At december 18th 2017 representatives from all five nordic countries met at a workshop in Copenhagen, where the goals for the future Smart City was discussed. It was the first meeting in a new collaboration, where nordic cities will work together in the development of Smart Cities. At the meeting there were representatives from Aarhus, Copenhagen, Vejle, Aalborg, Odense, Bergen, Trondheim, Oslo, Stavanger, Reykjavik, Baerum, Tromso og Kristiansand.
As the digital and technological development keep affecting every organisation, the focus on whether automatisation and artificial intelligens really matter for our labour and future competences is questioned more and more. Will there be enough jobs for everybody, and what skills do we need in the future?
How will Smart City create growth in the danish municipalities - not just on the bottom line, but also on parametres as sustainibility, life quality and service level?
Open Data DK will at the 29. of november make an inspiration- and dialoque conference in colaboration with The Danish Bussiness Authority, Danish Regions and KL, where everyone interested in the public can discuss the use of open, public data.
Last week Smart Aarhus was part of the Nordic Edge Expo in Stavanger, Norway. Besides getting a global insight into Smart City development, Aarhus was confirmed in being far in the development of Smart Cities.
On 7 July, Markku Markkula, the President of the European Committee of Regions, visited the Region of Central Denmark and Aarhus.
The EU project IoTCrawler is a 3 year long Horizon 2020 project which starts the 1st of January 2018. The project has an extensive potential to boost the business and social benefits of Internet of Things.
Following a year as European Culture Capital and becoming European Volunteer Capital 2018, Aarhus will again have the possibility to win a prestigious price. The city is nominated for European Innovation Capital .
Søren Frichs Vej in Aarhus was monday the 21. of august the scene of Sharing Economy Festival 2017. Approximately 300 people participated in the morning in a conference, there by the afternoon turned into a peoples festival, where all interested could experience conversations and involve them self in debates and learn about the perks of sharing economy.
Aarhus has through dedicated EU work attracted new interesting EU-projects to the city. The two projects are called Smart Up BSR and SCORE. The EU-project Smart Up BSR is an Interreg Baltic Sea Regional project that was approved in May 2017 and kicks off in the autumn 2017.