UPCOMING: 4th Connected Smart Cities Conference


On Thursday 12 January 2017, 4th Connected Smart Cities Conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium. It will be organised by Open and Agile Smart Cities in collaboration with the European Committee of the Regions and other close partners (such as ENoLL). City leaders, community initiatives, representatives of the European institutions, tech experts and business developers will join the conference. 

The conference will be live-streamed on the following link 

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(picture: 3rd Connected Smart Cities Conference organised in January 2016. Martia Holst, Botnia LL director and ENoLL Effective member, speaking)

About OASC:

The Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative (OASC) is a city-driven, non-profit organisation. The overall objective is to create a Smart City market. OASC was founded in January 2015 and came to life with the first wave of cities joining in March 2015. 

OASC aims to kickstart the use of a shared set of ways to develop systems once for multiple cities and make them interoperable between cities, and within a city. Furthermore, comparability, easy sharing of best practices, and avoiding vendor lock-in is necessary to enhance a Smart City: OASC, thus, provides linkage – to cities all over the world and to (EU) funding – and advocates de facto standards for participating cities.

Who’s Invited?


  • OASC city representatives and partners
  • Cities, companies, NGOs and researchers interested in human-centred IoT market creation
  • Smart city project representatives of pursuing synergies with other European and global initiatives
  • SMEs, companies and digital entrepreneurs working with IoT and urban innovation
  • Programme and policy officers from the European Commission, development organisations, institutional investors, cities, regions and national governments
  • City networks representatives
  • Change makers in cities, academia and business
  • Interested professionals


What’s the Agenda?



Welcome: OASC Chair, Dr. Martin Brynskov

Morning Keynote Speakers:

  • Markku Markkula, President of the Committee of the Regions Representative, European Commission
  • Mary-Ann Schreurs, vice-mayor of innovation, culture, design and sustainability for the city of Eindhoven, and Chair of EUROCITIES Knowledge Society Forum
  • Kees van Der Klauw, Chair of the Alliance for IoT Innovation, Philips

Sessions with 3 cross-cutting themes, 3 domain-specific sessions, 2 technical sessions

Afternoon Keynote Speakers:

  • Representative, European Commission (to be announced)
  • Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, Mayor of Tampere, Finland
  • Ben Levine, Executive Director, MetroLab Network, USA
  • Chi-Hyung Lee, Director, Seoul Digital Foundation, Republic of Korea


When do we network?

  • Mayors’ Working Dinner, Wednesday, January 11

Dinner is planned for mayors and others to provide pre-conference networking and discussion. All registered participants may sign up for the dinner (at own expense).


Who are the Connected Smart Cities Conference Partners?

  • OASC in collaboration with:
  • European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL)
  • OrganiCity
  • SELECT for Cities
  • European Commission
  • Committee of the Regions

You can register on the following link