From 17-19 January, Smarter Together project partners and cities Smarter Together Partners Lyon, Munich and Vienna will reconvene for a 3-day peer-to-peer replication workshop in Munich, Germany. Additional city representatives with an interest in common topics have also been invited to apply and attend as part of Smarter Together’s Club of Cities program. The Club of Cities aims to facilitate knowledge sharing with a focus on replication even beyond the cities involved in the project itself.
Some of the most important challenges and risks shared in the implementation of projects across cities and thematic fields have been identified, and for those challenges, the peer-to-peer workshop will be an opportunity to co-create solutions. Some of the topics discussed in detail will include electric vehicles and fleets in Smart Cities, managing data protection in Smart City projects, implementing PV-systems in refurbished houses, and finding alternative ways of funding, business models and benefit models for Smart City solutions.
Additionally, one of the key developments in Smarter Together’s communication strategy with stakeholders will be introduced at the meeting: the Knowledge Carrier, an online 3D-map tool hosted on Smarter Together’s website. This web interface will provide a visual representation of the project across the three Lighthouse cities, showing project areas, individual project progress, as well as graphics to help provide an in-depth and interactive overview of the project to citizens, city officials, as well as experts within the 3 cities themselves and beyond. You can take a look at the newly launched tool simply by visiting the home page of the Smarter Together website!
As the date of the 2nd peer-to-peer meeting approaches, make sure to stay tuned for more updates during this important milestone for the Smarter Together project!
Smarter Together is a project funded by the H2020 programme of the European Union that focuses on five concrete areas of co-created and integrated smart solutions in cities: citizen engagement, district heating and renewable energy, holistic refurbishment, smart data, and e-mobility. In a project structure that encourages the replication of solutions, the European lighthouse cities Vienna, Munich and Lyon, the follower cities Santiago de Compostela, Sofia and Venice, come together to improve citizens’ quality of life.