Explore, Shape & Deal

Marketplace General Assembly

16 - 17 May 2019 - Brussels, Belgium

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About the General Assembly


The EIP partnership is now in its 8th year and has built a large community of Smart City stakeholders that are focused on the unique contexts of European cities.

The 2019 General Assembly will be held on 16-17 May in Brussels continuing the focus on moving to scale adoption of smart city solutions – towards the target of at least € 1 billion and involving 300 cities by the end of 2019.

The 2019 General Assembly will bring the EIP-SCC community together, with the EU's Horizon 2020 ‘Lighthouse’ (SCC01) programmes, and other relevant EU-funded smart city initiatives.

The event continues the progressive support to the “Explore, Shape, Deal” discussions that were introduced in 2018, to help building a pipeline of bankable smart city solutions.

In this context, it will also feature panel discussions of Cities, Investors, and Industry, to reflect on the suggested 21-point action plan in the “Towards a Joint Investment Programme for EU Smart Cities” white paper, which seeks to support the above-mentioned market uptake.

Mission & Roadmap to Investment in EU Smart Cities 

In addition, the event will also help familiarising with the very likely City Mission under the forthcoming next EU Framework Programme: Horizon Europe.

The EIP-SCC and its partnering initiatives are very well placed to support the achievement of that mission and stakeholders are invited to familiarise with the idea, as firstly expressed in the 'Mazzucato Report'.

Finally, participants from all sectors will have the opportunity to learn more about the ~20 EIP initiatives, the EIP-SCC's very own projects, and how they can engage.



See and learn what's next

The Explore Zone will equip you with vital knowledge to move forward with your projects.

Attendees have open access to the Knowledge Wall, Project Stands and Community Meetup Zone.


Shape your project and action plans

The Shape thematic working groups will deepen your knowledge and give you insights from experts.

You will be able to reserve a seat in advance to participate to your favourite working groups.


Create relations and opportunities

The Deal discussions give you the opportunity to create relations within your financial counterpart.

Attendees can qualify by creating an account on the EIP-SCC Matchmaking Platform.


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Confirmed Speakers

Speakers appear alphabetically.

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On the Agenda


The General Assembly 2019 serves as a catalyst for those who want to contribute to the social and economic sustainability of our cities. It provided an opportunity for participants to join the conversation, exchange ideas, learn what's working (and what's not) and build relationships with other smart city stakeholders.

Interested in what happened last year? the outcomes of the EIP-SCC Marketplace General Assembly 2018 can be consulted here:

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Getting there


The General Assembly will take place in the heart of Brussels, a stone throw from the European Headquarters. The Albert Hall Complex is an "Art Deco" Complex where History meets Modernity. The venue is easy to reach from the inner ring around the city centre, accessible by public transport and car.


Venue Address: Albert Hall Complex, entrance via Avenue Eudore Pirmez 9, 1040 Brussels, Belgium. Important to note that the Entrance to the event is situated on avenue Eudore Pirmez, and not Chaussée de Wavre. The building and its surroundings can be viewed here via Google Street View.

More information on nearby public transportation stops and nearby hotels, can be found on the map below.