UNESCO Netexplo Forum 2020

The UNESCO Netexplo Forum 2020 will be held online at en.unesco.org/netexplo. The Forum consists of two parts: Netexplo Innovation Forum 2020 and Netexplo Smart Cities Accelerator.
The Innovation Forum 2020 will showcase 10 breakthrough digital innovations with the potential of profound and lasting impact on the digital society. The innovations are spotted worldwide through a year-long work by the Netexplo University Network, made up of globally renowned universities in the technology domain. The Innovation Forum will highlight some of the most promising global innovators in digital technologies, whose innovations have influences the development of our society through new forms of education, communication, information, solidarity and management around the globe.

The UNESCO Netexplo Forum 2020 will also comprise of the second edition of the Netexplo Smart Cities Accelerator programme. Building on its first edition, the event aims to share the best practices on Smart Cities all around the world. Cities decision-makers face a range of questions in the attempt of meeting their citizens’ most urgent needs. These vary from safety, to funding models, to infrastructure and attractiveness. There are as many solutions as there are cultures and territories. And all of them are sources of inspiration. The event aims at helping city decision-makers to seize the opportunities offered by Smart Cities to improve the lives of women and men worldwide.


Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 21.09.2020 10:00 local time
End 23.09.2020 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 1
Focal point Storti, Davide
Contact Davide Storti (Email: d.storti@unesco.org)
Country France
City On-line
Venue Live on UNESCO website / En direct sur le site web de l'UNESCO
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 UNESCO Netexplo Forum
Link 2 Netexplo Smart Cities Accelerator
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