Energy and environment, Transport and logistics 2017

Chalmers Five Star Campus - Testbed for sustainable solutions

Gothenburg, Sweden


Chalmers University of Technology


Energy technology, Intelligent transport, Smart housing technology

The Five Star Campus continuously seek to create challenge driven testbeds and demonstration projects in collaboration with the academic and industrial sector to strengthen the transition to sustainable systems. The testbed focusses on testing projects under the vision of "creating a sustainable future".

What was tested

Projects that are currently tested on campus are the Chalmers Power Central; Shared Shuttle Services; Positive footprint houses etc.

Testbed purpose

The purpose of the testbed is to develop the campus areas at Chalmers University to attract international attention and influence perception of the university being attractive, experimental and sustainable. It also focusses on showcasing the university's innovative research and development , and contribute to the overall transition to more sustainable systems.


The test environment is situated on the Chalmers Campus, centrally located in Gothenburg. As it is a campus, it has fewer private property owners, making the area more controlled than ordinary city districts with a range of stakeholders. Access to students at the technically oriented university provides a suitable user-group, and there is access to collaboration with research facilities and academics in fields of sustainability.

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Marketing and local economic development
  • Address market failures or grand challenges

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