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?


Dmitry Falaleev
Publisher, Firrma Group


Philipp Bouteiller
CEO, Tegel Projekt GmbH
Kirill Varlamov
Director, Internet Initiatives Development Fund
Stanislav Kolesnichenko
Director of Ecosystem Development, Skolkovo Ventures
Hila Oren
CEO, The Tel Aviv Foundation
Alexey Parabuchev
CEO, Moscow Innovation Agency