PRIAevents is hosting and organizing PRIA Urban Innovation Conference – the unique platform for in-depth discussions between government officials, local stakeholders, business representatives and community leaders. They will highlight research and projects that are helping to build more resilient, sustainable, and healthy urban communities.

PRIA Urban Innovation Conference will take place on 24th of May in Cluj-Napoca city, in continuous development.

All these will add value and provide much more than a high-level networking platform. It will focus on the top point of our urban innovation- mobility, energy, technology and infrastructure.

Urban areas are growing and changing each year so we need to be ready to embrace the future as we grow and change. Therefore, debates will reflect the true meaning of what it takes to develop strong cities for the future. Also, we will highlight points that will lead to successful urban activities and we will provide opportunities to build collaborative partnerships, explore emerging urban issues, discover innovative technology for urban development. All this lead to a healthier life and will save time and money for businesses.

In this way, we hope that you enjoy this conference and will gather information required to continue making our urban communities sustainable for years to come.

Innovative technologies provide enormous opportunities to improve the effectiveness of business and social life of a city, therefore, there’s  a big shift coming in the Smart City movement.

How will we reshape our cities and create economic opportunities for decades to come?  The innovative technology, green energy, and bicycle and electric car infrastructure are definitely the answers.

Sustainable urban mobility means the design and planning of urban infrastructure, focusing on environmental protection, reducing consumption of conventional energy, reducing pollution and promoting renewable green energy, reducing the costs of the cities and companies. In this context, projects must relate to cycling and alternative transport must correlate with urban planning, education, public health and environmental policies.

Hydroelectric power for cities. Hydropower uses a fuel—water—that is not reduced or used up in the process – the water cycle is an endless, constantly recharging system, hydropower is considered a renewable energy.

The idea of leveraging technology to help cities run better is far from a new concept. Worldwide many innovative city leaders have taken steps to use technology – from environmental sensors that measure air quality to vibration sensors that measure road and bridge safety, to parking sensors that identify available parking spots, we have begun to digitize our cities in steps.

Mobility is one of the most important challenges for our cities. Hydro and green energy improves our lives and also reduces pollution and costs for businesses and households.

All these are solutions that will make cities better places to live, work and play and in the same time, are the beginnings of initiatives that will start to allow economic development and quality of life improvement that will come.

A new type of urban infrastructure the emergence of the digital industrial age is coming available and city leaders that will embrace it stand to be the ones that win in the urban innovation era.

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Emil BOC

Cluj Napoca City Mayor


Pascal Van den NOORT

Mobility Expert

Karoly Borbely

Strategy Director, Hidroelectrica

Nicolae DORDEA

Manager Vanzari Clienti Business Nord, ENGIE

Carmen NEAGU

CEO, Energobit


President of the Council of Cluj County

Claudiu Salanţă

Chief Architect of Cluj County

Maria METZ


Alexandru Ciocan

Multiple National Cycling Campion

Bike company representative

Electric car company representative

Adrian Ciprian MIRON

Chief Inspector of Cluj County Police Department


Registration and welcome coffee

09.15 - 10.00


10.00 - 12.30


12.30 – 13.00

Networking Lunch

13.00 – 14.00

City Tour with bicycles and electric cars (business representatives, community leaders, City Hall representatives, Architects, Experts and Local Councils will participate)

14.00 – 15.00

WORKSHOP – applied discusions with City Hall, City Council, Experts, Architects and companies interested to develop the city

15.30 - 16.30
  • The Public Private Community Partnership – local solutions, strategic partnerships, leading to sustainable systems and economic development that is transferable to a national model;
  • Embracing technological innovations in outreach to protect the environment, to increase local business profit and to simplify urban life;
  • Leveraging technology to help cities run better;
  • A Catalyst for Collaboration in Energy Tech Innovation;
  • Is Investing in mobility a Key to Our Urban Future?
  • Carbon free cities – bicycle infrastructure, electric cars infrastructure, and facilities;
  • The project „Mobile 2020” Integrated Planning and Promoting Cycling in the city (a project initiated by the European Union);
  • European integration with cyclist rules and realities on the line;
  • The lack or inadequacy of legal norms and standards for bicycle infrastructure; lack of legal framework for marking bike paths; procedures for designating, marking and approval of cycling tourism routes;
  • Compatibilities of various local initiatives designed with each other and with the national draft of network integration RNTCMR and the European EuroVelo;
  • Bicyclist education and public information for children, the general public, and local authorities;
  • Promoting cycling to work and school, bicycles community problems and bicycle transportation problems in trains and other means of public transport;
  • Reducing pollution and promoting renewable green energy-related transport planning, public health, education, environmental, economic development;
  • Sustainable urban mobility rearrangement of the whole system by which we operate, focusing on environmental protection, reducing consumption of conventional energy, reducing pollution and promoting green energy sources;
  • Encouragement and recognition of cycling as an efficient, healthy, environmentally-friendly means of transport, and promote its widespread use.
  • How to reduce costs for municipalities and for companies?
  • Are the electric cars the future? How are we going to create electric car infrastructure?
  • Identify green infrastructure opportunities to increase green space in a highly urbanized community, improve air quality, reduce the urban heat island effect, and increase environmental biodiversity;
  • Improving the quality of life for urban residents through economic development;
  • Reducing carbon emissions / Increasing electricity in total energy consumption structure;
  • How can we integrate variable sources of renewable energy in the electricity system? Increasing energy efficiency. How to evolve the smart grid?
  • How the structure of electricity consumption will look in the future? How the structure of electricity consumption in sectors such as transportation, residential, agriculture, industry and services will evolve ?
  • The impact of technology in developing power grids to smart grids, microgrids and active consumer (prosumer);
  • What is the status of renewable energy in Romania? What investments have been made so far?
  • What are the problems that are faced by producers of renewable energy in Romania. How the renewable schemes should look?
  • How can we integrate the green energy for others and how to get benefits for our economy?
  • Is Romania is the country with the highest renewable energy potential in Eastern Europe?
  • Supporting structural funds and other innovative mechanisms for renewable energy projects. How can we maintain a clean environment while supporting the sustainable economic growth in Romania?

PRIA Urban Innovation is part of PRIAevents conferences which highlight the most important and current issues of debate in each area and has a large presence of participants and the media. With over 12 years experience in organizing premium events, PRIAevents team is recognized for organizing events dedicated to the environment.

PRIA Urban Innovation conference will benefit from finding legislative news, knowledge, experiences, perspectives and strategies for 2017 at a high-level analysis, interconnection between activities, and legal changes.

Event Location

Grand Hotel Napoca, Cluj-Napoca





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