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APOLLON - Advanced Pilots of Living Labs Operating in Networks


     

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One of the main strengths of the Living Lab approach is its ability to merge research and innovation processes with the local, real-life context. Over the past years, an increasing number of Living Labs have started operations throughout Europe, and are forming a vibrant and still growing community. It is clear that networking and federation at a European scale is needed in order to fully leverage the strength of these locally embedded labs. Current initiatives focus e.g. on the exchange of general principles and best practices for individual Living Labs. The APOLLON project took the next step in networking and harmonising Living Lab approaches throughout Europe.It was evaluated the positive impact of domain-specific cross-border Living Lab networks.


This approach enabled SMEs to test and experiment their products and services outside of their home market and gain access to a true European market space, while being supported by large industrial companies, academic centres and other Living Lab stakeholders.
APOLLON selected four domains in which ICT products and services innovation may benefit most from cross-border Living Lab networking: Homecare, Energy Efficiency, eManufacturing and eParticipation through Social Media.
The main objectives of the APOLLON project were
1. to conduct cross-border Living Lab pilots, aimed in particular at SMEs,
2. to harmonise methodologies and tools for cross-border Living Lab projects, and
3. to create sustainable cross-border domain-specific Living Lab networks.

Lisbon Residential Living Lab
Lisbon Residential living Lab was located at Lisbon’s uptown area in the Jardins de São Bartolomeu Condominium, which is a residential block with different dwellers (356 dwellings and 18 spaces reserved for commercial activity). The stakeholders in the Lisbon Residential Living Lab were: technology provider and Apollon partner ISA, building dwellers, building administration, Lisboa E-Nova and Alfamicro. Lisboa E-Nova, Lisbon’s Energy and Environmental Agency was responsible for the coordination of the pilot and for the general Lisbon Residential Living Lab. It was the link between the end users and SME’s. Lisboa E-Nova participated in some cross-border activities (namely promoting knowledge transfer and data analysis). Lisboa E-Nova has adapted an appropriate tool, the energy remote manager software, for all data analysis, and for the production of periodic reports to support the users in their energy consumption reduction. It was a complementary and powerful tool in combination with ICT and dissemination activities.

The purpose of the Lisbon Residential Living Lab was to implement energy efficiency measures in private households through behavioral change, to test the effect of using smart metering technology and remote management tool software in the reduction of energy consumption, to promote and prove the feasibility of investing in residential housing, and to achieving viable and profitable solutions for energy management and communication. The purpose of the Lisbon Residential Living Lab was to implement energy efficiency measures in private households through behavioral change, to test the effect of using smart metering technology and remote management tool software in the reduction of energy consumption, to promote and prove the feasibility of investing in residential housing, and to achieving viable and profitable solutions for energy management and communication.

Lisboa E-Nova compared the use of smart metering combined with a strong dissemination activity with dissemination activities, having for this purpose divided the users in two groups: with and without smart meters. All the users were provided with monthly real consumption data and a competition was settled between them, fostering their energy awareness. Other users had smart meters installed, together with visualization tools (display and internet interface) where they could check their consumption anytime and anywhere. Lisboa E-Nova treated all the users anonymously, in order to protect their privacy.

 

Scheme of operation  of the system for collecting and presenting data

Information collected on Enerbook – tool web provided by ISA, linked to the smartmeter

Daily profile of a Condominium, developed by Lisboa E-Nova, with data obtained in Enerbook (data from 15 to 15 minutes)

Start Date: November 2009

Financial Support: Seventh Framework Programme, Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme

Partners:

Nationals, coordinated by Lisboa E-Nova:

Alfamicro

ISA - Intelligent Sensing Anywhere

Jardins de S. Bartolomeu

Internationals:

AIM - Amsterdamse Innovatie Motor (Holanda)

Home Automation Europe (Holanda)

CDT - Center for Distance-Spanning Technology (Suécia)

Lulea Energi (Suécia)

Aalto University - School of Economics (Finlandia)

Process Vision (Finlandia)

Links:

European Network of Living Labs

Amsterdam Smart City

FIREBALL - Future Internet Research and Experimentation By Adopting Living Labs towards Smart Cities

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Communication and dissemination actions:

Organized by Lisboa E-Nova:

2010/11/18
MEETING POINT CONFERENCE (Ponto de Encontro)
Presentation Subject " Telecontagem - Equipamentos de Sensibilização e Gestão de Electricidade"
Speaker: José Luís Malaquias e Nuno Cegonho

 

2010/09/30
MEETING POINT CONNFERENCE (Ponto de Encontro)
Presentation Subject
"A Monitorização de Energia Eléctrica nos Edifícios de Serviços"
Speaker: Miguel Águas

 

2010/05/13
CONFERENCE "RENEXPO"
Presentation Subject "Utilização Racional de Energia - A Eficiência Energética e as Alterações Comportamentais"
Speaker: Miguel Águas

 

 

2009/10/05
MEETING POINT CONFERENCE (Ponto de Encontro)
Presentation Subject
"A Constituição de um Condominio Residencial Microprodutor em Portugal"
Speakers: Henrique Relógio e Patricia Lages 

 

 

Organized by other entities:

2011/05/04
CONFERENCE "SMART CITIES - STATE OF THE ART AND NEW OPPORTUNUTIES FOR SMES"
Presentatiion Subject " User involvement in the definition of new ICT based services for energy efficiency"
Speaker: Miguel Águas

 

16/03/2010
CONFERENCE "SMART PEOPLE AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY"
Presentation Subject  "Living Labs and Efficient Energy Solutions in Lisbon"
Speaker: Miguel Águas

 

01/07/2010
CONFERENCE "INTELLIGENT SENSING AND SMART SERVICES LIVING LAB"
Presentation Subject "A Eficiência Energética e as Alterações Comportamentais"
Speaker: Miguel Águas

 

 

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