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Join the Sustainable Cities Climate Impact Challenge!

EIT Digital and EIT Climate-KIC are running a Sustainable Cities Climate Impact Challenge for European cities to identify impactful and innovative projects which seek to decarbonise transport in cities and accelerate the take-up of active, shared, collective and/or electric mobility.

The challenge is sponsored by FedEx, seeking to deliver a more sustainable future by scaling innovative solutions to reduce pollution, noise, and congestion in the world’s fastest growing cities. This project tends to support the transition to cleaner, greener, and smarter mobility, in line with the objectives of the European Green Deal, Urban Mobility Framework and the EU Cities Mission.

Cities in EU Member States, Horizon Europe Associated Countries, the United Kingdom and Switzerland (with a population of at least 25 000) are eligible to apply. The Challenge aims to work with two or three eligible cities. Each city challenge selected will be granted between USD 50 000 and USD 75 000 depending on the total number of proposals selected in the call. However, the maximum award per project will not exceed USD 75 000. 

Call timeline

3 October 2022 Call opens
13 November 2022 (23.00 CET) Call closes
November and December 2022 Evaluation of proposals
December 2022 Successful applicants notified
January 2023 Projects start
30 June 2023 Projects present their results/interim results 


For any questions, please contact the EIT Digital project lead: Jyrki Karasvirta