The Viable Cities Finance project is hosting three workshops at the Smart City Business Event: The Road to Smart City Live between 2 and 16 November. Viable Cities’ Finance is a research project that examines how financial actors and cities can best collaborate to fund the achievement of the sustainability-related goals of Swedish cities. The project is led by SEI in partnership with Cleantech Scandinavia and Misum at the Stockholm School of Economics.


Workshop schedule:

1. The Financing Gap – November 2, 14:30-16:00 CET

In the first workshop, a panel of European cities will discuss how they are financing their sustainability plans, what funding gaps currently exist and other barriers that limit their impact. 

2. The Role of Private Financing – November 9, 13:00-14:30 CET

In the second workshop, infrastructure investors, pension fund representatives and venture capitalists will dig deeper into the financing gap and brainstorm solutions.

3. Tools & Models – November 16, 13:00-14:30 CET

The third workshop will give an overview of current economic solutions and available tools for funding sustainable city innovation.


Speakers and agenda to follow shortly.

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These workshops are part of the Smart City Business Event: The Road to Smart City Live – a workshop series with the purpose of providing a platform to governments, city representatives, start-ups, SME’s, corporates, experts and investors in order to initiate long-term partnerships. Organizations and cities from all over the world will be brought together to establish new alliances and build on existing ones. Innovators and experts will share their solutions and it will be a great opportunity for investors with a smart city focus to find investment opportunities.

Smart City Business Event: The Road to Smart City Live is a pre-event to Smart City Live – organised by FIRA as an online edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.

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