SMOB @Barcelona Smart City Expo World Congress

From November 19 to 21, 2013, in Barcelona (Spain) was held the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC 2013) at the "Gran Via Exhibition Centre" located in the Fira de Barcelona Avinguda de Joan Carles I, 64. The event focused on "Smart Cities - Change the World" has seen the creation of a level inernazionale Expo attended by large multinational companies (IBM, Abertis Telecom, Schneider Electric, Thales, Philips, etc.) along with several startups from 5 continents. During the Expo were presented a series of innovative solutions addressing different areas (Mobility, Technology and Innovation, Society and Collaborative Smart City, Energy, Governance and Economy, Sustainable built environment, resilience City & Security, Smart Spain, etc.). . Moreover, it was also organized a congress of high academic relevance within which intervened several keynote speakers such as: Kent Larson (Principal Research Scientist and Director of the Changing Places research group at the MIT Media Laboratory), Richard Florida (Professor at the University of Toronto, Senior Editor at NYU, Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management, as well as the guru of the Creative Economy, the founder of the advisory firm Creative Class Group and author of international bestsellers such as "the Rise of the Creative Class") and Amory Lovins (Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute and a consultant to the energy and innovation of 23 heads of state).

To issue of mobility has been reserved a great space with a series of innovative solutions including the one proposed by the Project SMOB, represented by Carlo Giglio for the entire duration of the event at the stand in Hall 2 D403E. He also presented the project November 21 at 11:00 am at the stand D401 of the Delegation the Italian Ministry of Education - PONREC. On this occasion it was possible to initiate a series of contacts with potential international partners (from Israel, Lisbon, Dar-Es-Salaam, Santiago de Chile, etc.). Interested in the totality of the solutions offered by the project with reference to the innovative features offered by the integrated social networking, optimization of routes and logistics management in real-time from user requests, as well as the reduction of social mobility services for people on low incomes.
In this perspective, the event proved to be of great interest for the future development of the project activities as they have been received interesting feedback and several invitations to present the project at the premises mentioned and, subsequently, to launch pilot projects in local contexts very different from each other during the testing phase of the service vehicle pooling. From the point of view of the media SMOB the project has generated a lot of interest and Carlo Giglio was also interviewed by a newspaper reporter Portuguese, the country in which the carpooling is growing.

For the entire duration of the event it was possible to follow the main events and feedback about the event at / SmartCityexpo and using the hashtag #SmartCityexpo.

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