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Commission plans to support Development of 'Smarter Cities'


On 14 May, Vice-Presidents Siim Kallas and Nelly Kroes (Digital Agenda) together with Commissioner Günther Oettinger (Energy), hosted the first High Level meeting of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) ’Smart Cities and Communities‘ . The EIP, made up of a high-profile group of mayors and industry representatives, aims to support wide-scale deployment of innovative technologies to help cities overcome challenges in their quests for sustainability and quality of life. The Partnership focuses on the following areas: mobility management, energy generation, distribution and consumption, and information and communication technologies.The EIP also aims at increasing collaboration between decision makers, industry suppliers, and civil society representatives.This Autumn, the group will publish a Strategic Implementation Plan that will outline specific operational objectives and advise the Commission on its innovation agenda.
More information is available on the EC Website.