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Cathedra Europa - Colombia, March 2016

City Car Summit: Engineering Next Generation Urban Mobility - Berlin, March 2016

Brave New Mobility World - Die digitale Mobilitätsrevolution - Berlin, April 2016

Creating Urban Tech - Berlin, May 2016

Tales of Tech Cities: London and Berlin - Berlin, May 2016

Digitale Vernetzung für intelligente Elektromobilität im urbanen Raum - Berlin, June 2016

Startupbootcamp Speed Summit- Berlin, June 2016

IFC Climate Business Forum 2016: Latin America and the Caribbean - Bogota, June 2016

Registration now open: "Decarbonising transport: Smart mobility innovation for sustainable cities" - Berlin, EUREF Campus, 15 November 2016



La Fabrique de la Cité / Innovating the City: Berlin and Future Mobility– Berlin, July 2015

Future Mobility Camp Berlin 2015– Berlin, September 2015

Disrupting Mobility– Boston, November 2015

Connected Living Berlin, November 2015


New study finds China’s emissions likely to peak by 2025

China’s greenhouse gas emissions could peak more than five years earlier than expected, helping to avoid dangerous climate change, according to a paper published on 8 June 2015 by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at London School of Economics and Political Science.

The authors of the paper, Fergus Green and Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, find that, although President Xi Jinping has agreed publicly to reduce emissions by 2030, China’s emissions are likely to begin declining by 2025.

The paper states: 'Analysing trends in the key emitting sectors, we conclude that China’s greenhouse gas emissions are unlikely to peak as late as 2030 — the upper limit set by President Xi Jinping in November 2014 — and are much more likely to peak by 2025. They could peak even earlier than that.'

The authors find that, if China’s greenhouse gas emissions peak by 2025, they would reach between 12.5 and 14 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. This finding suggests it is increasingly likely that the world will avoid global warming of more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

Read the full paper


Global Apollo programme to make renewables less costly than coal within ten years

LSE’s Lord Richard Layard and Lord Nicholas Stern are part of a group of leading thinkers proposing an internationally coordinated research programme to make clean electricity less costly than electricity from coal within 10 years.

In their report, A Global Apollo Programme to Tackle Climate Change, the contributors, who bring together experience from business, academia and government, argue that anything less would make it impossible to contain the world’s temperature rise within the crucial 2˚C limit that has been internationally agreed.

Countries joining the programme will commit to spending in their own countries at least 0.025 of GDP on this internationally coordinated programme of research each year over a 10-year period. Key problems to be addressed will include electricity storage, smarts grids and renewables (wind and solar electricity).

The effort will be coordinated by a Roadmap Committee, similar to that which has lowered the price of semiconductors year upon year for decades. It is hoped that the Committee would be co-located with the International Energy Agency in Paris.

The May 12th Communiqué from the G7 Energy Ministers Meeting gave a commitment ‘to work with each other and with other like-minded countries to raise the overall co-ordination and transparency of global spending on clean energy research, development and demonstration’.

The Global Apollo Programme (GAP) is the model for such an initiative. It has been privately discussed with governments worldwide - especially with those of the G7 countries, China, Korea and India. It has already received strong expressions of support and the authors hope that the key countries will join the consortium by the end of this year.

The authors of the Global Apollo Programme are Sir David King (former UK Government Chief Scientist), Lord John Browne (former Chief Executive of BP), Lord Gus O’Donnell (former UK Cabinet Secretary), Lord Nicholas Stern (author of the Stern Report), Lord Adair Turner (former Chairman of the UK Committee on Climate Change), Lord Martin Rees (Astronomer Royal) and Lord Richard Layard (LSE economist).

Find coverage of the programme in the Guardian and the New Scientist.

Shaping the Future of Cities: Berliner Zukunftsorte at Metropolitan Solutions 2015

20-22 May 2015

LSE Enterprise Germany developed and delivered a three-day programme focusing on global and local innovation insights at the Zukunftsorte presence at the Metropolitan Solutions exhibition. The programme included selected startup pitches as well as international speakers who gave ‘Global Urban Innovation Insights’ from research and governance perspectives.

The curated line-up contributed to the Zukunftsorte presence being one of the most visited exhibition stalls, while also offering the international audience a succinct overview of the innovation landscape in Berlin and beyond. Furthermore, the speakers showed how high-potential industry and research spots distributed all over the city of Berlin manage to leverage the creative tech ecosystem of the capital. LSE Enterprise Germany’s Christian Thiel and Pia Laube moderated the discussions and pitches throughout the three-day event.

Startups such as ubitricity, inno2grid, eMio and shoutrlabs presented their solutions and applications, and shared their experiences from the Berlin tech startup scene. Among the international experts were Timothy Papandreou from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, as well as Wolfgang Gruel from the MIT Media Lab Changing Places Group. Both were able to join the thought leadership platform ‘Urban Tech Leaders Dinner’ organised by LSE Enterprise in cooperation with Berlin TXL and Cisco. The dinner allowed for an in-depth conversation among leading urban tech innovators to discuss future scenarios of cities, infrastructure and mobility.

Metropolitan Solutions, an international trade fair and conference platform for dialogue on tomorrow’s smart, green cities, premiered from 20 to 22 May 2015 at the CityCube complex in Berlin. Comprising 27 high-calibre international conferences and workshops, plus a parallel exhibition, Metropolitan Solutions brought together all stakeholders in tomorrow’s efficient, sustainable cities, including municipal leaders and representatives, decision-makers from municipal companies, municipal associations, political institutions, NGOs, investors, global technology leaders, manufacturers, engineers, urban planners and developers, architects and representatives from science and research.

Zukunftsorte, or sites of the future, is a consortium of ten commercial and industrial sites in Berlin that have the potential of becoming highly developed locations over the next years. These inner-city locations hold tremendous development potential, and stand out as a result of their strong and productive interlinking of science and business, where tech-savvy, science-oriented companies can turn innovative ideas into marketable products. They link the demands for sustainable urban development with modern working, living and recreational space.

Berlin TXL is one of largest Zukunftsorte sites in Berlin that is currently in planning stages for future development. Featuring prominently among the Zukunftsorte, Berlin TXL was very much at the centre of things at the Metropolitan Solution exhibit as the future home of the ‘Urban Tech Republic’, a research and industrial park for urban technologies. The park will focus on research, development and production of environmentally responsible top-technologies for sustainable urban development. Companies, start-ups and scientific institutes will develop and produce urban technologies of the future.

In particular research institutes and institutes of higher education, science-based production companies and service providers in urban technologies will find an ideal location at Berlin TXL – which is why LSE Enterprise continues to consult and offer advisory services in order to support the overall development and coordination of the ‘Smart City’ Concept and an international academic network. LSE Enterprise’s consultancy expertise, access to cutting-edge academic research and connections to the private, as well as the higher education, sector, allow LSE Enterprise Germany to support the TXL evolution and to contribute to cultivating a world-leading space for ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship. Learn more

Future of Urban Mobility

27 March 2015

Florian Lennert, Director of the Intelligent City Forum, talks at Deutsche Welle TV about the future of inner-city mobility and new trends in the urbanised transport sector, such as innovation in road traffic, intelligent cars and the reliability of robotic vehicles. Watch the clip




Fuel Choices 2014 Summit

3-4 November 2014

Israel is expanding its efforts to dramatically decrease the world’s dependence on oil in transportation. For the second year, the Fuel Choices Summit brought together Israeli and international start-ups, enterprises, financiers, and policy makers in the field of alternative fuels and smart transportation. Hosted by the Israeli Prime Minister, the summit met on 3 – 4 November 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel, to generate a dialogue about the world’s most forward-thinking approaches to transportation technologies and future business models, and to promote Israel’s ambitious goal of reducing 60% of the country’s oil consumption by 2025.

LSE Enterprise’s Florian Lennert, Director of the Intelligent City Forum, participated in the panel ‘The Future of Urban Transportation’. Moderated by Dr Sinaia Netanyahu, Chief Scientist, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Israel, the panel also included Jeffrey Katz (CTO Energy and Utilities Industry, IBM), Celine Cluzel (Principal Consultant, Element Energy), and Prof Johann Tomforde (CEO TEAMOBILITY).

Programme and more information about the initiative


Global Trends 2030 - Alternative Worlds

On 24 November 2014, Banning Garrett gave a lecture entitled 'Global Trends 2030' at the Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change (InnoZ)

The lecture provided an overview of the rapid, vast array of geopolitical, economic, and technological changes transforming our world today and their potential trajectories over the next 15-20 years. Garrett identified the most important megatrends of our transforming world – individual empowerment, the diffusion of power to multifaceted networks and from West to East and South, demographic patterns highlighted by aging populations and exploding middle classes, and natural resource challenges. He further contends that the megatrends are interacting with six variables or game-changers that will determine what kind of transformed world we will inhabit in 2030. These game-changers – questions about the global economy, national and global governance, the nature of conflict, regional spillover, advancing technologies, and the US’ role in the international arena – are the raw elements that could sow the seeds of global disruption or incredible advances.

Banning Garrett is a Washington-based strategic thinker, writer, convener, and entrepreneur. He works at the intersection of policy, technology, long-term global trends, urbanization, and geopolitics. Garrett was founding director of the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative and created and led the Council’s program on the foreign policy implications of emerging technologies and its Urban World 2030 program.

Most recently, Garrett was Strategic Foresight Senior Fellow for Innovation and Global Trends at the Atlantic Council. Previously, he was Director of the Asia Program (2003–2012) and in 2006 established and subsequently led the Council’s cooperation with the National Intelligence Council (NIC) in production of the NIC’s unclassified, quadrennial long-term global trends assessments. He has furthermore directed the Initiative for US-China Cooperation on Energy and Climate Change at the Asia Society’s Center for US-China relations, and was the founding executive director of the Institute for Sino-American International Dialogue at the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. For over 22 years, Garrett has worked as a consultant to the Department of Defense and US government agencies involved in strategic dialogue with China. 

US National Intelligence Council Global Trends Report


International Innovation Conference: Megatrends – Innovation and The Economics of Sustainability

22-23 October

The sixth International Innovation Conference took place on 22-23 October 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, with this year’s theme being ‘Megatrends: Innovation and the Economics of Sustainability’. The event addressed megatrends in technology, innovation and sustainability that are affecting the lives and strategies of organisations, companies and society in general.

LSE’s Intelligent City Forum Director, Florian Lennert, opened the conference with his lecture on ‘Integrated Solutions in the Economics of Sustainability’ and participated in the panel discussion on ‘Global Trends in Sustainable Development’.



“ReTooling the Trades #3 Extending Smartness - The Next Generation” at ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory

15 October

Florian Lennert, Director of the Intelligent City Forum, was invited to speak and moderate the discussion of the third part of the ANCB series ReTooling the Trades. The session, 'Extending Smartness - The Next Generation', addressed the theme of the 'smart city', discussing how the focus on technical solutions can be extended to consider tools for 'smart inclusion' with experts from the Netherlands and Germany.

About Aedes and ANCB

For over three decades, Aedes Architecture Forum has been exhibiting and publishing internationally acclaimed and pioneering architecture alongside its urban environment. When Aedes was founded, it was the first time that contemporary architecture was introduced for public consideration as the product of a thought process. The Aedes Network Campus Berlin – ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory was established as a physical and intellectual space focused on the inseparable interplay between urban form and social life. It has become a cultural brand, constantly and substantially contributing to the broad discourse of national and international architecture, urban design and culture.

Information and video: 'Extending Smartness - The Next Generation' at ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory

Ecosummit – The Urban Tech Republic Berlin TXL

7 October

Florian Lennert, Director of the Intelligent City Forum, presented the vision of Berlin TXL – The Urban Tech Republic at Ecosummit in London on 7 October 2014. Lennert provided a wide-reaching overview of the future development of the German capital’s current main airport, and the concept of creating a global hub for sustainable innovation and smart urban technologies.

More information on the programme and Florian Lennert’s presentation slides.

TED Talk: Lord Stern - The state of the climate — and what we might do about it 

Ahead of September's UN Climate Summit, Professor Lord Stern of Brentford, Chair of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science, gave a TED Talk in New York on ‘The state of the climate and what we might do about it’.

View the TED Talk

International Expert Forum on Future Mobility

Topic: Future Mobility: Transport Innovation for the Intelligent City

Future Mobility, a one-day expert forum jointly hosted by LSE Cities and InnoZ, in cooperation with LSE Enterprise, brought together leading experts in future transport and mobility systems from the UK and Germany. Participants were drawn from across government, industry and policy including public transport authorities, transport industry, technology leaders, policy innovators and academic experts to provide a platform for in-depth dialogue and knowledge exchange on future urban mobility and transport systems. The aim: to build the foundations for a community of transport innovators working on future mobility systems and smart urban infrastructure across science, industry, cities and government in the UK, Germany and beyond to address current global trends in shared mobility and sustainable urban transport systems.  

Sessions were introduced by leading experts, followed by group dialogue and open discussion.



10:00    Welcome and Introduction

Florian Lennert, Director, Intelligent City Forum, InnoZ/LSE 

10:15    Opening Remarks

Smart City Berlin – Integrating Energy and Mobility Cornelia Yzer, Senator for Economics, Technology and Research, Government of the State of Berlin

10:30    Setting the Scene

Intelligent Transport Systems - A Global Opportunity? Dr. Paul Zanelli, Chief Technology Officer, Transport Systems Catapult, London, UK

The Future of Mobility – Trends and Challenges Prof. Dr. Andreas Knie, WZB/InnoZ/Deutsche Bahn, Berlin, Germany

11:00    Mobility Users and Service Innovation

Understanding Urban Mobility: Evidence from the LSE/InnoZ Survey in Berlin and London    Philipp Rode, Executive Director, LSE Cities/Urban Age, London, and Dr. Christian Hoffmann, Director of User Research, InnoZ, Berlin, Germany

The Rise of Shared Mobility: Evidence of Flexible Carsharing in North America and Europe Benno Bock, Project Director, Global Carsharing Survey, InnoZ, Berlin, Germany

12:30     Networking Lunch

13:30    Sustainable Mobility Systems

Integrated Transport Innovation in London Lilli Matson, Head of Delivery Planning, Transport for London

Sustainable Streets Timothy Papandreou, Deputy Director, Sustainable Streets, Strategic Planning and Policy, San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority, California, USA

Organising Urban Transport Innovation – The Berlin BeMobility Project Dr. Frank Wolter, Project Director, BeMobility, Deutsche Bahn, Berlin, Germany

Personal Rapid Transit – Automating Individual Mobility David Marron, Head of Engineering, Ultra Global PRT, Heathrow, UK    

15:00    Networking Coffee Break

15:30    Developing Integrated Infrastructure

Leveraging Smart Mobility for the Future City Martin Powell, Global Head of Urban Development, Siemens, London, UK

Integrating Mobility in Detroit, Ryad and Berlin Paul Rogers, MD Central Europe, Buro Happold, Berlin, Germany

Clever Little Grids – Integrating Smart Energy and Smart Mobility Fabian Reetz, Project Manager, InnoZ MicroSmartGrid Project, Berlin, Germany

TXL The Urban Tech Republic-  Reshaping Urban Infrastructure Hardy Schmitz, Managing Director, WISTA-MANAGEMENT, Berlin, Germany

16:45    Policy Innovation

Shaping the Spatial Economy – An Evidence-Based Approach Dr. Gabriel Ahlfeldt, Associate Professor of Urban Economics and Land Development, Spatial Economics Research Centre, LSE, UK

Electronic Mobility and Social Innovation: Learning from Failure Gorka Espiau, Director of Innovations for Cities and Regions, Young Foundation, London, UK

17:30    Future Mobility: Summary and Outlook

18:00    Networking Reception

Date: March 25

Venue: The London School of Economics and Political Science

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Intelligent City Salon Christmas Special

Florian Lennert, Director Intelligent City, opened the 2014 Intelligent City Salon event series with a Christmas Special: Manuel Ostner, CEO PG, talked about his experiences as entrepreneur in the e-mobility sector and the associated challenges in creating an international premium brand for eBikes and e-mobility. Markus Emmert, member of the advisory board SGready, formally awarded the SGready Certificate to PG – making PG the first eBike brand to be officially Smart Grid-ready. Following the official parts of the event, participants used the framework of the Intelligent City Lounge for networking.

Date: December 19, 2013

Venue: InnoZ, Berlin




Bloomberg Fuel Choices Summit

Florian Lennert, Director Intelligent City Forum, spoke at the Bloomberg Fuel Choices Summit. This focused on the future of transportation on the edge of change and transformation. Florian Lennert joined the panel on The Role of Local Governments and Cities in Implementing Fuel Choices, and addressed the various approaches underway to address issues governments face when determining fuel choices for public transportation networks.

Date: November 12 - 13, 2013

Venue: Habima National Theatre, Tel Aviv, Israel




EcoMobility 2013 Suwon Congress

“Sustainable mobility needs to be combined with intelligent infrastructure. We have to say good-bye to the massive and out-dated infrastructure constructs that use up too much space and create barriers for urban mobility.”

Florian Lennert, Director Intelligent Cities, spoke at the EcoMobility 2013 Suwon Congress about the challenges of sustainable urban planning and the future in urban mobility. The congress was held in the context of the EcoMobility World Festival.

The EcoMobility World Festival 2013 was a real-time experiment of ecomobile living and a unprecedented experience for the residents of Suwon‘s Haenggung-dong neighbourhood, where residents in the ancient core of Suwon learned through direct experience the challenges and the thrills of closing the doors of their community to cars for an entire month.

Date: September 4, 2013

Venue: Suwon City, South Korea




The Future of Mobility – How German Design Will Move Us

Florian Lennert, Director Intelligent Cities, gave the keynote speech Total Mobility – Current and Future Mobility Solutions and Trends at the conference The Future Of Mobility – How German Design Will Move Us. The conference was organised by the GACC West on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. From current trends in mobility solutions to the impact on human behaviour, from electrical cars to e-bikes and airplanes, the conference featured German and American design experts who introduced their ideas and applications. The conference also included the first presentation in California of the BMWi3 full electric vehicle.

Date: August 13, 2013

Venue: Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles




COMPLEX(C)ITY – Urbanization and energy transition in a changing climate
2. Global Sustainability Summer School visits InnoZ

The Global Sustainability Summer School is sponsored by the Robert Bosch Foundation, and hosted by Potsdam Institute for Climate Consequences Research (Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung) in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS).

The participants were given the opportunity to visit the InnoZ and learn about sustainable transport and energy strategies. The programme also included the panel discussion ‘The City of the Future and how to get there’ at the WZB in Berlin: the panellists, Prof Dr Haase, Pierre Laconte, Christian Gaebler and Florian Lennert, developed different vision of future intelligent cities, which improve communal life and the quality of life.

Date: July 8, 2013

Venue: InnoZ, Berlin



TV Interview – Florian Lennert discusses the future of urban mobility on Deutsche Welle (DW)

What will the streets and cities of the future look like? Florian Lennert, Director, Intelligent City, explores and explains the newest trends in mobility in the metropolises of the future.

Date: June 16, 2013


7th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns

The European Sustainable Cities & Towns Conference 2013 in Geneva was the biggest European conference on sustainable development since the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. Green Economy, in all its dimensions, was addressed by multiple experts to gain a better understanding of how gaps between environmental, economic and social goals can be bridged.

The Green Economy, including social inclusiveness, was addressed as economic prosperity should not be achieved at the expense of the environment and society. Apart from environmental elements, societal challenges were addressed, from both the international perspective, eg fair trade, as well as from within the city’s own geographical boundaries. Perspectives from various actors were analysed to gain a better understanding of how gaps between environmental, economic and societal goals can be bridged.

Florian Lennert, Director of the Intelligent City Forum, introduced and moderated the panel discussion ‘A Green Growth Path for Europe’, which addressed questions such as: What does the economic crisis mean for the environment and society on the local level? What strategy should be implemented to overcome economic, environmental and societal challenges at the local level? What does the Green Economy mean at the local level?

Date: 16-19 Apr 2013

Audio recording



Better Transport Forum – Concepts for the Future of Urban Transport

In cooperation with the partner ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, InnoZ organised the Better Transport Forum by Metropolitan Solutions. The panel participants – moderated by Intelligent Cities Director Florian Lennert – discussed grid mobility, intelligent urban planning strategies and modern traffic management systems.

Date: April 9, 2013

Venue: Metropolitan Solutions, Hannover Messe




City Transformation through Mega-Events

International experts discussed urban processes of transformation in the context of mega-events. The panel discussion was organised in cooperation with the Alfred Herrhausen Society by Deutsche Bank and the Metropolitan Solutions Forums. The panel discussed how mega-events such as the Olympic Games, World Expos and the FIFA World Cup have become the predominant tools for urban restructuring. The panel was chaired by Florian Lennert (InnoZ/LSE). Speakers included Ricky Burdett (LSE Cities), Andrei W. Sharonow, (Deputy Mayor, Moscow), Antoni Vives (Deputy Mayor, Barcelona) and Sameh Wahba (World Bank). In this context it is important to understand how mega events are being used as international policy or planning tools in new territories. The discussion thus looked at the transformative capacity of mega events and their long-term impact on the social, economical, political and physical make-up of cities.

Date: April 8, 2013

Venue: Halle 1, Stand F32, Hannover Messe


Fifth German-Japanese Environmental Dialogue Forum

The German Federal Ministry for Environment and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) organised the fifth German-Japanese Environmental Dialogue Forum on the topic of From EVs to Smart Houses: Intelligent solutions for a sustainable energy future. Florian Lennert, Director Intelligent Cities, hosted and moderated the expert forum Electric cars and Smart Homes in Urban Spaces. The successful event was concluded by the agreement to strengthen German-Japanese academic, industrial and governmental cooperation in the sectors e-Mobility and ‘Smart Community’.

Date: January 15, 2013

Venue: Berlin





Press Conference and Prototype Presentation of the Hiriko Driving Mobility Project

HIRIKO (Basque for “urban”) is a completely novel Mobility-On-Demand system, specifically designed for adaptable and integrated public mobility in large urban environments. As a key part of an innovative public transport strategy, Hiriko is able to offer a sustainable and intuitive transportation solution that adapts to the spatial scarcity in modern cities.

The presentation on the Platform electroMobility of the InnoZ at Berlin’s EUREF campus will highlight some of the many technical innovations realised in the HIRIKO CityCar. As a compact electric urban vehicle, it is capable of folding together when parked and rotating on the spot. The CityCar is being developed by HIRIKO Driving Mobility in cooperation with InnoZ, MIT Media Lab, Ubitricity and Humboldt-Innovation.

Hiriko Driving Mobility

Videos of the Hiriko project  

Video of the launch

October 12, 2012  

InnoZ, Berlin, Monday, July 16 2012

In Depth: Berlin car-sharing paves way to an electric future

Florian Lennert, Director Intelligent City, discusses the projects of the InnoZ and the potential to re-invent urban transport: 'The point here is to go further — to completely rethink the way people move themselves around urban spaces.'

12. Intelligent City Salon

Summer Special Green Innovation Berlin Networking Forum

The Green Innovation Berlin Networking Forum featured an evening of exciting talks and relaxed networking at the Platform electroMobility at the EUREF-Campus and aimed to bring together the international green innovation community in Berlin. The event was co-hosted by InnoZ and the LSE Global Alumni Association.


19:00 Demonstration InnoZ Micro Smart Grid / Plattform elektroMobilität

19:20 Welcome and Introduction
Florian Lennert (Intelligent City, InnoZ /LSE Enterprise)
Philipp Rode (Executive Director, LSE Cities)

19:30 Sun, Revolution and Innovation
Ahmed Zahran (Founder & CEO, Karmsolar, Egypt)

19:45 The Future of Green Mobility – Reinventing Automobility
Armando Gaspar (Managing Director, Hiriko Driving Mobility/Afypaida, Bilbao)

20:00 Moving Energy - Ubiquitous eMobility
Dr. Frank Pawlitschek (Managing Director, ubitricity, Berlin)

20:15 Flying Urban Tech in Tegel – A new home for green innovation in Berlin
Dr. Philipp Bouteiller (CEO, Tegel Projekt GmbH)

Networking reception - open end

Date and time:
5 July 2012

InnoZ, Berlin

Intelligent City at TEDx Stuttgart 'What can we learn from the past to shape our future?'

Florian Lennert, Director Intelligent City, talked about networking energy, mobility, and infrastructure in a revolutionary way to enable completely novel transportation concepts in the city of the future.

See the video

Visit TEDx Stuttgart

March 28

Literaturhaus, Stuttgart


11. Intelligent City Salon

Intelligent City³ - Metamodality and the Multidimensional City

Raffaello D’Andrea, Professor of Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zurich
Max Schwitalla Dipl.-Arch. ETH, Founder, Studio B  

Date and time:
May 8, 6pm 

InnoZ, Berlin



Intelligent City co-hosts 2nd Ecosummit Lounge

Ecosummit is a Smart Green Business Network fostering marketing and business development among investors, startups, corporates and utilities in Berlin.

Jan Michael Hess, Founder, Ecosummit
Florian Lennert, Director, Intelligent City

Date and time:
December 6, 6pm

Innoz, Berlin 

Intelligent City attends FISITA World Automotive Summit 2011

The FISITA World Automotive Summit is an annual meeting of automotive leaders. It brings the world's top technical executives together with scientists, public policy-makers and influential NGOs to work on an issue of central importance to the  automobile and society.

For 2011 the chosen topic was the future of personal mobility. Intelligent City Director Florian Lennert hosted a workshop on the topic "Do Cars Shape Cities or Do Cities Shape Cars?"

Presentation by Florian Lennert

More information about the event on the InnoZ website (German)

World Automotive Summit website

November 17-18

Hyatt Regency, Mainz


Intelligent City presents itself at the Intelligent Cities Expo 2011

Intelligent City took part in the three-day long Intelligent Cities Expo, presenting its projects with its own stand in Hamburg. The Intelligent Cities Expo is a comprehensive three-day research-based programme built around issues in relation to the future development of intelligent cities globally. As part of the Intelligent Cities Conference, Florian Lennert moderated the panel "Intelligent, Multi-modal Transport Systems", introducing the BeMobility - Berlin elektroMobil Project. The next Intelligent Cities Expo will be held in San Francisco in 2012. 

Presentation by Florian Lennert

More information about the event on the InnoZ website (German)

Intelligent Cities Expo website

November 8-10

Congress Center, Hamburg

Clean Tech Insights Conference 2011 at the Platform eMobility

As part of the Clean Tech World conference 2012 in Berlin, the eMobility Platform hosted the Clean Tech Insights Conference. Experts and high representatives from the research, politics, and business, presented and debated challenges and solutions
for tomorrow's mobility.

Find a detailed summary of the event on the InnoZ website

Clean Tech World website

September 29

InnoZ Berlin

9. Intelligent City Salon

Creating Energy-efficient Urban Fabric in the Tehran-Karaj Region, Iran

Dipl-Ing. Leslie Quitzow, "Young Cities" Project, TU Berlin
Dr. Behrooz Abdolvand, Berlin Center for Caspian Region Studies (BC CARE), FU Berlin

Florian Lennert, Intelligent City/InnoZ

Date and time:
October 12, 6:30pm

InnoZ, Berlin

8. Intelligent City Salon

Paths to Electropolis - Challenges of the Sustainable City of the Future

Wolfgang Nowak, Alfred Herrhausen Society

Dr. Fritz Reusswig, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Philipp Rode, Executive Director, LSE Cities

Florian Lennert, Intelligent City/InnoZ

Date and time:
August 31, 6:30pm

Deutsche Bank Q110, Berlin

Building Talks No. 7

New Wheels in the City - Mobility in Urban Planning


  • Georg Windeck, Cooper Union NY
  • Stefan Ostwald, Pocket Taxi
  • Frank Müller, Urban-e
  • Rainer Quitzow, Initiative Möckernkiez
  • Florian Lennert, Intelligent City

Date and time:
June 30, 6:00pm


"Building Talks" is an initiative of the Happold Trust in cooperation with the InnoZ, LSE, Intelligent City and the International Summer Academy ars 11 of the Beuth Hochschule für Technik, Berlin.

Event Flyer (pdf)

7. Intelligent City Salon

Professor Sam Fankhauser (download presentation)

Date and time:
June 15, 6.30pm

Innoz, Berlin

Researching the Intelligent City Symposium

sustainable energy and mobility

The research symposium 'Researching the Intelligent City: Key challenges of integrating urban energy and mobility systems' took place on Monday 30 May.

Participants explored and defined key research questions relating to the creation of intelligent city systems, in particular with reference to the dynamic interaction of sustainable mobility, urban renewable energy systems and smart, energy efficient buildings.

The aim was to define a medium-term research agenda relating to the intelligent city with a view to informing technology transfer, business development and policy design and to prepare a larger Intelligent City Conference in 2012.


Date and time:
May 30, 9.30am

Innoz, Berlin

6. Intelligent City Salon

Geothermal Energy - New Energy for Berlin? 

Dr Ernst Huenges (download PDF)

Dr Stefan Bredel-Schürmann (download PDF)

Date and time:
May 3, 6:30pm

Innoz, Berlin 

5. Intelligent City Salon

Emergent City - Opportunities and Prospects of Self-Organizing Sustainability

1  Viktor Bedö, HPI School of Design Thinking
The Dynamic Image of the Intelligent City - Realtime Maps in the Hands of Citizens and Urban Planners

2  Uwe Hahner, Swarco Traffic Systems
BlueRoadConcept - Interactive Infrastructure and Sustainable Traffic Control

Date and time:
April 7, 6:30pm

Innoz, Berlin

4. Intelligent City Salon

Low Carbon City – Activities of the Climate-KIC

Located on the EUREF campus since mid-2010, Climate-KIC has been working as a gateway for climate innovation. In cooperation with four other member institutions within the network of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT), Climate-KIC aims to identify and promote innovative solutions concerning climate change. In the fourth instalment of the Intelligent City Salon Climate-KIC will outline its work at the intersection of business, politics and industry, presenting "Low Carbon City" as one successful initiative.

Date and time:
March 2, 6.30pm

Building the Intelligent City

Date and time:
February 25, 12 noon 

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

3. Intelligent City Salon



February 2

Innoz, Berlin

LSE Cities Seminar: Electric Mobility - An Opportunity for De-Motorising Cities

January 25

LSE, London

Official Launch of the Intelligent City Forum in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

On January 11 2011, the core partners of the Intelligent City Forum, initiated by InnoZ and LSE Enterprise, met in Vitoria-Gasteiz. InnoZ and LSE Enterprise were represented by Daniel Hinkeldein and Florian Lennert respectively. The network partners, including the Changing Places Group of the MIT Media Lab, Denokinn, and the Basque Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, as well as associated partners from Spain, Austria, Hong Kong, and Great Britain, decided on the framework of future cooperation and designated Florian Lennert as the global coordinator of the Intelligent City Forum.


2. Intelligent City Salon

Elektropolis 2.0: Infrastructure and energy distribution in the urban design of Berlin from the nineteenth century until today

November 23

Innoz, Berlin



Intelligent City