15th-18th November 2021

Barcelona

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Cleantech Scandinavia, with Vinnova’s support, is organizing Sweden’s contribution to the Nordic Pavilion at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona November 16th – 18th – The world’s largest meet-up of cities, investors, and innovative smart city companies.

We are also partnering with the Dutch, German, and Spanish delegations to organize the Smart City Business Forum the day before the expo, November 15th. It is an international workshop-based conference that will bring cities, innovators, investors and other high-profile actors together to discuss specific strategies for reaching urban climate neutrality. The workshops will focus on innovative technologies that can move the needle towards the cities’ climate goals for 2030. By joining these dynamic discussions, we can increase our positive impact and find innovative business models for the solutions that cities need.

Find out more and register for both events below.

SMART CITY BUSINESS FORUM

15th November, Barcelona

With the ambition of accelerating the drive towards climate neutrality and laying the foundation needed to scale climate-positive innovations in cities, the Nordic delegation to the Smart City Expo World Congress is partnering with the Dutch, Spanish and German delegations to host the Smart City Business Forum the day before the expo.

The forum will engage key international actors from cities, investment, innovation, and infrastructure in dynamic, action-oriented workshops to collaboratively identify obstacles and solutions on the road to climate neutral cities.​ We will focus on innovative technologies, their climate impact potential and financing needs in the following areas:

  • Mobility
  • Buildings & Energy
  • Circularity
  • Digital Infrastructure

Preliminary Agenda

Part 1: THE CASE FOR CLIMATE NEUTRAL CITIES BY 2030 (Panel Discussion)

The introduction to the event will be held by a panel of high-profile speakers who will discuss whether it is possible to reach climate neutrality by 2030 and what would be required to do it. The discussion will address existing challenges and opportunities with a specific focus on funding gaps.

Part 2: THE CLIMATE CASE, Impact Potential of Existing Solutions and Innovation (workshop breakouts)

These workshops will focus on the potential of specific solutions and their climate impact. The workshops will be held in smaller groups and will address in depth the issues at hand within the themes of:

  • Mobility
  • Buildings & Energey
  • Circularity (including sharing economy perspectives)
  • Digital Infrastructure

PART 3: THE BUSINESS CASE, Needs and Opportunities (workshop breakouts)

These workshops will focus on the financial potential of specific solutions and what would be needed for upscaling in terms of financing, consortiums, PPP, etc. The workshops will be held in smaller groups and will address in depth the issues at hand within the themes of:

  • Mobility
  • Buildings & Energy
  • Circularity (including sharing economy perspectives)
  • Digital Infrastructure

PART 4: LET’S COLLABORATE!

The fourth part of the day will focus on making connections among the actors. Different activities aimed at improving the knowledge of companies, investors and cities, will be held in a more social setting. Join and enjoy!

  • Innovator pitch sessions
  • Individual matchmaking
  • City challenge roundtables: cities present a specific challenge they face to solution providers and investors who engage with them in proposing solutions
  • Cocktail meet-up

SMART CITY EXPO WORLD CONGRESS – NORDIC+ PAVILION

16th – 18th November, Barcelona

Partners:

The Nordic+ Pavilion will bring around 300 smart city actors from the Nordics, including about 100 from Sweden to participate in the world expo. The focus will be on regions & cities, corporates (for example energy utilities, real estate and industry companies), innovative startups, governmental development programs & clusters). We expect a smaller and more European-focused expo this year, but this also means increased opportunities to make meaningful and lasting connections.

The Nordic+ program will include:

  • Presentations by Nordic cities & companies
  • Panel discussions with actors from different Nordic cities
  • International delegation visits and presentations by non-Nordic cities
  • Speed-meetings between Nordic cities and companies
  • Networking reception on November 16th at El Palace Hotel

PARTICIPATION OPTIONS

EXHIBITOR – double stand
120 000 SEK
Deadline to register: October 11th

  • A double stand in the Nordic Pavilion for promoting your solution or region
  • The opportunity to present on stage at the pavilion
  • 5 all-inclusive networking tickets: entry to the expo, congress, Nordic networking dinner, and Smart City Business Forum

EXHIBITOR – single stand
70 000 SEK
Deadline to register: October 11th

  • A single stand in the Nordic Pavilion for promoting your solution or region
  • Opportunity to present on stage at the pavilion  
  • 2 all-inclusive networking tickets: entry to the expo, congress, Nordic networking dinner, and Smart City Business Forum 

EXHIBITOR – shared stand
15 000 SEK
Deadline to register: October 11th

  • A shared space to showcase your solution together with others from your region or cluster 
  • Opportunity to present on stage at the pavilion  
  • 1 all-inclusive networking tickets: entry to the expo, congress, Nordic networking dinner, and Smart City Business Forum 

NETWORKING TICKET
8 000 SEK before Oct 11th
10 000 SEK after Oct 11th
Deadline to register: Oct 25th

  • Expo and congress pass
  • Access to Smart City Business Forum on the 15th
  • Ticket to the Nordic networking dinner

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CLEANTECH SCANDINAVIA

Cleantech Scandinavia is the renowned provider and promoter of Nordic Cleantech. Our exclusive platform of Nordic and Baltic cleantech companies offers a unique opportunity for our well-established international network of investors, industrials, real estate companies, cities, service providers and the public sector. We are the trusted source of cleantech-related investment opportunities, business intelligence and investment statistics in the Nordics.

Today we have some 50 members, including venture funds, industrial ventures from leading multinational companies, energy companies, cities, service providers and government organisations, all of which have an interest in Nordic and Baltic  cleantech innovation.

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CONTACT US

MAGNUS AGERSTRÖM
MAGNUS AGERSTRÖMManaging Director
magnus@cleantechscandinavia.com
+46 739 402 070
LEONOR ZUBILLAGA
LEONOR ZUBILLAGAEvents & Marketing
leonor@cleantechscandinavia.com
+46 (0) 72 246 9982
LAURA FOSTINONE
LAURA FOSTINONEInnovation and Venture Ecosystem
laura@cleantechscandinavia.com
+46 (0) 70 140 3857