Pack your bags, we’re going to…Smart City Expo Barcelona

Lea Hemetsberger

Nov 5, 2018


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The 2018 edition of Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona, Spain, is rapidly approaching. According to the organisers, this year is “expected to see more engagement and activity than ever before.”

Take the opportunity and learn more about OASC, the city-driven initiative with the goal to create an open and global smart city market, and our partners.


Open & Agile Smart Cities at the Expo Floor – Stand C310

This year, Open & Agile Smart Cities brings together a diverse set of projects at stand C310, all of them focusing on creating data-enabled “cities to live in”. In so-called “takeovers”, each project will be featured at specific times during SCEWC 2018.


Booth takeover: 13 November | 13:30 – 17:30

SynchroniCity is the European IoT Large-Scale Pilot for Smart Cities & Communities. The initiative drives the very concrete creation of a global market where cities and businesses develop shared digital services to improve the lives of citizens and grow local economies. Learn more about SynchroniCity here.


Booth takeover: 14 November | 09:00 – 13:00

SELECT for Cities is a Horizon 2020 funded project that aims to deliver a city-wide open innovation platform for the public sector and beyond by supporting the effective use of Internet-of-Everything (IoE) data and technology.  It is achieving its aims using a new type of procurement called Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP). More information is available on the project’s website.


Booth takeover: 14 November | 13:30 – 17:30

SCORE (Smart City and Open Data Re-Use) is building an open community to collaboratively develop reusable open data solution for cities. Learn more about this Interreg North Sea Region project on the SCORE website.


Booth takeover: 15 November | 09:00 – 13:00

The Interreg 2Seas project SCIFI (Smart City Innovations Framework Implementation) aims to activate the market for innovative solutions to improve public service delivery using data. Visit SCIFI’s website for more information.

Full-Day Workshop

Together with Smart Flanders and with the support of EIT Digital and CEDUS City Enabler, OASC organises the full day workshop “Enabling the City: A Common Approach to Open Data and the Digital Transition”.

In three dedicated sessions we will

  1. dive into best practices and lessons learnt from successful regional smart city initiatives,
  2. share experiences on (linked) open data from a city perspective in a hands-on workshop, and
  3. explain how the OASC Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs) support cities in procuring data-driven services based on standards.

Venue: Hotel Porta Fira
Room: Saray
Date: 14 November | 09:00h to 17:00h
Registration: Please sign up here


Key Sessions @ SCEWC – Overview

Challenges of organising and treating data in a smart city context should never triumph our shared goal.

Wednesday, 14 November | Nordic Pavilion, Expo floor

15:30 – 16:30: Martin Brynskov, chair, OASC


Standards & Indicators: Improving City Measurement and Performance

15 November | Governance & Finance Room

15:00 – 17:00 : Martin Brynskov, chair, OASC