POCITYF – a positive city transformation framework, towards smarter and greener cities

Project: EU project

Project Details


"POCITYF supports the Lighthouse cities of Evora (PT) and Alkmaar (NL) and their Fellow cities Granada (ES), Bari (ΙΤ), Celje (SI), Ujpest (HU), Ioannina (GR) and Hvidovre (DK) to address their urgent need to deliver positive energy blocks and districts in their cities, towards rendering their mixed urban environment (also including the case of cultural protected buildings) into cheaper, better accessible, healthier and more reliable. By demonstrating in overall 10 integrated solutions (ISs), comprising 73 individual innovative elements (technologies, tools, methods), rooted under existing City Information Platforms (CIPs), POCITYF quantifies their value, and connects interests of many different stakeholders in innovative business models, allowing for upscale and replication of those solutions in a form of a validated roadmap for sustainable cities across Europe and world-wide. To achieve this, POCITYF works along 4 Energy Transition Tracks (ETTs), encompassing the ISs according to the role each one serves for. ETT#1 focuses on the examination and application of ISs transforming existing and new building stock into Energy Positive, while ETT#2 focuses on the application of a) grid flexibility strategies and b) storage systems, supported by DSM platforms for optimizing energy flows to maximize self-consumption and reduce grid stress. ETT#3 with its merit of innovation offers the integration of e-Mobility to as well promote the decarbonisation of the mobility sector. The 3 ETTs under the coordination of ETT#4, which links existing CIPs with innovative apps and other instruments, offers inclusive and holistic services for interdisciplinary citizen engagement and co-creation of them with the city stakeholders and industry, towards the development of each city’s own bold city-vision up to 2050. Through POCITYF the two LHs will achieve a local RES penetration of 16.2 GWh/y, energy savings of 2.32 GWh/y and an emission reduction of 9,743 tons CO2eq/y within their districts."
Effective start/end date1/10/1930/09/24

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Fondazione iCons (Project partner)
  • betteries AMPS GmbH (Project partner)
  • Câmara Municipal de Évora (Project partner)
  • Center for Research Resources and Energy Consumption (Circe) (Project partner)
  • Budapest IV District Mayor's Office (Project partner)
  • European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA) (Project partner)
  • Inholland University of Applied Sciences (Project partner)
  • Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) (Project partner)
  • Elergone Energia Lda (Project partner)
  • IWIS Insulation Waterproofing Industrial Systems S.r.l. (Project partner)
  • Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) (Project partner)
  • N.V. HVC (Project partner)
  • Gemeente Alkmaar (Project partner)
  • Labelec - Estudos, Desenvolvimentos E Actividades Laboratoriais, S.A (Project partner) (lead)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) (Project partner)
  • ÉMI Nonprofit Kft. (Project partner)
  • Ioannina Municipality (Project partner)
  • Woningstichting “van ALCKMAER voor WONEN” (Project partner)
  • Parque do Alentejo de Ciência e Tecnologia (PACT) (Project partner)
  • Modelo Continente Hipermercados S.A. (Project partner)
  • Kimatica Ltd (Project partner)
  • Sonae MC - Serviços Partilhados, S.A. (Project partner)
  • Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology, and Science (INESC-TEC) (Project partner)
  • Ayuntamiento de Granada (Project partner)
  • European Green Cities ApS (Project partner)
  • Tegola Canadese S.p.A. (Project partner)
  • Universidade de Evora (Project partner)
  • Schneider Electric S.p.A. (Project partner)
  • RINA Consulting S.p.A. (Project partner)
  • Centre of Technology and Systems (UNINOVA-CTS) (Project partner)
  • Diputación de Granada (Project partner)
  • Connexxion Holding N.V. (Project partner)
  • enersis suisse AG (Project partner)
  • Comune di Bari (Project partner)
  • Stichting Woonwaard Noord-Kennemerland (Project partner)
  • Neroa B.V. (Project partner)
  • Hvidovre Municipality (Project partner)
  • Energy@Work Società Cooperativa a R.L. (Project partner)
  • Duurzaam Bouwloket B.V. (Project partner)
  • Agencia Provincial de la Energía Diputación Granada (Project partner)
  • University of Groningen (Project partner)
  • Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute (ZAG) (Project partner)
  • Municipality of Celje (Project partner)
  • Stichting New Energy Coalition (Project partner)
  • Onyx Solar (Project partner)
  • Ubiwhere Lda (Project partner)
  • DECSIS Sistemas de Informação S.A. (Project partner)
  • Alliander N.V. (Project partner)
  • Instituto de Tecnología de la Construcción (ITeC) (Project partner)

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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Funding category

  • EU-H2020


  • Smart cities
  • H2020-EU.3.3.
  • PEDs
  • Smart energy technology
  • H2020-EU.