Current Projects, Programmes and Networks

Current Projects, Programmes and Networks

Selection of projects, programmes and networks we are currently involved in. You can read more about previous projects here

EERA Joint Programme Smart Cities

European Energy Research Alliance -Smart Cities Joint Programme (EERA JPSC)

Duration: 2010-
Funded by: EC, NTNU

Developing new scientific methods, concepts and tools designed to support European cities in their transformation into smart cities.


Data-driven co-creation


Duration 2021-2024
Funded by: RCN and project partners

DatSam – Data-driven co-creation: methods and tools for sustainable innovation and societal development (Datadrevet samskaping) investigates innovation and co-creation methods towards the SDGs in the public sector. Partners are Ålesund and Bærum municipalities, NTNU, and the Offshore Simulation Center (OSC).


CrAFt – Creating Actionable Futures

Duration: 2022-2025
Funded by: EU Horizon Europe, Cities Mission

An EU-funded coordination and support action for New European Bauhaus transformations towards climate-neutral, beautiful and inclusive cities.


The Research Centre of Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities (FME ZEN)

Duration: 2017-2024
Funded by: RCN, NTNU, SINTEF

Developing solutions for buildings and urban areas that will help the zero-emission society to be realized.



Duration 2018-2023
Funded by: EU H2020, SCC-01 programme

Developing feasible and realistic demonstration projects in climate-friendly and sustainable urban environments towards Positive Energy Blocks and Districts. Lighthouse Cities are Trondheim and Limerick, with Follower Cities of Sestao, Alba Iulia, Písek, Võru, Smolyan.



Duration 2020-2023
Funded by: EU H2020 ERASMUS+

European Universities of Technology Alliance: The Alliance of seven leading Universities of Technology shaping the future of Europe and driving transformation in science and society.

Smart Cities Guidance Package

Smart Cities Guidance Package

Duration: 2017-2019
Funded by: NTNU, EU H2020

The goal of this initiative is to co-create a Smart City Guidance Package (SCGP). The package will guide users on the implementation, scaling up and replicability of smart city projects.

Projects UERA

Urban Europe Research Alliance (UERA)

Duration: 2010-2019
Funded by: H2020

The long term objective is to accelerate the development of urban research and innovation activities to the point where they can be used by industries, cities and public authorities.



Duration: 2018-2020
Funded by: H2020

Transition towards urban sustainability through socially integrative cities in the EU and China



EU-China Innovation Platform on Sustainable Urbanization (URBAN-EU-CHINA)

Duration: 2017-2019
Funded by: H2020

Bringing together European and Chinese consortium partners to cooperate on sustainable urbanisation.



Duration: 2019-2022
Funded by: Research council of Norway

URBAN-NORWAY-CHINA will support the Norway-China cooperation on sustainable urbanisation, within the framework of the EU-China Partnership for Sustainable Urbanisation and the related H2020 projects URBAN-EU-CHINA and TRANS-URBAN-EU-CHINA, and extend their scope to include cross-disciplinary educational activities.


Sino-Norwegian Partnership on Sustainable Energy (SiNoPSE) 

Duration: 2018-2018
Funded by: RCN

A partnership between NTNU and two leading Chinese universities with the aim of creating a triple helix collaboration on sustainable energy.