Open Call: Innovative Citizen Solutions for Positive Energy Transition and Limerick's Georgian laneways

Closed14 Jan, 2020, 3:01pm - 2 Mar, 2020, 5:30pm

Limerick’s Georgian Neighbourhood is developing flexibly and through the use of prototyping and community participation, in close cooperation with stakeholders: citizens, companies, city administration  and researchers.

This Open Call will identify and support the first Urban Prototypes to be tested in the Georgian Neighbourhood and focused on developing solutions for Laneways and Citizen Sensing supports. The open call is looking for teams involving local community groups, supported by designers and makers to design, create and test solutions to common issues in the Georgian Neighbourhood area.

The call will support two types of prototypes that help the transition of the Limerick Georgian Neighborhood to a Positive Energy District:,

  • urban design /tactical urbanism solutions which respond to common issues with the laneways and
  • digital innovation solutions at their heart.

Any artistic/design discipline is welcome for the tactical urbanism solutions, and the call may be suitable for architects, software and hardware professionals, product designers, urban designers,landscape architects, and hackers. Makers (a term for diy crafters, hackers and enthusiasts, especially when related to technology and open-source hardware) may include a designer and communities themselves and can also be supported by maker groups e.g. mens sheds, shared community workshops, craftivists etc.

For digital innovation solutions the call is open to any discipline but technical capacity to implement the solution should be proved by the application team. Digital innovation solutions could be about environmental sensing, data visualization, energy generation energy storage and any other themes covered in the +CityxChange project. Open source hardware and software approaches will be positively evaluated.

To facilitate this call, we are going to run an Information Session and Matchmaking Event , on Wednesday, 12th of February at 6:30pm at the Citizen Observatory at the Fab Lab Limerick on Rutland Street.

A people-focused approach and location in the Georgian Neighbourhood is extremely important for the project. We welcome applications from groups who wish to work together on this project, designers must work with community groups, communities of interest, businesses or residents in the Georgian Neighbourhood.

For further information on this project:



Your submission can be made in three ways: 

  1. MyPoint ( 
    • If you don't already have a MyPoint user account, you need to register on MyPoint (click "Register" link at bottom of this form). Note: A confirmation token is sent to your designated email account to finalise MyPoint registration.
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  2. By requesting an application form from or
  3. Via post from the CityXChange Open Call, The Engine, Cecil Street, Limerick 

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Deadline: March 2nd at 5:30pm GMT

Supported by the European Horizon 2020 programme and as part of the +CityxChange Project (

The closing date has passed and submissions are no longer being accepted.