Grow Smarter

GrowSmarter Cologne shows trend-setting climate protection measures - convince yourself. Citizens have the opportunity to inspect all measures which have been realized so far in the project GrowSmarter Cologne at the Study Visit (26th& 27 th April 2017).

The European Union is promoting sustainable urban development in Mülheim. Houses in the Stegerwaldsiedlung are extensively renovated, equipped with district heating and heat pumps, numerous mobile stations are established in the urban area and consumers can contribute with their own applications to environmental and climate protection.

Program "StudyVisit"

Wednesday 26th April 2017

  • Spanischer Bau

    14:30 – 15:00 Registration and small lunch

    Place: TOWN HALL, Spanischer Bau

    Town Hall, Spanischer Bau 26th April 2017 at 14:30 - 15:00
  • Würfel

    15:00 – 16:00 Welcome and Presentation

    Welcome (Mr. Dr. Rau).Presentation of Site Cologne and Stand Project Overview (Mrs. Dr. Möhlendick, Mrs. Egenolf.

    Town Hall, Spanischer Bau 26th April 2017 at 15:00 - 16:00
  • SmartCity

    16:30 – 19:30 SmartCity Conference Cologne

    SmartCity Conference Cologne, Cologne Mobility 2025 plus (Mrs. Stromberg-Mallmann)

    Historical TOWN Hall, Piazetta 26th April 2017 at 16:30 - 19:30
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  • Hackathon

    18:00 - 22:00 Hackathon

    Hackathon, Environmental and Sensor Technology Live stream with Barcelona and Stockholm Construction, application, new business model (Mr.Blauhut)

    Im Mediapark 5, 50670 Cologne 26th April 2017 at 18:00 - 22:00
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Thursday 27th April 2017

  • Bike Tour

    9:30 – 10:00 Bike-tour

    Bike-tour with KVB rental bicycles to the Stegerwald settlement

    Town Hall, Spanischer Bau (Meeting Point) 27th April 2017 at 9:30 - 10:00
  • Stegerwald Siedlung

    10:00 – 11:15 Tour through the settlement & Presentation

    Group 1, WP2 Low energy districts: Tour through the settlement. Integrated approach of managing energy with Siedlungsmanagement (virtual power plant). Mieterstrom (tenant electricity), battery storage, Smart Home district heating, heat pumps. (Mr. Remacly)

    Group 2, WP 3: Integrated Infrastructure, WP 4: Mobility. Presentation open data platform, Cockpit CarSharing in the settlement (Mr. Blauhut, Mr. Borgert).

    Stegerwald settlement, Adam-Stegerwald-Str. 31, 51063 Cologne 27th April 2017 at 10:00 - 11:15
  • Audience

    11:15 - 12:30 Group 1 and 2 change programm

    For more information: former programm point

    Stegerwald settlement, Adam-Stegerwald-Str. 31, 51063 Cologne 27th April 2017 at 11:15 - 12:30
  • Lunch

    12:30 Lunch

    Stegerwald settlement, Adam-Stegerwald-Str. 31, 51063 Cologne 27th April 2017 12:30
  • Mobility

    13:00 – 14:00 WP4 Sustainable urban Mobility. Visit Mobility station

    Visit Mobility station, Cambio CarSharing, Ampido App, KVB rental bikes, charging station and introduction e-Bus

    Charles-de-Gaulle place, 50667 Cologne-Deutz 2,76th April 2017 at 13:00 - 14:00
  • KVB Kölner Dom

    14:00 Travel via public transport (S-Bahn)to Data center Cologne Chorweiler

    Data center Cologne Chorweiler, Nettersheimerstr., 50767 Cologne 27th April 2017 at 14:00
  • Tastatur

    15:00 – 16:00 Demonstration data center

    Demonstration data center and Price winner “Green it” for energy efficiency (Mr. Kernke)

    Data center Cologne Chorweiler, Nettersheimerstr., 50767 Cologne 27th April 2017 at 15:00 - 16:00



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Important Information

For documentation within GrowSmarter we will take photos und will also film parts of the hackathon as well as interviews of the participants. When registering you agree with these conditions.


A contingent of particularly low-priced hotel rooms (69 € per night) for the Study Visit Cologne is available in the Motel One until 29.3.2017. Please use the booking form to order the rooms.

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Contact for Motel One:

Motel One Germany Betriebs GmbH
Motel One Köln-Waidmarkt
Tel-Aviv-Straße 6
D-50676 Köln
fon: +49 (221) 272 595-0
fax: +49 (221) 272 595-10

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Grow Smarter

In addition to Stockholm and Barcelona, Cologne is the first German lighthouse town in the EU Horizon 2020 research project GrowSmarter, which the European Commission is funding with 25 million euros. The aim is to reduce particulate matter pollution and energy consumption as well as to contribute to sustainable mobility. The pilot area is Mülheim, the Stegerwaldsiedlung is the project area.

By the end of 2019 residential buildings in the existing buildings will be energetically renovated, low-mobility mobility solutions will be implemented and modern communication technologies will be used to combine concepts and data from the fields of energy and mobility.

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Date: 26th April 2017

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