This interactive workshop will bring together relevant stakeholders from municipalities, academia and businesses to address real life climate issues, which today's European smart cities are facing. Through a facilitated gamified co-creation tool – the CoCo-toolkit, participants will explore pre-selected urban challenges. The expert facilitator will guide the contributors through the cases presented, explore the boundaries and weaknesses, and co-create potential solutions.

The aim of the workshop is to bring cities and regions together in a co-creative session to explore pre-selected climate related challenges, while teaching and demonstrating how to work together and engage with other stakeholders. The participants will learn how to collaborate and engage with co-creative tools such as the CoCo-toolkit, as well as learn from each other and share best practices. 

Target Audience:

  • Municipalities (civil servants; middle-management; government specialists; policy makers)
  • Businesses
  • Academia
  • Living labs


Challenges to be discussed:

CHALLENGE 1: Mitigating the effects of excess surface water from the Ullandhaug catchment area during extreme rain events, by Stavanger City Council

Challenge Topic: Flooding

CHALLENGE 2: Reduction of environmental impacts of medium-sized cities such as Lemgo by implementing smart sensors and actors, by Fraunhofer IOSB-INA Industrial Automation Branch, Lemgo

Challenge Topic Environmental Monitoring

CHALLENGE 3: Mobility as a service: how to widen the scope of sustainable and efficient means of transportations in the Greater Geneva area?, by SnailMob

Challenge Topic Well-being, Densification, Pollution

CHALLENGE 4: How nature-based solutions can support circular systems in city blocks?, by City of Tampere

Challenge Topic Scarcity, Densification


This workshop is part of the Nordic Edge Expo & Conference 2018, which will take place between 25-27 September 2018 in Stavanger, Norway. The workshop will take place in the room 'Vårlivarden' at the Stavanger Forum on 26th September, between 14:00-17:00.

Please find the agenda below.

You do not need to register for this workshop. You only need to show up at the right time, at the right place.

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Event Location: 
  • Room Vårlivarden, Stavanger Forum, Gunnar Warebergs gate 13,, 
  • Stavanger, 
  • Norway 
Supporting Documents: 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 730052 Topic: SCC-2-2016-2017: Smart Cities and Communities Nature based solutions