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.

Grenoble CivicLab from Scop La Péniche on Vimeo.

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 :

Ideas ? Propose your project !

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  • The Project

    A city operating entirely on clean energy. In theory, it's possible. But in real life? How to integrate new solutions in existing buildings, systems and people's lives? What are the technical, economic or social barriers? And how to overcome these? That's what we've learned by doing in 20 projects in Grenoble and Amsterdam.

  • Our Activities

  • Achieved Impacts

    • 20 innovations in Grenoble & Amsterdam
    • 35,000 tonnes CO2 saved per year
    • 76,000 m² renovated residential buildings
    • 10,000 dwellings connected to a Smart Grid