About Intelligent Cities Challenge

The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) is a European Commission initiative that supports 136 cities in using cutting-edge technologies to lead the intelligent, green and socially responsible recovery. The ICC cities and their local ecosystems will be engines for the recovery of their local economy, create new jobs, and strengthen citizen participation and wellbeing.

Cities receive one-to-one strategic advice from international experts on fine thematic strands: green economy and local green deals, improving the citizen participation and the digitalisation of public administration, green and digital transition in tourism, resilience of local supply chains, up- and reskilling of the workforce. They will also be supported by transversal services on access to data, access to finance and through a marketplace full of innovative solutions.

The ICC is part of a wider EU support system that recognises the importance of delivering on the promises made by the European Green Deal, the digital strategy, and other EU policies. It looks to move towards a more  digital, service-oriented and low-carbon economy, supported by a knowledge-based society, that enables circular economy systems through ‘local value loops’, evidence-based reskilling, and sustainable investments.

Participating cities

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  • Core
Pori
Pori
Finland
  • Core
Timișoara
Timișoara
Romania
  • Core
Poznań
Poznań
Poland
  • Core
Pamplona
Pamplona
Spain
  • Core
Métropole Rouen Normandie
Métropole Rouen Normandie
France
  • Core
Ventspils
Ventspils
Latvia
  • Core
Mechelen
Mechelen
Belgium
  • Core
Split
Split
Croatia
  • Core
Granada
Granada
Spain
  • Core
Leuven
Leuven
Belgium
  • Core
Kavala
Kavala
Greece
  • Core
Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia
Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia
Slovenia

SmartWater brings efficiency and savings in the use of hot water in sports facilities...

A test area where companies can test and develop various smart transport solutions...

This agreement helps municipalities to obtain better conditions in their energy contracts...

Installation of PYRO – BOX SMART mobile pedestrian counters and associated training and licensing costs...

Just over two weeks after the third Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) Lab kicked off in time with the EU Green Week, cities have made it to the end of this flagship event. With sessions spread over the period of 17 days, this City Lab allowed for creative collaborative to span for even longer than…

200 Intelligent & Climate Neutral Cities Jam
200 Intelligent & Climate Neutral Cities Jam
green energy
Local Green Deals - A Blueprint for Action
brainstorm
4th ICC City Lab
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