May 2021
Urban Innovation Platforms
Webinar on sustainable innovation through structured partnerships
12 May 2021 - 12 May 2121, 10:30 - 12:00
Online, Germany

An Urban Innovation Platform is a method for cities to enhance collaboration internally (between departments) and externally to effectively address challenges related to urban sustainability requiring a high level of innovation. This is especially important when building smarter and more sustainable cities dependent on interconnectivity between different systems and actors, including citizens.

An ‘Urban Innovation Platform’ can take many forms but strive for broad synergies between actors in urban development as well as formalised cooperation between stakeholders engaged in research and development. Actors involved can include public organisations, private companies, universities, non-profit organisations and their users, clients, and citizens in general.

Innovation is happening everywhere and cities have the potential to harness it. Smart cities looking for the adoption of smart and digital solutions are the perfect test-bed to make this innovation happen. In this Webinar, RISE, Research Institutes of Sweden and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability - Europe will present how cities can create an arena that bridges and holds together relevant actors to build solutions to improve local sustainability.

Case stories will be presented by the City of Glasgow, the City of Zaragoza and the City of Umeå.

You can register here.

If you want to learn more about Innovation Platforms you can read the RUGGEDISED report "Innovation Platforms – why, how and by whom?"

September 2021
Recharge Earth
Together towards a new energy system
8 - 9 September 2021, 10:00 - 17:00
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Rotterdam Ahoy

Recharge Earth is the platform for professionals who play a role in the energy transition. It is the place for professionals who want to start valuable collaborations, broaden and strengthen their network, gain and share knowledge and want to be inspired.

The energy transition involves complex issues that cannot be solved individually. That is why Recharge Earth connects - both offline and online - relevant parties in the field of the energy transition: governments, companies, knowledge centers, financiers, start-ups and scale-ups. So that cooperation is further initiated between those different thinkers and doers.

The ultimate goal is to take coordinated action and shape the energy system of the future. Learn more about the event, taking place in the RUGGEDISED implementation area at the venue Rotterdam Ahoy, here: https://www.recharge-earth.com/


Rotterdam Ahoy