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Rotterdam 6 — 7 Dec It's time for a system reboot.

Smart for Good

Thursday, December 6, 15:15-17:15h

Smart City could be the biggest buzz word echoing in innovation-land. Digital technology may help us rearrange challenges like energy, security and mobility. But the topic is way more complex than most LinkedIn posts let you believe. Sure, yes, Rotterdam would like to digitize, but only on its own terms and conditions: useful, fair and people driven. Hence, a circle of Rotterdam frontrunners present a joint agenda. 

With the Rotterdam School of Management (EUR), Erasmus Centre for Data AnalyticsVenture Café, V2_ Institute for Instable MediaThingsConBlocklabLiveworkThe Incredible Machine,Grassroots Business LabRotterdam Partners en Wolfpack;

Contributions include critical research, open data platforms, new hardware and radical business models – up to new curriculum for business managers and a lab for humanizing smart.


ThingsCon is a 2 day event, packed with talks, workshops and other events.

Thu, Dec 6

Doors open 8:30h, opening 9:30h
9:45-10:30h: keynotes
10:45-12:45h: workshop round 1
13:00-15:00h: workshop round 2
15:15-17:15h: workshop round 3
17:30h keynote
18:00h pitches student hack challenge
19:00h drinks, award ceremony
Whole day: demos and more

Fri, Dec 7

Doors open 8:30h, opening 9:30h
9:45-10:45h: keynotes
11:00-13:00h: workshop round 4
14:00-17:30h: keynotes
17:30h: closing and drinks
Whole day: demos and more

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All the 2018 Workshops


Our speakers of 2018

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Date and time

thursday, 6 dec. 2018, 10:00 – friday, 7 dec. 2018, 20:00 (CET)


Bluecity 100 Maasboulevard, 3063 NS Rotterdam