1. The Smart Cities and Stakeholders Platform Team http://eu-smartcities.eu/ @EUSmartCities
Show to the World that You are a Smart City
Are you on the right track to become
a Smart City? It is said that the future
of the world will be decided by the
quality of its cities, and it is expected
that by 2020 over 40 urban areas will
turn into Smart Cities.
However, the Smart Cities Global
Initiative is concerned about the large
variety of narrow technical visions,
models and approaches in which on
many occasions “the push
towards smart cities is being led by
the wrong people –technology companies with naïve visions and short term
commercial goals–, while the architects, planners and scientists often struggle to share
their specific knowledge”.
That is why this initiative is looking for megacities, municipalities, communities or brand
new cities that are following a smart community development strategy aiming to unify
all the city systems, services, operations, activities, departments and agencies as a
sustainable smart urban ecosystem.
The applications have to provide evidence that the city has potential capacity to take
profit of the intelligent resources offered through the Smart Cities Global Initiative. They
also have to prove that their transformation into a Smart City has a strong leadership
and that it has strong intentions to invest intelligent and financial capital into smart and
sustainable urban development.
The selected urban entities will be provided with intelligent property investment as well
as sustainable city exclusive education and training.
You can submit your applications via e-mail to Panayiotis Ioannou, Executive Manager
of EIS Smart City Global Initiative, at firstname.lastname@example.org until the 15th
For further information on the Smart Cities Global Initiative, consult the online brief