IRIS - Smart Cities

Vy över Göteborg och Johanneberg. Copyright: Göteborgs Stad

IRIS is a five-year EU project starting 1 October 2017. Within IRIS, we will find and test new solutions for urban development within energy, mobility and ICT. In total, 43 players from 9 countries collaborate. Johanneberg Science Park coordinates the project on behalf of the City of Gothenburg.

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Urban environments strive harder and harder to become cleaner and more pleasant where the resources available are respected and used more efficiently. IRIS will focus on energy-positive areas, smart energy management and a smart e-mobility sector, an innovation platform for digital cities, residents involvement and co-creation.

IRIS is a Lighthouse project which consists of three European cities: Utrecht (Netherlands, project manager) and Nice (France) and we, Gothenburg, Sweden. In addition, four follow-up cities participate: Vaasa (FI) Alexandroupolis (GR) Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ES) and Focsani (RO).

Lighthouse cities have come a long way in sustainable commercial solutions in energy, mobility and ICT. The idea is that the follow-up cities will learn and be able to replicate the solutions.

The work in the IRIS project is organized around 16 solutions, grouped in five different Transition Tracks: 

  1. Smart Renewables and closed-loop energy positive districts
  2. Smart Energy Management and Storage for Grid Flexibility
  3. Smart e-Mobility Sector
  4. City Innovation Platform (CIP)
  5. Citizen Engagement and Co-creation

In Gothenburg we are nine project partners:

The City of Gothenburg
Johanneberg Science Park
Akademiska Hus
Chalmers
HSB 
Metry
Trivector
Tyréns
Riksbyggen
In addition, two partners participate in an overall level throughout the project: RISE and IMCG.

In Johanneberg Science Park we are a few people working with IRIS:

  • Eva Pavic – Site Manager Gothenburg
  • Björn Westling – WP Leader/Deputy Site Manager Gothenburg
  • Katarina Nordström – Communication

Here are all the IRIS project partners!
Read more: http://irissmartcities.eu/irissmartcities/ 

IRIS Map of Europe
 

5 Transition Tracks of IRIS

Co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union. Read more: https://ec.europa.eu/inea/en/horizon-2020/smart-cities-communities

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Eva Edman Pavic
Project Coordinator

Eva Edman Pavic

Björn Westling
Director of SME Relations

Björn Westling

Katarina Nordström
Communications Officer - SME Relations

Katarina Nordström