Launched in 2017, the Digital Cities Challenge helped 41 cities across the EU create a vision and a roadmap for their digital transformation in order to make the urban space more enjoyable for everyone. This year the Commission is going to help 100 cities to become greener, more social and smarter. Based on city feedback and aligned with the new EU priorities, the Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) focuses on implementation, new support mechanisms and an entirely new international dimension.
The 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge will unite EU cities in seizing the opportunity for green smart sustainable growth, improving the quality of life and fostering new opportunities for citizens.
In order to be eligible, applicants must comply with the following:
- Be from an EU Member State;
- Be a local public government entity either responsible for or involved in the funding and/or implementation of a policy or programme of a city related to digital transformation, smart / intelligent city, sustainable urban development;
- Represent cities with more than 50 000 inhabitants, unless you are applying as part of a city consortium.
The selected cities will receive dedicated and free support from experts to develop and implement transformation strategies and become greener and more intelligent. Cities will also have access to an international community, online toolbox and opportunities for meeting, collaboration and exchanges.
The initiative will involve the cities selected for a duration of 26 months, from May 2020 to July 2022.
Cities can express their interest by 6 April 2020. The Intelligent Cities Challenge Expression of Interest (EOI) form must be filled and submitted online. You will need to register to apply or to join one of our informative webinars.
Official documentation is availble here