Bulgarian Cities and Regions Are Invited to Apply for the 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge Programme

1 April, 2020

After the success of the Digital Cities Challenge (DCC), the European Commission just launched the follow up project, the 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge, to involve more cities and bigger scope. Being a part of the existing DCC network of cities, Sofia was invited to apply for the successor initiative.

We are glad to spread the news that the call is open for other Bulgarian cities, as well as for cities and regions across Europe that may wish to profit from the initiative.

The application period is now open. All relevant details concerning the timeline are already published on intelligentcitieschallenge.eu.

Deadline for applications: 6 April 2020, 11:59 CET

The 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge (100 ICC) will sustain, reinforce and expand the existing DCC network of  40+ cities. It will support EU cities to build ecosystems for smart, green, climate-neutral, sustainable growth, with a focus on green industrial transition and new business models. It will help implement at local level the new EU political guidelines at local level, e.g. through local Green Deals, and lead tech uptake for better life.

The program includes:

  • – local visits, events, network support activities,
  • – support by lead experts and thematic experts
  • – a 30-month programme delivered by regional specialists based on the collective expert experience of over 100 smart city strategies, tailored to the biggest thematic issues for your city – be it energy, mobility or security, or other local priorities.

Please find more details on the call here.

For more information about the participation of Sofia in the Digital Cities Challenge Programme and the benefits from the initiative, please follow the links provided on our webpage Digital Sofia: investsofia.com/en/digital-sofia.

If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact us for details.