Horizon 2020 - European Commission;
Pillar: Societal Challenges;
Type of action: IA Innovation action;
Deadline model: single stage.

The aim of ‘Dream’ project is to demonstrate solutions at district scale integrating smart homes and buildings, smart grids, energy storage, electric vehicles and smart charging infrastructures as well as latest generation ICT platforms which must be based on open specification.

The goal is to facilitate a successful transformation towards intelligent, user-driven and demand-oriented city infrastructures and services.


DREAM is designed with the aim of reaching a social, environmental and economic sustainable development. Therefore, it attempts to identify, develop and deploy replicable, balanced and integrated solutions. The main objectives are related to viewing the city as the physical environment for an urban lifelong experience, reviewing its importance as a creative, cultural, public, social and adaptive space; a place of self-expression - an open city for the future. DREAM’s concept matches a vision of combining the common ambition of a better future to a immense range of diversified the city contexts in Europe, regarding their cultural values.

The Urban ICT Platform strategy is aimed at orienting the selection, combination, integration, implementation and deployment of ICT solutions for improved planning management, control and maintenance of physical urban infrastructures and operational technologies in buildings, energy and transport, and that enable better services for individuals and businesses.

Developing an effective and sustainable energy policy is one of the most important concerns of the European Union. Dependence on energy imports, rising global demand and scarcity of fuel, price rising, climate change and pollution are the main challenges that the EU and cities have to face. With these premises, it is evident that a long term strategy to tackle long-term global energy problems is required.

Vehicles are an essential element for transport and mobility of people and goods. In order to accomplish the objectives in terms of pollutant emissions and increase the air and noise quality in cities, electric vehicles play an important role. This type of clean vehicles is already available but still reinforcement measures should be taken in order to increase the uptake of electric vehicles for public and private transport and for people and goods.

Partner Cities

Transformative projects

DREAM is characterized by factors of innovation, creativity, projection and success, particularly in relation to its three main pillars: Energy, Mobility and ICT. DREAM business models respond to global and citizen-driven challenges, contributing to the creation of resilient communities. It is aimed at addressing challenges supporting business innovation in order to develop transformative actions in a fast changing world and consequently deploying in real-time innovative and ICT integrated solutions. Ways of achieving replicable and integrated solutions in the energy and mobility sectors through ICT solutions and business models are designed in order to transform cities into smart, sustainable, environmentally friendly and energy-efficient surroundings.


100% renewable supply on long term; with renewable resources, natural and artificialized; elements that can produce what they spend, directly or indirectly.


Make the use of public realm an exciting part of the modern and future urban adventure and managing it as the actual community “living room” and the common yard to be used, shared, fruited and discovered by all in a permanent urban safari-like experience.


Resilient adaptation to climate changes; climate change as a solution; modulation of the urban environment.


Resource conservation; water natural cycle reintegration.


Participative urban dynamics; city as continuously daily livable space.


Proximity and participation of citizens in innovative solutions for the city; open and accessible knowledge; dissemination interfaces through public space.


Reduce levels of air and noise pollution; motion as a form of energy production; interconnected and articulated mobility.

Data (ICT)

Governance and services efficiency; direct and informal participation; urban real-time management platform.


Incentives and scale-up of small ideas; coordination and articulation of different ideas and products; articulation of work spaces with city dynamics.


Property ownership as an asset; reutilization of renewable resources; housing for all.


Waste management efficiency; coordination and articulation of individual waste production and pick-up.


Participation promoting inclusion; urban space for all, equality.