Living Lab will enable users to familiarise themselves with products and solutions based on LED technology and to acquire specific information on the advantages and disadvantages of the available products and solutions
The first Croatian Living Lab for Outdoor Lighting aims to create an environment in which Partners – manufacturers and distributors of LED-based products, have the conditions to test, compare and promote their products and users can try and evaluate them in the real environment.
Living Lab, situated in a residential area, will enable users (both citizens and representatives of municipalities and cities) to familiarise themselves with products and solutions based on LED technology and to acquire specific information on the advantages and disadvantages of the available products and solutions. On the other hand, manufacturers and distributors will have the opportunity to test and compare their products in a real-world environment showcasing their solutions on the spot and providing additional information to users.In the future, besides outdoor lighting, Living Lab will also include the integration of communication infrastructure and smart city solutions.
The Living Lab is an open working environment and encompasses four major stakeholder groups who have an equally important role: enterprises, users, (who have an impact on creating the innovation they need), public institutions (with the aim of utilising the Living Lab for faster return on investment) and the scientific research community.
The Living Lab for Outdoor Lighting is supported by City of Koprivnica and managed by the Regional Energy Agency North. The formal opening is expected in February 2019 in Koprivnica, Croatia.