The latest BMBF campaign is in full swing!
Festive Kick-off in Berlin
After the festive kick-off in Berlin on 9 February 2017 the latest international BMBF campaign "Shaping the Future – Building the City of Tomorrow together" is in full swing.
For several months the campaign´s ten urban research networks had prepared their world tour intensely. Now they finally got started reaching out internationally and inviting strong partners to develop viable solutions for developing sustainable, energy-efficient and attractive cities of tomorrow together.
First stop: Vietnam
- Ⓒ Marcus Jeutner
The start of their world tour couldn´t have been any better. Happy to escape the rainy and chilly German winter, the researchers of the four networks SCHWIMMTOUR, IGSI, GIP2Vietnam and GENIUS travelled over 5.500 miles to attend the German Science Day held on 1 March in cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam in sunny Ho Chi Minh City.
Ranging from beautiful and sustainable swimming houses to urban design thinking and urban labs for integrated urban management, the networks showcased a variety of smart city innovations. Over 350 researchers, urban planners and governmental representatives from Vietnam seized the opportunity to discuss ideas how to build the City of Tomorrow together.
Back home in Germany, the networks´ researchers are busy following up on the inspiring talks in Vietnam and drafting project concepts for the recently agreed German-Vietnamese research collaborations. But time is pressing.
Next destinations: New York City and New-Delhi
Presently, the networks are busy putting the finishing touches to their software simulations, design drawings and posters they are planning to share.
In New York, USA, and in New-Delhi, India, the campaign´s research networks are going to present a wide range of sustainable smart city solutions which are addressing various pressing urban challenges including urban resilience, climate adaptation, energy efficiency and integrated urban management.
Invitation to our exclusive networking pre-event at the German Center for Research and Innovation
Don´t miss the great opportunity to be the first to meet our networks and leading urban experts of the US to exchange knowledge, ideas and experiences in a pleasant and personal setting. The BMBF campaign cordially invites you to join our special scientific networking event taking place in the German Center for Research and Innovation on 2 May 2017 in New York. Read more and apply for the networking event on the eve of the Smart Cities NYC '17.
Starting today for a better tomorrow
If you would like to make an appointment in advance to meet our research networks at the fairs, don’t hesitate to contact your favourite smart city research network or our campaign office. We are looking forward to meeting you!
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