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  1. 1. Baltic Sea Region Urban Forum for Smart Cities Project ideas development meeting 20 January 2014 Tartu, Estonia
  2. 2. Baltic Sea Region Urban Forum for Smart Cities Project ideas development meeting 20 January 2014 Tartu, Estonia Hannes Astok, Smart City Lab Tartu
  3. 3. Challenge Challenge for the cities in the Baltic Sea Region: • How to make a green transition towards smart and sustainable societies? • How to boost innovation and cooperation with businesses in the city development? • How to engage citizens to those processes?
  4. 4. Good background • • • • UBC with over 100 member cities Europe 2020 Strategy EU Strategy for Baltic Sea Region A lot of Smart City activities in every Baltic Sea country
  5. 5. The plan • Development of the concept for the Baltic Sea Region Urban Forum for Smart Cities • We do not know yet what is the Forum: – Big annual meeting and fair? – Year around activities? – Virtual marketplace? – Something else? • But we have Seed Money to develop the concept
  6. 6. The plan • We do not know yet what are the focus areas: – Environment? – Innovation? – Smart transportation? – Efficient energy use? – Something else? • But we have Seed Money to develop the concept
  7. 7. The concept • The developed Concept for the Baltic Sea Region Urban Forum for Smart Cities will be the key document to start the Forum activities and apply for financing • The sources for the financing will be defined during the Seed Money Project
  8. 8. Milestones Jan 2014 March 2014 • Tartu meeting • Concept development • Copenhagen workgroup meeting • Elaboration of the concept April 2014 • Riga meeting with Energy Cities Annual Rendezvous • Concept verification May 2014 • Örebro UBC Environmental Commission Meeting • Concept presentation June 2014 • Turku Baltic Development Forum • Concept presentation and acceptance

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