URBAN TECH Horizon 2020

Project title

„URBAN TECH - Value chain innovations in emerging Health Tech, Smart City and Greentech industries addressing the challenges of a smart urban environment”.

Project founded under Horizon 2020 (H2020-EU.2.3., H2020-EU., Call for proposal: H2020-INNOSUP-2020-01-two-stage,Topic: INNOSUP-01-2018-2020 Cluster facilitated projects for new industrial value chains.

Contact person

Anna Zielińska
+48 603 700 010
Project partners:

Civitta Eesti AS – Estonia (Lead partner),Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol – Estonia, Turku Science Park – Finland, Vasteras Science Park – Sweden, Kaunas Science and Technology Park – Lithuania, Technology Park Ljubljana Ltd – Slovenia, Cyber Forum EV – Germany, Energiesparverband OberosterreichSPO – Austria, ZWI Zentrum fur Wissens- und Innovationstransfer GmbH – Austria, Pomeranian Special Economic Zone (Gdańsk Science and Technology Park) – Poland, GLOBAZ S.A. – Portugal.


Developing and increasing the competitiveness of European SMEs and start-ups through market launch of new or significantly improved products and services with higher value (with higher quality, increased access, eco-innovative, resource efficient and internationally scalable). In long term (strategic goal), the project aims to innovate and increase the competitiveness of the European Health Tech, Green Tech and Smart City industries globally.

Value proposition:
  • Offering innovative solutions to cross-sectoral and cross-border challenges, either public or private.
  • Bringing together different stakeholders of the industry value-chain to cooperate and innovate together.
  • Supporting SMEs and start-ups in scaling their solutions and products globally.

  • 300 clustered challenges from 9 countries and beyond;
  • Online Open Space, based on Virtual Library of Challenges structured around Health Tech, Greentech and Smart City industries;
  • 320 collaborative innovation ideas for solutions by SMEs selected for industry hackathons through Open Call;
  • 16 international industry hackathons, resulting in 80 cross-border and cross-sectoral innovation projects selected for incubation and 1st stage of support (in total, max up to 10 350 €);
  • ~30 projects selected for 2nd stage support (20-30 k €) for large scale testing and demonstration to deliver minimal viable products (MPVs);
  • 20 projects selected for Going Global stage support (up to 14 k €);
  • 20 tested and demonstrated products, partnerships and further public & private funding attracted through project business development and going global support in 3-5 years.

Overall budget: 5 269 616,25 EUR

EU contribution: 4 973 328,75 EUR

Implementation period: 01.09.2021 – 31.08.2024
urban tech about the project

  Accelerating innovation in Health Tech,
Smart City and Greentech
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