Demonstration Reinvention Engagement Adhesion Mobilization


· C O N T E X T ·

This website refers to DREAM Smart Cities project application for funding
under H2020 Smart Cities & Communities Lighthouse call
[LC-SC3-SCC-1-2018-2019-2020] of April 5, 2018.

· C O N C E P T ·

4 policies, subdivided into 15 measures, have been set to achieve the proposed objectives.

DREAM policies:
* Technology
* Digitalization
* City
* People

Policies act as a catalyst, accelerating the process of transformation in cities around 12 challenges.
The policies and measures defined, along with DREAM solutions that will be demonstrated, will act on the urban challenges of cities, generating urban value.

By generating urban value, return on investment in the city is expected, thus establishing a basis of attractiveness for replication.
One of the objectives of DREAM is to facilitate and accelerate the process of marketing the innovative technologies that will be demonstrated.

The strategy is described
in 4 key words:
* Validation
* Scale-up
* Elimination of barriers
* Insertion into innovation chains
SURE-Plan (Sustainable Urban REnovation Plan):
* Designed to optimize the use of "smart financing" mechanisms for smart buildings in investments in energy efficiency in buildings;
* Oriented to respond to the rules of engagement of the new financial instruments. These may be from private sources or the European Investment Bank's "Smart Finance for Smart Buildings" initiative;
* It seeks to prepare actions, in particular based on the knowledge gained from the demonstrations in the Lighthouse cities, to make investments in energy efficiency projects in residential buildings and services attractive to investors (private and institutional).

· D R E A M  C I T I E S ·

Located in northern Portugal
150.000 inhabitants

Its historic town centre is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001, in recognition for being an "exceptionally well-preserved and authentic example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town" in Europe. In 2012, Guimaraes was European Capital of Culture In 2013 the city of Guimarães has joined Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, submitting a SEAP that was approved by the Committee in 2014. In 2016 Guimarães achieved the 2020 targets of 20% reduction of CO2. The city commits in reducing polluting emissions of carbon dioxide by 40% by 2030. In 2017 Guimarães was awarded the ECOXXI – Most Sustainable Municipality award in Portugal.

Capital of Lithuania
574.221 inhabitants

Its historic town centre is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994. In 2009, Vilnius was European Capital of Culture. Almost half of the city is covered by green areas, such as parks and public gardens; thirty lakes and sixteen rivers cover 2.1% of Vilnius' area. In 2012 the city of Vilnius has joined Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, submitting a SEAP that was approved by the Committee in 2013, with the overall CO₂ emission reduction target of 26%. Vilnius ranked first on European Innovation Scoreboard positive variation over last 5 years.

City & seaport in north-eastern Italy
208.825 inhabitants

The city of Trieste was nominated European Capital of Science 2020 and will organize EuroScience Open Forum 2020, the most important pan-European event focused on science, technology, society and politics. In 20XX the city of Trieste has joined Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, submitting a SEAP that was approved by the Committee in 2014, that directs public and private actions to 20% reduction of CO2, and 20% increase of energy production from renewable sources. The City of Trieste is a partner in ongoing projects, e.g. H2020 Civitas PORTIS and Clusters 2.0 project, co-funded by the H2020 Programme.
Located in the northern side of Greece
325.182 inhabitants

Thessaloniki, was named European Youth Capital in 2014 and European Capital of Culture in 1997. Numerous examples of Byzantine and early Christian architecture within the city have been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage. In 20XX the city of Thessaloniki has joined Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, submitting a SEAP that was approved by the Committee in 20XX.
Capital city of Timiș County
319.279 inhabitants

In September 2016, Timişoara was selected as the European Capital of Culture for 2021. In 2010, Timisoara has been committed to the European Covenant of Mayors and it approved a Sustainable Energy Action Plan in 2014. Romania has the 3rd highest geothermal potential of European nations with major potential locations on the Western Plain, where Timisoara is situated. Timişoara is home to year-round musical and theatrical performances, art galleries, museums and a buzzing nightlife.
Second-largest city in Ukraine
1.439.036 inhabitants

Kharkiv is the second biggest educational centre in Ukraine. The city is also one of the largest industrial centres of Ukraine with large machine-building and metalworking plants, as well as enterprises of power engineering, electrical industry, chemical industry. In 2016, Kharkiv have committed to sustainable climate and energy development, by joining the Covenant of Mayors
Small city in southwestern Slovenia
25.319 inhabitants

The city's Port of Koper, the only Slovenian port, is the major contributor to the economy of the eponymous city municipality. It provides port and logistics services. It represents a stronger link in the logistics chain connecting Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Far East. One of the important factors that differs the Municipality of Koper from other public bodies in Slovenia is its interdisciplinary approach with cross-cutting activities: synergies are being used in numerous activities that combine the promotion of social inclusion with different projects for the support of SMEs, youth programs and event management with tourism.


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The Smart Urban District is a clearly delineated geographical zone allowing that the measurements of in and out can easily be compared before and after the project.

The size of the defined district allows deployment of smart measures in a concentrated area that make possible the interaction between the different buildings to be studied.

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Increase of energy efficiency and decrease of final energy consumption per capita.


Open access to the large amount of data generated and collected by cities.


Strengthening of CO2-free modes and increasing the share of public transport.


Modulation of urban micro climate to make urban districts more comfortable and environmental friendly.


Energy efficiency measures and promotion of renewable energy in buildings, facilities and public services, moving towards zero-energy buildings.


Strengthening of health-promoting condition of life and health literacy of all population groups and safeguarding of medical care at the highest level.


Advanced and enhanced management, care, control, security and safety of public realm allow citizens and urban communities to fully enjoy their common living space.


New-economy oriented urban entrepreneurship, business, creativity, work and production models.


Fully exploiting the positive impacts and externalities of education, training and community


Social support and fully integration of citizens.

· S M A R T  S O L U T I O N S ·

The technological solutions that will be demonstrated present a level of technological readiness (TRL) between 7-9.

. TRL 7 - Demonstration of the system prototype in an operating environment
. TRL 8 – Complete and qualified system
. TRL 9 – System approved in series production environment

   Innovative technology, integration, solution (TRL7 to TRL9)
   Aligned applicable under the scope of city plans for retrofitting, new buildings and urban renewal
   Impacting relevant in adding value to bold CO2 reduction goals (considering 2050 decarbonisation goal)
   Efficient with a positive life cycle balance and better efficiency than competing solutions
   Sensible clearly within the road-map for energy transition
   Breakthrough beyond current standards / set to be a new standard / special regulatory environment
   Pro-active able to be part of pro-active energy management environment
   Sizable with a sensitive scale for implementation under the urban district scope
   Renewable in line with a full orientation to full integration of renewables (priority for self-consumption)
   Scalable expandable concept / considering replication
   Open implementation co-created with other DREAM Consortium partners namely technology institutes
   Urban friendly sensitive as a contribution for high urban Environment standard (namely air-quality)
   Replicable delivered with blue print implementation model / oriented to high relative impacts
   Integrated with significant integration, interoperability potential (namely considering the block concept)
   Digital benefiting of a big-data environment, integrated data management and digitalization
   Observable operating under open data monitoring process / allowing third party open data sourcing
   Credible available data for evidence of foreseen impacts (from pilots)
   Viable open to be implemented, installed with local partners and stakeholders
   Researchable open to be researched for development of models’ part of the replication’s “blue prints”
   Sharable able to be part of a cross project cooperation process
   Durable implementation to stay over technology life-time
   Interlinkable able to be part of “positive energy blocks” / as part of a turn-key solution or plan
   Applicable aligned with the objective of maximizing conditions compatibility (namely, diversity of cities)

· I M P A C T S ·

Meeting EU climate mitigation and adaptation goals and national and/or local energy, air quality and climate targets;
Significantly increased share of renewable energies;
Significantly increased share of waste heat recovery;
Appropriate storage solution and their integration into the energy system;
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
Significantly improved energy efficiency;
Significantly improved level of optimized self-consumption;
Significantly improved level of reduced curtailment;
Increased uptake of e-mobility solutions;
Improved air quality.

· W O R K P L A N ·

WP1 Coordination

Ensures a sound management and coordination.

WP2 Model

Pre-engineering activities and aimed at designing a Smart City model blue print.

WP3 Guimarães

Lighthouse City of Guimarães development of positive-energy block.

WP4 Vilnius

Lighthouse City of Vilnius development of positive-energy block.

WP5 Replication

Communication with the EIB for replication financing under SURE Plan.

WP6 Market

Aimed at giving Smart City solutions a market (on DREAM and others) within global vendors catalogue.

WP7 Knowledge

Aimed at delivering the necessary big data and modelling basis for knowledge-based replication.

WP8 Communication

Ensure citizens’ cultural innovation towards sustainability need to secure Smart Cities a future.

WP9 Cooperation

The WP9 aims to collaborate with SCIS and EIP-SCC and bilaterally with projects.

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City of Guimarães
City of Vilnius

City of Trieste
City of Thessaloniki
City of Timisoara
City of Koper
City of Kharkiv

City of Krakow
City of Bialystok
City of Belgrade
City of Bratislava
City of Dubrovnik
City of Maribor
City of Weimar
City of Tel Aviv
City of Batumi
City of Piatra Neamt
City of Daugavpils
City of Viciebsk
City of Szarvas
City of Yerevan
City of Chișinău

Climate Alliance
Smart Technology Cluster

EDP Distribuição Energia SA
SONAE Investment
Altice Labs
IrRADIARE, Science for Evolution
LPK, Lithuanian Industry Conf.
Lithuanian Construction Assoc.
DST InnovPoint

University of Minho
Vilnius Gediminas Tech. Univ.
AUTH Thessaloniki
NAMEK Kharkiv
Bauhaus University of Weimar

Siemens SA
Siemens LT
Schneider LT
EFACEC Energia
LEI, Lithuanian Energy Institute
Digital construction
Fraunhofer IAO

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