Marketplace for intelligent cities and an energy efficient urban environment (SCIS)

By monitoring and analyzing innovative energy projects (projects from the CONCERTO, Smart Cities and Communities – SCC - and Energy-efficient Buildings – EeB - programs), the Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) demonstrated to interested cities and municipalities how to replicate innovative solutions to meet the EU's energy and climate goals.

The Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) was an accompanying measure of the European Commission's Energy Directorate-General. Since 2014, SCIS has collected, managed and analyzed the data of all projects funded by the European Commission of the CONCERTO program as well as Smart Cities and Communities (SCC) and Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB) projects in order to provide a basis for political advice and knowledge transfer. The former SCIS merged with the EU Tender Smart Cities Marketplace in October 2020.

The aim of this merge is to continue and optimize the activities of the previous tenders SCIS, CONCERTO Premium and CONCERTO Plus and to integrate new projects. The focus here is on the replication of successful innovative technologies as well as on raising awareness of the SCIS database on the basis of the narrative principle (“storytelling”). SCIS pays particular attention to the 13 countries that have acceded to the EU since 2004 and the countries associated with Horizon 2020.

As a project partner, the SEZ supported: the Dissemination and communication of the project activities and results, for example in the context of a project website, and in form of social media activities, advertising materials, press releases, videos, web seminars, workshops, conferences, etc.; the Increase of the visibility of the various projects and improvement of internal communication between the projects; the Merge of the research results with practice and stimulation of the replication of successful strategies and methods.

Further information:

  • Project name acronym: SCIS - Smart Cities Information System
  • Funding Institution: European Commission
  • Funding budget for all partners: 2,5 M EUR
  • Involved Countries: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Spain
  • Project Duration: 10/2017 – 10/2020

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