July 4, 2016

Summer 2016

June has been another exciting month for the clean energy sector in MENA. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority announced Masdar-led consortium comprising Spanish firms, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and Gransolar Group won the contract for the 800 MW pha...

An East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, or EACREEE, has been launched at Makerere University in Uganda to address energy issues faced by the five East African Community nations of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

It joins the Globa...


Transformative, global forces that define the future world with their far reaching impact on business, societies and people

Key Megatrends:

  1. FinTech taking a huge leap - crypto currencies

  2. Robots

  3. Sensory devi...

May 6, 2016



The Road to a knowledge based Smart Economy:

  • Collaboration between public and private sector: Represent -> Regulate -> Develop

  • Leverage diversified intellectual capability in the city

  • Establish a task force to implement the initiatives

  • Setup open...

March 9, 2016


Governments, businesses, and economists have all been caught off guard by the geopolitical shifts that happened with the crash of oil prices and the slowdown of China’s economy. Most believe that the price of oil will recover and that China will continue its rise. The...

January 10, 2016


Intelligent Mobility: How we utilise a combination of systems thinking, technology and data across the transport network to inform decision making and enable behavioural change



  • Cleaner - Transport, Energy Intensity and Carbon Uses

  • Healthier - Walking and...

January 7, 2016

Dubai is taking Expo 2020 very seriously. With all the planned mammoth developments, Dubai is setting the stage for a unique global gathering. This image by Ventures On Site clearly shows the projects being worked on. Where lies your interest?



December 20, 2015


“Livability” of an urban center that is sustainable over a long period is what defines a true “Smart City”


There are many “policy” level implications to make it all possible though eGovernance, and Internet of Things plays a very important role in making a city smart....

December 20, 2015



What has to happen to make a good city? Or a great one?

How can we urbanise while maintaining harmony – socially, economically and environmentally?

How do we balance short- term needs with long-term demands?

How do we ensure that we can go on building cities, while reta...

December 20, 2015

From the end of 2004, worldwide renewable energy capacity grew at rates of 10–60% annually for many technologies. For wind power and many other renewable technologies, growth accelerated in 2009 relative to the previous four years. More wind power capacity was added du...

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