29 November, 2021

The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) is a European Commission initiative bringing together 136 cities to achieve intelligent, socially responsible and sustainable growth through advanced technologies. In overcoming the difficulties of the pandemic, ICC cities are eager to become engines of economic recovery by creating new business opportunities, advancing sustainable developments, and enhancing their cities both digitally and socially.

The fourth edition of ICC City Lab will focus on up- and re-skilling with various sessions spread over the period of 30 November and 10 December. Over the organized series of events throughout this period, the participating cities will have the chance to network and further explore the themes of the challenges.

The Digitalization, Innovation and Economic Development Division of Sofia Municipality (Innovative Sofia) will participate in several intercity laboratory discussions held over the two-week program. Innovative Sofia will have the opportunity to present to the other partner cities the current status of the solution decisions made as well as the upcoming steps that need to be undertaken. After the event, the goal is to continue an active conversation and joint work on the implementation of decisions for civic participation and open data.

Out of all the scheduled sessions, some of them will be accessible for the wide public:

→ 30 November – Reskilling

Public session part I – Up and Reskilling in cities – preparing the local workforce for the jobs of the future – 11:30-13:00

Public session part II – Reskilling: Funding Opportunities for Cities – 13:00-14:00

→2 December – Mayors’ event with Thierry Breton

Panel 1: Planning and implementing the green and digital transition of the local economy and society – 15:30-16:30

Panel 2: Digital strategy, Data strategy, Digital decade accelerating the digital transformation at local level, digital as an enabler for green transition – 16:30-17:30

→10 December – Tech4Good & Closing

Public session part III – Tech4Good Marketplace – 14:00-15:30

ICC 4th City Lab Closing – 15:30-16:00

Register for the above sessions and find the full agenda here.