Exhibition and Conference for SE Europe Smart Cities Section - Buildings, Mobility and Infrastructure 2022, IEC, Sofia / Postponed: seeSUSTAINtec 2021


„Sofia Smart City Marketplace“

17 April 2019

within the 7th South-East Europe "Smart Cities"

Seminar hall, Pavilion 6, Inter Expo Center Sofia


10.00: Registration - coffee reception

10.30 - 11.00: Opening

  • Veselin Todorov, Chairman of Managing Board, Cluster Sofia Knowledge City
  • Elena Andonova, Policy Officer at Directorate General Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Prof. Kostadin Kostadinov, Bulgarian Academy of Science and Special Advisor to the Minister of Science and Education

11.00 - 12.00: Knowledge for smart city

  • Louis Lapidaire, Managing Director of United Academics, Netherlands and Board member of Knowledge 4 Development think-tank network in Brussels, Netherlands
  • Disruptive education for the needs of future cities - Massimo Andriolo, Principal at IXL Center Italy and representative for Europe of the Global Innovation Management Institute in Boston, Italy
  • Basaksehir Living Lab - good practice for city knowledge centre, Yilmaz Cakir, Turkey

12.00 - 13.00: Strategy for smart city
Moderator: Dimitar Hristov, Executive director, Cluster Sofia knowledge city

  • What is the Sofia smart city market? Results from the market research - Rumyana Draganova, Public sector Manager, Euroconsultants Bulgaria S.A.
  • How to transform Sofia into a smart city through clusters - strategy and action plan – Eugeniy Ivanov, General Manager, Euroconsultants Bulgaria S.A.
  • The importance of input data for the city planning, Ljubo Georgiev, Principal, Vision Sofia 2050
  • Challenge based Innovation Platform: how to boost your city solving its main challenges, Luigi Amati, CEO of META and Chairman of Business Angels Europe, the Confederation of European Angel Investing

13.00 - 14.00: Education for smart city
Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Eugenia Kovatcheva, PhD - Director, Directorate-General for Scientific Policies - ULSIT

  • Professions of the future knowledge cities - Assoc. Prof. Eng. Boyan Jekov, ULSIT.
  • Smart entrepreneurship education for smart cities - Evgeniy Ivanov, Euroconsultants.
  • Innovation Management competences - a step to smart urban redevelopment - Milena Koleva, Innovation Management Academy Leader.
  • Ciela Class Book - electronic diary for schools, Marussia Batsieva, Product manager, CIELA Norma

14.00 - 14.30: Coffee break

14.30 - 15.30: Science for smart city
Moderator: Prof. Roumen Nikolov - Deputy Chairman of Managing Board, Cluster Sofia knowledge city

  • Direct social benefits from cooperation between public science institutions and business, based on a real case of public private partnership, Prof. Dr Latchezar Avramov, Institute of electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Science
  • How to reduce carbon emissions, increase energy security and tackle fuel poverty whilst driving ‘Green Growth’ in smart cities. A new approach of COALESCCE, Vihra Andonova, Euro-perspectives Foundation.
  • Technical aspects of the realization of urban aviation mobility, Prof. D. Zafirov, PhD, Space Research and Technologies Institute-BAS.
  • Urban infrastructure for aviation mobility, Georgi Georgiev, Institute of Building Physics, Fraunhofer.

15.30 - 17.00: Technologies for smart city
Moderator: Nikolay Yarmov, co-founder and Executive Director of CEED Bulgaria

  • Smart street lighting – a first step towards a smart city, Kuzman Dragnev, ADD Bulgaria
  • Smart City - a palette of IT solutions for the public and private sectors of RISK Electronics, Georgi Kisyov, Risk Electronics
  • Smart City = Smart Public Transport, Mladen Zamanov, Telelink
  • Desislava Dimitrova, David Holding
  • The Digital Twins: The Future for Smart Cities, Desislava Dimitrova, David Holding
  • Modern technologies in the management of urban and transport infrastructure, Eng. Aleksander Jiponov, EKJ Bulgaria consulting engineers.
  • CIELA Norma


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