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27 April 2021
Smart Cities Marketplace matchmaking: Kick-start your idea with our experts!
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Open until 28 April 2021

Dive into project shaping with the members of the six Action Clusters of the Smart Cities Marketplace and its Initiatives.

  • Do you want to sharpen your project idea?
  • Does your business offer a smart city product or service?
  • Is your city ready to redevelop certain areas?
  • Are you interested in the know-how of the Action Clusters and its Initiatives to shape a financially viable project?
  • Are you looking to make investments in the area of mobility & transport, ICT or energy?

If you are an Action Cluster member, a city/regional representative, a solution provider, a policy maker or a business representative, this event is for you.

Taking place online on 27 April our matchmaking event – promoted by the European Commission under the Smart Cities Marketplace initiative – brings together city/regional representatives, the Smart Cities Marketplace Action Clusters, businesses and investors. It focuses on exploring and shaping opportunities for multiple stakeholders involved in smart cities projects. Another pillar is matching your project with investors. For these Deal meetings, you only need to upload a project idea in the registration process. Our matchmaking experts will review its project maturity level and get back to you.

    This event of a series of matchmaking activities will gear towards creating new value chains and ideas for project development to cater to the specific needs of city administrations and simultaneously informing about financial instruments. It offers a unique opportunity for the stakeholders in charge of policymaking, representing cities/regions or offering advice to cities to learn from best practices, to shape projects and to find investors. We offer you a forum for discussions and assist in the development of innovative urban ideas in collaboration with the experts from the Action Clusters and Initiatives. They will bring in additional value in form of engaging insights and know-how.

    What can you expect?

    The matchmaking event offers an insight in existing smart city best practices in the areas of mobility & transport, ICT and energy in our Explore Zone. You can work together with the experts of the Action Clusters & Initiatives on project development based on a tailor-made factsheet in our Shape workshop sessions. The outcome will be pitched during the final event session by selected members of each working group. Three experts with a financing, business and city development background are there for open feedback and the selection of the most advanced idea. The chosen pitch gets to particpate in a deep dive shape session organised by the Marketplace matchmaking experts.

    Additionally, you can engage in 1:1 virtual meetings for networking and community building with the Smart Cities and Communities stakeholders (scheduling required).

    Organised by


    Belgium 9
    Bulgaria 1
    Croatia 2
    Denmark 1
    Ecuador 1
    Finland 1
    France 3
    Germany 7
    Greece 1
    Ireland 1
    Italy 5
    Kenya 1
    Lithuania 1
    Netherlands 1
    Norway 1
    Portugal 2
    Romania 1
    Spain 6
    Turkey 1
    United Kingdom 1
    Zimbabwe 1
    Total 48


    Smart city solution/service provider 6
    Financial institution 3
    University 2
    R&D Institution 3
    Association/Agency 6
    Authority/Government 4
    Company 19
    Other 5
    Total 48