"Digitalising NEB" digiNEB.eu First Annual Event at Smart Cities Expo World Congress - SCEWC 2023

Join the digiNEB.eu 1st Annual event

Smart City Expo World Congress 2023

The Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC 2023) is the world’s biggest and most influential event on urban innovation, connecting leaders from the most innovative companies, governments and organisations to show the smart solutions moving cities towards a better future, creating safer, greener, and more efficient urban spaces.

SCEWC 2023


Why should you attend the "Digitalising NEB" event?

The annual event of digiNEB.eu will explore the digital transformation of the New European Bauhaus (NEB). This hybrid event, set in the vibrant city of Barcelona, in the context of the Smart City Expo World Congress, will offer attendees a comprehensive overview of the project's objectives and achievements in its first year.

The event will spotlight opportunities in the New European Bauhaus (NEB) landscape, from leveraging the Digital Toolkit to exploring the eLearning catalogue and being inspired by our Early Adopters of digital solutions for NEB.

During the event, it will be possible to engage in an interactive session with the audience, participate in a panel discussion on digitalisation's role in a sustainable future, and discover the future prospects of the New European Bauhaus. The day will conclude with networking opportunities and a look ahead to 2024.

The event is open to digital solution providers, adopters, research projects in the NEB and/or digital fields and anyone passionate about the digital transformation of NEB and cities.

Date: 8 November 2023, 15:00 - 19:00 CEST (hybrid event)
Place: Smart City Expo World Congress, Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Avenue Joan Carles I, 64, 08908 Barcelona, Spain. Room 1.4 Conference Center CC1



15:00-15:10 - Welcome

15:10-15:20 - digiNEB.eu in a nutshell: objectives, main achievements, and future trajectory - Maria Giuffrida, Trust-IT

15:20-17:00 - digiNEB.eu Opportunities

17:00-17:20 - Networking Coffee

17:20-18:35 - Upcoming orientations in NEB

  • 17:20-17:25 - Digitalising NEB: Interactive session with the audience
  • 17:25-18:00 - Enhancing European and local environments with the NEB Methodology
  • 18:00-18:35 - Panel Discussion: The Digitalisation for a Sustainable Future - Shaping the New European Bauhaus:
    • Deborah Navarra, CRAFT project
    • Michael Mulquin, OASC / MIMs Ambassador
    • Cristina LaBianca, Independent Architect
    • Odd Vinje, NEB-Star project
    • Eva Coscia, R2M
    • Franco Vietti, GreenPrefab

18:35-19:00 - Closure & Networking aperitivo




Internal event
Barcelona, Spain


Deekshitha Bangalore


Deekshitha is responsible for public communication at Urbanistic. She manages the social media channels, plans trade fair appearances and is the first point of contact for her customers. As an M.Sc. ClimaDesign (TUM), she is also responsible for sustainability and climate protection studies at Urbanistic.

Eva Coscia

R2M Solution

Eva is a seasoned EU Research leader and Director of Research and Innovation with a Ph.D. in Computer Science, specializing in ICT, Industry 4.0, and energy efficiency. She's dedicated to technology-driven innovation, and her role at R2M centers on overseeing research, fostering sustainable advancements, and supporting R2M's ICT team to stay current with emerging technologies.

Małgorzata Ćwikła

ICLEI Europe

Małgorzata Ćwikła is an Expert at ICLEI Europe, where she leads sustainable urban development through creativity and innovative solutions.

Canio Forliano

Università di Torino

Canio Forliano is an Assistant Professor in Climate Change Management, Management Control Systems, and Performance Measurement at the Department of Management, University of Turin. He is involved in the Spoke 4 of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, "Growing Resilient, INclusive and Sustainable (GRINS)" project, with a specific focus on assessing the impact of climate change and associated risks on business and investment decisions. He is a co-founder of the Circular Coalition and the NEB-Stewardship Lab.

Maria Giuffrida

Trust-IT srl

Maria Giuffrida is a Senior Research Analyst at Trust-IT where she is involved in the digiNEB.eu project and several other EU-funded initiatives mostly in the areas of standardisation, cloud-edge-IoT an 5G/6G technologies. She holds a BSc and MSc in International Management and a PhD in Management, Economics, and Industrial Engineering.

Aase Højlund Nielsen


With diverse roles spanning EU relations, research, speaking engagements, fundraising, and project management, Aase Højlund Nielsen has fostered growth and development in design-related fields over the past 15 years.

Cristina Labianca

Independent Architect

A dedicated advocate for the symbiosis of sustainable architecture and social enterprise, Cristina Labianca has over 15 years of versatile experience across the built environment industry, including architecture, project management, urban planning, interior design, and research. Her projects and collaborations, spanning various countries and industries, underscore her commitment to design as a vehicle for positive change and impact.

Michael Mulquin


Michael Mulquin is OASC's MIMs ambassador with 30 years of experience enhancing city, rural, and industry tech operations. He collaborates with ITU for global tech standards and chairs the Smart Cities Systems Committee at IEC and co-chairs the IEC/ISO/ITU Joint Smart City Task Force.

Deborah Navarra

NTNU Faculty of Architecture and Design

Over the past decade, Deborah Navarra has passionately addressed urban challenges such as sustainability, accessibility, resilience, and innovation. Her unique blend of skills, ranging from city design and project management to human-scale focus and strategic innovation, has driven the establishment of a pioneering consultancy lab dedicated to advancing sustainability within urban environments.

Loredana Stasisin

Living Future Europe

Loredana Stasisin is an Architect specialising in the Conservation of Architectural Heritage, working as a Technical Expert and Advisor for Living Future Europe [LFE]. For more than a year, she has been collaborating with the New European Bauhaus [NEB] team from the European Commission on behalf of LFE - a NEB partner, and independently, as external evaluator. Also, in October, 2022, she joined the team of one the first NEB based Horizon Europe projects as a Technical Expert in urban renovation.

Franco Vietti

Green Prefab

Franco Vietti is an International Business Leader with the aim and capacity of expanding, developing, executing and creating innovative business opportunities within the built environment.

Odd Vinje

Stavanger Kommune

With a decade of experience as a project and team leader, coupled with a solid background as a software developer, Odd Vinje has driven innovation by introducing cutting-edge tools, processes, and agile methodologies to empower software development teams and leaders. He is currently involved in the NEB-STAR project.

Michele Montevecchi


Michele Montevecchi is an experienced manager of mixed-use urban requalification projects and retail real estate developments, focusing on innovation and sustainability. He is also skilled in investment planning and management, concept design and urban planning, contractual and legal / administrative procedures.

Richard Green

Easi Space

As the Director of Easi Space, Richard Green operates from a 19,000 sq ft facility on the Hampshire and Sussex border, leading a multidisciplinary team in pioneering Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) in the built environment. His work focuses on enhancing product development for market introduction, increasing efficiencies, and reducing financial and environmental risks.