Utrecht, The Netherlands
On Thursday 10 October the Utrecht Region Get Connected annual congress will take place in Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht.
A regional festival with a program full of inspiration, creation, collaboration and meeting. Meet the network and contribute to the ambition of healthy urban life.
With fifty sessions in festival style between 12.30 pm and 4 pm. In the sessions (regional) developments are discussed within the themes smart and healthy cities and villages, circular economy, human capital agenda, internationalization, financing and the tasks of Health Hub Utrecht. You can be inspired in five 'squares' in the form of sessions, discussion tables or on the exhibition floor.
Lund + Malmö, Sweden
Sharing Cities Sweden is developing world-leading test-beds for the sharing economy in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Umeå. Through test-beds, sharing services and digital solutions will be developed. The opportunities and risks of the sharing economy will be tested and evaluated.
Sharing Cities Sweden is establishing a national node to significantly improve national and international cooperation and promote an exchange of experience on sharing services. The test-beds will be supported by the national node for coordination, national learning and international exchange.
As the world's leading event for cities, Smart City Expo World Congress provides a unique meeting point for the whole smart city ecosystem. Corporate leaders, public representatives, entrepreneurs, experts and academics from all around the globe come together to learn from each other, share experiences, talk about best practices, and open new paths for international collaboration.
At the famous Dutch Pavilion you will find 5 major tracks like:
Smart City Rijswijk in practice
The municipality of Rijswijk is encouraging many developments the become more Sustainable and Smarter.
Be present on Wednesday 4th to be part of the City Congress and be updated about the bamboo road signs where less steel is required which saves resources and becomes more sustainable. The bamboo plates are also equipped with sensors that send information about the position in which they are (for example when they are tilted) to the database.
Tracing litter with air intakes ensures that this can be cleaned up quickly, which makes cleaning the city more efficient. Sensors that measure air quality make clear how good or bad the air quality is. On the basis of precise information about this, it is possible to look at exact causes and effective possibilities to do something about it.
Apps that measure the experience, or that show where there are empty parking spaces, are in the works.
Smart trash cans that let themselves know when they are full using sensors.