ICN took part in the Barcelona Smart City Expo 2017 and the Scale-Up Cluster collaboration workshop in Barcelona, Spain on 14th – 16th November. The Expo held many interesting exhibitions, discussions and side events, showcasing the state of art of the Smart City sector around the world.
On Tuesday 14th November, Tenerrdis sponsored a cocktail and networking event in collaboration with CLEAN and ICN. The event provided the opportunity for companies to meet and talk with smart city clusters (both ICN and non-ICN clusters) from France, Denmark, Norway, USA, Belgium, UK, and Sweden to learn how international cluster collaboration can provide business opportunities through access to global platforms.
On Wednesday 15th November, the cluster collaboration workshop focused on a number of best practice examples from several clusters active in the Scale-Up project. In overall, both events demonstrated the value of international cross-cluster collaboration, and provided good opportunities for discussions about further cooperation on projects where ICN will support the facilitaiton of project collaboration amongst clusters.