SMART CITY EXPO WORLD CONGRESS 2018
Smart City Expo World Congress continues promoting debate and creating synergies with the issues that matter: with 8 Topics, the event will provide the platform for experts and market players to share and exchange knowledge and solutions, and look in-depth at the great challenges that modern cities face.+
What does good governance really mean today?
City-to-city cooperation, commons, cooperation platforms, data maturity, e-democracy, e-government, engagement, multilevel governance, open data, open government, open innovation, policy framework, public-public cooperation, public services, service integration, transparency.
Is urban mobility meant to be driverless?
Connected & self-driving vehicle, cycling, electric vehicle, freight, logistics optimization, integration platforms, intelligent transport systems, mobility as a service, multimodal transport system, non-motorized mobility, parking, pedestrian strategy, policy framework, public transport, real-time data, shared transportation, sustainable urban mobility, traffic management, transport hubs, transportation networks, walkable.
Making our cities safer
Cybersecurity, data protection and privacy, disaster recovery, emergencies, legislation, public safety, regulation, resilience, risk management, security technologies, surveillance.
Why new urban economies make sense for a sustainable development
Accountability, new business model, cooperation model, entrepreneurship, development, financing, investing, public procurement, produsage, public-private-people partnership, public value, shared value, sharing economy, social economy, startup, user value.
Cities leading the global fight against climate change
Air pollution, alternative resources, climate change, energy, geoinformation, green areas, green building, intelligent building systems, greenhouse gas emissions, housing, lighting, low carbon, open space, population growth, public space, regeneration, regional development, renewable energy, rural development, rural grids, smart grids, strategic planning, urban design, urban planning and development, urban farming, urban furniture, utilities, water management, waste management, zero carbon.
Taking transformative actions to a circular future
Blue economy, business model, closed loop, design for circularity, eco-design, food, green industry, industrial symbiosis, job creation, low carbon, logistic for circularity, material flow, packaging, plastics, product as service, productive cities, re-cycling, regenerative system, refurbish, remanufacturing, resource efficiency, re-use, repair, supply chain, textile, urban mining, zero waste.
Empowering people to tackle social challenges
Ageing population, cocity, co-creation, co-production, culture, digital divide, education, e-health, e-learning, empowerment, equity, gender, health, inclusive, inequality, knowledge, living labs, participation, population growth, quality of life, right to the city, social innovation, social services, wellbeing.
Data & Technology
How disruptive technologies are re-shaping cities
Advanced analytics, big data, block chain, business intelligence, cloud, city platform, computer networking, data center, data management, data visualization, digital modelling, disruptive technologies, distributed architectures, drones, geoinformation, hardware development, information technology, infrastructure development, internet, interoperability, network infrastructure, robotics, sensors & connectivity, service integration, software development, telecommunications.
SCEWC gathers together the highest level of global stakeholders to exchange experiences, ideas, form valuable connections and make international business deals.
Discover the infinite potential to exhibit at the worldwide leading event for smart cities
Promote your business at the referential global event
Position your company in a global marketplace to grow and thrive in the support of the development of our cities.
Reach a global audience at the international meeting point for cities
Showcase your projects and solutions to prospective clients from a total +18,700 professional attendees and develop business with countries, cities, universities, investors, startups, among others.
Network and forge new partnerships
Engage with key decision makers (c-level management, presidents, public servers, etc.) coming from multiple industries related to smart cities, from both the private and public sectors. Benefit from our networking tools to create new collaboration opportunities.
Acquire expert knowledge from global experts
At the 1st class summit for smart cities over 420 acclaimed speakers discuss the crucial debates as well as enabling innovative ideas on Governance, Economy, Mobility, Technology, Sustainability, Safe Cities, Circular Economy and Society. Check out here who presented in 2017.
Engage with the issues at Side Events and Activities
Take advantage of the hugely popular Activities like the Brokerage Event (a matchmaking activity to generate networking opportunities), the Job Marketplace or dedicated Side Events that feature workshops and conferences with experts from specific sectors.
Enhance your brand awareness at the exceptionally rated expo
SCEWC has received incredibly positive feedback from worldwide exhibitors. Its level of satisfaction is high above the general trade show average and has increased year on year. Don’t miss this unique chance to present your brand to the whole ecosystem of smart city players and specialized media.
Over 4.5 million people working in 830,000 companies in 20 EU startup hubs.
A new Startup Europe report done for the first time in an innovative way extract company data from 20 cities and has put the spotlight on Europe’s vibrant startup scene. The analysis reveals how local startup ecosystems are connected. While some cities are well connected notably Paris and Brussels, London and Berlin there is a lack of connectivity across other cities.
A newly released interactive map (available at www.startuphubs.eu) zooms in on 20 startup ecosystems in 15 EU countries. It identifies:
- 830,000 companies are active across 20 startup hubs, together they employ over 4.5 million people and generating over €420 billion in revenue
- The top 5 cities in terms of revenue generation were London, Berlin, Munich, Rome and Paris. They have generated over €326 billion of revenue and are employing nearly 3.5 million people
- Over 4,000 companies that have received funding through venture capital and large angel rounds, usually known as startups, have collectively generated €5 billion of revenue, employing over 34,000 people. These companies have raised €36 billion of investment from European and international investors
- Over 41,000 “IT software development” and “IT web & information services” businesses which collectively generate €18.4bn revenue, employ 211,785 people and have raised investment of €5.73bn
- Berlin, London, Paris and Stockholm are the most developed and established startup hubs
- Growing startup ecosystems are to be found in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dublin, Helsinki, Madrid, Manchester, Munich, Oslo, Rome and Vienna
- Athens, Brussels, Bucharest, Malmo, Tallinn and Warsaw are emerging startup ecosystems. There are particularly strong connections between companies in Brussels and Paris
- The interactive map provides the foundation of a solution that will offer European policy-makers, investors and entrepreneurs more accurate data than any other economy in the world. This will be an enduring competitive advantage for European entrepreneurship and an important element of the digital single market.
The report has been published in advance ofStartup Europe Comes to Universities week. This initiative aims to showcase the commitment of European universities to create a strong culture of entrepreneurship and innovation that is spreading in the university community. And as result transferring it to the society by creating startups and spinoffs with high added value, based on knowledge and technological development.
The report, provides new insights into the scale and nature, strengths and weaknesses of, and the relationships between, Europe’s startup ecosystems. It was carried out by Grant Thornton and Trampoline Systems on behalf of the European Commission. You can download the report from the EU publications website.
In addition to the mapping exercise, interviews with over 200 entrepreneurs, investors, accelerators, co-working spaces, government officials, universities, businesses, network groups and startup influencers and shapers have pinpointed some of the barriers and opportunities that exist within these startup ecosystems. These include:
290,000 of the businesses mapped are less than five years old, underlining the entrepreneurial culture that is being created across Europe. These young businesses employ 1.1 million people, have a combined revenue of €87 billion and have raised nearly €10 billion in investment. ‘The report identifies a number of ways in which the entrepreneurial culture in Europe is changing and the different initiatives in place to support this, for example, Entrepreneur First is a London-based startup accelerator which assists promising UK and Central European tech graduates and those already working in technology firms to design and run their own startup and has helped establish 75 startups in its first four years.
Skills and accessing talent
Cited frequently as the single biggest challenge, or indeed threat, to the individual ecosystems. The headline challenge manifested itself in a number of different ways:
- The need for more technical and higher-level skills in coding, system architecture and programming.
- The lack of entrepreneurial skills with European universities seen to be producing well qualified graduates but lacking the core skills necessary to start and run a business. The result is that while there is a pipeline of good, innovative ideas and propositions for products and services the ability to take these ideas and to commercialise and scale them is often missing.
- A lack of sales and marketing skills was an issue particular to Nordic ecosystems
For a number of stakeholders the presence of a functioning and expanding venture capital market was one of the strongest indicators of an ecosystem’s maturity and strength. Four specific schemes have been cited as good examples that Europe should consider adopting as a whole. These examples were Finland’s Tekes, the UK’s Enterprise Investment Scheme and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme, Germany’s High-Tech Gründerfounds and the French Bpifrance.
The Commission will take this analysis and recommendations into account when implementing its Startup and Scaleup initiative outlined in November 2016. In the future the dynamic mapping of Europe’s startup ecosystem will be extended to cover all EU Member States.
Connectivity of ecosystems
The project has revealed about how European cities are connected through international subsidiaries and highlighted below is a matrix of the 5 most-connected cities out of the 20, showing Brussels and Paris as the most connected cities.
Since 2011 The European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative has helped to strengthen the business environment for web and ICT entrepreneurs so that their ideas and business can start and grow. It is part of the Commission’s efforts under the Digital Single Market and Single Market strategies to boost economic growth and create jobs by helping startups. Last year more than 30,000 participants took part in the first Startup Europe Week which reached over 2 million people on social media.