Following the successful Innovation Marathon for smart cities held in May 2017 ( KEDE City Challenge Smartcity), the Central Union of Greek Municipalities (KEDE) is organizing the 2nd Marathon for the Development of Innovative Services for Smart Cities and the Digital Transformation of Local Authorities.
City Challenge crowdhackathon #smartcity 2 will take place at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center from June 28th to July 1st.
In order for people from all cities to be able to participate in the marathon, Central Union of Greek Municipalities in collaboration with Municipalities will hold local citylabs in 16 cities where teams from each region will be able to present their ideas.
The 16 cities
Register to participate in the citylab that will be held near where you live
See the cities on the map https://goo.gl/bA7X3H
Form a team – Submit your idea – Take part in the marathon
Citylabs are held within the context of the innovation marathon City Challenge Crowdhackathon #smartcity2 and aim to enable the development of cities through the implementation of applications by using new technologies. By holding the citylabs, Central Union of Greek Municipalities enables citizens of every city to present their ideas and find solutions to local problems through public consultation.
Any team (or individual contestant) is interested in participating can register through the form http://crowdhackathon.com/citylabs/apply/. You can choose the CityLab that is close to where you live. Applications for each CityLab will close 3 days before the CityLab takes place.
The suggestions – ideas will be evaluated and the best teams will be invited to present their idea on the CityLab day. At this stage, it is not necessary to have a code implemented, all you have to do is present your idea. Obviously, the existence of a code will be an advantage.
The first three teams to be distinguished in each CityLab will be able to participate for free (all costs covered) in the Innovation Marathon which will be held from June 28th to July 1st in Athens, and win prizes, gifts as well as gain experience.
2/5/2018: CHALKIDA- Chalkida Old City Hall – Facebook Event
9/5/2018: KOMOTINI- Multicultural Center of Municipality of Komotini – Facebook Event
9/5/2018: LAMIA- Municipality Congress Hall – Facebook Event
15/5/2018: SAMOS – Town Hall – Facebook Event
16/5/2018: LARISA- Mill of Pappas – Facebook Event
23/5/2018: IOANNINA – University of Ioannina, – Facebook Event
23/5/2018: KOS – Municipality Congress Hall – Facebook Event
30/5/2018: THESSALONIKI – OK!THESS – Facebook Event
30/5/2018: PATRAS – Chamber of Ahaia Prefecture – Facebook Event
1/6/2018: HERAKLION- Dimoskopio, Ikaros Avenue, Nea Alikarnassos – Facebook Event
2/6/2018: CHANIA – Chamber od Industries of Chania, – Facebook Event
6/6/2018: TRIPOLI- University of Peloponnese – Facebook Event
8/6/2018: SYROS – Cultural Centel of Municipality of Syros, Ritsos Chamber – Facebook Event
8/6/2018: MYTILENE University of Aegean |Lesvos Island – Facebook Event
15/6/2018: RHODES- Municipality Congress Hall – Facebook Event
15/6/2018: TRIKALA – Mill of Matsopoulos – Facebook Event
Open Participatory Process
The 16 local CityLabs will give citizens the opportunity to attend and visit them, thus confirming the open participatory process of the marathon and educating visitors on smart city development.
15:00 – 15:30 Arrivals – Registration
15:30 – 15:45 Welcome
15:45 – 16:00 Problems – Local community issues – City problems
16:00 – 18:00 Presentation of the teams’ ideas
18:00 – 19:00 Evaluation – Break
19:00 – 19:15 Announcement of the results – Awards