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Dear reader,
this is the first edition of our OASC newsletter. In the following you will find information about events, developments within the network and its member cities, calls for participation as well as a calendar including all events with OASC participation. We hope you will enjoy reading the newsletter.
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Connected Smart Cities Conference 2017

Save the date: OASC will host the 4th Connected Smart Cities Conference on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, in collaboration with the European Committee of the Regions and other close partners. More information will follow throughout the year. For regular updates on speakers and workshops, please check our website and twitter.
City leaders, community initiatives, representatives of the European institutions, tech experts and business developers will join the conference. We are already looking forward to a fruitful and exiting conference, and invite you, as partner or participant. 
You missed the 3rd Connected Smart Cities Conference 2016? Find Slides, Photos and more on the OASC website here. A summary of the outcomes and what the CSC 2016 has to do with the Rule of Three can be read here.

New countries and cities joined OASC

14 new cities joined the OASC initiative with the 4th wave at the Smart City Expo Puebla. Less than one year after the first wave launch, OASC now connects 89 cities around the globe. The new countries are: Austria, Mexico, Poland and Slovenia. From already participating countries joined Genoa (IT), Drechtsteden (NL) as well as Milton Keynes and Cambridgeshire (ENG). Read more about the new OASC participants on the OASC website.

OASC at Net Futures 2016: Save the Date

The Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative will host a stand at the Net Futures conference taking place on April 20/21 in Brussels. The event is organized by the European Commission. Co-hosts of the stand are OrganiCity, a project aimed at co-creation of smart cities by making experimentation easy, and Select for Cities, a project that enables pre-commercial procurement. Furthermore, OASC Chair Martin Brynskov will be speaking at the conference together with other innovative minds from all over the world. Find more information about the OASC participation at Net Futures 2016 here.

Be an Angel (City Investor)

Support the OASC initiative and become an Angel City Investor: Tampere, Faubourg Numerique and iMinds are already contributing to the initiative with (wo)man-power and office space. In light of the rapid growth of OASC, cities and partner organisations are supporting the build-up of a robust organisation throughout 2016 in what has become known as an “angel city investor” approach. In practice, this means that the organisational support for the network comes from member cities and organisations deciding to lead. They can contribute to OASC by providing organisational, operational and technical support. Get more info about why cities and organisations are supporting OASC here.

OASC France met in Valenciennes

At their monthly meet-up, the french OASC network agreed on supporting the global network by becoming an Angel City Investor. Other topics on the agenda: Orange and their participation in the FIWARE foundation and the Hackathon in Valenciennes. Read more about the outcomes here.

A global smart city market - local jobs

OASC Chair Martin Brynskov spoke at the Smart City Expo Puebla, Mexico, about the issues of modern cities, how they could be solved and what role the OASC initiative plays in this context. Re-watch the whole speech (duration < 10 minutes) by Martin Brynskov. Click on the image below to start the video.


Smart City Expo Puebla - 18 de febrero en vivo
OASC meets new member Gdansk

Director Seppo Haataja met a delegation of the City of Gdansk at the Committee of the Regions. Topics discussed were future cooperation and open data strategies in Poland and Finland. Read more about the meeting and its outcomes here.
Calls for Participation

Survey on OASCities' maturity

To make sure that the services we are developing meet the member cities' expectations in the best possible way, we need your input. Please fill in this short survey to help us adapt our services better to your needs. The invitation to fill in the survey has already been sent out to the OASC representatives and cities, if you have not received the email please find the link to the survey here. Thank you in advance!

Hack Porto - Hackacity

Porto is organising the 2nd edition if the Hackathon Hackacity: Interested OASCities are welcome to join and share their experience. Amersfoort, Utrecht, Helsinki, and Santander are already on board. The aim of Hackacity is to provide a developer's playground and share experiences on testing ideas on each city's Fiware node. The 2016 edition of Hackacity is taking place on May 27-28. For more information please find an overview of hackacity here and the guidelines for participation here. In case your city is interested please contact Paulo Calcada (

Present your city at Smart City Live

Smart City Live is a conference addressing the key issues of a connected world. It is taking place on May 9-12, 2016, in Nice, France. The organizers are offering OASC city leaders an opportunity to meet and innovate in the economy of data domain, tighly linking this to FIWARE/TMF APIs (in-depth technical knowledge is not required). Speakers include OASC founding member Juanjo Hierro, Telefónica, and Peter Fatelnig, Deputy Head of Unit for 'Net Innovation' at the European Commission DG Connect. For more information and how to register, please have a look at the invitation for all OASC members here.

Upcoming events with OASC participation: Save the date
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