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Climate Fund’s initiative on Smart Cities

Smart cities initiative launches and supports innovative city projects, that are focused on demonstration. Communities and Cities in Austria are important partners for the transformation of energy systems in behalf of climate protection. The Smart City Initiative contributes to the Austrian government’s climate – and energy-strategy and supports the Austrian communities and their citizens to participate actively in the energy system. Through the Smart Cities initiative urban innovations become lively and visible.

Mission Statement                 

The goals for all provisions of the Smart Initiative are guiding to bring sustainable city development to effect on all levels:

#1: To support the Austrian cities and communities on their way to a "zero emission city“

#2: To establish and push on urban energy transformation in Austrian cities and communities as holistic process

#3: To provide know – how on Smart Cities for learning processes of city actors and enhance capacities in city and municipal governments  

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The funding programme Smart Cities Demo – Living Urban Innovation

‘Smart Cities Demo’ positions itself as systemic integrative funding programme with an experimental aspect under consideration of municipal and regional decision – makers. (Cities as testbed).

Beginning in 2018 a five year perspective for integrative system - comprehensive topics was developed, considering the embedment in regional context in the following six action fields: 

I.      Energy supply & energy use

II.     Building stock & new construction

III.    The exchange of goods and services

IV.    City ecology & climate – change adaptions

V.     Settlement structure & mobility

VI.    Communication & networking

All projects are meant to contribute to one of the following three programme goals:

1.     To lead research findings into practice

2.     To create spaces for experimentation in real cities

3.     To generate additional communal benefits


status december 2018

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