The objectives

Through the Tr@nsnet project, we want to develop a generic and transferable University Living Lab model

That is to say, to experiment with different solutions to reach the creation of an academic Living Lab model applicable to companies at the transnational level. All the demonstrators developed in the project will gradually be transformed into a Living Lab embryo that can be perpetuated at the end of the project (March 2023).

Objective n°1

Cross-replication and creation of
demonstrators foreshadowing projects
from a University Living Lab (LLU)

Objective n°2

Design a model (methods and tools) to
help create a transposable LLU in the establishments of the SUDOE area

Objective n°3

Finalize applications for the labeling of University Living Labs that will be submitted to ENoLL (European Network of Living Labs)


Interconnection of complex heterogeneous networks” ?

  • The study of interactions between different smart networks is rarely studied and generates new knowledge
  • This field of study is in line with the knowledge of the partner institutions
  • It is based on existing demonstrators, developed in the various laboratories of the partner universities.


TG.1 Demonstrators replication

The objective is to study the processes of adaptation and transfer of a demonstrator from one environment to another, in order to capitalize in the definition of good practices and methods that will be memorized in TG3. We offer to reproduce the demonstrators/experiments developed within one university in another university.

The activities developed are:

1.1. Replication of intelligent lighting devices

1.2. Home automation (IoT) in the Gateway Network building

1.3. Coupling electrical and thermal power generation

1.4. Use of digital technology on campuses, service needs in terms of services. Shared analysis.

TG.2 News demonstrators implementation and capitalisation of experiences

The aim is to design and implement new demonstrators in universities in order to acquire skills, collaborate and exchange methods and ways of working in each different university. The capitalization of these experiences makes it possible to enrich the definition and specification of University Living Labs. Each demonstrator will constitute a real platform-like environment with an intersectoral approach.

The activities developed are:

2.1. Recycling batteries for solar energy storage

2.2. Mobility observation

2.3. Environmental interactions with human activities

2.4. Integration of electrical and thermal networks

2.5. Social interactions, eco-citizens

TG.3 Design of a University Living Lab model

The objective of TG3 is to complement the work of TG1 and TG2 with new research and fieldwork activities/tasks to create a new Living Lab model  for the different stakeholders to test the technological and regulatory innovations, enabling them to address the ecological transition.

The activities developed are:

3.1. Framework analysis aiming at fostering innovation in Living Lab conditions

3.2. Study of complementary approaches to validate Living Labs

3.3. Application of the methodologies (HC-ENoLL & RS) to private Living Labs: Excellence Centers Network

3.4. Development of a generic transferable LLU model


Tr@nsnet is part of the priority Axis n°1 of the Interreg Sudoe V-B programme 2014-2020: Promoting innovation capacities for smart and sustainable growth

What for?
For the need to correct investments imbalances in research and development in south-western Europe and to strengthen networks in sectors of excellence.

Project length  

Project budget  
Including ERDF funding  

  October 2020 – March 2023

  1 524 535,85 €
  1 143 401,89 €