Connecting Minds, Creating the Future: this is the topic of the very first EXPO held in the Middle East region. And it is also exactly what we do in our City For The Future presentation concerned with smart and sustainable cities. We researched some of the most inspiring Czech ideas, technologies and solutions and merged them together into a single vision showing what urban life might look like in a few years and how Czech innovations may contribute to creating a pleasant, human-friendly future where a true symbiosis with nature is achieved. The vision builds on the idea of sustainability, which is one of three subthemes of Dubai's EXPO and also the underlying motive of the Czech pavilion and a key interest of the United Arab Emirates with whom the Czech Republic, with the help of EXPO, develops cooperative relations.
32 Czech companies take part in this joint effort. The organisers from Ministry of Industry and Trade and CzechTrade took extra care when selecting them and consulted trusted partners that interact with innovations on a daily basis, especially the Forbes magazine, South Moravian Innovation Centre and the CzechInvest agency. The final portfolio includes solutions from various areas, such as mobility, infrastructure, smart buildings, environmental technologies, energy distribution, services, logistics or smart farming. This further proves cities are very complex ecosystems where many components need to click into each other. And addressing such complex matters: that's what EXPOs are about.
Didn't make it to EXPO? No problem! Check below our video reports, the City For The Future movie and recorded conference with Forbes.
When thinking about cities of tomorrow, it is obvious that wildly-shaped skyscrapers, levitating cars or omnipresent robots aren’t the keys to a meaningful and sustainable life. That’s why we left futuristic visions behind and focused on what truly matters – on what makes cities efficient, healthy, user-friendly, respectful to nature and desirable as places for living.
An ordinary day of every one of us consists of many repeating activities that we don’t give much thought to. Such as using energy, transporting ourselves, interacting with public infrastructure, eating, shopping or working in an office. Altogether, these routines end up taking a major portion of our time. Therefore, they have a significant impact on the quality of our lives, and a power to determine how we affect our environment.
With 32 innovative Czech companies, we look behind the curtain of this seemingly trivial reality to uncover the interconnected processes in the background. We illustrate how even minor practical improvements – when standing together – may bring a major change in the big picture. The future doesn't have to be rocket science!
15th January 2022 (Saturday)
Opening day of the rotary exhibition City For The Future
23th January 2022 (Sunday)
Arrival of Minister of Industry and Trade with a delegation in Dubai
24th January 2022 (Monday)
Ceremonial signature of the bilateral cooperation agreement between the Czech Republic and the United Arab Emirates
22nd Czech Business Council Gala Business Session at Radisson Blu Hotel, Deira Creek
25th January 2022 (Tuesday)
City For The Future evening with Forbes in the Czech pavilion at EXPO
29th January 2022 (Saturday)
Closing day of the rotary exhibition
CITY FOR THE FUTURE EVENING WITH FORBES:
18:00 Welcome drink, individual or guided tours of the Czech pavilion
18:20 – 18:28 City For The Future video introduction
18:28 – 18:30 Welcome speech of Petr Šimůnek - Forbes Česko
18:30 - 18:40 CZECHS AT EXPO
Jozef Síkela - Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic; Jiří František Potužník - Commissioner General of the Czech participation in EXPO
18:40 – 19:00 CZECHS CONQUERING THE WORLD
Igluu - Pavel Dvořák; DataFromSky - Pavel Fojtík; Prusa Research - Josef Průša
19:00 – 19:20 TOP LOGISTICS IS THE KEY
Logio - Vojtěch Cuchý; VZLÚ - Josef Kašpar; BringAuto - Jan Najvárek
19:20 – 19:40 LIFE IN SMART BUILDINGS
Liko-s - Jan Musil; Sharry - Josef Šachta; Spaceti - Max Verteletskyi
19:40 – 20:00 ADVISED BY AI AND BIG DATA
Mycroft Mind - František Müller; VisionCraft - Robert Pinkas
20:00 – 22:00 Networking with buffet diner and live Petrof piano music
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