mySMARTLife 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)




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 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 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.



    A webinar series allows others to learn about the implementation of the mySMARTLife activities in the Lighthouse Cities and the replication activities in the Follower Cities. For further information on our webinars, please subscribe to our newsletter for a regular update.

    The next webinar:

    A city-to-city capacity building webinar will take place on the 29th of April, 2019 (1:00pm-2:00pm CEST). It is an initiative organised within the framework of the mySMARTLife project. Within the project, three European cities acting as the Lighthouse Cities (Nantes, Hamburg, Helsinki) and the three Follower Cities (Bydgoszcz, Rijeka, Palencia) share their expertise on the smart, sustainable urban transformation. The aim is to help the Follower Cities build their capacities to eventually set up their own urban transformation strategies.

    The webinar covers the following:

    • What is “capacity building”?
    • How do we deal with capacity building in mySMARTLife?
    • How to assure the highest transferability rate of best practices, technical solutions and business models among interested cities?

    Content has been prepared and will be delivered by representatives of CARTIF Technology Centre (Spain), the City of Hamburg (Germany), the City of Helsinki (Finland) and the City of Nantes (France).


    Webinars that have already taken place:

    • First mySMARTLife Webinar on "Citizen Engagement" (04.06.2018)
    mySMARTLife City Network Secretariat

    Piotr Kalbarczyk
    Phone +49 0711 123 4053