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Smart Cities and Communities European Innovation Partnership (SCC) Launched


On 10 July, the European Commission announced the launch of an innovation partnership for smart cities and communities. By partnering with cities and combining resources for research from the energy, transport, and ICT sectors, the Commission aims to facilitate the development of smart innovative technologies.Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, noted:’Transport is the lifeblood of every city for people and business. But Europe’s cities suffer most from road accidents, congestion, poor air quality and noise. We need to drive forwards the research and innovation that can bring us to our goals of CO2-free cities, phasing out conventionally fuelled cars from city centres, to smart charging of electric vehicles and smokeless silent buses.’For more information, please refer to the press release.