The next Open Source Lab meet up will take place on Tuesday 26th November, doors opening at 5.30pm. We will explore initiatives working towards open standards for digital transformations in cities.

You are warmly invited to join the Open Source Lab for an evening of insightful discussion followed by networking drinks.

Why are open standards needed in cities?

Innovation in cities to solve sustainability, livability and shared prosperity challenges requires new types of digital infrastructure including open standards. Open standards enable data sharing and connected service provision amongst stakeholders such as mobility service providers, government and startups. They can include technical standards for open data, API standards, data security standards as well as legal standards concerning privacy and use licensing.

Agenda and Speakers

The meet up will explore initiatives to ensure open standards are integral to digital transformations in cities.

Lea Hemetsberger from Open and Agile Smart Cities in Brussels will present work of Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC). OASC is a partner in the recently formed G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance which aims to create new global policy standards for privacy, security and sustainability of smart technologies.

Dr.-Ing. Nikolay Tcholtchev from Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (Fraunhofer FOKUS) will discuss how eco-systems for smart cities can be facilitated through Open Urban Platforms, including open standards initiatives that the Fraunhofer Institute has been involved as part of European Innovation Partnership (EIP) activities.

Join us to find out more about open standards progress for smart cities and mobility followed by networking.


5.30 pm Doors open
6.00 – 6.05 pm Welcome and introduction
6.05 – 7.10 pm Presentations followed by Q&A
7.10 – 8.00 pm Get-together

If you would like to attend our Meetup, please register here.


We look forward to an insightful event with lively discussion.

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