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Twelfth session of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies

05 - 06 December 2019
Salle XII, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland


Smart and sustainable cities

The substantive segment of the team of Specialists session will be dedicated to the topic “Smart and sustainable cities: the role of governance and innovation policy”. Policy makers and representatives of cities, business, civil society and academia will share experiences from the ECE region on how to promote innovation in an urban context, how innovation can help solve sustainability challenges in cities, how to run cities in innovative ways so that technology benefits everyone and citizens can participate actively, and on what policy makers at all levels can do to facilitate the transition to smart sustainable cities. 

The second day of the Team of Specialists session will feature inter alia discussions on high-level innovation policy principles for sustainable development and on UNECE’s first pilot sub-regional innovation policy index.


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Programme pdf - -
Provisional agenda for the meeting
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Report of the 13th session of CICPPP
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution – reshaping innovation policies for sustainable and inclusive growth
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Proposal for draft Terms of Reference for a Task Force on High-Level Policy Principles on Innovation for Sustainable Development
Discussion on the draft methodological guide for the national Innovation for Sustainable Development Reviews
Progress report in the implementation of the Subregional Innovation Policy Outlook
Progress report on the Innovation for Sustainable Development Review of Georgia
Statement by Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development (CSEND) pdf    



Name and Biography Title
Alexandre Bosshard Member of the board of the Department for Industrial services and Technical Office of the City of Pully, Switzerland
Aziza Akhmouch Head of the Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Bilel Jamoussi Chief, Study Groups Department, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Cristina Garrido Director of Innovation, Anteverti, Spain
Kate Robinson Climate and Innovation Policy Manager Europe, EIT Climate-KIC
Miguel Eiras Antunes Partner, Deloitte PLC
Stephanie Trpkov TOPAX Consulting and World Bank
Alexandr Pishchelko Head of State Public Institution "New Management Technologies", city of Moscow, Russian Federation
Robert Lewis-Lettington Chief, Legislation Unit, UN-HABITAT
Serge Novaretti Policy and Programme Manager, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
Christopher Hire Managing Director, 2thinknow, Australia
Agata Krause Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Alice Charles Lead, Cities, Infrastructure and Urban Services, World Economic Forum
Ana Paola Lopez i.lab Programme Manager, Digital Innovation Department, Barcelona Activa – Barcelona City Council
Caitlin Kraft-Buchman CEO, Women@theTable
Krista Kampus Head, Smart City Projects Competence Centre, City of Tallinn, Estonia
Rocco Bubbico Policy Advisor, European Investment Bank
Dmitriy Cheshkovskiy Head of International Relation Department, Kyiv Smart City, Ukraine
Jennifer Rae Head of Innovation, NESTA, United Kingdom
Medet Dyussembayev Director of Technology Transfer Centre, National Agency for Technological Development, Kazakhstan
Davor Meersman CEO, Open and Agile Smart Cities
Kapil Narula Senior Researcher, University of Geneva