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Smart City: Transformation of the Saint Sauveur neighborhood, Lille


Sustainable mobility
11/05/2014

By GDF SUEZ en partenariat avec Lille Métropole, SPL Euralille, CITC, et EuraTechnologies

closure date
31/12/2014

Finalists :

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Winners :

AILYAN

Unéole


Creating a new intensely-developed urban neighborhood while controlling urban growth with the goal of rebalancing the city and encouraging sustainable development.


The call for projects called “Innovative Project Leaders and the Energy Transition” launched in partnership with the CITC, EuraTechnologies, Lille Métropole and the SPL Euralille is part of a larger process in GDF SUEZ’s strategy for developing the city of the future.

This project forms part of the Lille is French Tech process, in which the metropolitan region is applying for the Métropoles French Tech label. The goal is to become the premier metropolitan area for digital issues and to


The selected projects will benefit from the following:

  • Assistance from GDF SUEZ subsidiaries and experts in order to accelerate their development and materialization
  • Assured visibility in dedicated events, in the press and among supporting partners (the Internet of Things Cluster)
  • A space for testing, experimenting and real-life demonstrations.

  • GOALS

    The call for projects called “Innovative Project Leaders and the Energy Transition” launched in partnership with the CITC, EuraTechnologies, Lille Métropole and the SPL Euralille is part of a larger process in GDF SUEZ’s strategy for developing the city of the future.

    This project forms part of the Lille is French Tech process, in which the metropolitan region is applying for the Métropoles French Tech label. The goal is to become the premier metropolitan area for digital issues and to feature in the top 15 worldwide. Support the regional digital ecosystem at: http://www.lille-is-frenchtech.com/become-french-tech/be-french-tech.html

    In line with its strategic engagements for promoting innovation, the Manche Mer du Nord Delegated Department supports the applications of actors from the Nord Pas de Calais for the Lille French Tech label.


    SAINT SAUVEUR

    An excellent real estate opportunity, approximately 23 hectares in size, the site of the former cargo train station known as Saint Sauveur is located in the center city area of Lille. The urban development of the site will reflect the goals of creating an intensely-developed neighborhood and of managing urban growth in order to balance urban growth and sustainable development.

    Since November 2013, the urban project for the site has

    been under the project management of the Danish

    architecture firm Jan Gehl.

    The Saint-Sauveur brownfield site is intended to be metropolitan, a leading example in terms of architectural and urban innovation.

    Over 300,000 m² , including 200,000 m² of housing, 40,000 m² of office space, 20,000 m² of public facilities and 30,000 m² of commercial and business space will be built.


    The Saint Sauveur project’s broad goals include:

  • To be an inhabited center city neighborhood
  • To be an economically active space
  • To participate in the development of a city of knowledge and culture
  • To construct a commercial hub based on culture
  • To embody sustainable mobility
  • Low energy, low emissions, and quality of life
  • Public space and infrastructure of the Saint Sauveur project.
  • The goals relating to low energy use, low carbon emissions and quality of life follow the following objectives:
  • The creation of a low-carbon neighborhood that promotes energy sobriety and sustainable mobility
  • Studies undertaken on energy planning for the Saint Sauveur project will focus on comparing different energy supply scenarios in order to analyze their environmental impacts (coverage rate for renewable energies, greenhouse gas emissions, etc.), economic impacts (investment and operation costs, energy bills for future inhabitants and users, etc.) and the impacts on land-use planning and construction.
  • Accounting for goals as regards the health and comfort of future inhabitants and users (air quality, comfort of the acoustic environment, emergency care, etc.)
  • Preserving and developing biodiversity, particularly by promoting the continued existence of the ecological environment on the rail line on the east end of the site
  • Research towards finding an optimum balance in the investment-outcome relationship and optimizing the overall performance of land-use development. To this end, strategies for mutualizing space will be particularly sought out, which will involve thinking beyond the rigid scale of “the building” and also thinking about existing buildings nearby. It is also a question of searching innovations that are not simply based on technical systems, but also in terms of management practices, maintenance and operations, etc.
  • Currently in its pre-operational phase, the project’s provisional plans call for the development project to begin in the first semester of 2015, and for sales and building plans to be started between the end of 2016 and 2017. The first finished projects at Saint Sauveur should therefore be ready for 2019-2020.


    Eligibility and selection criteria

    The applications will be judged based on several criteria to be confirmed by the Selection Committee:

    • Matched to the subject
    • Originality of the project/innovative characteristics/approaches/procedures)
    • Level of maturity and experience
    • Feasibility
    • Capacity to be tested or rapidly put in place
    • Coherence of the planned business model
    • Technological appropriateness/usage
    • Societal, environmental and energy performance
    • Social and societal acceptability
    • Others : ……

    The selection committee

    A jury composed of experts from the GDF SUEZ GROUP and its subsidiaries as well as local and national economic actors will select the winning projects.

    Composition of the jury* :

  • SPL Euralille
  • CITC
  • Euratechnologies
  • Innovation experts from GDF SUEZ
  • Representatives from GDF SUEZ’s local entities
  • Recognized experts on urban and housing issues
  • La Voix du Nord
  • Gains and benefits for the selected projectsThis call for projects is intended to be a significant innovation accelerator.

    The selected projects will benefit from the following:

  • Assistance from GDF SUEZ subsidiaries and experts in order to accelerate their development and materialization
  • Assured visibility in dedicated events, in the press and among supporting partners (the Internet of Things Cluster)
  • A space for testing, experimenting and real-life demonstrations.
  • Selection procedure

    The selection will take place in two phases:

    Phase 1. An initial selection based on applications will lead to 8 to 10 outstanding projects

    Phase 2. The project leaders selected will be invited to spend 20 minutes presenting their project for members of the selection committee, in a meeting that will take place mid-January.*


    Provisional calendar

    Thursday, November 6th, 2014: launch of the call for Project via the new Open Innovation platform known as “OpenInnov by GDF SUEZ” (openinnovation-gdfsuez.com)

    Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at midnight: application deadline

    Friday, January 2nd – Sunday, January 11th, 2015: Phase 1 / Analysis of project submitted by the Selection committee, initial round of project selections

    Mid-January*: Phase 2 / Leaders of those projects initially selected will present their projects in front of the Selection Committee

    End January* : final decision and announcement of the winners

    *Exact date to be confirmed


    PILOT AND PARTNERS FOR THE CALL FOR PROJECTS

    GDF SUEZ

    As a major industrial group and public utilities provider for over 150 years, GDF SUEZ is convinced that the world of energy is undergoing a profound and permanent transformation.

    In this context, the Group has set itself the goal of being the leader of Europe’s energy transition, relying particularly on innovation to do so. This belief, shared by the entire Group, is reflected in its efforts to transform good ideas into operational solutions in order to best serve its clients.

    Three priority areas have been identified thus far:

  • The management, aggregation, decentralized production and storage of energy;
  • Cities, territories, and mobility;
  • Energy efficiency and home comfort.
  • The Group’s internal organization has also changed in order to promote entrepreneurial creativity, and new tools and processes have been set up so that innovation becomes a sustainable part of the Group’s development.

    By regularly launching calls for projects, the open innovation platform known as “Open Innov by GDF SUEZ” aims to:

  • Multiply the number of opportunities for external partnerships with actors in the world of innovation (entrepreneurs, startups, industrial groups, inventors)
  • Rapidly find new areas of business (ex. by positioning the Group in the avant-garde of developments related to the convergence of energy services and information technology)
  • To this end, a 100 million-euro investment fund&mdashGDF SUEZ New Ventures&mdashwas launched to assist innovative startups. An incubation process for employee projects was also created. It should lead to about 10 incubations per year.

    With this in mind, the Group has chosen to examine the feasibility and the operational development of your idea or project, after its selection and in close collaboration with the selection committee.

    According to the specifics of the projects selected, the outcome could include a commercial or technological partnership with one of the Group’s subsidiaries, the development of local demonstration projects or access to the venture capital toolkit created by GDF SUEZ.*

    http://www.gdfsuez.com/

    CITC

    The CITC, Centre for Technological Expertise (Contactless Innovation Technologies Centre and the Internet of Things Cluster) is a center for technological resources, for training, for expert counsel and for experiments dedicated to the Internet of Things and to ambient intelligence.

    It will assist projects in their technical aspects and will also find appropriate partners for developing innovative projects.

    www.citc-eurarfid.com

    Lille Métropole

    Lille Métropole is the first testing ground for GDF SUEZ and its current call for projects, which aims to develop into other “local areas of the future”. SPL Euralille is partnering with the call for projects to help creative projects get made in the context of the realities of local development.

    http://www.spl-euralille.fr/

    EuraTechnologies

    EuraTechnologies is a program that consists of both a physical space and assistance in economic development. The space is meant for businesses that meet its eligibility criteria, and provides them rigorous assistance over the course of a predetermined period (up to 23 months, renewable one time).

    www.euratechnologies.com


    2 winning startups

    • Ailyan
    • Unéole

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