JRC launches call for expressions of interest to co-create living labs

JRC living labs

The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, is launching a call for expressions of interest to co-create living labs in two of its research sites in Ispra, Italy and Petten, the Netherlands for smart city solutions.

Living labs are a modern way of creating user-centred environments that enable innovation, co-creation and start-up development. 

Before putting new smart city technologies and applications into operation they need to be tested under real-life conditions in agile, controlled environments and interoperating with a multitude of ICT devices, systems and infrastructures, while dealing with regulatory and safety issues, including privacy and data protection, and a multitude of actors and stakeholders. 

The JRC is now opening two of its research campuses to third parties interested in c-ocreating Living Labs for two selected smart city application areas: transport and energy.

The two campuses effectively simulate urban environments given the large number of staff, buildings, roads and utilities on the two sites, combined with the scientific expertise in multiple disciplines, dedicated experimental facilities and high-speed communication networks.

The pilot call is open to public and private organisations - in particular small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups. 

To find out more information, including how to apply, visit https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/research-facility/living-labs-at-the-jrc/call-expression-interest-future-mobility-and-digital-energy-solutions