Leveraging Innovation Ecosystems for Sustainable Cities: an EUI Capacity Building Event

European Urban Initiative
29/05/2024 - 30/05/2024
In person - Tampere, Finland
Urban Themes

Save the date! On 29-30 May, join our very first capacity building event in 2024 that will take place in Tampere, Finland. Focusing on how to foster innovation ecosystem via Sustainable Urban Development, the event explores with European frontrunners:

  • Building thriving innovation ecosystems: Learn how strategies can foster collaboration and scale up successful solutions, paving the way for a fair green and digital transition.
  • Strengthening city-to-city cooperation: Discover how cities and regions can work together more effectively to maximize the impact of sustainable urban development initiatives.

Through interactive workshops and inspiring discussions, you will gain the tools and connections needed to turn your city into a leader in sustainable development.

To reach these objectives, we designed a curriculum packed with practical insights on collaboration and innovation ecosystems. The event will delve into these key questions:

  • Building Powerful Partnerships: Discover how cities can foster vibrant innovation ecosystems and scale up proven solutions for a sustainable future.
  • Putting Theory into Practice: Learn how European cities are implementing successful collaboration models like triple and quadruple helix partnerships, and how they create joint initiatives.
  • Scaling Up Your Impact: Explore strategies for working towards shared regional and national goals, leveraging the power of multi-level networks for maximum effect.
  • Building a Winning Portfolio: Sharpen your skills in building strong project portfolios aligned with Sustainable Urban Development strategies. We'll explore how to bundle projects for a bigger impact, attracting investment and maximizing positive change.
  • Funding Your Vision: Discover innovative ways to manage your SUD project portfolio, including navigating diverse funding sources beyond ERDF. Plus, learn how to find the perfect project partners and collaborate on major EU funding calls.
  • Collaborating on a European scale: Learn how to best foster cooperation between cities across Europe.

The event will be held in person and in English. Registration is open to all Finnish article 11 cities and pre-identified European frontrunners in innovation ecosystems.

Registration is open until 10th of May.

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