How standards can help your city become smarter
Cities all over the world are working hard to become smart and are learning a lot about what works and how best to achieve their goals. Smart City standards represent a way to capture these lessons and make them available to help cities make better decisions based in fact on how to move forward. They also make it much easier for companies to develop products and services that can help cities as they know that they can take solutions that have worked in one city and offer them globally. This talk will give an introduction to how smart city standards are being developed and the key organizations that are developing them. It will then showcase some of the standards that are now being widely used across the world and provide practical advice on how cities can find and adopt the standards that will best help them reach their goals.
Cohesion policy helps make Europe fit for the digital age and the new industrial reality
Adapting to the new challenges and realities of today brought about by globalization, demographic changes and the future of work requires significant input from economic operators. However, such input can be costly and difficult to provide. Supporting various companies, researchers and other stakeholders, especially those in less developed regions of Europe, is one of the main goals of the European Structural and Investment Funds. This talk will present the things that the European Commission sees as the main challenges to be addressed through structural funds in the 2021-2027 period and the measures that are proposed to reap the benefits of digitization for citizens, companies and institutions.
City Municipality of Novo mesto
Some of the most interesting concepts in Smart City building that have been tested and implemented in the Municipality of Novo mesto will be presented. All are closely linked to the toughest challenges ahead regarding mobility, efficiency and demographics and are similar to those encountered by comparable European cities.