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Marc Van Steyvoort
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Marc Van Steyvoort
Co-Founder at LABCITIES

Cool Vendors have to offer something compelling that either shifts or disrupts the market or brings a necessary solution to the market

Marc Van Steyvoort
4 days ago
Marc Van Steyvoort
Co-Founder at LABCITIES

What makes a smart city "smart"? It's a question that many entrepreneurs, enterprise executives and civic leaders are asking themselves today, but the answer can take many forms.

Marc Van Steyvoort
2 weeks ago
Marc Van Steyvoort
Co-Founder at LABCITIES

Pictet AM has repositioned the Pictet High Dividend Selection Fund (HDS) Ucits to focus on investments in companies developing the ‘cities of tomorrow’

Launched in 2010, the HDS focused on companies that were able to sustainably distribute high dividends, according to the fund factsheet. As of 24 August, the HDS was been renamed the Pictet Smart City Fund.

The revamped fund’s objective is “long-term capital growth by investing in companies around the world that are helping to develop the cities of tomorrow”, according to a Pictet statement.

Marc Van Steyvoort
2 weeks ago
Marc Van Steyvoort
Co-Founder at LABCITIES

Liverpool City Council has partnered with Mastercard to collaborate on the latter's City Possible program, a global initiative that encourages cities and businesses to create and scale solutions to urban problems.

The two partners will research, develop, and implement new solutions and best practices for the Sydney suburb, which they said has a population currently standing at 216,000 and is growing by 100 people each week.

Marc Van Steyvoort
2 weeks ago
Marc Van Steyvoort
Co-Founder at LABCITIES

If you’re not paying for it, you’re the product. The phrase was coined in the 1970s to talk about television advertising, but has since become the internet’s whole business model: we get nice services, for free or for very little, and in return, our attention is sold to advertisers.

But what if that logic dominated everyday life? With the rise of the smart city, it’s becoming a reality. And local authorities should be both upfront and cautious about the risks.

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