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City of the future – Second Call


Funding for new technologies which helps to create a greener and more energy-efficient life and work, transport and production in cities as well as to facilitate life and make it more affordable. A total budget of EUR 3 million. Rate of funding of max. 80 %. Amount of funding of max. EUR 2 million. Submission until 29.01.2015.

On the 29th of September 2014 the BMVIT started the second call of its FTI programme “City of the Future” (budget of EUR 3 million), which considers a variety of topics.

Building on the experience of the programme “House of the Future” and the first call “City of the Future”, 5 with energy related topics will be put out for tender in a second step. Additionally 4 R&D services for specific topics will be funded.


  • Energy-oriented urban planning
  • Development of innovative business models
  • Development of technology for optimizing and modernizing buildings
  • Demonstration buildings
  • Technologies for urban energy systems

R&D services

  • Metrological investigation
  • Overview of low-tech buildings
  • Smart energy services
  • Energy-efficient electrical devices within the context of a city of the future

In order to support the innovation stages of technology development, the programme “City of the Future” of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is being handled in cooperation with aws. This makes it possible to also support the market transition next to research and development phases as well as implement investment-related measures and offer a closed support system for innovation.

Programme objectives

Considering the ongoing climate change, the development of a sustainable energy system is a central issue of the Austrian R&D policy. The Austrian energy research pursues the following overall objectives:

  • Sustainable energy system
  • Reduction of climate impact
  • Increase of competitiveness
  • Increase of R&D quality

Distinction Smart Cities Demo

While the parallel running programme “Smart Cities Demo” focuses on overall urban demonstration and implementation projects, the research and technology programme “City of the Future” focuses on the exploration and development of new technologies, technological (sub-) systems and urban services for the city of the future.

Eligible costs:

  • Staff costs
  • Costs for use of R&D infrastructure
  • Material costs
  • Third-party costs (should not be more than 20 % of the total costs per partner)
  • Travel expenses

Submission deadline:

29.09.2014 - 29.01.2015

Funding rate:

  • Feasibility studies: 50 - 80 %
  • Individual project IF: 45 - 70 %
  • Cooperative R&D project: 35 - 80 %

Amount of funding:

  • Feasibility studies: maximum of EUR 200.000,-
  • Individual project IF: maximum of EUR 2 million
  • Cooperative R&D project: maximum of EUR 2 million

For more information please don't hesitate to contact our expert Mr. Mag. Jerzy Kucharko (+43 (1) 533 10 90 21 or jerzy.kucharko@m27.eu).