Program overview

Nordic Edge Expo is a three day conference and exhibition. Get an overview of the conference program here:

Tuesday Sept 25th

Exhibition is open 12.00 - 18.00

09.00-12.30: Plenary session

Christine Sagen Helgø, Mayor City of Stavanger

Sustainable Vikings
Robert Strand, Executive director and lecturer, University of California, Berkeley and Associate professor, Copenhagen Business School

Recipes for Happy Citizens and Thriving Businesses
Kimmo Heinonen, City of Helsinki and 6Aika Steering Board

Smart with A Heart - How to Cope With our Major Societal Challenges
Lene Rachel Andersen, Economist, philosopher, author, publisher and futurist, Denmark

Young Ideas Make Warmer Cities - Why It's Smart to Co-Create with Kids
Aina Landsverk Hagen, Senior researcher and social anthropologist, The Work Reserach Institute, Norway

Mayors debate:
How do we Connect with our Citizens´ Dreams when Building Smarter Citites
Moderator: Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General Eurocities

14.00 - 18.00: Parallel sessions

Meet the new Lighthouse Citites & Replication Workshop
Co-organiser: Eurocitites, Stavanger Region European Office and Greater Stavanger

Governing Nordic Smart Cities: Innovation in networks
Co-organiser: NORCE - Norwegian Research Centre KS, 

Smart development through involvement
Co-organiser: KS, The Research Council of Norway and Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA)

Sustainable Urban Solutions
Co-organiser: Gate21

Business experiments and cities - circular economy and cleantech innovations 
Co-organiser: 6Aika

Resilience by Design – An Approach to Address Urban Challenges
Co-organiser:  Resilient Regions Association

Dinner event  - to be announced!




How to cope with our major societal challenges

Danish futurist and philosopher Lene Rachel Andersen talks about the enlightened mind and a kind heart.

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New Co-organisers

Nordic Edge Expo 2018 have a large number of new international partners and co-organisers.

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What to expect at Nordic Edge Expo 2018

In just three years, Nordic Edge has established by far the largest Smart City event in the Nordics.

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