Living Lab

Greater Copenhagen


Addressing the needs of the emerging smart and connected cities, DOLL Living Lab is set out to create an innovative playground and transparency in the new complex markets. DOLL is the largest Living Lab for outdoor lighting and Smart City in Europe. 
In DOLL Living Lab buyers and manufacturers of intelligent street lighting and Smart City solutions can meet in a neutral setting. Buyers can experience state-of-the-art solutions in a natural environment. This gives decision makers better insight and knowledge to make investments in new lighting and Smart City solutions. The solutions are controlled and data are collected and analysed in DOLL Visitor Centre, placed in the heart of the Living Lab.

Why use DOLL Living Lab?

For municipalities and regions

DOLL Living Lab allows buyers and advisors to:
  • Have market transparency through the opportunity to experience and compare intelligent lighting and Smart City solutions from leading manufacturers
  • Assess the experienced quality, aesthetics and safety-creating aspects of light
  • See how different lighting systems and Smart City solutions on the market can be controlled and monitored from DOLL Visitor Center.
  • Get an unique opportunity to qualify and compare current lighting and Smart City solutions on the market
  • Get impartial guidance prior to tenders and decision-making at the Living Lab.

For manufacturers and suppliers

DOLL Living Lab offers manufacturers and suppliers:
  • An unique opportunity for presenting lighting solutions and fixtures, as well as testing intelligent management systems and Smart City technologies
  • The ability for customers to see lighting solutions in a real-life urban environment
  • A show- and control-room where lighting and Smart City solutions are managed and customers can compare products and management systems
  • A powerful sales parameter combined with impartial documentation from DOLL Quality Lab.

Facts about DOLL Living Lab

  • Pilot site, total area: 12 kilometers of road and bicycle lanes
  • Test- and demonstration zones: 49 zones (2-300 meters of street or bicycle lanes per zone)
  • Partner companies: 42+ (testing and demonstrating different solutions)
  • Local visits: Close to 60% of the Danish municipalities
  • Global visits: 100+ cities from 30+ countries
  • Media coverage: 80+ media outlets from around the world
  • Consortium: Technical University of Denmark, City of Albertslund, and Gate 21
  • Funding: Public-Private Innovation: Governmental financial support together with private partner fees

DOLL Living Lab is the largest of its kind in Europe.

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