Objectives & Ambition

The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) brings together cities, industry and citizens to improve urban life through more sustainable integrated solutions, including applied innovation, better planning, a more participatory approach, higher energy efficiency, better transport solutions, intelligent use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). IRIS project is strongly committed to actively participate in the  6 ‘Action Clusters’  set by the EIP-SCC’s, therefore all of the Action Cluster’s objectives are targeted in the project, and the IRIS Lighthouse cities are all active participants in the Action Clusters.

To achieve this, a number of specific objectives have been formulated, as outlined below:

  1. Demonstrate solutions at district scale integrating smart homes and buildings, smart renewables and closed-loop energy positive districts
  2. Demonstrate smart energy management and storage solutions targeting Grid flexibility
  3. Demonstrate integrated urban mobility solutions increasing the use of environmentally-friendly alternative fuels, creating new opportunities for collective mobility and lead to a decreased environmental impact
  4. Demonstrate the integration of the latest generation ICT solutions with existing city platforms over open and standardized interfaces enabling the exchange of data for the development of new innovative services
  5. Demonstrate active citizen engagement solutions providing an enabling environment for citizens to participate in co-creation, decision making, planning and problem solving with the Smart Cities
  6. Put in practice bankable business models over proposed integrated solutions, tested to reduce technical and financial risks for investors guaranteeing replicability at EU scale
  7. Strengthening the links and active cooperation between cities in a large number of Member States with a large coverage of cities with different size, geography, climate zones and economical situations
  8. Measure and validate the demonstration results after a 3-years large-scale demonstration at district scale within 3 highly innovative EU cities
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