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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...

Watch the recordings of our two webinars on ‘Visualisation of results and KPIs’ and ‘Provision of data to SCIS’

07 December 2016

During the month of November the Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) held two webinars on “How to visualize results and KPIs from smart cities projects” and “Provision of data and results to the Smart Cities Information System”. For all those who couldn’t attend the sessions, the recordings are available online on the SCIS website.

The aim of the first webinar, “How to visualize results and KPIs from smart cities projects”, which took place on 10 November, was to...

SCIS, SMARTER TOGETHER and EERA with a joint stand at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona

03 November 2016

The Smart Cities Information System (SCIS), Horizon 2020 project SMARTER TOGETHERand the EERA Joint Programme on Smart Cities will have a joint stand at the upcoming  Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), taking place in Barcelona (Spain) on 15-17 November 2016.

This year we will hold short interactive Expert...

Join the SCIS webinars on ‘Visualisation of results and KPIs’ and ‘Provision of data’ this November

03 November 2016

During the month of November, SCIS will host two webinars directed at projects, cities, architects, building developers and urban planners.

How to visualise results and KPIs from smart cities projects?*

10 November, Thursday, 13.30h – 14.10h

*For projects coordinators and experts, city administration representatives, urban planners, building developers, architects  

The first webinar will try to answer the questions of how to...

Innovative knowledge exchange & replication at SCIS’s Project Coordinators Meeting

14 October 2016

How can we share knowledge about what works and help others do the same? This underlying question gathered together project coordinators, city representatives, the European Commission, and experts involved in smart cities and energy efficiency projects co-funded by Horizon 2020 and FP7 programmes at the second SCIS Project Coordinators Meeting in Brussels.

Taking an interactive approach through the use of participatory format called Open Space, the workshop triggered lively...

2016 SCIS Project Coordinators meeting focuses on sharing experiences in implementation assessment

04 October 2016

The second SCIS Project Coordinators meeting will take place on 13 October 2016 in Brussels under the theme Knowledge exchange and replication: sharing experiences in implementation assessment. 

The event will gather project coordinators and experts involved in smart cities and energy efficiency projects co-funded by Horizon 2020 and FP7 programmes of the European Commission. They will have the opportunity to share their know-how, discuss the challenges they...

Accelerating urban transition: tapping the full potential of smart city and community pilots – a Smart City Expo side event

23 September 2016

The event, co-organised by JPI Urban Europe, the ERA-NET Smart Cities and Communities and the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, is taking place at the Smart City World Expo in Barcelona on 16 November from 14:30 t 19:00.

Aim of the Workshop

This workshop aims at bringing together people working in public administration, researchers, business, NGOs and civil society to jointly discuss measures to fully exploit the potential of Smart...