About Intelligent Cities Challenge

The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) is a European Commission initiative that supports 136 cities in using cutting-edge technologies to lead the intelligent, green and socially responsible recovery. The ICC cities and their local ecosystems will be engines for the recovery of their local economy, create new jobs, and strengthen citizen participation and wellbeing.

Cities receive one-to-one strategic advice from international experts on fine thematic strands: green economy and local green deals, improving the citizen participation and the digitalisation of public administration, green and digital transition in tourism, resilience of local supply chains, up- and reskilling of the workforce. They will also be supported by transversal services on access to data, access to finance and through a marketplace full of innovative solutions.

The ICC is part of a wider EU support system that recognises the importance of delivering on the promises made by the European Green Deal, the digital strategy, and other EU policies. It looks to move towards a more  digital, service-oriented and low-carbon economy, supported by a knowledge-based society, that enables circular economy systems through ‘local value loops’, evidence-based reskilling, and sustainable investments.

Participating cities

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  • Core
Karlskrona
Karlskrona
Sweden
  • Core
Mechelen
Mechelen
Belgium
  • Core
Rome
Metropolitan City of Capital Rome
Italy
  • Core
Iași
Iași
Romania
  • Core
Alicante
Alicante
Spain
  • Mentor
Aarhus
Aarhus
Denmark
  • Challenge
Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
France
  • Core
Timișoara
Timișoara
Romania
  • Core
Terrassa
Terrassa
Spain
  • Core
Torrent
Torrent
Spain
  • Core
Cartagena
Cartagena
Spain
  • Core
Métropole Européenne de Lille
Métropole Européenne de Lille
France
Marketplace coming soon

Explore our cities and discover deployed solutions for common urban and community challenges.

On 9 March 2021, the European Commission launched Europe into its Digital Decade with the release of the ‘Digital Compass’ – a four-pointed vision for Europe’s digital transformation by 2030. Like the Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC), the Digital Compass recognises the reliance on digital to pave…

Tools
3rd ICC City Lab
brainstorm
4th ICC City Lab
discussion
5th ICC City Lab
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