II Research to Business Meeting 2021 – Projects Development for Cities of the Future in Brazil

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Cities - which are constantly evolving - need efficient services and resilient and sustainable infrastructures in order to meet the challenges of urbanization while generating value to the ecosystem of stakeholders that form the urban network. This means ensuring a better quality of life, stimulating a dynamic and competitive economy, and conserving natural capital and related ecosystem services. 

In this context, the paradigm of the Intelligent Sustainable City is proposed as a specific approach that includes a variety of innovative solutions for sustainable urban development, based on cooperation between the public and private sectors and civil society, in coherence with the Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs of the United Nations Agenda 2030

The Consulate General of Italy in Rio de Janeiro and the Italian Embassy in Brazil are promoting the initiative Research to Business Italy-Rio de Janeiro with the aim of bringing together the scientific communities and public and private actors from Italy and Brazil, to consolidate scientific and technical-operational cooperation to promote projects for the sustainable development of Cities of the Future in Brazil. Within the framework of this initiative the II Research to Business Meeting 2021 – Projects Development for Cities of the Future in Brazil will be held.

Program

Day 1 - 08/09

10:00 - 10:20 - Opening

10:20 - 10:30 - Video message from partners

10:30 - 11:15 - Panel 1: Cities of the Future in Brazil. A Systemic Approach for the Development of Smart Cities

The Smart Sustainable City paradigm is headed towards a new management model for urban processes and services, aiming to improve the well-being of citizens and the competitiveness of cities. Considering this scenario, this panel discusses the systemic vision for the development of smart cities in Brazil, as well as its relationship with technological solutions, which are at the cutting edge of the market, in some areas of interest such as connectivity (infrastructure and services), electric mobility and smart energy.

11:15 - 12:00 - Panel 2: The challenges for sustainable development in cities

Cities are facing complex and systemic challenges of socioeconomic and environmental nature.  With the aim of tackling these challenges, the concept of the Sustainable Smart City allows us to discuss the relationship between development and resource use, from the perspective of the circular economy. In this context, this panel will address some crucial elements for this debate such as bioeconomy, digital transformation, and green cities.

12:00: Closing

Day 2 - 09/09 

10:00 - 10:20 - Opening

10:20 - 10:30 - Institutional video with messages from the Mayors of Rio de Janeiro and Milan

10:30 - 11:15 - Panel: Urban innovation ecosystems for sustainable urban development. Experiences of the Cities of Milan and Rio de Janeiro and opportunities for bilateral collaboration in the city-to-city cooperation model

Cities are poles where diverse stakeholders are brought together (academia, business and government), whose collaboration is crucial for the generation and diffusion of innovation. In this sense, a crucial element of the Sustainable Smart City is the creation of innovation ecosystems to generate innovative solutions for the city. The panel will address the experiences of Milan and Rio de Janeiro and the cooperation between cities as a vector of innovation to stimulate more sustainable and inclusive cities.

11:15: Closing Session

Speak to our experts of this Initiative: Marco Saverio Ristuccia, Marco Contardi and Andrea Raccichini.

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