9 June in detail
10:00-10:15 CEST: Opening keynote by Kadri Simson - European Commissioner for Energy, European Commission
10:15-11:30 CEST: Plenary 1: Achieving zero pollution the smart way: Smart Cities and Communities as frontrunners
This interactive online plenary will have a closer look at the environment policy related lead theme of the EU Green Week: zero pollution – and how Smart Cities and Communities in Europe can help achieving it. The EU Action Plan toward a Zero Pollution Ambition as a key action of the European Green Deal aims at toxic-free environment across the EU, entailing many measures, which need to fall into place. Here, there is a natural link between city targets - 100% climate neutral, 100% circular and 100% liveable - reinforcing each other. In the post-COVID 19 recovery scenario this would also embrace rebuilding a more sustainable EU economy, creating job opportunities, and reducing social inequalities. Smart Cities & Communities are in a strong position to play their full part in achieving the ambitious goals of both the Green Deal and above-mentioned actions.
Moderator: Jennifer Lenhart, Global Lead for Cities, WWF
|Eero Ailio||Adviser for Energy transition and local governance, Directorate B – Just Transition, Consumers, Energy Efficiency and Innovation, DG Energy, European Commission|
|Ana Oregi||Deputy Mayor and Delegate Councilor of the Department of Territory and Climate Action, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain|
|Gabriel Pleșa||Mayor of Alba Iulia, Romania|
|Claire Roumet||Director of Energy Cities|
|Susan Goeransson||Director, Head of Infrastructure Europe, Sustainable Infrastructure Group, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)|
|Katrine Krogh Andersen||
Dean of Research at the Technical University of Denmark, former board member of the Research Council of Norway, participant to the EIT Urban Mobility KIC and EIT Climate KIC
11:30-11:45 CEST: Coffee Break with live interviews and interactive content
11:45-13:00 CEST: Plenary 2: A European way to [Climate Neutral] Smart Cities: Will it work?
What are smart cities? A smart city is a place where traditional networks and services are made more efficient with the use of digital and telecommunication technologies for the benefit of its inhabitants and business. A smart city makes use of digital technologies for better resource use and less emissions. It means smarter urban transport networks, upgraded water supply and waste disposal facilities and more efficient ways to light and heat buildings. It also means a more interactive and responsive city administration, safer public spaces and meeting the needs of an ageing population. The European approach to Smart City developments, as for example illustrated by Living-in.eu and the Smart Cities and Communities, differs from ways taken elsewhere in regard to especially the citizen-centric approach and the commitment to a value-driven implementation steered by local governments. This session will discuss the benefits and challenges that a European way to [Climate Neutral] Smart Cities brings to businesses, urban innovation systems and cities at large.
Moderator: Stefan Haenen, Prospex Institue vzw
|Eddy Hartog||Head of Unit Technologies for Smart Communities, DG Connect, European Commission|
|Kari Nessa Nordtun||Mayor of Stavanger, Norway|
|Business Development Manager at Helen|
|Joachim D’Eugenio||Senior Expert and Policy Assistant, DG Environment, European Commission|
13:00-14:00 CEST: Lunch Break with live interviews and networking speed-dating
13:00-16:15 CEST: Smart Cities Marketplace Matchmaking activities
13:00-16:15 CEST: Explore Zone: Meet our exhibitors
14:00-15:00 CEST: Parallel session 1: Collaboration and Innovation amongst the Smaller EU Cities
The largest share of Europe’s population lives in small and medium-sized cities. This session wants to highlight the particular challenges these cities experience when preparing and executing smart city plans in the field of digital transformation, explore potential solutions and define concrete actions for follow-up under the umbrella of the Smart Cities Marketplace.
The session focuses on the following questions:
1. CHALLENGES: What are the particular challenging points that smaller cities face? How are they addressing this themselves? And what can other parties in particular help with?
2. SOLUTIONS: How can smaller cities move forward together, at pace, and deliver practical common solutions for that market? Indeed, potentially aggregate needs and volumes? Where could smaller cities innovate “design for small and scale to big”?
3. ACTIONS: What is most needed to make that so?
Moderator: Trevor Gibson
|Trevor Gibson||Facilitator Initiative Lead, Opportunity Peterborough|
|Annelie Zapfe||State Chancellery of Thuringia and Coordinator of the Small and Medium Sized Cities Initiative|
|Niall McCarthy||CEO of Crust Technology|
Head of Infrastructure Equity, Europe and North America with the Smart City Infrastructure Fund)
|Frédéric Boyer||Secretariat Covenant of Mayors|
14:00-15:00 CEST: Parallel session 2: Digital twins are dead! Long live the digital twin
Digital twins are a hot topic. But what exactly are they and what not. Urban or city digital twins are a virtual representation of a city's physical assets, using data, data analytics and machine learning to build simulation models that can be updated and changed (real-time) as their physical equivalents change. Today, cities invest in digital twins for specific elements, such as garbage collection or traffic management. Some of the larger buildings might have a digital twin for their control. Setting up digital twins is resource intensive, so it is important to think about what they should do for your city today and tomorrow, which aspects should be included and what time-frame for engagement is to be considered. Having scattered digital twins is not necessarily wrong, but it is important that they will serve a future more advanced and inclusive twin and hence are designed with the interaction and interoperability options fitting that future digital twin structure. This session will dive into examples of multidisciplinary digital twins. attention is paid on how they are set-up, what they can deliver and how this supports the transition to a sustainable, energy and resource efficient future city. No diving into the mathematical models, but attention to what such applications will add to the transition of our cities.
Moderator: Leen Peeters, Coordinator of EU Bridge Taskforce on LEC, Smart Cities Marketplace consortium & owner of Th!nk E & Han Vandevyvere, Project coordinator Smart Cities Marketplace & senior researcher at EnergyVille, VITO
|Andrea Halmos||Policy Officer, DG Connect, European Commission|
|Dr. Sumit D. Chowdhury||Chairman Gaia Smart Cities, India|
Dr. habil. Anna Gawlikowska
|COO at Swiss AI AG, Switzerland|
15:00-15:15 CEST: Coffee Break with live interviews and interactive content
15:15-16:15 CEST: Parallel session 3: Clean Mobility: From ambition to implementation
This session will answer the question how CIVITAS and the Marketplace best support the large scale rollout of Smart Mobility and discuss how the rollout of zero emission logistics can be *fast tracked* through work undertaken in CIVITAS and the smart city community. What barriers do cities face when deploying new mobility solutions (electric vehicles and the grid) and how can these barriers be overcome? Since the launch of CIVITAS in 2002 and the establishment of the EIP-SCC (now the Smart Cities Marketplace) in 2012, cities, academics, business and citizens all over Europe have tested — and proven — hundreds of mobility solutions all contributing to cleaner and more sustainable urban areas. Cities and communities of all sizes can benefit from these experiences and can find a wealth of solutions - and guides to incorporate them into their urban environment through CIVITAS and the Smart Cities Marketplace.
Moderator: Arnor van Leemputten, R&D Engineer and consortium member of the Smart Cities Marketplace, Th!nk E
|Dr. Maria Xylia||Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)|
|Paul Fenton||Project Manager, City of Stockholm|
|Reggie Tricker||Sustainable Mobility Officer, ICLEI Europe|
Urban Foresight, Head of Electric Mobility
15:15-16:15 CEST: Parallel session 4: Stories of Collaboration and Replication
Showcasing the experience of the first wave of the H2020 SCC1 project family, highlighting and presenting their outcomes, especially the ones finishing in 2021, as a lead up to the common joint event and then the "younger" projects reflecting, reacting on that and providing their experience and input.
Each project will have a “topical” question, drawing the line from the replicate session, to the GA, to the Lyon common event.
Moderator: Katharina Faradsch, General Consultant and Researcher, Prospex Institute vzw
Nathan Pierce, London GOV
|Maxime Valentin, SPL Lyon||Smarter Together|
Elisabeth Jorge, San Sebastian
Francisco Rodriguez, Tecnalia
Lisa Enarsson, Stockholm
Trinidad Fernandez, Fraunhofer
Joao Formiga, representing the city of Evora
16:15-16:30 CEST: Goodbye and outlook on second Forum day
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