Braga Selected for European Commission’s Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC)

Braga has been chosen as one of the 100 cities participating in the Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) by the European Commission. This selection highlights the city’s commitment to innovation, mobility, and quality of life, aligning with our vision for a smarter and greener future.

July, 2023 – Braga, a historic city in northern Portugal, has recently emerged as one of the shining stars in intelligent cities. With its rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture, and a strong focus on technological innovation, Braga has positioned itself as a frontrunner in the European Commission’s Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC).

Braga’s inclusion in the ICC is a testament to the city’s commitment to embracing digital innovation and leveraging technology to create a smarter, more sustainable urban environment. The city has made significant strides in various domains, including smart mobility, sustainable energy, and citizen engagement. Being selected as one of the 100 cities in the Intelligent Cities Challenge is a prestigious recognition and a responsibility for Braga. The city is now part of a vibrant network of like-minded European municipalities, exchanging best practices, sharing knowledge, and collaborating on common challenges.

Pedro Moreira, Head of Transport Authority and Mobility Management Unit at Município de Braga Smart Cities , highlights that the ICC will provide Braga with valuable resources, best practices, and support to enhance its sustainable urban development efforts. Leveraging data, smart mobility, and citizen engagement, aim to shape a better future for their community.

European Commission’s Intelligent Cities Challenges

The Intelligent Cities Challenge is a Commission initiative that supports European cities to move towards transforming their economies to be green and digital. It helps European cities simultaneously tackle the power of cutting-edge technologies as they improve their economic competitiveness, social resilience and citizens’ quality of life. These communities will begin their two-year journeys through Local Green Deals to establish an effective strategy and creative solutions to position the city at the forefront of the green and digital twin shift.

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Stay tuned for updates on their journey as they embark on this exciting endeavour!