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From Idea to Action – Cities share your challenges!

The Future of Cocreation
Talks & Network-session
BLOXHUB, 3.Floor
May 22 10:30 - 13:00

How can we can use digital technology to create more sustainable cities and achieve the UN SDG goals?

By embracing technology as part of new solutions, we will achieve a unique opportunity to disrupt an industry weighed down by tradition. Additionally, it can also help open new collaborations and partnerships.

As a society, we have a great responsibility to ensure that we all experience digitalisation as something constructive – an advantage rather than a disadvantage. When we talk about reaping the benefits of digitisation, there must also be real gains – for all parties.

We have team up with Gate 21, a partnership between regions, municipalities, companies and knowledge institutions in Greater Copenhagen, and Nordic Edge, the largest Smart City Event in the Nordic region based in Stavanger (Norway), to facilitate a network event for cities and businesses. The goal is to ensure that emerging technologies are seeking to address the real challenges facing cities, and that this potential new partnership actually results in real gains.

During this session, a total of seven cities will talk about their challenges in relation to offering citizens more socially sustainable solutions.

Guests: Starting out, Lone Kelstrup, Program Manager at Gate 21, will talk about OPI and co-creation methods between public and private players with a focus on creating socially sustainable urban areas.

Then Elisabeth Krey Jenssen, Head of Communications at Nordic Edge, will talk about regional social development based on public / private partnerships aimed at creating inclusive (democratic) cities.

Concluding this 2.5-hour session there will be the opportunity to participate in an hour’s so-called "Market place", where cities and businesses are matched. The session is facilitated by InfiniT - the network for digital innovation and new tecnology.


Lone Pie Kelstrup
Head of Programme (Sustainable Digital Societies)
Karolina Huss
Senior Project Leader, Gate 21
Elisabeth Krey Jenssen
Project and Communications Manager, Nordic Edge
Lea Schick
Research & Innovation Specialist at People, Technology and Business Lab, The Alexandra Institute