Tallinn University of Technology

We are inviting you to the first FinEst Twins Smart City Exchange Forum on 21st of January 2021. Forum is the culmination of one year of work and progress by the members of the FinEst Twins research streams. As the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we were forced to revisit the Smart City Forum originally planned for the 5th of November of 2020 in Tallinn and transform it into the current First Smart City Exchange Forum to be held as one-day online event on the 21st of January 2021.  

During the Forum selected city representatives from Estonia and Finland and FinEst Twins research stream leaders will communicate their ideas and plans in the smart city field, share their research and experiences as well as visions for collaboration with other relevant stakeholders.  

The aim of the Forum is to communicate the research content of FinEst Twins and to enhance cooperation and networking between researchers from Estonia and Finland, between cities, policy makers, citizens, NGO-s, SMES and other relevant stakeholders for developing sustainable, resilient and smarter urban environment.  

Please see Forum’s program and register here by 19.01.2021.  


Time: 22. January 2021 from 10:00-11:00 
Location: Zoom 
Language: English 
Register with the link below 

The City reception is an informal chat between cities, researchers and other relevant stakeholders to discuss three city challenges proposed by the Forum presenters from Tartu, Võru and Lääne-Harju.  

The discussions will be about the following topics: 

  • How to make good use of energy data and how can the cities contribute to the establishment of energy communities?  Topic from the city of Tartu

  • How to support Circular Economy by certain ecosystems in small towns? Topic from the city of Võru

  • Would MaaS concept work in sparse population density? Topic from Lääne-Harju county

Schedule of the city reception:  

10:00-10:15 Topic opening 
10:15-10:45 Group chat 
10:45-10:50 Break 
10:50-11:00 Final comments 
If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact:  

Lill Sarv, chair of the Smart City Forum, FinEst Twins Smart City Center of Excellence 
+372 5627 3322