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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.


A model showcasing the two parallel approaches of the project's service design process.
The two parallel approaches of the project's service design process.

New report: Service design for pro-environmental behaviour and resource efficiency at KTH Live-In La

A recently published report discusses service design for pro-environmental behaviour and resource efficiency in smart homes. The report is based on a study where one of KTH Live-In Lab’s testbeds was ...

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Agnieszka Zalejska Jonsson
Agnieszka Zalejska Jonsson

Meet Agnieszka, KTH Live-In Lab’s new co-director

Agnieszka Zalejska Jonsson is a researcher in Building and Real Estate Economics and has a special interest in sustainability and property management. She is now excited to join the innovative environ...

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Bengt Dahlgren's logotype.
Photo: Bengt Dahlgren.

Bengt Dahlgren is KTH Live-In Lab’s new centre partner

The technology consulting company Bengt Dahlgren wants to contribute to a more sustainable and innovative construction sector and is now joining KTH Live-In Lab as a centre partner. The engagement wil...

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Some current projects at KTH Live-In Lab

Interior with ventilation in ceiling

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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