A DIGITAL CITIES NETWORKING EVENT
By 2050, the global urban population will increase by 75% to 6.3 billion (i.e. two thirds of the world population). The challenge of developing and maintaining attractive, inclusive and safe urban environments needs to be met on multiple fronts. Stakeholders are local governments, city service providers, industry, and the citizens. A key factor for the attractiveness of a city is the safety of its citizens and visitors: safety of the city and its general resilience to unplannable natural events (e.g. heavy weather) or man-made events (e.g. terrorist attacks).
In line with the innovation needs, the Digital Cities area will focus on: (i) urban mobility, including autonomous transportation; (ii) citizen information, inclusiveness and engagement; (iii) city safety and resilience with respect to environmental, economic, and demographic developments. EIT Digital will develop breakthrough solutions with sustainable business models to cope with the challenges that city governments, citizens and businesses are facing in their roles as stakeholders of the urban environment. The high-level objective is for the governments to manage the cities more efficiently, make sure they are resilient, and include citizens in the life of the city.
This networking event will give you valuable insights on the tech developments and the business opportunities in the smart cities field and gives you the opportunity to be part of the strongest Digital Industry community in Europe that makes it happen - the Digital Industry ecosystem of EIT Digital.
This workshop will give you valuable insights into the tech developments and business opportunities in the smart cities field. And you will get the opportunity to be part of the strongest Digital Industry community in Europe that makes it happen - the Digital Industry ecosystem of EIT Digital.
Date: 6 June, 2019
Time: 16:00 to 20:00
Venue: EIT Digital Co-location Centre, High Tech Campus 31, 5656 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
16:00 Registration & Coffee
16.20 Introduction by Patrick Essers (Node Director - EIT Digital Benelux)
16.30 Keynote: Christophe Favart (Innovation Leader Digital Cities - EIT Digital)
16.50 Q&A session
17.00 Keynote: Olha Bondarenko (Strategisch Adviseur gemeente Eindhoven) – ‘5G pilot Brainport’
17:20 Q&A session
17.30 Keynote: Vincent van den Brekel (CEO Stokhos) – ‘Optimalisatie van dekking ambulancedienst’
17:50 Q&A session
18.00 Networking drinks