Note: This session does not take place in the Residence Palace but outside, in the Greater Birmingham Brussels office (5 minute walk).
The session will focus on the replication potential of the energy-related smart solutions being implemented in the SCC1 Lighthouse cities.
The Smart Cities and Communities lighthouse projects are funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, with the aim of bringing together cities, industry and citizens to demonstrate solutions and business models that can be scaled up and replicated, and that lead to measurable benefits in energy and resource efficiency, new markets and new jobs.
Since 2014, a total of 9 projects have been funded and are currently on-going from 3 different calls. This session will bring together the know-how of the 9 projects representing a wide range of cities from more than 25 countries. The focus will be on the replication potential of the energy-related smart solutions being implemented in the SCC1 Lighthouse cities.
By bringing together the experiences, expertise and know-how of the SCC1 projects currently funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, this session seeks to enable other cities to adopt and replicate the smart city model and new, efficient, and user-friendly technologies and services, in particular in the areas of energy as an effective path to achieving climate and energy ambitions in the urban context.