Intelligent Cities Challenge – ICC

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The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) is a 2.5 year programme (until 2023) that builds on the successful Digital Cities Challenge of 2017/2019. The ICC is part of a wider EU support system contributing to a European Green Deal, an economy that works for the people and the transition of European cities into the Digital Age. 

ICC Team of the City of Corfu
Meropi – Spyridoula Ydraiou
Meropi – Spyridoula Ydraiou

Mayor of the Municipality of Central Corfu and the Diapontian Islands

Panagiota Tzanne
Panagiota Tzanne

City Project Manager - Deputy Mayor of European Affairs, Development and e-Governance

Victor Dimoulis
Victor Dimoulis

Assistant City Project Manager - Scientific Advisor to the Mayor

Prof. Markos Avlonitis
Prof. Markos Avlonitis

Local Ecosystem Advisor 1 - Associate Professor in the Department of Informatics of the Ionian University of Corfu

Mr Ioannis Metallinos
Mr Ioannis Metallinos

Local Ecosystem Advisor 2 - Civil Engineer and elected President of the Executive Committee of Technical Chamber of Greece – Department of Corfu

The 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge is a programme that can turn city ambitions into reality and by the end of the programme, cities should expect to not only be transformed with regard to their use of intelligent and advanced technologies, but to gain long-term smart eco-friendly sustainable growth as well, thus improving the quality of life and fostering new opportunities for citizens. 

For this reason the ICC will also provide cities with strategies for circular economy, renewable energy solutions, and green mobility while simultaneously aspiring to the simplification of people’s lives through e-government and digitizing public services to make cities fit for the European Digital Age. 

This specific programme requires that the cities deliver “quick wins” in the first 6 months, followed by larger projects that result in a measurable improvement in city life, especially concerning the following City goals: 

City goal 1 – Waste management and circular economy 

City goal 2 – e-Government and digitizing public services 

City goal 3 – Smart and green mobility and transport 

City goal 4 – Scaling up renewable energy solutions and energy-efficiency



Community conventions – for action over talk

Regular gathering of an EU-wide ecosystem to compare performance; hear from world class speakers, receive targeted training; celebrate city success and commit to shared action: procurement, common standards or shaping marketplaces. 

Mentoring to form partnerships – at home and abroad

We will get 1-on-1 guidance from the most innovative mentor cities in the EU, who can inspire participants on their journey. We will also interact also with global participants, to learn, trade ideas and create new markets. 

Expert advice tailored to our city

Expert advice tailored to the city. Regional specialists will deliver a programme based on the collective expert experience of over 100 smart city strategies, tailored to the biggest thematic issues for a city – be it circular economy, energy, mobility, green manufacturing or other local priorities.


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