Smart Development

Projects in this sector aim at: 

  • Enhancement of investment in skills and innovation promoting Education. Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) activities
  • Enhancing access, use and quality of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 
  • Urban development and reclamation/re-development of marginal areas (urban renewal and regeneration of districts, enhancing urban conservation and cultural heritage, leisure and recreational potential, and combatting social exclusion), with an impact as well on adjacent areas 
  • Enhancement of health care activities 
  • Promoting smart specialization and smart cities with a view to sustainable development 
  • Developing and implementing best-practice tools, methodologies and case-studies in the above domains


 Typical projects in this sector 

  • Construction and rehabilitation of educational and research infrastructures using new and emerging technologies 
  • Development of science and technological parks, open innovation infrastructures 
  • Research of new materials at the macro-scale, micro-scale and nano-scale  
  • Extension of broadband coverage in urban and rural areas 
  • Development of public e-Services projects (e-Health, e-Government, e-Procurement etc.) 
  • Preparation of urban development projects with potential catalytic effect for further urban renewal and regeneration including cultural and recreational facilities e.g. parks and public spaces, theatres, museums and other cultural centres and sports facilities infrastructures; social housing projects  
  • Construction, rehabilitation, modernisation of hospital infrastructure, promotion of health care research activities
  • Smart city integrated project


 Selected Highlights

  • Research Infrastructure University of Rijeka Campus (Croatia) 
  • ELI – Extreme Light Infrastructure (Hungary, Czech Republic and Romania) 
  • Project preparation support for Technology Parks Initiative (Bulgaria) 
  • Warsaw: Centre for Preclinical and Technological Research (Poland) 
  • Croatian centre for advanced materials and nanotechnology (Croatia)  
  • Methodological support for the preparation of projects in the ICT sector (Hungary) 
  • Internet for Mazovia (Poland) 
  • Estonian National Museum (Estonia) 
  • Development of Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital infrastructure (Latvia)  
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