The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) is a major market changing undertaking supported by the European Commission bringing together cities, industries, SMEs, investors, researchers and other smart city actors. This year’s event features an onsite matchmaking programme designed to stimulate investment in civic improvements, bringing city and industry representatives seeking support for projects together with motivated investors.

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Building on their commitment to accelerate investment activity in the smart cities space, the June gathering in Sofia will feature an agenda designed to stimulate the implementation of smart solutions in EU cities.

EIP-SCC Marketplace will debut its Matchmaking Programme Live – an opportunity for city leaders, industry representatives and motivated financiers to sit down face-to-face onsite to build partnerships, plot project next steps and ultimately draft investment packages that will shape the future of our cities.

General Assembly 2018 attendees will also:

  • Explore exciting advanced technologies in action, in the Exhibition Hall to learn how these solutions can improve lives and livelihoods in communities large and small.
  • Hear about the latest smart city trends, best practices and success stories from some of the brightest minds in the smart cities space, including EU Commissioners, forward-thinking municipal leaders and innovators from private industry.
  • Network with peers and industry stakeholders, before the event via the Matchmaking Programme, during networking moments or set up private meetings using our event app. Discuss common challenges and share successes during Theme working sessions.