09/10/2018 - 18:00

The Role of Cities in Building Effective Co-Operation Platforms and Urban Ecosystems

  • 09/10/2018 - 18:00
We kindly invite you to participate in Fostering EU's economic growth by platform economy The Role of Cities in Building Effective Co-Operation Platforms and Urban Ecosystems European Week of Regions and Cities Side Event Hosted by City of Espoo Brussels │9th of October 2018, 16:00 – 18:00Venue: Helsinki EU Office, Rue Belliard 15-17 B- 1040 Brussels In today´s economy added value is created increasingly in collaboration platforms that consist of different stakeholders that share an interest to work together.   In this seminar we will focus on the different roles that cities play in such a platform economy. Is a city mainly an enabler or an active participant? Or both? Does a city have a special role as neutral actor bringing stakeholders together and building trust between them? How is value created to every stakeholder and beneficial impact to the entire society? How are the collaborative rules agreed upon and progress evaluated in complex ecosystems consisting of participants with potentially conflicting interests? How is data managed and shared in general – an especially in a digital environment?   You are most welcome to attend this seminar and learn more about cities´ role in different co-operation platforms. Programme   16.00       Welcome by Krista Taipale, Head of Office, Helsinki EU Office 16.05       Boosting platform economy at the EU level – Aura Salla, Adviser for Communication and Outreach, European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission 16.15       City as a Service -  Enabling and fostering platform economy by redefining the functions of a city – Dr. Päivi Sutinen, Director of Services Development, City of Espoo 16.20       Platform economy in a city context - Background of the survey – Tomas Lehtinen, Data analytics consultant, City of Espoo 16.30       What are the key success factors when creating city platforms – Peter Ylén, D.Sc, Business Ecosystems, Value Chains and Foresight, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland 16.55       Invitation to discuss city platforms: How a city can benefit from platforms and collaboration - and vice versa – what added value can a city bring to platforms – #MakeWithEspoo                  Piia Wollstén, Development Manager, City of Espoo 17.00       Q&A 17.15       Networking cocktail   Registration for the event is possible here.