Project details



Rotterdam, Umea and Glasgow: Generating Exemplar Districts In Sustainable Energy Deployment

Start date: 01.11.2016

Duration: 60 months

Coordinator: City of Rotterdam

Budget: 19.51 M€


RUGGEDISED is a smart city project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. It brings together three lighthouse cities: Rotterdam, Glasgow and Umeå and three fellow cities: Brno, Gdansk and Parma to test, implement and accelerate the smart city model across Europe.

Working in partnership with businesses and research centres these six cities will demonstrate how to combine ICT, e-mobility and energy solutions to design smart, resilient cities for all. This means improving the quality of life of citizens, reducing the environmental impact of activities and creating a stimulating environment for sustainable economic development.

The project creates urban spaces powered affordable and clean energy. The overall aims are:
1. Improving the quality of life of the citizens, by offering the citizens a clean, safe, attractive, inclusive and affordable living environment.
2. Reducing the environmental impacts of activities, by achieving a significant reduction of CO2 emissions
3. Creating a stimulating environment for sustainable economic development.

List of achievements

The project publications are available here.

More information on the smart solutions here.


Contact person:
Address: City of Rotterdam