What are the funding opportunities within the framework of the European Innovation Partnership? Examples that show the way towards smart cities and communities.
Funding from Horizon 2020 programme
From the 2016_2017 work programme, there is the cross-cutting call 'Smart and Sustainable Cities', which aims at:
• bringing together cities, industry and citizens to demonstrate the feasibility of developing and replicating at larger scale successful solutions for smart and sustainable cities in Europe;
• focusing on creating urban spaces powered by secure, affordable and clean energy, with smart electro-mobility and showcasing effective, innovative nature-based solutions.
European Innovation Partnership (launched in 2011)
It brings together cities, industry and citizens to improve urban life through more sustainable integrated solutions.
The aim is to overcome bottlenecks impeding the changeover to smart cities, to co-fund demonstration projects and to help coordinate existing city initiatives and projects, by pooling its resources together. It has the objective to reduce high energy consumption, green-house-gas emissions, bad air quality and congestion of roads.
It ultimately looks to establish strategic partnerships between industry and European cities to develop the urban systems and infrastructures of tomorrow.
Sustainable areas and environment and integrated infrastructures and processes through energy efficiency, ICT and transport, better planning are among the areas that could be potentially interesting for the housing sector.Read More
Ongoing projects relevant to the housing sector
- Scaling-up existing smart energy households into a European Smart Energy Hub-City of Groningen (Netherlands)
- Scalable design and multi-criteria toolkits for near-to-zero energy buildings and districts-Sheffield (UK)
- Guidance development on a connectivity-architecture for smart cities-Brussels (Belgium)
- New solutions for energy behaviour and sustainable urban living-Helsinki (Finland)
- Enhancing energy consumption, sustainable energy generation and the capacity of urban areas to adapt to technological innovations-Ultrecht (Netherlands)
- Programme for self-organisation of residents in local communities-Kortenhoef (Netherlands)
- Develop and deploy innovative solutions at large scale for zero-energy new districts and zero-energy new buildings-Rakvere (Estonia)
- Developing a community-owned and served renewable energy system in Haarlem (Netherlands)