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All about the Urban Technology Alliance 3D smart city event

All about the Urban Technology Alliance 3D smart city event

The Urban Technology Alliance 3D smart city event has come to an end and M-Sec partners could not be prouder! Want to know more about what is happening in global cities, what is working and what is not? Recap the event

The Global Smart City Trends virtual event was held from December 8th to 10th 2020 and was organized by the Urban Technology Alliance (UTA), a global non-profit organization focusing on Smart City innovation, with the support of several partners such as the M-Sec project. This conference brought together innovative cities, industry leaders and researchers presenting the latest Smart Cities innovations.

In fact, the M-Sec project was highly represented. The 2nd day of the event was focused on showcasing smart city solutions, with presentations of key technologies for smart cities and existing smart city platforms and infrastructures. The discussion panel “key technologies for smart cities” had the participation of M-Sec researchers Keiko Doguchi, from NTT East, and Levent Gurgen, former researcher at CEA and currently CEO of Kentyou and UTA President. In the afternoon, M-Sec’s smart cities of Santander, in Spain, and Fujisawa, in Japan, also presented their existing smart cities platforms and infrastructures, very much supported by the research that is being lead in the scope of M-Sec.

On the 10th of December, M-Sec Coordinator Vanessa Clemente Nunez presented the M-Sec project in a panel discussion entitled “Smart city research and development”, with the aim of showcasing how the research that is being conducted for the past two years will be able to support end-to-end IoT security application for smart cities.

But this was not all! Participants were also able to access a virtual booth showcasing the M-Sec project, in order to learn more about the project, its main achievements and get in touch for more information, and providing the project with a much needed visibility.

M-Sec booth and exhibition area

The Urban Technology Alliance

The Urban Technology Alliance (UTA) is a global non-profit organization providing city-scale testbeds from all around the world, to deploy, test and validate the latest smart city innovations. The UTA is providing trusted and neutral guidance to cities for their sustainable digital transformation, enabling them to face today’s economic, social and environmental challenges. The UTA is a vibrant community including a complete smart city ecosystem composed of cities, industry, academy and non-profit organizations. UTA members network, build partnerships, deploy and test concrete solutions in real-life environments and share best practice and success stories among members worldwide.

M-Sec is part of UTA since the beginning of the project, through KentYou and consortium partners NTT East, Keio University, Fujisawa and Santander City Councils and CEA.

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