The city of Breda is full of events, hosting nearly 200 every year. This is the target of AIRQON: greener festivals, involving an active participation of the people, with the help of disruptive technology ready to be demonstrated and put into practice. Therefore, Breda boosts public‑private collaboration, by diving deep in technical development and generating a high impact thanks to its role of first mover.
Tom Rozendal, Project Manager of AIRQON, from Breda Municipality, highlights that “Breda is very active at initiating new solutions for greener events”. An example of this is the central park of Breda, where a system is available to supply green energy for events. Also, Breda participates in European projects where innovation is the key word. “The aim of the city is to be CO2 neutral in 2044”, points Rozendal.
Instead of legislating to limit or simply prohibit, Breda leads this project by pushing the implementation of environmentally friendly solutions. That is, first, test and validate AIRQON with event organizers, and then, based on that experience, write and develop air quality policy, tackling a global challenge from a local, effective perspective.