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Axel Volkery ,European Commission, DG MOVE, presenting Smart Cities & Communities; actions at a European level during the ENoLL fringe session "Open Innovation and Living Labs shaping the cities and ...

Axel Volkery ,European Commission, DG MOVE, presenting Smart Cities & Communities; actions at a European level during the ENoLL fringe session "Open Innovation and Living Labs shaping the cities and regions of the future" at the EC Innovation Convention 2014.

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  • This leads to the actual overall reason of being for the Smart Cities and Communities EIP. <br /> We are fully aware that each city is unique… <br />
  • The innovation lies in the integration of mature technologies across the boundaries of Energy, Transport & ICT not in the technologies themselves. <br /> This – in combination with the new participatory governance approach – will lead to smarter cities and communities and a real market for these solutions. <br />
  • For the current long-term EU budget that runs from 2014-2020, strong emphasis has been put on better aligning EU policies and programmes along the different phases of the innovation chain. <br /> In the past, Europe has faced problems with overcoming the „valley of death“: lots of good research led to inventions, but often enough these did not make it into the market because of a lack of supporting factors, including foremost access to finance, but also lack of suitable policy and regulatory provisions (valley of death). <br /> H202= is a research and innovation programme: much more emphasis is given to large-scale demonstrators and impact evaluation. <br /> Connecting Europe Facility and ESIF funds are reprogrammed starting from the other side of innovation deployment. <br /> Similar, under the Connecting Europe Facility there is the aim to link to market-ready innovations and faciliate their quick uptake. <br /> Similarly the Cohesion Funds have always played their role for supporting innovation take up. But for 2014-2020 the role and relevance of the ESIF funds has been geared towards practical impact. <br />

 Smart Cities & Communities; actions at a European level - Axel Volkery @ EUIC2014 Smart Cities & Communities; actions at a European level - Axel Volkery @ EUIC2014 Presentation Transcript

  • Smart Cities and Communities: support actions at European level Axel Volkery (DG MOVE C.2) Open Innovation and Living Labs shaping the cities and regions of the future Fringe session at the Innovation Convention 2014 (organised by European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) Brussels, 11 March 2014
  •  Overall objectives for support action at EU level:  Triple-Bottom-Line Gain for Europe (quality of life, competitiveness, low-carbon economy)  Support the implementation of innovative technologies / services in cities at scale  A lot of good progress, but not enough.  EU policy initiatives dedicated to Smart Cities:  Support better partnering of stakeholders and building the market-place: European Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SSC)  Seed funding for large-scale demonstrators and replication at city level: Horizon 2020 SCC calls (WP 2014-2015)
  • Smart Cities EIP: understanding and focus 1. 20-20-20 goals 2. Integrated approach  Energy, Transport and ICT 3. Focus on intersection 4. ICT as enabler and consumer 5. Key role for industries and cities Energy Transport & Mobility ICT
  • SIP = Strategic Implementation Plan OIP = Operational Implementation Plan . • Tackle common challenges & bottlenecks • Develop innovative & replicable solutions • Bundle demand from cities and regions • Attract and involve business and banks  Network stakeholders  Help create markets  Break down silos  An EIP is no funding tool EIP Smart Cities: objectives and governance
  • Sustainable Districts & Built Environment Integrated Infrastructure & Processes Sustainable Urban Mobility Citizen Focus how we include citizens into the process as an integral actor for transformation Integrated Planning how we work across sector and administrative boundaries; and manage temporal goals Business Models, Procurement & Funding integrating local solutions in an EU and global market Knowledge Sharing how we accelerate the quality sharing of experience to build capacity to innovate and deliver Open Data understand how to exploit the growing pools of data; making it accessible – yet respecting privacy Standards providing the framework for consistency commonality and repeatability, without stifling innovation Metrics & Indicators enabling cities to demonstrate performance gains in a comparable manner Policy & Regulation creating the enabling environment to accelerate improvement DecisionsInsightFunds EIP Smart Cities: Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP)
  • • Well-established tool under existing EIPs: creates visibility, learning and partnering through action clusters • Independent from Calls under Horizon 2020: • very light application process – no similarity with H2020 • no funding attached • Existing and planned actions can be submitted • Individual and joined applications possible (latter preferred) • Promotional corporate activities not eligible – implementation focus relevant EIP Smart Cities: 1st Invitation for Commitments • Runs from 28 February – 15 June 2014 • http://ec.europa.eu/eip/smartcities/about- partnership/how-do-i-get-involved/index_en.htm
  • EIP Smart Cities: When to submit an application and what happens next? • Submission of applications is possible from 28 February 2014 until 15 June 2014 (check http://ec.europa.eu/eip/smartcities) • Light screening of all applications against guidelines • Eligible applications will be published on the EIP website by early autumn 2014 • Successful applicants will receive a certificate confirming their membership in this EIP • It is foreseen to establish "Action Clusters" among those with similar interests and synergy potentials -possibly leading up to joint work plans on a voluntary basis – this depends on your interest!
  • EnergyEnergy Lighthouse projects •Low energy districts •Integrated infrastructures •Sustainable urban mobility Conditions •Consortia: cities & industry •2-3 cities involving 2-3 follower cities •Part of ambitious urban plan •Funding from other parts secured •Affordable solutions Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-2015 (1)
  • Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-2015 (2) Enhancing the roll out • Standards Systems – Interoperability • Networks of public procurers Joint procurements • Prize competition for SMEs EnergyEnergy
  • 2014-2020: The need for aligning EU policies and programmes and mobilising markets 10 R&D and validations of vital project components Initial demonstrations of concepts (proof of concept) Large-scale demonstrations concepts in live environments Commercial roll-out in / mass-scale deployment The Innovation Process: from invention to deployment H2020: R&I grants and FIs ESIF: grants and FIS for roll-out, Technical assist. Connecting Europe Facility Tackling the Valley of Death EIP on Smart Cities and Communities
  • http://ec.europa.eu/eip/smartcities http://eu-smartcities.eu Thank you!Thank you! axel.volkery@ec.europa.eu