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FinEst Centre for Smart Cities


What is FinEst Centre for Smart Cities?

FinEst Centre for Smart Cities is an innovation and research excellence community based in Tallinn, Estonia. This project has received funding from two grants: the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, under the grant agreement No. 856602, and the European Regional Development Fund, co-funded by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, under grant agreement No. 2014-2020.4.01.20-0289.

Built Environment

Urban Analytics
& Data

Smart Energy

Smart City Governance

Research Streams

Smart Mobility

Smart Mobility

Recent news

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Bridging the gap between research and implementation: Smart Cities Demo Day unveils novel solutions 

On an exciting day filled with insightful presentations and engaging discussions, FinEst Centre's first batch of pilot projects gathered to present their novel smart city solutions. "Let me remind us about the definition of the smart city: 'A smart city goes beyond the use of digital technologies for better resource use and less emissions. It means smarter urban transport networks, upgraded water supply and waste disposal facilities and more efficient ways to light and heat buildings. It also means a more interactive and responsive city administration, safer public spaces and meeting the needs of an ageing population."

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Estonian researchers developed an open-source platform for efficient energy flow management

Researchers from FinEst Centre for Smart Cities and TalTech have created a groundbreaking platform that revolutionizes energy management. By enabling the utilization of energy storage and control systems instead of relying solely on the power grid, this platform allows for optimized consumption profiles, efficient resource management, and the flexibility to respond swiftly to crises.

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Exploring Indian women's inclusion in smart mobility

The core objective of Pauline's thesis is to examine the transformative impact of digitalization and ride-hailing apps on the daily (mobility) patterns of women, specifically within the context of Indian cities. India is a unique and dynamic setting to observe the rise of digital practices.

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