mySMARTLife Cities Network

In order to spread the knowledge, we share the experiences made within the mySMARTLife demonstration cities, within our mySMARTLife Cities Network.

Cities from Europe and beyond have the chance to benefit directly from the mySMARTLife findings and to learn from the experience of the Lighthouse Cities by joining the mySMARTLife Cities Network. Together, they build up a strong network of cities to make their cities smarter and more sustainable.

The following 16 cities from Europe and beyond build up the mySMARTLife Cities Network:

  • Joensuu (Finland)
  • Almería (Spain)
  • Cork (Ireland)
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Szczecin (Poland)
  • Kartal (Turkey)
  • Funchal (Portugal)
  • Lappeenranta (Finland)
  • Torres Vedras (Portugal)
  • Cacak (Serbia)
  • Alba Iulia (Romania)
  • Mianyang (China)
  • Murcia (Spain)
  • Medellin (Colombia)
  • Malaga (Spain)
  • Kragujevac (Serbia)

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What are the technical topics for exchange?
  • Energy and Mobility sectors
  • Advanced Urban Planning: is an integrated approach of the planned city interventions on the basis of active citizen engagement in the decision-making process
  • Technologies in the energy and mobility sectors, together with a wide deployment of smart solutions, most of them based on ICTs

    • Very efficient districts
    • Integration of RES to energy supply
    • Advanced management of the urban energy infrastructures, integrating innovative storage technologies
    • New electro mobility solutions
    • Waste recovery systems
    • ICT
    • Urban Platforms
  • CO2 reduction → Measures that improve the air quality in smart cities
  • Knowledge Integration: How to integrate new technologies experts in your city?
  • Process to get smarter: Steps mySMARTLife cities followed to become smarter
  • Business and Environment
    Network Events
    The 1st mySMARTLife Cities Network Workshop (Helsinki)

    On 14th February 2018, the members of the mySMARTLife Cities Network gathered for the 1st mySMARTLife Cities Network Workshop in Helsinki with the aim of learning from each other to make their cities smarter and more sustainable. They discovered the actions in the Lighthouse and Follower Cities and exchanged their experiences in the domains of mobility, infrastructures, energy and non-technological actions such as citizen participation. The workshop revealed that the cities are facing similar challenges and that citizen involvement is at the core of smart cities actions to ensure a successful transition.

    The 2nd mySMARTLife Cities Network Workshop (Nantes)

    The 2nd mySMARTLife Cities Network Workshop took place on 6th March 2019, during the 5th mySMARTLife Periodic Meeting in Nantes. The Lighthouse Cities’ mobility, energy, ICT and non-tech oriented projects have been presented and discussed. Soon after, a study tour began. Participants had the chance to visit the Vertou Bus Technical Center (24m long e-bus, e-busway infrastructure) and the Technocampus Ocean Research Center (solar road, autonomous shuttle). At the end, the smart public lighting system of the City of Nantes has been introduced.


    The 3rd mySMARTLife Cities Network Workshop (Online)

    Due to the travel restrictions imposed by COVID-19, the 3rd mySMARTLife Cities Network Workshop did not take place in Hamburg as originally planned but online on 18th March 2020. At the start of the event, our Lighthouse Cities Nantes and Helsinki as well as our Follower Cities Palencia, Bydgoszcz and Rijeka gave insights into their current mobility situations, which was followed by a Q&A session. Thereupon, mobility in Hamburg came into focus while introducing the projects BSR Electric, SWITCHH, Cities4People, LUCIA and  HUBMOBILE. The event was completed by focusing on various mobility kiosks: Nantes Metropole presented its temporary and single axial bus lanes, Rome its electric car sharing (Share’n go) and  Bydgoszcz its mobility strategy which is influenced by 2050 CliMobCity.


    A series of webinars allows the stakeholders to learn about implementation of the mySMARTLife activities in the Lighthouse Cities and their replication in the Follower Cities. For further information on our webinars (date, topic, access link etc.) please visit our event calendar, follow us on social media or subscribe to our newsletter.

    Webinars that have already taken place:

    mySMARTLife Cities Network Secretariat

    Kathrin Eckerlin
    Phone +49 0711 123 4016