6Aika at the CityxCity Festival

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Päiväys ja aika
13.01.2021
15:00 - 16:00


6Aika is participating to the City by City online festival organised by the Open and Agile Smart Cities network. The festival is held on 13-15th of January 2021. 6Aika event is on 13th of January at 15:00 (EET, UTC +2).

Take a look at the entire festival programme and sign up for the CityXCity festival at the event page.

From Competition to Collaboration:
How the six biggest cities in Finland teamed up and succeeded in smart city development?

6Aika is the joint strategy of the six largest cities in Finland (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Turku and Oulu), ongoing between 2014-21. Together, the cities have tackled the challenges of urbanisation, evolving towards ever smarter and inherently human-centric cities. With over 50 projects implemented, the cities together with companies, residents and R&D&I organisations have worked on themes related to e.g. circular economy and energy efficiency, learning, smart mobility and employment and competence.

What will you learn in this session?

  • How to open the city as a platform for companies and their service development?
  • How to create and nurture innovation culture in city organisations?
  • How to encourage decision-makers in cities to utilize technology and digitalization?
  • How to facilitate the ecosystem work in practice?

Who should join this session?

  • People in charge of business development in cities
  • City Mayors
  • Directors of city strategies, smart cities and operational development
  • Companies looking to innovate with cities
  • Representatives of R&D&I organisations

Speakers:

  • Mr. Kimmo Heinonen (Leading Specialist, Team Leader, City of Helsinki)
  • Ms. Katja Hagman (Development Manager, City of Espoo)
  • Mr. Jari Jokisalo (Specialist / Digitalization, BusinessOulu)

Commentator: Ms. Dana Eleftheriadou (Head of Advanced Technologies and Digital Transformation Team, European Commission)

Moderator: Ms. Eija Hämäläinen (Bitte)

More information:
Minna Joronen, Programme Manager
minna.joronen(at)6aika.fi

Picture: City by City Festival