Ilkka Lakaniemi from Aalto University School of Business has participated in a series of GAIA-X-enabled Smart City meetings. These meetings are hosted by Slovenia and attended by the majority of EU Member-States. In the first Smart City coordination meeting held on 2nd March 2021, Lakaniemi was a keynote speaker of the Finnish hub. A Smart City task force has been established to develop a GAIA-X position towards smart cities. This work is arranged by Belgium, Germany and Finland (Lakaniemi). The IoT-NGIN meta-architecture, Living Labs and use cases have been presented in the event.