The 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) is a unique opportunity for evolving EU cities to join a community that leverages advanced technologies, to tackle the pandemic crisis and reconstruct their economies while steering them in the direction of green smart sustainable growth. This will help cities to improve the quality of life and create new opportunities for their business communities.

The ICC will build on the success of the Digital Cities Challenge, which helped 41 EU cities develop a strategic vision and a roadmap for digital transformation. ICC cities will receive high quality and tailored guidance and expert support, access to advisory and city peer networks (European and international), and capability building tools, to drive priority policy goals and the uptake of advanced technologies. Through its action oriented and collaborative approach, the ICC will offer cities a unique opportunity to:

  • Identify local strengths and formulate priorities and real needs: conduct performance assessments, define strategic goals and implementation roadmaps
  • Engage in long-lasting collaborations to co-design and co-create: joint open data platform, EU marketplace for city solutions and joint investments/procurements
  • Learn from and share experiences with local and international peers and mentors

The deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest is 29 May 2020.

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