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Smart City Lyon

Lyon, a smart city

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Lyon is constantly evolving and becoming an innovative, sustainable and vibrant smart city. In 2050, 70% of the world's population will be living in towns and cities: a wonderful opportunity to develop a new urban innovation process.

The "Smart City Lyon" process

Smart City Lyon is a big commitment which relies on public-private collaboration to promote the creation of new services for users and the development of innovative businesses and start-ups, around new practices in the city, sustainable development, energy, the environment, quality of life, mobility, etc.

Smart City Lyon is a new way of looking at the city which we share with you! The smart city must:

  • Take into account environmental challenges and energy constraints;
  • Promote the networking approach of the stakeholders with each other: local authorities, residents and businesses;
  • Allow the switch from ownership to use: users' involvement in the design of products and services;
  • Integrate new technologies (IT and communication, robotics, smart transport systems, etc.).

The Smart City strategy means as from now moving towards a responsible and efficient economy of tomorrow, by promoting innovation over the entire territory, to make the city a more pleasant place for you.

Video: Smart City Lyon, what is it?

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Animation released in November 2014 presenting the Greater Lyon's smart city strategy and major smart experiments in progress in the Greater Lyon area (France).

Smart City Lyon is:

  • 40 prestigious experiments in progress and to come
  • 100 diverse public and private partners

We promote the development of innovative businesses in Greater Lyon territory thanks to collaborative spaces and numerous services for innovation.

Innover : pictogramme du service business du Grand Lyon


Go to our dedicated page if you want to know more about the innovative programmes and services of Smart City Lyon.

Métropole de Lyon's services to innovative businesses

Focus on TUBÀ

logo Tubà, le tube à expérimentations urbaines à Lyon

In the heart of the Lyon Part-Dieu district, TUBÀ was born: a place of innovation, incubation and development for innovative businesses in the city of tomorrow, using public and private urban data.

TUBÀ's missions: to stimulate the creation of innovative services for and with users and the creation of activities and jobs around the sharing of public and private data.


Data Grand Lyon

Major projects and experiments for tomorrow

The Métropole de Lyon is conducting dozens of prestigious projects for innovation in our city.

Energy transition and smart grids

Greater Lyon is the first territory in Europe to experiment with smart grids, in order to be able to better conserve energy resources and manage consumption. The territory of Lyon is thus host to a large number of projects: Lyon Smart Community (with NEDO); Greenlys; Smart Electric Lyon; Watt & Moi; the experimental roll-out of Linky; the European "Transform" project in partnership with Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Vienna, Genoa and Hamburg.

Focus on Lyon Smart Community

logo Lyon Smart Community

In Lyon Confluence, the Lyon Smart Community project is in constant development. In September 2015, it inaugurated HIKARI, the first energy-positive mixed block in Europe (offices, shops and housing). The HIKARI buildings combine an excellent energy performance of the bioclimatic architecture with the renewable energy production and networked building operation.

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Urban water management

Focus on Hublo

A supervision centre for potable water management was inaugurated in February 2015 under a public service delegation contract. The supervision centre collects all data linked to the operation of the water service: natural resources, factories, networks, customer base, etc. The display and analysis of these data in real time help optimise interventions and in particular reduce water leaks and energy consumption.

Focus on Optimod'Lyon

logo Optimod'Lyon

In May 2015, the 3-year research and development project between the Métropole de Lyon and some fifteen partners (businesses and research laboratories) has come to an end. We has brought together all the Greater Lyon territory's transport data to develop four key services: the first multimodal GPS on smartphone, a website, the world's first, which brings together all mobility options, an urban freight navigator and a delivery round optimisation tool. Optimod'Lyon is the first in Europe to provide 1-hour traffic forecasts.

Research and development in innovative services is continuing with the Opticities European project.

vue aérienne de l'agglomération lyonnaise, mobilité
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