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News article1 March 2023Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs1 min read

Intelligent Cities Challenge opens applications for new phase

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On 1 March 2023, the Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) - an initiative spearheaded by the the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) - opened its expression of Interest for cities to apply to its esteemed support programme. 

The ICC is one of our largest city support initiatives supporting European cities in their green and digital transitions. Building on the success of the previous edition of the ICC programme (2020-22) and its predecessor Digital Cities Challenge (2017-19), the ICC has now consolidated its offerings and offers an extensive high-profile network, solid methodology framework and strong support mechanisms. Specially selected cities in the EU will undertake a two year journey where they will create an impactful strategy and develop innovative solutions that will place them at the forefront of the green and digital twin transition, through Local Green Deals.

You can learn more about how to apply and the Intelligent Cities Challenge.