The ICT horizontal network (IKT_Hm) belongs under SRIP Smart Cities and Communities. It is defined as a set of enabling technologies and serves as support for all SRIP (Strategic Research Innovation Partnership) Smart Cities and Communities and SRIP verticals. IKT_Hm follows the vision of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia of making Slovenia a green reference country in digital Europe. The referentiality is realized through an exemplary model of collaboration between the business sector, science and the government in the introduction of modern digital solutions into people’s lives.