About Torino City Lab

Torino City Lab (TCL) is an initiative-platform aimed at creating simplified conditions for companies interested in conducting testing in real conditions of innovative solutions for urban living.

Promoted by the City of Turin, it involves a vast local partnership of subjects from public and private sectors interested in supporting and growing the local innovation ecosystem.

Currently Torino City lab promotes specifically co-development and testing in the following areas:

  • AUTONOMOUS MOBILITY SERVICES with a focus on autonomous vehicles and drones for the transportation of people and things.
  • INNOVATIVE URBAN SERVICES enabled by 5G technologies: city applications of artificial intelligence and collaborative robotics, Internet of Things, augmented and virtual reality.

An open and widespread "laboratory of innovation" throughout the city area.

TCL provides simplified access to public spaces and assets, including intangible assets (processes, services and data).

TCL expands and strengthens relationships within the local innovation ecosystem, through an articulated partner system.

TCL allows you to "scale the solutions", promoting them within networks and projects on a local, national and international scale.

TCL aims to involve end users and citizens, promoting local challenges and supporting the active participation of interested communities through "Call for actions".

MISSION

Facilitate testing operations in real conditions of innovative solutions of public interest.

The City of Turin will offer constant support to facilitate access and then facilitate the conduct of trials, in relations with Internal Services and Utilities.

VALUES

The Values ​​of Torino City Lab are: agility, transparency, openness and social impact. To make Turin the "place" where experiencing tomorrow is a task of today!

Agility in the execution of activities.
Transparency of the process.
Openness of the partnership.

VISION

Positioning Torino at European and international level as a place where innovation is easier and is a shared challenge for the territory.

Attracting companies from Europe and the world to engage new trajectories of economic development in sectors with high added value and to serve the citizens of tomorrow.

THE STORY

From Torino Living Lab to Torino City Lab

Torino Living Lab is an initiative of the City of Turin created to promote, develop and test new innovative solutions in a real context.

Citizens, companies and public administration explore and experiment together innovative products, technologies and services in a specific area of the city in order to test its functionality and utility for end users and assess the impacts on quality of life.

2016

In 2016, the City launched the first living lab on Campidoglio district, which thanks to the activation of 29 projects on different areas such as environment, mobility and tourism, has become the first urban space in Turin dedicated to innovation and smart city. With a second call launched at the end of 2016, the City has sought subjects to develop, test and promote mobile payment services for Registry Office’s procedures.

2018

Circular and collaborative economy are the focus of the Living Lab that the City of Turin launched last spring, within the AXTO Program for Suburbs development. In this case, there will be economic contributions for the 8 companies that are testing projects that are able to respond to the social challenges of the target areas.

2020

2020 for the City of Turin - as for the whole world - is a year marked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The "Torino City Lab" becomes "Torino City Love": an initiative of solidarity and open innovation launched by Torino City Lab and its partners, which has made available more than ninety resources, actions and skills to support citizens, businesses, institutions and schools to face the hardship and difficulties during COVID 19 emergency.

2019

In 2019 the Edulab, a new Education Living Lab, is activated, which is part of the realization of an Educational Pole at the school complex in via Bardonecchia 34. An experience of innovation laboratory that comes within the framework of the European project LEA - "Learning Technologies Accelerator", in which the City of Turin wants to allow the testing of innovative solutions for teaching and for the organization of next-generation learning environments.

2017

In April 2017 the experience of the City of Turin is further enriched with the launch of the so-called “Living Lab IOT” with a focus on testing Internet of Things and Internet of Data solutions for the Smart City. A large number of companies answered the call: 31, of which about 10 were admitted to the testing phase and are now implementing the activities together with the City.

2021

The City of Turin has promoted the candidacy for the realization of the House of Emerging Technologies (CTE NEXT) in close collaboration with the Universities of Turin and other strategic partners. The goal is to create a "diffuse house" of technology transfer in the field of 5G and emerging technologies; to promote the development and testing of innovative urban services and to define a scalable CTE model for the benefit of today's and tomorrow's citizens.

"Torino City Lab” is then an evolution of Torino Living Lab, with the aim of transforming the city’s territory into an always open living lab.

Creating on one hand, digital and organizational tools to allow a more agile implementation of testing activities, on the other an ecosystem of local support subjects.