Integrated and replicable solutions
for co-creation in sustainable cities
The IRIS project supports the lighthouse cities of Utrecht (NL), Gothenburg (SE) and Nice Côte d’Azur (FR) and the follower cities Vaasa (FI), Alexandroupolis (GR), Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ES) and Focsani (RO) to meet their urgent needs to provide cheaper, more accessible, more reliable energy and mobility services in their cities and to contribute to a better and more sustainable urban quality of life.
By demonstrating intelligent solutions that integrate energy, mobility and ICTs, anchored in a City Innovation Platform, IRIS quantifies their value and connects the interests of many stakeholders to innovative business models, enabling replication of integrated solutions for sustainable cities across Europe and globally.
To do this, IRIS is working on five Transition Tracks based on common challenges, encompassing 16 integrated solutions that cities can combine according to their characteristics and specific neighborhood needs.
- Transition Tracks 1, 2 and 3 aim to improve energy efficiency and maximize network flexibility by balancing supply and demand dynamically, using second life batteries and V2G storage to enable renewable energy generation and deployment of e-cars and e-buses.
- Transition Track 4 supports this through data sharing, a common architecture, the use of standards and governance practices that accelerate innovation, standardization and the implementation of affordable smart applications.
- Transition Track 5 integrates the interdisciplinary engagement and co-creation of citizens in Tracks 1-4, linking the needs of end-users with those of other stakeholders, to further support innovative business models.
The expected impacts of IRIS are an open innovation ecosystem that motivates citizens to act as prosumers; more effective urban planning and governance of integrated solutions; the exploitation of validated innovative business models based on multi-stakeholder collaboration; more stable, safer and more affordable energy and mobility services for citizens, with improved air quality.
Strategic Activity Area
(september 2017 – september 2022)
The project will end in :
IMREDD has started installing photovoltaic panels on the roof of its new building, which now has a completion rate of around 80%.
Engie Cofely, new partner of the local consortium of the European project IRIS, organized this Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 a Kick Off to present the various missions and objectives of the team carrying the energy renovation project, led by Alexis TAWFIK.
Discover the new video introducing the IRIS project. As we strive to become smarter, the daily reality can be quite different… Infrastructure is struggling to keep up with demand. Air quality is associated to 500,000 premature deaths a year in Europe. Climate change is multiplying heat waves and citizens often feel left out of decisions […]