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23rd International Energy and Innovation Forum

17 - 19 February 2016

During the 23rd edition of the Forum the testimony of leading companies and innovative entrepreneurs will demonstrate how Hungary is connected to the international processes of the energy sector and the utilization of renewables.  

IoT Tech Expo Europe: Smart Cities

10 - 11 February 2016

The sessions on smart cities will cover all aspects of the development and future of smart cities. The track will explore the entire debate and structure of smart cities, looking at the effect of digital on the opportunity for smart city development, how to identify an ecosystem within which a smart city can be implemented, as well as the social and societal considerations such as improving sustainability, quality of life and economic performance. The track will also discuss the energy...

Buildsmart Webinar: A Step-by-Step Guide on Behavourial Change Training Programmes,

9 February 2016

A practical webinar on how to develop and implement a Behavioural Change training programme for building occupants in order to encourage energy conservation and reduce the energy consumption of a building. While advancements in engineering, design and technology as well as improved facility management in buildings have helped to significantly reduce the energy demand of buildings across Europe, these improvements can only be achieved through the buy-in from PEOPLE. This forthcoming webinar...

Smart Cities Conference

4 February 2016

The aim of the conference is to present innovative smart cities solutions, which can be successfully applied in Slovakia, and to discuss funding opportunities. It is intended for representatives of state administration, municipalities and self-governing regions. Participation is free.

[Y]Factor: Think Smart, Think Regional...Let's Innovate!

25 - 26 January 2016

The winter [Y] Factor conference 2016 will be focused on the key question: What role can young people play in innovating their regions and cities? The event will bring together young people, local authorities and the young entrepreneurs for an interactive discussion on two key issues:

  1. Young Entrepreneurs and Local and Regional Authorities: how to play together?
  2. Young Generation and Smart Cities: how can big data drive innovation?

Workshop on “Knowledge, Policymaking and Learning in European Metropolitan Areas: Experiences and Approaches”

25 - 26 January 2016

This workshop aims to discuss knowledge-policy dynamics combining academic perspectives and policy experiences. Starting from a Brussels-based research project and reflections from the region of Lombardy, the workshop proposes a reflection on the notion of ‘knowledge governance’ to enhance place-based policymaking. This workshop is for policymakers, academics, and practitioners working as “knowledge intermediaries”.


EER 2017 Info Day

22 January 2016

The 2017 edition of the European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) award was opened on 18 November 2015 at the European SME Assembly in Luxembourg. The deadline for the submission of applications is 18 March 2016.

The EER 2017 Info Day supports interested regions and cities in the run-up to their application by giving them the opportunity to learn more about the objectives of the award and the assessment criteria, and to obtain tips and advice from successful EER regions and members of the...

7th European Innovation Summit

7 - 10 December 2015

The 7th European Innovation Summit (7th EIS) is to take place in the European Parliament in Brussels on 7-10 December. The summit is taking place within the framework of the Konwledge4Innovation (K4I) Forum of the European Parliament. Highlights of this year's programme include topics such as policies and politics for innovation - creating a framework for success; European Innovation Ecosystems; tackling society's grand challenges in areas such as water, energy, environment, agriculture, bio...

UCLG World Council in Paris

4 - 6 December 2015

The 2015 UCLG World Council meetings will be held from 4 to 7 December 2015 in Paris, France. The programme includes the World Council, the Climate Summit for Local Leaders, and a seminar “From COP 21 to Habitat III: local governments and citizens at the heart of the challenges”.