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The Bells Invite - Nominations Deadline Extended
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
We continue to put out the call for nominations for the 2016 Intelligent Community of the Year and you continue to respond. We like to think of the nomination process as a digital bell, ringing through each of your villages, towns, cities and regions to remind you to stop, assess your labors and story, and to tell it to the rest of the world on a global stage. Thank you to the many who have submitted their nominations so far. There are so   read full article >>
Intelligent Community Forum Launches New Connected Countryside Crowd-funding Campaign to Benefit Rural Communities Around the Globe
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) today announced the launch of a crowd-funding campaign for its New   read full article >>
European Migrants: Problem or Opportunity?
Monday, September 14, 2015
Every day now, the migrants flow north by the thousands from the arc of chaos on the   read full article >>
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Tallinn, Estonia (2013)
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

clientuploads/Images/Tallinn-Turrets_140.jpgWhen the financial crisis came, it hit Estonia and its principal city of Tallinn very hard.  Several thousand companies went bankrupt and layoffs, particularly of the low-skilled, rose into the tens of thousands. Yet beneath the froth, Tallinn has put into place the foundations of ICT-based growth that is generating a strong comeback.  From 2007 to 2011, Tallinn Technical University doubled participation in lifelong learning programs.  The city is expanding public access computer sites and training programs for the disconnected, while a public-private project called EstWin will extend 100 Mbps broadband throughout Estonia by 2015.  Europe’s first gaming accelerator opened in Tallinn this year, and its Ülemiste City industrial estate is expanding 50% to house 250 companies, making it the Baltics’ biggest knowledge-based development.


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The New Connected Countryside Fundraising Event
Date: September 29 - November 28, 2015
The New Connected Countryside Today, the countryside is under rising pressure If you live in a More>>
Keynote on the Broadband Economy of Riverside County
Date: October 13, 2015
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
ICF co-founder Robert Bell will be delivering a keynote on "The Broadband Economy of Riverside More>>
Silicon Harlem Tech Conference
Date: October 16, 2015
ICF Co-Founder Lou Zacharilla will be participating in the Silicon Harlem Tech Conference on More>>
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IT Home Weekly Interview: Robert Bell, Co-Founder, Intelligent Community Forum
Taiwanese magazine IT Home Weekly has published an interview with ICF co-founder Robert Bell. Click here to view the full interview in Mandarin. Below is an English translation of the interview questions and answers.
Smarter Cities and Savvy Citizens Make Living Seamless
How smart is your city? If you’re a resident of Surrey, BC, you’ve already got reason to be proud, with the fastest-growing city in the province being recognized recently by a New York-based think tank as one of
ICF Board Meets, Launches New Project
Meeting on Toronto on June 9, the Intelligent Community Forum’s Board considered a new project to benefit its member communities around the world. The Connections program develops links between members, who provide
What Australia Can Learn about E-Government from Estonia
Tucked up in the north east of Europe against the Russian border is the Republic of Estonia. Geographically it is one of the Baltic states with Latvia and Lithuania, but its cultural heritage is strongly Nordic, influenced
Sustainability - The New Intelligent Community Indicator
ICF's 2016 Awards will be based in part on environmental sustainability. We piloted a sustainability criteria last year and the results convinced us it was time to bring environmental issues into our evaluation of
Dutch Technology Week 2015
The fourth annual Dutch Technology Week will take place in Brainport Eindhoven, The Netherlands from May 31st through June 6th. Read more at dutchtechnologyweek.com (Dutch) or dutchtechnologyweek.com/en (English).

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