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May 2021
Urban Innovation Platforms
Webinar on sustainable innovation through structured partnerships
12 May 2021, 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?"