30 Jun 2017

Basque Government is making retrofitting affordable

As a result of the SmartEnCity efforts, the Basque Government and the City Council of Vitoria-Gasteiz have decided to grant complementary aid to the European, regional and local aid reserved for promoting the project, in order to facilitate access for those people with limited income and difficulties to obtain funding.

14 Jun 2017

Deliverable 2.2: Recommendations for updating standards or generating new ones

Deliverable 2.2. is related to Task 2.3. Standards. This task is included in Work Package 2: SmartEnCity Urban Regeneration Strategy. This Work Package establishes the common framework that will allow the integrated and harmonized deployment of the lighthouse projects in Vitoria – Gasteiz, Tartu and Sonderborg, and replicating their experience in the two follower cities (Asenovgrad and Lecce).

14 Jun 2017

Deliverable 2.3: New Business Models, procurements schemes and financing mechanism for the smart city project

The objective of this deliverable is to identify the path to be followed on project replication and on business models that will make projects similar to SmartEnCity economically feasible, without public subsidies. The recommendations are based on current ongoing lighthouse projects, and are made through recommendations on financing and funding schemes, on public procurement framework and on business models (following business model canvas). Recommendations are based on existing business models being implemented for working areas such as building retrofitting; energy supply and use; smart mobility and investments in ICT in Lighthouse projects.

14 Jun 2017

Deliverable 2.6: Citizen Engagement Strategy and deployment plan

The result of this document is the segmentation of the citizen engagement reality in nine differentiated areas: Governance, Purpose, Key Actors and Roles, Citizen Engagement Strategies definition, Value Proposition, Segments and Target Groups, Communication, Spaces and Feedback. The Map has been named CES Model, the Citizen Engagement Strategy Model. The purpose of this model is to create a frame that can be useful for Follower and other cities, focusing on citizen involvement by developing citizen engagement strategies. At the same time, this citizen engagement process forms the basis for the change of citizens mind-sets’ and behaviour .

14 Jun 2017

Deliverable 8.1: Smart Cities Network Activities Report (v1)

The SmartEnCity Network (SEC/N) serves as a platform for SmartEnCity replication, dissemination and exploitation activities. The SEC/N has successfully ended its 12 first months. Many initiatives have been taken to attract interest, create content platforms and provide structure. The SmartEnCity Network now consists of 12 Network members, including the Lighthouse and Follower cities. The ambition is to grow this number to 200 network members before month 24.

30 May 2017

Presenting our Lighthouse Cities in Brazil – SmartEnCity was part of the Delegation of European Cities to the international Municipal Congress

From 16th to 18th May 2017, the SmartEnCity Lighthouse Cities Sonderborg and Tartu were part of a European Delegation of Smart Cities, invited by the Delegation of the European Union (EU) in Brazil. They participated in the Congreso Internacional Municipalista (international Municipal Congress) in Brasilia and shared their experiences as smart cities with mayors from all over Brazil.