Hope of Belonging: Trento Smart City Week is 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 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.
FBK – partner and promoter of the event – wants to offer its visitors the opportunity to learn about the many projects and solutions that its researchers have implemented and are implementing in the context of Smart Cities, offering a overview of solutions developed with the city of Trento and other partners in the area and already adopted by citizens. Among these, the many applications realized, the initiatives for sustainable mobility, the technological solutions for environmental monitoring and energy saving, the tools related to education and training, etc.. Citizens will also have the opportunity to learn about the “behind the scenes” of smart solutions, see the research tools and how the FBK laboratories, that have enabled their implementation, work.