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Smart Ambassador Training

What is Smart Ambassador Training?

Smart Ambassador training is a 5 session programme, providing you with the essentials to support your smart/digital journey within your towns and share the knowledge with your teams and local businesses. The programme is run by BABLE: Smart Cities, BABLE connects cities and companies across Europe, using innovative tools to drive smart, sustainable growth and help cities become climate-neutral by 2050.

Bable aims to be a driving force in holistic and urban innovation, utilising clean-tech and innovation to elevate the standard of living in cities, towns, and regions. They provide specialised knowledge and market access to both public and private sector organizations, empowering them to successfully implement smart city solutions that improve the lives of all citizens.

You can see a session from Peter Griffiths on ‘Will all towns become smart?’ at our recent Wrexham conference on our YouTube too.

An insight into the 5 sessions are below;

1: Citizen participation & Living labs:

Co-creation for sharing best practices, engaging with stakeholders and the design and implementation of Living Labs all support your local ecosystem of innovation and growth

2: Smart places implementation strategies

Making sure you have the steps in place to mobilize innovation across your local area to support your socio-economic ambitions

3: Digitising public space

Technology is changing how we interact with and manage public space. But how do we make sure that often disconnected investments in tech enable more people to enjoy your most important public asset:streets

4: Smart solutions for climate action

Best practice smart decarbonization solutions for energy, mobility, waste, industry, food; data-driven carbon management

5: Data enabled places

Data strategies, governance and risk management support the decision-making process in a context where AI is reshaping our relationship to place. Exploring how places are getting the most value out of data

Who is the programme for?

This programme has been designed for town and county councils and those in a digital/smart/regeneration role. Spaces will be allocated on a county basis and if there are remaining places we will consider spaces for non-council/local authority stakeholders.

What dates will the sessions take place?

  • Citizen participation & Living labs - Tuesday 10th September 2024, 09:00 – 12:00
  • Smart places implementation strategies - Tuesday 8th October 2024, 09:00 – 12:00
  • Digitising public space - Tuesday 12th November 2024, 09:00 – 12:00
  • Smart solutions for climate action - Tuesday 14th January 2025, 09:00 – 12:00
  • Data enabled places - Tuesday 11th February 2025, 09:00 – 12:00

The sessions will be held on Microsoft Teams and in English only on this occasion.

How can I apply?

Simply register your interest using the form below and the team will be in touch early July;

Smart Towns Wales Training Application Form

*Please ensure you are able to make the dates below and have the capacity to attend the courses before submitting an application.

Do I have to attend all sessions?

Yes, ideally we would prefer that anyone who signs up and is given a place on the course, would attend all sessions. The Smart Towns team are funding this programme and we want to ensure those attending get the most out of it and that the knowledge is shared. The sessions will be recorded, but participation and collaboration on the live call is really encouraged to bring out your unique challenges / solutions.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the team.

We will issue a further email after the applications have closed with final details and diary invites for the sessions.

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