Italy to allocate EUR 65 mln to smart city projects

Friday 11 March 2016 | 09:50 CET | News

Italy's Ministry for Economic Development (MiSE) has announced that an initial budget of EUR 65 million will be made available for innovative smart city projects. In a statement, Mise said industry minister Federica Guidi had given the go-ahead to the first series of projects to be implemented by the Ministry for Economic Development of Smart Cities. The projects will focus on promoting connected infrastructure and energy efficiency services in urban areas and launching large-scale pre-commercial tenders in response to the most innovative needs of local governments.

In the coming days, the ministry will consult with private operators in the sectors of IT, energy and telecommunications before drawing up guidelines for the upcoming smart city projects.

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