Delivering results for a mission on climate neutral and smart cities, by and for citizens, requires established models of collaboration at city and regional level. Actors in south Sweden are eager to contribute to the success of the forthcoming Horizon Europe mission on cities by scaling up and sharing our points for success for this key research and innovation initiative.
What models of governance are quired? What new partnerships need to be created to solve global challenges? What mechanisms for collaboration provide the best opportunity to ensure research and innovation results are picked up by cities and citizens?
For our second annual policy event in Brussels, Lärosäten Syd – the network of Universities in South Sweden – have teamed up with the other south Swedish Brussels offices – Skåne European Office, Småland Blekinge Halland South Sweden, Skåne Association of Local Authorities and City of Malmö EU Office – to create an opportunity to deepen the dialogue with policymakers and strengthen partnerships with other stakeholders from academia, industry, funding agencies and public authorities to contribute to the shaping of missions and the future European research and innovation landscape.
The event will present a series of pitches from our network, which will cover a selection of our capabilities in the area of sustainable urban development as well as our priorities and expectations of the mission on cities. The discussion will also feature respondents from the mission board and assembly for an update on discussions on formulating a mission on cities.
We hope you will be able to join us on this occasion so that we together can build successful research and innovation partnerships for European cities from 2021.
Further information about the event will follow, but it is already possible to register for the event.