Publisert 12. mai 2018

Open Innovation Competition: Energy Smart Nidaros Cathedral

Help bring smart and climate-friendly energy solutions to the world’s northernmost medieval cathedral!

The City of Trondheim is known as the technological capital of Norway. More than a thousand years old, it is home to a large number of cultural monuments and protected buildings. Together these factors make for a unique playground for innovation.

Can a large cultural heritage monument contribute to set a good example for climate innovation? Trondheim Municipality, Nidaros Cathedral Restoration Workshop (NDR) and EIT Climate-KIC now invite innovators to take part in an Open Innovation competition to make the world’s northernmost medieval cathedral energy-smart. The solutions may contribute to the following:

Deep energy retrofit and smart energy management of large historic monument, taking into account cultural conservation and user experience. Transforming a historic urban district into a smart energy system with decentralized production of renewable energy

Trondheim aims to become a smart and sustainable city. The Knowledge Axis, stretching from Sluppen in the south to Brattøra/Nyhavna in the north, is the focal urban area for development and display of smart sustainable solutions. Norway’s first new-built Powerhouse will soon be realized at Brattørkaia on the northern edge of the Knowledge Axis by the Trondheim Fjord. The building produces more clean and environmentally-friendly energy than it consumes. This world-class pilot project can be an inspiration to a national symbol like Nidaros Cathedral, which in many ways can be considered the heart of the Knowledge Axis. The cathedral played a vital role for knowledge since the medieval age.

We are well aware of all the limitations, but would like to find out more about the possibilities.
- Marie Louise Anker, Director of Cultural Heritage Management, Nidaros Cathedral Restoration Workshop (NDR)

Find out more on the official project website, where competition manual and site information can be downloaded.
Join the open webinaron May 7. Register here.
Spread the information to others who might be interested.
Submit your solutiondigitally by May 31.
Thank you!