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 the 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?


Elena Novikova
Head of the Department for Interaction with the Business Community, Department of Information Technologies of Moscow


Philipp Bouteiller
CEO, Tegel Projekt GmbH
Hila Oren
CEO, The Tel Aviv Foundation
Kirill Ilnitsky
Head of Information Support and Coordination Department, Moscow Innovation Agency