digiNEB.eu at the SCWEC 2022 - Main Highlights

Between November 15-17 2022, the digiNEB.eu project was presented at the Barcelona Smart Cities World Expo Congress (SCWEC2022) as part of the European Commission initiative European Smart Cities and Communities, which for the first time included several projects promoting the New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative. As the event came to an end, the project team has reflected on the main experiences that indelibly marked this journey.

Data-driven co-creation (15.11.22)

On the first day of the congress, digiNEB.eu presented in the European Commission boot session “Data-driven co-creation”, where Claudio de Majo and Rita Giuffrida, from Trust-IT Services and digiNEB.eu team members, presented the project’s key elements that will constitute: 

  • A toolkit of digital solutions for the NEB community;
  • An observatory of best practices and success stories;
  • Technical working groups (TWG) across domains relevant to NEB;
  • E-learning modules of relevant digital tools;
  • A community of NEB actors.

The digiNEB.eu team members shared the floor with Tomáš Vácha, a member of EERA - The European Energy Research Alliance and Dirk Ahlers, from the CRAFT project, who set the tone through a discussion of  dataspaces in urban contexts and their future scenarios. The panel was moderated by Serge Novaretti, Policy and Programme Officer at the European Commission.

Digital twins and resilience (16.11.22)

During the second day, after joining many panel discussions at the EC booth, Rita Giuffrida presented at the Green Agora Session “Digitals Twins for local decision-makers,” discussing the benefits and opportunities of digital twins and the significant potential contribution of digiNEB.eu for the EU’s digital sovereignty. The session was moderated by Cristina Martinez, Deputy head of the DG Smart technologies for communities at the EC and supported by Serge Novaretti. It also featured talks from Lieven Raes (DUET project), Gabriela Ruseva (Living in EU project and movement), Marcos António Nogueira (AURORAL project), and Martin Brynskov (DS4SSCC project).
On the same day, digiNEB.eu project partner and member of the NEB high-level roundtable, Michela Magas, delivered the closing keynote speech at the ICC Mayors Forum and ICC Conference, “Towards a green, digital and resilient economy.”

Urban dataspaces and standardisation (17.11.22)

Finally, the digiNEB.eu team joined the Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) lunchtime session on challenges and opportunities to improve standardisation processes and data spaces in urban contexts on the third day. The session was organised by the digiNEB.eu sister project, DS4SSCC.

About digiNEB.eu

digiNEB.eu has received funding from the EU’s Digital Europe Programme under Grant Agreement no. 101083743. 
digiNEB.eu is provided by a lean Consortium of six Partners with extensive experience in the European research, innovation and digital landscape and the New European Bauhaus. It is composed by:

  • TU Delft (Financial and Administrative Coordinator), The Netherlands
  • Trust-IT (Technical Coordinator), Italy
  • COMMpla, Italy
  • Industry Commons Foundation, Sweden
  • European Association of Architectural Education, Belgium
  • InnovaWood, Belgium

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digiNEB.eu at the SCWEC 2022