What is Smarter Cities NOW: A Sustainable Urban Development Forum?
Smarter CitiesNOW is an ongoing Sustainable Urban Development and 'Sharing Cities' Collaboration Forum, led by two pioneering Smart Cities: London and Copenhagen. The Forum has been developed in response to demand for a continuous Smart City/Sustainable Urban Development Collaboration Forum for thinkers and do'ers from leading cities, who can come together to share experiences, learning, develop thinking and collaborate on priority projects/ solutions (rather than reinvent the (same) wheel in different cities!)
The Forum kicks off on 11-12 April @Ravensbourne on the Greenwich Peninsula (opposite the 02) in London. At the kick-off event, through inspiration keynotes and interactive roundtables, Forum participants will identify key challenges/projects/areas for collaboration. The kick-off event will introduce a programme of activites and events to run between 11-12 April and 11-12 October 2017, when Forum participants will re-convene @BLOXHUB in Copenhagen, to share progress and learning and discuss implementation and next steps on the projects and solutions worked on since the kick-off event.
What are Forum Objectives?
The objective of Smarter CitiesNOW: A Sustainable Urban Development Forum is to create a collaborative forum for the Smart City/Sustainable Urban Development ecosystem, to enable councils, universities, startups, SMEs, architects, designers, innovators, policy makers and tech companies, working to the same agenda and goals, to interact and collaborate as part of a continous framework and process that distinguishes itself from traditional conferences.
Emphasis is on sharing thinking and learning, and progressing work together, rather than 'just talking' and re-inventing the wheel in the same areas in different cities/countries.
Startups/SMES and developers: The Smarter CitiesNOW Solution Challenge and City of London Hackathon
The kick-off event will also kick off 1) the Smarter CitiesNOW Startup/SME Smart Solution Challenge and 2) City of London hackathon to develop data-driven applications for the City of London.
What's the Forum Programme?
See link: http://bit.ly/2ovYR4U
When does the Forum Kick off?
11 and 12 April 2017 (follow-up event 11-12 October 2017 @ BLOXHUB, Copenhagen)
Where is it?
Ravensbourne, Penrose Way, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 OEW
Who should go?
Anybody within the Sustainable Urban Development space, who would like to meet, share their work with, learn from others in the ecosystem, and explore potential collaboration with other Forum participants between the London and Copenhagen events.
How much is it?
Ticket pricing has been kept low at £295 (+VAT for UK participants) per participant with a special startup price of £150 (+VAT for UK participants) to enable all to attend.
Can I sponsor and speak at the events?:
Yes, please email email@example.com
Come along and walk, not just talk!
When & Where
newmedia2.0 and Ravensbourne
newmedia2.0 (www.newmedia2dot0.co.uk) is strategy and innovation partner to pioneering private and public sector organisations from startups to PLCs in the UK and Nordics, with a strong track record in urban innovation, sustainable urban development smart city/IOT, supporting startups and enabling collaboration between startups and established organisations. For details please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ravensbourne is London's innovative, industry-focused university sector college with a world-class reputation as a centre of excellence for digital media and design education located on the Greenwich Peninsula in the heart of London. Driven by industry standards and supported by the latest high-performance technology, Ravensbourne has a strong track record in graduate employability and business creation, working with more than 100 creative technology businesses that utilise its leading edge technologies to collaborate with its student body, startups and industry partners.
The Smarter Cities NOW: A Sustainable Urban Development Forum is supported by:
Tech Nordic Advocates - Northern Europe's largest - and only pan-Nordic/Baltic - invitation only network of tech leaders, including entrepreneurs, startups, founders, investors and established tech co leaders, working together to grow the Nordic and Baltic tech sector, working in close collaboration with other global tech hubs including London, Silicon Valley, India, China, Australia and New Zealand.
Tech London Advocates - London's influential private sector led network of over 4000 experts from the tech sector and broader community who have committed to championing London’s potential as a world-class hub for tech and digital businesses. It strives to support London’s tech start-ups and high-growth businesses in finding new investment, new talent and continued success. The group consists of technology entrepreneurs, established digital giants, journalists, government figures and vital suppliers to our industry. The group also has Overseas Advocates from 50 countries and territories across the world.