POSTED: January 29th 2016

Olympics: Rome 2024 gives city opportunity to transform into the Smart City of tomorrow

Rome 2024 President Luca di Montezemolo during meeting © Rome 2024
Rome 2024 President Luca di Montezemolo during meeting © Rome 2024

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The bid for the 2024 Olympic Games will give the Capital city of Italy, Rome, the opportunity to transform into a Smart City. It will be established through the use of innovation and system technologies that will meet the demands of all citizens.

The collaborative objective launched today with the meeting between the Rome 2024 Bid Committee, universities, enterprises, and entrepreneurs. The meeting was organized with the support of Unindustria and the Lazio Region.

Speaking at the Press Center of the Olympic Stadium, President of the Rome 2024 Bid Committee, Luca di Montezemolo stated, "Only with a great team effort we can bring out the potential of this city. The Olympic and Paralympic Games must be an opportunity for the entire population."

President Montezemolo added, "Today more than ever we need this challenge to look forward, to get Rome and Italy involved, but also to generate economic development. Opposing the bid means surrendering and inhibiting improvement and growth. This is an opportunity not only to renovate or build new sports facilities but also to invest in ideas. We need young people to launch important initiatives. We must support them and direct their efforts towards this huge challenge."

"The contribution of the world of innovation is crucial for the Rome bid," commented the Assessor for Economic Development of the Lazio Region, Guido Fabiani.

"Lazio is the third Italian region for the number of innovative start-ups, proving that we are engaged in a great deal of creative initiatives. I believe in young people and their ideas to help improve the city before the Games," continued Fabiani.

"The role of major events, like the Olympics and the Paralympics, is crucial and strategic for the growth and development of the area. Rome needs new challenges, new projects, new goals. The Games are a stimulus for the future of the city and its citizens," expressed Vice President of Unindustria, Giampaolo Letta.

President of the group of young entrepreneurs of Unindustria, Fausto Bianchi, said, "There are many young talents who went abroad with their ideas. This is an opportunity to bring the "brain drain" home, in our country,"

He concluded, "On our side we will do anything we can to create the right environment for networking and sharing ideas. We must start laying the foundation for the future Smart City and share projects with the Bid Committee."

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog

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