Living labs

Five business parks, in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and the UK, will serve as living labs for testing and improving the BISEPS tool.

In these business clusters, practical business cases on energy synergies will be developed. Businesses in the living labs will benefit from the development of business cases to prepare investments in sustainable energy. They will be guided in the implementation process of these cases in order to realize investments.

The five living labs run through parallel trajectories. In a first phase the energy demand, potential production locations and supply barriers will be mapped. In a second phase potential investments will be identified. Finally, solutions will be tested in real-life in the business parks. Running through similar processes in 5 living labs creates mutual support and exchange of knowhow, robustness and transferability of outputs.

The living labs are situated in Breda region (NL), South West Flanders (BE), Mid West Flanders (BE), Lille region (FR) and West Sussex (UK).