Smart Cities brokerage event in Brussels

25/10/2017 - 25/10/2017 (Rue du Luxembourg 3 B-1000 Brussels)

This event, jointly organised by Sharing Cities and EUROCITIES, will take place on 25 October, one day after the official smart cities info day, organised by the European Commission and INEA.
This brokerage event will offer an opportunity for cities representative to develop consortia and project ideas to respond to the Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities 2018 call for proposals for lighthouse projects.
It will also provide useful insights on how to develop a successful replication strategy and create investment possibilities that will continue beyond the end of the project lifetime.
During the event, cities representatives are invited to present a project idea or their city activities in the area of smart cites, which could contribute to proactive matchmaking between potential projects.
Please note that as the number of presentations is limited and slots will be given on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested to present a project idea please send an e-mail to Anja De Cunto (

Participation is free of charge and is reserved to city representatives only or organisations coming on their behalf. Participants need to register here:

8:30 Registration and coffee
09:00 Welcome and expectations – Anja De Cunto & Bernadett Köteles-Degrendele, EUROCITIES
09.15 The 2018 smart cities and communities call: the rationale behind and expected impacts - Jens Bartholmes, DG ENER
10.00 Key lessons to learn from previous SCC projects and how to prepare a successful proposal - Adas Pangonis, INEA
10.30 How to build a successful smart cities replication strategy – Bernadett Köteles-Degrendele
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Smart cities business models and investment possibilities - Nathan Pierce, Sharing Cities and lighthouse projects business models task force lead, GLA
12:00 Speed networking session
Representatives will be able to present their project ideas or their smart cities/digital strategy in order to find potential project partners.
13:00 Light lunch and networking13:00 Light lunch and networking

About the 2018 smart cities call
The 2018 smart cities call is expected to be launched in October 2017, with deadline in Spring 2018.
The projects will focus on developing Positive Energy Blocks/Districts from a technical, financial, social, regulatory and legal point of view.
Supported projects are expected to contribute to:
   • Significantly increased energy efficiency on district scale;
   • Significantly increased share of renewable energies, their integration into the energy system, stimulate self-consumption, reduced curtailment;
   • Roll out of Positive Energy Blocks of interlinked buildings (PEB) that are leading the way towards energy-plus districts;
   • Ready-to-use district planning approaches that are proven in performance, actively made accessible for others to take up and run with, where local conditions permit;
   • Deep citizen involvement that will contribute to the success of the project.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 4 to 5 million per lighthouse city and between EUR 0.5 and 1 million per follower city would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Typically, projects should have a duration of 48 to 60 months.

Please find under our contact details and a detailed agenda hereunder. 


Anja De Cunto (
Bernadett Köteles-Degrendele ( 

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895

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