Innovation mission Smart Cities Barcelona

Are you a startup active in the field of Smart Cities and do you have the ambition to expand internationally or do you want to expand your international network? Then join the Smart City innovation mission in Barcelona from 11 November 2018 to 15 November 2018!

The annual Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona is the meeting place for companies, entrepreneurs, startups, cities and knowledge and research centres involved in Smart City. That is why RVO, NBSO Barcelona, Enterprise Summit & IFOL, Amsterdam Trade, Brainport Eindhoven and the municipalities of Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Den Bosch organize an innovation mission for Dutch organizations active in the Smart City sector, with the ambition to expand their business activities or their network internationally.

Smart City Tracks

Our goal is to present the offer and added value of Dutch organizations and companies within the smart city sector as concretely as possible.

The Smart City theme is divided into the six themes (tracks) below: 

  • Urban Mobility
  • Circular Economy
  • Resilience (climate, water and energy)
  • Safety & Security
  • Healthy Living
  • Dates

For each track a content program is offered.


The program starts on Sunday evening 11 November (20.00) with an informal kick-off reception. On Monday 12 November the business event ‘The Dutch & Smart Cities: Shaping the future by challenging today' will take place. During the business event we will organize workshops, deep-dives and round table discussions that focus on social challenges and technological concepts in cities. From Tuesday 13 to Thursday 15 November, the Holland Pavilion of Smart City Expo World Congress will feature pitches and networking moments.

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