5th ICC City Lab

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The fifth ICC City Lab will return for the final time between 14 - 23 June 2022. This special edition will focus on Local Ecosystems mobilisation and Urban Innovation following feedback received from cities and experts on previous ICC City Labs.

The City Lab will be launched on June 14th with sessions open both to the ICC community and the public. Week 1 will be dedicated to mentor led Thematic Network sessions, where the ICC Mentor Cities will present successful solutions and good practices implemented in their cities. The core cities will also have time to get together in the Geographical Chapter Meetings to continue their discussions. During week 2, the Peer Reviews sessions and Transversal Network sessions on Open Data and Public Procurement will be in the limelight. The closing event is scheduled for June 23rd.

The event will take place in an online format and envisages the participation of over 400 participants covering ICC cities, lead experts, business representatives, knowledge community stakeholders, selected thematic experts, thematic network coordinators, EU and international mentors and speakers. Active participation and engagement of local stakeholders and actors is welcomed.

Programme

11.00-11.15 City lab welcome speech

Welcome to cities, goals, and structure of the 5th ICC City Lab

  • European Commission and/or EISMEA
  • Nikos Maroulis, Technopolis Group, ICC Programme Coordinator

 

11.15-12.30 Cities’ response to Ukraine Crisis

Speakers:

  • Vibeke Jensen, Head of Department The Employment Department, City of Aarhus
  • Claus Wichmann, Head of Department Subsidies Management and Open Government, Office for Digital and Information Processing, City of Heidelberg
  • Patrick Anthonissen, joint Social Care Network and GoVolunteer
13.30-16.30 Peer Review Round 1 - Local ecosystem focus

Introduction:

  • Paresa Markianidou, Technopolis Group, ICC Programme Coordinator

Time for the cities to get together and discuss their progress

  • The first peer review will focus on the review of the progress made during phase III with an emphasis on the local ecosystem and the synergies created with them
  • Each peer review will be chaired by one of the lead experts
  • The template for the peer review will include a set of questions to structure the discussions and will be prepared by the ICC coordinator in advance
10.00-11.30 Public session 1 – Engagement of local ecosystems and collaborative governance

Moderator: 

  • Igor Kalinic, Head of Sector, Competitiveness & Internationalisation, EISMEA 

Welcome speech: 

  • Anna Athanasopoulou, Head of Unit, Proximity, Social Economy and Creative Industries, DG GROW 

Keynote speakers

  • Karen Maguire, Head of Local Employment, Skills and Social Innovation (LESI) Division, OECD

Panel discussion on the Engagement of local ecosystems and collaborative governance:

  • Agnes Schönfelder, Climate Policy Advisor, Spokesperson Local Green Deal, City of Mannheim
11.30-12.00 Break
12.00-13.30 Public session 2 – Artificial Intelligence – Redefining Urban innovation

Moderator: 

  • Dana Eleftheriadou, Head of Cities and Proximity Team, DG GROW 

Opening speech: 

  • Valentina Superti, Director, Tourism & Proximity, DG GROW 

Keynote speeches 

Speakers on technology-driven solutions:

  • Digital twins: Lieven Raes, DUET project, Information Flanders – Flemish Government
10.00-11.30 Transversal workshop on Public Procurement

Welcome and introduction: 

  • Mark Hidson, Global Director, ICLEI's Sustainable Procurement Centre, Deputy Regional Director, ICLEI Europe

Part 1 - Innovation platforms: 

  • ­Myriam Schwartz, Public Affairs Diplomatic Officer, Solar Impulse Foundation
  • ­Valentina Schippers-Opejko, Coordinator, EU Urban Agenda Partnership on Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement, City of Haarlem, Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

Part 2 - Procuring innovative solutions

11.30-11.45 Break
11.45-13.15 Transversal workshop on Open Data
13.15-14.00 Break
14.00-15.00 Co-creation session: EU actions on the green and digital transition of proximity economy
13.30-16.30 Peer Review Round 2 - Thematic focus

Introduction:

  • Morten Rasmussen, Technopolis Group, ICC Programme Coordinator

Time for the cities to get together and discuss their progress

  • The first peer review will focus on the review of the progress made during phase III among cities with a similar thematic specialisation
  • Each peer review will be chaired by one of the lead experts
  • The template for the peer review will include a set of questions to structure the discussions and will be prepared by the ICC coordinator in advance
  • The groupings of cities will be based on the Thematic focus of the cities with some modifications to account for cities’ request for changes
16.30-16.45 Closing

Summary of the learning of the week and presentation of next steps in the ICC journey

  • European Commission 
  • Nikos Maroulis, Technopolis group, ICC Programme Coordinator

Speakers

Valentina Superti
Valentina Superti

Director of Tourism & Proximity, DG GROW, European Commission

Anna Athanasopoulou
Anna Athanasopoulou

Head of Unit Proximity, Social Economy and Creative Industries, DG GROW, European Commission

Dana Eleftheriadou
Dana Eleftheriadou

Head of Cities and Proximity Team, DG GROW, European Commission

Claus Wichmann
Claus Wichmann

Head of Department Subsidies Management and Open Government, Office for Digital and Information Processing, City of Heidelberg

Patrick Anthonissen
Patrick Anthonissen

joint Social Care Network and GoVolunteer

Agnes Schönfelder
Agnes Schönfelder

Head of the Climate Strategy Office, Spokesperson, Local Green Deal, CEO Climate Action Agency, City of Mannheim

Valentina Schippers-Opejko
Valentina Schippers-Opejko

Coordinator, EU Urban Agenda Partnership on Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement, City of Haarlem, Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

Mark Hidson
Mark Hidson

Deputy Regional Director Europe, ICLEI