Launch of a European Project OpenLab - Leading the transition to positive energy neighbourhoods
On 20th of October the OpenLab project will officially launch with an event held at Thor Park, Genk (Belgium). At this event you will be introduced to the project’s unique demonstration sites in Pamplona (ES), Tartu (EE) and Genk (BE) These living labs will emerge as innovation hot-spots, testing and validating innovation processes, technologies and services in real-life communities and settings during the duration of the project and beyond.
For more information and registration please visit the event webpage. Everyone is welcome to join the public kick-off meetings with presentations from the European Commission representatives and key figures from the energy sector.
OpenLab is a project which will run from October 2021 until March 2026. 33 partners are working on the project with the common aim of identifying replicable, commercially viable solution packages enabling the achievement of positive energy neighbourhoods within existing urban contexts that are seamlessly integrated into the local energy system as an active micro-energy hub, and to test these technologies and package as an integrated solution at neighbourhood scale.
Three open innovation living labs in the cities of Genk (BE), Pamplona (ES) and Tartu (EE) will test combinations of different close-to-market ready technologies and services and study their performance as a unique operating system.