Urban Innovation Platforms

Webinar on sustainable innovation through structured partnerships

12 May 2021, 10:30 - 12:00
- Online

An Urban Innovation Platform is a method for cities to enhance collaboration internally (between departments) and externally to effectively address urban sustainability challenges that require a high level of innovation. This is especially important when building smarter and more sustainable cities – a process whose success is dependent on connecting between different systems and actors, including citizens.

An ‘Urban Innovation Platform’ can take many forms – in all forms, these platforms strive to create broad synergies between urban actors, as well as formalised cooperation among research and development stakeholders. Actors involved in these platforms can include public organisations, private companies, universities, non-profit organisations and their users, clients, and citizens in general.

Innovation is happening everywhere and cities have the potential to harness it. Smart cities looking to adopt leading smart and digital solutions are the perfect place to test out how to harness this potential.

In this webinar, ICLEI Europe and the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) will present how cities can create an arena that bridges and holds together relevant actors to build solutions that improve local sustainability.

Case stories will be presented by ICLEI Members Glasgow (the United Kingdom), Zaragoza (Spain) and Umeå (Sweden).

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ICLEI EUROPE, RISE Sweden, Umeå Kommun, Glasgow City Council