Smart City Expo World Congress 2022: Join OASC at the EU projects zone

Saara Valtasaari

Nov 12, 2022


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Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), the leading international event in Barcelona on cities and smart urban solutions will bring together the urban innovation ecosystem to outline a plan for a more sustainable and livable urbanized planet. The Open & Agile Smart Cities Initiative (OASC) will be present at the EU projects zone representing multiple projects in which it is involved in.

From November 15 to 17 and under the theme Cities Inspired by People, over 800 exhibitors, 700 cities and regions and 400 speakers will gather in Barcelona to push urban transformation and share knowledge and experiences. The event will gather the leading international experts and companies to tackle the challenges involved in urban transformation. 

Urban solutions are a critical element of the smart city ecosystem, and the 800 exhibiting companies will showcase their latest products and technologies. The EU projects zone shows what support is available to help local governments redesign their cities. 

OASC at the SCEWC expo

Meet OASC at the EU projects zone at the SCEWC on, for example, the following booths:

  • Intelligent Cities Challenge: OASC will be presenting the Tech4Good marketplace, established under the 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge. This growing repository of exciting products and solutions which have been shared by cities and enterprises from across Europe. It seeks to create a vibrant community and makerspace where those facing local challenges can identify practices and solutions powered by technology as well as meet up to work together to find solutions. The solutions in the Marketplace aim to improve the lives of citizens, city and regional administrations, businesses, SMEs, social economy players and civil societies overall.

OASC will participate as well in the booth session on Governance & Digitalisation (16/11 at 9AM)

  • Digital Urban European Twins for smarter decision making (DUET): The aim of this innovation project is to help public sector decision-making become more democratic and effective, both in the short and long term, through the development and use of Digital Twins for policy impact exploration and experimentation in entire cities and regions. DUET will also participate in the track on digital twins for local decision-makers and how digitalisation can enable livable cities and help the engagement with citizens (16/11 at 13h45 in the Green Agora)

  • Data Space for Sustainable and Smart Cities and Communities (DS4SCC) : This initiative was kicked off October 2022 and provides a coordinated starting point for the blueprint of a European Data Space for Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities which aligns with European values and policies. The partners, together with stakeholders, define the governance, the building blocks and the establishment of the Data Space during this preparatory action. This preparatory action emphasizes the sustainability aspect – green, social and economic – and the diversity of communities. This period will be followed by the deployment phase which invites public, private and individual stakeholders to become a site of deployment. Indicate your interest in becoming a site of deployment using the Expression of Interest Form and become a part of a community that strives towards releasing this data space. Come and visit us at the booth for more information.

  • Go Li.EU – Living-in.EU: Digital solutions help to create places where people enjoy living and working.Digital solutions are broad and include approaches to smart urban mobility, energy efficiency, sustainable housing, digital public services, and civic-led governance.Through co-creation with citizens, this initiative aims to bring the economic and social benefits of this transformation to all local communities and implement an inclusive digital Europe, with powerful digital services, technologies, infrastructures and skills.

The EU projects zone is located in the
Gran Via, Hall 2, Level 0, Street B, Stand 21.

Beside on the EU projects zone you can find OASC as well at the ODALA corner (Open Data Lakes for cities and communities) at the FIWARE booth (Gran Via, Hall 2, Level 0, Street E, Stand 21) where there will be as well daily a session on open data lakes (15/11 at 15h45, 16/11 at 13h45 and 17/11 at 13h45).

Implementing MIMs exchange session

On Thursday 17th from 12h00 – 14h00 OASC is organizing a meeting especially for cities that have implemented the Minimum Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs) and cities that are interested in implementing the MIMs to review:

  • The benefits
  • The challenges
  • How the MIMs documentation can be improved to make them more useful.

A light lunch will be provided.

Location: Gran Via, Hall 2 – Barcelona Suite

Meeting Room Number: B39

Venue and lunch kindly provided by the city of Barcelona

Please contact Michael Mulquin to reserve your place as accommodation is limited.

See you in Barcelona!