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The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) is a European Commission initiative that supports 136 cities in using cutting-edge technologies to lead the intelligent, green and socially responsible recovery. The ICC cities and their local ecosystems will be engines for the recovery of their local economy, create new jobs, and strengthen citizen participation and wellbeing.

The ICC is part of a wider EU support system that recognises the importance of delivering on the promises made by the European Green Deal, the digital strategy, and other EU policies. It looks to move towards a more digital, service-oriented and low-carbon economy, supported by a knowledge-based society, that enables circular economy systems through ‘local value loops’, evidence-based reskilling, and sustainable investments.

Participating cities

See all cities Core Idrija Slovenia Core Castellón de la Plana Spain Mentor Porto Portugal Core Coastal Towns Association Italy Core Paris-Saclay Agglomeration Community France Core Palaio Faliro Greece Core Heidelberg Germany Core Pori Finland Core Pays de Saint-Omer Agglomeration Community France Core Bytom Poland Core Gelsenkirchen Germany Mentor Mannheim Germany See more solutions Solution Terrassa Analytical Thermal Comfort Model

Analytical thermal comfort model for buildings occupied by elderly considering their particular characteristics...

Solution Alcoy Public IoT Network

Private telecommunications network for IoT, covering the city, industrial areas and natural parks of Alcoy...

Solution Terrassa N2B2 GRIC UPC: a predictive control algorithm

A predictive control algorithm applied on a Building Management System to optimize heating and cooling systems...

Solution Metropolitan City of Capital Rome AccaDe Scuola

AccaDe Scuola is a hybrid e-learning platform intended for secondary vocational schools...


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The European Urban Initiative (EUI) has launched a €50 million call to support urban innovation and improve cities’ capabilities for sustainable urban development. The objective of the call is to find innovative projects that align with the core values of the New European Bauhaus (NEB):…

French Geographical Chapter Meeting: A World of Data Second Geographical Chapter Meeting Unites Greek Cities Three ICC Cities shortlisted for the 2023 European Capital of Smart Tourism award


See all events ICC Conference and Mayors Forum Barcelona, Spain

Good practices and learning materials

See all Guide A Pragmatic Guide to Reskilling Presentation 5th ICC City Lab: Public Procurement Presentation Artificial Intelligence - Redefining urban innovation Presentation Engagement of local ecosystems and collaborative governance Presentation Milan’s decarbonisation through digitalisation and citizens engagement Got any questions? Don’t hesistate to ask about anything
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