The BY&FORCITIZENS Conference is organized by the Institute for Business Competitiveness of the Junta de Castilla y León, through its programme for Technology Transfer for Companies (CENTR@TEC) and CARTIF Technology Centre, aimed at becoming a forum to gain comprehensive insights into the opportunities and challenges conferred by innovative city transformation strategies across Europe.
Supported by the Valladolid City Council, this conference will be held at the Miguel Delibes Cultural Centre, in the city of Valladolid (Spain), the 20th and 21st of September 2018, being its overall aim gathering experts in city transformation strategies from its different perspectives, covering smart city approaches, re-naturing of cities, circular economy or successful histories of innovation ecosystems setting the citizen at the centre of the city regeneration towards more sustainable and more liveable environments. The programme will show keynote speakers, panel debates, smart sessions, technical visits and it will be complemented with a programme of activities for the citizens and the general public across the city. In parallel, the Enterprise Europe Network is organising a brokerage which will allow attendees establishing networks and creating new partnerships and projects.
The conference backbone will be the EU funded projects R2CITIES, CITyFiED, REMOURBAN, mySMARTLife and UrbanGreenUp, coordinated by CARTIF, which together have made the cities of the region a national and international reference within the path towards transforming urban ecosystems into more liveable places. The attendees will have the possibility to learn about the experiences gained within these projects as well as in many other initiatives and examples driven by European cities leading the way towards a more sustainable, efficient and competitive Europe.
Valladolid city Council would like to present InLife project as part of these initiatives, through a mock-up or model representing a small sensorized building and ICEBERG Serious Game. Our attendance in the conference hopes to attract both Smart cities experts and citizens who are interested in sustainability, efficiency and competitiveness. Our idea is to build this model focus not only on this conference but also as a roving workshop model.