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Smart Cities Marketplace
Investing in a sustainable and green urban future

The Smart Cities Marketplace and Scalable Cities are initiatives of the European Commission and play an important role in speeding up the just and 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, across all relevant urban sectors such as transport, mobility, logistics, built environment, energy infrastructures, urban data, digital assets, environment, citizen engagement and urban governance.

Smart Cities Marketplace 

The Smart Cities Marketplace aims to ENGAGE cities and towns of all sizes to deliver more sustainable urban environments and offers all the information needed to EXPLORE solutions, SHAPE sustainable urban projects, and successfully close a DEAL for financing them. It offers a complete catalogue of support such as calls for free technical assistance, 1-to-1-consultancy services for city-led consortia close to the financing stage, financing masterclasses and fine-tuned assistance/matchmaking for the financing of sustainable urban projects. 

For general queries on the Smart Cities Marketplace, you can use to get in touch. For specific questions, you can use our helpdesk.

Scalable Cities 

Scalable Cities aims to create an innovative, sustainable and city-led community of smart and climate-neutral cities in Europe. Scalable Cities represent 124 unique cities involved in 20 Smart Cities and Communities (SCC) projects funded by the Horizon 2020 and HorizonEurope programmes that are working in consortia with academia, industry, associations and consultants. Together, they have implemented more than 550 demonstrations of technological and social innovations.

You can find more information on Scalable Cities here. For any questions on Scalable Cities, please contact the Scalable Cities Secretariat


Green Cities Wiki

A comprehensive resource for initiatives, practical knowledge and insights on creating sustainable, inclusive, and climate-neutral cities. If you have any suggestions for additional content and/or improvements of what is here right now, do send a message to: and the Smart Cities Marketplace team will review your suggestions.

Current impact

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


The Smart Cities Marketplace is now developing several Focus and Discussion groups to form its community  The activities of these groups are governed by a charter.


Solution Booklet District Heating and Cooling

Half of the energy consumed in Europe is used for heating and cooling, and 75% of this energy is still coming from fossil fuels. Additionally, much of this energy is wasted due to inefficiencies in the heating and cooling systems. State-of-the-art, sustainable district heating and cooling systems offer a unique opportunity to make significant contributions to decarbonise EU cities through the efficient distribution of heat and cold from renewable energy sources.

District heating networks (initially centralised heat production, delivered through distribution networks) have been present in cities...

News and events

GovTech Connect Pitch Day

Creative Bureaucracy Festival, Berlin

Join the GovTech Connect startup Boot camp cohort for an exciting pitching competition at the...

Hydrogen Valleys Days


Hydrogen Valleys’ Days will take place on 17-18 June 2024 in Brussels. The event, co-organised by...

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