EU Partners

Genova Smart Week will host the European Partners of some European Projects which involved the Municipality of Genoa and some territorial companies and which are part of the European “Seventh Framework Program” and “Horizon 2020 Program”.

Among the projects that will be the protagonists of this third edition:


R2CITIES – Residential Renovation towards nearly zero energy CITIES

The project is related to Energy building renovation at a pilot district site called “Lavatrici” (Washing machines from the shape of the buildings involved) in western Genoa. The project has reached its final phase and will illustrate its achievements in Genoa.

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CELSIUS – Combined Efficient Large-Scale Integrated Urban Systems

The CELSIUS project brings together 65 European cities that are developing innovative energy-efficient heating systems resulting in a cut of Europe’s CO2 emissions by almost 100 000 tonnes per year while the network is still growing. This year the project won the 2017 EU Sustainable Energy Award.

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UNaLab – Urban Nature Labs

Is a project belonging to the Smart Cities and Communities call under the Horizon 2020 programme with which the City of Genoa will regenerate its former Gavoglio military barracks by creating a 5-hectare urban park. The idea is to gradually regain public areas through “nature-based solutions”.

ELVITEN – Electrified L-category Vehicles Integrated into Transport and Electricity Networks

The project funded by the European Commission under the H2020 programme whose goals  – the introduction of innovative services and infrastructures aimed at promoting Electrified L-category Vehicles in cities among private owners and small sized companies involved in ‘last mile transportation’ (forwarding and delivery) and a sustainable tourism – valorise previous experience gained in other EU projects, in particular the MOVEUS and ELECTRA projects whose experience is innovated in compliance with the H2020 framework programme.


FORCE – Cities Cooperating for Circular Economy

One of the  4 projects funded by the  “Waste 6a – a resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials – Eco-innovative solutions” call under the Horizon 2020 programme, featuring the city of Genoa together with Copenhagen (project leader), Hamburg and  Lisbon. The aim of the project is to minimize the leakage of resources from the linear economy and work towards a circular economy, by developing specific eco-innovative, participatory solutions across four material streams.

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XERIC – Innovative Climate-Control System to Extend Range of Electric Vehicles and Improve Comfort

A transdisciplinary project under the Horizon 2020 call, whose aim is to develop an energy-friendly climate-control system capable of reducing by at least 50% the energy used for passenger comfort throughout the year (i.e., heating, cooling and dehumidifying) while offering the advantage of extending the range capability of electric vehicles.

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