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Areas of application of smart city technologies - mobility

Author: Dimitar Hristov

Smart city applications can improve some key quality-of-life indicators in the cities by 10 to 30 percent.

Smart cities growing quickly as the Internet of Things (IoT) expands and impacts municipal services around the globe. The smart city industry is projected to be a $400 billion market by 2020, with 600 cities worldwide. These cities are expected to generate 60% of the world's GDP by 2025, according to McKinsey research.

At the end of 2019, the Cluster Sofia Knowledge City finalized its Sofia smart city strategy and presented the results of the market study on smart city technologies. 

Smart City, Smarter management

Following the policy of representing good practices and the knowledge-based approaches in regards to the smart city concept here, we present a resume of a doctoral study of Tara Alshahadeh, who holds an MBA from Aydin University. As a Knowledge cluster, we see in this work very useful ideas and a platform for a system approach in the smart cities' project management. 

What is a smart city project?

A project is considered smarter when it’s associated with a higher number of smart city main dimensions which are economy, people, governance, environment, mobility, and living. Each dimension represents a particular aspect of the city where a smart project aims to achieve smart goals in efficiency, sustainability, and high quality of life.[1] 

Creative economy and MediaMotor Europe

MediaMotor Europe Project team

In the global economy and in this stage of the development of the knowledge economy, every business must be creative and innovative. It must have the capacity to create content relevant to consumers, clients, and partners, to generate ideas, to implement technological and product innovations, to share them using not only its natural imagination and creativeness but also the achievements of artificial intelligence and the huge capacity of the hardware for processing big data and IoT.

MediaMotor Europe Innovation Hub in Sofia

Dimitar Hristov, Executive Director, Cluster Sofia Knowledge City


At the beginning of 2020 started the implementation of MediaMotorEurope, an international project, funded under Horizon 2020. Bulgaria participates in it through the Cluster Sofia Knowledge City. MediaMotor Europe aims to nurture high-potential European deep-tech innovators, solving today’s most prominent media industry challenges and support them in building media solutions for tomorrow.

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