ANTICIPATING 100 CLIMATE-NEUTRAL CITIES MISSION: LIVING LABS AS ENABLERS OF THE TRANSFORMATION OF EUROPEAN CITIES TOWARDS CLIMATE NEUTRALITY
Thursday 22 September
15.45 – 17.15
City of Torino, ENoLL, JRC, Politecnico di Torino, 2ISECAP project
The main objective of the session is to examine the role that living labs and their network could have in supporting the process toward climate neutrality in cities, focusing, in particular, on the possible positive synergies that can arise from the interaction between the science-based methodologies for supporting the policy decision-making process and the Living Lab approach to co-design and test solutions in real-life. The reflection will be done in the context defined by the EU Mission “Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities” and the related objective of supporting 100 climate-neutral cities in the EU by 2030.
The session reunites the experts’ academic insights with the practical experience of working teams based in some European cities.
During the first part, the goals and methods are discussed, while in the second part cities present their experience in the logic of making the difference together.
Welcome address (5 min) JRC – Stefano Tarantola
Introduction (10 min) Dr. Chiara Foglietta, Councillor for Ecological Transition of Torino
Climate Neutral Cities mission (10 min) Laura Hetel, Policy Officer for Urban Systems, DG RTD, European Comission
Science-based support to policymaking. Case-study 1, City of Torino (10 min)
Ettore Bompard, Energy Department, Politecnico di Torino
The Living Lab approach to co-design an Energy & Climate Plan (10 min)
Ioanna Giannouli, 2ISECAP Project coordinator, BPM S.A.
Case Study 2, City of Tartu (10 min)
Olja Fomina, Project Assistant, Tartu City Government
The systemic approach to climate neutrality: the perspective of the NZC project (10 min)
Francesca Rizzo, Politecnico di Milano, NetZero Cities project
Round Table (20 min) with Cities & JRC
Moderator: Joëlle Mastelic, ENoLL, Resp. of Action Task Force Energy and Environment
Conclusion (5 min)
JRC – Stefano Tarantola
- Policy makers & city representatives
- Companies & entrepreneurs
- Researchers & academics
- Living lab representatives and practitioners
Head of Innovation of CTE NEXT, the House of Emerging Technologies of Turin
Elena DeambrogioHead of Innovation of CTE NEXT, the House of Emerging Technologies of Turin
Elena Deambrogio, with a background of studying and working in the field of EU Affairs in Brussels, Elena has been working for 20 years at the City of Turin, EU Funds and Innovation Department, in the field of sustainable urban development. Elena is one of the founders of Torino City Lab, Turin's first city living lab, now in its 4th year of operational activity, intended as a place where technology is measured against real needs to offer new solutions to improve the quality of life. She recently curated and submitted the application to MISE for the realization of the House of Emerging Technologies in Turin, winning the call. Today, she is the Head of Innovation of CTE NEXT, the House of Emerging Technologies of Turin, a spin-off of Torino City Lab, which aims to create a diffuse technology transfer center on emerging technologies enabled by 5G capable of promoting business development, skills growth and industrial and urban innovation in strategic sectors for Turin.
Full professor, HES-SO, Switzerland
Joëlle MastelicFull professor, HES-SO, Switzerland
Dr Joëlle Mastelic has been working as a professor at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO) since 2008. Her research focuses on using Living Lab methods in the energy field. In 2014, she founded the Energy Living Lab, which offers applied research projects and consulting services based on social marketing and open innovation. The Energy Living Lab association was founded in 2020 with the aim of replicating the Lab in different regions and increasing its social, economic and environmental impact. She is a board member of ENoLL, an evaluator of international projects in the field of Living Labs, expert for the international advisory board of UAS Laurea in Helsinki. Joëlle has a degree in management from the University of Lausanne, is a visiting researcher at the University of Barcelona, and holds a Ph.D. in environmental sciences. As president of ELLA, she is responsible for the Swiss national network "Living Labs for Decarbonisation".
Policy Officer for Future Urban Systems at the European Commission
Laura HetelPolicy Officer for Future Urban Systems at the European Commission
Laura Hetel is a Policy Officer for Future Urban Systems at the European Commission, DG Research & Innovation. She works on the implementation of Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission and on the New European Bauhaus. She is also responsible for international cooperation on urban challenges, including for the global Urban Transitions Mission of Mission Innovation. “
Project Assistant, Tartu City Government
Olja FominaProject Assistant, Tartu City Government
Olja Fomina has worked in Tartu City Government since 2017. She started as the building licensing specialist and currently she is a project assistant, working with different projects related to transport, lighting, circular economy, climate, and sustainability. She has Master’s degrees in Landscape Architecture from the Tallinn University of Technology and in Urban Governance from the Tallinn University. Her research topics were about complete streets, sustainable mobility, and mobility hubs.
Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre
Stefano TarantolaScientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre
Stefano Tarantola is a Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. He graduated in Nuclear Engineering in 1992 and received his PhD in Science and Technologies for Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan in 1996. He works at the Directorate for Energy, Transport and Climate conducting methodological work and pre-normative research in the field interoperability of smart electricity grids and electric vehicles. He currently runs the project for developing a living lab at the JRC Ispra for testing digital energy solutions in the context of the Ispra site modernization program.