How do we create climate-neutral cities and communities that are inclusive, resilient, sustainable and beautiful? In a parallel session this afternoon, Norwegian organisations present their hands-on work, challenges and opportunities for cooperation.
Studio Guest Annemie Wyckmanns – co-Director of the Gemini Centre on Climate-Neutral and Socially Innovative Cities at NTNU/SINTEF, will tell us what they will be presenting.
Annemie Wyckmans is co-Director of the Gemini Centre on Climate-Neutral and Socially Innovative Cities at NTNU/SINTEF. Her main goal is to promote this topic through research, innovation and education. She leads several innovation projects with public and private sector in Norway and Europe.
Amongst others, she is Project Coordinator of the smart city lighthouse project +CityxChange, programme coordinator of the EERA Joint Programme on Smart Cities, leader of the Horizon Europe Norwegian Urban Partnership and of the URBAN-NORWAY-CHINA Innovation Platform on Sustainable Urbanization.
The projects developed by Annemie and her team, are based on the principles “Experts in Team”: out of the lab, into the city, with experimentation and quadruple helix cooperation. All current projects include open urban innovation, together with cities and industry stakeholders, and including citizen engagement.