3.- 4. 6. 2020 | BVV Trade Fairs


Online registration will open on 09/30/2019. 


URBIS 2019 agenda




Main stage is devoted to keynote speeches from all 5 key topics. You can meet all the keynote speakers of the conference part of the expo here.

9:00 - 9:10   URBIS 2019 Welcome speech
Markéta Vaňková
Mayor of Brno
9:10 - 9:30
  Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe: Policy context for Smart Cities and Communities
Mark van Stiphout
European Commission, DG ENERGY

There are currently fourteen European Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse projects, receiving funding within the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme. Together, the projects have 40 Lighthouse Cities where demonstration activities leading to energy transition in the cities are carried out and 53 Fellow cities learning from these processes. What is the experience after six years of implementation of these calls? How to get involved? What are the lessons learned and what is planned for the upcoming research and innovation framework programme - Horizon Europe? Mark van Stiphout from Directorate-General for Energy will give you the answers.

9:30 - 10:00
  City as a dynamic and complex adaptive system - prioritizing energy and climate challenges
Wolf D. Prix
Co-founder, Design Director and CEO of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Urban development strategies based on prioritizing energy and climate challenges from Wolf D. Prix, design director and CEO of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU.

10:00 - 10:15
  Science beyond the laboratory: How does society benefit?
Markus Dettenhofer, Ph. D
10:15 - 10:45
  Technology Assessment in the Context of the Energy Transition
Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Michael Ornetzeder
Research Director, Institute of Technology Assessment, Austrian Academy of Sciences

The European Union aims to be a global leader in the transition towards a decarbonized economy. By the middle of this century, greenhouse gas emissions are to be reduced by 80-95 percent. This calls for a radical change in many areas of society and it is clear that the energy sector has a key role to play. In the long run the transition of the energy system will involve new technologies and infrastructures but also new institutions and social practices. Such a transition goes far beyond a shift in the fuel mix or the replacement of dominant technologies. In this presentation I will address the relevance of Technology Assessment (TA) in the context of the energy transition. I will argue that it is of vital importance to identify harmful side effects, possible risks and systemic inconsistencies from early on to inform decision-makers and consequently enhance the societal value of innovation in the energy system.

10:45 - 11:00
  Meeting climate and energy targets: Transformation agendas for smart cities
DI (FH) Volker Schaffler, MSc, MA
Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
11:00 - 11:15
  Introduction to the Smart City Brno Concept, presentation of the host city
Jakub Rybář
Head of Cooperation and Development Department, Brno City Municipality
11:15 - 11:30
  Challenge: SMART Czech Republic
Rut Bízková
Project Manager Smart City SMO ČR

SMART CZECHIA – the challenge, what it is all about – to make good conditions for life of people in our country with not only technological tools. To achieve, what we need in the long-run – a sustainable development, which is beneficial for all of us, a prosperous country, a ruggedized society.

11:30 - 11:50

  Smart Urban Ecosystem
Pavel Vokač
OMS - Lighting

CTTK is an international Cross-Industries Alliance, focused on delivering cohesive Programing, Design and Management solutions for Cities, CTTK products branded as SUE: Smart Urban Ecosystems and PSP: Parametric Smart Planning SW.. are the key tools to deliver values for clients. Our road map “CITY- DISTRICT- HOUSING” defines 3 steps of maturity during city design development, all tackled as one stop shopping: CITY AND TERRITORY SOLUTIONS. Best choice for reprograming a city or to create a new extension of an existing one URBAN DISTRICT SOLUTIONS
A tool to create and evaluate conceptual scenarios for new urban districts HOUSINGSOLUTIONS Our Industrialised approach for massive architectural modular design.

11:50 - 12:30
  Legislative trends in the EU and their implementation in the Czech legal framework
Dr. Ondřej Beneš, MBA, LLM
EurEau General Assembly Representative (Czech Republic), Member of the Board

Sustainability of urban water management, innovation in wastewater treatment, sludge management and resource recovery, micropollutants. The key topic of the lecture will be the determination of KPIs for municipalities and the impact of digitization on water infrastructure management.

13:30 - 14:00
  How HyperloopTT is reshaping the future of mobility
Dr. Sabih Gatea Khisaf
COO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Innovative. Humanized. Sustainable. That’s the future of mobility. Imagine that mobility levitating in a near-vacuum tube traveling at the speed of sound. That future is actually happening now with a breakthrough technology called Hyperloop. The need for new and green modes of transport is greater than ever before, especially if it fixes global problems like traffic congestion, harmful emissions, dangerous accidents, and housing shortages. As the world’s first crowd-powered ecosystem and awarded as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, HyperloopTT is shaping the future of work and disrupting mobility. We’re 800 strong around the world. But we’re always looking for those who have the talent, passion and enthusiasm to help us reach our goal.

14:00 - 14:45
  European Interoperability Context and JoinUp platform
Jean Paul DE BAETS
Project manager of Join-Up (DG Informatics, ISA2)

The European Commission’s ISA² Programme supports the development of digital solutions that enable public administrations, businesses and citizens in Europe to benefit from interoperable cross-border and cross-sector public services. During his keynote speech, Programme Manager Jean-Paul De Baets will explain why interoperability is essential when building digital cities and the way ISA2 and its solutions can help municipalities in their digitalisation.

15:00 - 16:00

Panel discussion: Building Smart Districts by Lighthouse cities leaders and Replication workshop findings
Moderator: Mario Gualdi (ISINNOVA)
Albert Engels, Carina Aschan, Gavin Slater, Katelien van den Berge, Loriana Paolucci (project RUGGEDISED)
Sonja Stöffler (project Triangulum)
Veronika Cerna (project SMARTER TOGETHER, tbc)

Panel discussion focused on experience with processes of building a smart city districts within three lighthouse projects RUGGEDISED, SMARTER TOGETHER and TRIANGULUM. What are the barriers of implementation? What distinguishes successful projects from less successful? How to learn from these projects and how to ensure a viable replication and upscaling process? Simultaneously, conclusions and the most important findings from the replication workshop "LEARNING FROM THE MOST INNOVATIVE" will be discussed.

16:00 - 16:30   The Smart City Guidance Package (EIP-SCC)
Judith Borsboom-van Beurden

The Smart City Guidance Package aims at providing public authorities of cities and communities, as well as non-governmental actors, with the necessary support for planning and managing smart city projects. The presentation will present the handbook and describe its usefulness for municipalities.

16:30 - 16:45   Future of electromobility
Lukáš Hataš
17:00 - 18:00
  Panel discussion: Connecting project ideas with strategic vision
Moderator: Ing. Jana Zifčiaková, MSc., M.A.
Mag. Nora Hampl, PhD cand.
Javier Gomez, PhD
Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Michael Ornetzeder
DI (FH) Volker Schaffler, MSc, MA
MSc. Johannes Kathan
DI Christoph Gollner
Mag. Oldřich Sklenář
Jaroslav Klusák, PhD

The panell discussion will provide a summary of the most important points raised during the whole day of the conference Science for Energy Policy: Quadruple Helix Eco-innovation, and emphasise the links (if any) between the regional eco-innovation approaches and (i) potential regional application, and (ii) potential extra-local application. An effort will be made to outline specific frameworks for action, and specify (to an extent possible), how would the city/region benefit by taking such an action.

18:00 - 18:15
  Closing Remarks


Digital City stage deals with the most important issues regarding ICT and digitization of Smart Cities.

10:00 - 13:00  

Digital tools for Smart Cities
Moderator: Martin Pípa

10:00 Hestego, Zdeněk Doležal, Smart bins for smart municipalities
10:15 Good Vision, Daniel Štofan, Advantages of automated collection of data and analysis from traffic cameras
10:30 Husquarna, Marek Šnyrych, Silent city with the company Husqvarna
10:45 Siemens, David Amienyo, City Air Management Tool – a tool for improving air quality in cities
11:00 Envitech, Mgr. Pavel Chaloupecký (společnost ENVItech Bohemia s.r.o.), Low cost air quality monitoring use in the Smart City concept
11:15 SafeTrees, Jan Forejt, Green Monitoring in the city, trees under control
11:30 WorldfromSpace, Mgr. Jan Labohý, Help is coming from the Space – satelite tools for smart cities
11:45 IQ Smart Solutions, Ondřej Durkáč, IMobiliář within Smart City
12:00 ČD Telematika, Jan Hlaváček
12:15 RCE systems, David Hermann
12:30 Verbgroup, Tereza Dubsky, How to avoid waste production
12:45 Omexon GA, Kamil Gross

13:15 -14:30
  The making of a smart city: what we learnt in the first years of the RUGGEDISED project and RUGGEDISED smart solutions showcase
moderator: Ruud Schuthof (ICLEI) 
1. Carina Aschan (City of Umeå, Sweden),
2. Mieke Cornet de Vries (City of Rotterdam, Netherlands),
3. Jakub Rybář (City of Brno, Czech Republic)

First part of the session will be a panel discussion focused on governance aspects of planning a smart district, learning from the challenges faced by the cities in the RUGGEDISED project. The session will look at the initial steps of the creation of a smart district. The cities would share the stories of their initial vision and setting-up of the smart city project, talking about both successes and mistakes that they managed to overcome. Second part of the session will be focused specifically on the RUGGEDISED most advanced smart solutions as the examples of what smart projects is implemented in RUGGEDISED Lighthouse cities.

Confirmed Smart Solutions:
Rotterdam Digital Twin (3D model) by Roland van der Heijden (Municipality of Rotterdam)
Umeå University Demand Side Management by Lisa Redin (Umeå University)

14:45 - 15:15
  Brno ID as a Central European Smart City Champion
Jan Žák, Jaroslav Kacer
Project Manager Brno iD, Chairman of Brno Commission for Smart and Open City

The project Brno ID – e-shop of city services – gradually integrates an access to all services of local administration under one roof. Some services are accessible on-line just after creating an account. All services are accessible for those who have their personal data verified and gain a “full” account. Then users may share their data and possible discount coupons against companies involved in this project. From the city and their organizational units’ point of view it is an advantage to share a common large array of users (currently it is about ¼ of all citizens of the city). The whole solution is being developed made to measure for the city and owned by the administration.

15:15 - 15:45
  Brno Urban Grid as an example of City and Business Cooperation
Ondřej Mulíček, Jan Zvara
CEO Altimapo, Brno City Municipality - Head of Data Department

Brno Urban Grid (BUG) is an application that will enable simple visualization and analysis of several types of spatial data within the scope of the Brno Metropolitan Area. It is an uncomplicated and open tool for quick and clear analysis of the spatial situation. The application uses a grid square of a size of a 250×250 cell, that is located above the metropolitan area map (OpenStreetMap). The information can be calculated into squared cells about different spatial phenomena, such as the number of inhabitants, the area of the built-up areas or the area of retail outlets. The key features of the application are openness, user-friendliness and interpretive clarity.


Water stage represents a relatively new topic to Smart City agenda. Smart Water will be more and more important in the era of tackling climate change a droughts. Stage is co-created with The Czech Water Association represented by Petr Dolejš, that will also be in the role of a moderator.

10:30 - 11:00
  Smart Solutions for safe water supply – support of right decisions during planning and operating of water pipelines
Zdeněk Sviták
Business Area Manager, DHI

A mathematical model of water pipeline system enables an effective support to right decisions for operators and administrators with an aim to secure a safe supply of quality water to consumers. Typical solved tasks are targeted on connecting new customers, a danger of deteriorating of water quality during a certain handling in the water network, minimization of consequences, should the pipeline be contaminated, a way how to plan slack works. A support to leak locating is another important area. In the report, programmes DHI WATERNET Advisor and Leak Monitor will be introduced there. These programmes allow easy and effective use of modern technology for securing quality and effective water supply. 

11:00 - 11:30
  Czech Island House: Energy self-efficiency of water purifying and supplying on a local level: From a stand-by power supply to an own production of electricity
Pavel Podruh
CEO Český soběstačný dům

The share of production of all electrical power in the Czech Republic from coal reaches 48% in average. On one hand there is an effort for an eco-friendlier way of water treatment, but these efforts are often driven with a very polluted electricity. In this contribution a conception of a safe energy storage in a local water treatment plant in Arnoštov with a possibility of a future extension of a power production will be introduced. In the long run the project Czech Self-efficient House creates a platform of experts, who together design a more environmentally-friendly operation of buildings and infrastructure. Among others this project was awarded with the highest award by the European Commission for ecological innovations in energy and the Social Development Goals Award by the UN Centre in Prague and by the Czech Association of Social Responsibility.

11:30 - 12:00
  Circular economy in the water industry: the use of sewage sludge as a clean drive for city transport
Soňa Jonášová
CEO and founder INCIEN

In autumn 2018 the first bus driven by bioCNG made from sewage sludge went out to the streets of Brno. This pilot project was a success, it exceeded all expectations and has become a model for other Czech cities. It is drawn on by Prague which plans to make transport greener, and in addition to sludges also the use of bio-waste from households and industry is planned. The circular economy is based on the interconnection of energy, use of resources and synergy principles. You will get acquainted with this topic itself and also with concrete examples and their results from testing in practice.

13:00 - 13:30
  Water policy in EU and Czech Republic
Helena Kostohryzová
The Permanent Representation in Brussels

A protection and a sustainable use of water resources have become one of the priorities not only in the region of Central Europe, but in whole Europe. There are currently discussed two legislative proposals in the field of water management: one is revising the Drinking Water Directive; the other is a new proposal for setting the minimal requirements for a reuse of waste water for irrigation. Water will also be spoken in the European context in the years to come, when we can expect new initiatives, which will be related to the assessment of meeting targets in the field of European water legislation. The contribution will summarize the current state of discussion of legislation and prospects for what we are up to in the next years.  

13:30 - 14:00
  All is being digitized – KOMUNAL 4.0 faces challenges in water management
Günter Müller-Czygan
HST Systemtechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Since 2013 the term Industry 4.0 for digital revolution has been used. This term involves a transition from easy devices to autonomous production units, i.e. to so called Smart Machines (CPS = Cyber Physical Systems). More and more these structures are being discussed also in the communal sphere, specifically in water management.
The subject of the subsidy project Komunal 4.0 is to create an analogy to Industry 4.0 with the focus on a definition of basic parameters of a digital platform for a design, production, control and funding of water infrastructure with the use of either present facilities or with the us of new technological items.
Pilot projects of real water management systems will be presented in order to illustrate theoretical modules.

14:00 - 14:30
  Siemens: SIWA sewer management system
Oldřich Kupa
Bussines area manager
14:30 - 15:00
  Smart Solutions arise with a smart planning – a complex perspective about solutions for drainage of cities 
Milan Suchánek
Business Area Manager, DHI

The right and far-sighted planning can prevent many potential problems (not only in water management), which are related to development of cities. Regarding drainage the most important information is the one on the water in cities, which comes into the urban planning so that water is beneficial for a city and not a threat. The contribution shows a project and presents water management outputs of city drainage projects in high-risk areas of potential flooding during torrential rains or areas of economically limiting conditions for a construction of new buildings, which are possible to set up for this purpose and their use.

15:00 - 15:30
  Houses as trees
Ing. Rostislav Dvořák
Product manager, LIKO-S, a.s.


Low-carbon energy systems are foundational to all smart city agendas. Renewable energy and its relation to science, policy, business and broader publics will be discussed in the framework of Science for Energy Policy: Quadruple Helix Eco-innovation conference.
Register to attend the conference for free here.

11:00 - 12:45
  Science for Energy Policy: Quadruple Helix Eco-innovation

Panel I: Science Meets Renewables

Local and extra-local researchers present scope of their research, accounting for challenges and successes in renewable energy research and/or deployment, while also forecasting their future impacts.
Names of panelists:
1. Ing. Tomáš Kazda, Ph.D., Department of Electrical and Electronic Technology, Brno University of Technology,
Topic: Batteries of the future

2. Cina Foroutan-Nejad, PhD, SoMoPro fellow, CEITEC-MU Brno,
Topic: Sustainable computation in 2040 and beyond

3. Ing. Radek Fujdiak, PhD, Department of Telecommunications, Brno University of Technology,
Topic: Energy systems of smart cities and ICT security considerations

4. MSc. Johannes Kathan, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology,
Topic: Nation-wide projects on battery energy storage systems (Austria)

5. Mgr. Jakub Holovský, PhD, Associate Professor, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrotechnology,
Topic: Future high-efficiency tandem photovoltaic technologies

6. RNDr. Vladislav Martínek, research scientist, PV Forecast team leader, University Centre of Energy Efficient Buildings Czech Technical University in Prague, Topic: Precise Local Solar Irradiance Forecasting Using Sky Imager – A Hope for Stable Grid Integration of Photovoltaics

Panel II: Renewables Meet Policy

In line with the EU mitigation and adaptation goals that focus on improving energy efficiency and reducing GHG emissions, as well as improving air quality, which energy system is best suited to meet these goals? Panelists will introduce and share experiences from their cities and regions.

Names of panelists:

1. DI (FH) Volker Schaffler, MSc, MA, Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Topic: Mission-oriented development of national projects and research programmes.

2. Javier Gómez Prieto, PhD, Scientific Officer, Joint Research Centre, ISPRA
Topic: Smart specialisation with implications on energy - promotion and discovery of innovation at the sub-national level

3. Todor Galev, PhD, Center for the Study of Democracy (Technology & Innovation),
Topic: Governance barriers to energy transition in the EU: findings and conclusions from ENABLE.EU project

4. Ing. Jaroslav Klusák, PhD, Energy manager, City of Litoměřice; Sustainable Energy Board of the Office of the Government, and Chairman of Association of Local Energy Managers (Czech Republic).
Topic: Energy management in cities: Making sustainable energy policy work

5. Martin Mikeska, Press & Communications Manager, Czech Renewable Energy Chamber
Topic: Climate and renewable energy policies in Czechia

6. Arch. Dipl.- Ing. Ernst Rainer, MSc, Head of URBA Research, Graz University of Technology, Topic: The Challenges of Smart Urban Districts in the Focus of Sustainable Urban Development

14:15 - 16:15
  Science for Energy Policy: Quadruple Helix Eco-Innovation

14:15 - 16:00
Panel III: Renewables Meet Business


Business representatives and researchers who work with industry present their perspectives, and discuss new business models that enable a digital and decentralized energy system, as well as ways in which such a system has transformed the energy markets.

Names of panelists:

1. Javier Gómez Prieto, PhD, Scientific Officer, Joint Research Centre, ISPRA ,
Topic: JRC flagship report “Cities with focus on innovation”

2. MSc. Johannes Kathan , AIT Austrian Institute of Technology,
Topic: Battery energy storage: From ideas to implementation (Coordinating research projects in the field of electrical storage systems integration into the power system)

3. Dipl.-Ing. Robert Hinterberger, Managing Director, New Energy Capital Invest GmbH
Topic: New business models and funding schemes for the realization of innovative energy and urban development projects: Informing the broader scope of stakeholders (incl. utilities, infrastructure operators, project developers) and public authorities (municipalities, national ministries)

4. Petr Chládek, Director, South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC)
Topic: Innovation potential of South Moravia and the energy challenge

5. DI Ghazal Etminan, DM.Sc., Business Developer, Research Engineer Business Unit of Sustainable Cities and Regions, AIT
Topic: Low carbon action planning as a trans-disciplinary stakeholder process

6. Fady Al-kheir, Partner and Director for Strategy, ENERGON Holding a.s.
Topic: Technological innovation and the global energy revolution

14:30 - 16:15
Panel IV: Renewables Meet End-users


As decentralized energy solutions bring more control and incentives over individual behavior, the panelists will outline the challenges (social acceptance) and the benefits of renewables for a broader society. Empowering end-users to produce energy, while making them a key stakeholder and a participant in the energy system (prosumer), may appeal to some, but not others. How can the system work best for everyone?

Names of panelists:

1. Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Michael Ornetzeder, Institute of Technology Assessment, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Topic: Transition of the energy system towards greater sustainability, and innovation-oriented forms of technology assessment.

2. DI Christoph Gollner, Positive Energy Districts and Neighbourhoods for Sustainable Urban Development, European and International Programmes (EIP), Topic: Programme on Positive Energy Districts as a joint initiative of several European countries to support cities in the energy transition

3. Mgr. Oldřich Sklenář, Product & Project Manager, MOOG Brno
Topic: Czech Republic and Renewables

4. Hans-Martin Neumann, Urban planner (Berlin Chamber of Architects) Deputy Coordinator, EERA Joint Program Smart Cities, AIT
Topic: Smart cities and communities: Developing innovation partnerships

5. RNDr. Jan Hollan, PhD, researcher, author, Institute for the study of global change (AV ČR)
Topic: Climate change adaptation and renewable energy


Smart Districts are represented by the Replication workshop: Learning from the most innovative organised by partners from Horizon 2020 project RUGGEDISED.

10:30 - 11:00
  Replication workshop "LEARNING FROM THE MOST INNOVATIVE" welcome and introduction on replication
moderator: Eddy Adams
speakers: Judith Borsboom (EIP-SCC), Brooke Flanagan (EUROCITIES), Mario Gualdi (ISINNOVA), Joanna Tobolewicz (City of Gdańsk)

Introduction to the replication workshop and panel discussion on ongoing replication process in Europe.

11:30 - 12:30
  Replication workshop "LEARNING FROM THE MOST INNOVATIVE" - Round 1
For more information and for registration please click here

The format of the workshop is designed to help you learn as much as possible about the most innovative city projects throughout Europe. You can choose from several round tables. Whether you are interested in topics of energy, transport or ICT, you will always find the project of your interest. Representatives of lighthouse projects will give you the necessary insight into the implementation process as well as into the technical details of their projects. If everything goes smoothly, the replication workshop may be your first step towards a possible successful replication in your city. Replication workshop is intended primarily for a city representatives, but if you are from innovative businesses or academia, you are welcome on board as well.

13:30 - 14:30
  Replication workshop "LEARNING FROM THE MOST INNOVATIVE" - Round 2
For more information and for registration please click here

Second round of the replication workshop.




Mobility represents another key driver of Smart City agenda. This stage hosts an International conference City Industry Dialogue - The Future of public transport not only in cities - modern technologies in public transport organised by the Interreg Central Europe Project Peripheral Access. More information about the conference can be found here.

9:45 - 10:15
  Registration opens
10:15 - 10:30
  Welcome, conference opening
Roman Hanák, Jiří Horský
Deputy governor for transportation, CEO of KORDIS
10:30 - 10:45
  Introduction to Peripheral Access (PA)
Paul Vieweg
Deutscher Verband für Wohnungswesen, Städtebau und Raumordnung
10:45 - 11:15

MaaS - the way from the integrated transport system to the integration of different tansport modes
Vitézy Dávid
CEO, Hungarian Technical and Transport Museum

11:15 - 11:40
  Torino: all mobility services in one app
Guiseppe Estivo
City of Torino
11:40 - 12:00
  Venice region new transport solutions
Venice International University
13:00 - 13:20
  Smart solutions and ticketing in Moravian-Silesian Region and in Ostrava
Jakub Unucka
Deputy governon for Smart Region and Transport
13:20 - 13:40
  Electronice ticketing in Praguje and Central-Bohemian Region
Operator ICT
13:40 - 14:00
  Electronic ticketing based on bank cards in the South Moravia Region
Květoslav Havlík
14:00 - 14:20
  New controlling system of Brno public transport company
Brno Public Transport Company
14:40 - 15:05
  United National Tariff and Ticketing System
Ministry of Transport Czech Republic
15:05 - 15:30   Plans, ideas and situation in public transport in Slovakia
BID, Slovakia
15:30 - 15:55
  Unified e-ticketing and passenger information standards and innovation in Hungary
Attila Bálint
CEO, Passenger Service KTI
16:00 - 16:15
  Closing remarks


More information about City:One can be found here.

  Digital Czechia and innovations

Local innovations of municipalities and companies can be supported by implementation of digital public services. How to set up the whole strategy, i.e. the roles and architecture, national goals and funding will be discussed by key representatives of Smart City and related agendas, representatives of cities, active citizens and students but also representatives of significant innovations in public sector. The result of the discussion is a position paper with recommendations for State strategy in Smart City area regarding the planned activities in V4 or the new EU funding period 2021-2027.

David Bárta
Position: moderator

10:30 -13:30
  Smart investments

In the first block new innovative concepts are to be presented: smart PT stop (including the evaluation of web discussion at iCityPoint.eu), the role of libraries, Street BIM and the village of the future

10:30 - 10:50
  Smart investments
David Bárta
10:50 - 11:20
  Smart PT stop
Daniel Morys. Michal Bočvarov, Michael Kašpar, Lukasz Kuciel
Eliška Bartošová, Jan Urban, Libuše Nivnická, Tomáš Vácha
  Street databank (street BIM)
Ing. arch. Jan Fibiger, CSc., Lukáš Sochor, Petr Dolejš, Radek Gutwirth
  The village of the future
Josef Večeř a jeho hosté
14:00 - 15:30

Digital Czechia
Martin Tax, Zdeněk Zajíček, Miriam Letašiová, David Škorňa, Michael Kašpar a Libor Grega.

16:00 - 17:30

Top innovations in municipal sector
Václav Jáchim, kraj Vysočina
Daniel Morys, Dopravní podnik Ostrava
Vít Skála, sociální podnik Spolu
Lukáš Klee, Klee Consulting


Main stage is devoted to the summit of V4+ Smart Cities. There will be a vivid discussions of representatives of national a local levels of V4+ countries about how they deal with smart city concept.

9:30 - 10:00
  URBIS 2019 Welcome speech
Representative of the City of Brno
10:00 - 12:00
  Sharing among V4+ ministries
Moderator: David Bárta

The ministries of V4 and Slovenia responsible for Smart City agenda are to speak about mutual cooperation, single CEE market support and standard Innovative Public Services (IPS). Based on the Joint statement on innovation cooperation, signed on 5th March 2019 in Bratislava, they will talk about first steps to common Catalogue of IPS
František Kubeš, Czech ministry of regional development
Piotr Siewierski, Head of Urban Policy Unit of Department for Development Strategy, Polish Ministry of Investment and Development
Maciej Kawecki, Director of the Data Management Department, Polish ministry of digitization
Miriam Letašiová, generalna riaditelka sekcie podnikatelskeho prostredia a inovacii Ministerstvo hospodarstva SR
Samu Semerey, Lechner Consulting, Hungary

13:30 - 13:45
  Sharing among CEE Smart Cities
Moderator: Lukáš Macenauer
Smart City Vienna
Dominic Weiss
TINA Vienna

 The Viennese smart city approach is based on sparing resource use in order to massively reduce CO2 emissions. At the same time, Smart City Wien means to uphold and further increase Vienna’s high quality of life and social participation. Ultimately, Smart City Wien stands for change based on innovation, active organisation and, where necessary, the development of new forms of public and private service delivery. The present Smart City Wien framework strategy is directed at all target groups of the city: Vienna’s citizens, enterprises, non-profit institutions and, last but not least, the public sector itself. Vienna positions itself as a responsible and impulse-generating metropolis in Europe and in the world at large.

13:45 - 14:00
  Smart City Gdynia
Przemysław Górski,
the manager of Urban LAB.
14:00 - 14:15
  Smart City Poznan
Michał Łakomski
Mayor's Proxy for Smart City
14:15 - 14:30
  Pardubice, Czech Republic
Petr Kvaš
Deputy Mayor

Pardubice is the leader in parking strategy, now procuring 4150 parking spot monitoring system with 14 potential suppliers who submitted their interests. Pardubice is looking for a suitable data platform.

14:30 - 14:45
  Kolín, Czech Republic
Michael Kašpar
Deputy Mayor

Kolín is famous for its school keylog serving as an identity means for secondary school students to overcome administrative barriers, e.g. when travelling in public transport. The experience with parents and schools acceptation are precious.

14:45 - 15:00
  Prešov, Slovakia
Veronika Vozárová
City Manager

Prešov is the Slovak leader in open data

15:00 - 15:15
  Novi Sad, Serbia
Dejan Dražic

Novi Sad is a local leader in public innovations, being part of several European projects

15:15 - 15:30
  Alba Julia, Romania
Liviu Stanciu
Communication Manager Alba Iulia Smart City Project

Alba Julia is a local leader in public innovations, implementing more than 100 projects in Smart City concept

15:30 - 15:45
  Ljublana, Slovenia
Martin Pečar

latest Smart City development in Slovenia, especially Ljubljana

15:45 - 16:00
  Nemishaeve, Ukraine
Sergii Zamidra

Smart City development in Ukraine, especially in Nemishaeve. Smart Villages - best practices of quick changes in village communities.


Digital City stage deals with the most important issues regarding ICT and digitization of Smart Cities.

10:00 - 11:00
  Computing, Freedom and Privacy
Richard Stallman
Co-founder and CEO of Free Software Foundation

The way digital technology is developing, it threatens our freedom, within our computers and in the internet. What are the threats? What must we change?

11:00 - 11:30
  Open data from the national level’s focus in practise
Jakub Malina
Open data administrator, Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic

Which activities takes the Ministry of the Interior in the field of open data? What new has happened and what is going to happen? And what is the real state of open data in the Czech Republic? And how can you get involved in opening of data? These and other questions will be answered in the lecture on the state of open data in the Czech Republic.

11:30 - 12:00
  Business intelligence effectivelly
Ondřej Veselý
Independent expert

Tools and trends in the private sector, necessary competences and a human factor, democratization of data use, data governance, artificial intelligence, regulation and ethics.

13:00 - 13:30
  Digital innovation in Dopravní podnik Ostrava (Transport Enterprise of Ostrava) 
Michal Bočvarov
Dopravní podnik Ostrava
+ representative of MasterIT
13:30 - 13:50
  RODOS Data platform 
Marek Ščerba
13:50 - 14:10
  Cleveranalytics/CleverCiti Data platform 
Lukáš Sochor
14:10 - 14:30
  TECOMAT Big data platform
Jaromír Klaban

TECOMAT control platform for control of buildings, public lighting, parking and other systems based on IoT.

14:30 - 14:50
  How to build SmartCity? There are also other ways…
Ján Masaryk
OMS lighting

The presentation will be concepted as practical manuals and explanations on how to develop an information-communication system for Smart City, so that it was beneficial for a city or a region in the long run. In the beginning, we will introduce available technology, its benefits and application. We will also focus on its negatives and limits, so that we didn’t swallow the bait. Further we will think about a long-term sustainable system architecture for Smart City, we will talk about what the architecture of such a system must meet and why it is important for a city and all participants of the Smart City implementation. Finally, we will introduce a new approach to the development of an ecosystem – a solution for Smart City and will offer an open platform for building Smart city on an open source code for everyone.

14:50 - 15:10
  AnyRoute Platform
Michal Jakob
ČVUT Praha

The use of multi-modal transport data for mobility optimization and provision of services for passengers.

15:10 - 15:40
  Experience with data platform of the city of Kladno
Pavel Rous a Lukáš Blatecký (Incinity)
Head of Informatics Dept.

The use of Incinity data platform in Kladno’s practice.

15:40 - 16:00
  Experience with the Data Platform of the City of Prague (tbc)
Benedikt Kotmel
Head of Data Platform Department

News in the area of Prague Data Platform

16:00 - 17:00
  Panel discussion: Application of data platforms in cities
Moderator: Lenka Kovačová
1. Benedikt Kotmel (Praha)
2. Jan Zvara (Brno)
3. Michal Bočvarov (Dopravní podnik Ostrava)
4. Pavel Rous (Kladno)
5. Petr Kvaš (Pardubice)
6. Marek Ščerba (VŠB)
7. Michal Jakob (ČVUT)

What is such a data platform at all? Does it have any minimal requirements, any standard? What kind of need can cities solved with a help o data platform? What do actually our cities need to measure and what will it be good for?


Water stage represents a relatively new topic to Smart City agenda. Smart Water will be more and more important in the era of tackling climate change a droughts. Stage is co-created with The Czech Water Association represented by Petr Dolejš, that will also be in the role of a moderator.

10:30 - 11:00
  Risk analysis and digitization in water management
Mgr. jiří Paul, MBA
CzWA - Member of the Board CEO VAK Beroun

A risk analysis is not only a new legislative obligation, but also a completely new approach to operating water supply, in particular by ensuring a safe and continuous production and distribution of drinking water. Similarly, digitization is a quite new topic in water management, and is far from the extent found in other industrial branches. What do they have in common? Is it possible to interconnect and take advantage of them? How to bring new technologies to an environment, where it is very difficult to quantify an economic return?

11:00 - 11:30
  What to do, so that smart cities didn’t have dull solutions for water
Ing. Jiří Vítek

An adaptation on climate change of cities is based particularly on considerate and economical approach to water, which is represented by flood protection and drought protection through a blue-green infrastructure (BGI). BGI is a set of system measures and approaches with a measurable effectiveness. An adaptation plan for a climate change through BGI is a conceptual manual for cities on how to assign, approve, build, enforce, take, operate, measure and asses these measures and approaches. That is why it is irreplaceable and essential for cities at present. .

11:30 - 12:00
  Action plan for rainwater harvesting and management in urbanized areas
doc. David Stránský
Chair at CzWA

The processing of the Action plan for rainwater harvesting and management is built on requirements of the National Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation (2017), which is an implementation document of the Strategy for Adapting to Climate Change of the Czech Republic (2015). The main goal of the Action plan for rainwater harvesting and management in urbanized areas is to create a framework, which will enable to improve state of waters in urbanized areas with the purpose of their adaptation to climate change and improving quality of life in them. The main solution principle is a multidisciplinary approach with the purpose to interconnect rainwater harvesting and management with territorial planning, landscape planning, transport planning etc., so that a sustainable water management became part of a city development.

13:00 - 15:00

Circular economy as a challenge for everyone – municipalities, waste management companies and companies in the recycle industry
RNDr. Miloš Kužvart, ČAObH

The use of solid alternative fuels in multi-fuel boilers, Veolia Vedlejší produkty ČR, s.r.o.
Ing. Rostislav Čáp

Circular economy in practice, SUEZ Využití zdrojů, a.s.
Dipl. Ing. Zdeněk Horsák

Pražské služby, a.s. – introduction of the company, Pražské služby, a.s.
Ing. Jan Svátek

Energy centre of recyclation Rapotín, EF-Group, a.s.
Tomáš Voltr

Metalšrot Tlumačov a.s.
Ing. Ivan Vávra

Final discussion for about 30 minutes.


The second day brings the energy agenda of Smart Cities to the regional level of the Czech Republic and is going to discuss the issues or regional implementation of energy system. The partner of the program is Chamber of Commerce of South Moravian Region and Brno Regional Chamber of Commerce.

10:00 - 10:15

Advantages of making energy projects from savings (EPC method)
Radim Kohoutek 
Executive director of DS Energy Consulting s.r.o.; Vice-chairman of the Association of energy services operators

10:15 - 10:30

EPC method in practical examples
Leoš Aldorf
chairman of the board Amper Savings, a.s.

10:30 - 10:45

Combination of EPC and subsidies from the Operational program Environment
Jaroslav Maroušek
chairman of the board SEVEn, The Energy Efficiency Center, z.ú.; director SEVEn Energy s.r.o.

11:00 - 11:15

Current opportunities for subsidies for towns and cities in the field of energy
Ondřej Stolar
Head of Local development dept. and project manager, RENARDS dotační, s.r.o.

11:15 - 11:30

Smart weather solutions for smart cities
Milan Šálek
meteorologist, Amper Meteo, s.r.o.

11:30 - 11:45

Remote meter reading in the concept of IoT and its real use
Ivo Winkler
Head of technical dept., ENBRA, a.s.

11:45 - 12:00
  Measuring heat consumption in practice
Ivo Müller
Head of Energy dept., DEA Energetická agentura, s.r.o.

Ing. Ivo Müller has been active in the field of energy for more than 20 years with the main focus on addressing an operation of energy systems, measuring and regulation, measuring and development of SMART systems. From the SMART point of view, it is the key discipline to state measuring and assessing correctly. The lecture will be focused on measuring, especially on heat consumption measuring, drawbacks and risks connected to measuring and assessment, practical examples (positive and negative).

12:15 - 12:30

Benefits of energy platform for technology control in buildings administrated by cities 
Roman Trnka
Business and marketing director, FLOWBOX s.r.o.

12:30 - 12:45
  CitiSys - intelligent lighting contro
Alexander Gaevski
chairman of the board, ELKOV elektro a.s.

He worked as a Country manager for GE Lighting for the Czech Republic for more than 3 years. He is the founder and director of Elkov Lighting division, which is in charge of implementation of smart solutions in the field of lighting. The company Elkov Elektro is a strategic partner to the intelligent lighting control CitySys, which was awarded by the Ministry of Industry and Trade as one of the best Smart City solutions in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic. The company is a member of the Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic and also a member of Czech Smart City Cluster.

12:45 - 13:00

Virtual city power stations
Filip Procházka
chairman of the board, Mycroft Mind, a.s

13:30 - 13:45

Koncepce dynamického veřejného osvětlení ve městě Sušici
Miroslav Šafařík
Position: Porsenna o.p.s.


Lukáš Hataš
Asociace elektromobility

14:00 - 14:15

Lukáš Loun
Komplexní řešení elektromobility pro města a kraje

13:30 - 16:00

Joint Research Center of European Commision (JRC EC) Info Session
We cordially invite you to attend the JRC Information Session which
aims to inform the Czech research and scientific community as
well as administration about the scientific support the Joint
Research Centre of the European Commission is providing to the
EU and its Member States. It will focus on recent activities and possibilities for collaboration at
institutional and individual level including training and work
opportunities for local researchers. Target audience are researchers,
administrators as well as policy makers

13:30 – 14:15 Introduction to the JRC
14:15 – 14.45 Questions and Answers
14:45 – 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 – 15:30 Opportunities for Czech researchers – temporary jobs, trainings, internships, unpaid visits
15:30 – 16:00 Questions and Answers


Smart Governance is devoted to discussion of regional needs in the area of new governance structures etc.

 9:30 - 11:00
  New roles of regions, CLLD
Pavel Nácovský
host, City:One

These speakers will have their say in this section: Zita Kučerová (CIRI), Karin Černá (MSK), Liberec Region, Ústí nad Labem region, Milan Oliva (NSMAS)
It will be followed by a discussion of speakers.

11:45 - 13:30
  Digital Czechia and Smart City – new parts
Pavel Nácovský

Smart City needs a control by the State, because it is necessary to set up national goals and opportunities for subsidies correctly. These opportunities and activities by stakeholders will be discussed by representatives of: Digital Czechia, ICT Unie, SMS, MAS and more. Other topics are examples of an application of Digital Technical Map, Reference Architecture for Smart City (RASC) and lawfulness in Smart City.
Presentation: Martin Tax, Main architect of Digital Czechia: Reference architecture and resortism, the coordination role of a government commissioner in regional public services
Discussion of presenters, Jiří Krist (NSMAS) and Vít Skála (MAS Humpolecko)

14:00 - 15:30
  Practice of developing of Smart City strategies
Miroslav Šafařík

To develop a strategy and to have a strategy developed are two different matters. The positives and dangers of developing smart city strategies will be discussed by:
Michal Bačovský, expert sponsor of the Smart City conception, Žďár nad Sázavou,
Kateřina Vosičková, power engineer, and Václav Lužný, Head of Development and Investment Dept. of Prostějov,
Roman Mráz, chairman of the Smart City Commission of Příbram


The second day represents mobility within another Interreg Central Europe Project called Solez. The name of the conference is Smart solutions for urban and regional mobility in Europe. More information about the conference can be found here.

9:45 - 10:15
  Registration opens
10:15 - 10:30
  Welcome, conference opening
Jiří Horský
10:30 - 11:00
  CDV - presentation of the project results - Smart Parking
11:00 - 11:30

Brno - new P+R application. From parking in mud to real P+R
Květoslav Havlík

11:30 - 12:00
  Parking in Rotterdam (Park4SUMP project)
13:00 - 13:25
  Electrification of city bus transport: An overview and SOLEZ-gained experience
Josko Deur
University of Zagreb
13:25 - 13:50
  Krakow city courageous plan of introducing e-buses
13:50 - 14:15
  Assets of SOLEZ project pilot activities for Žilina city development in the field of the low-carbon mobility
Ľuboš Slebodník
University of Žilina
14:30 - 14:55
  14 years of last mile delivery with e-vehicles in the City of Vicenza´s LTZ
Manuela Massi
City of Vicenza
14:55 - 15:20
  MaaS - Opportunities for sustainable mobility in the functional urban area of Graz
Thomas Drage
City of Graz
15:20 - 15:45
  Round table: What´s the future of Urban Mobility (MaaS, green PT, no-car cities,...)?
David Bárta
16:00 - 16:15
  Closing remarks


10:00 - 11:30
  Social entrepreneurship
Vít Skála

Local economy support and integration of vulnerable citizens into common life using social enterprises. How to build up an ecosystem of services provided by local social enterprises, how the actual social economy environment is running in Czech Republic, how to build up relations with social enterprises and the public administration? Good practice examples (Co working centre in Humpolec) will be presented by Iveta Vrbová (Háta), Jakob Hurrle (Prague 7 councillor), Milan Venclik, (KSP), Karel Rychtář (TESSEA, SČMD), Jana Smetanová (CIRI), Lenka Štraubová (senior), Markéta Dubnová (VŠPJ).

12:00 -13:30
  Healthy living and safe urbanism
Jan Fibiger

Smart living should not be healthy. The discussion is on modern buildings and their impacts on people´s health and on energy efficiency and the guests are Tomáš Vanický (CPD), Ondřej Bízek (builder and architect), Tomáš Vácha (UCEEB), Lenka Udrianová (Liga vozíčkářů).

14:30 - 16:30
  Digital skills
Eliška Hájková

Digital skills and places where to get them. Discussion is on new forms of education but also on new roles of libraries as places for local community support and education centres. In the pnale the following guests are to talk: Eliška Bartošová (MUNI), Tomáš Vácha (UCEEB), Miroslav Hřebecký (EduIn) and Antonín Vacek (MiseHero)

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Key Topics
of URBIS 2019


Smart neighbourhoods

Smart development demands that a municipality has a clear idea about what a modern municipal quarter looks like – energy self-sufficient, climate resistant, easily accessible by (public) transport, economically efficient and a place whose public spaces encourage inhabitants to participate in community activities. This approach prevents fragmentation and will see the construction of neighbourhoods as an urban whole, the final design of which will bring together many different professionals. The result will be a city that’s good to live in, that entices citizens to live in the city centre, and not out of town. The trade fair therefore represents both a tool for developers and for towns.


Energy policy

The future lies in a decentralized energy supply, i.e. in its decentralized production and storage, as well as its decentralized consumption. This difficult task will include an entire chain of innovative and technological or organisational tools for the administrators of transmission systems, producers and end users. This field will also require the processing of a broad range of data, big data, and the use of simulation tools to correctly set and tune the relationships between producers and consumers. The aim is always the same – energy self-sufficiency within a region and the elimination of transmission losses. The trade fair will be offering numerous energy solutions for urban-based companies and small municipalities. 

Digital city

The smart city makes maximum use of data-led municipal administration and digital tools. The aim is to base decision-making on data and to be able to properly decide about how to best develop the whole city or specific locality. People have begun to talk about a digital twin, i.e. a digital version of the city, whose streets, utility infrastructure, greenery, and buildings will have their own digital reflection, which will enable the simulation of various scenarios for the renovation or construction of buildings. The trade fair will familiarise participants with the very latest possibilities of digital technology and their benefits for more cost-effective and timely municipal administration.

Sustainable transport

A modern information and passenger handling system, loyalty programmes with gamification features, a wide offer of means of transport driven by environmentally friendly engines – these are the bases of a modern urban and interurban transport system. Sustainable transport rests on big data concerning the movement of vehicles and the impact of transport within a region, combined with data from mobile operators, which will enable better planning of the transport provision and good decision-making on the types of transport and the appropriate construction of new lines.

The trade fair will be presenting the very latest hardware and software tools for digitally planning transport across a region.



Everyone in central Europe is feeling the effects of climate change. The principal topics on the agenda will be: effective management of drinking water, cost-efficient management of rain water, waste water treatment and its energy evaluation, monitoring purity and water consumption, and the key prerequisites for retaining water in the landscape. Alongside these concepts will be presented advanced digital technology for climate change that will enable effective administration, digital planning, and targeted investment.