SynchroniCity represents the first attempt to deliver a Single Digital City Market for Europe by piloting its foundations at scale in reference zones across 8 European cities, involving also other cities globally. It addresses how to incentivise and build trust for companies and citizens to actively participate, in finding common co-created IoT solutions for cities that meet citizen needs and to create an environment of evidence-based solutions that can easily be replicated in other regions.

SynchroniCity aims to synchronize existing IoT-enabled smart city ecosystems in Europe by removing barriers of fragmentation and misalignment that currently sets them apart. It will pilot the necessary building blocks and drivers for change to foster an environment that will contribute towards technical, legal and socio-economic harmonization of the European smart city market.

For cities, the resulting environment will lower the risks of vendor lock-in while providing improved capacity for more agile data-driven policy-making and evidence based procurement practice. It will boost their investment confidence in IoT-enabled smart city solutions.

For IoT and smart city related companies and SMEs, the resulting environment will lower the risks of citylock-in by offering them access to a European wide city market and incentivizing participation through new value stream creation on the market place. It will equip these companies with co-creation practice to deliver solutions that meet real citizen needs and reducing financial risks in the corresponding business models.

For European citizens, the resulting environment will create a richer choice of affordable citizen-centric services that meet their needs and expectations through increased market competition and co-creation opportunities. It will also provide them with new opportunities to participate in active policy-making.

  • Aarhus University
  • Alexandra Institute
  • Aalto University
  • City of Santander
  • University of Cantabria
  • TST
  • Atos
  • Future Cities Catapult
  • Digital Catapult
  • Bronze Labs
  • City of Antwerp
  • City of Eindhoven
  • City of Manchester
  • City of Milan
  • City of Porto
  • City of Carouge*
  • Forum Virium Helsinki
  • Engineering
  • European Network of Living Labs
  • Heijmans Wegen BV
  • iMinds
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Philips Lighting
  • Rombit
  • Telefonica
  • Ubiwhere
  • HOPU
  • Mandat International*
  • UDG Alliance*
  • City of Leon*
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey*
  • AMIO*
  • Telefónica México*
  • Korea Electronics Technology Institute*

Start: January 1st, 2017
End: September 30th, 2019


14.5M€ (3.0M€ open calls)

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