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The Université Côte d’Azur participated in the 7th edition of “Innovative City”, the convention on the Côte d’Azur dedicated to smart territories and sustainable development

The Université Côte d’Azur organized two round tables this past 28 June in the Klein auditorium at the Nice Acropolis Convention Center. The first concentrated on synergies between universities, smart cities, and companies to develop digital tools for both citizens and economic development. The second round table dealt with the role of artificial intelligence in Industry 4.0.

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The Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) and the Nice Metropolitan Region are together leading an ambitious, collaborative project between local players in public policy, research, and industry in the areas of smart cities and sustainable development.

Connected to this, the Université Côte d’Azur organized two, international conferences during “Innovative City” 2018 in Nice on 28 June.

With the United Nations Organization for Industrial Development (UNIDO) and the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS), the UCA convened experts from industry (ENGIE, Qualisteo) and the world of research (Charles Bouveyron, holder of the Inria Chair in Data Sciences) to debate the issues of artificial intelligence and Industry 4.0 relating to sustainable development. Led by Prof. Peter Lorenz (GREDEG), the conference highlighted both the potential of new technologies on large, urban projects and the need to accompany these rapid transformations by developing training and research programs. Namir Hourani (Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit, GMIS) and Adot Killmeyer-Oleche (UNIDO) provided insights into these issues in emerging economies, especially in “green technoparks” and their connections with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As part of the program of GMIS Connect, which is organized in major, international centers, this conference had strong international visibility.

The Université Côte d’Azur also invited international partner universities, who work closely with their regions and companies on the development of digital tools for citizens, to participate in “Innovative City”. Jackie Krafft (GREDEG) presented the European project IRIS (Integrated and Replicable Solutions for Co-Creation in Sustainable Cities). Prof. Hernandez of the Universidad de Los Andes explained the relevance of decision support tools in simulating urban development. Yann Grynberg of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore presented his institute’s research programs on “smart energy”. Wayne Kaplan (Technion) and Serge Beaudoin (Université de Sherbrooke) also talked about their institutions.

At the bottom of the page, see the interviews of some of the participants of the two round tables.

Université Côte d'Azur présente à Innovative 2018 from Université Côte d'Azur on Vimeo.