oPEN Lab: transition to Positive Energy Neighbourhoods project

In the oPEN Lab project, 33 partners from 7 countries collaborate to revitalize urban areas across Europe. They aim to lead the transition to Positive Energy Neighbourhoods in three living labs located in the cities of Genk (BE), Pamplona (ES), and Tartu (EE).

The aim of the oPEN Lab is to identify replicable, commercially viable solution packages enabling the achievement of positive energy neighborhoods within existing urban contexts. It also aims to test these technologies and package as an integrated solution at neighborhood scale. Emphasis will also be placed on a user driven and participatory approach within the neighborhoods, aiming towards co-creation.

In the oPEN Lab, IBS plays a central role, tasked with coordinating communication and engagement within the Tartu Living Lab. This involves leading the local engagement working group and collaborating with other partners to explore social innovation and technology acceptance. Furthermore, IBS takes on the role of coordinating the artwork project and managing the procurement of the smart home system for the renovated apartment buildings in the Tartu Living Lab. Through these multifaceted responsibilities, IBS contributes significantly to the success and innovation of the project.

Read more about the project on the project webpage.

oPEN Lab