European Testing and Experimentation Facility (TEF) for AI and Robotics for Smart Cities and Communities

Project Details

Description delivers a European Artificial Intelligence Testing and Experimentation Facility (AI TEF) for Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities (SSCC). The consortium brings together world-leading TEF capabilities around the three themes POWER, MOVE and CONNECT, as three “super nodes” Nordic, Central and South with satellites and sub-nodes located across 11 countries the European Union. Building on established initiatives such as the Living-in.EU efforts and the Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms, and projects such as OrganiCity (testing and Experimentation Facility for Smart Cities and Communities) and SynchroniCity (Large-scale pilot for AI and IoT in Smart Cities and Communities), leverages the best available experience and expertise in Europe, and in the world. The solid and broad co-funding is secured from public and private sources, with tight linking to EU and Member State initiatives. And after the project period of five years, a clear business plan will be developed from strategic and technical perspectives, aligned with the needs of cities and communities in Europe.
Effective start/end date01/01/202331/12/2027

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Spaces
  • Energy
  • Robotics
  • urban energy infrastructure
  • smart cities


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