On October 24th the JPI Urban Europe call Making Cities Work opened for applicants. The Making Cities Work call invites municipalities, businesses, researchers, civil society and other stakeholders to build transnational consortia to create challenge-driven innovation projects for European urban areas that have the potential to result in commercially successful services and products.
This call is tailored towards urban innovation projects, inviting the problem owners, such as cities, urban infrastructure operators or industry, to team up with science to jointly develop solutions for their pressing issues.
– It is about strengthening trans-disciplinary cooperation – finding, involving and connecting all those parties that are needed to address a particular issues and jointly develop solutions. We want to incentivise cities and other stakeholders in the urban field to participate says the call coordinator Colette Bos.
In the call there are four call topics:
• Topic 1: Re-thinking urban mobility: Innovative solutions to reduce city congestion
• Topic 2: Implementing the Smart Sustainable City: From pilot projects within sectors and neighbourhoods to cross-sectoral services for citizens and business
• Topic 3: Creating the city together: Closing the gap between citizens, companies and city policy
• Topic 4: Innovative and sustainable city change: Reducing the negative impacts of construction sites
The goal is a challenge-driven approach with the problem owners in an active role in a transdisciplinary and trans-sectoral collaboration with active cooperation between all stakeholders throughout the project. The call wants to see projects with the aim of creating innovative solutions, getting to a proof of concept, demonstration, or test replicability and scalability
The call for proposals is open until 28 FEBRUARY 2018 (12:00 noon CET).
The Making Cities Work Innovation Action is issued by JPI Urban Europe with a call budget of € 4.7 Million. Making Cities Work is based on the JPI Urban Europe Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). Participating funding agencies are FFG (Austria), Innoviris (Belgium), Tekes (Finland), FFG (Norway), Swedish Energy Agency and Vinnova (Sweden). Partners from other countries can take part in consortia as self-funded partners.
Communication Officer Making Cities Work call
Magnus Brink, IQS (Sweden)
Telephone: +46 (0) 70 490 71 61