TAKE THE LEAD IN THE RACE FOR SMART AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES
 Frihamnen, 417 55 Göteborg, Sverige | 20/06/2018 08:00

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WELCOME TO GOTHENBURG SMART CITY SEMINARS 2018

Take part of the inventive thoughts of world-leading innovators and renowned specialists on the topics of digitization, e-mobility, autonomous vehicles and the circular & sharing economy, and how these affect the urban development of smart cities. 
PROGRAM  Speakers will soon be presented. Changes in the program may be possible.

WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE


08:00 Coffe and registration

HOW WILL TESTBEDS FOR E-MOBILITY AND CONNECTED AND AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES AFFECT THE CITIES OF THE FUTURE?
Hotter than Spotify, that's how the automotive industry in Gothenburg has been described as the sector shifts towards connectivity, automation, digitization and electrification, forming an engine that's helping power the region's development surge.

The automotive industry is undergoing great transformation, with Gothenburg claiming world-leading positions in many areas such as electrification, self-driving technology and connected vehicles.

09:00 Welcome  and Opening speech 

ELECTROMOBILITY – COLLABORATING ON TESTBEDS & INNOVATION
Learn how cities incorporate electromobility in their strategies for becoming smart cities, and how to collaborate on innovation. How can electromobility testbeds be used to collect data, and what can we do with open city data? Learn about the development of e-buses in Europe. Discover what’s happening with the ElectriCity testbed and its new vehicles and new technologies.
09:30 Speeches and Panel discussions 
 

HOW WILL AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES IMPACT CITIES

Around the world, intense efforts are under way to test autonomous vehicle technology, and Gothenburg is the first city in the world to investigate the interaction between self-driving vehicles and long-term sustainable urban planning.
The sharing economy will play an important role in the use of autonomous vehicles. Can cities plan and regulate the use of autonomous vehicles in shared fleets in ways that reduce congestion and increase urban accessibility.

10:30 Speeches and Panel discussions  

12:30 LUNCH


WHAT ROLES DO CIRCULAR AND SHARING ECONOMIES HAVE TO PLAY IN SUSTAINABLE CITIES?
Population growth and globalization contribute to significantly increased consumption of finite resources. The linear economy has to be replaced with a circular economy. A system shift that not only builds sustainability and resilience, but also generates business and economic opportunities. The circular economy is designed to recreate resources, over and over again, and to remove waste and pollution from the equation.

A sharing economy and collaborative consumption have great potential for resource efficiency, and as such fit the circular economy model well. This could involve non-profit initiatives and public services, as well as the creation of innovative business models. Growing urbanization and increasing consumption make it necessary to develop and implement tools for circular and sharing economies in our cities.
13:30 Welcome and Opening speech


HOW CAN A CIRCULAR ECONOMY BE USED AS A TOOL IN FUTURE URBAN DEVELOPMENT?

The impact of consumption on the climate is a major global challenge. The City of Gothenburg was the first city in the world to include emissions from consumption in its climate programme.

How can a circular economy be used as a tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? If we want the development of electromobility and autonomous vehicles to be truly sustainable, a well-rounded circular economy is required. The raw material flow for the production of both vehicles and batteries has to undergo recycling and reuse.
14:00 Speeches and Panel discussions  

 
THE SHARING ECONOMY – COMMERCIAL BUSINESS MODELS AND PUBLIC SERVICES IN SMART CITES
Sharing is cool and all around the world new sharing opportunities, offerings, platforms and services are born every day. Undoubtedly, sharing can provide huge advantages to society and to cities, ranging from a reduced use of resources, increased utilization of existing infrastructure, broader access to knowhow to freeing up road space for public use. But how should cities approach the topic? We believe cities need a clear sharing strategy or they’ll be overrun by the innovative force of the public and businesses from around the world.
15:30 Speeches and Panel discussions  

17:00 End

17:00 Networking Reception - hosted by Business Region Göteborg

Please register as soon as possible, the numbers of seats are limited.

LOCATION

Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden and it’s a city by the sea with world-class seafood and is well-known for its innovative sustainable urban and mobility planning.
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FEES & TERMS

The seminars are free of charge and by invitation only.
If you have not received an invitation code, please contact katarina.clase@businessregion.se 
Cancellation within less than 3 weeks of the start of the event will incur a no-show fee of 350 EURO.
Organizer: Business Region Göteborg Partner: Volvo Cars, Volvo Group Program Advisory Board: Business Region Göteborg, Chalmers University of Technology, City of Gothenburg, Göteborg Energi, Johanneberg Science Park, Lindholmen Science Park, RISE,  Volvo Cars, Volvo Group, University of Gothenburg
Mark your calendar

 20/06/2018 08:00

Location
Race Village, Frihamnen
Frihamnen, 417 55 Göteborg, Sverige

031-367 61 00

katarina.clase@businessregion.se