Lighthouse Projects

Description

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 12 projects have been funded and are currently on-going from 3 different calls, being all them driven by the same challenges that EU cities are facing to ensure secure, affordable and clean energy, smart electro-mobility and smart tools and services, always showcasing their economic viability towards ensuring their replication potential in other cities. These 12 projects represent a total of 36 lighthouse cities and 42 follower cities, working to demonstrate these processes, technologies and business models to transform their ecosystems into smarter and more sustainable places.

Read the Lighthouse Projects Cooperation Manifesto available here.