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nk-1Nicos Komninos is a researcher and author among the founders of the intelligent (smart) city paradigm.  He published the trilogy “Intelligent Cities: Innovation, knowledge systems and digital spaces” (Routledge 2002), “Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks” (Routledge 2008), and “The Age of Intelligent Cities: Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies” (Routledge 2014), and guest-edited five special issues on smart cities: “Intelligent Clusters, Communities and Cities: Enhancing innovation with virtual environments and embedded systems”, International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, Vol. 1.4, 2009; “Smart Applications for Smart Cities”, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, Vol. 2012.3; “Smart Cities and the Future Internet in Europe”, Journal of the Knowledge Economy, Vol.4.2, 2013 ; “Intelligent Environments and Planning for Urban Renewal”, Sustainability, 8, 2016; and “Smart Cities and Cloud Computing”, Journal of Smart Cities, Vol. 2.1, 2016 .

He holds a master’s degree of Architecture-Engineering from the Aristotle University, post-graduate studies in Semantics with A. J. Greimas, and a PhD from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales (EHESS Paris) under the supervision of P.H. Chombart de Lauwe. He is professor emeritus at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and taught courses on “Intelligent Cities: Architectures and Strategies”, “Design and Development of Software Applications for Smart Cities”, “Strategic Planning for Urban Development”, and “Learning Regions: Innovation and Regional Development in Europe”. Currently he is CEO of Intelspace Innovation Technologies SA, a company doing research on technologies and applications for smart cities.

He is the founder of URENIO Research and has coordinated more than  one hundred research projects under the European research and territorial development programmes (H2020, FP, CIP, LDV, Interreg, SEE, MED). He has been honoured with the Excellence and Innovation Award of Aristotle University for achievements in competitive research. Alongside to research he took part in the development of smart cities, technology parks, and innovation strategies in most EU countries; in UN activities for innovation in developing countries; in the group of experts for drafting the OECD Innovation Strategy; in evaluation of research in the EU, Nordic countries, Asia and New Zealand; and in research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3) and digital growth strategies across many regions of Europe.

His research interests are in two interrelated areas (1) intelligent / smart cities: formation and evolution of smart ecosystems; structure and ontologies of connected intelligence; smart city strategy and governance, design and development of applications for growth, safety, and sustainability; and (2) innovation systems and strategies: cyber-physical systems of innovation; data intelligence and co-creation; innovation over platforms; innovation strategies for smart specialisation; software applications for innovation strategy; assessment of innovation performance.

He has authored about 170 papers, including twelve books, on urban and regional planning, innovation territories and strategies, intelligent and smart cities. He is associate editor and member of the editorial board in twelve academic journals and co-editor of Elsevier’s new book series on smart cities.
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Intelspace Innovation Technologies SA
Balkan Center – Building C
10th km Thessaloniki – Thermi
57001 Thermi Greece
Phone: +30 2310 028615
Email: komninos@urenio.org