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TechTown Dubrovnik

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Join the 6th transnational TechTown meeting in Dubrovnik, Croatia on 26th and 27th September 2017.

Meeting theme: Growing jobs through the smart city agenda

  • How can cities ensure that they maximise the local jobs creation potential linked to delivering smart city agendas?

  • How can they avoid larger multinationals reaping all the rewards and ensure that cities grow indigenous digital businesses and local jobs?

  • What role could local city challenges, hackathons play?

  • What role could public procurement play?

  • What does good governance look like? Political leadership? Public private partnership?

  • How can cities ensure that the LOCAL job creation potential from smart cities are maximised?

  • How can cities create 'living labs' or 'test beds' for new intelligent city solutions?

General aims of the meeting:

To better understand Dubrovnik's digital ecosystem
To review issues coming from initial draft IAP's and discuss solutions to shared challenges identified through skype calls
To remind partners of the final thematic focus for TechTown and work plan through to Spring 2018
To discuss TechTown Communications work and Final Dissemination Events (local and network-level)
To discuss URBACT programme level capitalisation work

Day 1 – Tuesday 25th September - please arrive Monday 24th September

Just TechTown Partners

DRAFT AGENDA SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Day 1

08:30 Meet at hotel reception and travel to venue

09:00 Arrivals

09:15 Welcome & introductions

09:30 Setting the scene

09:45 Getting back in the room - ULG / IAP updates - speed dating / mini pitches / front page?

11:00 Break

11:20 Where next with the IAPs - workshop on how to maximise impact

12:30 Onsite Buffet Lunch

13:30 Communications - local and project level events and outputs

14:45 Project pitching

  • Each city has 5 minutes to present future project / partnership ideas
  • Discussion of future activity

15:45 Break

16:00 Partnership meeting for ULG Coordinators only

  • Programme level update
  • Update on discussions with other networks
  • Discussion of November meeting - Loop City (23 & 24 November 2017)
  • Any other business

17:00 Close

18.30/19.00 Meet for tour of the old town followed by dinner

Day 2

TechTown Partners + Dubrovnik ULG and other stakeholders

08:30 Meet at hotel to travel to venue

09:00 Introductions

Key Questions

  • How can cities ensure that they maximise the local jobs creation potential linked to delivering smart city agendas?
  • How can they avoid larger multinationals reaping all the rewards and ensure that cities grow indigenous digital businesses and local jobs?
  • What role could local city challenges, hackathons play?
  • What role could public procurement play?
  • What does good governance look like? Political leadership? Public private partnership?
  • How can cities ensure that the LOCAL job creation potential from smart cities are maximised?
  • How can cities create 'living labs' or 'test beds' for new intelligent city solutions?


09:20 Dubrovnik introduction (Alisa, Niksa and Team)

  • Context, Challenges and Specific Objective for TechTown Action Plan

10:00 Walkshop

11:30 Break

12:00 Walkshop continued

13:00 Networking lunch

14:00 Interactive exercise - What is the role of the city when it comes to growing jobs through the smart city agenda? What does this mean for TechTown cities?

15:30 Back to the question: What can medium sized cities do to grow jobs through the smart city agenda - Learning & Action Grids

16:30 Debrief and wrap up

17:00 Close

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