Dutch Smart City Mission leaves for Barcelona in November

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EINDHOVEN - The city of Barcelona is globally known as one of the leading examples in Smart City developments. And that is even more so during the annual Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) that is held in Barcelona from 12 to 15 November. A Dutch delegation of companies, knowledge institutes and governments, including Amsterdam Smart City, visits the event as part of a Smart City mission that is led by Mayor of Eindhoven and president of the Brainport Eindhoven foundation: John Jorritsma.

“The Smart City Expo World Congress is thé meeting place for all parties involved in the topic smart cities and how citizens interact with smart applications. So, it is of interest to companies, entrepreneurs, start-ups, cities and knowledge and research centres involved in smart cities”, says leader of the mission John Jorritsma.

Six main themes
“Our goal is to present what our country offers in the field of smart city solutions and show the added value of the Dutch organisations and companies within the Smart City sector, as concretely as possible”, says Jorritsma. This is done along six different tracks:

- Safety & Security
- Healthy Urban Living
- Urban Mobility
- Climate and Energy
- Circular Economy
- Data

Excellent network
“Because of the international audience that visits this exhibition, participation offers many opportunities to get in touch with the right people,” says Jorritsma. “Moreover, the presence of government officials during the mission can lead to opportunities companies would not have had without the presence of government representatives.”

The programme starts on Sunday evening November 11th with an informal kick-off reception. On Monday November 12th, the business event ‘The Dutch & Smart Cities: Shaping the future by challenging today’ will take place. During this business event workshops, deep-dives and roundtable discussions will take place that focus on social challenges and technological concepts in cities. From Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th November, the Holland Pavilion of Smart City Expo will host World Congress pitches and networking moments.

Amsterdam Smart City will join the mission in Barcelona, just like last year. We hope to see you there!

For more information about participation, costs and possibilities please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency by sending an email to innovatiemissies@rvo.nl or check <https://www.rvo.nl/actueel/evenementen/vergroot-uw-netwerk-tijdens-de-innovatiemissie-smart-cities-barcelona>.