The European Commission, EASME and Unismart Padova Enterprise   are glad to invite you to the workshop:


Friday 22nd September 2017, from 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM at the Padova Exhibition Centre (Fiera di Padova)

The seminar will engage representatives of European city municipalities of the H2020 EU funded demonstration projects (call 2016 on ‘Climate and Resilient Cities’), representatives from the Construction Sector (ECTP), Associations of SMEs, representatives from European and Global city initiatives and Networks as well as local public and private stakeholders and it will capitalise on a solid bulk of EU-funded research and innovation actions on sustainable urban development.

Program (download as a pdf)

Chair Stefano Carosio, Managing Director, Unismart Padova Enterprise srl

9:00 Welcome

  • Chiara Gallani*, Padova Municipality
  • Franco Conzato, Promex/Chamber of Commerce of Padova
  • Enoch Soranzo*, Province of Padova

9:15 Setting the scene

  • Introductory presentation by Stefano Carosio, Unismart Padova Enterprise
  • “Policy Agenda of Innovating Cities”, Dr. Maria Yeroyanni, Senior Expert, European Commission
  • “H2020 Innovation Actions on Smart and Sustainable Cities”, Dr. Ariana Nastaseanu, EASME Executive Agency

Chair Maria Yeroyanni, European Commission 

10:00 Case studies and lessons learnt from running H2020 projects,

  • H2020 project ‘GROW GREEN’, Jonny Sadler*, Manchester Climate Change Agency
  • H2020 project ‘Nature for Cities’, Dr. Germain Adell, Nobatek
  • H2020 project ‘CONNECTING NATURE’, Giorgos Antoniou*, Special Advisor at Municipality of Ioannina
  • H2020 project “Smart and Sustainable Cities”, Konstantinos Zervas, Construction Sector
  • H2020 project “Urban Green UP”, Prof. Edoardo Croci, Bocconi University

*** 11:00 Coffee break ***

11:30 Case studies and lessons learnt from running H2020 projects (continued),

  • H2020 project ‘ROCK’, Dr. Pamela Lama, Bologna City Council
  • Resilient Cities, Sotiris Argyroudis (University of Thessaloniki and city of Thessaloniki)
  • H2020 project ‘UNALAB’, DR. Silvia Campailla, Secretary General at Genova Smart City Association, City of Genoa
  • H2020 project THINKNATURE, Dr. Nikolaos Nikolaidis, Technical University of Crete

12:45 Q&A

*** 13:00-14:00 Networking Lunch ***

Chairman Carlo Calore, Orto Botanico

14:00 Promising research themes and opportunities to engage the stakeholders

  • “Running EU initiatives with local impacts”, presentation by Dr. Daniela Luise, Director, Italian local Agenda 21 Coordination, City of Padua
  • “Health and green infrastructures”, Prof. Paolo Semenzato, University of Padova
  • “Social Innovation and Cities”, Dr. Fabio Sgaragli (Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini)
  • “Phytoremediation and green approaches to enhance city resilience”, Dr. Nicola Dal Ferro, University of Padova
  • “Valuing and financing cost effective, nature-based solutions”, Dr. Alessandro Leonardi (ETIFOR)
  • “Advance in monitoring and maintenance of green infrastructures (including remote sensing)”, Prof Francesco Marinello, University of Padova

15:40-16:00 Conclusions

16:00 End of the Seminar

Please note that the programme and the speakers are subject to change and will be updated continuously up to the conference. Speakers with * are yet to be confirmed.


Event participation is free but online registration is mandatory due to limited seats in the room. Please make sure to register using the form at the bottom of this page.


Conference Room 11A, Pavillion 11,  Padova Exhibition Centre “Fiera di Padova”. Accesses from Nicolò Tommaseo. Get directions on this page.

More information

Ms Irene Tamiazzo (Unismart)
tel. +39 3453185290

Registration form