52 temporary homes from mHome

52 temporary homes from mHome


Social and sustainable 

The scoop for the temporary homes in Brainport Smart District is for mHome. This Nijmegen developer will start installing 52 temporary homes at the end of 2021. The ‘mHomes’ will remain in the area for 15 years. Curious about these homes? Then watch the report (in Dutch) by RTL Doe Maar Duurzaam about BSD and mHome or read on.

Building with fixed blocks

The mHomes are modular and easy to connect to each other. “You can compare the mHomes with Lego bricks. We combine a high degree of standardization with flexibility and creativity. By cleverly combining the “Lego blocks”, there are a surprising number of possibilities. But because we always use the same blocks, it remains affordable,” says Bernd Hendriksen, project leader of mHome.

Durable

The homes of mHome are made of mainly circular and post-growth ecological (bio-based) building materials. In addition, the mHomes are easily reusable and repositionable. For example, from visitor center to housing or from homes to an office.

Stacked construction

In BSD come 52 mHomes. These are placed stacked ranging from 1, 2 and 3 high. The result is a playful whole. There is plenty of space around the houses for communal greenery and a pond. for example, a communal green(t)e garden.

Affordable and inclusive

These first temporary homes in BSD are medium-priced rental homes and homes for social housing. Six homes are rented out to ORO clients. In this way, mHome contributes to BSD’s ambition to become a neighborhood for everyone. The other 46 homes are in the social rent and affordable rent price range.

Do you want to live in a mHome?

mHome does not just want to offer a home, but also wants to build the living environment together with the future residents. The Participation program line is therefore one of the program lines in which mHome aims to excel. For example, mHome wants to work on a community and, for example, give substance to the communal (outdoor) spaces together with residents. After the summer of 2021, this participation process will be further elaborated by the mHome team together with Twinstone and BSD. The recruitment of residents will then start in the fall. It is already possible to indicate an interest in this project using the form on this page. Indicate that you are interested in ‘Temporary housing’. You will receive more information about the follow-up after the summer. 

EIGENAAR PROJECT

mHome

PARTNERS

ORO | Twinstone

PROGRAMMALIJNEN

Participatie | Circulaire wijk

MEER INFORMATIE

Connect SME: Cross-border collaboration

Connect SME: Cross-border collaboration

What does ConnectSME stand for?

Brainport Smart District is one of the six testing grounds in the Netherlands and Flanders that participate in ConnectSME. The aim is to stimulate innovation trajectories of SMEs and SMEs to bring their innovations to the market faster and thus maximize CO2 reductions.

In order to achieve the European climate targets, it is important that sustainable technological innovations find their way to the market more quickly. For many SMEs and SMEs developing sustainable technologies in Flanders and the Netherlands, it is difficult to bridge the so-called ‘Vallei of Death’. A significant amount of capital is often required to bring the innovative product to commercial scale, while potential customers do not yet dare to invest in the innovative products. In addition, it is important to select the right technologies that will maximize CO2 reductions in the long term.

How does it work?

With a consortium of six living labs and two clusters, the ConnectSME project facilitates demonstration projects for sustainable technological innovations in Flanders and the South of the Netherlands. The living labs provide a development and demonstration environment for innovative technologies, according to a user-oriented, open innovation ecosystem.

Selected SMEs and SMEs receive vouchers with which they receive advice and the opportunity to demonstrate and develop their innovation in this physical test environment. By removing barriers to cross-border cooperation, ConnectSME wants to improve the market introduction opportunities of innovative technologies in the border region of Flanders-Netherlands.

Who can participate?

The ConnectSME project focuses on Flemish and Dutch SMEs and SMEs.

Do you recognize yourself in the points below?

Then be sure to register:

  • You are active in the border region. More information at www.grensregio.eu
  • You develop technology that promotes CO2 reduction and climate objectives
  • With your technology you focus on energy or is related to it
  • You have already developed your innovation and are looking for a way to scale it
  • Your innovation is new in the border region

Read more?

Download the flyer about ConnectSME with more information or contact Martijn de Kort

EIGENAAR PROJECT

ConnectSME

PARTNERS

Thorsite (VITO), Snowball en Green Energy Park in Vlaanderen

The Green Village (TU Delft), Future Energy Lab Metalot (TU Eindhoven) en Brainport Smart District in Nederland

PROGRAMMALIJNEN

Wijk met energie

Data Governance

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Data Governance

Data Governance: Responsible use of data within Brainport Smart District

How do we handle data in a safe and responsible manner? Partly as a result of the discussions surrounding the Corona App, data use is increasingly the subject of a broad public discussion. Within Brainport Smart District (BSD) we have been working on the subject for some time, with the question in mind: how are we going to give residents of BSD maximum say in the use of data in their smart residential and working district?

verantwoord omgaan met data

Project Data Governance
During the BSD Business Network Event on June 25, 2020, Cathalijne Dortmans, alderman in Helmond and chairman of the Brainport Smart District Foundation, discussed extensively how we want to ensure that the use of data in BSD takes place in the most responsible way with maximum control for residents. Peter Portheine, director of the BSD Foundation, explained that the subject of data is already a high priority in the programming of Brainport Smart District. A separate Data Governance project has been set up with the objective of guaranteeing the responsible use of data and technology.

Residents are not part of a tech company’s experiment
What makes Brainport Smart District unique is that the area to be developed is both literally and figuratively a greenfield. BSD is a neighborhood in the making: both the houses and the (digital) infrastructure are still under development. It is also unique that BSD arose from a collaboration between government organizations and knowledge institutions and that we are not affiliated with one or a few tech companies. This is often the case in other places where experiments are carried out with smart cities or districts.

Principles and agreements in a Data Manifest
BSD is made together with several companies. We have drawn up a Data Manifesto (document in Dutch) to conclude cooperation agreements with these companies. It lays down about twenty principles and intentions regarding the processing and use of data and the access to and use of the digital infrastructure. Parties participating in the development of BSD are asked to make maximum effort to realize the ambitions of the Data Manifesto. By entering into a collaboration agreement with BSD, they are also expected to endorse the ambitions in the Data Manifesto.

Moral Compass
The Data Manifesto is a living document. We are innovating and not everything can be determined in advance. What is state of the art technology today may be obsolete tomorrow. One of the tasks of the Data Advisory Team (formerly the Data Governance Board) is to ensure that we conduct the right discussions regarding the use of technology and how we continue to act within the framework of the law.

But it’s not just about technical and legal issues. It often concerns issues of a completely different order. For example: will we behave differently if we know that our behavior can be monitored? What are the conditions under which technology can be used and who determines these conditions? Does the end justify all means? This requires the deployment of external experts in the field of ethics, sociology, behavioral sciences, big data, etc. By setting up an Ethics team in which all these disciplines are represented, we at BSD have a moral compass that ensures that we are on the right course keep sailing.

Ethics Team and Data Advisory Team

The Ethics Team has now been assembled and all members were appointed by the Foundation Board in December 2020. The appointment of the Data Advisory Team will take place shortly.

Contact
We will keep you regularly informed about the progress of the Data Governance project via the newsletter, our social media and on BrandevoortLAB. For questions and comments, please contact Carlien Roodink, projectleader Data Governance.

EIGENAAR PROJECT

Brainport Smart District

PARTNERS

PROGRAMMALIJNEN

 Digitale wijk

Smart Cities Innovation Space

Smart Cities Innovation Space

Smart Cities Innovation Space

The Smart Cities Innovation Space is an innovation hub where, in addition to technical skills and substantive knowledge, 21st century kills are also central, such as system thinking, interdisciplinary cooperation and an entrepreneurial attitude. Within the Smart Cities Innovation Space, students, researchers, governments and companies work together on solutions for major societal challenges, specifically in the field of Smart Cities.

The Smart Cities Innovation Space is a community that develops and enables interdisciplinary hands-on, challenge-based learning, engineering design and entrepreneurship. We offer a place where students learn to cope with complex social and industrial challenges, develop innovative projects with researchers, companies and other stakeholders. Moreover, it offers space and support for teachers who develop and offer hands-on courses and want to contribute to innovation in education.

OWNER PROJECT

Eindhoven University of Technology

PARTNERS

OPZuid | Europese Unie | Province of North-Brabant | Techno Broker | Omines | Team CASA | VIRTue

PROGRAM LINES

circular district | participation | social and safe district | healthy district | digital district | mobile district | district with energy

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Wij zijn IN (We are IN)

Wij zijn IN (We are IN)

Wij zijn IN (We are IN)

How do you want to live in society as it is today and in the future? The Wij zijn IN living concept focuses on collaboration between and with (future) residents who want more than a standard residential product.

Innovation, collaboration and sustainability are key in the ambitions of the Brainport region. That is why Wij zijn IN wants to develop the living concept for BSD together, in which the starting principles are technology, data and focus on the future.

From the start the (future) residents will be involved in the design and in the decision-making on BSD and the use of new technology. Residents are actively involved in and jointly responsible for their own environment.
The feasibility of the proposal is currently being investigated. If the outcome is positive, the proposal may well become a reality.

Join in! (Dutch only)

The first step on the way towards making Wij zijn IN a success is to attract (future) residents. The more people join in and get on board, the bigger the chance that the concept continues.

Register with WijzijnIn.nl and fill IN the questionnaire!

If you register, you will be kept informed on the project and involved in new developments.

OWNER PROJECT

Cedrus Vastgoed en Pauwert Vastgoed

PARTNERS

TU/e

PROGRAMME LINES

circular district | participation | social and safe district | healthy district | digital district | mobile district | district with energy

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Circular mixed sustainable district

Circular mixed sustainable district

Circular mixed sustainable district

The DGVGroupconsortium contributes with a sustainable smart circular district integrated in a high-quality landscape and in food-providing nature.

The district is designed in order to make optimum use of natural conditions, such as solar rotation in summer and winter, wind directions, north and south side of the home, soil condition, etc. Through smart design and process management an optimum combination of lowtech and hightech solutions is created: with the best from the past, the comfort of the present and readiness for the future.

Disruptive project development, sustainable architecture, choice of materials, circular design of infrastructure, energy balancing, use of water, local food production and circular use of (organic) waste. The DGVGroup team has developed these for ReGen Villages and other projects. The district we will be building in Brainport Smart District is energy-generating, reduces the CO2 footprint and contributes to the health and welfare of its residents. We will create jointly with the residents and collaboration partners ‘the Blossom of Brainport’, a circular integrated district with functions for food production, water purification and circular infrastructure that extend beyond the area itself.

The feasibility of the proposal is currently being investigated. If the outcome is positive, the proposal may well become a reality.

OWNER PROJECT

DGVGroup

PARTNERS

Natrufied architecture | Weever bouw | Biopolus | Duurzame Kost | NTP

PROGRAMME LINES

circular district | participation | social and safe district | healthy district | digital district | mobile district | district with energy

FOR MORE INFORMATION

The greenhouse homes of CC-Studio

The greenhouse homes of CC-Studio

The greenhouse homes of CC-Studio

KasCo is a circular residential area in which food, energy and living go hand in hand. Here, you can live in a low-energy home in a greenhouse with fresh fruit and vegetable just outside your door.

The frame of the greenhouse home is made of wood and can be taken apart. Separating the bearing frame and the inside layout makes the house extremely adaptive. This allows residents to create a unique, personalised home within the uniform shell.

The wind and waterproof shell offers many additional benefits: breathing outer walls, ample outside space in the greenhouse and integration of plants (urban farming). And the concept is already a reality: the first KasCo has been built in Amsterdam.

The feasibility of the proposal is currently being investigated. If the outcome is positive, the proposal may well become a reality.

OWNER PROJECT

CC-Studio

PARTNERS

PROGRAMME LINES

participation | healthy district  | district with energy

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Brandevoort LAB

Brandevoort LAB

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Wanted: innovative residents for our Brandevoort LAB!

In the Brandevoort LAB of Brainport Smart District residents of the present Brandevoort district are invited and challenged join us in developing new products and services that may be realised in the new smart district Brandevoort.

The Brandevoort LAB is a ‘living lab’ for the future of residential living. Together with residents of present-day Brandevoort, the foundation Brainport Smart District and its partners (knowledge institutions and businesses) will test concepts and products, refine ideas, and explore the future, both online and offline.

With our co-creative and participatory way of working, we will ensure together that innovations for the new district will later be well matched to the wishes, needs and daily life of the residents.

How you can join in the Brandevoort LAB will vary from one project to the another, depending on what you want and what organisations want to know or test. It may for example be a survey, a product test or a meeting with residents to discover their wishes and ideas.

In the Brandevoort LAB we focus on a healthy, socially inclusive and safe district, with smart mobility, where data belongs to the residents, an energy-positive district that uses water smartly, a circular district or a mix of these.

Brandevoort LAB will kick off in the summer of 2019. Are you interested in getting to work together with us and our partners? Do you have ideas about smart living and working? Would you like to develop, test and evaluate new concepts, techniques and materials? And do you want to know what new developments there are already in terms of energy, mobility, data, safety, health and/or circular construction? Then register here.

OWNER PROJECT

Brainport Smart District

PARTNERS

Morgenmakers

PROGRAMME LINES

participation

FOR MORE INFORMATION

BSD Smartwalk route

BSD Smartwalk route

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BSD Smartwalk route

Embedded Fitness develops interactive exercise concepts. The company connects sensors and communication technology to fitness equipment so people are challenged to get fit in a fun way.

In BSD, Embedded Fitness focuses on developing a Smartwalk route lined with SmartStones (posts with beacons inside) that can connect to a smartphone, so that users can walk a particular route through the district. The posts give feedback with LEDs to users that have selected a game or exercise on their app.

The posts work with low-power components and can be charged with solar cells, so that the system is energy-neutral.

Embedded Fitness has been recognised nationally as a SportInnovator centre for Bewegen in het Onderwijs (Exercise In Education). The centre acts as a breeding ground for knowledge institutions, businesses, authorities and schools, in order to contribute positively with evidence-based technological innovations to sports participation to increasing enjoyment of exercising, and to improving the learning performance of young people.

The feasibility of the proposal is currently being investigated. If the outcome is positive, the proposal may well become a reality.

OWNER PROJECT

Embedded Fitness

PARTNERS

TU/e, Fontys Hogescholen, GBO Design

PROGRAMME LINES

participation | healthy district | digital district

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Smart Living with Solarix

Smart Living with Solarix

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Smart Living with Solarix

Tomorrow’s built-up environments, like in Brainport Smart District, present many challenges: everything must be greener, healthier and smarter. While technology offers many possibilities, it is not the only answer for the future.

There must be a mix of beauty, data and clever use of space, linking city, building and humans. This is what Solarix does. We transform solar energy into design, give buildings an identity and create value for the environment.

Solarix believes in a future in which all outer walls generate energy. That is why Solarix develops beautiful, sustainable, innovative and multifunctional walls.

Solarix is a wall system that minimises depletion of natural resources (sustainable materials and lighting, recyclable) and maximises potential (sustainable energy, data). In fact it is more than just a wall system: it is about designing technology and the energy transition in a way that is attractive for people – it’s an example of a dynamic urban development.

The feasibility of the proposal is currently being investigated. If the outcome is positive, the proposal may well become a reality.

OWNER PROJECT

Studio Solarix

PARTNERS

PROGRAMME LINES

digital district | district with energy

FOR MORE INFORMATION