Afurada Living Lab project brings together an international consortium to support the transition to a low carbon economy

The territory of Afurada is the focus of this project recently approved by the program “Environment, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy” of EEA Grants.

The Afurada Living Lab consists of a strategic and technological partnership that aims to test innovative solutions in the parish of Afurada, on the banks of the Douro River.

Through the development, prototyping and validation of technologies and services, this project seeks to respond to complex urban problems to mitigate carbon emissions and improve the capacity to respond to climate change.

The partnership involves a diverse range of entities such as the Municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia, CEDES, GAIURB, CEiiA, Ubiwhere, Grupo DST, Watt-Is and NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

For 3 years, different actions and activities will be implemented focused on the following thematic areas: “Sustainable Urban Mobility”, “Circular Economy and Environment” and “Buildings and Energy”.

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