• 31 Jul 2018

    Financing your local climate and mobility plans: A new matchmaking platform

    You are wondering how to finance your local climate and mobility plans? You are looking for an opportunity to get in touch with banks and investors to help you fund local energy and smart city projects?

    The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities matchmaking platform will help you do just that!

    Together with financial players and experts, you will have the opportunity to discuss practical issues your city is facing in developing energy projects, and to find adequate support and funding.

    An event dedicated to this matchmaking tool will take on 9 October 2018 (tbc) - during the European Week of Regions and Cities, in Brussels.

    You can sign up for this support at eu-smartcities.eu/matchmaking, or by emailing matchmaking@eu-smartcities.eu.

    This initiative is supported by the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities Marketplace (EIP-SCC Marketplace) and the Covenant of Mayors - Europe, in the shared belief that bringing public and private actors together will generate opportunities for cooperation, innovation and investment in smart and sustainable solutions.

    What is the key to developing smart city projects, and to financing small-scale projects in both large and small municipalities? This is a major concern in our communities. In this context, the Covenant of Mayors - Europe and EIP-SCC are committed to supporting the development of bankable sustainable solutions:

    sharing experiences and ready-to-implement solutions

    tackling common difficulties

    discussing the opportunities to finance projects with investors/financiers.