About the Smart Cities Information System (SCIS)
Ask, Learn & Share
The Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) is a knowledge platform to exchange data, experience and know-how and to collaborate on the creation of smart cities, providing a high quality of life for its citizens in a clean, energy efficient and climate friendly urban environment. SCIS brings together project developers, cities, research institutions, industry, experts and citizens from across Europe.
Listen to the Smart City
SCIS focuses on people and their stories – bringing to life best practices and lessons learned from smart projects. Through storytelling, SCIS portrays the “human element” of changing cities. It restores qualitative depth to inspire replication and, of course, to spread the knowledge of smart ideas and technologies - not only to a scientific community, but also to the broad public!
More Liveable & Sustainable Cities
Launched with support from the European Commission, SCIS encompasses data, experience and stories collected from completed, ongoing and future projects. Focusing on energy, mobility & transport and ICT, SCIS thus showcases solutions in the fields of energy-efficiency in buildings, energy system integration, sustainable energy solutions on district level, smart cities and communities and strategic sustainable urban planning.
Projects in the scope of SCIS are mostly co-funded by the European Commission, for example, the 12 Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities (SCC1) projects (such as Triangulum, Sharing Cities or Stardust), the 7th Framework Programme projects CELSIUS and City-zen, and many more!
The overall goal is to foster replication! SCIS therefore analyses project results and experiences to:
- Establish best practices which will enable project developers and cities to learn and replicate.
- Identify barriers and point out lessons learned, with the purpose of finding better solutions for technology implementations and policy development.
- Provide recommendations to policy makers and policy actions needed to address market gaps.
More than a database
SCIS offers webinars and workshops on findings of the projects and replication possibilities as well as trainings on the SCIS database and the website’s resources.
Share your knowledge
SCIS allows for individual publishing of KPIs, best practices and lessons learned at the SCIS website. Contact us to promote your own events and collaborate with us for joint promotion!