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Research opportunities grow as smart city network expands

The Fifth Wave will be presented in November at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.

2016.10.24 | Johanne Vejrup Nielsen

Press photo: Smart City Expo World Congress 2015

In January 2015, AU Smart Cities was an integral part of creating the Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC). By March 2015, OASC announced 31 cities from seven countries as the First Wave of participants.

New cities from France, Hungary, the UK and Brazil will now join the OASC as the Fifth Wave. This will be launched at the upcoming Smart City Expo World Congress which runs 15-17 November 2016.

Martin Brynskov, associate professor at Aarhus University and chair of Open and Agile Smart Cities, noted:

 “I’m excited about the Smart City Expo World Congress for several reasons. First, OASC is a growing global network and we’re expanding to almost 100 members. Second, the depth and breadth of OASC provides Aarhus University with fertile ground for global research in the smart city arena. And, finally, the expo is an opportunity for us, as academics, to network with community, government and corporate leaders from around the world,” says Martin Brynskov.

OASC will be live tweeting the expo this year @oascities. You can also follow the activities on  @OrganiCity_eu, @SmartCityexpo, and #SCEWC16.

Further information:

Presentation by Martin Brynskov at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona: ‘GO 08 - Public Sector’s Open and Agile Services’ on 16 November at 15.30h.

12 January 2017 there will be an OASC Connected Smart Cities Conference in Brussels with the theme: ‘Making IoT work for cities and citizens’. View conference programme

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