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Smart Cities Marketplace
Towards a just and clean urban transition

The Smart Cities Marketplace plays an important role in speeding up the green transition of cities in Europe by improving citizens’ quality of life, increasing the competitiveness of European cities and industry as well as reaching European energy and climate targets.

It complements current EU efforts such as REPowerEU with a complete catalogue of offers such as calls for free technical assistance, 1-to-1-consultancy services for city-led consortia close to the financing stage, financing masterclasses and a fine-tuned matchmaking for the financing of urban projects and intensified partnerships with other EU initiatives, such as the Covenant of Mayors, the Green City Accord, the European Green Capital/Green Leaf AwardsScalable Cities, CIVITAS and

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SCALE cities

A city-led initiative providing a large-scale, long-term support for the cities and projects involved in the Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities projects.

EU initiatives

Apart from the smart cities marketplace, there are a number of adjacent EU initiatives focussing on making European cities better places to live and work.

Current impact

Bankable project proposals received
€ 616.3 million
Matched with investor interest
Investor network members


The Smart Cities Marketplace is now developing a number of focus and discussion groups to form its community  The activities of these groups are governed by a charter.


Solution Booklet E-Bus

This English, French and German version of the solution booklet presents electric buses’ replication potential and barriers from a technical, financial, social and governance perspective. Desk research, expert interviews with different stakeholders and webinars were conducted in order to gather experiences from various EU/national/regional/local projects in different European countries.

E-buses currently represent 6.1% of the sales of new buses in Europe. The decarbonisation of public transport systems will be crucial as European countries and cities move towards a net zero economy, and as such...

News and events

Urban Mobility Days 2023

Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos Av. Alcalde Luis Uruñuela, 1 41020 Seville, Spain

Register now for Urban Mobility Days 2023! Urban Mobility Days 2023 will bring politicians, local...

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