Research for development
Technology and innovation to reinforce entrepreneurial activities


Drawing on €25 million in EU funding, six major European cities have teamed up to design and implement a series of new pilot projects to demonstrate how innovative uses of digital technology can improve urban environments and the lives of their residents. Under the European Commission’s Smart Cities and Communities large-scale demonstration (‘lighthouse’) programme, London, Lisbon and Milan will seek to design and implement ground-breaking technology-based services and initiatives to benefit their inhabitants and eventually to be adopted by other interested cities and communities. Bordeaux, Burgas and Warsaw will be ‘follower cities’ collecting experience.

"Porta Romana/Vettabbia" will serve as demonstration area in Milan. Its renewal will connect the historical centre of the city to its agricultural belt by “stitching together” two areas of the City, which are now geographically, economically and socially separated.

The partners in city of Milan are: Comune di Milano, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Energia, Poliedra, Cefriel, AMAT, ATM, Teicos UE S.r.l., Future Energy, Kiunsys S.r.l., NHP S.r.l, Legambiente Onlus, Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE SPA), A2A S.p.A., A2A Reti Elettriche, Selene, Siemens Spa.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 - Call SCC-2015 research - under grant agreement No 691895.

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Sharing Cities is a project co-funded by Horizon 2020,
the European Union Framework Programme
for Research and Innovation
(Grant agreement 691895)




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