SMART CITIES' CHALLENGES
The Smart Cities’ Challenges (formerly known as Brokerage Event) is the hugely popular international matchmaking activity providing a unique opportunity to have a series of 30-minute, pre-scheduled B2B and B2P meetings according to your interests and goals, with a view to establishing valuable connections with potential business partners and clients.
The activity will offer the opportunity of virtual meetings for those attending SCEWC23 digitally.
The event’s aim is to support SMEs, start-ups, entrepreneurs, universities, research groups, corporations and institutions in finding partners for product development, manufacturing, licensing agreements, joint ventures or other types of collaboration.
Brokerage Event 2022:
A huge number of meetings across multiple sectors
This year’s Smart Cities’ Challenges will have three different programs to spur collaboration:
Open Innovation Challenges
Matchmaking meetings between public entities and private corporations planning to launch an innovation procurement, and providers of innovative solutions that can respond to its specific needs.
Urban Transition Challenges
The Challenge on Urban Transition aims at identifying cities, consortia, and investors in need of support to accelerate and finance their smart and sustainable projects. Online sessions pre and post the in-person workshop on 08/Nov.
Cities/regions exposing their upcoming procurement plans in different Smart City areas, interacting with the market to enhance their efficiency and effectiveness.
Registration now open!
CALL FOR OPEN INNOVATION CHALLENGE OWNERS!
CALL FOR URBAN TRANSITION CHALLENGE OWNERS!
The Smart Citie's Challenges give you the chance to:
- Identify potential international partners for future cooperation projects
- Meet public entities looking for innovative solutions
- Get your personalized agenda according to your interests and availability
REGISTRATION & SELECTION
6 SET - 27 OCT
Register, create your profile and add a marketplace, describing the service/product that you offer or need. Profiles are published online.
BROKERAGE EVENT ONLINE
2 NOV - 3 NOV
Online Brokerage Event to meet with public organizations and corporates.
OPEN INNOVATION CHALLENGE
7 - 8 NOV
Meet with public entities, corporates, and inverstors and present your solution to their open innovation needs.
URBAN TRANSITION CHALLENGE
Bilateral meetings between Cities, consortia and investors at your chosen time slot located in European Commission stand.
CITIES' CHALLENGES WORKSHOP
Bilateral meetings at your chosen time slot in the Innovation Zone located in the expo area (Hall 1).
URBAN TRANSITION CHALLENGE ONLINE
15 - 16 NOV
Activites comprising 1-to-1 consultancy, guidance services and/or peer2peer exchanges from and with EC Smart City experts.