The aim is to develop innovation environments, activities and operations that promote carbon neutrality, digitalisation and other new technologies, such as innovations in the field of health and well-being. Learn more about the cities’ leading development themes.

Lead themes

In addition to the priority areas, the strengths of different cities are utilised in cooperation revolving around lead themes or projects, which receive separate funding. Lead projects are needed in order to support networks of areas of expertise and the emergence of comprehensive, internationally significant work: thematic cooperation brings together the resources of cities and promotes the sharing of good practices and international cooperation, such as international joint projects and investments.

In 2023, the first six InnoCities lead projects kicked off. More information about funding.