30 Apr Launch of SmarterCitiesNOW

Launch of


A UK/Nordic Sustainable Urban Collaboration Forum

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 at 08:30 – Wednesday, 12 April 2017
at 17:30 (BST)
Ravensbourne, 6 Penrose Way, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0EW

What is #SmarterCitiesNOW: A Sustainable Urban Development Forum?

#SmarterCitiesNOW is a 3-year UK/Nordic smart city collaboration programme, led by London and Copenhagen, with focus on Sustainable Urban Development

Programme Objectives

To create a collaborative, continuous forum where UK and Nordic smart city thinkers and do’ers can come together to share and develop new thinking, projects, solutions and innovations, to deliver synergies for all, rather than reinvent the same wheel in different cities

Who should join #SmarterCitiesNOW?

Smart City/Sustainable Urban Development leaders from councils, universities, startups, SMEs, architects, designers, engineers, innovators, communities, policy makers and tech companies, with a desire to engage with the pioneering smart city/sustainable urban development work in progress in the UK and Nordics, knowledge share and collaborate with other smart city pioneers to create synergies for all

What is the #SmarterCitiesNOW ​​timetable?

  • 3 year programme
  • Kick off: 11-12 April @Ravensbourne in London, followed by:
  • Launch of programme of shared activities, projects and events
  • Bi-annual events to review progress and launch new projects: first follow-up event post-launch: 11-12 October @BLOXHUB in Copenhagen

Calling Startups, SMEs and developers: Sign up for #SmarterCitiesNOW Solution Challenge and City of London Hackathon

The London launch of #SmarterCitiesNOW will also launch 2 challenges:

1) #SmarterCitiesNOW Solution Challenge​: 

If you’re a startup or SME working on a  smart city solution​, come along and sign up for the #SmarterCitiesNOW solution challenge

What’s the Prize?

A chance to win a Fellowship (free cabin to use as a studio and access to open plan communal space) at the ‘Good Hotel London’ or a place on the shortlist of the Urban Tech Acceleration Programme, run by BLOXHUB and Rainmaking Loft in Copenhagen

2) City of London Hackathon:

If you’re a developer or programmer, come sign up for the 21-22 May City of London Hackathon, and develop a data-driven ​Wayfinding ​solution for the City of London​:

What’s the Prize?

The City of London Corporation is considering smart solutions to pressing challenges – in particular the need to improve mobility of people, goods and services around the Square Mile. The City of London will work with the winner of the City of London Hackathon to look at how – and at what cost – the winning idea could be implemented in the City of London, and to help promote the runner-up idea, as part of the Smarter City programme at The City Centre

What’s the #SmarterCitiesNOW Launch Programme?

See link:​ http://bit.ly/2ovYR4U

#SmartierCitiesNOW Kick off: When, Where, How? 

​When: 11-12 April 2017
Where:​ Ravensbourne, Penrose Way, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 OEW

How do I get tickets?

Click on link below

Can I sponsor and speak at the events?: 

Yes, email: hello@newmedia2dot0.co.uk


Come along and walk, don’t just talk!

Join the conversation on #SmarterCitiesNOW