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Save the date for the SCIS conference 'Empowering smart solutions for better cities'!

24 February 2017

The conference 'Empowering smart solutions for better cities', organised by the Smart Cities Information System, will take place on 2 and 3 October 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. A mix of traditional sessions and interactive methods, this event will bring  together key stakeholders from cities and regions, smart cities & energy efficiency projects, industry, business, European Commission and smart cities initiatives.

With the aim of encouraging the...

EUSEW 2017 calls are open!

31 January 2017

The call has been launched for sessions for the 12th edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week Policy Conference (EUSEW 2017), to be held in Brussels from 20 to 22 June. Organisers are looking for outstanding proposals for dynamic sessions that inspire new ways to promote energy efficiency and renewables. This year’s theme is Clean Energy for All Europeans, inspired by the European Commission’s...

Find project or business partners among the cities involved in the EU smart cities initiatives

30 January 2017

We have created two documents listing the cities participating in six European initiatives, the country and number of residents and the level of their involvement:

  • CONCERTO and Smart cities calls in FP7 and Horizon 2020: lighthouse and follower cities, as well as details of their participation (210 cities)
  • EIP-SCC Market place: number of commitments (299 cities)
  • Covenant of Mayors:...

Green Digital Charter publishes case studies developed by GDC signatory cities in the fields of buildings, energy, transport and e-participation

30 January 2017

Green Digital Charter published a catalogue with case studies and projects at the inception phase prepared by the GDC signatories within the framework of their ICT for energy efficiency-related commitments. The case studies are implemented actions associated with green digital development, while the project’ include planned actions in key policy domains.

The studies are presented in the following categories:

  • ...

The Oslo Manifesto: your commitment to sustainable design, architecture, and city planning

30 January 2017

The Oslo Manifesto was born out of a conversation between big dreamers in design and sustainability.

It all started in Oslo on November 17, 2015, at the Framtanker (Forward Thinking) conference hosted by The Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture (DogA). The room was full of designers, R & D managers, and leaders in sustainability, sports, and fashion from around the...

SCIS wishes you a smart and spectacular 2017!

22 December 2016

2016 and the stars aligned for the Smart Cities Information System with a new website, projects database, sucessful Project Coordinators Meeting and many, many events where we met YOU!

Thank you for the support, guidance and inspiration, which made it all possible. 

We wish you a smart and spectacular 2017!

Cities, regions, industry and banks to gather at the Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place. Register now!

15 December 2016

The conference Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place, organised by EASME, is taking place on 18 and 19 January in Brussels, Belgium. The event will bring together key stakeholders from cities, regions and industry as well as the financial sector to discuss the key success factors for financing energy efficiency at the operational level. 

The conference will present successful projects using private financing mechanisms for energy efficiency at local and regional level, as well as...

The INSMART project will present its achievements at a final conference in Brussels

14 December 2016

More than two thirds of the European population lives in urban areas. Cities are places where both problems emerge and solutions are found. They are fertile ground for science and technology, for culture and innovation, for individual and collective creativity. Cities consume most of the energy today and their energy demand will continue to increase in the future.

Four European cities and six academic and technical partners have collaborated on the INSMART project to develop a...

2016 Smart City Expo World Congress: Empowering Citizens in Barcelona

08 December 2016

The 2016 edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress, which took place on 15-17 November in Barcelona, brought together 16,688 visitors, 591 exhibitors, 600 cities, 420 speakers, and 50 side events and activities. This year the event focused on the strategies and tools available to promote the empowerment of citizens and a greater involvement and participation in municipal processes and design.

According to tradition, the winners of the 2016 World Smart City Awards...

Bridging the gap: DG RTD launches Support Services for Exploitation of Research Results for research projects under FP7 and Horizon 2020

08 December 2016

The Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) has launched Support Services for Exploitation of Research Results (SSERR) targeting completed and ongoing research projects in the field of energy under FP7 and Horizon 2020.

With the goal of maximizing  added value and impact, these free services are offered to interested projects at any time during a  project’s lifecycle, even after...