Author Archives: Andrea De-Martin

Building smart cities, one community at a time

This blog is the first in a series exploring the themes uncovered in our 2022 Smart communities report: The building blocks of smarter, more connected communities. The term ‘smart city’ often conjures up visions of sci-fi landscapes full of futuristic technology that seem far removed from our current reality. But in fact, smart cities are […]

Three building blocks to realising smart communities

Imagine you are driving to an important meeting. You receive an alert on your smartphone about an incident ahead and are prompted to take an alternate route to avoid it. Traffic light sensors connected to a centralised traffic management platform automatically adjust traffic lights to ease congestion and manage traffic flow. As you approach your […]

Ten tech startups set to join new Sunderland IoT and 5G accelerator

Ten early-stage technology companies have gained a place on an exciting new Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G accelerator programme, set to begin in Sunderland this month. Launched by Sunderland City Council, in partnership with global communications infrastructure provider BAI Communications (BAI) and leading tech sector support organisation Sunderland Software City (SSC), the programme combines […]