About our final conference:


After half a decade of pioneering efforts to create smarter and more sustainable cities, the SPARCS journey comes to an end. As we reflect on our learnings, successes, and outcomes over the past five years, we invite you to our final event.

SPARCS Final Conference: Sparking Transformation Towards Sustainable Cities is the culmination of our five-year journey. From 11 to 12 September 2024 in Espoo, Finland, the conference will offer various presentations, meetings, and networking opportunities that provide key insights into our work and the solutions we implemented in SPARCS.

In collaboration with Scalable Cities, we will also co-organise a full day of parallel meetings and sessions to share critical lessons on positive energy districts and urban innovation.

Save the date and join us for a memorable two-day event in September to shape the future of sustainable cities.

7 Reasons to join us!


  1. Explore the remarkable transformation stories of our seven cities on their path to becoming sustainable, positive-energy, zero-carbon communities.

  2. Discover insights from the journey of our two SPARCS lighthouse cities towards creating smarter, more sustainable urban environments.

  3. Gain a better understanding of how our five Fellow cities plan to upscale their work

  4. Visit SPARCS demo sites to see how our work in SPARCS has transformed urban spaces.

  5. Connect with a diverse network of energy practitioners, researchers, and urban experts to discuss sustainable urban development.

  6. Learn about the technologies and solutions implemented in SPARCS projects, gaining insights into their application and benefits.

  7. Participate in a full day of Scalable Cities events to amplify the impact of your initiatives and foster knowledge exchange.

The full agenda will be shared in the coming week.

Travel Arrangements

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For further information, please get in touch with Eveliina Gronroos at eveliina.gronroos@vtt.fi and Vladislava Gospodinova at vladislava.gospodinova@gopacom.eu