SmartEnCity Regeneration Strategy: New business models, procurement schemes and financing mechanisms for smart city projects

How to overcome more effectively the challenges on business models, public procurement, and financing mechanisms in Smart City projects.

The current document consists of a set of useful guidelines on how to deal with those challenges related to the economic feasibility of Smart City projects. 

The diagnosis and the recommendations are focused on business models (CANVAS model in particular), public procurement schemes according to European framework and other alternative investment mechanisms depending on the working area (building retrofitting; energy supply and consumption, smart mobility or ICT infrastructure). 

This study not only includes an analysis of market gaps and barriers but also suggests a set of recommendations to transform the current paradigm of the sustainable and competitive cities.

Finally, the report is completed with examples and best practices collected from the three lighthouse cities and the follower ones.

Find full paper here.


Mikel Cepeda, LKS INGENIERIA, mcepeda(at)