IRIS is a HORIZON 2020 EU funded project beginning October 2017 for a duration of five years.
The project has been developed around three lighthouse cities – Utrecht (The Netherlands, coordinator), Nice (France), and Gothenburg (Sweden) – who will work as collaborators and test-beds for follower cities Vaasa (Finland), Alexandroupolis (Greece), Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) and Focsani (Romania).
Each city will draw upon a mix of universities and research organisations, local authorities, innovation agencies and private expertise to accelerate entire communities to adopt ambitious energy, mobility and ICT initiatives.
Over five years ago, in 2017, a large group of people from all over Europe embarked upon an innovation journey to make their cities more sustainable and improve the quality of life of their fellow citizens.
On the 8 and 9 March, the IRIS Smart Cities project partners and friends gathered at Johanneberg Science park in Gothenburg Sweden for a final celebration of the five and a half year long project.
The City of Gothenburg showed how using digital platforms for dialogue with citizens could benefit urban planning by using Minecraft – a popular video game that allows players to build and explore virtual worlds. They are now developing a methodology that can be used in other cities around Europe.
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