission last December 16. Developed in partnership with nine European organizations, the project aims to improve regional development policies oriented to the promotion of "green regions". "Approximately 40% of the final energy consumption occurs in buildings," says Catarina Selada (Cities Area Coordinator at INTELI). Despite the urgent need to invest in reducing energy consumption and the greenhouse gases emissions, we must go beyond these measures. "We must promote, within...

INTELI at the International Conference “Creative Entrepreneurship for a Competitive Economy”, Estonia
13-10-2011

INTELI at the International Conference “Creative Entrepreneurship for a Competitive Economy”, Estonia



The International Conference "Creative Entrepreneurship for a Competitive Economy" will be held on 19-21 October 2011, in Tallin (Estonia), organised by "Enterprise Estonia", "Creative Estonia", the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Economics and Communications of Estonia. Tom Fleming, consultant, will moderate the event. The aim is to rethink the role and value of the creative economy in an era of European economic crisis, by focusing on the following topics: talents, creative artists, creative economy, creative infrastructures, creative cities and regions and creative leadership....

INTELI publishes Newsletter CitiesBrief 01
30-9-2011

INTELI publishes Newsletter CitiesBrief 01



It is already online the first number of the INTELI newsletter CitiesBrief. The aim of the newsletter is the publication of contents associated to the development of cities and regions. Culture and creativity, energy and mobility and social innovation are some of the topics debated. The main focus of CitiesBrief 01 is the Creative Economy in Lusophony. It includes an interview with one of the Directors of the Secretary of Creative Economy - Ministry of Culture - Brazil.   > Cities Brief 01      

INTELI at the RSA - Regional Studies Association Workshop
12-9-2011

INTELI at the RSA - Regional Studies Association Workshop



INTELI will participate in the workshop of the Creative Regions network of the RSA - Regional Studies Association - "Creative Industries in the Periphery". The event will take place in Poznán (Poland), in 21-22 September 2011. INTELI will present a communication on "Creativity-based Strategies in Small and Medium-sized Cities in Europe: The Case of Portugal". www.creative-regions.eu/second-seminar-poznan        

INTELI in the REDIGE Journal
30-8-2011

INTELI in the REDIGE Journal



INTELI published an article in the REDIGE Journal - Design, Innovation and Strategic Management [V. 2, N. 2 (2011)]. The article is designated "Creative-based Strategies in Small Cities: A Case Study Approach" and intends to contribute to the literature on the relation between small cities and the creative economy in Europe. It aims to identify some dimensions and variables that need to be considered when approaching the capability of these small territories to attract creative people and businesses, surpassing the metropolitan-biased approaches oriented to the context of...

INTELI in the “12th European Conference on Creativity and Innovation”
22-8-2011

INTELI in the “12th European Conference on Creativity and Innovation”



INTELI will participate in the "12th European Conference on Creativity and Innovation" that will take place in Faro (Portugal), in 14-17 September 2011. The conference intends to provide opportunities for learning experiences in collaboration to innovation. The specific objectives are: to approach any collaborative activity, discipline or performance that uses specific methods and tools to engage more diverse participants in the decision making process; to learn new ways to be creative together and to develop radical innovations; to use participants' talents as a means to...

Creative Brief 10 - Newsletter of the URBACT Creative Clusters Project
19-8-2011

Creative Brief 10 - Newsletter of the URBACT Creative Clusters Project



The 10th Newsletter of the Creative Clusters network was published! The objective of the Creative Clusters - "Creative Clusters in Low Density Urban Areas" project, supported by the URBACT Programme of the EU, is to promote the exchange of experiences and best practices and the proposal of policy recommendations and action plans related with creative clusters in low density urban areas. The starting assumption of the project is that creativity can act as a driving force for economic development of small and medium-sized urban centers and not only of big cities.  ...

INTELI in the Final Conference of INTERREG IVC CeRamICa Project
17-8-2011

INTELI in the Final Conference of INTERREG IVC CeRamICa Project



Are you interested in ceramics and traditional small crafts and in promoting the development of the local economy? Do you want to find out what are the main results of a project aiming to gather best practices and European knowledge on this issue? Have you ever thought of meeting partners interested in not only preserving but reviving the local cultural heritage to boost the local economy and ensure the creation of jobs? If yes, take part in the Final Conference of CeRamICa project which will be held in Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary on September 15, 2011. Visit...

INTELI in the 2011 ERSA Congress “New Challenges for European Regions and Urban Areas in a Globalised World”
29-7-2011

INTELI in the 2011 ERSA Congress “New Challenges for European Regions and Urban Areas in a Globalised World”



INTELI will participate in the 51st European Congress of the Regional Science Association International "New Challenges for European Regions and Urban Areas in a Globalised World" that will take place in 30th August-3rd September 2011 in Barcelona (Spain). Elisabete Tomaz, a PhD researcher at INTELI will present a communication in the special session "Creativity and Regional Development" under the theme "Creative-based Strategies in Small and Medium-sized Cities: some European Study Cases". More information: http://www.ersa.org/ersa-congress/ ERSA_Barcelona_presentation_2_Nov_ET_3.pdf...

Collaboration between INTELI and Creative Brazil Foundation
6-7-2011

Collaboration between INTELI and Creative Brazil Foundation



INTELI and the Creative Brazil Foundation (Aracaju, Brazil) signed last June 2011 a Cooperation Agreement in the area of creativity and innovation. The organisations intend to share information and knowledge and to develop joint projects on creative territorial development.      all news>  

INTELI publishes Creative-based Strategies in Small and Medium-sized Cities: Guidelines for Local Authorities
1-7-2011

INTELI publishes Creative-based Strategies in Small and Medium-sized Cities: Guidelines for Local Authorities



  In the framework of the URBACT Creative Clusters network, INTELI produced a document with political recommendations for the design and implementation of creative based strategies in small and medium-sized cities: Creative-based Strategies in Small and Medium-sized Cities: Guidelines for Local Authorities. The role of INTELI in the project was to develop knowledge and information to support decision-making processes. The objective of the URBACT Creative Clusters - "Creative Clusters in Low Density Urban Areas" project, supported by the URBACT Programme of the EU, was...

INTELI in the CITIES Final Conference - Creativity and Partnership for Cities’ Urban Regeneration
31-5-2011

INTELI in the CITIES Final Conference - Creativity and Partnership for Cities’ Urban Regeneration



INTELI will participate in the Final Conference of the CITIES project that will take place in Klaipeda (Lithuania) next June, 15. The conference aims to explore how creativity and partnership can be used in the regeneration of the European cities' urban spaces. The creation of local and international partnership networks is the essence of creative and cultural industries since it encourages the spread of innovation and productive collaboration and also brings together the key sectors of knowledge society: education, business, production and art. Partnership transforms competition into...


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