Call for project closed the 31|10|16
Goal of the call for projects:
The goal of the call for projects is to identify innovative solutions that put the citizen back at the heart of the smart city and contribute to the local area’s energy transition.
Solutions should therefore focus on energy (economics, prevention of fuel poverty, storage, production, distribution, regulation) and may be technological, digital, societal, educational or financial as well as commercial. Selected projects will be tested on a site within the Urban Community of Grand Paris Seine and Oise.
The solutions could be aimed at specific groups of people or the wider community.
Deadline for applications: October 30th, 2016
Rewards and benefits:
The selected projects will receive free membership for 2 years to the SEINERGY LAB (as a simple member), giving them access to:
Who is this call for projects for?
Startups, SMEs, entrepreneurs, researchers, students, universities, non-profit associations whose scope covers the Ile-de-France Region. Individuals are also eligible to participate
Having earned the label "Local areas for positive energy for green growth" and "excellence and equal opportunity student accommodations" SEINERGY LAB is also part of the "10 local area initiatives of reference" in a report on best practices in local government innovation published in April 2015.
Naturally, and with the full support of the Urban Community of Grand Paris Seine and Oise and ENGIE, SEINERGY LAB is now launching the call for projects entitled "Making citizens active stakeholders in the smart city" which is a logical extension of its initiatives in the smart city, the energy transition and supporting creativity, innovation and talent.
France aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by a factor of four by 2050 as compared to 1990 levels. Some mechanisms already exist to help households save energy. But the results are not sufficient, and we can question what aspects of this broad program should be assigned to citizens.
The smart city is a city made up of four basic elements: infrastructure, public areas, governance structures – which deliver on and guarantee the public interest – and citizens. Residents therefore have a broad range of potential ways to get involved in the smart city, for example by producing energy, helping to regulate public spaces, by initiating or promoting new uses, etc.
The solutions submitted should focus on energy and can be technological, digital, societal, educational or financial as well as commercial. The one(s) selected will be tested or demonstrated within the Urban Community of Grand Paris Seine and Oise.
The solutions should:
Eligibility and selection criteria:
Selection Committee and the call for project partners:
Partners of the Call for proposals:
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As a 1901 law association, SEINERGY LAB is a totally new collaborative innovation center for innovation, training and testing projects on energy and the city of tomorrow.
Deeply rooted in the Urban Community of Grand Paris Seine and Oise (CU GPS & O) with an innovative, collaborative form of governance and pooling the resources of its members, SEINERGY LAB:
CU GPS & O: Having emerged on 1 January 2016 from the merger of six intercommunal structures, "Grand Paris Seine and Oise" is the first urban community of France. It covers 500 square kilometers and more than 400 000 inhabitants from 73 municipalities around the urban centers of Mantes-la-Jolie Les Mureaux and Poissy. The area is connected to the city of Paris via the A14, A13 and soon by the RER E EOLE, which will arrive in 2022. "Grand Paris Seine and Oise" is thus one of the strategic links of the Grand Paris, at the heart of major projects in the Seine Valley. Aerospace, automotive, robotics, sustainable building, agriculture, equipment manufacturing and higher education make this area a laboratory for innovation.
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