The event EU Research and Innovation for Cities of the Future is jointly organized by the URBAN Intergroup of the European Parliament and the European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation. The event will show how EU funded research and inovation actions are driving sustainable urban development to address major urban challenges.
The event aims to:
- Inform members of the European Parliament, city leaders, policy makers, academia, private sector, industry and innovation firms on the substantial evidence knowledge base from EU funded research and innovation (R&I) projects, initiatives and actions
- Discuss EU R&I emerging findings, challenges and opportunities building on the main highlights of the draft High-Level Expert Group report on “Innovating Cities"
- Support knowledge transfer towards sustainable urban transition, tapping on the existing EU funding instruments.
The event will bring together members of the European Parliament, city leaders and policy-makers, innovation providers, representatives of cities networks, pioneers from technology and economics, european institutions senior representatives and UN agencies.
The event is structured around 3 sessions, including inspirational talks, panel discussions and representative case studies from Horizon 2020 ongoing demonstration projects.