Swiss-UAE collaborations - Smart connected cities Live event

International Jeudi 17 mars 2022

How can connected solutions improve the way in which we manage water, mobility, and the other challenges of growing and densifying cities? Innovations are being developed and implemented in Switzerland and in the UAE, by researchers in universities, private companies, and public actors. This event proposes to bring together specialists to discuss these solutions and give the opportunity for new international collaborations in this field. It is organised by the Leading House MENA, whose main objective is to support scientific collaboration between universities in Switzerland and in the MENA region.

Two roundtables will focus on technology for water management and on resilience in ICT-supported mobility and logistics. Researchers from Switzerland and from the UAE will present highly innovative projects in this field. Interested academic and industrial partners are invited to take part in the discussion. It will be followed by an informal networking event on the rooftop of the Swiss Pavilion.

In addition to the presentations and discussions, researchers and companies will exhibit some examples of actual innovations, currently developed and implemented in Switzerland, as concrete examples on how technology can improve the management of cities and the daily life of its inhabitants.

You can register to attend the event on the Swiss Pavilion or you can follow it on live stream at the link below.

Programme

Local timeSwiss timeTopic
11:008:00Welcome by Swissnex Mobile
11:158:15Opening words
HE Massimo Baggi, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain
Dr. Christine Pirinoli, Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation, HES-SO
11:308:30Keynote speech: “Cyber-physical spaces: Vision & opportunities”
Dr.-Ing. habil. Josef Spillner, ZHAW
12:159:15Break
12:309:30“Supporting cooperation between Switzerland and the MENA region”
Dr. Luna Iacopini, Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa
13:0010:00Success story: ZHAW-UoS collaboration
Prof. Manar Wasif Abu Talib, University of Sharjah
Dr.-Ing. habil. Josef Spillner, ZHAW
13:3010:30Break
14:3011:30

Panel #1: Water Management and Technology
Moderator tbc

Panellists:

  • Prof. Pierre-André Mudry, HEI VS, HES-SO
  • Prof. Nabil Abdennadher HEPIA, HES-SO
  • Prof. Marcel Meli ZHAW
  • Jan Strohmeier Endress+Hauser
 
16:1513:15

Panel #2: Resilience in ICT-supported mobility and logistics
Moderator tbc

Panellists:

  • Prof. Ruth Schmitt FHNW
  • Prof. Einar Nielsen OST
  • Leila Ismail, UAE U
  • Prof. Abbes Amira UoS
 
17:3014:30Conclusion
Dr.-Ing. habil. Josef Spillner, ZHAW
18:0015:00Aperitif and Pavilion visit

 

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