Highlights from a Day Trip in Lyon, France (2/3)

I seized the opportunity to pay a visit to TUBA, a co-working space devoted to developing and experimenting innovation projects for smart city. TUBA engages large enterprises, startups and the public to work together to innovate urban solutions especially by harnessing public, private and personal data.

TUBA is truly a role model as an innovation hub, project incubator and open data studio. The work culture and atmosphere are really comfortable and conducive to synergies. In TUBA, data is valued and plays a critical role in connecting project initiators, developers and users. Project initiators can work with experts, data scientists, fellow developers, etc in the hub in innovating using data, and test out new projects with the public. That also means the public can be actively engaged in co-building solutions to drive the smart city development as well.

Building a smart city needs the concerted effort by every city user. TUBA is a good inspiration on how.


一日飽覽里昂風光

遊覽里昂時我不忘抽空參觀TUBÀ,TUBÀ是里昂特別為開發智慧城市項目而設的共享工作中心及數據實驗室,透過共享和應用數據來創新和研發科技項目。TUBÀ把大型企業、初創公司和公眾連繫起來,讓他們在同一工作空間利用公營、私營和個人數據共同創新、發展和實驗智慧城市項目,讓里昂變得更聰明和有效率。

在TUBÀ的體驗讓我大開眼界,身兼創新科研實驗室、項目培育和數據開放中心,TUBÀ是個值得學習的楷模。共享空間讓工作文化和氣氛來得十分輕鬆舒服,對共同協作饒有助益。同時,數據在連結項目發起人、開發人員和使用者上起了關鍵作用,發起人不但可以和不同專家、數據科學家和研發人員共同合作,又能接觸公眾,讓其一起測試、實驗創新項目,如此大眾就能積極參與共同開發以智慧城市為目標的創科項目和解決方案。

建立智慧城市需要每個城市用戶的參與和努力,而TUBÀ即為此提供了一個極具參考意義的做法。

Eye-opening experience visiting the creative and design hub of Bangkok

Thanks to the promise to pay a courtesy visit, I’ve given myself a chance to visit this hidden pearl of creativity in Bangkok – Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC).  It is situated in the revitalized eighty-year-old building that once was the Bangkok General Post Office.  Ever since I stepped in the reception area, I found myself being immersed in the sea of innovation, creativity and knowledge.   It was really an amazing experience and very inspirational!  Would love to visit again and spend more time there.

For accommodation, we stayed at Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, for its central location in the city and value-for-money it could bring. This was the second time I stayed here. The club lounge was great – the food, the services. Special thanks to Ms. Dew for her kind help in making reservations for dinner and everything. Will stay again.


讓人眼界大開的泰國創意設計中心

答應要拜訪泰國的創意設計中心(Thailand Creative & Design Center,縮寫TCDC),讓我有機會發掘這個隱藏在曼谷的創意寶藏。TCDC位於一幢有八十年歷史的活化樓宇,前身是曼谷中央郵局。由踏入接待處開始,我彷如置身創意的海洋,中心展現了智慧、科技和創造力,充滿啟發性,值得再訪,下次還要多待點時間。

此行我們住在曼谷拉差阿帕森購物區萬麗酒店,酒店位於曼谷市中心,四通八達,而且這個價位能享有如此不錯的服務實在難得,這次也是我第二次入住了,餐廳為酒店加分,食物和服務一流。整個旅程要特別謝謝Ms. Dew的幫助,為我們預約晚膳和處理許多事,我會再訪的!