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15 June 2020 - 19 June 2020
Explore-Shape-Deal: deliver resilience with your smart city project in times of COVID-19

Connect with the community

Our event consists of a mix of online sessions, all focussed on making better connections and better smart city projects:

  1. Introduction and debrief sessions each day at the start and at the end. These are meant to give an overview of the things happening at our event.
  2. Daily panel discussions focussing on the main topic of each event day: Energy, Mobility & Transport, ICT.
  3. Webinars that explore best practices in Smart City Projects across Europe.
  4. Expert peer assist workshops (by invitation only) to shape your project proposals and make them bankable.
  5. 1:1 networking meetings allowing you to meet-up with fellow participants and set up collaborations on your smart city endeavours. Don't forget to accept your meeting invites if they look promising to you! Note that you will need to register for the 'Networking Meetings' session to be able to make us of the 1:1 booking facility!
  6. 1:1 deal meetings: these are by invitation only, and allow those with mature smart city project proposals to discuss these with investors from the Smart City Marketplace Investor Network.
  7. A virtual Help Desk for technical live support during our event.

The networking meetings provide a quick and easy way to meet potential smart city partners in 20-minute face-2-face talks. 20 minutes run fast but it is enough to build first connections before your timer says that time's up and the next round of talks starts. These matchmaking meetings can take place over a series of timeslots during the entire event.

1) Registration

  • Register via the green "Register now" button.
  • If you want to publish project proposals, send requests and manage 1:1 meetings, we recommend publishing a detailed profile on-site. Read more below.

2) Publish a profile to showcase your needs

Create a clear and concise profile to raise your visibility on this platform.
Your profile should describe who you are, what you can offer to potential partners and who you want to meet.
A good profile will generate significantly more meeting requests. Your profile will be visible before, during and after the event.

3) Browse profiles of attendees

Find your networking match by browsing other attendees’ profiles. This way, you find out who offers promising projects or would be interesting to meet.

4) Send & receive meeting requests

Be active, not reactive. Browse published participants profiles and send meeting requests to those you want to meet at the event. Adding a meaningful remark why you are interested in a meeting will increase the chance that your request will be accepted. As soon as meetings are scheduled and accepted by the other party, you can download your personal agenda with both the plenary sessions of the event and your personal meetings as part of the matchmaking track of the event.

5) Event sessions by invitation only

Expert peer assist workshops:

The EIP-SCC Marketplace offers plenty of existing good solutions to explore and get inspired by. At this matchmaking event, you can engage with our expert community to shape your project idea such that it becomes mature enough to be matched with our investors.

You can submit your smart city project concepts here.

Investors Meetings:

  • For 1:1 meetings with investors, you will need to present a project proposal in advance, which will be reviewed to be matched to the right investor.
  • Therefore, please fill in the requested information while setting up your profile.
  • Incoming meeting requests toned to be accepted and will be scheduled by the matchmaking team.

6) Matchmaking Event

One day before the event, you will receive your individual schedule and the links for our online Matchmaking by email.


Closed since 19 June 2020

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Participants 116
Meetings 72


Austria 3
Belgium 20
Brazil 6
Bulgaria 4
Colombia 1
Czech Republic 1
Estonia 1
Finland 2
France 9
Germany 21
Greece 8
Hungary 4
Indonesia 1
Ireland 3
Italy 21
Japan 1
Latvia 2
Luxembourg 3
Netherlands 13
Norway 1
Poland 6
Portugal 22
Romania 11
Saudi Arabia 1
Spain 19
Sweden 1
Turkey 6
Ukraine 4
United Kingdom 15
United States 3
Total 213


Smart city solution/service provider 65
Financial institution 13
University 17
R&D Institution 15
Association/Agency 23
Authority/Government 43
Other 37
Total 213

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Before event 1521
After event 136
Total 1657