THE FUTURE OF SMART CITIES
The place where tomorrow takes shape
Smart cities are all about new tech, new strategies and new ideas for improving urban life. As such, the sector offers countless opportunities for both fledgling and more established startups, and Smart City Expo World Congress is the perfect stage to help scale and grow new business.
The Innovation Plaza is a shared program for international corporations, entrepreneurs, delegations, cities, researchers and innovation agents to convene and celebrate exciting new solutions. Featuring different areas for startups, networking, and demo showcases along with a conference stage, the Innovation Plaza will become the hotspot where tomorrow takes shape.
1. STARTUP AREA
The Startup Area became a busy melting pot of some of the projects set to disrupt our streets and make a positive impact on citizens’ lives, with 74 international startups from the fields of mobility, energy, building, and security joining us.
Find out which startups were exhibiting in the Startup Area this year:
2. DEMO AREA
The Demo Area brought a curated array of interactive displays, immersive simulations, and revolutionary tools that prove how sci-fi solutions will actually change the way we live, work, and interact within our cities.
Take a look at the solutions you could find in the Demo Area to experience their real potential as they converge to form a new, limitless urban ecosystem.
3. NETWORKING AREA
This fully dedicated Networking Area for our exhibiting Startups provided a space where participants could forge new connections and organized unique activities to bring the ecosystem together.
Check out some highlighted activities that took place at the Networking Area:
A vibrant stage for the entrepreneurial ecosystem bringing together startups, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporations, investors, research and academia, and innovation agents, to discuss the issues that matter and share their most innovative projects. Plus, a full program of Startup Pitches and a Pitch Competition where Startups presented groundbreaking solutions and technologies ready to reshape our urban reality.
SMART BUILDERS PITCH COMPETITION
Up to €25k in prizes!
We have the Finalist List!
Congratulations to ARTIAL, Cellgrid, Nobody Engineering, Nidus Lab, Square Sense, and Sustein Material for making it to the final!
They pitched at the Innovation Agora showcasing their innovative solutions for the green and digital transition of buildings and urban infrastructures.