From 20-22 March, the city of Manchester will host ‘Every Thing is Connected’, three days of events to share the findings from local and international Smart City projects, among others SmartImpact and Triangulum, through hands-on demonstrations, discussions, networking and art installations.
This will be a chance to learn from leading cities about the real world challenges and opportunities of becoming a smart city. Included will be activities, experiments and exhibitions showcasing best practice.
SmartImpact is a two-year project funded by the European Commission, trough the URBACT funding programme. Led by Manchester City Council, the focus is cities, people and the promotion of smart, sustainable development. Along with development of a model for smart cities, the ten partners are working to develop action plans to make their own cities smarter.
The focus is less about technological solutions in themselves and more about governance structures, processes and business models. Partners of the project are: Manchester, Dublin, Porto, Guadalajara (Spain), Zagreb, Smolyan (Bulgaria), Suceava (Romania), Miskolc (Hungary), Stockholm and Eindhoven.
Manchester and Eindhoven are also lighthouse cities in the TRIANGULUM project, one of the 12 lighthouse projects, which started in 2016.
Anja De Cunto will be attending on behalf of Sharing Cities.
For more information check the URBACT website. Registration is by invitation only.
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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