#SmartCity360 - A unique event bringing a 360° degree perspective on Smart Cities implementation projects and activities
Day 1
29 Nov 2017
Day 2
30 Nov 2017
Day 3
01 Dec 2017

Smart Cities Innovation Policies

Smart Cities innovation programs: upcoming challenges for policy-makers, cities and regions - European and regional innovation policies and priorities - State of the art - Consolidation of efforts - Role of research - Multidisciplinary research agenda and international cooperation

Opening and introduction

Imrich Chlamtac
Ossi Savolainen
Adrian Bukalov

Keynote Speakers

- Smart Cites policies. European and national programs and priorities. Sate of the art.
Lars Hagebris
Östen Ekengren
Dr. Oualid Ali

Keynote Speakers

- Smart Cities research - Challenges and cooperation opportunities
Jukka Lintusaari
Pekka Kess
Nathalie Crutzen
Aija Staffans
Kimmo Kaski
Miimu Airaksinen

Keynote Speakers

Smart Cities innovation worldwide. Best practices, priorities and research challenges - Smart Cities development programs: best practices, priorities and future challenges - International synergies, collaboration, and partnership - Research challenges and cooperation
Johanna Juselius
Marko Turpeinen
Roope Ritvos
Jarmo Eskelinen
Marcelo Garcia
Luca Mora

Panel Discussion

- The main challenges and complex problems of smart cities and regions - Research challenges and topics - Synergies between competencies of cities and regions - The role of Cities Labs
Jarmo Eskelinen
Marcelo Garcia
Miimu Airaksinen
Luca Mora

Technology Track

- Presentations of visions and solutions from high level technology experts representing industry
Patrick Halford
Tuomo Parjanen
Jyri Jaakkola
Radoslav Mizera
Bas Boorsma
Julie Alexander
Nigel Jefferies

– Smart Cities, e-government and public e-services – Smart Arctic cites, communities and infrastructures
Alina Koskela
Päivi Haikkola
Tiina Kähö
Jari Haapala
Marko Turpeinen
Jorge Saraiva

– Resilient and sustainable smart cities – System aspects – Cross-border smart cities – Cities Labs cooperation
Östen Ekengren
Bas Boorsma
Christian Walloth
Kari Mikkela
Patrick Driscoll

Afternoon Session

- Integration and social inclusiveness - Smart regions - Smart Cities innovation ecosystem and cities as a Lab - City data analytics Labs - Smart public health - Social and economic aspects of ITS - Smart and clean environment
Maria Rautavirta
Tanja Lahti
Klaus Känsälä
Suvi Hakamies
Julie Alexander
Santiago Martin Caravaca

Panel Discussion

- Common challenges, inter dependencies and complementarities between domains, clusters and ecosystems - Socio-techno-economic systematic problems to be addressed by research
Patrick Halford
Östen Ekengren
Bas Boorsma
Christian Walloth

Keynote – Making Smart City happen with innovation funding

Why and how external innovation funding plays a key role in Smart City development. Experiences from Forum Virium Helsinki’s collaborative innovation funding acquisition.
Roope Ritvos

KEYNOTE: Internet of Things and the Smart City

Internet of Things (IoT) and its services are becoming part of our everyday life, ways of working, and business. The long-standing visions of the personal digital assistant, smart home, smart car and the smart environment are now becoming reality with the help of mobile computing and IoT. In this talk, I will first give a summary of the Finnish IoT Research Program (2012-2016) that investigated crucial building blocks and models for the next generation of Internet services supported by a plethora of connected things and the forthcoming 5G technologies. After the IoT program summary, I will give an overview of the recent IoT and 5G developments and discuss roadmaps toward IoT deployment with focus on IoT security.
Sasu Tarkoma

Panel discussion – private funding

What are investors looking for in Startups? Which startups criteria are the most important? Investor vs startup cooperation and challanges? Do startups focus on Smart Cities? What are the most successful Smart City startups and how investors helped them to increase their business? What are your own experiences with funding?
Kary Främling
Nathalie Crutzen
Gian-Luca Cioletti
Uli Grabenwarter
Dr. Oualid Ali

Success stories + funding experience

Kimo Viljama – Title: 6Aika Strategy Nathalie Crutzen – Title: Belgian Smart City Barometer + research outputs
Kimmo Viljamaa
Nathalie Crutzen

KEYNOTE – Only things that can be understood can be developed. Only things that can be measured can be improved.

Global downturn accelerated the focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and startup support services, but what is the ROI and how do you measure it? Data is the new oil and breaking silos is the mantra, but what does it mean in practice, in ecosystem context? Are economic development initiatives really embracing smart & digital approaches? We explore the learnings and solutions on these challenges. Solutions that are in line with EU digital single market and GDPR targets and beyond. Solutions that will radically improve transparency, efficiency, and measurability of the innovation funnel, to drive economic growth.”
Valto Loikkanen

Panel discussion – public funding

What is the actual legislation and what kind of legislation changes or improvments we can expect? (Small Business Act, Entrepreneurship Action Plan…) How can EC support Smart Cities Startups or how can Commission boost startups in Europe? (Horizon 2020, Digital Agenda for Europe, Structual funds, European Investment Fund, European Invstment Bank…)
Valto Loikkanen
Roope Ritvos
Daria Batukhtina
Olli Koski
Miimu Airaksinen

EAI360 Pitching event

EAI is supporting researchers, innovative startups and new talents. We would like to present our EAI360 platform and introduce the most succesfull EAI360 projects. Join our pitching event and help us choose the best Smart City project.