100 Intelligent Cities Challenge: Open Call Extended

Lea Hemetsberger

Apr 21, 2020


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Apply now for the 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge (#100ICC), a tailored support programme for your city’s digital transformation. Due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, the deadline for submitting expressions of interest has been extended until 29 May 2020. Apply here.

100 Intelligent Cities Challenge  - Deadline for Smart City Applications Extended

#100ICC is a European programme to support cities & communities in promoting the development of innovative ecosystems and creating smart and sustainable growth in cities across Europe – also in times of crisis. Funded by the European Commission, the programme is open for applications until 29 May 2020.

“The 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge is a unique opportunity for cities of all sizes to get expert support on the ground and shape up their digital innovation strategies”, said Davor Meersman, CEO of Open & Agile Smart Cities. “It will help local authorities to create an innovation ecosystem that will enable local solutions to grow and scale.”

To support you with your application, the programme organises webinars in April and May. Register here for the webinars.

Are you a city outside of the EU?
Are you a city located outside the EU but still interested in delivering your intelligent city aspirations? ICC wants to engage a small group of selected international participants within the programme. A separate application process will be launched for these cities. If you would like to register your interest in advance, please email: helpdesk_icc[at]technopolis-group.com

Are you a step ahead in your intelligent city journey?
Is your city already advanced in the journey towards digital transformation and would you like to support participants of this programme in learning from your experiences? Please email: helpdesk_icc[at]technopolis-group.com

About Intelligent Cities Challenge
The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) is a 2.5 year programme that builds on the successful Digital Cities Challenge, which saw 41 cities create a vision, strategy and roadmap for their digital transformation.

The ICC programme has been improved based on feedback from city practitioners to focus on implementation, new support mechanisms and a global approach.

ICC will support cities and communities to:

  • Review existing strategies based on real stakeholder needs and form a prioritised step-by-step roadmap
  • Use the roadmap to deliver pilot projects in the first six months, followed by longer projects that result in a measurable improvement on city and community life
  • Become part of an international self-sustaining network of innovation and collaboration working towards the SDG
  • Be part of a new marketplace, designed for cities & communities and SMEs

For more information visit the 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge website.