Join OASC 3rd Wave Launch in Barcelona

OASC Secretariat

Nov 13, 2015


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OASC_LOGO_BLACK_FINALMeet the new OASC cities from England, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and take part in the many interactive sessions to learn about the city-driven initiative to create a global smart city market based on simple, open standards at the Smart City Expo

Brussels, 13.11.2015 – Next week, the global Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) initiative is welcoming new cities from England, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as from existing OASC country networks. They have all signed the OASC Letter of Intent to drive global smart city development based on city needs by implementing three simple standard mechanisms. This brings the total of OASC cities above 70 cities, representing 15 country networks worldwide.

UK hosts launch event

The launch event itself is on November 18, 09.00–09.50 am CET, at the UK pavilion at the Smart City Expo, Gran Via, hosted by the Future Cities Catapult.

The launch panel speakers will include representatives of the Future Cities Catapult, OASC leadership, the European Commission and cities joining in the 3rd wave. After some introductory remarks, the floor will be open for an interactive Q&A session with the audience.

Apart from the launch, there are many opportunities to meet and engage with the OASC community and leadership. Below is a list of key sessions during the Smart City Expo. You can also meet representatives from OASC cities in many of the other panels.

Looking ahead: Conference, Strategy Forum

The focus of the OASC Task Force is to support the needs of the cities who are already working with the OASC mechanisms, and to inform those who are looking to assess the added value of joining the initiative.

In concrete terms, the Task Force prioritises network support through events and online resources, and technical development through working groups. The network support is targeting topics like technical issues and financing strategies.

The next big public OASC event is the Connected Smart Cities Conference on January 21, 2016, in Brussels. Here, the OASC community convenes for a full day of inspiration, learning and networking at an event which is produced in partnership with key stakeholders in the global and European smart cities landscape.

The conference is scheduled back-to-back with the EUROCITIES Knowledge Society Forum and other events, essentially creating a “European smart city week”, so save the week of January 18–22, 2016.

The Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative, born global, driven by its national networks of cities—through the OASC Task Force and Secretariat—is related to the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities and to DG CONNECT Net Futures of the European Commission, including Experimental Platforms, FIWARE, and the Alliance for IoT Innovation (AIOTI).

Open & Agile Smart Cities – Smart City Expo World Congress – all times CET

Tuesday, November 17

11.45–13.00: Juanjo Hierro, OASC Task ForceTE 41 Innovative platforms for multi-stakeholder processes to foster sustainable cities (Room 4).

Wednesday, November 18

09.00–09.50: OASC 3rd Wave Launch – UK Pavilion (Expo Area).

11.30–12.45: Martin Brynskov, OASC ChairSO 63 Raising resources and creating platforms to develop more equitable cities (Room 6).

Thursday, November 19

11.30–12.45: Jarmo Eskelinen & Catherine Mulligan, OASC Task ForceGO 36 City standards and indicators spreading smart cities (Room 3).