Open Innovation Call #2

Applications for the Open Innovation Call are now closed, details of the successful project will be released shortly.

Do you have an idea that could help transform the way Limerick uses energy? Limerick City and County Council, as part of +CityxChange, are offering up to €5000 for your energy-related project.

Open Innovation Call #2

+CityxChange Open Innovation Calls are an invitation to the public to participate in the work of the +CityxChange Project in Limerick. We are working to develop a Positive Energy District in the city; an area which produces more energy than it consumes. The project is supported by the EU Horizon 2020 programme, and the project team includes Limerick City and County Council, University of Limerick, Smart MPower, GKinetic, and ESB Networks among others.

Open Innovation Calls are an opportunity to test out new ideas, prototypes, and services, with support from +CityxChange partners. Ideas are tested in real life settings for a set period of time - up to 12 months - and we welcome interest from citizens, makers, creatives, start-ups, businesses, and other stakeholders.

Our first Open Innovation Call, run last year, supported five projects re-imagining Limerick’s Laneways.

This second Open Innovation Call will support projects that explore ways to improve how Limerick City uses energy. We’re looking for ideas that can help us to reduce the amount of energy used, and increase the energy generated by residents, businesses, and others in the City Centre. The theme includes:

  • Encouraging the development of energy communities and cooperatives (what would help people to work together to save/generate energy?)
  • Using sensors and data to understand energy and renewables (how might we measure different kinds of energy use/production in the city?)
  • Enabling decision-making on energy usage by individuals and communities (how do we help people to take control of their energy use?)
  • Supporting energy saving activities including recycling, waste management improvements, and smarter production methods
  • And other innovations that support communities to take an active part in the energy transition.


Application live on MyPoint 1st February 2021
Deadline for queries 19th February 2021
Information Session (Open Night) 24th February 2021 at 7pm
Response to queries (online FAQs published) 26th February 2021
Deadline for submissions extended 19th March 2021 at 5pm
Successful proposals announced 24th March 2021
Milestone update meeting 9th April 2021
Monitoring and evaluation of prototypes in-situ 9th April to 24th September 2021

Applications for the Open Innovation Call are now closed.

Details of the successful project will be released shortly.