100 Intelligent Cities Challenge

After the success of the Digital Cities Challenge (DCC), the European Commission launched the follow-up project, 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge, in March 2020. The new project will have an even wider scope and will involve more cities. Being part of the existing DCC network of cities, Sofia was invited to apply for the successor initiative.

The application process is open for other Bulgarian cities, cities and regions across Europe, as well as for cities outside the EU that may wish to benefit from the initiative. All relevant details concerning the timeline are already published on intelligentcitieschallenge.eu.

Deadline for applications: 29 May 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 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 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.

You can find more details on the call here

You can find more information about Sofia’s participation in the Digital Cities Challenge programme and the benefits from the initiative here.

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