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“Learning happens in the course of the experiment itself”

Esther Duflo, The economist as a plumber, 2017

Testbeds for increased innovation in the construction and real estate sector

The platform of testbeds are designed with flexibility and adaptability in mind. It is designed so as to be able to incorporate almost any product or service imaginable, and together with other solutions make one integrated real-life trial system.

KTH Live-In Lab Datapool

The datapool is our portal to data from testbeds and research results. It is open for students, teachers, researchers and industry partners.



Annual report 2021

2021 was a year of collaboration and progess for KTH Live In Lab, including new projects, many outreach activities and a new centre partner. Read more in our annual report.

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Survey: Living Lab Engagement

A survey is currently being conducted in order to explore the engagement model for Living Labs in the EU. The survey is being conducted by Elena Malakhatka, PHD candidate at KTH Live-In Lab, together ...

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Jonas Anund Vogel and Amory Lovins in KTH Live-In Lab.
Photo: Johannes Mosskin. Jonas Anund Vogel and Amory Lovins discussed buildings and energy efficiency in KTH Live-In Lab.

Energy efficiency expert visits KTH Live-In Lab

Last week, KTH Live-In Lab was visited by physicist and energy efficiency expert Amory Lovins. During the visit, Amory Lovins and Jonas Anund Vogel, director of KTH Live-In Lab, discussed buildings an...

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Some current projects at KTH Live-In Lab

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Buildings Post Corona

A collaborative project between Chalmers, KTH, Lund University and Umeå University. The project aims to support the construction sector in designing and maintaining sustainable buildings with a healthy and good indoor environment.

Plan view


The project focuses on new solutions for the sustainable student housing of the future. The vision is to develop a collective living (co living) that is at the forefront in terms of social, economic and ecological sustainability.

Solar panels on roof

Turnkey solutions with PV and energy storage

Solar cells combined with energy storage systems (ESS) are a promising alternative for reducing emissions in urban environments.

Live-In Lab Introduction

Hear Jonas Anund Vogel, director of KTH Live In-Lab, discuss the work, mission and vision of the centre.

3D Virtual tour of KTH Live-In Lab

Take a virtual tour of KTH Live-In Lab's testbeds.


The LIL Chronicle

How do we win the game – by complex rules or by enjoying it?

The more technically complex buildings become, the more new forms of collaboration and trust are needed to dare to invest money and time. The rules need to be flexible enough to enable freedom of movement and enjoyment.

Lab Builder Radio

Podcast with Jonas Anund Vogel. In this episode: Leendert Verhoef from AMS Institute shares his personal experiences from initiating Live-In Labs. What are the challenges and what works well?


Funders and centre partners

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