Smart City

SmartCityTech goes international

Have you heard of SmartCityTech before? This partnership wants to increase the competitiveness of EU companies in their development of smart solutions for urban areas. Part of that goal it wants to reach through an internationalization program with focus on Signapore, the USA and India.

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Objective of this internationalization program is:

– to position SmartCityTech on the global Smart City scene as a gateway between the EU and other regions worldwide.

– to share information and knowledge related to collaboration opportunities, best practices and relevant stakeholders.

– to establish a working relationship with a bridgehead partner in the target regions. A bridgehead partner is an organization active in the SmartCityTech domain with access to a broad range of relevant stakeholders in the target region.

– to activate the collaboration among stakeholders from the different regions.

Below you find the international SmartCityTech activities foreseen in 2018.

Fact finding mission to Singapore

(March 19, 2018 – March 23, 2018)

Objectives

  • Gather insights in Smart City policy in Singapore.
  • Establish a first contact with potential beachhead partners in Singapore.
  • Prepare for the World City Summit and have a first meeting with the organizers of the summit.
  • Make an inventory of opportunities in Singapore.
  • Explore interest of Singapore’s stakeholders in Europe.
  • Set up meetings with individual stakeholders in Singapore.
  • Gather experience for EU citizens living in Singapore.
  • Participation to IoT Asia 2018 (March 21 – March 23).
Webinars and workshops on EU – Singapore collaboration

(April 2018 – June 2018)

Objectives

  • Inform stakeholders on opportunities for EU – Singapore collaboration.
  • Establish first contacts between stakeholders from both regions.
  • Share thoughts on specificities of EU – Singapore collaboration.
  • Prepare presence on World City Summit in July.
 Participation to the World City Summit in Singapore

(July 8 – July 12, 2018)

Objectives

  • Organize contacts between EU and Singapore’s stakeholders.
  • Elaborate on working relationship with potential bridgehead partners.
  • Elaborate on joint opportunities.
Webinars and workshops on EU – Singapore collaboration

(August 2018 – November 2018)

Objectives

  • Elaborate on opportunities for EU – Singapore collaboration.
  • Elaborate on concrete collaboration between individual stakeholders.
  • Continued promotion on EU – Singapore collaboration.
  • Elaborate on collaboration with bridgehead partner.
  • Prepare for Smart City Expo in Barcelona.
Participation to the Smart City Expo in Barcelona

(November 13 – November 15, 2018)

Objectives

  • Invite Singapore’s delegation to Europe.
  • Share insights and practices on EU – Singapore collaboration.
  • Continued elaboration on collaboration opportunities.
  • Finalize agreement with bridgehead partner.
Prepare Internationalization program 2019

Objectives

  • Follow up on EU – Singapore collaboration & prepare next step with Singapore’s bridgehead.
  • Prepare for action towards the USA.
Do you want to know more about the SmartCityTech partnership or one of the 2018 activities, contact Mark De Colvenaer (mark.decolvenaer@dspvalley.com ,+32 16 24 14 40).