IRIS Gothenburg: Transforming into sustainable neighbourhoods
In Gothenburg, service providers, citizens and administrations work together to overcome urban sustainability challenges through a mix of open data, open innovation and public dialogue.
Our IRIS solutions focus on testing innovative energy management and storage to achieve energy positive districts.
Smart storage capacity
Energy storage in Second-life batteries
Housing association Viva uses 2nd life batteries from electrical buses to store locally produced energy from solar cells on the roof. This reduces the peak power use of the building and creates new value for used resources.
Building without parking spaces offering MaaS
The Mobility as a Service (MaaS) concept EC2B offers customers an attractive alternative to owning/using a private car, allowing easy access to a variety of transport modes (e.g., e-cars, e-bikes and public transport) in connection to where customers live or work.
Sharing energy-data in the EnergyCloud
Energy-data in buildings are stuck in vertical solutions. Sharing data and integrating to third party systems is usually connected to unstructured processes and manual work. EnergyCloud is an energy-data platform for collection, quality, structure and integration of data to third parties.
Phase Changing Material for storing cold
The purpose of the PCM Cold Storage connected to the new office building A Working Lab is to reduce the peak cooling power demand in the building and, thereby, to avoid new investments in the cooling machinery and high costs for peak power production.
Minecraft as a tool to involve children in urban development
School children were invited to participate in workshops to investigate how Minecraft can be used as a tool to engage children in a citizen dialogue to develop a draft detailed plan.
A smart city needs a City Innovation Platform
Gothenburg aspire to become a Smart City, where data from different domains can be combined to create a more vivid picture of a city. This will create new benefits for citizens as well as it is the prerequisite for data-driven innovation and Artificial Intelligence (AI).