The creation of a common Market Place for Smart City solutions will be the focus of the General Assembly of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) that will be held on 21 May in Berlin Germany.
The event will bring together high-level speakers from city halls, leading companies and the European Commission to examine achievements of Smart Cities in Europe, actions to increase synergies between policies and funds to boost demand and good practice to create solutions that meet cities and citizen’s needs.
These solutions include applied innovation, better planning, a more participatory approach, higher energy efficiency, better transport solutions and intelligent use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
The forum aims to defeat 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 also looks to establish strategic partnerships between industry and European cities to develop the urban systems and infrastructures of tomorrow.