COSME, the European Union's programme for small and medium-sized enterprises, has launched the Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC). This new programme builds on the success of the Digital Cities Challenge, which has helped 41 EU cities create a strategic vision and roadmaps for digital transformation.
The ICC seeks to help 100 small and medium-sized EU cities attain green, climate-neutral, sustainable growth while tackling the biggest urban challenges and improving quality of life.
Over the next two and a half years, the ICC will focus on the implementation of strategies, creating a common platform for open data, a marketplace for intelligent city solutions, joint investments and new support mechanisms, all while adding a more international dimension to the challenge.The ICC will promote the uptake of advanced technologies by providing world-class support in person, online, and through community activities. The 100 cities that are selected for the Challenge will be assisted through advisory services at the city level and for local stakeholders, field visits by experts, access to online tools and a marketplace for intelligent city solutions.
Cities and consortiums of cities can express their interest to take part in the ICC until 29 May 2020.
For more information about the challenge, the ICC concept note, and key dates, please visit the ICC website.