July 18 Wren 18:15 - 19:15 | Innovation, Investments
Urbantech. City as a Platform for Ventures
The rapid growth of the urban innovation sector shows that creating a sustainable city isn't just a matter of smart planning, but a smart economy in which hundreds and thousands of tech companies operate, whose products and services are aimed at cities as consumers. The world's advanced cities are on a path to forming special programmes and hubs to support and accelerate urban entrepreneurs and the development of new technological markets and directions.
- How do we stimulate the creation of new tech companies that develop innovative solutions for different areas of urban life — from transportation and infrastructure to housing and utilities?
- Do we need separate acceleration programmes and funds to support urban startups?
- Who should manage initiatives to develop urbantech startups in cities?