TALLINN – The City of Tallinn and Tallinn's entrepreneurs will be participating in the H22 City Expo festival in Helsingborg from May 30 to June 2, where six of Europe's most innovative cities will showcase their solutions for sustainable development in the Urban Brilliance exhibition.
For the first time in the festival's history, in the exhibition area named Urban Brilliance, the best innovations from top sustainable cities will have pavilions from invited cities Tallinn, Oslo, Greater Copenhagen, Tampere, Linz and Valencia. The Tallinn pavilion's program will concentrate on digital solutions supporting the city's sustainable development, smart technology applications and environmental preservation, the Tallinn city government said in a press release.
Tallinn will be showcased as the innovation capital and next year's European Green Capital.
According to Vladimir Svet, the Tallinn deputy mayor leading the city's delegation, the key to urban development is cooperation between different actors.
"The legend says that Tallinn will never be finished and the same can be said for a smart and green city -- we need to constantly evolve and adapt to change. Next year we will be proud to be the European Green Capital, but our daily efforts are a contribution to a much more distant future, and we want to create a city where everyone feels good," Svet said.
He said that by working together with the city authorities, local communities and the business sector, we can deliver and implement innovative solutions that will contribute to the development of Tallinn and help improve our living environment.
The Tallinn pavilion will feature 10 companies whose innovative solutions have been in use in Tallinn and whose objective is to increase their product sales and services in foreign markets.
These businesses and products are Auve Tech autonomous last-mile vehicles, Bikeep smart bike docks, Datel spatial infrastructure deformation monitoring systems, Extery innovative street furniture, Myceen compostable furniture that uses mycelium and various organic waste materials, Rinaldo innovative street lighting, Ringo Eco scalable, open and neutral reusable packaging platform, Starship Technologies revolutionary parcel delivery robots packaging robots, Tehnopol Science and Business Park innovation center focusing on the development of new technologies, and Ulemiste City smart business city developing the Test City concept.
The host of the H22 City Expo is the city of Helsingborg in Sweden. In 2020, the city was recognized by the European Commission as one of Europe's most innovative cities. The prize money received was used to create an innovation area, named Urban Brilliance, as part of the H22 City Expo, where cities renowned for sustainability and smart solutions can share their solutions and best practices.
The internationally renowned Urban Future Forum, taking place from June 1 to 3, will be part of the festival, which itself goes on for more than a month.