INNOVATION SYSTEMS OF SMART CITIES: International Practices and Policy Implications

13 June 2019


Seminar Description


Smart cities can significantly improve our quality of life and create economic opportunities, by collecting and using a vast amount of data to manage diverse assets and resources efficiently. The development of smart cities thus requires a new mode of open, dynamic innovation involving close coordination and collaboration among multiple stakeholders with different backgrounds and expertise. The convergence of new, disruptive technologies not only results in fundamental transformation of our current innovation systems, but also increases concerns regarding privacy, cyber security, and public safety.

This seminar aims to address these various opportunities and challenges associated with smart cities and relevant policy implications. Two international scholars are invited to share their recent studies on innovation systems of smart cities in China, Japan, Korea, and the United States.



About the speaker


Masaru YARIME is Associate Professor at the Division of Public Policy in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He also has appointments as Honorary Reader at the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy in University College London and Visiting Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy in the University of Tokyo. He has been awarded Abe Fellowship by the U.S. Social Science Research Council. His research interests center around science, technology, and innovation policy for energy, environment, and sustainability.


Junseok HWANG is a tenured full professor for Technology Management, Economics and Policy Program at Seoul National University in Korea. He is also the director of the International IT Policy Program (ITPP) and chairman of the Green Smart Development Vision (GSDV) conference. His interdisciplinary research spans information science and technology policy, network economics, performance efficiency and creativity modelling.



Seminar programme


4.30pm        Registration and refreshments

5.00pm        Seminar begins

6.00pm        Networking and close



Location: Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, 17 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0FS



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