Events

Past events

10.04.2017

OrganiCity 2nd Open Call Preparations Workshop

Centro Civico NUMANCIA, Calle Cardenal Cisneros, 76, 39007, Santander

This workshop will bring together experimenters who have already obtained funding in the 1st Open Call along with people in the know and new stakeholders interested in developing experiments funded by the OrganiCity project.

The previous experiences in the preparation of the experimental proposals will be analyzed in order to identify the good practices and to solve the difficulties and barriers encountered in the previous call. This will conduct to the creation of a route from the conception of the experiment idea to its formation in an official valid proposal.

During the event there will be an exchange of ideas, with special emphasis on the process of experimentation in all its phases.

In addition, participants will be invited to propose some new challenges and will be encouraged to create multidisciplinary teams for the design of experiments. Come and take part of the OrganiCity experience!

Register here for Monday, 10th April, 17:00 – 19:30

03.04.2017

Mapping the Experimentation Ecosystem

Urban Innovation Centre, 1 Sekforde St, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0BE

This workshop will gather experimenters, communities and authorities to map the current ecosystem of digital experimentation in London. We will explore our experiences with innovation, make connections and start to create bridges.

The event will build on the journeys that attendees have experienced whilst innovating in the digital space (experimenting, proving a concept, etc) and incorporate the experience of experimentation with urban data and IoT in the framework of OrganiCity. We want to include different voices in the event to create an inclusive service that facilitates experimentation.

Click here to register for this event

Who is hosting this event and why?

OrganiCity is testing how the cities of the future can enable experimentation with urban data as a service for citizens and communities. Last year, OrganiCity funded 25 experiments with urban data in London, Aarhus and Santander. As we prepare to launch our next open call in Summer 2017, we are trying to understand how this service might become more sustainable. This workshop will help us improve the process to facilitate experimentation in our complex ecosystem.

The project is not-for-profit and funded by the European Commission. Future Cities Catapult and Intel ICRI Labs are some of the partners developing OrganiCity and will be the hosts of this event.

Agenda
5:30 – 6:00 pm. Arrivals and drinks
6:00 – 7:45 pm. Workshop / Discussion
7:45 – 8:15 pm. Drinks and networking

08.12.2016

Co-Creating Cities of the Future: OrganiCity Experiments Launch

Urban Innovation Centre, 1 Sekforde Street, EC1R 0BE

Join us on Thursday December 8th, from 6:30-8:00pm, to celebrate the first round of experiments with urban data in London, Aarhus and Santander. Meet the citizens, initiatives and companies experimenting in London and testing how our future cities could offer Experimentation as a Service for citizens and communities.

OrganiCity evolves technologies and services that keep citizens at the core of the city’s growth. We believe smart cities must develop around the needs of citizens and enable citizen action. On December 8th, we are bringing together the winners of OrganiCity’s first open call for experiments in London to talk about the tools and methods they are using to co-create smart city solutions in their local communities.

Our experimenters in London are working on a variety of urban challenges: wellbeing in overcrowded housing; the accessibility of our transport network; mobile pollution sensing in our streets and buildings; mobility for the visually impaired; live traffic conditions; procurement efficiency; the quality of water in our rivers, and the effect of tranquility in the city.

This launch event is a great opportunity to learn more about OrganiCity, meet the experiment teams in London, and find out how you can get involved in their experiments or create your own in our future open calls.

This event is free and open to the public.

14.06.2016

OrganiCity Open Call London Clinic (June)

Urban Innovation Centre, 1 Sekforde Street, EC1R 0BE

The OrganiCity open call for experiments is well underway. With the first deadline less than two months away, we are delighted to offer face-to-face assistance in London as part of the application process.

Join the OrganiCity partners at London’s Urban Innovation Centre on Tuesday 24th May or Tuesday 14th June to learn more about the OrganiCity platform, the open call application process and anything else relating to the OrganiCity project.

In addition to handling your enquiries, we’ll host some networking and collaboration activities. If you’re looking for collaborators, this is the place to do it!

Register for Tuesday, 14th June, 17:00 – 20:00

Don’t forget – use the OrganiCity London Facebook page to connect with potential collaborators – and if you need inspiration, OrganiCity Scenarios is now online with lots of great ideas.

09.06.2016

OrganiCity Open Call Santander 2nd Clinic (June)

Universidad de Cantabria - Grupo de Ingeniería Telemática - Edificio de I+D+i de Telecomunicación - Avda. de los Castros s/n, Plaza de la Ciencia, 39005 Santander

As it has been already reported, the OrganiCity open call for experiments is open and you can submit your proposals until June 29th. On May 20th we organized the first briefing on the preparation of proposals. Given the interest raised, we considered to hold a second event to assist potential applicants in this process.

During this second event we will focus on performing an individual and personalized assistance to all those who show interest in participating, in order to refine their proposals and align them so that their chances of success are maximized. After an initial overall OrganiCity presentation, the focus will be put into working directly with the proposals and resolve any questions that may arise.

In addition, we will also prepare, for those interested, a system to contact other participants to exchange ideas, find synergies and complement skills. Are you a social experimenter in need for a technician to analyze data? Or maybe you are a skilled coder looking for a good idea to apply. Come and let other applicants know!

Register here for Thursday, June 9th, 17:00 – 20:00

24.05.2016

OrganiCity Open Call London Clinic (May)

Urban Innovation Centre, 1 Sekforde Street, EC1R 0BE

The OrganiCity open call for experiments is well underway. With the first deadline less than two months away, we are delighted to offer face-to-face assistance in London as part of the application process.

Join the OrganiCity partners at London’s Urban Innovation Centre on Tuesday 24th May or Tuesday 14th June to learn more about the OrganiCity platform, the open call application process and anything else relating to the OrganiCity project.

In addition to handling your enquiries, we’ll host some networking and collaboration activities. If you’re looking for collaborators, this is the place to do it!

Register here for Tuesday, 24th May, 17:00 – 20:00

Don’t forget – use the OrganiCity London Facebook page to connect with potential collaborators – and if you need inspiration, OrganiCity Scenarios is now online with lots of great ideas.

20.05.2016

OrganiCity Open Call Santander Clinic (May)

Enclave Pronillo, Calle Gral. Dávila, 129, 39010 Santander

The OrganiCity open call for experiments is well underway. With the first deadline less than two months away, we are delighted to offer face-to-face assistance in Santander as part of the application process.

Join the OrganiCity partners at Enclave Pronillo on Friday 20th May to learn more about the OrganiCity platform, the open call application process and anything else relating to the OrganiCity project.

In addition to handling your enquiries, we’ll host some networking and collaboration activities. If you’re looking for collaborators, this is the place to do it!

Register here for Friday, 20th May, 17:00 – 19:30

Don’t forget – use the OrganiCity Santander Facebook page to connect with potential collaborators – and if you need inspiration, OrganiCity Scenarios is now online with lots of great ideas.

20.04.2016

NET FUTURES 2016

The Egg, Barastraat 175 Rue Bara, Brussels

The Net Futures 2016 will take place on 20 and 21 April 2016 in Brussels and gather over 1.000 attendees.

With the aim of maximizing the competitiveness of the European technology industry the Net Futures conference forms an interconnected community involving companies, organizations and people in

  • Research & Innovation
  • Market Validation & Living Lab Research
  • Business Development, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Strategy
  • Policy Making

Net Futures is an attempt to bridge the gaps between these communities in order to help innovations find their way to the market more easily and effectively.

OrganiCity will be there at the “Open & Agile Smart Cities” stand along with Select4Cities. All of these initiatives are working together to create a digital single market for innovative smart urban solutions. Stop by to learn more about how we’re working across Europe, or to get more details on the OrganiCity open call.

18.03.2016

OrganiCity at Citizen Focus Webinar: “Inclusive Smart Cities”

Webinar

OrganiCity will be presented by John Lynch of Future Cities Catapult with aparticular focus on our principles for engagement in co-creation of smarter cities. This short presentation will be useful for cities who wish to adopt some of the OrganiCity strategy and understand the considerations involved in engaging and sustaining a community of experimenters in the urban context.

16.02.2016

SMART CITY EXPO 2016

Exhibitor Center Puebla, Puebla, Mexico

First congress in Mexico about urban innovation towards equitable cities

OrganiCity in the company of Open & Agile Smart Cities and The World Bank are to be found at the workshop “Co-creating Smart Cities for Life” on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, from 16 to 19.

The workshop invites policy makers and civic innovators to share experiences and develop concrete next steps for tools for civic engagement in smart city projects and strategies. With Cities for Life, OrganiCity and Open & Agile Smart Cities as a context, the workshop will facilitate a very practical approach. The session will also host the OASC 4th Wave launch, and an informal reception.

Smart City Expo 2016

Under the motto “Urban Innovation Towards Equitable Cities in Latin America”, Smart City Expo Puebla is a benchmark to help boost sustainable and equitable urban management, allowing the development of cities in Mexico and Latin America.

The Smart City Expo Puebla will host the most important exponents and researchers of the Smart Cities worldwide. An audience of more than 3,000 people in the Congress and an attendance of 5,000 visitors to the Expo is expected.

Among the main presentations there will be: “The regional and metropolitan dimension in the government of cities”, “Mobility and recovery of urban space”, “The challenge of equality: people in the center of the Smart City”, “From the Ideas to Action instruments for urban change” and “Technology and innovation at the service of the people”.

This event will convene more than 80 companies participating as exhibitors, and around 500 cities around the world will meet on 16, 17 and 18 February in the Exhibitor Center Puebla.

Smart City Expo Puebla is the event that will trigger the actions of a new management of cities in Latin America, with the main focus of social equity and generating strategies to enable all citizens regardless of their social status access to the same services, quality and efficient.

For more information see Smart City Expo’s website.

04.02.2016

SANTANDER CITY COUNCIL WILL PARTICIPATE IN A LOCAL EVENT OF THE STARTUP EUROPE WEEK

Biblioteca Central de Cantabria, C/ Ruiz de Alda 19, Santander

This event forms part of the set of activities that will take place from 1st to 5th February, 2016, in more than 40 countries and 200 cities under the umbrella of the STARTUP EUROPE WEEK.

Startup Europe Week is an initiative of Startup Europe / European Commission to celebrate entrepreneurship with the peculiarities of European culture. In this sense, a set of events, workshops and speeches are held with specific relevancy to the local reality.

Santander City Council was invited by local organizers, Distrito Beta Coworking Center, CISE – International Center Santander Entrepreneurship and Ejecant – Youth Entrepreneurship College of Cantabria from Government of Cantabria, to give a speech about resources and business opportunities in the Santander Smart City context.

The whole event will take place on 4th February at ‘Biblioteca Central de Cantabria’ (C/ Ruiz de Alda, 19, Santander) from 17h to 20h. More information and registering at XING Events (in Spanish).

15.01.2016

ENTERPRENEURS BREAKFAST: BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN SANTANDER SMART CITY CONTEXT

Business initiatives center “Plaza de México”, Calle Alta 133, Santander

The involvement in recent years of Santander in European innovation projects related to the Smart City paradigm has transformed Santander in an ideal environment for new business opportunities related to Information and Communication Technologies. Santander offers an outstanding infrastructure for entrepreneurship or developing business tests at real scale.

In this event, several Santander City Council’s officers will present Santander’s activities related to Smart Cities and innovation to local entrepreneurs and SMEs. The most suitable instruments and tools for aiding entrepreneurs and SMEs to develop and finance their ideas and projects will be explained, including the open calls associated with European financed projects in which the city participates.

After the presentation, further discussion will be held in a workshop style.

14.01.2016

ORGANICITY OPEN CALL LONDON ANNOUNCEMENT

Urban Innovation Centre, One Sekforde Street, EC1R 0BE, London, UK

The OrganiCity Open Call is almost upon us. For the first time, a smart city platform designed with citizens and for citizens will open to communities for experimental projects across three cities.

From early 2016 researchers, businesses, citizens and more are invited to propose experiments for London using urban data and the internet of things. Experiment proposals can access up to 60,000€ of funding, and the call is open to experimenters from anywhere who are willing to use the OrganiCity platform.

On 14 January 2016, your London OrganiCity partners will introduce the suite of tools that will be available, including urban data sets from across London (UK), Aarhus (Denmark) and Santander (Spain). In addition, we will take you through the application process for the open call.

Finally, we’ll celebrate a years worth of co-creation with a rapid ideas exchange and collaborator networking.

Sign up here.

03.12.2015

Get inspiration for your smart city ideas

Godsbanen, Remisen, Skovgaardsgade 3, 8000 Aarhus C

Earlier this year we launched OrganiCity at a workshop where we presented the concept. Now we are pleased to invite companies, business developers, organisations etc. to a morning meeting where we present the first open calls for city experiments.

At the meeting, we will inform you about the upcoming two open calls for co-creative experiments based on the OrganiCity Platform. The first call will be launched in January 2016, when companies and others interested can apply for funds from a total budget of 1.5 million DKK to be distributed among Aarhus experiments.

Join the meeting if you want to learn about:
How other European cities involve their citizens and companies in smart city collaboration

How to apply for funds allocated for city experiments based on co-creation

What technologies will be made available for the experiments

Learn more and see the full programme here

03.10.2015

Urban Design Hackathon by Intelligent Community Challenge

Ravensbourne, Greenwich Peninsula

The #UrbanDesignHackathon will bring together participating councils, universities, students, community groups, Intelligent Community Challenge Partners & Sponsors around the theme of Urban Innovation.

During the day you can see the best of Urban Design and Innovation and the role of intelligent LED-lighting in building intelligent future cities, through live demos of cutting edge technologies and design tools, live design jams, demonstrations of leading UK intelligent cities, design talent ‘speed dating’, exhibitions, urban data labs, ‘Dragons Den’ type pitching of urban design proposals and more.

John Lynch from Future Cities Catapult will introduce OrganiCity as part of the Flash talks on future cites

If you would like to attend: register here.

21.09.2015

OrganiCity conversation: Let’s talk experimentation

Urban Innovation Centre, London

Would you like to build an experimental solution using urban data and the Internet of Things? OrganiCity will soon be opening up a platform to help, and we would like to hear your thoughts on what’s needed to get London prototyping.

Your ideas and opinions will help us design the first OrganiCity open call, happening in January 2016, which will offer funding and support to citizens who wish to build experiments using urban data in London and beyond. We’re giving away free tickets to the Design Museum to say thankyou for taking part.

We have two sessions organised. You can register here:
Monday 21st September 5:00 – 7:00pm
Monday 28th September 5:00 – 7:00pm 

It will be a casual discussion group at the Urban Innovation Centre in Clerkenwell and we’ll provide some snacks and refreshments.

Your input could play a part in shaping how the city develops in the future so don’t miss the opportunity to build a better London.

16.09.2015

OrganiCity Conversation: Let’s talk London

Urban Innovation Centre, London

We have organised some informal sessions to talk about what makes London great and how we could make it better. It’s your city, you are the experts.

We have two sessions organised. You can register here:
Wednesday 16th September 5:00 – 7:00pm
Friday 18th September 10:00 – 12:00am

It will be a casual discussion group at the Urban Innovation Centre in Clerkenwell and we’ll provide some refreshments. We’re giving away free tickets to the Design Museum to say thank you for taking part.

We’ll take your ideas and opinions and use them to shape the first OrganiCity ‘open call’ for experiments, happening in January 2016. The experiments will be working on problems that you, as citizens, want to address.

 

24.08.2015

ORGANICITY FOCUS GROUPS

Enclave Pronillo, Santander

Join us in Santander on Wednesday 26th or Thursday 27th August for our OrganiCity Focus Group session, focusing on how to participate in the development of a better city. Contribute with your personal feelings and daily life experience and help us lay out how technology could cover those needs. OrganiCity is pushing for co-creation and your input will mean a step towards our common goal.

If you’d like to participate, please contact with Santander City Council Neighbourhoods Councillorship.

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