Here you can find an overview of past events with OASC participation.

20/05/2016 – 22/05/2016

Amsterdam Action Camp for Societal Innovation

Innovators from different backgrounds come together at this Societal Innovation Camp in Amsterdam to address a variety of real-world challenges with an Open Innovation approach. Secure your place now and join the camp. Find more information about the Camp here.


23/05/2016 – 24/05/2016

Open Innovation 2.0 Conference

The OI2 Forum will welcome innovation experts, policy-makers, people from academia and citizens to address inter alia the following themes: Open Innovation 2.0 and  Digital Single Market, ePlatforms, Data Driven Innovation, Urban Agenda, Future Cities, Living Labs and Business Challenges. Check the website of the European Commission for more information about the conference and registration.



EIP-SCC General Assembly

The 2016 General Assembly of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Smart Cities and Communities is an associated event of the Dutch presidency of the European Council of the EU. Over 400 participants will discuss key policy and market trends for smart cities and communitites. Find more information about the event here.



The CoR Forum on the EU Urban Agenda

The Forum on the EU Urban Agenda will bring together representatives of local and regional authorities, EU institutions, Member States and relevant stakeholders. They will discuss the concrete steps that are needed to implement the EU Urban Agenda and to improve the urban dimension in EU policy making. Register here for this event taking place in Amsterdam and meet the OASC initiative in the networking area.


31/05/2016 – 02/06/2016

IoT Week 2016

Address and discuss important issues regarding Internet of Things at the IoT week taking place in Serbia’s capital Belgrade. Meet members of the OASC network and Chair of the intitiative Martin Brynskov in a session about smart cities. For more information about the event and how to register go to the website of IoT week Belgrade.


01/06/2016 – 04/06/2016

Media Architecture Biennale 2016

The MAB16 in Sydney, Australia, highlights this year the potential of Media Architecture as a key component in placemaking; the creation of meaningful and socially thriving public spaces based on community efforts. The event is composed of a conference with high-level speakers, exhibition, symposia and workshops. Find more information about the event here.


13/06/2016 – 14/06/2016

Global City Teams Challenge Expo

The GCTC is an initiative designed to advance the deployment of Internet of Things technologies within smart cities. Join OASC Director Seppo Haataja at this Expo in Austin, Texas, and discover NIST, US Ignite and smart city best-practices and projects from around the world. Register here to participate in the event.


08/07/2016 – 09/07/2016

7th European Summit of Regions and Cities

Under the title ‘Invest and Connect’, Bratislava will host the 7th Summit of Regions and Cities. The event is organised by the European Committee of the Regions and co-hosted by the Bratislava Self-Governing Region and the City of Bratislava, in cooperation with the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU. Gathering over 700 participants and open to all CoR members, this major event coincides with the start of the Slovakian EU Presidency which begins on 1 July. More info can be found here.

27/07/2016 – 29/07/2016

Beyond2020 – Towards Open Data

This conference taking place in Olinda, Brazil, aims at discussing cities after 2020, their role in the innovation ecosystem and how technology supports citizens. Find more information here.


21/09/2016 – 22/09/2016

Smart Summit London

OASC Secretariat Director Seppo Haataja will speak at Smart Summit London. Join him for interessting talks and discussions around Smart Cities and IoT. For more information about the event please go to the website of Smart Summit London.


06/10/2016 – 07/10/2016

International Open Data Conference

‘Global goals, local impact’ is the title of the 4th edition of the IODC 2016 held in Madrid this year. The IODC is a meeting point for the global community to debate and study the future of open data. The aim is to build relationships between open data initiatives from the different governments and establish a dialogue between these voices. Find more information on the IODC website here.



European Week of Regions and Cities

The Scottish OASC network (Scottish Cities Alliance) will hold a side event called ‘Smart Cities – Smart Ambitions’ at the Scotland House together with several partner cities from the OASC network. An overview of all regional partnerships can be found here. More information concerning the event is coming soon.


17/10/2016 – 19/10/2016


The main themes of the conference are ‘Open Community Development’ on the first day, and ‘Power of Technology’ on the second, and the third conference day is reserved for networking and meetups. OASC will organise a meetup and workshop at Mindtrek, stay tuned for more information. To register for the Mindtrek go to the event website.


15/11/2016 – 17/11/2016

Smart City Expo World Congress

OASC attended the world’s leading smart city congress. Under the topic ‘Cities for Citizens’, high-level keynote speakers, exhibitions and workshops addressed current issues of smart cities.


15/11/2016 – 17/11/2016

Smart City Expo and World Congress

The theme of SCEWC 2016 was Cities for Citizens. OASC shared a booth with OrganiCity and SELECT 4 Cities right next door to ENoLL and The Creative Ring. All of us highlighted the importance of citizen participation in driving innovative development. The 5th wave of membership was announced.


December 2016

OASC Internal Strategy Forum

At the Strategy Forum, OASC Task Force representatives come together to review the past year and discuss the future of the Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative. The Forum takes place in December in Brussels.



4th Connected Smart Cities Conference 2017
Making IoT Work for Cities and Citizens

OASC hosts the 4th Connected Smart Cities Conference on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, in collaboration with the European Committee of the Regions and other close partners. City leaders, community initiatives, representatives of the European institutions, tech experts and business developers will join the conference.

7 March 2017

FIWARE – Open day 2017

For more information, click here.

30-31 March 2017

Unleashing Innovations in Smart City & IoT Summit 2017

The goal of this conference is to bring together cross-industry leaders to discuss and share the latest innovations in utilising IoT technology and data to elevate the culture and future of smart cities. We aim to focus on strategies behind making a true smart city using technologies based on need instead of want. Bringing together the Internet of Cities ecosystem, this summit is an opportunity to maximise knowledge, network, and walk away with new insights. For more information, click here.

The Chair of OASC, Dr. Martin Brynskov, will be speaking at this event.

29 – 31 May 2017

2nd FIWARE Summit

The event is taking place in Utrecht. On May 31st from 14:00 to 17:30, TM Forum and the FIWARE Foundation will run a joint workshop targeted to cities that own the necessary resources and wish to join the list of worldwide front-runner cities moving the “City as a Platform” concept from vision to execution:

  • Materializing OASC principles
  • Transforming Smart Cities into enablers of an Economy of Data

This workshop is the second of a series of workshops which will take place under the umbrella of the Joint Collaboration Program signed between TM Forum and the FIWARE Foundation.  Cities joining will benefit from a high marketing exposure at global level!
The previous day, a parallel track on Smart Cities will take place from 11:30 to 18:00 as part of the Main Open Conference of the Summit.  This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the value proposition that FIWARE brings to Cities, the testimonies of cities materializing a smart city vision using the technology and potential initiatives that cities can join for collaboration.   OASC will participate there.
For more information, click here.


31 May -2 June 2017

The art of Creative Networking.

The event is taking place in Linz, Austria.
The conference is known as Europe’s foremost research networking conference.
For more information, click here and for the official invitation, click here.


1-2 June 2017

Smart Regions 2.0 Conference

The event is taking Helsinki, Finland.
The conference is provide the opportunity to national and regional authorities to share experience of how smart specialisation has been implemented in their countries and regions.
For more information, click here.


6-9 June 2017

IoT week 2017

Save the dates 6-9 June 2017 and join OASC in Geneva for IoT Week 2017 at the international conference centre (CICG) and the ITU. This event brings together experts, innovators and stakeholders involved in the Internet of Things. It is the place where emerging IoT technologies, strategies and policies are discussed and partnerships developed. IoT Week is co-organized by the IoT Forum, the International Telecommunication Union, the HES-SO and the Mandat International.

IoT Week 2017 also provides the opportunity to organize workshops and collocate meetings. Organizations and projects interested in organizing sessions, collocating workshops or playing an active role in the preparation of the International Declaration on IoT for Sustainable Development can submit their suggestions online. You will find more information on both the IoT Forum ( and conference ( websites.

If you have interest in submitting scientific articles, please visit the Global IoT Summit website ( The GIoTS conference will be collocated with IoT Week 2017 and GIoTS participants will have access to all the IoT Week sessions.