For the crossover proposal “Living in smart cities” we are working towards the final round of submission due on May 21st 2019. This means that we can submit a complete application with a good chance in receiving funding. If successful, the program will start in January 2020.
At the moment, the consortium already consists of 20+ Dutch companies and a large list of partners in academia and research institutes. We still need to expand the consortium and are looking for more partners. Topics can be related to research on sustainable materials and their applications, but we also need to focus more on the economic and social aspects of a circular economy; i.e. LCA’s, new business models, certification, smart logistics, big data, etc.
About the program
The proposed program will contribute significantly to solving the societal challenges on climate, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials, and will be beneficial for businesses, society and the environment. The Netherlands has the opportunity to become world-leading in this combination of science areas. In order for the program to be effective, the development of science has to go hand in hand with new perspectives on investment policies, societal- and economical models for a circular smart city.