Smart City demo projects as defined by the Smart Cities Initiative of the climate fund are measured against the following criteria:

  • Sustainable greenhouse gas balance
  • Use of the latest technologies with high resource and energy efficiency
  • Intelligent and system-oriented solutions to optimize energy systems (optimal use of renewable energy and maximum system efficiency with simultaneous consideration of cost-effectiveness and quality of care)
  • Modal split: distribution of transport volumes over various transport connections where soft mobility and public transport are preferable to private motorized transport
  • Social and organizational innovations through clear incorporation of users for chances of realization through the early involvement of investors making significant contribution to environmental sustainability