October 25 – 26, 2023, Warsaw, Poland

Decarbonising cities.

For people.

For the planet.

For good.








Networking days

Urban Tech Forward 2022 highlights


We all need better cities – more efficient, future-proof and safe to live in.

With two out of three people predicted to live in the cities by 2050, urban stakeholders need to do a lot of planning to keep up with the rate of urbanisation. The demand for innovation in the sector is as high as ever. The time for urban transformation is now.

Urban Tech Forward returns with a mission to accelerate the development of net-zero cities. Designed to rethink spaces where people live and work – through the prism of decarbonisation and resilience – it brings together urban tech innovators, VCs, real estate developers, policy-makers and most prominent entrepreneurs to shift the way we build and make real progress on achieving a zero-carbon future.

What To Expect


The Latest Buzz

The Main Stage is where you’ll delve into the nitty-gritty of market trends, soak up wisdom from the experts and meet the movers and shakers of the urban tech sector.


Innovators' Spotlight

At the Tech Talks stage, we hand the mic over to 50+ entrepreneurs decarbonising our cities. Get inspired by their vision and walk away with a whole bunch of investment ideas.


Urban Tech Challengers

Once a year, we host an epic pitch battle for urban tech startups. Grab some popcorn and cheer on 40 rising stars shaking things up in the ever-evolving sector.


Building Connections

Our Speed Dating program is the ultimate matchmaker for startup executives and investors. Network with decision-makers and build a community of shared interests.


Exhibit Space

Find your next BFF (business friend forever) at our exhibit space. It is the innovation hub of the event, where meaningful conversations flow and new connections blossom.


Incredible Experience

Productivity and fun collide at Urban Tech Forward. Enjoy an action-packed schedule of learning and entertainment, plus discover the vibrant city of Warsaw.

Previous Speakers

Virginijus Sinkevicius

European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries

Piotr Uscinski

Secretary of State @ Ministry of Development and Technology of the Republic of Poland

Laura Fox

General Manager, Citi Bike @ Lyft Bikes and Scooters

Christian Jølck

Founding partner @ 2150

Stonly Blue

Managing Partner & Co-Founder @ Third Sphere

Milana Boukhman Trounce

Director of BioSecurity and Pandemic Resilience and Response @ Stanford University

Bryan Dunn

Managing Director and Head of Growth @ Life House

Jeremy Goldberg

Worldwide Public Sector Director of Critical Infrastructure @ Microsoft

Miguel Nigorra Esteban

Partner @ Fifth Wall

David Roberts

CEO of Power Management Division @ TAE Technologies

Jason Whittet

Digital Innovation Lead @ Amazon Web Services

James Boskovic

Founder & CEO @ BANQloop

Helen Markides

Infrastructure Data & Innovation Lead @ Greater London Authority

Jakob Schulz

Investment Advisor @ BitStone Capital

Grzegorz Napieralski

Member of the Parliament, Vice-Chairman of Digitization Committee @ Sejm of the Republic of Poland

Nikolas Samios

Managing Partner @ PropTech1 Ventures

Alexander Sommer-Fein

Managing Director @ Peak Pride Management

Willem Clappaert

Strategic Business Executive, EMEA Public Sector @ Google

Andrew Grant

Head of Intelligent Mobility @ BloombergNEF

Gábor Mátrai

Member of NTA Advisory Board @ DigitalEurope

Andy Deacon

Co-Managing Director @ Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

Mike Styer

AI & Edge Solution Architect @ Google

Andrew Knight

Global Data & Tech Lead @ RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)

Conan Lauterpacht

Partner @ Sustainable Future Ventures

Camille Squires

Global Cities reporter @ Quartz

Oleh Kuts

Oleh Kuts

Minister – Counsellor of the Embassy of Ukraine to the Republic of Poland

Nish Patel

General Partner @ Inertia Ventures

Michal Kanownik

Chairman of the Board @ Digital Poland Association

Bryony Cooper

Managing Partner & Chief Acceleration Officer @ Arkley Brinc VC

Bartosz Bartoszewicz

Deputy Mayor of Gdynia, Plenipotentiary of the Mayor of Gdynia for smart city @ City of Gdynia, Poland

Patricia La Torre

Head of Strategic Partnerships @ Humanising Autonomy

Carlos Tamayo

Innovation Manager @ City of Colorado Springs

Michal Lakomski

Director of Digitalization and Cybersecurity Office @ Smart City Poznań

Sabine Stuiver

Co-Founder & CMO @ Hydraloop International

Claudio Parrinello

CEO & Co-Founder @ PlanetWatch

Dariusz Terlecki

Regional Director Poland & EE @ Webfleet Solutions






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Welcome To Warsaw

This year’s Urban Tech Forward is taking place in Warsaw – the dynamic capital of Poland. One of the most exciting cities to visit in Europe offers an intellectual feast that’s rich in history and charm.

Home to luxury retail outlets and modern skyscrapers resting next to historic libraries and museums, the city is known for the unique atmosphere that is both cosmopolitan and, at the same time, rather raw.

Make the most of your time at Urban Tech Forward by staying in one of the recommended hotels and soak in the electrifying energy of the city.

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