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NTNU has a new office in Brussels; Rue Guimard 9, 1040 Brussels. We are looking forward to welcoming you there! The official inauguration took place the 3rd of May by DG RTD Jean-Eric Paquet.

Smart Cities Guidance Package has been launched!

The Smart City Guidance Package: the way forward – A Roadmap for Integrated Planning and Implementation of Smart City projects European Committee of the Regions, Brussels, 8th May 2018 – Energy efficiency and strategic collaboration with local partners, supported by ICT tools to improve the quality of life of European citizens, having a long-term perspective on the built environment in mind: these are the key elements of the sustainable city of the future identified by the ‘Smart City Guidance Package’ (SCGP) launched by the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) during the event hosted by the European Committee of the Regions.  The Guide published by EIP-SCC takes its cue from the 17 objectives for 2030 set by the UN on sustainable development and proposes a roadmap in seven steps in order to support stakeholders in the integrated, cross-domain planning and implementation of innovation projects, synergies and strategies for the smart city. The work was led by Judith Borsboom-van Beurden, Senior Researcher Smart Sustainable Cities at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). You may read it/download here

2019 Call for ABSTRACT for EERA JPSC second Special Issue on Tools, technologies and systems integration for the Smart and Sustainable Cities to come is now closed. Please send an e-mail to if you have any questions.

Joint Program Smart Cities Winter partner meeting took place in Freiburg, Germany 22 – 24 January 2019.

It was a very successful event with more than 20 presentations, external guests and experts, collaboration partners in addition to the EERA JPSC partners. The progress of the SET-Plan Action Implementation 3.2 on 100 Positive Energy Districts within 2025, is very visible in our Work Program and plans ahead for cooperation on PED definition, mapping and KPI’s, among other things. We will coordinate calls and other highlights within our scope and share it with our readers.

We will share more highlights and photos with you here and also video recordings of some of the exciting presentations!

Visit at the Historical City Hall



EERA Joint Program Smart Cities were present! Read the report here.

See the photos from the Smart Cities Expo here!