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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

Find support and connect to smart city investors during the pandemic and beyond

  • Are you looking to make investments in the area of mobility & transport, ICT or energy?
  • Is your city ready to redevelop certain areas?
  • Does your business offer a smart city product or service?

If you are a policy maker, a city/regional representative or a business representative, this event is for you.

Taking place online between June 15 and June 17 2020 our matchmaking event – promoted by the European Commission under the EIP-SCC Marketplace initiative – brings together city/regional representatives, businesses and investors. It focuses on exploring and shaping opportunities for stakeholders involved in smart cities projects.

This is the second event of a series of matchmaking activities, but the first that is delivered fully online. Just as in our first event, that took place in Brussels back in February 2020 it offers a unique opportunity for the stakeholders in charge of policy-making, representing cities/regions or offering advice to cities to learn from best practices, to present projects and to find investors. We offer you a forum for discussions, assist in the development of innovative urban ideas and will bring together urban innovators, developers as well as investors and private equity.

Why should you join?

This event fosters the much needed collaboration between city/regional representatives, policy makers as well as business representatives and investors under consideration of COVID-19. This is a unique occasion to network and explore investment opportunities with key smart cities decision-makers such as local authorities, research institutions as well as leading smart cities and infrastructure investors during this challenging time period.

What can you expect?

You can learn about existing smart city best practices in the areas of mobility & transport, ICT and energy in our Explore Zone during livestreams by best practice smart city projects. Experts will assist you in shaping the concept of your planned smart city project or planned investments in a round-table virtual peer assist format during our Shape discussions. Finally, you can engage in 1:1 virtual meetings between solution providers and the investment community during our focused Deal matchmaking sessions on Smart Cities and Communities (pre-registration required).


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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