Smart Solutions

The Smart Solutions Database gives access to a wide range of innovative practices adaptable to various local contexts.

Smart solutions list :


Offering a range of local housing as accommodation for tourists through a shared online platform, together with local produce and activities.

Country : Italy

Initial budget : 0 €


A not-for-profit, volunteer driven community project supporting remote working opportunities at local level in rural areas

Country : Ireland

Initial budget : 0 €


A small-scale physical installation that is fed with local food and garden waste to generate biogas energy for cooking and heating

Country : Sweden

Initial budget : 5,000 €


Users anywhere in the world can adopt an olive tree via the online platform, with the money raised being used at local level to recover abandoned olive groves.

Country : Spain

Initial budget : 80,000 €


Adapted village infrastructure, ICT tools and branding to become an ‘accessible village’ for people with disabilities as an engine for cultural, social and economic growth.

Country : Italy

Initial budget : 4,750,000 €


The project built up a comprehensive telecommunications network from optical fibre in the Raudanmaa village area to support existing businesses in the region, enable the emergence of new ones, and improve residents’ access to both public and private services.

Country : Finland

Initial budget : 399,160 €


A 10-day residency for 80 participants from different creative and professional backgrounds, focused on exploring ways to revive village identity and local territorial development.

Country : Italy

Initial budget : 22,000 €


Digital remote schooling for children in the village of Eskola (Finland), made possible through cooperation with the town of Lapinjärvi (500 km away from Eskola) through digital technology and local collaboration.

Country : Finland

Initial budget : 4,250 €


A production unit concept, elaborated in the field of bioeconomy, which integrates several state-of-the-art technologies: aquaponics; aquaculture; soil borehole heat pumps + solar panels; insect breeding, hydroponics.

Country : Hungary

Initial budget : 152,000 €


Returning land from private to communal ownership under a secure and permanent legal structure, supported by training and guidance to develop holistically sustainable communities.

Country : Finland

Initial budget : 2,100 €


Local farm products are packaged into one ‘Village in a box’ twice a year and sold to local consumers.

Country : Belgium – Flanders

Initial budget : 0 €


A community-led initiative enabling access to local produce through an open-source digital farmers-market platform – provided by the Open Food Network (OFN).

Country : Ireland

Initial budget : 7,400 €


Small-scale, community-owned solar energy park using locally sourced timber to support the photovoltaic panels.

Country : France

Initial budget : 220,000 €


The solution, which intends to find answers in the context of an ageing population, is based on communication between equipment for remote monitoring of elderly health (biomedical) parameters in a strict, comfortable and cost effectively way, allowing the early diagnosis and prevention of risk situations, as well as a more efficient management of care provision, in particular for those suffering from chronic illnesses, and an improvement in the response capacity of health units.

Country : Portugal

Initial budget : 40,000 €


Use of ICT technologies and specialised equipment in the Water System infrastructure of Kythera in order to monitor remotely the quality and quantity of the drinking water, to locate malfunctions and reduce losses.

Country : Greece

Initial budget : 1,891,577 €


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