Grenoble, “city of tomorrow”: a place for participative challenges
“Grenoble Ville de demain” (city of tomorrow), is a platform that wants to bring together all the talents of the city to make the energy transition a reality. Transition has different characters : economic, social, urban, energy, digital,… and everybody can take part in the solutions from citizens to the decision makers to the scientist or the cultural actors. Everybody is welcome!
The approach : co-creation for innovation
The objective is not only to gather everyone around this theme but to really make the different stakeholders exchange with each other. To make these interactions possible, we are setting up a certain number of events and projects that are open to everybody : round tables, site visits, workshops, labs,… A calendar is available on the platform’s website.
Focus on Grenoble CivicLab
In line with this objective, the project Grenoble CivicLab was born. It’s an open approach to co-design digital tools to support behavioural changes in the Grenoble agglomeration. The program is participative and wants to develop collaborations between professionals, students, artists, associations and so on.
From October to January 2018, Grenoble CivicLab invites people to a series of workshops that are organized by the stakeholders of the territory who are engaged in cultural, social, entrepreneurial or digital actions. They provide resources and tools for innovation (workshops, public data, IT skills, workspaces, tools, etc.) to co-design local solutions.
5 local challenges are proposed by partners as a part of GrenobleCivic Lab. Then, freely composed teams are encouraged to propose prototypes and to compete to win financing and a support to develop their projects.
Three of the challenges are proposed by members of City-zen :
- GEG – “Develop a digital project to use energy as a support for local exchanges : how to turn energy savings into a bartering system ?”
- City of Grenoble – “Augmented urban signage – How to improve orientation? With sensors, sound, projections, lights, etc.”
- Metropolitan area of Grenoble : “New forms of citizen contributions – Invent a system that allows citizens to contribute in new forms!”
Ideas ? Propose your project !
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