On the way to intelligent and energy-neutral cities in Europe (SmartEnCity)
The aim of SmartEnCity was to develop a systemic approach to urban transformation of cities into sustainable, intelligent, and resource-efficient urban environments within Europe. This was achieved through integrated planning, which involves all relevant actors at city level, and through measures to improve energy efficiency in various sectors. At the same time, the supply of renewable energies was increased and its advantages demonstrated. The basis of the activities was the “Smart Zero Carbon City” concept, which was initially defined, planned and tested in detail in the three medium-sized lighthouse demonstration cities of Vitoria-Gasteiz in Spain, Tartu in Estonia and Sonderborg in Denmark. In the two cities of Lecce (Italy) and Asenovgrad (Bulgaria), the innovative solutions were tested for their replicability under the different local conditions. The project was coordinated by Fundación TECNALIA Research & Innovation.
As a project partner, the SEZ supported: the Dissemination and Communication of the project activities and outcomes with a project website, social media activities and other promotional materials, press releases, videos, web seminars, workshops, conferences, etc.; Exploitation of the project results, for market introduction and measures to stimulate imitation, support in the management of intellectual property as well as training on IPR, exploitation, risk assessment and business models.
- Project name acronym: SmartEnCity
- Funding Institution: European Commission
- Funding budget for all partners: 27,9 M EUR
- Involved Countries: Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Italy, Spain
- Project Duration: 02/2016 – 07/2022