Cities of Tomorrow #9


HYBRID EVENT | 13 - 16 September 2021

Why attend

Business Environment Projects

Banca Comercială Română

BCR Smart transport solution

In Romania there was and still is a high need for digitization of public transport. Luckily, Romanians have been quick to adopt contactless payments in public transport, three years after BCR and its partners began to introduce them on a large scale in the country’s major cities. More than 25 million such transactions have been recorded, over the past three years. In fact, according to Visa, these figures place Romania second in Europe, after Poland, for digital payments in public transport. So far, the contactless payment solution has been introduced by BCR in cities: Sibiu, Arad, Oradea, Baia Mare, Timișoara, Iași, Reșița, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Pitești, Buzău, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Ploiești, Sighișoara, Bucharest and Botoșani. Recently, contactless payments were introduced in the Bucharest-Otopeni Airport trains. Our solution has been adapted from one city to another, depending on the local specifics of the transport company.

Eco Tree Group


EcoTree is a web-based solution for smart waste management. We bring closer collectors, recycling facilities to waste generators, we transform all operations into a paperless experience and help companies achieve digital transformation using waste & recycling data improving their core business & operations.

Gathering a lot of data in a certain geographical area, on a certain waste category or material, the authorities can adapt their actions having a clear benchmark and the industry will find real sustainable solutions for a green business future.

We have 3 enterprise size clients and 50 waste collectors operating into our platform. By the end of next year we aim 100 large clients and some smaller ones that will be able to report in real time their recycling level and other waste management indicators.


Modern Wastewater Treatment Technologies

Our project aims to convert the city wastewater treatment plant from a waste production source into a resource facility: treated wastewater becomes sterilized water, without pesticides, hormones, pharmaceuticals, enriched in CO2, NO3, NO2 (produced by the wwtp), O2, O3, to be used for production of fruit, vegetables, algae, energy crops. Algae and energy crops can be digested to produce electricity and heat for the city.

Also, our project leads to 30% electricity savings and heat recovery/ storage within the wwtp, thus contributing to the green city objectives. The project also eliminates/ decreases sewage sludge, which is a major waste of a wwtp, with major impacts on the environment and economy.


Smart City platform CityHealth

CityHealth is a Cloud Solution aiming at improving the life of citizens. Using their mobile phones, citizens get direct alerts and information in real time about different emergencies etc. The platform enabled a COVID-19 module last year to help communities during the pandemic by allowing citizens to get help and report any incident related with the limitations imposed during the State of Emergency and later during the State of Alert. The solution was widely adopted by our partnering cities and we managed to get 10 more communities involved in the project to help against the spread of the virus. There were over 1000 reports sent since the pandemic has started.

A second direction of our solution is to keep citizens informed about the air quality in their cities such that persons that suffer from Respiratory Diseases can adopt preventive measures or avoid certain locations where the pollution level is rising.

MIS Grup & SILVANIA International Prod

Carbon capture technology

We have put in practice a carbon capture technology that is fully proven, used the world over, that pumps out oxygen, and improves wellbeing at the same time. As long as the wood exists, the carbon is captured and not released back into the atmosphere. This makes wood not just carbon neutral, but carbon negative, as a building material for greener cities, for the cities of tomorrow. Growing trees, felling them before they reach the decomposition stage, and keeping the carbon trapped within them as a building material — not just in small domestic houses but large commercial premises, too — is a crucial form of carbon capture and storage. CLT is remarkably simple. Planks of wood, roughly one inch thick, are glued together in layers of three, the middle layer perpendicular to the others. This gives the wood weight-baring strength both horizontally and vertically, and means the CLT doesn’t warp; it now acts much like steel or reinforced concrete.    


Renkol Technology

Renkol’s proprietary technology processes straight vegetable oil through complex energy fields (CEF),

revolutionizing the biofuel production on a device implemented as inline equipment between the storage

tank and the loading/unloading process. The proof of concept prototype is validated and ready to scale up. Can be adapted to different types of raw materials (vegetable oils). The technology can be implemented onboard on-demand and does not use chemicals or catalysts in the process opening new opportunities in renewable energy production.

Multiple sources of income; Biofuel production; Technology license; Thermal energy; Electricity; Air conditioning services; Direct sales; Green Certificate Collection; Bonus for high-performance cogeneration

TECTO Arhitectura

The Campus of the German School in Bucharest 

The Campus of the German School in Bucharest (DSBU) aims to create an ensemble that gathers educational spaces for pupils from creche to high school, as well as playgrounds, recreational and sports facilities for children from many European countries. The buildings’ layout on the site is meant to create a central core, that is easily accessible from all directions. The Plaza is like a living organism that extends and fills every empty space between buildings through a single floor, creating a coherent urban composition that answers both to functional connectivity and aesthetic purposes. The project’s formative design is focused on clean lines, uniform and non-intrusive to the environment. All educational spaces are subordinated to the green exterior spaces and skill-fully designed in a form of a continuous loop, with playgrounds around it, south oriented. Overall, the project strives to become a manifesto for contemporary sustainable architecture, especially designed to meet educational, urban and economic needs, with emphasis on energy efficiency and responsible sourcing.


Food for the Earth

“Food for the Earth” is a community based initiative for composting on site. It builds low carbon infrastructure and offers low carbon services as an integrated and innovative green economy and social approach. Our main goal is to create, adapt, transfer knowledge and raise awareness among citizens and municipalities about soil’s health in urban and peri-urban areas. We want to set up community-based urban compost areas in Bucharest. With this type of project, we also want to provide the user community with the accessories to make their compost properly, so we want to provide user bio buckets and tools to aerate the compost on a daily basis. We have identified the material and organizational needs for this type of project and we want to give the user community all the resources to keep the project going after the installation, through training and support. Each installation will be completely autonomous in the management and treatment of its bio-waste. In the absence of access to a garden, shared composting is an innovative solution with appropriate know-how.

AHK Romania | German-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry | Calea Grivitei 82-98 et. 1, Building The Mark, Corp The Podium, 010736 Bucuresti