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Scalable Cities

The role of Scalable Cities is to identify and promote solutions and business models that can be scaled up and replicated across Europe and lead to measurable outcomes such as new jobs and energy savings. 


Scalable Cities represents 120 cities who are involved in 18 Smart Cities and Communities projects funded by Horizon 2020 with around EUR 345 million. Working in consortia with academia, industry, associations and consultants, they implement more than 550 demonstrations of technological and social innovations in the areas of mobility and logistics, buildings, urban data and ICT infrastructure, citizen engagement as well as urban governance.

  • The City Coordinators Group brings together cities to share knowledge, facilitate collaboration and lead advocacy actions.
  • The Experts Group offers technical advice to support the work of Scalable Cities.   
  • The Action Grant offers financial support to replicate already proven measures. 
  • The Roadshow facilitates contact between cities and investors.

By fostering cross-collaboration between stakeholders across Europe, Scalable Cities will deliver tangible evidence on how smart actions can pave the way to achieve climate neutrality cities.

Cities are the main engines of economic growth, driving scientific and technological innovation, social mobility and climate-related issues. The adoption of smart solutions by all cities is paramount in our efforts to combat and mitigate climate-change and address other key industrial or societal challenges.



The cities that are represented by Scalable Cities have already shown significant results, achieving:

  • more than 53% energy savings,

  • up to 88% CO2 reduction,

  • over 17 500 installed smart meters,

  • over 1 million m2 floor space refurbished,

  • more than 5270 e-vehicles introduced,

  • nearly 500 e-charging stations installed,

  • engagement of more than 260 000 citizens.



Mobility and Logistics


Building Renovation and Retrofitting


Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


ICT and Urban DataPlatforms 


Citizen Engagement and Governance



Horizon 2020 SCC 1 Projects