MAximizing the UPscaling and replication potential of high level urban transformation strategies

Project: EU project

Project Details


MAtchUP project aims at strengthening the planning processes for urban transformation, consolidating the benefits of deploying large scale demonstration projects of innovative technologies in the energy, mobility and ICT sectors, by means of substantially improved models for replication and upscaling, based on impacts evaluation, and ensuring the bankability of the solutions by means of innovative business models, which lead to achieve
real deployment further than the pilots carried out in the lighthouse cities. With this, it is sought a high penetration of the validated technologies in those cities less prepared to adopt very innovative solutions and formalize it in a standard commitment, accompanied by capacity building strategies, to guarantee at least medium term implementation.
VTT leads the WP on Technical, Social and Economic Evaluation of the 140 smart city solutions implemented in three lighthouse cities, i.e. Valencia, Dresden and Antalya. In addition, it is involved in other project activities. It supports follower city Kerava in replicating the project demonstrations and leads a task on collaboration with other smart city initiatives.

Layman's description

This research demonstration and innovation project aims at bringing close-to-market smart city technologies, services and innovations in real urban environment and test them with feedback from users - citizens and other city and business stakeholders. Around 140 solutions are implemented during five years and their impacts are evaluated. The technical solutions mainly relate to energy, transport and ICT while other solutions address citizen engagement, political strategies and business opportunities. These solutions are implemented in Valencia (Spain), Dresden (Germany) and Antalya (Turkey) while Ostend (Belgium), Herzliya (Israel), Skopje (FYROM) and Kerava (Finland) will prepare startegies and plans for later implementation. It is a large international collaborative project with 28 partner organisations from 8 countries, representing cities, research, businesses, authorities and associations. The project lasts 5 years and received 17,420,000 € EU funding.
Effective start/end date1/10/1730/09/22

Funding category

  • EU-H2020


  • smart cities
  • citizens
  • city challenges
  • urban transformation
  • demonstration
  • evaluation
  • integrated planning
  • upscaling
  • replication
  • lighthouse cities
  • follower cities
  • ICT
  • energy
  • mobility
  • H2020-EU.3.3.
  • H2020-EU.3.3.1.


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