Urban Europe funding for urban development

Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe is offering companies and organisations interested in urban development a magnificent opportunity to join European research cooperation. The third application round for projects opened recently.
Application period: Mon 15.12.2014 - Tue 17.03.2015

With a focus on innovation, the application process involves 12 countries and is funded by the European Commission to the tune of about € 26 M, aiming at new, smart, user-centred solutions in energy, transport, information technology, and smart governance. The four main themes of the application process are:

  • Smart integrated urban energy and transport systems
  • Smart tools and services for integrated urban energy and transport systems
  • Smart data, big data
  • Smart governance and smart citizens

The application period for the first phase of the international application process ends on 17 March 2015 and the application period for the second phase ends on 15 September 2015. Projects recommended for funding by the international evaluation panel will be asked to produce national applications in December 2015 and decisions on funding will be made according to national practices. A consortium of projects must have partners from at least three countries.

More detailed information on the application process can be found on the website of JPI Urban Europe:

Finland's funding emphasises innovations and companies are the main target group for Tekes. Tekes can also provide funding for cities. Funding for public research is possible according to a joint project model, and the project must include corporate partners from Finland.

Further information

Ilmari Absetz, Tekes, ilmari.absetz(at)tekes.fi, tel. +358 50 5577 837
Jarmo Heinonen, RYM Oy, jarmo.heinonen(at)rym.fi, tel. +358 50 467 1432