Besides introducing all partners to the operations of the centre, the main purpose of the event was to start the discussions on specific research activities.

The Digital Twin Cities Centre hosted by Chalmers is one of the twenty-one competence centres funded by VINNOVA, Sweden’s innovation agency. ​The centre aims to establish Digital Twin Cities as the foundation for digital planning, design, construction and management of sustainable, intelligent and inclusive Swedish cities and regions. Sofia University participates with researchers from the GATE Institute. GATE will contribute expertise in 3D modeling, simulation and intelligent urban management.