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5th plenary meeting

The 5th plenary meeting with signatories took place on the 22nd of April and focused on How Local Digital Twins can contribute to the European Green Deal. The meeting counted with over 100 participants and joined the signatory Cities and the European Covenant of Mayors.

Stakeholder Consultation on European Interoperability Framework for Smart Cities and Communities

Appointed by the European Commission, Deloitte and KU Leuven are currently developing a proposal for a European Interoperability Framework for Smart Cities and Communities (EIF4SCC). Take part in the current stakeholder consultation by the 12 April 2021 and help us shape this promising document! Your contribution will help to fine tune it and make it a great tool for local government leaders in the digital transformation of their city or community.

Data-driven communities: fostering a local data ecosystem for sustainability

In order for EU smart cities and communities to benefit from, cross-domain, cross-city, easily portable data services and AI-powered simulation through digital twins, the Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL) will support the creation of a data space for climate-neutral and smart communities (as part of the common European Green Deal data space). The workshop, held on the 8th December 2020, enabled stakeholders to discuss strategic, technical and operational aspects of creating such a data space.

Two transnational buyers groups prepare pre-commercial procurements to reduce Europe's carbon footprint

The EUROPEWAVE buyers group aims to speed up the move towards a low carbon economy by scaling up solutions for generating energy from ocean waves in the Atlantic Ocean. The PROCURE buyers group aims to boost novel solutions to provide 100% renewable energy supply for public buildings across six European countries. Both the EUROPEWAVE and PROCURE buyers groups receiving co-financing from the EU Horizon 2020 programme. movement - 4th plenary meeting with signatories

With more than 60 participants, the fourth plenary meeting of the movement took place on the 19th January 2021. Chaired by Eddy Hartog, the meeting focused on the development of a Local and Regional Digital Indicators Framework (LORDI).

Call for tenders open: Murcia university smart campus solution

In this pre-commercial procurement, the university of Murcia aims to equip their infrastructure with a collective intelligence that improves campus resource management and enables the university to offer new services. Innovative solutions should improve current smart cities/campus solutions based on opportunities offered by advanced Internet of Things technologies for data capture, fast broadband 5G communications, distributed computing and integration of Artificial Intelligence in decision making. Deadline to submit offers: 28/12/2020

Call for tenders open: Sardegna pre-commercial procurement for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service

Azienda Regionale Emergenza Urgenza Sardegna (ITA) is looking for a HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) for interventions in extreme weather-environmental conditions. Aim is to develop new intelligent solutions to increase the situational awareness of the crew, which enable safe landing even on occasional helipads, in conditions that would not normally allow intervention. The pre-commercial procurement is co-financed from the European Regional Development Funds. Submission deadline: 25/11/2020

Explore, Shape & Deal – Are you ready for the General Assembly of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities?

On 2-3 September, the URBIS Smart City Fair & General Assembly of the EIP-SCC will be organised online and in Brno, Czech Republic. This year’s General Assembly will be delivered in hybrid format: most of the plenary discussions and meetings will be delivered in webinar or live-stream format. This, due to the travel restrictions of European Commission personal and to other restrictions applying in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.

Digital Living Lab Days 2020 - Scaling-Up Challenge

Three challenges with collaborating partners during this rather exceptional year of 2020; three Sessions will reflect on the main theme of the conference "Connecting people and technology towards a citizen centered digital future".