Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Smart Cities & Communities

Sustainable development of urban areas is a challenge of key importance. It requires new, efficient, and user-friendly technologies and services, in particular in the areas of energy, transport and ICT. However, these solutions need integrated approaches, both in terms of research and development of advanced technological solutions, as well as deployment.

The focus on Smart Cities Lighthouse projects will result in integrated commercial-scale solutions with a high market potential, in the field of energy, transport and ICT.

Please refer to the Work Programme 2016-2017 for more details on Smart Cities & Communities.

Funding opportunities

There are no funding opportunities availabe at the moment. 

Please note that there can other opportunities in the fields of Horizon 2020 energy research. For a complete overview of funding opportunities please visit the H2020 Participant Portal.

For all questions related to Horizon 2020, please contact the Research Enquiry Service.

More information

Further information on the Smart Cities & Communities topic is available on Horizon2020 website and in the recordings of the Horizon 2020 Smart Cities & Communities Information Day that took place on 23 September 2016 in Brussels.

For all questions related to Horizon 2020, please contact the Research Enquiry Service.

Become an expert

External evaluators of project proposals are drawn from the European Commission's independent expert database. The Commission is looking to expand the database through a call for experts covering a very broad range of fields. If you fit the expert profile rather than that of an applicant, and would like to be considered as a proposal evaluator, sign up in the Participant Portal.