DIT welcomes Dublin Living Lab initiative

Dublin Living Lab secures membership of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL).

14 July 2014:    Dublin is now on the map of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) - a community of Living Labs that aims to create a dynamic European innovation system. 

The Dublin Living Lab, under the auspices of The Green Way, will support companies in pre-commercial testing of new technology or services in the clean-tech sector.  Access to a collection of public infrastructure - buildings, networks (energy, water, transport) and street lighting owned, operated and managed by members and Founders of The Green Way* - allows innovators to test in a real environment.  Potential consumers try out the technology or service and give feedback, thus helping to shape the new products, services and processes. This co-creation drives innovation and enhances productivity.


Welcoming the announcement on behalf of DIT, President of Dublin Institute of Technology, Professor Brian Norton said:  Joining the European network of Living Labs (ENOLL) places Dublin in a global ecosystem of innovators. At DIT we have a strong track record in innovation and R&D, and membership of ENoLL will allow us to share our experience.  It also allows us to learn from global experts in the emerging thematics of smart cities and cleantech. In addition to sharing knowledge we are committed to collaborating with innovators who wish to test new technology or services at our new campus at Grangegorman, ultimately supporting Irish organisations to generate job opportunities.” 

Professor Norton added, “DIT is partnering with Dublin City Council (DCC) on a Horizon 2020 Smart Cities Project. The purpose of this project is to better understand convergence of energy, ICT and transport between Grangegorman campus and housing owned by DCC.  Insight from the ENoLL community will be invaluable in this endeavour”

Further details on ENoLL, The Green Way and testing technology or services in the Dublin Living Lab, please contact aohora@thegreenway.ie or see the website at http://www.thegreenway.ie/

*Founders and members of The Greenway are: DIT, DCU, Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, Dublin Airport Authority, Ballymun Regeneration and North Dublin Chamber

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