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JPI Urban Europe launches public consultation for „Driving Urban Transitions towards a Sustainable and Livable Urban Future”

19 March 2020

10 years after the inauguration, JPI Urban Europe can look back at seven joint calls (three in cooperation with the European Commission) and more to come, over 85 funded projects bringing together 450 project partners throughout Europe and the world, an active AGORA community, among other achievements. After 10 years, it is the time for JPI Urban Europe to step up the game and increase efforts and activities to Drive Urban Transitions towards a Sustainable and Livable Future...

Smart City projects strengthen connections among European initiatives

19 March 2020

Strong partnerships and effective collaboration are two key elements for the success of the European Smart City Lighthouse programme. With 17 European Lighthouse projects – many of which are multi-million euro projects – comprising more than a hundred cities, as well as a wide range of industrial and research institute partners, European Smart City expertise is growing by the day.

At the same time, numerous European initiatives, including the Marketplace of the European...

EIP-SCC Matchmaking – Connecting with Investors

17 March 2020

Having taken place in Brussels on February 20, the EIP-SCC matchmaking event – promoted by the European Commission under the EIP-SCC Marketplace initiative – brought together city/regional representatives, businesses, and investors. It focused on exploring and shaping opportunities for those involved in Smart City projects.

Almost a hundred participants with either a Smart City background or interest could learn about existing Smart City best practices in the areas of mobility, ICT...

EIP-SCC Marketplace Session at the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum: Smart Cities – What’s Next?

13 March 2020

On 18 February 2020, during the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum, the EIP-SCC Marketplace session “Smart Cities – What’s Next?” took place. It was moderated by Judith Borsboom-van Beurden (Head of Locality, EIP-SCC) and included Ms. Jessica Stromback (Joule Assets), Mr. Jorge Rodrigues de Almeida (EIP-SCC Matchmaking coordinator), Mr. Sergio Olivero (Energy Center of the Politecnico di Torino) and Mr. Francisco Rodriguez Perez-Curiel (Project coordinator of SmartEnCity) as panelists who...

CityTech RUHR

11 March 2020

Innovation Sprint to Solve City Challenges!

Are you an entrepreneur who is not afraid of challenging yourself in solving the REAL problems and making impact? Do you want to understand the local challenges that German cities in the Ruhr area struggle with? This is your chance to win a PAID pilot in the City of Cities and solve a significant challenge! Join CityTech RUHR to solve the challenges, receive funding for the implementation and pilot, and...

SCIS Self Reporting Tool Instruction Webinars

09 March 2020

The SCIS self-reporting tool (SRT) facilitates the provision of so-called design and monitoring data for projects funded by the EU in the field of Smart Cities and Communities as well as Energy Efficiency projects in the built environment. During the last year, effort went into updating of data forms and into including a form on reporting of Positive Energy Districts (PED). Based on the updated tool, the visualisation of Self Reporting Tool data has been updated and expanded as well.


More Support for EU Smart Cities!

06 March 2020

INEA has launched its first ever Horizon2020 Energy call for tender for the Smart Cities & Communities Lighthouse project. This tender is all about support and coordination of smarter more sustainable cities.

The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency is publishing this invitation to tender for services to conclude a contract with a service provider (or a consortium) to ensure continuity and the management of the Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse projects Group (SCC-LG)...

European Commission launches the Intelligent Cities Challenge

28 February 2020

Today the European Commission launched the Intelligent Cities Challenge as the successor to the Digital Cities Challenge.

Building on the Digital Cities Challenge, which saw 41 cities create a vision, strategy and roadmap for their digital transformation, the Intelligent Cities Challenge will guide cities to transform their digital policy to create more inclusive and sustainable urban environments.

With a bigger network of 100 cities, more expert advisors, more events and a...

New Solution Booklet: Heat Pump driven District Heating systems

19 February 2020

Check out our latest solution booklet, informing about Heat Pump driven District Heating systems.

The solution booklets inform about different innovative solutions, explaining the 'what & why', providing business models, governance models and regulation measures, informing about lessons learned and providing information about SCIS projects that have already implemented the solutions...