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4 May 2021 - 5 May 2021
Vienna, Austria
Smart City Summit

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Hosting: Lena Reiser & Lukas Lengauer, Vienna Business Agency

9:30 - 11:00
Resilience for Smart Cities: Learnings and Insights from the Covid-19 Pandemic

Dominic Weiss, Smart City Agency Vienna
Marco Espinheira, City of Cascais
Eva Czernohorszky, 
Vienna Business Agency
Tanya Tongwaranan, Smart Cities APAC Region, Plug & Play Tech Center
Laura Kirchner, Citibeats
Stefan Seer, AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology

11:00 - 12:30
Circular Cities: The Role of Cities in the Transition towards Circularity
The transition from a linear economy to a circular approach marks one of the trends to tackle climate change and resource consumption. Cities can boost this transition by building an ecosystem around circularity. This session will provide insights on ecosystems, lighthouse projects and different approaches to reaching circularity.

Lauréne Descamps, Impact Hub Zurich
Anna-Vera Deinhammer,
City of Vienna
Markus Meissner,
Pablo van den Bosch, Madaster
Patrick Bergmann,
Nadja Pröwer,
Drees & Sommer
Johannes Kisser,
Peter Windischhofer,

13:00 - 13:30
Lunch Session: 
Vienna's funding landscape for sustainable projects at a glance
Alexander Diesenreiter | 
Impact Hub Vienna, Melanie Vöhringer | AWS: Austrian Promotional Bank, Larissa Gruber | FFG: Austrian Research Promotion Agency and Matthias Heilbrunner | Vienna Business Agency 

13:30 - 15:00
Smart Districts: Tackling urban problems on a local level
One size fits all is an outdated approach when it comes to solving urban problems. This session will provide insights on how local approaches can contribute to problems like sustainable logistics, energy production and consumption, energy trading and designing walkable city districts. 

Vaetan Gannay, 
Angelika Winkler, City of Vienna
Monika Unterholzner,
Wiener Lokalbahnen
Oliver Juli,
Aspern Smart City Research
Petra Schöfmann,
Urban Innovation Vienna
Christoph Kirchberger, aspern.mobil LAB & Juho Kostiainen, City of Helsinki

15:00 - 16:30
Sustainable Buildings: Decarbonizing the Built Environment
The construction sector is still one of the largest CO2 emitters in cities. However, large CO2 savings have already been achieved in this area through regulations and technological innovations, especially new buildings. Different technological approaches are currently being pursued in parallel - what all approaches have in common is the combination of high energy standards with high quality of living and use. Digitisation and prefabrication allow a scaling of these approaches. In this session, selected construction projects will be presented that combine ecological building, digitization and prefabrication in an innovative way.

Peter Holzer,
Institute of Building Research & Innovation
Edeltraud Haselsteiner,
Michael Stangl,
Ibrahim Memic,
Arwag & Bernhard Scharf, Greenpass
Steffen Robbi,
DIGITAL FINDET STADT & Robert Duda & Aaron Grudnik, DELTA
Alexander Schäfer,
Vienna Business Agency

16:30 - 18:00
Digitalisation for Cities: Digital Twins and 3D Printing
Digital Tools, Smart City Platforms and Digital Twins for Cities can play a crucial role for managing and maintaining a city and its infrastructures. This session will explore potentials for Digital Twins for large infrastructures, show the benefits of open source platforms and delve into 3D printing for mucicipial utilities.

Ulrich Ahle,
Michaela Haberler-Weber,
ÖBB Infrastruktur
Sonja Zahradník-Leonhartsberger,
Kai Siefert,
Wien Energie
Klemens Himpele,
City of Vienna

18:00 - 19:00
Hydrogen and its potential for Urban Use Cases

Günter Pauritsch, Austrian Energy Agency
Horst Steinmüller, WIVA P&G
Gudrun Senk, Wiener Wasserstoff GmbH 

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    Supporting partners


    The “Fit for Future” project contributes to the development of applied research and innovation activities in Vienna, promoting cooperation and inspiring young people in Vienna to explore research and innovation. Further information can be found under the IGJ/ERDF funding programme.


    Closed since 4 May 2021


    Vienna, Austria

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    Albania 2
    Argentina 1
    Austria 489
    Belgium 6
    Bosnia And Herzegovina 10
    Brazil 2
    Bulgaria 8
    China 1
    Colombia 1
    Croatia 26
    Czech Republic 6
    Denmark 4
    Estonia 2
    Finland 2
    France 7
    Georgia 1
    Germany 50
    Greece 2
    Hungary 12
    India 2
    Iran, Islamic Republic Of 45
    Ireland 1
    Italy 11
    Japan 1
    Kazakhstan 1
    South Korea 1
    Lebanon 1
    North Macedonia 3
    Mexico 1
    Nepal 1
    Netherlands 7
    Norway 2
    Pakistan 1
    Poland 5
    Portugal 2
    Russia 4
    Serbia 5
    Slovakia 6
    South Africa 1
    Spain 5
    Sweden 1
    Switzerland 8
    Thailand 2
    Turkey 2
    Ukraine 2
    United Kingdom 3
    United States 4
    Total 760