Smart City Day # 8 - September 30, 2021 - Palais des Congrès, Biel / Biel

The program is subject to change. More details to come.


Start of the event

Registration & Welcome

The doors will be open to the public from 8 a.m. To ensure everyone's safety, a COVID certificate will be required to access the event. Please bring this, along with an identity card and your SCD'21 entry ticket.  


Once inside the Palais des Congrès, we will welcome you in the exhibition hall, where you can explore the stands and meet people over a coffee.



Word of welcome - Xavier Arreguit, Innobridge




City of Biel / Bienne


The opening word from our host city for this eighth edition of Smart City Day.


Silvia Steidle, city councilor

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Energy efficiency: How can we encourage citizens and organizations to change their habits and invest to achieve the city's sustainability objectives?

Round table

Our recent experience of climate phenomena drives us to urgent questions, while efficiency and the energy transition remain an essential part of the solution. How can we align forces and resources to increase the energetic efficiency of buildings, model and reduce their consumption / losses, and produce locally? These themes will be addressed and illustrated by ongoing projects.  


City of Biel

GeoImpact AG

Romande Energie


Stadtwerke St. Gallen



Sunrise: Connectivity as enabler for smart building


Connectivity is one of the most important elements, that IoT can be implemented.

In order the building get a digital voice, it must be ensured that the sensors can communicate with the outside world.

In this presentation, various use cases are presented, including the main topic energy.

Oscar Rechou Iglesias / Business Development Manager IoT Sunrise UPC



Visit of booths, networking and animations

Coffee break

Creativity workshop with KINAPS
The pandemic and recent climatic phenomena bring key questions: Are our cities and organizations resilient? How to make them more resilient?



Groupe E




The Internet of Places: How can we link the digital to the physical to better understand the places we live in and to take part in neighborhood / village life?

Round table

The association of the Internet of Things and Web databases with connected people and organizations enables multiple applications at the local level. How can we offer citizens relevant information according to their needs (work, habitat, community ...)? How can we promote local groups, associations, events and projects? What solutions exist to better promote local culture, art and crafts? These questions take on their full meaning in today's globalized world, in which we seek a balance between the local and the global.  


City of Biel

Groupe E

Future Instruments

SuisseEnergie - OFEN



Schréder Switzerland: Life-size lighting test at Bois de la Cambre, a first in Belgium!


Currently, in Brussels, the programming of public lighting is defined on the basis of a calendar. This takes into account various parameters such as the season or the type of space where each lighting source is located. On this basis, the system predicts a decrease in light intensity at certain times of the night.

On the way to the Smart City of the future… For 3 months, Sibelga in collaboration with Schréder, carried out an unprecedented intelligent lighting test on some of the Bois de la Cambre lights. 



Visit of booths, networking and events





BABLE - Smart City projects in Europe


BABLE offers an open Smart City platform, free to register and use, as well as expert advice and services. The main objective of BABLE is to support the sustainable development of cities in Europe and beyond, aiming to create livable, sustainable cities based on innovation and collaboration.



OFISA Informatique - A citizen portal, a secure link between the municipality and its inhabitants


The optimization of a municipality's processes for its citizens requires an increasingly advanced digitalization of these processes. The new generations no longer have the same needs: the municipality must be able to satisfy citizens who are more and more mobile, who wish to benefit from the services of the municipality at all hours (various certificates, purchases of wine, of wood, reservation of communal places, consultation of their account, online payments, etc.). A link that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is gradually needed, as long as this link is efficient and highly secure.


Daniel Chevalier, CEO

Christophe Andreae, Chairman of the Board of Directors



Public-private partnerships: Which new models of co-creation and co-financing to align the objectives and priorities of the different actors?

Round table

The pandemic has put pressure on the financial resources of most cities and towns. Faced with ever greater challenges, collaboration is essential to better build our cities and to finance a sustainable future. Partnerships between the public and private sectors allow for the sharing of skills and resources. Many possibilities therefore emerge, but just as many questions arise: how to choose the right partners? What new models ensure cohesion between the parties?


City of Yverdon-les-Bains

City of Pully

OFISA Informatique

One Creation




Visit of booths, networking and events

Coffee break




Guest city | Tartu, Estonia: The Smart Way of Tartu


Also known as the City of Good Thoughts, Tartu already has a good track record as a smart city. Tartu has developed its electronic services and paperless administration practices for decades and was one of the first in the world to implement many smart solutions - m-parking in 2000, public Wi-Fi throughout the city in 2000, local electronic elections in 2005, the city's mobile applications in 2006, the digital signature in 2007, a fully electric taxi service in 2012, and the participatory budget in 2013, etc. Tartu ranks 15th in the European benchmark of smart cities for smart people and joined the Covenant of Mayors in 2014 with the objective of promoting energy efficiency solutions, the use of renewable energies and concerned citizens. environment.



The mobility of tomorrow: What is the relevant data and how can it be used to improve the experience of those on the move and of residents?

Round table

The health crisis has upset our habits in terms of mobility, which must also respond to the problems of pollution, noise and energy, among others. It is recognized that the analysis of movement flows in a territory can guide urban development, with a view to establishing relevant services and an infrastructure adapted for the population. What are the new technologies that could allow the municipality to link the type of displacement of people with their motive? How can we balance the mobility strategy between the needs of the citizens and the municipality, the physical / infrastructure / economic possibilities, and the ecological / climatic objectives? How to use travel flow analysis wisely?


Communes of western Lausanne






Guest city: Helsingborg, Sweden


H22 is a major initiative of the city of Helsingborg to develop future well-being solutions, aimed at improving the quality of life in a smarter and more sustainable city.


The city's work with H22 consists of two parts: 1. A city-wide innovation initiative. It is about becoming a smarter and more sustainable city. 2. A City Expo - A stage along the way where we highlight everything that has been achieved by the summer of 2022. During and after the City Expo, the long-term process continues.



Closing and cocktail





End of the event