The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) is an initiative supported by the European Commission bringing together cities, industry, SMEs, banks, research and other smart city actors. It intends to: Improve citizens’ quality of life, Increase competitiveness of Europe’s industry and innovative SMEs, Make our cities more competitive and better places to live in, Share knowledge to prevent mistakes being repeated, Reach our energy and climate targets, Support you in fi nding the right partners and solutions It’s about achieving social, environmental and economic sustainability for our cities. The EIP-SCC consists of the High Level Group (supported by its Sherpa Group) and the Market Place. The High Level group and its sherpas are responsible for the Strategic Implementation Plan. The EIP-SCC Market Place has been designed for those who are active in the challenging area of Smart Cities and willing to know more about ongoing and foreseen activities throughout Europe.