Author Archives: Luciana FerraRI

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Industry Panel: “The social and political consequences of digital platforms – How technology can empower industry and municipalities”

An extremely interesting industry panel, organised and chaired by Cubit Scarl, was held on 1st October 2018 within the Escola Industrial in Barcelona. The panel, followed by a thought-provoking discussion, was centred on how technology can empower industry and municipalities, with special regard to the POWER project.


The panel started with a general introduction of the topic under discussion by Prof. Giuliano Manara, President of Cubit, followed by a presentation of the POWER project by Monica Pianosi. All the participants, who were mainly representatives of various municipalities from Germany, Luxembourg and Spain, were aware of the POWER project.


The next speaker was Richard Elelman, Head of Public Administrations of EURECAT-CTM, who spoke about the social and political consequences of POWER, followed by Selma Mergner, Climate Protection Manager from the municipality of Worms in Germany, about climate change adaptation and heavy rain in Worms, and the steps that have been taken to combat this problem, and how the citizens of Worms are participating in the decision making process.


The Industry panel terminated with a general discussion regarding technology in general and the Power project in particular, with two new follower cities who wish to register. A very interesting and informative afternoon, which was also streamed live on Facebook.

Interested in watching some of the discussion? Click here.

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6th POWER Project Management Board meeting

A short outline of the 6th PMB meeting in Barcelona

The 6th Project Management Board meeting was held on 27th-28th September in the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain, with representatives of all the project partners present. The meeting, which was chaired by the new coordinator Ljiljana Marjanovic-Halburd, was essentially a check on the progress of the project.


Various aspects of the POWER project were discussed and analysed, such as how the DSP can be further improved, the current state of the art regarding engagement, the contest ideas, and how the POWER message has been taken to citizens and industries alike, via the workshops and other activities.


Overall, the project is in good health, an improved DSP has been presented, and the number of involved users is growing. The partners have  agreed to keep on working to their best  ability in order to ensure a successful outcome from the next project review in February 2019.


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