Concluding meeting JSTP Smart Energy in Smart Cities

20 December 2018

What counts as smart in the Netherlands is not necessarily smart in China. The sustainable development of urban areas in the Netherlands and China exhibits many similarities. This applies not just to the challenges but also to the smart solutions in terms of innovative technologies. Nevertheless, there are also differences, certainly with respect to sociodemographic factors. This conclusion was shared by researchers who have worked in the Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme (JSTP) – Smart Energy in Smart Cities. They presented their research during the concluding meeting on 26 November in Stadskasteel Oudaen, Utrecht.

At the closing meeting, researchers from the five funded JSTP Smart Energy in Smart Cities projects came together to share their research results and to reflect on their experiences over the past three years.

For this JSTP programme the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and NWO worked together with the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MoST), the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (MoE), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).

Source: NWO