During November, 21c Managing Director, Susie Ruston McAleer represented SELECT for Cities as the project joined forces with the Open & Agile Smart Cities (Team) to host a stand at Europe’s largest smart cities event. The annual Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona brought together more than 700 cities form over five continents for the three-day event.
With more than 675 exhibitors, 400 speakers and 18,000+ delegates the Expo was a mecca for all those interested in urban transformation. The large trade hall was a fantastic leveller with big corporates such as Microsoft, Cisco, Mastercard and Sap rubbing shoulders with niche players and start-ups including a host of smart parking players. The atmosphere and excitement from networking on the first day alone was amazing.
During the three days SELECT was privileged to meet other cities from across the globe and discuss different approaches to smart procurement and Internet-of-Everything platform solutions. The Pre-Commercial Procurement process was new to many delegates and certainly provided inspiration for others on how to better access research and development.
If you were there and gave us your business card to receive further information about SELECT for Cities please know we will be in touch soon. www.select4cities.eu