1 December 2011 – 6 proposals are selected for funding (out of 34).
10 July 2012 – The European Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities and Communities collaboration begins, which builds on the concept of the initial Industrial Initiative, by also including the ICT sector. This milestone is marked by the adoption of the Joint communication
between DG ENER, MOVE, CONNECT.
19 July 2012 – Publication of second call for proposals under FP7 on 19 July 2012 with a total budget of € 375 million. 4 proposals selected, 3 on reserve list (out of 15 submitted).