SME4SMARTCITIES
Mediterranean SME working together to make cities smarter

About the project

As cities continue to grow, so is the number of challenges they are facing. Environmental, economic or social emerging issues call for new and unproven urban solutions. The increasing need for urban innovation will result in the development of a significant number of smart cities initiatives, creating new business opportunities for Mediterranean SMEs. If we want our cities to be efficiently managed and more livable for communities, public authorities and SMEs have to work together to come up with the best technological solutions. SME4SMARTCITIES will make this collaboration possible by reinforcing the capacities of  Mediterranean cities and SMEs. On the one the hand, the project will help cities to be the front-runners of innovation, in particular through the use of Public Procurement of Innovative solutions. On the other hand, the project will support Mediterranean SMEs in order to guarantee that their products and services meet the expectations and needs of smart cities. 

Key information

SME4SMARTCITIES
Mediterranean SME working together to make cities smarter
A.1 Business and SMEs development
A.1.2 Euro-Mediterranean economic clusters
Spain, Italy, Israel, Palestine, Jordan

Financial data

2.4 million
Total budget
2.1 million
EU contribution
%
10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

7
Partners
5
Countries
4
Technical outputs

Project duration

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What will be improved?

The development of new products and services will generate “ready to deploy” solutions to address smart cities challenges while creating business opportunities for SMEs. As a result of the project, the collaboration between cities and SMEs will be enhanced through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreements towards a more sustainable, efficient and smart urban growth.

Who will benefit?

  • 50 SMEs supported 
  • 6 Mediterranean cities  and 50 of their civil servants 
  • Business support organisations, clusters, business associations, universities and R&D centers
  • Local urban communities benefitting from the implementation of new smart initiatives
     

Expected achievements

  • 1 training programme dedicated to support SMEs in entering the smart cities solutions market 
  • 1 platform for providing consultancy services to SMEs in idea generation, concept definition, concept development, market testing and access to new markets 
  • 1 co-creation, co-innovation programme to foster cooperation among Mediterranean SMEs
  • 5 Smart Cities solutions (innovative and technological products and/or services for improving the cities answers to the urban challenges they face) developed and tested 
     
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SME4SMARTCITIES au “Greencities and S-Moving Forum” de Malaga en Espagne

Le projet SME4SMARTCITIES a eu l'occasion d'assister à cet événement à une époque où les développements et les innovations des villes intelligentes sont cruciaux pou…

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[SME4SMARTCITIES] A snapshot of smart city development in boosting economies of the Mediterranean

Smart city development is recently gaining a lot of traction not just as a mere policy alternative but rather a crucial economic strategy fo…

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[SME4SMARTCITIES] The Smart City Expo World Congress creates this year an event adapted to the COVID-19 context

Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), the leading international event on cities and smart urban solutions, will present this year a virtua…

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SME4SMARTCITIES: what are the main challenges faced by Mediterranean cities

What are the main challenges faced by cities across the Mediterranean, the solutions they are applying and the state of innovative and green procurement required to address th…

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SME4SMARTCITIES highlighted by TESIM as a flagship project in the field of Open Innovation

TESIM highlights SME4SMARTCITIES as a flagship project of Open Innovation in its entrepreneurship and innovation project portfolio.

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[SME4SMARTCITIES] Pôles d'innovation numérique pour des villes durables et intelligentes

CEEIM (Espagne), en tant que chef de file de SME4SMARTCITIES, a participé à un événement sur la plate-forme thématique S3 (Stratégie de spécialisation intelligente) pour les b…

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The 2nd Steering Committee Meeting of SME4SMARTCITIES has been celebrated with the participation of all the partners of the project

This meeting was meant to take place in Israel but the COVID-19 crisis has turned it into virtual, hoping…

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03 June 2020
Municipal Resilience during Crisis - Kfar Saba's Municipality Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

How can municipalities maintain resilience during crisis? This is how the Israeli municipality of Kfar Saba, partner of the SME4SMARTCITIES …

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01 June 2020
Can smart cities win the fight against COVID-19?

The pandemic has emphasized the importance of e-government and e-health services, online education, remote work, etc. and the need to drive investment in innovative smart city technologies.

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11 May 2020
[SME4SMARTCITIES] COVID-19: good city practices

The Intelligent Cities Challenge has launched an online platform to share cities' good practices in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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07 May 2020
Call for interest: Auditor Procurement | SME4SMARTCITIES

The deadline for submitting bids is the 29th of May 2020.

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07 April 2020
SME4SMARTCITIES launches survey on main challenges faced by Mediterranean cities

The survey aims to assess the potential for collaboration between municipalities and businesses to promote smart innovation, urban well-being and sustainability.

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27 December 2019
Developing innovative solutions for Mediterranean smart cities: launching of the SME4SMARTCITIES project

The project will enhance the capacities of SMEs to enter the growing market of smart cities.

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13 November 2019
SME4SMARTCITIES at SMAU GENOVA 2019

FILSE presents SME4SMARTCITIES project during the SMAU Roadshow, the circuit of the national and international innovation ecosystems, together with Liguria Region and Liguria International.

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12 November 2019
Málaga's SMEs start getting involved in SME4SMARTCITIES

Bic Euronova presented the SME4SMARTCITIES project during thesecond meeting for collaboration in International Projects organized together by the Smart City Cluster.