Light & Art in Public Spaces (LAiPS)


Smart Sustainable Public Spaces

across the NWE region

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SMART-SPACE, is a European project aiming to facilitate the uptake of smart lighting in small and mid-size municipalities.

The three-year project, funded by INTERREG North West Europe (NWE), brings together cities and innovation stakeholders (research institutes, SMEs, enterprises).
The project aims to facilitate the uptake of smart public lighting with high energy saving potential in mid- and small size municipalities to make the move towards energy-efficient, sustainable and demand-oriented municipalities across NWE.

SMART-SPACE will demonstrate the impact of smart lighting on public street light energy consumption and CO2 reductions and on public space liveability, safety and sustainability. SMART-SPACE will develop a transition roadmap to ensure large-scale roll-out.


SMART-SPACE will jointly:

  • develop an interoperable smart lighting platform adjustable to the specific needs of different municipalities;
  • demonstrate the impact of smart lighting on energy consumption and CO2 emission, while enhancing public space safety and liveability at 4 pilot municipalities;
  • increase awareness on smart lighting technologies and their potential;
  • develop a transition roadmap with procurement standards, implementation guidelines, and policy recommendations to the EU, and 5) establish the sustainable SMART-SPACE knowledge centre

Lead partner: Stad Oostende, Belgium

Project Partnes:

  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Belgium
  • Ziut B.V. – Netherlands
  • Stad Sint-Niklaas – Belgium
  • Stad Middelburg – Netherlands
  • Comhairle Contae Thiobraid Arann – Ireland
  • Intemo Special Products B.V. – Netherlands
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Innovation Lab BV – Netherlands
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Inteligent Lighting Instituut – Netherlands
  • Université de Picardie Jules Verne – France
  • LUCI – France

Thematic Priority : Low carbon

Project period: 2018-2021

Total budget:  € 5,7 m

Total budget received from Interreg North-West Europe (2014-2020): € 3,4 m of ERDF

More information: Smart-Space project webpage