Living Labs for ecological transition through the interaction and interconnection of heterogeneous complex networks

Published on February 7, 2022 Updated on August 31, 2023

Tr@nsnet seeks to contribute to ecological transition by defining a new Living Lab model through an open innovation approach.

The goal is to create a general Living Lab model for universities that is transferable to companies. It will be tested and validated based on experiments; replications of existing technological demonstrators (smart light, IoT-Home, electrical/thermal coupling etc.) and the creation of new demonstrators (second life for batteries, water cycle, mobility etc.) to inform new business plans. Users will be at the centre of the research process.

  • 5 university campuses involved in the Southwest European space and which will serve as test beds
  • Tr@nsnet aims to be innovative; it promotes technological research and the study of regulation to foster the growth of innovative companies, accountability and the protection of consume rights
  • The proposed University Living Lab (LLU) model will combine the Harmonisation Cube model (HC-Enoll), of the European Living Labs Network (Enoll), with Regulatory Sandbox tools, taking into account commercial and regulatory requirements (sectors of activity/regions) for innovations.


Associated partners


The project began in October 2020 and will conclude in 2023.


This project is co-funded (75%) by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the Interreg Sudoe V-B Programme (2014-2020). The Sudoe programme supports regional development in southwest Europe by funding transnational projects through the ERDF fund. As such, it promotes transnational cooperation to address problems faced by all of the regions in the territory covered, such as a lack of investment in research and development, poor competitiveness of SMEs (small and medium-size enterprises) and exposure to climate change and environmental risks.

Interreg sudoe
Interreg sudoe