The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is a partner in the Smart Village Lab project, the first physical realisation of innovative living lab Green Energy Park. The lab will investigate how living can become smart, sustainable and energy efficient in the future and will be inaugurated in autumn 2020. It was developed in collaboration with VUB research group MOBI and Flux50, the Flemish spearhead energy cluster. VUB’s board of directors approved an investment of €1.6 million for the project. The European Regional Development Fund contributes €300,000 and Interreg North West Europe €800,000.