“How does the City get smart?” was the central question of the 7th annual barcamp of Offene Kommunen.NRW.
Once again it was about infecting urban societies with digital DNA and making them want to shape digital change together.

Concepts and papers for Smart City are now available like sand at the seaside. It gets exciting when it comes to setting goals, pursuing them with concrete projects and always keeping in mind that the focus must be on people and not on technology. In the announcement of the Offene Kommunen.NRW-Barcamp on the OpenNRW website, explicit reference was made to these different poles of the Smart City discourse.

Sessions and documentations of the workshops:

And finally our own development: We as a network have founded an association: Offene Kommunen.NRW Institut

As a partner we were supported by Creative NRW in cooperation with ecce- european centre for creative economy.
Here you can find the call for projects for the Creative NRW award for the design of a smart city.

Further information to the foundation of the association and our goals. Of course we continue!
We’d be happy if you’d notice us in your calendar: The #OKNRW-Barcamp 2018 will take place on November 17th and 18th, 2018 in Wuppertal again. The location will be announced in time.

A program overview with provided presentations can be found at OKNRW17 Sessions.

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