More opporunities for local actions through the new Smart Cities and Communities Innovation Partnership
11 Jul 2012
The energy, transport and ICT industries are invited to work together with cities to combine their technologies to address cities' needs. This will enable innovative, integrated and efficient technologies to roll out and enter the market more easily, while placing cities at the centre of innovation.
The funding will be awarded through yearly calls for proposals: €365 million for 2013.
The "Smart Cities & Communities Initiative" supports cities and regions in taking ambitious measures to progress by 2020 towards a 40% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through sustainable use and production of energy.
Read the Communication from the Commission "Smart Cities and Communities - European Innovation Partnership" and the respective Q&A document, and watch the conference that took place in Brussels on 10 July.