The living lab for testing digital energy solutions is a multi-stakeholder community at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission located in Ispra (Italy) - 2,500 staff, and Petten (NL) - 250 staff, committed to improving the use of energy across the whole site. This is achieved through the combination of a successful staff engagement methodology and the deployment of smart energy innovative technologies. We bring together colleagues with an interest in energy in their work environment and external partners who have new technology to offer, with the objective to work out effective solutions for improved sustainability and better quality of life within the site.
Technology providers, selected from an open call, have the unique possibility to come and test their ideas on our site and use our exclusive facilities. JRC colleagues become active users who give feedback and help co-constructing real case solutions.
Stakeholders' engagement, data visualization, modeling and analysis, IoT prototyping, gamification, smart-city context, LoRa connectivity.
The DES-lab can offer expertise in the following fields:
- User engagement (organization of co-design workshops, public consultations, focus groups, etc.)
- Mapping of JRC internal expertise and relative redirection in case of relevance (e.g. test of electric mobility devices, interoperability tests, etc.)
- Identification of potential technology standards
Laboratories for testing interoperability of smart grids (Ispra) and smart home (Petten) components.
Laboratory for testing electromagnetic compatibility and immunity of electric vehicles and charging stations (Ispra).
Organizations / Companies willing to collaborate with the JRC Living Lab can apply to a call for expression of interest available at: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/research-facility/living-labs-at-the-j
Participation in the living lab is free of charge but only available to partners chosen by us via our own call process.