Smart and Prospering Cities

Contact persons

Wolfgang Schmidt

Chairman of the Commission City of Kiel

Landeshauptstadt Kiel
Lord Mayor’s Office
Fleethörn 9
DE-24103 Kiel
Tel. + 49 431 9012473
Mob. + 49 160 2221013

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Christian Lausten Sørensen

Special advisor Vice-Chair of the Smart and Prospering Cities Commission

Business and Sustainable Development
Mayor’s Department
Municipality of Aarhus
Aarhus Kommune
Rådhuspladsen 2
DK-8000 Aarhus
Tel. +45 4185 6100

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UBC Smart and Prospering Cities Commission

The UBC Smart and Prospering Cities Commission offers a reliable network of entrepreneurs, scientists and administration experts from the BSR and beyond. We run seminars and projects on city attractiveness and innovation. In the last years our thematic focus was on attractiveness of cities and innovation promotion.

>> Watch a recent video from the UBC Creative Ports Seminar on 21 April 2022, hosted by UBC Smart and Prospering Cities Commission

Attractive Cities

Following a broad approach of cities’ attractiveness we develop strategies and actions targeted at both talents, businesses and visitors. In doing so, both the attraction, development and retention of these target groups are considered. Important elements are therefore talent management, investment promotion and destination marketing.

Innovation Ecosystems

There are different systems aiming to foster innovation in our member cities. The different development agencies largely differ with regards to administrative level (local, regional, national), mandate, modus operandi, target groups etc. We consider institutions like agencies, science parks and accelerators. Learn about successful strategies and proven measures from the fields of smart cities, cooperation of business, academia and administration, digitalization, energy, transport and ICT, creative industries and soft landing.


Globalization increasingly effects the economic development of cities. Competition is growing and challenges have become more diversified. Regional cooperation and collective action is the key for future success. We offer you a reliable network of administration experts, entrepreneurs and scientists.


We run seminars on attractive cities and innovation ecosystems. Attend free of charge lunch to lunch seminars with professional input, best practice presentations and site visits.


We are partner in a number of EU projects and applications. We inform you regularly about these projects and invite you to actively participate.

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