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FinEst Seminar “Towards Autonomous and Sustainable Centre for Smart Cities”, October 3.

Date: October 3, 2022​
Location: Tallinn University of Technology, Mektory (Raja 15). Innovation HUB
Time: 14.00 – 17.30 Tallinn time (EEST)
Followed by Consortium Dinner 19.00-22.00 in the Tallinn City Centre

The next FinEst Seminar on research and innovation progress and plans takes place in the afternoon of Oct 3 in Tallinn, jointly with representatives from the European Commission.

During this seminar, we will share the progress in terms of research, innovation and institutional setup. Also we will open up a discussion on future plans in terms of research, innovation and institutional setup.


If you are interested to join, please pre-register latest on 26.09.2022. Please note that there are limited seats available.


14:00 Registration and Coffee

14:30 Opening Session

  • Intro to teaming and widening Programme within European Commission

    • European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, Tiit Jürimäe

    • European Commission, Research Executive Agency, Federica Roffi

  • Greetings from the Estonian Government

    • Ministry of Education and Research, Toomas Murulo

    • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Johann Peetre, tbc

  • Progress update regarding Autonomy, Sustainability and Impact

    • Aalto University, Marko Nieminen

    • TalTech, FinEst Centre for Smart Cities, Ralf-Martin Soe


15:15 Highlights in Smart City Research & Innovation I  

  • Progress of Research Streams and Smart City Pilots:

    • Smart Energy Stream: Jarek Kurnitski TalTech/Aalto.

    • Smart Mobility Stream: Claudio Roncoli, Aalto.

    • Built Environment Stream & Green Twins project: Aija Staffans, Aalto

    • Urban Analytics and Data Stream, Kary Främling, Aalto

  • Planning the future Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (Kalle Toiskallio, Aalto)

16:00 Coffee Break

16:15 Highlights in Smart City Research and Innovation 2  


17:15-17:30 Concluding words by the Steering Committee (Maarja Kruusmaa, TalTech)


19:00-22:00 Consortium Dinner (location tbc)

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