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 date1/10/1730/09/23

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Valencia City (Project partner) (lead)
  • Fundación de la Comunitat Valenciana para la Promoción Estratégica, el Desarrollo y la Innovación Urbana (Project partner)
  • WiTraC Comunicaciones Inteligentes SL. (Project partner)
  • Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) (Project partner)
  • ETRA Investigación y Desarrollo S.A. (Project partner)
  • Instituto Tecnológico de la Energía (ITE) (Project partner)
  • KVELOCE I+D+i (Project partner)
  • Dresden city (Project partner)
  • DREWAG - Stadtwerke Dresden GmbH (Project partner)
  • Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG (DVB) (Project partner)
  • Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) (Project partner)
  • Antalya Metropolitan Municipality (Project partner)
  • Sampas Bilisim Ve Iletisim Sistemleri Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. (Project partner)
  • Sürdürülebilir Enerji ve İnşaat Sanayi Ticaret Limited Şirketi (Project partner)
  • Antepe Insaat Ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi (ANP) (Project partner)
  • Trafik Araştırma Yönetim Simülasyon İnşaat Müşavirlik Proje ve Ticaret Anonim Şirket (TAYSIM) (Project partner)
  • Akdeniz University (Project partner)
  • CARTIF Technology Center (Project partner)
  • Bocconi University (UBIEFE) (Project partner)
  • Fondazione iCons (Project partner)
  • Tecnalia Research & Innovation (TRI) (Project partner)
  • Herzliya Municipality (Project partner)
  • Ostend City (Project partner)
  • Skopje City (Project partner)
  • Kerava City (Project partner)
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
  • Wohnbau Nordwest GmbH

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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.