Smart towns in Central and Eastern Europe Workshop
29 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
S3 Platform & OtherS3 Beyond EUS3 Thematic Platform
Most of the “Smart Cities” investments today are in big metropolitan cities in the Western Europe. However, the majority of cities in the area of Central and Eastern Europe are smaller in size and therefore have different issues and challenges. We see the need and opportunity to connect these smaller cities, to allow them to introduce more innovations, share basic “smart infrastructure” and enable SMEs to test, deliver proof-of-concepts and reference installations in specific areas. This would certainly speed-up and facilitate the implementation process for the industry, while improving the capacities and the public image for the cities as well as increase the competitiveness of these regions.
The conference is organized by the European Commission Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) and the Strategic Research & Innovation Partnership (SRIP) for Smart Cities and Communities, with over 150 Slovenian companies and organizations, which are coordinated by the Jožef Stefan Institute.