Upcoming call: Making Cities Work

JPI Urban Europe develops the ’Making Cities Work’ Call, to work on challenges posed by cities by making the transition from research to innovation and implementation.

This call will open in fall 2017 and will close in spring 2018. After evaluation, the selected projects can start in the summer 2018.

Keep informed of latest developments through the JPI Urban Europe website or by following JPI Urban Europe on Twitter.

This call will have the following focus:

Challenge-driven: cities are encouraged to express their needs and to be active in finding solutions together with companies, researchers, stakeholders and citizens.

Close to implementation: focus on innovative implementation of existing knowledge rather than the generation of new knowledge.

Space for innovation: join forces with cities, businesses, research and other stakeholder to spark creativity and solutions. Flexibility in run-time and funding.

European added value and impact: share and learn, scale-up and distribute solutions European-wide.

Brokerage Event

The event on May 30th was a pivotal part in the tailoring of the upcoming innovation call that aims to meet the need of cities.

The call aims for innovation projects, which implement knowledge and work towards solutions for concrete urban challenges.

The topics that emerge from this brokerage event will be taken up in the call. This call will open in fall 2017 and will close in spring 2018. After evaluation, the selected projects can start in the summer 2018.


Output from the Brokerage Event: results, discussions and next step

Programme and practical information

Information about the Call Making Cities Work

Participating countries

Austria – FFG
Belgium, Brussels region – Innoviris
Finland – Tekes
Norway – RCN
Sweden – Swedish Energy Agency, Vinnova


– May 30th Brokerage event to identify topics for call
– Mid-October 2017 Call opens
– Mid-February 2018 Call closes
– May 2018 Funding decision announced

National contact points

Download National Contact Points Making Cities Work

Austria – FFG
Johannes Bockstefl

Belgium, Brussels region – Innoviris
Beata Bibrowska

Finland – Tekes
Ilmari Absetz

Norway – RCN
Mari Solerød

Sweden – Swedish Energy Agency
Emina Pasic

Sweden – Vinnova
Lars-Gunnar Larsson

Call secretariat


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