CANCELLED: Final Conference SLIC and SMART-SPACE | Smart lighting: more than technology

Provincial House Boeverbos - Leopold III-laan 41 - 8200 Bruges (Belgium) & via streaming

18 November 2021 - 18 November 2021

CANCELLED: Final conference SLIC & SMART-SPACE: Smart lighting, more than technology

Due of the deteriorating COVID situation we do not find it responsible to receive participants on location.
The joint Final Conference on 18 November will be postponed:

  • For the SMART-SPACE project a webinar will be organised in the morning of Thursday 20 January 2022.
  • For the SLIC project an in person conference will be organised on Thursday 21 April 2022. This will be a whole day event with interactive sessions and presentations.

Separate invitations will sent out the coming weeks. New registration will be necessary.

Our appologies for the inconvenience.

Thank you & stay safe.



10:00  Welcome 
Session 1: The value of smart lighting
  • Keynote speaker: A cities’ guide to smart lighting: a white paper from cities for cities, about the why and how behind smart lighting by Dr. Ir. Philip Ross
  • Main results of the projects: 
     The value of smart public lighting: CO2 emission reduction through various Smart Lighting Concepts by Yves Prevoo (Avans University of Applied Sciences)
    ► The value of smart urban lighting: making technology work for improving life in public space by Dr. Ir. Elke den Ouden (TU/e Lighthouse)
  • Reflection panel + Q&A

Session 2: Showcasing the pilot projects

  • Experiences during the project: innovative pilot projects will be showcased and project partners will testify on how they experienced participating in the project. 
  • How to decide on and implement smart lighting in your municipality? 
    ► A Smart Light Concepts Decision Support Tool for making an educated choice by Ramzan Esmeli (University of Portsmouth)
    ► The roadmap for smart lighting and how to make it work in cities by Dr. Ir. Rianne Valkenburg (TU/e Lighthouse)
12:30 Lunch

Session 3: Does light bring us together?

  • Challenges on smart lighting at regional and European level
  • A talkshow on themes like:
    ► Business model and financing
    ► Citizens & stakeholders engagement
    ► Safety & crime
    ► Culture & governance
14:45 Coffee break

Session 4: Disclosure of the lessons learned: joining forces!

  • Smart Public Lighting Knowledge Hub
  • SMART-SPACE Knowledge Centre
  • Building the network

Closure and Drinks




Thursday 18 November 2021, 10:00 - 17:00 (CET)

Location & directions
Provinciehuis Boeverbos (Koning Leopold III-laan 41 - 8200 Brugge/België)
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To attend this free conference, registration is required before Wednesday 10 November 2021 via the platform Eventbrite: click here.


The final conference is a cooperation between the partners of the European projects:

  • Smart Light Concepts

    • ABOUT:
      LED lights in every street lamp in the city centre that is on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. Lamps that dim at night and turn on when people cycle or drive past. In the European research project Smart Light Concepts (SLIC), researchers from Avans University of Applied Sciences and Portsmouth University explore, together with cities, municipalities and provincial authorities in 4 countries (Belgium, France, the Netherlands and United Kingdom), different solutions for reducing carbon emissions from public lighting. The project focusses on choosing feasible smart technologies, financing this investment and engaging with stakeholders so that the new technologies are affordable and accepted. The project reports on business models and develops a Decision Support Tool to make educated choices on smart light concepts.

      Avans University, University of Portsmouth, County Council Suffolk, Amiens, Stad Brugge, Fluvius, Provincie West-Vlaanderen, West-Vlaamse Intercommunale, Gemeente Etten-Leur


    • ABOUT:
      SMART-SPACE brings together end-users (cities/citizens) and innovation stakeholders (research institutes, SMEs, enterprises) from NL, BE, FR and IE to jointly facilitate the uptake of smart lighting to reduce energy consumption, CO2 emission and to enhance the liveability of public spaces in small/mid-size municipalities. Until now implementation occurred mainly in small scale pilot projects, indicating that to reach the low carbon objectives requires a strong, transnational collaboration to move beyond piecemeal solutions.

      Stad Oostende, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Spie Infratechniek, Stad Sint-Niklaas, Stad Middelburg, Comhairle Contae Thiobraid Arann, Intemo Special Products, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Innovation LAB, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Intelligent Lighting Instituut, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, LUCI – Lighting Urban Community International, Fluvius

Also interested to join the national conference of the SLIC project on Wedensday 17 November (in Dutch): click on this link for more information.

For more information about SMART-SPACE, please contact Kristof Verhoest by e-mail:

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