Directorate General Joint Research Centre as living lab for future urban ecosystems



June 18th, 14h00 – 17h30

Résidence Palace (Brussels)

Directorate General Joint Research Centre

as Living Lab for future urban ecosystems

The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, is now opening two of its research campuses to third parties interested in co-creating Living Labs in the smart city application areas of energy and mobility.

The two campuses - located in Ispra, Italy and Petten, The Netherlands will simulate urban-like environments with an engaged staff community, buildings, roads and utilities, with dedicated experimental facilities and high-speed communication networks.

At the JRC campuses, public and private organisations will have the opportunity to test their innovative solutions in a safe and secure environment and benefit from mentoring in view of future deployment and commercialisation.

At the stand, the JRC will offer information about an open call for expression of interest, to which interested organisations can apply and submit proposals for participation in JRC’s living labs.

The stand will be the occasion to discuss with living lab practitioners, policy makers, research organisations and businesses, the benefits of a living lab at the JRC as an instrument for furnishing evidence for policy, for providing testbeds for the Commission Services and private / public R&D organisations, and for connecting with the stakeholders of the smart city movement.