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News article7 May 20201 min read

Call for expressions of interest - Pilot living labs at the JRC

Living labs is a way of producing user-centred environments to enable innovation, co-creation and start-up development. The Joint Research Centre (JRC) from the European Commission is launching a call for interest to help create living labs in two research sites Ispra in Italy and Petten in the Netherlands.

Future mobility solutions in Ispra, encompassing:

  • ad-hoc shared rides;
  • door-to-door automated delivery;
  • vehicle connectivity and communication (V2X);
  • automated shuttle, robo-taxi;
  • clean vehicle solutions.

Digital energy solutions in Ispra and Petten which encompass:

  • smart meters, sensors and devices to collect energy and well-being data;
  • ICT infrastructure;
  • Interactive user interfaces, geographic information systems, data analytics.

They offer:

  • a city-like, controlled environment;
  • state-of-the-art laboratories and technical support;
  • scientific expertise;
  • advanced infrastructures.

How to apply:

The pilot call is open to public and private organisations - in particular small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups.

Download and fill out the proposal submission form

Submit by email to JRC-livinglabsatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (subject: Proposel%20submission%20for%20living%20labs%20at%20the%20JRC) (JRC-livinglabs[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

This call is open until 31 December 2020.

Proposals may be submitted at any stage.

An internal JRC panel will evaluate the applications on a regular basis.

They will notify applicants about the results of the selection process approximately every 3 months.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to arrange a meeting to discuss the proposals.

For details please download:


Any questions, please email JRC-livinglabsatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (subject: Inquirey%20regarding%20living%20labs%20at%20the%20JRC) (JRC-livinglabs[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)



Publication date
7 May 2020
  • Autonomous and connected vehicles
  • Europe-wide