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SMAVARD – the Smart City Implementation Award at Nordic Edge Expo

At the climax of the Nordic Edge Conference, you are invited to attend the second round of SMAVARD – the Smart City Implementation Award in Stavanger. No matter if you are working for a city, region, company, start-up, or if you are an interested professional, this event highlights the best solutions showcased at the exhibition.

The award will be handed over at the expo stage, shortly after Europe’s leading Smart City implementers will have shared their biggest “fuck up stories” and inspirational ideas with the audience.

After the award ceremony you can mingle and network at the combined Atea and Microsoft, Smart After Party in the expo.

Have you implemented a Smart City project that is innovative and has helped improve urban life and/or improved a public service? Then we are happy to hear from you.

The event is primarily dedicated to exhibitors and professionals in the Smart City area from the public and private sector.


The award for the best Smart City implementation project of the year.

  • For companies, cities, regions participating at the Nordic Edge Expo.
  • Evaluating the best implementations in the Smart City sector.
  • Independently judged by leaders in the Smart City sector.
  • Second round of international competition hosted in Stavanger at the Nordic Edge Expo.
  • SMAVARD is awarded in 3 categories.

What are we searching for?

We search for implementations with a highly innovative potential to disrupt the status quo and revolutionise the existing Smart City market.

Do you have implementations for a better urban life?

The winner receives the honour and the SMART CITY IMPLEMENTATION AWARD.

How to participate?

The SMAVARD is an award specifically designed for participants of Nordic Edge Expo. The SMAVARD team will support you with your application at the BABLE Helpdesk (C15) on Tuesday, 24 September.

The process:

1. Apply with a Use Case: (open until 23 September)

2. Pre-selection on Tuesday 24 September

3. Jury evaluates at the Nordic Edge

4. Jury selects the winner implementations

5. SMAVARD award ceremony (attendance at the ceremony is mandatory to win the award)

Agenda | Expo Stage Wednesday 25. Sept from 14:45 to 16:00

14.45 START – FUCK UP STORIES Experts explain in an entertaining way their biggest fails while working in the Smart City sector

15.00 SPOT – SESSIONS Inspirational insights and ideas – from leading thinkers of cities and companies. Topic: Connecting Smart City ideas

15.30 SMAVARD – Smart City Implementation Award ceremony.

Evening – Networking, drinks and snacks at the official NEE Party

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Successful implementations are the key for sustainable cities. Implementations help us to drive the change for a better urban life. The Nordic Edge and BABLE are searching for implementations with a highly innovative potential to disrupt the status quo and to revolutionise existing markets. Do you have implementations for a better urban life? Apply for the SMAVARD – Smart City Implementation Award:

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