The Japanese city of Kyoto hosted the Smart City Expo 2015 forum on May 20, 21 and 22, which in this second edition brought together some 4,000 attendees, including experts, institutional representatives and companies that develop solutions to implement models of Smarter cities, sustainable and habitable.
The Cluster Andalucía Smart City has been part of the Malaga delegation that has participated in the event and that, among others, was composed of representatives of the City of Malaga, the University of Malaga (UMA), the Technology Park of Andalusia (PTA) and the Malagan company from Lynka.
Andalucía Smart City participated in meetings and meetings with Japanese entities with the aim of encouraging collaboration between its members and these organizations in the field of smart cities.
The Malaga delegation also had the opportunity to visit one of the most important technological parks in Japan, such as Kyoto Research Park, with the aim of establishing a link between the entities and companies of both countries.
In this context, a global cluster developed by the Kyoto Prefecture was also unveiled to find solutions in the area of smart cities and with which Malaga will be the first European city with which they will collaborate.
During three days Smart City Expo Kyoto showed the technologies, projects and solutions of 115 exhibiting companies and was visited by delegations from America, Asia and Europe. Among these official missions were those of Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Indonesia, India, Israel and Taiwan, as well as the cities of Barcelona, Malaga, Quebec and Tel Aviv.
Kyoto Smart City Expo was created with the intention of promoting achievements in energy and environmental efficiency in the Asian continent as a result of research carried out in universities and technology centers.