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15-17 November, 2022

Wondering where to find the mecca of Smart City experts' community? Then head straight to Barcelona. We will meet you there at SCEWC22 in the pavilion of the City of Prague.


If there is one place in the world that the global smart city community can consider a mecca, it is Barcelona and its Smart City Expo World Congress. This event brings together leaders from the most innovative companies, government institutions, city representatives, civic initiatives and other organisations with the common goal of steering cities towards a better future. In 2022, this is the eleventh consecutive year since the inaugural edition in 2011. This time, however, with a strong Czech presence built on multi-level public-private cooperation. Thanks to the linking of the City of Prague pavilion with the City For The Future project, a dozen innovative Czech companies are also presented under a common banner. Another fifteen are involved in the accompanying B2B program provided jointly by Technology Centre Prague, South Moravian Innovation Centre and Business Innovation Centre Pilsen as part of the European Enterprise Network activities. The City of Brno delegation will also be present, whose members will come to gain know-how and inspiration for further development of innovation and the Smart City concept in their city and region.

Czech representatives will put their heads and technologies together with 800 other exhibitors and thousands of experts from all over the world to find answers to today's critical challenges. Cities, which consume 75 % of energy, generate 70 % of greenhouse gas emissions and are responsible for activities that account for three-quarters of national GDPs, play a major role in many of these challenges. Yet it is clear that the importance of cities will continue to grow. By 2050, two thirds of the world's population should be living in them, and up to 84 % in the EU. What makes the Barcelona Expo stand out is its inclusive, creative approach under the motto "cities inspired by people". This approach goes hand in hand with the New European Bauhaus initiative, which also calls on actors across all levels of society to be active creators of a shared sustainable future. As a multidisciplinary initiative, The New European Bauhaus aims to translate the goals of the Green Deal into the shape of public spaces and the lives of individuals, using environmental and digitalisation challenges as impulses for positive transformation. When it comes to urban transformation, there is no doubt that the Barcelona meeting will generate countless such impulses.

Smart City Challenges matchmaking platform

We build the City For The Future project on synergic linking of activities with our partners across the quadruple helix. Thanks to this, Czech companies can join Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona not only as physical participants but also through online matchmaking. The dialogue of businesses with cities and public administration representatives, but also with each other, is significantly supported by the "Smart City Challenges" brokerage event. This is a hybrid multi-platform activity combining arrangement of meetings during the fair (15-17/11/2022) with networking in the online space on 22-24/11/2022. And the goal is nothing less than helping cities across the world to find solutions to their challenges and problems. The Czech co-organizers of this B2B event organized with the support of the Enterprise Europe Network are the Technology Center Prague, the South Moravian Innovation Center and the Business Innovation Center Pilsen. You can find out everything about the event, its topics, program and participants at this link:





Fira Barcelona Gran Via
Av. Joan Carles I, 64 – Halls 1 & 2
08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat



CITIES' CHALLENGES Pitch Session - 15/11 on site

Ch. 1: Testing of Smart solutions in Tallinn to become a Green Capital-2023

Ch.2: Malaysia’s Low Carbon City Initiative by Renewable Energy & Smart Grids

Ch. 3: Cartagena de Indias future energy tech hub via smart and green mobility

Ch. 4: Solutions for Roma’s Transition to the Environmental sustainability

Ch.5: Strategic partner for Westminster’s Smart City Operating System

Ch.6: Reus innovative, socially responsible food recovery programme

Ch.7: Integration and upgrade of Split’s Energy management (GIS PORTAL)

Ch.8: Boston Smart program for Social equity

OPEN INNOVATION CHALLENGE Pitch Session - 16/11 on site

1. Innovation Challenges in Kyoto and Kansai

2. Intelligent Management of the city of Logroño: Digital Twin + Public services + Citizens as data collectors

3. Transforming sport pitches into the playground for transdisciplinary innovation (City of Amsterdam)

4. Radar PPI, Rapid Detection and control system for Antimicrobial Resistance (Spain, France, Italy)

5. Welsh Government Hydrogen Business Research & Innovation for Decarbonisation (HyBRID)

6. Greater Paris Metropolis: Urban Innovation experimentation

7. CivTech 8 - Open Challenges in Scotland

8. Cyber security Innovation Procurement

GREEN TRANSITION Pitch Session - 16/11 on site

- Innovation road map for circular and climate neutral cities

- Innovative solutions for circular and climate neutral cities

CITIES' CHALLENGES Pitch Session - 22/11 online

Ch.1: CERN Green Village Initiative

Ch.2: Smart Solutions for the City of Torino: from Torino City Lab to CTE NEXT

Ch.3: Graz, Linz and Vienna: Software Solution for CO2 reduction planning and visualization of climate protection scenarios

Ch.4: Accra's City Resilience Framework (CRF)

Ch.5: Smart City Japan highlights and Main priorities

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Jan Spunda
Head of Innovative SMEs Internationalisation Unit at CzechTrade
+420 602 254 839

Marek Zmrzlik
Head of CzechTrade Madrid
+34 913 531 890