The European Union’s EIP-SCC Marketplace, a key initiative for achieving social and economic sustainability in cities across Europe, brought it’s 2018 General Assembly to Sofia, Bulgaria, on the 27th and the 28th of June.
During this year’s event an onsite matchmaking programme designed to stimulate investment in civic improvements made its debut, bringing city and industry representatives seeking support for projects together with motivated investors. There were also advanced technologies on display in the Exhibition Hall, which showcased how smart solutions could improve lives and livelihoods.
The REPLICATE project’s coordinator, Fomento San Sebastián, represented the project in the meeting, accompanied by other sister projects, as well as public officials and members of the private sector, to discuss, put forward and share best practices, Smart City Trends and success stories. In order to support the project’s development and accelerate investments in the Smart City panorama, the event wias be structured in three main thematic areas: Explore, Shape and Deal.