EUREKA has contributed to Smart City applications
and solutions with a number of projects.
Through these projects, EUREKA has tried to address the technological challenges aimed at adopting smart city solutions and propose innovations to be used across city sectors.
The major part of most of smart city projects are initiated by industry led consortia gathering large companies and SMEs, typical of EUREKA projects and in particular Clusters.
This Inter Cluster initiative tackling one of the global challenges is the first of its kind in the history of EUREKA.
Since 2010, more than 100 projects have been labelled by EUREKA for an amount of B€ 1.1 of public and private funding. ITEA3 and Celtic Plus have been the pioneers in involving Cities and other public institutions in their projects.
Although the implementation of smart city projects largely depends on governments (national, regional, local) initiatives, the challenge for industry is to come up with affordable, friendly, which above all meets the needs of citizens, who have to take over the ownership.
A smart sustainable city uses innovative technologies to provide a better quality of life to its citizens, efficient and friendly services and sustainable development. Cities can be seen as dynamic and complex systems that evolve in time and space, following trajectories that are difficult to predict. City design, buildings and life simulation are taken into account in this Inter Cluster analysis under Smart City planning.
However, the majority of projects are classified under smart city management in EUREKA (Clusters, Eurostars and individual projects). This item is addressing a vast domain which embraces network management, energy production, security, health, mobility, economic development and administration.