Project portfolio

Developing Science Quarters in European cities

Urban IQ is the lead expert of REDIS, a network of 8 European cities that share the ambition to create a science quarter in their city.Read more…

San Sebastian: creating a cluster of medical technology

Urban IQ is expert in the Tecforlife project, which is aimed at creating a new research driven cluster on assistive technologies in San Sebastian.Read more…

International comparative study: ‘Developing locations in the knowledge economy’

A key question to be addressed in this study is how to create or promote successful locations/areas for the knowledge based economy.Read more…

Cities and climate change: impacts on the urban economy

Cities try to protect themselves against possible implications of climate change. Especially for Dutch cities, this is a key issue: a large part of The Netherlands is located below sea level.
The city of Rotterdam wants to be a front runner in adaptation. It put in place a number of progressive policies, and it hopes to reap economic benefits from this. Will Rotterdam become the 'place to be' for innovative companies that are frontrunners in climate adaption?Read more…

Prospering Cities in the knowledge economy: The KnowCities Project

How can cities develop their knowledge economy, and what can they learn from each other? These are the key questions of the KnowCities project, an EU-sponsored Interreg project that unities 11 partners along the Atlantic Arc: Aviles, Brest, Cardiff, Coimbra, Donegal, Dos Hermanas, Gijon, Lorient, San Sebastian, Sevilla, and Vannes.

Check this interactive map to see the partner cities, reports, and studies.Read more…

EUniversities

UrbanIQ is lead expert in EUniversities, a network of cities that want to learn from each other how to create effective city-university partnerships. Currently, the partnership has five members: Delft (lead partner), Aachen, Aalborg, Lublin, and Varna. In the coming months, the partnership will be expanded to a maximum of 12 partners. The network is part of the URBACT-programme. See urbact websiteRead more…

Promoting innovation at Skolkovo, Moscow: learning from the best in class

The Skolkovo Foundation in Moscow is developing a highly ambitious new science&innovation city near Moscow. It is to become the key innovative hotspot of Russia, with a concentration of intellectual capital, high-tech firms, startups and research that should generate new ideas, technologies, products and concepts. UrbanIQ is hired by Erasmus University to help realize this ambition.Read more…

Developing "Urban Industry" in Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany's main dynamic port city, is ambitious. In the last decade, it has developed a former port area into a new part of the city, HafenCity. It is Europe's largest regeneration site, and in the coming years, the project will be completed. The redevelopment is very innovative, with great examples of user-led urban development, and lots of attention for quality of public space and public life.Read more…