Call for Proposals - Smart Cities and Communities FP7-SMARTCITIES-2013 Closed!


The aim is to develop and validate methodologies and tools to enable Distribution System Operators (DSOs) to take on new roles and evolve existing roles required by the increased number and volume of distributed energy resources connected to distribution networks. An important new role is observing and balancing of variable renewable generation and loads with decentralized flexible generation, active demand and local storage. It may also require congestion management and the provision of ancillary services. Network operationsand grid maintenance will need to be upgraded. Further roles include short- and long-term forecasting and long-term planning. The methods and tools should have a wide applicability in European contexts for both urban and rural areas.


Theme 3 – Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

  • FP7-ICT-2013.1.4 A reliable, smart and secure Internet of  Things for Smart Cities
  • FP7-ICT-2013.6.2 Data Centres in an energy-efficient and environmental friendly Internet FP7-ICT-2013.6.4 Optimising Energy Systems in Smart Cities
  • FP7-ICT-2013.6.6 Integrated personal mobility for smart cities

Theme 5 – Energy Area

Energy.7.1: Development of Inter-Active Distribution Energy Networks

  • Topic ENERGY.2013.7.1.1: Development and validation of methods and tools for network integration of distributed renewable resources

Area Energy 7.3: Cross Cutting Issues and Technologies

  • Topic ENERGY.2013.7.3.1: Planning rules for linking electric vehicles (EV) to distributed energy resources
  • Topic ENERGY.2013.7.3.2: Enhanced interoperability and conformance testing methods and tools for interaction between grid infrastructure and electric vehicles

Area ENERGY.8.8: Smart Cities and Communities

  • Topic ENERGY.2013.8.8.1: Demonstration of optimised energy systems for high performance-energy districts

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 209,00 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 04 December 2012 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call Fiche FP7-SMARTCITIES-2013 (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Work Programme 2013 - Cooperation (Work programme)
  • Call - Smart Cities and Communities (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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