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Flanders’ smart city flagships take part in Smart City Expo

For the first time, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) is participating in the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona – bringing together a variety of smart city specialists from Flanders. FIT will be doing so together with DSP Valley, a Flanders-based cluster of excellence for smart electronic systems.

For the first time, Flanders Investment & Trade joins the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.

From 14 to 16 November, the Smart City Expo unites worldwide industry players offering smart solutions to tackle the (urban) challenges of tomorrow in terms of mobility, energy, safety and efficiency.

Smart city expertise from Flanders

A total of ten Flanders-based companies and institutes – flagships of Flanders’ innovative business ecosystem for smart city developments – will be represented at FIT’s booth at Smart City Expo. The organizations involved are: Acceleran, DSP Valley, HOPLR, Hydroscan, imec, Living Tomorrow, Locate in Limburg, LRD/KU Leuven, Rombouts Holding (Rombit) and Settlemint.

Each of the participants will present a range of innovative technological applications that can help improve the quality of life in urban environments: from digital communication platforms to mobile applications.

Smart Cities in a Smart Region

In addition, the FIT stand will host representatives of Antwerp and Ghent. These cities come together under the moniker ‘Smart Cities in a Smart Region’. On 14 and 15 November, an official delegation of the Smart Flanders support program will visit the exposition as well, with representatives of Flanders’ 13 main cities – referred to as ‘centrumsteden’ or ‘central cities’. The delegation is led by imec, Flanders’ strategic research center for nanotechnology and digital innovation.

Flanders has a lot to offer in terms of smart city applications. Cities such as Antwerp and Ghent are making strong headway in this respect. FIT will utilize its presence at Smart City Expo to put companies from Flanders in the limelight, and to engage with potential foreign investors and partners.

Marc Van Gastel
Head of Department Invest at Flanders Investment & Trade.

Join us at Smart City Expo at booth E523

In addition to hosting a stand at Smart City Expo in Barcelona, FIT, DSP Valley and the Smart Flanders delegation will also organize several other activities. These include the B2B Matchmaking Event, in collaboration with Enterprise Europe Network, as well as the Smart City Tech workshop in collaboration with a range of international partner organizations. Both events take place on 16 November.

Find out where you can find us at Smart City Expo.

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Smart City Expo World CongressFind out more about smart city innovation in Flanders.
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Flanders Investment & Trade
14 November 2017

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