This year’s IoT Week was complimented by a Public Expo that made a great setting for showcasing some of the pilots from SynchroniCity. Besides 6 programme pilots been able to demonstrate their work, one of the SMEs, part of the group pilot Neighbourly was awarded the highest price for start-ups.
SynchroniCity played a significant role in this year’s IoT Week held in Aarhus. SynchroniCity was represented with a booth in the inside area of the conference and co-organised the two days track “IoT for Smart Cities and Communities” together with Open & Agile Smart Cities, Smart City Cluster Denmark and Aarhus University – but this year’s IoT Week was not only about the inside area. For the first time IoT Week was complimented by a Public Expo – a platform to engage with the public and to disseminate IoT solutions.
Being in the pilot-phase of SynchroniCity the Public Expo was a perfect platform for the pilots to showcase their solutions. The SynchroniCity presence was therefore also notable on the outside area of the conference, where the Public Expo took place.
At the Public Expo you could meet:
WasteHero, an SME part of the Neighbourly pilot was also recognized by winning both the “Sustainable Cities & Communities” as well as the overall start-up competition.
The Public Expo was a melting pot for both the conference participants and the general public, where they had the chance to experience and learn more about the work, that the SynchroniCity pilots are doing, not to mention to actually touch and see the devices that the pilots are using. For the pilots it was a great opportunity to engage with different stakeholders – with the overall goal to increase the general knowledge of IoT and SynchroniCity. The set-up with a Public Expo generated a lot of attention in the local media in Denmark as well as from the IoT experts attending the conference.