12 September 2023

EURESFO to feature solution pitch slam

This year's European Urban Resilience Forum, taking place from 18-20 October 2023 in Cascais (Portugal) will feature a solution pitch slam to facilitate engagement between cities / regions and solution providers, and improve the knowledge and bankability of local resilience projects.

During the pitch slam, cities and regions will have the opportunity to gather market intelligence on the current and future capabilities of the market and convey the specific resilience-related needs, ambitions and challenges facing their community. These market dialogues can improve the investment-readiness of local projects by informing the development of specific objectives, requirements, and de-risked business models.

Solution providers will be able to showcase their innovative, scalable and adaptable solution and describe the resilience challenge it addresses. Solution providers will be encouraged to share insights on the current capabilities and potential evolution of the market and discuss how the market can meet the specific objectives and needs of cities and regions. Solution providers interested in taking part in the pitch slam are invited to fill out this registration form. The solution pitch will take place on 19 October. Selected solutions will be informed prior to the start of the forum.

Since 2013, EURESFO has been a unique exchange platform for city representatives, experts and stakeholders from local and regional institutions to discuss strategies, initiatives and actions for adapting to climate change, managing disasters and building urban resilience. The event is a European initiative driven by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and the European Environment Agency (EEA), and will now be co-organised with the City of Cascais for the 2023 edition. Previous partners, such as the Resilient Cities Network and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction are back to support the programme development as well.