Smart Cities & Communities Lighthouse network event

17/10/2019 - 18/10/2019 (Lyon-Confluence)

All those events have brought a lot of exciting knowledge sharing and have significantly contributed to the dissemination of best practices. But it is time to try to change the format to try to be more impactful.

The reasoning behind is the following:

  • Seven projects on a total will head towards replication and market dissemination. They have some results, business case and have already experienced the various barriers to replication
  • The time we can spend on the various topics is considered as too restricted to dig into the "user cases," and there is a risk to stay in the surface
  • News projects are joining the club. Thus, it is of the utmost importance to support those projects not to reinvent the wheels but to build their own solutions on top of the SCC 01 network accumulated knowledge
  • We have a lot of solutions and business case, but for the moment we didn't develop a common approach or "standardized" template or tools to help the knowledge transfer
  • Finally, as our projects are becoming more and more mature, we barely faced the opinion of essential players such as the investment community.

Thus, Lyon is a unique opportunity to try to match these new needs.

The idea is to combine three approaches:

  • allowing the groups to explore in depth the various topics;
  • co-create or make together a solution that can provide a joint deliverable which will be a "standardized approach" to solve the problem at the heart of the solution
  • be in a position to be challenged by a structured approach aiming to make the solution bankable not only for the investment community but also for city decision-makers. We have already today a pre-commitment from investors such as European Investment Bank, Caisse des Dépôts, Whitehelm Capital...

Thus, the event we invite the whole SCC 01 network is a maker event and it will be a connecting thread. Particularly, the makers session of the first day will be organized around topics and will use a desing thinking methodology. We would like also to propose an exploratory topic, health and well-being that seems growing in importance in the urban environment.

This event will gather: 

  • Partners involved in the Smart Cities & Communities network (lighthouse cities, follower cities, industry, academics and research institutes, associations, consultants)
  • representants of financial institutions (public and private)
  • members of the Club Cities (led by Energy Cities)
  • many other stakeholders involved in smart city projects.

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Six Questions to our Replication Cities: Warsaw
Six Questions to our Replication Cities: Bordeaux
Six Questions to our Replication Cities: Burgas

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895

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Greater London Authority