Between the 10th to the 12th November 2020, a digital business delegation will take place with Czech, Austrian, Italian and Romanian entrepreneurs, as well as representatives of municipal and local administrations. This event will be held in advance of the SMART City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, which, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will also take place online from the 17th to 18 November 2020.
The business delegation is part of the program of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and is organized by the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the participating countries (Czech Republic, Austria, Italy and Romania) in cooperation with Bayern Handwerk International GmbH and is supported by Deggendorf Technical University and the Bavarian Digitization Center.
The event is addressed to companies providing technologies and solutions for smart urban development but also to companies offering smart solutions in the fields of mobility, building control, lighting and security.
The markets in the Czech Republic, Austria, Italy and Romania have solid growth figures, with cities and municipalities wanting to become “smarter”.
- In the Czech Republic there are concepts that are based on solutions aimed at the development of an intelligent urban transport network, a modern water supply system, waste management and a more efficient method of lighting and heating for buildings.
- For instance, austrian cities and municipalities want to become more attractive to their residents by introducing innovative digital solutions, using German solutions as well.
- Italy is based on the specific concepts of a smart city, with the aim of digitization in the areas of infrastructure, citizen services, education and skills.
- In Romania, smart city solutions are implemented for instance in public WLAN, traffic systems, video surveillance, waste management and air quality monitoring by sensors.
The financing of the project is part of a program of the BMWi intending to access new markets for SMEs and is subject to de minimis regulations. The participation fee is between 250 and 500 euros (net) depending on the size of the company.
An overview of other BMWi projects for accessing new markets for SMEs can be found at www.ixpos.de/markterschliessung.
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