2.–3. 6. 2021 | BVV Trade Fairs


9.15–10.45 General Assembly EIP-SCC PLENARY 1

Beyond COVID-19 – European policies for cities and the future of the Smart Cities Marketplace

11.00–12.30 General Assembly EIP-SCC PLENARY 2

 Best sustainable and smart city practices in CEE: now and the future


9:15am–11:00am URBIS Fair Environment

Unfortunately, the pandemic has not slowed down climate change and drought in our countries

  • Georg Houben: The Green Agreement in practice and how to turn it into real action
  • Pavla Vidanová: Finances for the Development of Responsible and Climatically Resistant Local Governments
  • Soňa Jonášová: Waste becomes a source - INCIEN
  • Milan Ostrý: Environmentally developed buildings
  • Petr Selník: Green roofs and green facades as an effective tool for street climate-comfort
  • Martin Košťál: Reducing CO2 Emissions - in cooperation with the Department of Incentive Programs
  • Jakub Kožnárek: How to cleverly operate water and sewage networks
11.10am–1:10pm URBIS Fair Digitalization

 EU support and usable tools in the coming period in the field of digital transformation

  • Sveoslav Mihaylov: Areas of EU support and usable tools in the coming period in the field of digital transformation
  • Vladimír Dzurilla: Digital Czechia for local governments to use
  • Tomáš Apeltauer: COVID-19 and social distancing using simulation of movement of persons
  • Vít Prýgl: What electronic services to offer effectively to citizens
  • Jan Zvara: How and for what use to use data without big finances
  • Jan Černý: Real benefits of smart solutions, end reports Prague
  • František Kubeš: How to implement civic projects as a participatory budget
1:10pm–2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm–3:50pm Urbis Fair Services

What can be imagined under the terms traffic and power sustainability

  • Luana Bidasca: European Efforts and EU Programs to Support Smart Mobility
  • Tereza Čížková: How to finance research and innovation transport projects
  • László Mátyus: Creation and outputs of the Smart City Debrecen strategy with a focus on mobility
  • Lukáš Hataš: Infrastructure for electromobility, what to do and what to expect
  • Roman Nekula: Increasing the safety and fluidity of traffic in the city using C-ITS technology
  • Vladimír Sochor: The main aspects of municipal energy from the perspective of the state
  • Petr Komínek and Tomáš Volařík: Energy management of the application and an example of the locality Brno Nový Lískovec
4:10pm–6:00pm Urbis Fair Management

How to change approach using innovations

  • Georg Houben: The European Recovery Plan and the role of Smart Cities
  • David Koppitz: Support and other plans for Smart Cities from national levels
  • Radka Vladyková: Strategic framework of Smart City, project conclusions
  • Graham ColClough: Innovation in Municipalities - in collaboration with Urban DNA
  • Vladimír Jurik: Restart of the local economy - in cooperation with Smart Cities Klub SK
  • Tomáš Volařík and Josef Remeš: Pilot projects for digitization of existing buildings in BIM
  • Michal Jukl: How to maintain technical infrastructure
  • Announcement of the results of the international student competition MUNISS
Amendment/Warnings: If there are more people interested in specific topic, more excursions may take place at different times. If the minimum tour capacity is not met for some excursions, they can be cancelled.


11.00am–12.00am We retain rainwater on roofs and underground. How much for what?
2:00pm–5:30pm Acting on Brno innovation ecosystem

The purpose of this workshop will be to deepen the results of Brno Innovation Study with local stakeholders. The objectives will be to clarify outputs and act on the study recommendations. The session will include a plenary format for collective discussions and feedback and 5 break out discussions on the following themes: Horizon Scan, Innovation Monitoring, Digitalisation, Innovation Governance. The outcome of this workshop is to design tangible innovation plans for Brno City Ecosystem.


10:00am – 11:00am Data and their role in city development

The workshop will consist of two parts: The first part will present the data of the Brno portal, its origin and development over time, updates
During the second part, the audience will be divided into three tables, which will focus on specific topics. This will provide space for practical discussion and exchange of experience in three areas:
1. Mobile data - advantages and limitations of working with geolocation data of a mobile operator on the examples of Brno and the South Moravian Region (expert Martin Dvořák)
2. GIS - applications, sensory data, incorporation of GIS into the portal data (expert Robert Spál)
3. Pros and cons of acquiring sociological research in the non-academic environment of self-government and the use of their results for the development of the city (expert Eva Gregorová)

11:00am – 15:30pm Smart workshop: The concept of a sustainable smart district of Smart Lícha

In Židlochovice is preparing a concept for a sustainable smart district of Líchy, on an area of ​​3.3 ha At the workshop we will present the intention of the whole project (Mayor Jan Vitula, city architect Pavel Jura) and proposed solutions in the field of social innovation (LucieGalčanová, Masaryk University) energy (Jiří Cihlář, CEVRE Consultants, sro), water management and green-green infrastructure (Miroslava Zadražilová), transport (David Bárta) and smart cities (Michal Kuzmič, UCEEB CTU Prague). The aim of the workshop is to discuss the presented proposals and, if necessary, to suggest possible solutions by which it is possible to achieve the set goals:
• Achieving carbon neutrality in energy consumption for building operations
• achieving savings of 50% of drinking water consumed in the area
• achieving savings of 50% of wastewater discharged from the territory
• space with minimized traffic

• creation of public spaces with high residential quality

• enable shared solutions that support the environmental way of life
• to design a flexible solution enabling the transformation of space for services into housing and vice versa as needed

In the autumn of 2020, a competition for the elaboration of an urban study will be announced.

The workshop is intended for:
• architects
• experts in individual solved areas
• students
• developers
• mayors and city representatives


9:15am–10:00am Autonomous cars in cities

More and more people live in cities. And almost every one of us uses shipments. The number of cars is increasing. Traffic jams have become an everyday reality. Let's take a look at the city of the future, where the ordered package will be delivered to you at the specified time by a last mile delivery robot (pilot BringAuto and we are already testing it with the driver in Brno), where you can buy a can of cola from a robot driving around the park and cleaning and disinfecting a robot several times a day.

11:00am – 12:00am What the URBACT program and the Smart City approach can do: Practical examples and stories of successful projects in Czech cities

Presentation of the URBACT program and the Smart City concept, presentation of stories of successful projects and practical examples of participatory methods by the representatives of the cities involved in the URBACT III OP.

1.30pm–3.00pm GENERAL ASSEMBLY EIP-SCC Parallel 1: Smart energy solutions: demonstration and replication in CEE

Beyond COVID-19 – European policies for cities and the future of the Smart Cities Marketplace With a specific emphasis on the post-COVID-19 scenario, this interactive online plenary will have a closer look at upcoming EU policies to support cities, such as the Green Deal (with huge cross-cutting relevance for Energy, Transport & Mobility and ICT measures), the Renovation Wave, the Digital Europe Programme to name a few. The discussion will also seek an answer to how the Smart Cities & Communities work, including the Smart Cities Marketplace and its partner initiatives as well as the Smart City Lighthouse Projects, can support the effective delivery of these policies in that scenario.

3.30pm–5.00 pm GENERAL ASSEMBLY EIP-SCC: Parallel 4: Business models for effective transitions

In this session we focus on a number of examples of replicable business models that all contribute to the transition to more sustainable, energy efficiency and healthy cities. The focus is on those cases that are implemented without subsidies or funds.


9.30am–11.00am Community energy - what projects do the cities want and how to do them
11.10am–1.00pm Business models, funding and financing transport


Cities, municipalities and regions are learning from each other about innovative financing models in H2020 PROSPECT. Transport is one of the modules which is most demanded to exchange on. However, few good practices exist or could be captured yet.  The purpose of this webinar is to join forces and share guidance for the implementation of  Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) and present the PROSPECT mentors on transport, who will share their concrete examples: 1) City of Valladolid and 2) London, Borough of Croydon. Both cities act as mentors in PROSPECT and have shared their experience with many mentees. This webinar gives an opportunity for a broader public to learn and exchange on this subject.

For more information click here.

1.30pm–3.00pm GENERAL ASSEMBLY EIP-SCC Parallel 2: Smart City Finance and the role of the EIP-SCC in the context of the COVID-19 crisis

Smart City Finance and the role of the EIP-SCC in the context of the COVID-19 crisis

  • Introduce the services offered by the European Smart City Marketplace to attract private finance into smart city projects
  • To provide insight into achievements of the Marketplace so far
  • To highlight what investors are looking for
  • To provide an overview of smart city investments in Central and Eastern Europ
3.30pm–5.00pm GENERAL ASSEMBLY EIP-SCC Parallel 3: From replicators to implementers

From replicators to implementers – How to get your city & citizens engaged in Smart City work (working title) This workshop will bring together cities - Fellow, Lighthouse and other cities not yet involved in a Smart City project – as well as the European Smart City initiative SCIS working to share knowledge learnt from the Smart Cities and Communities projects under the Horizon 2020 EU funding programme. The aim of this event is to facilitate knowledge sharing and to allow participants to hear from other cities’ experiences and grasp different perspectives on the ways a smart city project is planned, implemented and managed. There will be one plenary session with speakers from different SCC01 projects and cities, followed by an interactive session (both for those joining online or in-person at the Urbis Fair) that will look more deeply at the main barriers and enabling factors for a successful replication of smart city projects.


9.30am–2.00pm WASTE SOURCE

The event, led by the Institute of Circular Economics (INCIEN), combines expert contributions from speakers with the sharing of examples in practice. Networking will also be present. On September 3, the program will be enriched by workshops with specific topics at a practical level.

The conference responds to current challenges, including:

  • drought and water management issues,
  • meeting the objectives of the circular economy package,
  • waste prevention,
  • efficient sorting and recycling of waste with the use of secondary raw materials,
  • implementation of smart technologies into the practice of Czech cities and municipalities and work with them,
  • searching for real efficiency in the management of resources and energy.


9:00am–1:00pm Smart city - Smart citizen

Discussion subject:
- Intelligent transport systems - what it brings to municipalities and cities: freight transport versus road congestion, weighing trucks while driving, speed measurement, camera systems, smart and alternative technologies.
- Participatory budget - its great advantages for cities and regions.
- Legal protection of representatives of cities and municipalities - the needs of municipalities.

Intended for: representatives of cities and municipalities interested in safe, smart and modern technologies.

9.30: start of the 1st part:
Intelligent transport systems - freight versus 1st, 2nd and 3rd class road congestion, weighing trucks while driving, speed measurement - what it brings to municipalities and cities and what it takes, the most suitable camera systems and how to get the most information from them - contributions, questions, discussions of all involved.

11.00: start of the 2nd part:
Participatory budget - its great advantages for cities and regions and who already makes full use of it.
Legal protection of representatives of cities and municipalities - what the mayors should pay attention to in their work, what is a great risk in decision-making, the most common mistakes of representatives.


9.15am–9.30am Start of the day
9:30am–12:00am Urbis Fair Future

What are the plans and needs of self-governments and how should they look like in ten years time 

  • Smart cities, what to do, what should be avoided and what could help – panel discussion with Czech and Slovak regional representatives
  • Smart communities, this is a key issue to address – panel discussion among Czech and Slovak regional representatives
  • Smart regions and their plans and needs – panel discussion among Czech and Slovak regional representatives
12.30am–1.30pm GENERAL ASSEMBLY: Outputs of the European platform EIP-SCC
1:30pm–2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm–4:00pm Urbis Fair Benefits

How to improve life quality of self-government

  • Han Vandevyvere: New opportunities to support Horizon Europe, why get involved and what it will bring
  • Michal Lakomski: Smart City application Poznan
  • Jiří Hirš and Petr Komínek: Monitoring the quality of the indoor environment using IoT technologies
  • CHP - efficient heat production in Teplárna Brno
  • LIGHTHOUSE Projects: Exchange of experiences of Czech cities involved in the H2020 call focused on Smart Cities - representatives of the cities of Brno, Kladno, Prague and Písek
  • Martin Krupauer, studio A8000: Master plan of the Smart District Hospital
  • Miloslav Jurik: Realization of pocket parks, results in a few months - in cooperation with Smart Cities Club SK
4.10pm–5.50pm Urbis Fair Outcomes

What should you take away? 

  • Gold Medal ceremony (awards)
  • Important outcomes
  • How will the next year look like?

Amendment/Warning: subtopics of individual blocks of lectures can be changed or modified based on current information and possible requirements from cooperating partners.

Amendment/Warnings: If there are more people interested in specific topic, more excursions may take place at different times. If the minimum tour capacity is not met for some excursions, they can be cancelled.


9.00am–10.45am GENERAL ASSEMBLY EIP-SCC Parallel 5: European Energy Award for Smart & Climate-Neutral Cities
  • DG-Energy and EIP-SCC Marketplace Team Experiences of the European Energy Award (EEA) in Central and Eastern Europe
  • City of Lasi’s experiences with European Energy Award implementation Extension of the EEA scheme in Eastern Europe: EXCITE2020
  • Smart city lighthouse projects: the case of SmartenCity
  • Panel discussion: Can the EEA method help to strengthen smart cities and vice versa?
  • Wrap-up and next steps, Georg Houben, DG-Energy, and EIP-SCC Marketplace Team
10.45am–12.15am GENERAL ASSEMBLY EIP-SCC Parallel 5: Digital Transition of Cities and Communities

Digital Transition of Cities and Communities – What’s next in the post-COVID era? How to justify investments? EIP SCC and other European initiatives have made big strides in moving towards interoperable cross-sector digital infrastructure for the cities and communities. Digital is evolving at a breakneck speed with advances such as artificial intelligence, IoT, digital twins, DLT/blockchain, etc. promising to change fundamentally our way of living. But what is the real situation? What can we expect? Will the hype materialise? How ready are we? Digital doesn’t come cheap and the digital platform is cross-departmental – how to justify and secure the investment? How can the Urban Digital Platforms be exploited to help recover from the COVID crisis?

2:15pm–4:00pm GENERAL ASSEMBLY EIP- Light House Projects Board of Coordinators - Action Cluster synergies


9.00am–12.15am GENERAL ASSEMBLY EIP-SCC Parallel: Workshop on P2P Energy Platforms

Covering P2P platforms going through issues such as Citizen engagement, Business modeling, Distribution grid, Energy Communities, Energy poverty, Municipality perspective and ICT tools. Organised by the project

2.00pm–3:30pm How smart for energy, rainwater and building care? What can cooperation with researchers bring to cities and municipalities


10:00am – 1:00pm Urban Innovation for post COVID recovery


9.00am–12.00am MASK



Circular Public Procurement Clearly and Practically - A guide on how to apply elements of the circular economy to public procurement

Pavel Kroupa, Maroš Sovák and Žaneta Kozubíková


Within the circular economy, the absolute priority is given to the ecodesign of products and processes so that waste is not generated. Efforts for real recycling follow, however, there is still a lot of non-recyclable waste. Is energy use a good choice?

Petr Novotny (INCIEN)


Successful examples of Czech practice:

  • Re-use center Zábřeh
  • Furniture bank in České Budějovice
  • Circular workshop Hybernská
  • Re-use centers and social aspects

Markéta Vinkelhoferová
& Petra Francová TESSEA


From the Prague circular scan to the scans for each municipality. How to start them and where not to involve them in the process?

Soňa Jonášová & Pavel Zedníček INCIEN


9:00am–1:00pm Urbis Fair Local Inspiration block of lectures

Excursion around the city and its surroundings

  • Smart district and current traffic – organized by Teplarny Brno a.s. (Brno Heat distribution company)
  • Practical operation of the incinerator – organized by SAKO Brno a.s. (Brno waste management company)
  • Traffic management and traffic safety – organized by BKOM a.s.
  • Modern maintenance of public transportation vehicles – organized by DPMB a.s. (Brno public transportation company)
  • Street lighting control – organized by TSB a.s.
  • New purpose of unused building of Cejl Penitentiary – organized by Department of Brno City Municipality (BCM)


Amendment/Warnings: If there are more people interested in specific topic, more excursions may take place at different times. If the minimum tour capacity is not met for some excursions, they can be cancelled.

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