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.
City level: How to initiate, manage and scale agile pilots in your city based on the model of Forum Virium Helsinki, Innovation Company of the City of Helsinki.
Anne-Mari Sandell, Forum Virium Helsinki. See: https://forumvirium.fi/en/projects/the-pocket-book-for-agile-piloting
Country level: How to initiate large-scale smart city pilots in several cities in your country. The model of FinEst Centre for Smart Cities.
Külle Tärnov, FinEst Centre for Smart Cities. See: https://www.finestcentre.eu/pilotingprogrammes
EU level: How to initiate, manage and scale pan-European pilots targeting climate-neutrality with teaming of cities. The model of NetZeroCities.
Joanna Kiernicka-Allavena, Climate KIC. See https://netzerocities.eu/call-for-pilot-cities
Global level: How to initiate global peope-centred smart city pilots. The model of UN-Habitat.
Namrata Mehta, UN-Habitat. See: https://climatesmart.citieschallenge.org
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.
More information about the event: https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/