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November 06, 2018

Bar-Ilan Center for Smart Cities in Barcelona

The centre is expanding globally. Creating a worldwide network of centres, Bar-Ilan centre is looking for partners, such as universities, local governments, solution providers, etc.

Barcelona Smart Cities Expo World Congress is an annual event that brings together hundreds of global influencers and innovators to share knowledge, debate the challenges faced by cities, encourage out of the box thinking and inspire a worldwide call for action in order to develop smarter and more sustainable cities. Bar Ilan Centre for Smart Cities participated in the event this year and discussed possible collaborations with leading global players.   

November 03, 2018

accelerator open

Tell people more about this item. What's it about and what makes it interesting? Give people the info they A new cycle of the centre's accelerator program started. More than 70 candidates competed for 28 places in the eight-month program. The program is led by a business school faculty member, and each team is supported by two very experienced mentors. The participants use the centre's beautiful co-working space and other facilities. They are encouraged to collaborate with other members of the ecosystem, both internal and external. 

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September 17, 2018

European Scientists Night


European Researchers' night events take place simultaneously, every year, in Europe and neighbouring countries. The 2018 events took place in September and the central theme was the future of humanity in 2050. The centre for smart cities presented late developments and demonstrated the use of technology in solving urban challenges. A joint painting was created by the participants. An urban artist led the joint work, and the result was a mural depicting a futuristic city.  

In 2017 all the events will take place – simultaneously- on Friday 29 September*, in over 300 cities across Europe and in neighbouring countries. Find an event near you on the map below. 

May 15, 2018

Mayors' Meeting at Bar-Ilan

Bar-Ilan university's 140-acre campus is surrounded by seven cities and municipalities, representing about 750,000 citizens. 


A meeting of the mayors and other officials of the seven cities was held at Bar-Ilan Centre for Smart Cities. Bar-Ilan's VP for Research, Prof. Arie Zaban and the centre's director, Dr. Eyal Yaniv presented the centre's mission and vision. The seven mayors presented their strategy for making their cities smarter. Directions for joint efforts were discussed. The participants acknowledged the role of the centre as a leading actor in the smart cities ecosystem that can help the cities to become smarter.   a


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