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100 Intelligent Cities Challenge: A strategy for cities in the 21st century


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Presentation given by Iordana Eleftheriadou, European Commission, at Open & Agile Smart Cities' annual Connected Smart Cities & Communities Conference 2020 on 23 January in Brussels, Belgium

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100 Intelligent Cities Challenge: A strategy for cities in the 21st century

  1. 1. Digital Cities Challenge 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge: A strategy for cities in the 21st century OASC Conference, 23 January 2020 Disclaimer: Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged. The information and views set out in this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of EASME, the European Commission or other European Institutions. EASME does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this website. Neither EASME, nor the Commission or any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein. Dana Eleftheriadou Head of Advanced Technologies Team DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs European Commission
  2. 2. • 1. A European Green Deal • 2. An economy that works for people • 3. A Europe fit for the digital age
  3. 3. Great Urban Challenges
  4. 4. Reach-out: 41 Cities Key Achievements: ü Ambitious political leadership, vision and coherent strategies for 41 cities ü Citizens in the centre for modern, sustainable city-ecosystems. ü Technological sovereignty ü Data and digitization of infrastructure ü Upskilling the city - innovative education and training schemes. ü Create vibrant markets for cutting edge technology solutions. +1.5M SMEs Digital Cities Challenge: A strategy for EU cities in the 21st Century
  5. 5. Digital Cities Challenge
  6. 6. Digital Cities Challenge ü Make public-sector data available and encourage their use by companies to develop innovative services and support their business operations ü Use data to identify and close social gaps and divides in local communities. ü Pilot new technologies and city-relevant solutions; work on common online platforms for sharing information, resources, tools, piloting applications and creating joint public sector databases. Mayors Summit 4th December 2018 41 Mayors sign the Declaration of Cooperation on Digital Transformation and Smart Growth Cities agreed to: Experiment and utilize cutting-edge technologies and unlock the potential of big data
  7. 7. Digital Cities Challenge ü Put citizens at the centre: Setting ambitious vision and creating modern, sustainable city- ecosystems. ü Open data and unleash their full potential. ü Upskill and attract talents through innovative education and training schemes. ü Create vibrant markets based on data analytics and procure cutting edge technology solutions. High level conference 5th June: A Strategy for EU cities in the 21st century Over 400 key stakeholders from policy, business and academia agreed to:
  8. 8. Open Data and Internet of Things Market opportunities for cutting-edge technological solutions Upskill workforce and attracting talents Support implementation and joint investments Digital Cities Challenge Ø Cities are keen in opening city data and encouraging all stakeholders to use and share open data, while keeping control of their citizens’ digital rights. Ø User-centric open data platforms is a big challenge. Ø DCC helped connect cities to learn from each other and build up joint investments. Ø With a reach out to 1.5 million SMEs, the DCC facilitated the creation of an EU market for digital solutions across likeminded cities. Ø Promoted joint public procurement for emerging technologies, e.g. digital twins, artificial intelligence, etc. Ø Innovative education and training schemes to prepare their citizens and their industries for the future. Ø Cities need a straightforward, coherent and simplified financial and investment framework. Ø The DCC facilitated concerted public and private investments in areas identified as strategic by the cities. Ø Advisory services on access to finance Ø City partnerships to seek funding from EU financial instruments, such as the URBACT initiative and the Connected Europe Facility (CEF).
  9. 9. 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge International Dimension 10-non EU cities Reinforce and expand the existing network to reach 100 cities Expression of interest: February 2020
  10. 10. Digital Cities Challenge The European Green Deal New Industrial Strategy Strategic Value Chains AI and Data Strategy SMEs Strategy Social Economy Circular Economy Press ahead implementation of action plans, joint investments and cross border collaboration Reinforce the cities network through cutting edge advisory services and networking along the thematic priorities Foster new opportunities for citizens affected by the transition shift to smarter, cleaner, greener industry Align the cities’ strategies with the new relevant EU policies and initiatives 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge Priorities
  11. 11. Digital Cities Challenge 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge Jobs Growth Investment & Competitiveness Establishment of an ecosystem of all city’s stakeholders Interregional partnerships collaborations & investments Reinforcement and expansion of the current network Advisory support to the cities Review of methodology and tools Design of transformation strategies based on advanced technologies Performance monitoring & reporting Objectives
  12. 12. DIGITAL CitiesDigital Cities Challenge Thank you! 23 January 2020 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge