Napi.hu writes about a research conducted by Eib.org, focusing on the level on which European Union members make use of smart applications, illustrating the findings on maps. The Hungarian capital city is somewhere on the middle ground.
The European Investment Bank’s smart region ranking focuses on smart city investment in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The factors taken into consideration are smart living, smart society, smart governing, smart mobility and smart surroundings.
In the Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European region, Estonia and Slovenia are evidently the ‘smartest’ regions, followed closely by the Czech Republic, Latvia and Lithuania.
If we take a look at Hungary’s average scores, the Central European country places somewhere along the middle of the ranking,
ahead of Poland and Slovakia. Still, if the whole of the EU is considered, Hungary is lagging far behind in ‘smartness’.
On an EU scale, even Slovenia and Estonia are far behind the western countries, performing below average. This ranking is led by the Scandinavian countries, the Netherlands, Belgium and Southern Germany.Smart lodging: Europe’s first smart-phone managed hotel opened in Budapest a few months ago
The following charts show the results in different categories:
maps: Miroslav Kollar, Rocco Bubbico, Nicolas Arsalides/EIB
Source: napi.hu, eib.org