THE INTERREG PROJECT SMART-SPACE AIMS TO OVERCOME CURRENT BARRIERS THAT HAMPER THE UPTAKE OF HIGH ENERGY-SAVING SMART LIGHTING SYSTEMS IN MUNICIPALITIES TO ACHIEVE SIGNIFICANT CO2 REDUCTION ACROSS THE NWE.
Therefore, SMART-SPACE will bring together end-users (municipalities and citizens) and key innovation stakeholders (research institutes, SMEs, enterprises and associations) from NL, BE, FR and IE to jointly develop and implement an interoperable smart lighting system.
TU/e Intelligent Lighting Institute and TU/e Innovation Experts (LightHouse) are both partner in the project. The ILI-research is divided in 3 topics:
The ITEM group will investigate the REPLICATION POTENTIAL of the smart lighting solutions based on the identified use cases by analysing the potential in the pilot and follower cities and beyond. Replicable business models will be formulated, exhibiting suitable technical performance and high replication potential.
The ITEM group will also develop a TRANSITION ROADMAP with existing and upcoming solutions to address the identified use cases. Through a desk study on existing solutions and future opportunities in smart lighting enriched with interviews with experts in the field, a contribution will be made to the catalogue of smart lighting modules, including an assess of the impact of these solutions on energy consumption and CO2 emission.
The BPS group will investigate the IMPACT of the smart lighting system and EVALUATE the implementation process in the pilot cities. For this an evaluation method for assessing the perception of citizens and users is designed and assessment parameters are defined in line with the use cases. Then a base line measurement and impact assessment of the smart lighting solutions will be executed.
TU/e Innovation Experts is the project leader of all TU/e contributions (including those of the Intelligent Lighting Institute) and is WP leader of the work package on Long term Effects. They are task leader of the development of use cases in the four pilot cities. A series of workshops is planned to identify the stakeholders’ needs and requirements and develop use cases to address them. These needs and use cases will be the foundation of the functional requirements. Together with the companies Intemo and Spie, these will lead to the definition of the modules for the smart lighting system.
Partners and Co-financers
- Stad Oostende (Lead Partner)
- Stad Sint-Niklaas
- Stad Middelburg
- County of Tipperary
- Spie Infratechniek B.V.
- Intemo Special Products B.V.
- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
- Université de Picardie Jules Verne
- Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Inteligent Lighting Instituut
- Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Innovation Experts BV
- LUCI - Lighting Urban Community International
EU € 4.13 m. Total budget € 6.88 m.
Time Frame project:
2018 – 2021
EUSila Akman (ILI-BPS)
Project leader and participants
Dr. Madis Talmar
Swagata Chakraborthy (ILI-ITEM)
Evert van Loenen (ILI-BPS)
Marielle Aarts (ILI-BPS)
Sila Akman (IE)