Conference & on-site activities
@ Kultuurikatel
9:00-21:30 (EET)


Off-site visits & on-site networking
@ NEXPO City
9:45-18:30 (EET)





Smart City Convention (SCC) is tackling issues of strategic innovation, human-centric implementation of smart city tools, and connecting public and private sectors. 


It’s an opportunity to learn about the current state of innovative urban projects and what the future might hold. The objective of this event is to promote thinking outside the box, encourage active networking and sharing peer-to-peer knowledge. 


The Convention is targeting urban professionals – politicians, experts and specialists, working towards making cities innovative and sustainable. 


DAY ONE 14.11.23

The venue is located in front of Tallinn Creative Hub Kultuurikatel, just next to NEXPO Greentech Exposition 

Private sector businesses can leverage the resources of local governments to support growth in their core competencies, while the public sector can benefit from expertise in areas from automatization to customer happiness, which could create incentives for joint investments in R&D. How can governments promote a culture of innovation through hackathons and incubators? Both sides working together could manifest in creating policies beneficial to all stakeholders, including citizens, entrepreneurs and the government. 

What are the effective governance systems to explore opportunities for public-private partnerships and how to create an enabling environment for innovation?

In times of uncertainty agility is the key. Public innovation includes focusing on agile governance approaches and use of technology that prioritize quicker decision-making for more efficient problem-solving. Reducing red tape might spur creativity, collaboration, and innovation. The tools for reforms could include developing clear metrics for success; creating effective data management systems that allow evidence-based decision-making; and providing resources. How to innovate such a complex phenomenon and who have succeeded? 

How to create cities that are not only smart, but also resilient and inclusive? The human-centric approach holds an idea for urban development that puts people first, emphasising social foundations and technology to improve lives with ample resources, and providing for basic needs, such as secure housing, reliable transportation, efficient energy systems, green spaces and access to quality education and healthcare.

FUN invitation & Q&A

Welcoming session for all GreenTech Week participants. Networking, drinks & mingle

An event that shines a light on the power of failure by hearing stories from people who have stumbled in their pursuits. Maria Vassilakou, Former Deputy Mayor of Vienna & other surprise speakers are ready to share their know-how in surving difficulties and honestly admitting their mistakes. A perfect combination of peer-to-peer learning and laughter. Moderated by Gerald Baber-Sutter, CEO of Urban Future

Reception continues with informal mingling, networking with drinks and DJs performances

DAY TWO 15.11.23

A: Smart city & governance (Tehnopol & TalTech FinEst Centre for Smart Cities)

B: Innovation & green technology (Ülemiste City)

C: Linking public & private sectors (Utilitas Tallinn)

ITS Estonia unites the intelligent transportation and logistics systems (ITS) community in Estonia. This event brings together ITS Estonia members to showcase their innovative ideas and solutions through pitching sessions.


ITS Estonia unites the intelligent transportation and logistic systems (ITS) community in Estonia. This event brings together ITS Estonia members to showcase their innovative ideas and solutions through pitching sessions. Estonian ICT Cluster is a collaboration platform for enterprises, created to boost the development of new products and solutions and foster their export to the international market.


Companies will have the chance to present their projects, products, and services related to smart and sustainable city initiatives, highlighting their expertise, achievements, and future plans. This event provides a unique opportunity for participants to exchange knowledge, explore potential collaborations, and stay updated on the latest trends and advancements in the field.