Funded by the European Union, the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) programme activities will support the achievement of bilateral policy objectives as well as major international agreements on urban development and climate change, such as the Urban Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the Paris Agreement. The IUC programme will engage with major international financial institutions and partners to link city decision-makers with potential funders.
The AMP Start & Scale project aims to promote the skilled and creative entrepreneurship at a metropolitan scale, and to accelerate the growth of start-up companies with potential and opportunities to leverage their businesses at a global scale (scale-up).
The S2MovingCity project will make use of an unique vehicular and sensing infrastructure to focus on providing the city of Porto with a more effective solution to support planning and city-wide management, in order to improve the city comfort on city dwellers (transportation, persons and institutions). S2MovingCity proposes to deliver new knowledge and a proof of concept for massive urban sensing of people, vehicles, and environment, supporting data-driven city planning and decision making
The SynchroniCity project is an ambitious initiative to deliver a digital single market for IoT-enabled urban services, in Europe and beyond. By piloting services at scale in reference zones across eight European cities, involving also other cities globally, the SynchroniCity project addresses how to incentivise and build trust for companies and citizens to actively participate. The goal is to deliver common, co-created IoT-enabled urban services that meet citizen needs in a global market, and to create an environment of evidence-based solutions that can easily be used in other regions.
The GrowSmarter project brings together cities and industry to integrate and demonstrate twelve smart city solutions in energy, infrastructure and transport, to provide other cities with valuable insights on how they work in practice and opportunities for replication. These solutions are integrated in specially chosen sites making demonstration easy to reach and take part of for the follower cities and other European and international study groups. The idea is to create a ready market for these smart solutions to support growth and the transition to a smart, sustainable Europe.