Project News

Posted: 23 Feb 2021

A report launched by the IRIS Smart Cities initiative outlines key EU financing mechanisms and provides guidance on how to identify suitable opportunities, approach funders and access resources. The objective is to build the capacity of local governments and service providers who intend to deploy innovations –from better heating systems to car-sharing platforms.

Posted: 11 Feb 2021

In order to nudge the residents of its new apartment building towards a more sustainable lifestyle, Swedish housing company Riksbyggen made the bold choice to not offer them any private parking spaces. Instead, they were offered a comfortable alternative through a new mobility concept, developed within the IRIS Smart Cities project.

Posted: 14 Dec 2020

On February 4th 2021 (09:00-11:00 AM CET) you are cordially invited to join the IRIS webinar on Smart City Business Modelling. In this webinar, we will present the Smart City Business Model Canvas and illustrate how the canvas can be used to map out and analyse the business model of two Mobility as a Service solutions currently being demonstrated in the IRIS project.

Posted: 04 Dec 2020

he IRIS factsheet on Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) presents the experiences from the project’s Lighthouse Cities Utrecht, Nice and Gothenburg that installed stationary electricity storage at district and building level. New Lithium-Ion batteries and 2nd life batteries are used in buildings in Nice and Gothenburg, as well as in the Kanaleneiland-Zuid district in Utrecht.