Innovation and Networks Executive Agency


INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.
REnaissance of Places with Innovative Citizenship and TEchnolgy

The cities of San Sebastian, Bristol and Florence are deploying smart city solutions which integrate energy, mobility and information & communication technologies in city districts. Their objectives are to address urban complexities, specific to these cities, and to develop a model which will be replicated in other cities throughout Europe after the project.

The synergic demonstration of activities will reduce energy use and carbon emissions, improve the air quality in cities a; enhance quality of life and stimulate economic development.

The project selected a district in each of the three cities, which integrates different solutions and activities. In particular, they demonstrate the use of local renewable power generation and energy storage, the use of 'intelligent lighting', able to adjust automatically the amount of light needed; the retrofitting of 'intelligent buildings' which use the latest domotic solutions able to decrease energy consumption, and integrated with the electricity grid; use electric mobility, such as e-cars, or e-bikes, but also solutions for deliveries.

Last, but not least, they put the people at the heart of their project. They will analyse the complexities of the cities, and propose solutions to get tangible benefits for the citizens. All the proposed solutions are supported by the latest ICT technologies and platform, accessible to all the citizens.

REPLICATE project - a map and an image of a lighthouse with the participating cities
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01/02/2016 to 31/01/2021
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