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:
- Smart Renewables and closed-loop energy positive districts
- Smart Energy Management and Storage for Grid Flexibility
- Smart e-Mobility Sector
- City Innovation Platform (CIP)
- Citizen Engagement and Co-creation
In Gothenburg we are nine project partners:
The City of Gothenburg
Johanneberg Science Park
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
- Karin Weijdegård – Communication
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