The public presentation event of the Afurada Living Lab project took place on 28 October at the Afurada Heritage Interpretation Centre (CIPA) in Vila Nova de Gaia.
This was the official launch of this project, which was attended by Mr. Administrator of the Municipal Company of Urbanism and Housing GAIURB, António Miguel Castro and the Managing Authority of the EEA GRANTS Programme, represented by Susana Escária from the General Secretariat for Environment and Climate Action.
The Afurada Living Lab project is a living laboratory that aims to affirm the Afurada territory as a space for urban innovation, testing, prototyping and developing innovative solutions in a real context. It is based on a collaborative and co-creation model with the local community, aiming at the transition to a low carbon economy.
This project is made up of a strategic and technological partnership involving a diverse range of entities such as the municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia, CEDES, GAIURB, CEiiA, Ubiwhere, the DST Group, Watt-Is and NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).
Funded by the “Environment, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy” Programme of the EEAGrants, the consortium will implement, over a period of 3 years, different actions and activities focused on the thematic areas of “Sustainable Urban Mobility”, “Circular Economy and Environment” and “Buildings and Energy”.