WHAT IS YOUR CITY’S TRICKIEST CHALLENGE?
Imagine you have Europe’s smartest heads working hard to solve your city’s problems. This can be the case if you join us in Brussels May 30.
JPI Urban Europe hereby invites city representatives to come forth and tell us, researchers and industrial actors what their biggest challenges are. We need to know, so we can tailor our upcoming innovation call to your needs.
Research and innovation funding usually has a thematic approach. It can be energy, transport, climate changes, health or various combinations of themes. The call Making Cities Work is no exception. But the theme is very broad: How to develop the future’s sustainable and livable cities? We want cities themselves to co-create the call with us, to make sure it addresses the right challenges.
The topics that emerge from this brokerage event will be taken up in the call for Making Cities Work. This call will open in fall 2017 and will close in spring 2018. After evaluation, the selected projects could start in summer 2018. The call aims for innovation projects, which implement knowledge and work towards solutions for concrete urban challenges.
Here is what we invite you to do:
• Figure out what your trickiest set of challenges is
• Register for the brokerage
• Present your challenge
• Engage in the discussions
• Meet potential partners
City representatives, business actors, researchers and NGO’s are invited to the JPI Urban Europe’s brokerage for the innovation call Making Cities Work. The call will be based upon challenges presented and discussed in the brokerage. The countries participating in the call are: Austria, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Romania and Sweden
Challenges that are proposed by cities in the participating countries so far are:
• Urban energy systems: Energy efficiency, smart buildings
• Urban mobility: Sustainable urban transport systems, e-mobility
• Urban data management: Transport-related data management, e-governance
• Governance and citizens: Sustainable urban development, strengthening of city centres, Urban Living Labs
If these are also your challenges, do not hesitate to come to the brokerage.
The brokerage event Making cities work is a part of the JPI Urban Europe conference Cities Day.
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Colette Bos, Management Board Member JPI Urban Europe
Mari Susanne Solerød, Governance Board Member JPI Urban Europe