French newspaper Le Monde opens its Smart Cities Innovation Awards 'Les Prix de l’innovation' to European cities and beyond!

  • cooperation
  • culture
  • economy
  • environment
  • knowledge society
  • mobility

How will the cities of the future look like? How innovation can benefit cities’ inhabitants, while respecting citizens’ privacy and including the whole population? What new services will allow to progress in the energetic transition and the circular economy?

For the third year in a row, Le Monde is willing to reward the best urban innovations happening in France, Europe and beyond.
The jury, composed of academics, urbanists, architects as well as experts from the private sector, public companies and NGOs, will examine 6 categories of project :
  • Civic participation
  • Housing
  • Energy
  • Mobility
  • Cultural action
  • Urban innovation (social innovation or circular economy)

Winning projects in each category will receive € 1 000 and an article on Le Monde. In addition, one project will be awarded with the Jury Prize (€ 2 000).


Deadlines for applications :

25 February 2018 : European projects
13 May 2018 : projects outside Europe
Applications must be submitted on Le Monde Agorize online platform:
Follow the competition on Twitter @lemonde_cities