On July 8 and 9, the first edition of the SmartCityFest took place at parc Jean-Drapeau. Organized in cooperation with the Startup Fest, K2 Geospatial, and Arche Innovation, the event took place over two days, allowing participants to experience the SmartCityFest in different ways: first by listening, then by connecting.
The first day consisted of a meeting, which brought together municipal representatives who develop smart city projects, companies, startups and technological innovators in the field, as well as citizens who should have a voice with regard to the design of these new smart infrastructures and solutions.
The second day focused on putting into practice the discussions surrounding the development of smart cities. It featured a design challenge led by the Arche Innovation team. The teams had to design a model for the smart city of their dreams. Participants offered solutions that fostered the cooperation of the municipality, the private sector, and academia.