Explore, Shape & Deal

Marketplace General Assembly

16 - 17 May 2019 - Brussels, Belgium

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The 2019 General Assembly was held on the 16-17 May in Brussels and continued the focus on moving to scale adoption of smart city solutions – towards the target of at least € 1 billion and involving 300 cities by the end of 2019.

The 2019 General Assembly brang the EIP-SCC community together, with the EU's Horizon 2020 ‘Lighthouse’ (SCC01) programmes, and other relevant EU-funded smart city initiatives.

The event continued the progressive support to the “Explore, Shape, Deal” discussions that were introduced in 2018, to help building a pipeline of bankable smart city solutions.

In this context, it featured panel discussions of Cities, Investors, and Industry, to reflect on the suggested 21-point action plan in the “Towards a Joint Investment Programme for EU Smart Cities” white paper, which seeks to support the above-mentioned market uptake.

Mission & Roadmap to Investment in EU Smart Cities 

In addition, the event also helped participants familiarise with the very likely City Mission under the forthcoming next EU Framework Programme: Horizon Europe.

The EIP-SCC and its partnering initiatives are very well placed to support the achievement of that mission and stakeholders were invited to familiarise with the idea, as firstly expressed in the 'Mazzucato Report'.



See and learn what's next

Attendees had open access to the Knowledge Wall, Project Stands and Community Meetup Zone.


Shape your project and action plans

The Shape thematic working groups deepened knowledge and gave attendees insights from experts.


Create relations and opportunities

The Deal discussions gave attendees the opportunity to create relations within your financial counterpart.


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Confirmed Speakers

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