The conference programme covers eight parallel sessions, focussing on a wide range of topics and led by prominent experts. Each session includes five to six presentations. On each day of the conference, participants can opt to participate in one of the four sessions. Please familiarize yourself with the content of the sessions, by reading about the presentations below before making your choices.

Session 1 Smart Sustainable Cities: The Physical Transition

1-P1 Urban makeover, the sleeping capital

1-P2 SmarterCity Karlsruhe - An innovation system dedicated to implementing smart movement

1-P3 Circular Cities - 10 years of experience with a circular and inclusive city

1-P4 Resilient refurbishment: An assessment model for future-proof housing renovation.

1-P5 Seasonal storage of thermal energy in thermochemical materials for domestic heating

1-P6 Excellence in industrialization of the construction industry field of extreme retrofitting houses (to NZE) in Europe

Session 2 Innovation across Continents (including China Chapter TII)

2-P1 Causes and Consequences of City Growth in China

2-P2 Lessons from doing technology transfer between Europe and Asia

2-P3 Overview of Chinese technology market and business opportunities

2-P4 Technology transfer in Asia

2-P5 Strengthening EU-Chinese collaboration in the field of technology transfer

2-P6 Discussion on the China Chapter

Session 3 Social Innovation and New Forms of Entrepreneurship

3-P1 Achieving Innovation business partner models by applying socio-technic principles to value chains

3-P2 Foresight Innovation Communities – The social design of innovation

3-P3 Cancelled

3-P4 Student-driven business incubation, the Innovation Hub

3-P5 Product Co-Created Centres (PC3) as Social Innovation Systems: Scaling up the BoP mind-set to social entrepreneurial skills

3-P6 The role of social innovation in UK criminal justice reform and its implications for theorizing social innovation

Session 4 The Circular Economy

4-P1 Producing high-quality fertilizer using rock dust and waste from crusher plants

4-P2 Circular Rail System: Transition from a linear rail system to a circular resource smart system

4-P3 Agents in Products: Using agents technology to extend the product life and support reuse of subparts

4-P4 The wise district lets sustainability flourish: Towards a sustainable society by combining knowledge with the strength of the district

4-P5 A practice-based approach to further high-level reuse in equipment manufacturing and to offer business opportunities in a circular economy

4-P6 Towards a green economy in Utrecht

Session 5 Smart Sustainable Cities: Policy and Regulatory Transition

5-P1 User perspective on the gap between science and decision-making. Local administrators’ views on expert knowledge in urban planning

5-P2 The Sixties Revisited: Transforming existing urban areas from the 1960s and 1970s into sustainable and attractive living quarters

5-P3 Evaluating the contributions of the CO2 Performance Ladder to improved corporate energy management in the construction industry sector

5-P4 Up scaling in Smart Energy Networks: Analysis of barriers and challenges

5-P5 Can energy neutrality of deep retrofitted residences be guaranteed?

Session 6 Science2Business for Smart Growth

6-P1 CAPITALISATION INTERREGIONAL PROJECTS and the role of innovation and entrepreneurship

6-P2 Achieving Impact – Social Sciences and Humanities as innovation boosters

6-P3 Venture capitalist planning is irrelevant to succesful science entrepreneurship

6-P4 ANT: mapping green tech transfer paths

6-P5 Innovation funding - a black hole for SMEs?

6-P6 The researcher in 2023: how will emerging research tools lead to more innovative products and services?

Session 7 Smart Sustainable Cities: The Social Design

7-P1 Musketeer: cocreating organisations with generations

7-P2 URBAN acupuncture

7-P3 A collaborative co-evolution approach to Smart Sustainable Cities

7-P4 Strategic collaboration for sustainability: The Natural Step Framework

7-P5 How to encourage employees to travel by bike: a quantitative fieldstudy about sustainable travel behaviour

Session 8 Open Innovation Accelerators

8-P1 Masters of Maintenance & Asset Management as a catalyst for innovation and improvement in industry

8-P2 International Research Hatchery for Green Business

8-P3 Does Open Innovation imply Open IP in an R&D environment?

8-P4 Do startups have Soul, or how open data can accelerate open innovation?

8-P5 Technology transfer as innovation accelerator

8-P6 Valuation of early-stage technology business, principles and practice