Time: 21–22 January 2021
Location: Webinar
Language: English

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The First Smart City Exchange Forum is the culmination of one year of work and progress by the members of the FinEst Twins research streams. As the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we were forced to revisit the Smart City Conference originally planned for the 5th of November of 2020 in Tallinn and transform it into the current First Smart City Exchange Forum to be held online on the 21st of January 2021.

The Forum is an online one-day event for the researchers and cities and other stakeholders involved or interested in FinEst Twins Smart City center activities, as well as the ones interested in applying and testing smart city approach through agile piloting in urban context.

During the Forum selected city representatives from Estonia and Finland and FinEst Twins research stream leaders will communicate their ideas and plans in the smart city field, share their research and experiences as well as visions for collaboration with other relevant stakeholders.

The aim of the Forum is to communicate the research content of FinEst Twins and to enhance cooperation and networking between researchers from Estonia and Finland, between cities, policy makers, citizens, NGO-s, SMES and other relevant stakeholders for developing sustainable, resilient and smarter urban environment.

This initiative is supported by the Estonian government (Ministry of Education and Research) and the European Commission (H2020 grant 856602).

Smart City Exchange Forum, 21 January programme:


Smart City Reception,
22 January programme

Time: 22. January 2021 from 10:00-11:00
Location: Zoom
Language: English
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The City reception is an informal chat between cities, researchers and other relevant stakeholders to discuss three city challenges proposed by the Forum presenters from Tartu, Võru and Lääne-Harju.

The discussions will be about the following topics:

  1. How to make good use of energy data and how can the cities contribute to the establishment of energy communities?  Topic from the city of Tartu
  2. How to support Circular Economy by certain ecosystems in small towns? Topic from the city of Võru
  3. Would MaaS concept work in sparse population density areas? Topic from Lääne-Harju county

Schedule of the city reception:  

10:00-10:15 Topic opening
10:15-10:45 Group chat
10:45-10:50 Break
10:50-11:00 Final comments

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact:

Lill Sarv, chair of the Smart City Forum
FinEst Twins Smart City Center of Excellence
Lill.sarv(at)talTech.ee
+372 5627 3322

 

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