Coordinating energy research for a low carbon Europe

Smart Cities

Have a look at the participants/associates

Sub-program coordinators

AIT (AT), ENEA (IT), NTNU (NO), VITO (BE), SINTEF (NO), GiTSE (University of Zaragoza)


23 full participants (thereof 2 umbrella organisations),
55 associated participants (including 5 industry partners)


Steering Committee Members

AIT (AT), ENEA (IT)CNR (IT), TNO (NL), BERA (BE) , SINTEF (NO), NTNU (NO), CIEMAT (ES), CIRCE (SP), Warsaw University of Technology (POL) , CSTB (FR), Technical University of Denmark -DTU (DK), LNEG (PT), Fraunhofer -ISE (DE), Fraunhofer – IWES (DE), UKERC (UK), VTT (FI), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (SWE) , TECNALIA (SP)


The starting off with an awareness workshop in Brussels was held in September 2010. The research framework of the programme has been shaped throughout a series of further workshops from December 2010 till September 2011. The entire Joint programme is structured in 4 sub-programmes with a clear focus on energy efficiency and integration of renewable energy sources within urban areas. The main objective is the development of scientific tools and methods that will enable an intelligent design, planning and operation of the energy system of an entire city in the near future. An integrated approach will be adopted for the planned research activities in order to capture the interfaces between all the relevant elements of the energy system, such as thermal and electric energy networks, buildings, energy supply technologies and the end-user.

It is expected to constructively liaise with other initiatives, among them:

  • European Innovation Partnership Smart Cities and Communities (EIP)
  • European Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform
  • European Member States Initiative Smart Cities



  • Energy in cities (coordinator AIT and VITO)
  • Urban energy networks (coordinator ENEA and AIT)
  • Energy-efficient interactive buildings (coordinator NTNU and SINTEF)
  • Urban city related supply technologies (coordinator GiTSE (University of Zaragoza) and AIT)


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