The Role of Interconnected Marketplaces for Smart and Sustainable Cities


Sharing local action creates impact for cities worldwide. Favouring replication of proven solutions over ‘reinventing the wheel’ creates a model that can deliver more with less and is affordable for cities and communities of any size.

It is critical for cities to connect with each other, with solution providers or financing experts to get the best support to address these challenges faster and without the need to reinvent the wheel.

Digital transformation provides ample opportunities to replicate successful solutions. Federated marketplaces can help cities and communities learn about and procure solutions and innovations that help them achieve local impact in a global policy frame.

This session explores how federated marketplaces and catalogues can play a role in advancing the SDGs city by city and community by community, and what the challenges are in bringing local solutions to a global stage.