Tallinn University of Technology

FinEst Centre for Smart Cities is currently running its third Smart City Challenge and throughout September we are collecting modern problems from cities what need smart solutions.

All researchers and developers are invited to a workshop on October 18th, where cities will provide more detailed background on the submitted issues.

All collected challenges are now available on Smart City Challenge homepage and we encourages everyone to familiarize themselves with them in advance and find those that match their research area.

The aim of this workshop is to introduce gathered city challenges and engage in discussions with researchers and developers, encouraging brainstorming and proposing the most relevant solutions.

We are expecting municipalities that have presented their challenges, as well as researchers and developers who want to participate in developing novel practical smart city solutions. 

Importantly, it’s possible to get acquainted with the collected city challenges before the workshop. All city challenges are shortly presented on the Smart City Challenge 2023 page and in details here.

In addition, we are delighted to have an inspirational speaker Tim Asperges from the City of Leuven, Belgium, who will share valuable insights into city planning challenges, the complexity of mobility and real-world examples of bold solutions.


As a result of the 2023/2024 round, FinEst centre for Smart Cities would like to implement:

  • 2 large pilot projects with a duration of 36 months and a budget of around 1.25M euros.
  • 2 mid-sized pilot projects with a duration of 24 months and a budget of around 822K euros.

Why participate in the Smart City Challenge?

  • Pilot development and piloting costs covered 100%
  • Test your research results in real cities
  • Develop an innovative solution with international market potential
  • Win from synergies from working in an interdisciplinary team
  • Get data for your long term research needs

More information about Smart City Challenge 2023

You can familiarize yourself with previously created smart city solutions HERE.