18 September 2019


Boston, USA



About the event /

The Nordics and the Netherlands produce top quality innovations each year and investments are currently going through the roof! Cleantech Scandinavia and Innovation Quarter organized a Cleantech Mission to Boston with some of the top companies with an interest to grow in North America, European investors and city representatives with interest to dive into the solutions and opportunities in the Boston area. This trip will be the first step towards a multi-year collaboration between the Netherlands, the Nordics, and the U.S. East Coast.

These are ambitious times in which the adoption of Smart City solutions allows policy-makers and urban planners, as well as private investors and businesses to devote the critical actions required to accelerate smarter use of resources through collaborative actions and sharing knowledge and best practice.

The Smart City Workshop in the morning of 18th of September will promote a discussion between cities, city-related organizations, universities and companies about the application of smart and sustainable solutions in the Boston Area.  This event will be hosted by our partner Greentown Labs.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get closer to some of the most innovative regions in the world. Participation will be by invitation only.

Speakers / Panelist

Dr. Sarah Slaughter

Founder and CEO/President, Built Environment Coalition

Michael Lake

President and CEO, Leading Cities

Susanne Rasmussen

Director of Environmental and Transportation Planning, City of Cambridge, MA

Per Persson

Chairman of the steering committee & Business Manager Lunds Kommun

Joseph A. Curtatone

Mayor of Somerville, MA, USA

Mark Barmasse

Arcadis’ Director of Energy Services

Host / Co-Hosts

Partners / Sponsors

Smart City Workshop - Boston - 18 September 2019

8.00 – 8.30      

Welcoming Coffee & Networking

8.30 – 8.45

“A smart city is not a destination; it is a process”

Keynote speaker: Michael Lake, CEO Leading Cities

8.45 – 9.00

Building Coalition – on innovation in energy-grid integrated buildings

Dr. Sarah Slaughter, CEO and President, Built Environment Coalition

9.00 – 10.00

City Presentations and panel discussion with the cities of Lund (Sweden), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Somerville and Cambridge.

  • Susanne Rasmussen, Director of the Environmental and Transportation Planning Division of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Per Persson, Chairman of the steering committee & Business Manager Lunds Kommun, Sweden
  • Bart Steman, representing Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Joseph A. Curtatone, Mayor of Somerville

10.00 – 10.30


Cleantech Showcase / In the afternoon

Right after the Smart City Workshop, the day will continue with a Showcase event, when industry, investors and startups from The Netherlands and The Nordics will meet with Boston area stakeholders and present their top-notch innovations. It is expected a public of 75 to 100 people from the North American ecosystem and participation is by invitation only. You are welcome to join us in that event and to find out more and register, please visit link:


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