Smarter Together is a project that is part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research program. The goal of the initiative is to develop co-created and replicable Smart City solutions in 5 concrete areas– citizen engagement, district heating & renewable energy, holistic refurbishment, smart data and e-mobility.
The European lighthouse cities Vienna, Munich and Lyon; the follower cities Santiago de Compostela, Sofia and Venice; and the observer cities Kiev and Yokohama come together in order to improve the quality of life of their citizens.
Smarter Together will prepare the ground for large-scale replication and ensure an in-depth knowledge transfer. Additionally, the focus is to set up Smart City business models and user-centric innovation in order to contribute to positive societal dynamics.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691876
The Smarter Together Club of Cities will bring together cities from Europe and beyond with the objective of improving their capacity to implement Smart City solutions through networking, study visits and online tools. The cities already participating in the Smarter Together project will share their experience in five areas of co-created and replicable integrated smart solutions: citizen engagement, district heating & renewable energy, holistic refurbishment, smart data and e-mobility. In addition, members will benefit in multiple ways:
Any city with a determined focus and interest on Smart City solutions is welcome to join the Club of Cities, especially with an interest in the lighthouse city model and with a focus on the themes of political governance, business models, and citizen engagement introduced above.
If you are interested in joining the Club of Cities, please contact Energy Cities at the following address:
Once we have received your expression of interest, we will contact you to finalize your membership in the Smarter Together Club of Cities.
Please join us for the first Club of Cities meeting:
The meeting will take place during Energy Cities’ annual conference in Stuttgart, Germany, where the main objectives, activities, and interests of the Club of Cities will be discussed.