The IRIS Gothenburg demonstration site at Campus Johanneberg features a third generation living lab where residents are a committed part of researching and designing the housing of the future. Inaugurated in 2016, this unique environment to test sustainable living is a collaboration between the science park, Chalmers University and HSB Living Lab.
The European Innovation Partnership of Smart Cities (EIP-SCC) recently spoke with Utrecht digital strategist Pieter in ’t Hout and IRIS project coordinator Haye Folkertsma get insights on the city’s civic engagement practices. Here’s what they had to say:
“Citizen engagement is primordial to the IRIS project: Utrecht wants to be a socially inclusive city, with citizens in the driver’s seat. Only by means of co-creation with citizens, inclusive, user-driven city infrastructures and services can be achieved.
Trivector is one of nine IRIS partners in Gothenburg, and they will further develop and implement their mobility as a service ‘EC2B’ within the project. Now, IRIS solutions are already showing market promise, with EC2B has been developed further into its own company.
We are proud to announce the launch of the IRIS project within the framework of the European Commission Smart Cities and Communities (SCC) Lighthouse projects. IRIS was officially launched on the 1st of October 2017 and has received a total of 18 million € contribution funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program.