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In 2017 and 2018, we will be touring around the world reaching out to international partners interested in creating solutions for resource-efficient and climate-adapted Cities of the Future. Meet our top-class research networks at urban innovation fairs worldwide and share your ideas, expert knowledge or innovative technologies. Would you like to make an appointment in advance? 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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Past Events

February 9, 2017 
BMBF Berlin, Germany

The event “Working Together for the City of the Future” marked the beginning of the BMBF´s international campaign „Shaping the Future - Building the City of Tomorrow together“. The campaign's mission is to share visions for sustainable, energy-efficient and attractive cities of tomorrow and develop viable solutions for urban development by promoting international research collaborations with ten top ranking smart city research networks based in Germany.

During the festive event numerous urban planning experts from politics, science and research, including Assaf Biderman, associate director of MIT Senseable City Lab, exchanged ideas and celebrated the campaign´s research networks and their innovative projects. After the kick-off event, the research networks started to tour the world and showcase their solutions at innovation fairs in China, India, Vietnam, Colombia and the United States.

www.bmbf.de/en

Who was there?

SCHWIMMTOUR
Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU)

GIP2China
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transport Research

MoviCi
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transport Research

TAURUS
Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut (EMI)

MCI-SC Global
Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO)

USCC
Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Service Center for Research and Transfer

DE-US.net
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

March 1, 2017 
Caravelle Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) jointly organised the German Science Day – a commemorative event to celebrate 20 years of Science & Technology Cooperation between Vietnam and Germany. Representatives of MoST, BMBF and several scientific organisations exchanged ideas about cooperation projects and inform about German funding opportunities for cooperation and education in science and technology.

www.most.gov.vn/

Who was there?

SCHWIMMTOUR
Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU)

GIP2China
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transportation Systems

IGSI
Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Urban and Regional Planning (ISR)

TAURUS
Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut (EMI)

May 2, 2017 
German Center for Research and Innovation, New York City, USA

Both the USA and Germany dispose of relevant resources in research and technology in the field of smart cities. This is why during our scientific networking event at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York six of our urban research networks presented their ideas to forge international bonds with strong partners in the US committed to developing innovative solutions for resource-efficient and climate-adapted cities of the future.

They invited international researchers, urban planners, architects, decision makers, municipal authorities and representatives from the private sector to share and reflect on their ideas and innovative urban technologies. The aim was to build collaborations and develop joint projects in the future.

http://www.germaninnovation.org

Who was there?

DE-US.net
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

GIP2China
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transport Research

IGSI
Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Urban and Regional Planning (ISR)

MoviCi
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transport Research

TAURUS
Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut (EMI)

May 3-6, 2017 
Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City, USA

Six German research networks showcased their smart city innovations at the leading trade fair Smart Cities NYC ´17 in New York to find international partners for joint urban development projects. Research cooperations between US and German partners hold major potential for synergies and innovation and are regarded as being particularly promising in order to develop solutions for the numerous challenges of the city of tomorrow including urban resilience, e.g. against hurricanes and terrorism attacks, optimum energy and resource efficiency as well as better acceptance of urban planning changes.

http://smartcitiesnyc.com/

Who was there?

DE-US.net
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

GIP2China
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transportation Systems

IGSI
Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Urban and Regional Planning (ISR)

MoviCi
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transport Research

TAURUS
Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut (EMI)

May 10-12, 2017 
Pragati Maidan, New-Delhi, India

Five German research networks presented their smart city innovations at the "3rd Smart Cities India" trade fair in New Delhi with customised offers to make India cities cleaner and healthier by sustainable and efficient development. The innovative German system solutions on offer ranged from improved energy and resource efficiency to increased acceptance of urban changes by means of integrative planning. Germany is seen by India as a preferred partner in sustainable city development.

http://www.smartcitiesindia.com/

Who was there?

GENIUS
University of Stuttgart, Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK)

IGSI
Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Urban and Regional Planning (ISR)

MCI-SC Global
Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO)

SCHWIMMTOUR
Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU)

October 2-3, 2017 
Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

Six German research networks presented customized smart city proposals at the trade fair and conference Smart City Asia 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Their research and development projects were targeted at developing cities in a sustainable and efficient manner, thus making them safer and more liveable. The innovative solutions aimed for example at shortening commuting times and periods of traffic congestion, using energy and raw materials more efficiently, and increasing the acceptance and effectiveness of urban change by means of integrative planning.

http://www.smartcitiesasia.com/conference/

Who was there?

DE-US.net
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

GENIUS
University of Stuttgart, Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK)

GIP2China
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transportation Systems

IGSI
Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Urban and Regional Planning (ISR)

MoviCi
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transport Research

USCC
Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Service Center for Research and Transfer

October 3-5, 2017 
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C., USA

Three German research networks showcased their smart city offerings at the trade fair and conference “Smart Cities Week” in Washington D.C., USA. Their research and development projects were targeted at developing cities in a sustainable and efficient manner, thus making them safer and more liveable. Their innovative solutions aimed for example at using energy and raw materials more effficiently using 3D-GIS-tools, at providing urban resilience in areas prone to flooding by self-sufficient floating houses, and at renaturating polluted urban industrial wasteland with satellite-supported management tools.

http://smartcitiesweek.com/2017-Washington/

Who was there?

CITYtrans
Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (HFT)

DE-US.net
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

SCHWIMMTOUR
Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU)

October 04, 2017
Makespace, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Design Sprint aimed at promoting professional exchange between German and Malaysian scientists, practitioners and further experts from architecture and sustainable urban development. The participants  gained insights into ongoing projects of the campaign, learned more about current perspectives of urban development in Malaysia and jointly developed proposals to solve specific urban challenges in the Malaysian urban context. The Design Sprint  focussed on the topics mobility, resource efficiency and housing. Through the dialogical arrangement of the event, all participants were encouraged to directly contribute with their respective experience backgrounds and research findings. In this way, within a very short period of time, they  stepped into an intense and direct exchange, which established connections for possible future cooperation.

http://www.malaysia.ahk.de/en

Who was there?

GENIUS
University of Stuttgart, Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK)

GIP2China
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transport Research

IGSI
Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Urban and Regional Planning (ISR)

MoviCi
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transport Research

USCC
Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Service Center for Research and Transfer

November 14-16, 2017 
Fira de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain 

Eight German research networks showcased their smart city offerings at the trade fair and conference “Smart Cities Expo World Congress” in Barcelona, Spain. Their solutions and research projects are targeted at developing cities in a sustainable and efficient manner, thus making them safer and more liveable. Their innovative solutions aim for example at using energy and raw materials more effficiently using 3D-GIS-tools, at providing urban resilience in areas prone to flooding by self-sufficient floating houses, at preparing cities to resist storms or terrorist attacks  and renaturating polluted urban industrial wasteland with satellite-supported management tools, at shortening commuting times and periods of traffic congestion, and at increasing the acceptance and effectiveness of urban change by means of integrative planning.

http://www.smartcityexpo.com/en/

Who was there?

CITYtrans
Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (HFT)

DE-US.net
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

GIP2China
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transport Research

IGSI
Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Urban and Regional Planning (ISR)

MCI-SC Global
Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO)

MoviCi
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transport Research

SCHWIMMTOUR
Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU)