The public presentation event of the Afurada Living Lab project was held last 28th of October at the Afurada Heritage Interpretation Center (CIPA), in Vila Nova de Gaia.
This event marked the official launch of this project and counted with the participation of the Manager of the Urban Municipal Company GAIURB, António Miguel Castro and the Managing Authority of EEA Grants Programme, represented by Susana Escária from the Secretary-General of the Environment and Climate Action.
The Afurada Living Lab project is a living laboratory that aims to establish the territory of Afurada as a space for urban innovation, testing, prototyping and development of innovative solutions, in a real context. It is based on a collaborative and co-creation model with the local community, towards the transition to a low-carbon economy.
This project consists of a strategic and technological partnership that 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).
Funded by the Programme “Environment, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy” of EEA Grants, the consortium will implement different actions and activities focused on the thematic areas of “Sustainable Urban Mobility”, “Circular Economy and Environment” and “Buildings and Energy”, for 3 years.