DG Grow and EASME are pleased to announce the results of the selected cities taking part in the 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC).
From 27 February to 29 May, the Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) received 130 Expressions of Interest from 192 cities in 20 countries in the European Union and the United Kingdom. The European Commission and ICC team were very pleased to see that so many cities are eager to become more sustainable, liveable and socially-responsible by using advanced technologies.
After careful deliberation, 88 applications have now been selected to take part in the Challenge over the next 2 years. This group includes 54 new ICC applications, 26 cities that took part in the Digital Cities Challenge predecessor initiative, and 8 EU mentor cities. We are still selecting 10 international cities to complete the list of the 100 cities that will take part in the ICC journey. Since 8 of the applicants are consortia, including several partner cities, the selected group of cities involves a total of 124 cities.
The selected core cities will receive high-quality and tailored guidance. They will take part in group trainings, learn from peers, participate in a series of high-level events, and collectively plan for large scale change. In doing so, they will leverage advanced technologies to achieve green, smart, sustainable growth. The ICC will kick-start with a launch week scheduled for the week of 28 September.
We are very glad to have the selected cities on board and are extremely grateful to the cities which have shown an interest in joining the ICC. The European Commission and the ICC team look forward to supporting the cities on their intelligent journey.
The ICC will kick-start with a launch week scheduled for the week of 28 September.
Find the list of cities here