The EU Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) brings together project developers, cities, institutions, industry and experts from across Europe to exchange data, experience and know-how and to collaborate on the creation of smart cities and an energy-efficient urban environment.
With a focus on smart cities, energy efficiency, transport and mobility and ICT, SCIS showcases solutions in the fields of sustainable building and district development, renewable energy sources for cities, energy efficiency and low-carbon technology applications. Launched with support from the European Commission, SCIS encompasses ongoing and future projects under the CONCERTO initiative, Smart Cities and Communities European Innovation Partnership (SCC EIP), Energy-efficient Buildings Public Private Partnership (EeB PPP) and Smart Cities calls in Horizon 2020.
The Smart Cities Information System:
· Collects valuable data and expertise from smart cities demonstration projects and sites and channels them into a comprehensive database to promote replication of projects;
· Presents a thematic overview of projects with a focus on technologies and expertise in fields such as energy-efficient buildings, districts and cities, sustainable energy, geothermal communities, sustainable urban planning, low-carbon cities and zero-energy neighbourhoods;
· Offers an outline of renewable energy sources and low-carbon technologies and examples of their use;
· Establishes best practice by analysing and visualising project results, enabling project developers and cities to learn and replicate;
· Identifies barriers and points out lessons learnt, with the aim of finding better solutions for technology implementation and replication, and policy development;
· Provides recommendations to policy makers on support and policy actions needed to address market gaps
SCIS is a 3-year project that has started in November 2014. CEPS is leading Work Package 3 on Analysis and Recommendation.