Brokerage event helps creating new call

JPI Urban Europe held a brokerage event on the 30th of May as part of the JPI Urban Europe Conference in Brussels, where city representatives were invited to pitch their cities’ challenges and discuss them with researchers and industrial actors.

Nine different cities brought up for discussion challenges they face as diverse as ‘big data’ and ’emissions from construction sites’. Participants could benefit from a unique setting that facilitated interaction between the large number of cities present, researchers and business representatives. The meeting resulted in fruitful discussions and input directly targeted at resolving the different matters from the cities’ pitches.

Overview of the cities’ pitched challenges and discussions they led to

The event was a pivotal part in the tailoring of the upcoming innovation call Making Cities Work that aims to meet the need of cities. The call aims for innovation projects, which implement knowledge and work towards solutions for concrete urban challenges.
The topics that emerge from this brokerage event will be taken up in the call. This call will open in fall 2017 and will close in spring 2018. After evaluation, the selected projects can start in the summer 2018.



Output from the Brokerage Event: results, discussions and next step

Programme and practical information

Information about the Call Making Cities Work


Pitch 2. Co Creating Working Cities How To ‘augment’ Democracy Kristian Mjoen, City Of Trondheim

Pitch 3. Big Data, But Local For Housing And Smart Education. Melanie Rasquin, Municipality Of Schaerbeek

Pitch 4. Monitoring Smart City Performance On Neighbourhood Level And Its Contribution To The Cities Smart City Objectives Ina Homeier, Citiy Of Vienna

Pitch 6. Implementing Smart City How To Move Beyond Piloting. Pullka Lauri, City Of Tampere

Pitch 5. How Can Historic Towns Build And Integrate Housing And Care Of The Growing Number Of Elderly Population Micheal Fuller Gee, City Of Arendal

Pitch 8. Sustainable Cities And Emissions From Construction Sites. Lene Lad Johansen, City Of Oslo

Pitch 9. Congestion Capital Filis Zumbultas, City Of Brussels

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