Over the coming months, the new Smart Cities Study 2023 will be released. It is entitled “Cities as innovation ecosystems contributing to the achievement of the SDGs”.

The Smart Cities Study 2023 focuses on cities as innovation-driven ecosystems; spaces of collaboration, creativity, and innovation where pilot projects are generated in response to social and economic challenges in society.  These projects drive R&D&I from a public-private perspective and contribute to the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Study is approached with a global and transversal focus on the axes of growth and transformation of a smart city. Its objectives are:

  • To visualise the current situation and the main trends in the axes of smart cities at local level.
  • Show success stories (good practices) that can serve as a reference for other cities to advance in the concept of “Smart City”.
  • Identify the main barriers and key enablers that can have an impact on the development of smart cities.
  • Link the good practices shown in each of the six axes at local level, in their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals defined in the 2030 Agenda.