Focus Area

New business models and trends

Cities provide essential support for new business models and trends such as the collaborative economy. Cities also recognise the potential impact of these models on urban policies and local competences. We aim to harness their full potential and channel the benefits, work together in a sustainable way and make sure all citizens will have access to these new opportunities. We support new business models both financially and practically, including through incubators, opening data for use by entrepreneurs, connecting stakeholders at local level through co-working spaces, acting as facilitators, and promoting fair competition, for example through procurement practices.


  • Looking for a Europe where electric vehicle charging is widespread, efficient and works for users? Look no further.

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  • By working together, cities and other public buyers can maximise their market power and impact, promoting the creation of new solutions more targeted to their needs.

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    Big Buyers for Climate and Environment

  • SHared automation Operating models for Worldwide adoption (SHOW) will test shared, connected and electrified automation in urban transport, to advance sustainable urban mobility.

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