Towards Smart, Green, Integrated, Transport

Policy Workshop: Cities as customers for Innovation – The Role of City Procurers and Innovation Agencies

The final Programme workshop set out the lessons from TRANSFORM and identified the key policies and frameworks for future activity. The day focused on how city authorities and innovation agencies could work together to create the conditions where innovation procurement for sustainable transport would flourish. Key to this was setting out the challenges for business to respond, transforming existing solutions through maximising the use of innovative solutions.
The workshop was hosted at the UK’s Future Cities Catapult in London (29th September 2015), which provides world-class facilities and expertise to support the development of new products and services, opportunities for collaboration, test ideas and prototypes in an urban setting, and develop new business models.

Workshop Agenda

10.00 Refreshments & Registration

10.30 Setting the Workshop Context
– Catalysing innovation procurement in Cities; opportunities for collaboration between City Procurers and Innovation Agencies (Stuart Barthropp)

10.40 – Presentation from the European Commission (Samy Bettiche)

10.50 Lessons from TRANSFORM(Angus Hunter)

11.00 City Case Studies
Barcelona City Council – Case Study (Simon Hayes)
Birmingham City Council – Case Study (Jackie Homan and Sylvia Broadley)
Rotterdam City Council – Case Study Part 1 (Léon Dijk)
Rotterdam City Council – Case Study Part 2 (Jeroen Veenendaal)

11.45 Break

11.55 Nesta – Innovation Procurement at the City Level (David Altabev)

12.20 Future Cities – Designing Future City Strategies> (Stefan Webb)

12.45 Q&A with Nesta and Future Cities Catapult

13.00 Networking Buffet Lunch

14.00 CLG Focused Policy Study Report (Mara Caboara)

14.15 Innovation Agencies
Innovate UK (David Golding)
VINNOVA Swedish Innovation Agency (Nina Widmark)
CDTI (Miguel Ortiz Pajares)

15.15 Break

15.25 Creating Connections Discussion

16.00 Panel Session: Collaborating at City Level

16.30 Conclusions and Close