Nordic Edge 2017 – Meeting of Europe’s Smart Cities in Stavanger

“Smart Happiness” was the theme of this year’s Nordic Edge Conference and Expo, organised for the third time in Stavanger from 26th to 28th September 2017.

Nordic Edge aims at being the most important arena in the Nordics for knowledge exchange and inspiration to creators of smarter businesses, smarter homes and smarter cities. By bringing together the best thinkers and the best doers, Nordic Edge Expo is a not-to-be-missed arena for ideas exchange, inspiration, insights and action. This year’s Nordic Edge brought together 4500 attendees from over 40 countries. mySMARTLife was directly involved in several activities during Nordic Edge.

During all three days, a joint booth of mySMARTLife together with the other eight European funded Smart City Lighthouse projects took place at the Nordic Edge exhibition area. Partners of the mySMARTLife consortium and of the other Lighthouse projects informed the visitors on their projects and the latest developments.

Furthermore, the mySMARTLife Lighthouse Cities Nantes, Hamburg and Helsinki presented themselves and their actions within mySMARTLife during the workshop “Leading the Way to a Smart Future – Meet the New Lighthouse Cities”, co-organised by Greater Stavanger and the Stavanger Region European Office on 27th September.

On Tuesday evening, 26th September, an informal get together for all attending Horizon 2020 Lighthouse project members was organised by the Triangulum project. A short presentation of the different Smart City Lighthouse projects was given by the project leaders, followed networking possibilities, where the participants were able to talk more in depth about mutual experiences within their projects.

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