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RUGGEDISED recommits to scaling up smart solutions through European partnership

18 August 2021

The new SCALE partnership’s first event, taking place on the 1st and 2nd of July 2021, was used to underscore Lighthouse projects re-commitment to the Smart Cities Manifesto. In addition, it was a Joint event representing four H2020 Lighthouse smart city projects — Smarter Together, Replicate, Sharing Cities and SmartEnCity — that have recently ended or are about to.

The two-day event, with participation from a number of senior representatives from smart city projects, city governments, financiers, industry and the European Commission, was full of presentations, fruitful discussions, inspirational keynotes, knowledge sharing and joint recommendations.

Throughout the 16 sessions, the Lighthouse projects and SCALE showcased how parties should work together to make all of Europe climate neutral by 2050, discussed what kind of financing would be necessary for future innovative projects, highlighted joint collaboration, and took on board recommendations for the replication of solutions in more and more cities across Europe.

New Manifesto of collaboration

With the knowledge that working together is key to becoming a smart city, RUGGEDISED joined its 17 sister projects from the H2020 Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse initiatives to sign a renewed Manifesto of Collaboration. The Manifesto had projects dedicate themselves to scaling up their pilots and to helping other cities implement innovative solutions in Europe.

The four projects that are ending hosted a thematic session broadcast from their respective studios in the Lighthouse cities of Sonderbog (DK), San Sebastián (ES), London (UK) and Lyon (FR).

The two-day conference was the first large event organized by the SCALE initiative. SCALE is a city-led initiative that provides extensive, long-term support for cities and projects involved in the H2020 Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse Group (SCC-LG). SCALE was created with the aim to serve as a unifying element: networking and connecting all Lighthouse projects that are trying to improve their overall performance, in addition to enhancing the significance of the SSC-LG Group.

If you were unable to attend some of the sessions you can visit SCALE’s YouTube account. You can also stay in touch with its activities and upcoming events on social media: Twitter or LinkedIn.