The EIP-SCC Marketplace

MATCHMAKING

Connecting urban project promoters and financiers

 
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EIP-SCC MARKETPLACE MATCHMAKING

An opportunity for urban project promoters and financiers to connect.

As urban populations swell, infrastructure needs mount and budget constraints loom, cities and their citizens need help to move urgent civic improvement projects forward. We have expanded our activities to matchmaking: an opportunity for cities and the private sector to connect with financiers around specific project discussions. It is our aim to bridge the gap of access to finance, and to build the connections between the various players needed for projects to happen.

This online platform was launched in May 2018 and facilitates these urban project promoters and financiers to connect online, in order to facilitate meaningful connections to happen offline. We are regularly organising events with coordinated meetings between those who submit projects and the financiers - the next one will take place in Barcelona during the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) on 14 November 2018 (more details below).

     

After two rounds of successful matchmaking events in the last four months, the EIP-SCC Marketplace is organising the next session on 14 November 2018 during the Smart City Expo World Congress.

The Matchmaking Event on 14 November is free of charge. Qualified matchmaking event participants who will meet with financiers will be provided with a 50% discount voucher for SCEWC Visitor Passes.

To participate you can respond to the current Call for Interest by submitting a project. Click here to start.

The text of the Call for Interest is available here.

You start by creating an account on the platform. Register as a user by clicking here.

If you have done this for a previous event please wait until we send you a reactivation link by email. Should you encounter any problem with this, please contact our support staff at matchmaking@eu-smartcities.eu.

Looking for the sign-in page? Click here.

Meetings will be organised between members who submit a project and the financier community. Our experience shows that talking to financiers and building connections with the other market players accelerates the path to making projects happen. The next Matchmaking event will take place in Barcelona during the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) on 14 November 2018.

“Towards a Joint Investment Programme for European Smart Cities” refreshes the intentions of the Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) that was the founding paper for the EIP-SCC. The paper’s objective is to stimulate a constructive and informed dialogue that will help build investor and broader market confidence in smart city projects and ultimately accelerating their implementation at scale. It suggests several ways in which interested parties can take purposeful action.

   

Need support?

The Matchmaking team is happy to support you to complete the journey of signing up, submitting a project, improving your submission and connecting with financiers and urban project promoters.

Contact us at matchmaking@eu-smartcities.eu.