Catalyst for Sustainable Cities

The project that transforms the challenges of the Cities of the Future into opportunities for innovation

The CityCatalyst project aims to provide Portuguese cities with new technological solutions and innovative services, becoming a reference stage for cities worldwide

Project structure

Built around different R&D lines, pioneers in the concept of Smart and Sustainable Cities, CityCatalyst considers the implementation of a set of demonstrators in the Portuguese cities of Porto, Aveiro, Guimarães, Famalicão and Cascais.

The role of ICTs in the sustainable growth of cities

The global Smart Cities market is growing exponentially. Technologies such as 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) have contributed to the urban services improvement of efficiency, especially in terms of energy, mobility, security, privacy and environmental sustainability.


CityCatalyst in response to the challenges of tomorrow’s cities