UNESCO Netexplo Forum 2020

When :

from Tuesday 17 March, 2020
to Thursday 19 March, 2020

Type of event :

Category 8-Symposium

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters, 125, avenue de Suffren, 75007, Paris, France

Contact :

Davide Storti (Email: d.storti@unesco.org)

The UNESCO Netexplo Forum 2020 consists of two parts: Netexplo Innovation Forum 2020 and Netexplo Smart Cities Accelerator.
The Innovation Forum 2020 will showcase 10 breakthrough digital innovations with the potential of profound and lasting impact on the digital society. The innovations are spotted worldwide through a year-long work by the Netexplo University Network, made up of globally renowned universities in the technology domain. The Innovation Forum will highlight some of the most promising global innovators in digital technologies, whose innovations have influences the development of our society through new forms of education, communication, information, solidarity and management around the globe.

The UNESCO Netexplo Forum 2020 will also comprise of the second edition of the Netexplo Smart Cities Accelerator programme. Building on its first edition, the event aims to share the best practices on Smart Cities all around the world. Cities decision-makers face a range of questions in the attempt of meeting their citizens’ most urgent needs. These vary from safety, to funding models, to infrastructure and attractiveness. There are as many solutions as there are cultures and territories. And all of them are sources of inspiration. The event aims at helping city decision-makers to seize the opportunities offered by Smart Cities to improve the lives of women and men worldwide.