Plug and Play Featuring Next-Incubator

The Role of Utilities in Creating Smart Cities

Plug and Play Featuring Next-Incubator
Oct. 21, 2021
8:00AM - 9:00AM PDT
Plug and Play Featuring Next-Incubator
Oct. 21, 2021
8:00AM - 9:00AM PDT

We are excited to invite you to our upcoming innovation day: The Role of Utilities in Creating Smart Cities

According to the UN, by 2050 68% of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas. Cities already consume over two-thirds of the world's energy and account for more than 70% of global CO2 emissions (C40). The majority of our cities are vulnerable to extreme weather events, triggered by climate change, like sea-level rise, flooding, heatwaves, hurricanes, etc. However, cities are also well positioned to tackle climate change.

Utilities will play a leading role in making our cities smart and sustainable. Knowing the city infrastructure, providing energy, and connecting with the majority of cities' residents, electric utilities can enable technologies to help cities reach net-zero emissions.

During this innovation day, we will be featuring one of the most innovative utilities, Energy Steiermark, and their innovation arm - Next Incubator’s work on enabling smart cities. Join us to learn about 3 emerging technologies in electric mobility, energy and sustainability, and how they create net-zero cities.


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  • 08:00 - 08:05
    Opening Remarks
  • 08:05 - 08:15
    Trends in Smart Cities
  • 08:15 - 08:30
    Startup Presentations
  • 08:30 - 08:55
    Panel Discussion: New Business Opportunities for Utilities in the Smart Cities of the Future
  • 08:55 - 09:00
    Closing Remarks


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    Alberto Pascual

    Ventures Associate, Plug and Play
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    Marit Lyngbaek

    Sr. Corporate Partnership Associate
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    Eric Davis

    Interim Manager, Innovation Hub Con Edison
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    Gernot Schröck

    Innovation Manager, Energie Steiermark
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    Mathias Schaffer

    Head of R&D, Green Energy Lab Energie Steiermark
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    Julie Manzari

    Innovation Strategist, Dominion Energy

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