ZEN Centre visiting International Partners Energyville (VITO) and Fraunhofer

Project update ZEN Centre: The leader group and some Board members of ZEN Centre (Zeroemission neighbourhoods in Smart Cities) visited international partners Energyville (VITO) and Fraunhofer from 13th until 15th of March 2017 to discuss cooperation on reserach, laboratories, industry partners and living labs.

About the project: The main objective of ZEN is to develop competitive products and solutions that will lead to realization of sustainable neighbourhoods that have zero emissions of greenhouse gases related to their production, operation and transformation.

Call for candidates to become Coordinator of the EERA JP on Smart Cities

Dear JP Smart Cities members,

since we developed and launched the EERA Joint Programme on Smart Cities in 2011, I have had the privilege to coordinate the continuous build-up and professionalization of this highly successful network. Now, after six exciting years, I think it is time to pass the torch to someone new who will carry on the strategic development of the JP and continue its transformation into an even more efficient network.

EERA JPSC Image Movie

Within 3 1/2 minutes, this movie introduces

.... Europe´s ambitious plans for energy efficiency, emissions reduction and economic regeneration and the therof resulting need for smart and sustainable cities

.... the aim and structure of the EERA Joint Programme on Smart Cities

Joint Programme on Smart Cities

More than half of the seven billion people on our planet live in cities and the trend towards urbanisation is gathering pace at an enormous rate. This has led to a drastic increase in urban energy consumption and associated CO2 emissions – almost two thirds of global energy is consumed in urban environments. The development of sustainable and energy-efficient “smart cities” is expected to move the energy system towards a more sustainable path. This will require an integrated systems view as well as innovative, intelligent approaches to the design and operation of urban energy systems. The Joint Programme on Smart Cities aims to develop new scientific methods, concepts and tools designed to support European cities in their transformation into smart cities. The key focus is on large-scale integration of renewable energies and enhanced energy efficiency, enabled through smart energy management at city level.

new JP Workplan - allocation of resources

New Workplan for the period from 2017 to 2019 was created and established, therefore interest and allocation of ressources must be collected.

Please complete only one questionnaire per organisation.

 

Please write the name of the organization you belong to
Please write the name of the main contact person from your organization
Please choose the workpackages in which you would like to be involved
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JP City Advisory Board

Main objectives

The main purpose of the “City Advisory Board” is to intensify knowledge exchange between the EERA JP on Smart Cities and their key-stakeholders, the cities. Being introduced as an important element of the JP´s organizational structure, the Board acts as a forum to express cities needs and to enable knowledge transfer with the overall goal to jointly accelerate and shape the smart cities transformation process.

Members