IntelCities is an integrated RTD project funded from EU FP6 through the IST Programme. It brings together 18 cities, led by Manchester and Siena, with 20 ICT companies including Nokia, Microsoft and CISCO and 36 research groups to pool advanced knowledge and experience of electronic government, planning systems and citizen participation from across Europe.
On August 22, 2005, the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) will begin accepting nominations for its annual Top Seven Intelligent Communities of the Year listing. The Intelligent Community Forum has been presenting its Top Seven list since 2000. Once again, the 2006 Top Seven will be announced
Top intelligent cities and regions for 2005, selected by the Intelligent Community Forum for their achievements in the field of innovation and broadband infrastructure development present a variety of profiles and trajectories: