Sustainable development of urban areas is a challenge of key importance. It requires new, efficient, and user-friendly technologies and services, in particular in the areas of energy, transport and ICT. However, these solutions need integrated approaches, both in terms of research and development of advanced technological solutions, as well as deployment.The focus on Smart Cities Lighthouse projects will result in integrated commercial-scale solutions with a high market potential, in the field of energy, transport and ICT.

Integrated innovative solutions for Positive Energy Blocks/Districts will be developed and tested and performance-monitored under the 2018-2020 Smart Cities and Communities Call. Projects will consider the interaction and integration between the buildings, the users and the larger energy system as well as implications of increased electro-mobility, its impact on the energy system and its integration in planning. Lighthouse Cities will closely collaborate with the Follower Cities and should act as exemplars helping to plan and initiate the replication of the deployed solutions in the Follower cities, adapted to different local conditions. Consortia shall be composed of 2 lighthouse cities and at least 5 follower cities. By the call deadline, all lighthouse cities must have a validated i) Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP) or ii) Sustainable Energy (and Climate) Action Plans (SECAP) or iii) a similar, at least equally ambitious, plan. A city can be funded as a lighthouse city one once under H2020. Follower cities should actively participate from the first moment with the aim of replication of good solutiıns. 

The deadline for the 2018 Smart Cities and Communities call is 5 April 2018.

In order to access to call document and apply to project please visit the website

All presentations which were made in H2020 Energy Info Day on 23-25 October 2017 are listed below: