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FinEst Centre for Smart Cities is presenting in the European Week of Regions and Cities 2022 – registration is open!


FinEst Centre for Smart Cities workshop „Smart Cities and Regions - Facilitating Pilots“ is live on 12. October from 16:30 – 18:00 (Brussels time) in #EURegionsWeek!


This workshop is focusing on how to facilitate cross-border Research and Innovation Pilots in European municipalities. In this session, we aim to provide hands-on tools and methods on how local governments can transform themselves into living labs open to experimentation with novel technologies. The pilots themselves can be small and agile with very limited resources or then can be scaled up to large scale and research-intensive ones.




Two city representatives from Estonia will introduce their ongoing pilot projects!

  • Urmas Klaas, Major of Tartu

  • Mart Võrklaev, Member of Municipal Council, Rae Municipality, 


We will proactively invite participants to fill in polls and raise questioners and discuss about presented topics.

The session is moderated by FinEst Centre for Smart Cities Founding Director Ralf-Martin Soe


The European Week of Regions and Cities is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy. It has grown to become a unique communication and networking platform, bringing together regions and cities from all over Europe, including politicians, administrators, experts and academics. Over the last 19 years, it has done much to promote policy learning and the exchange of good practice.

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