Hope of Belonging: Trento Smart City Week Will Be Back in April
Trento Smart City Week, an event that stems from the inclusion of Trento in the ranking of the top ten smart cities in the world according to the IEEE ranking, is coming back April 12 through 15. The 2018 edition, like the previous one, stemmed from the joint initiative of five promoters – the City of Trento, the Autonomous Province of Trento, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, the University of trento and the Consortium of the Trentino Municipalities – and the collaboration of many other Trentino-based companies.
In September 2016 the event saw more than 100 program events, 20,000 overall visitors, 12,000 single log-ins to www.smartcityweek.it with 75,000 page views. The initiative was advertised nationwide through news and segments on the major national newspapers, television and online media.
The new edition will propose a series of events in which citizens and visitors will be able to hear, with simple and lay language, interesting stories, challenging visions of the future and get acquainted with smart services and initiatives, i.e. innovative, easy and intelligent in the city of Trento and Trentino local area. Additionally, people working in the public administration will find a place to learn more about successful experiences and discover the advancements in research, innovation, business and startups.
In the spaces set up in Piazza Fiera, the event will propose and discuss topics and challenges in connection with being a smart city through roundtable discussions, information seminars, demonstrations, interactive workshops, activities, exhibitions, each including chances for exchange. In the Exhibition Area visitors will be able to experience first hand the smart services that cities and the local area offer.
The new edition aims to spread the culture of innovation by involving local and national institutions, civil society, academia, science and citizens. The topic of the Trento Smart City Week 2018 will be participation, addressed extensively and expressed in the motto: The Hope of Belonging. The City, therefore, as a place where each one can actively contribute to the improvement of common well-being. Participation not only as an action but also as a feeling of belonging and responsibility.