The Smart City Summit, held virtually on 4-5 May 2021, with the participation of more than 450 economic, scientific, and administrative professionals and businesses from forty countries. The conference focused on the question of ”what we have to do today so that cities remain livable for our grandchildren”, covering issues such as:

  • the role of cities in the introduction of circular economy models
  • reducing CO2 emissions from the environment
  • solving urbanization problems at a district level
  • digitization
  • the use of hydrogen as an urban gas
  • lessons learned from the coronavirus pandemic

On the second day of the event, the participants discussed the solutions to specific problems through workshops,  on how a circular economy can be implemented at the Vienna Airport or how climate neutrality can be achieved at the level of individual districts.

More information and background on the event:

The Smart City Summit is part of the large-scale startup festival held in the Austrian capital from 27 April to 12 May 2021,  ViennaUp’21. The festival was initiated by the Vienna Economic Agency to prove – to both Austria and the world – that Vienna can draw strength from collaborations to create something new despite the pandemic.