Deeptech Innovation
At The Service Of The Planet

Faced with the societal challenges of our era, our best researchers and entrepreneurs must come together!

The Da Vinci Labs will tackle our era's most pressing challenges using the power of exponential technologies such as artificial intelligence, synthetic biology and quantum computing.

The Da Vinci Labs will also be a positive energy building, a true "living lab" of green technologies and sustainable lifestyles.

Deeptech Innovation At The Service Of The Planet

Faced with the societal challenges of our era, our best researchers and entrepreneurs must come together!

The Da Vinci Labs will tackle our era's most pressing challenges using the power of exponential technologies such as artificial intelligence, synthetic biology and quantum computing.

The Da Vinci Labs will also be a positive energy building, a true "living lab" of green technologies and sustainable lifestyles.

Vision

Humanity is at a crossroads, and its short-term choices will affect its long-term survival. While technological innovation can be the engine of socio-economic progress, when shared between all stakeholders, it can also have devastating effects on our environment, through greenhouse gas emissions and biosphere damage, leading to major systemic effects such as climate change and biodiversity loss.

The results can be easily seen around us. For example, the disappearance of birds is currently going between 100 and 10,000 times faster than normal, and if the reasons for this dizzying decline are varied, they are all linked to human activities.

And yet, advances in knowledge and technology could allow us to mitigate, if not reverse, the effects of human activities…

The Da Vinci Labs aim to reconcile technological innovation with sustainable development by creating physical spaces allowing all stakeholders (citizens, entrepreneurs, researchers, industrial and decision-makers) to experiment with technologies that can address the major societal problems of our era.

The Da Vinci Labs are inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, the first known "polymath", extraordinary artist, engineer and researcher, whose work covers a host of fields such as civil engineering, chemistry, geology, geometry, hydrodynamics, mathematics, mechanical engineering , optics, physics and zoology.

Building on Leonardo’s legacy, 10 minutes from his final resting place, the Da Vinci Labs will host cross-disciplinary technological demonstrators on topics such as sustainable food production, clean energy and eco-innovation.

Positive Energy Building

The Da Vinci Labs will be a multi-disciplinary research centre, harmoniously and artistically integrated with its surroundings in the Touraine region of France, which combines three residential blocks and three non-residential laboratories in an avant-garde sustainable complex.

The construction programme, starting in 2022, will combine modular construction approaches, circular building materials, smart dynamic glazing, photovoltaic and geothermal energy generation, as well as energy storage via hydrogen and bio-based batteries.

With high-performance solar panels and geothermal probes, the building will be able to work entirely off-grid, as well as to provide energy back to the local microgrid or to the public grid when surplus energy is available.

The building energy management system will be piloted by time delayed deep neural networks optimizing energy usage while maintaining thermal comfort.

The building will be a permanent demonstration space for positive energy building technologies and methodologies, hosting workshops and seminars dedicated to sustainable construction and other green deal innovation domains.

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Positive Energy Building

The Da Vinci Labs will be a multi-disciplinary research centre, harmoniously and artistically integrated with its surroundings in the Touraine region of France, which combines three residential blocks and three non-residential laboratories in an avant-garde sustainable complex.

The construction programme, starting in 2022, will combine modular construction approaches, circular building materials, smart dynamic glazing, photovoltaic and geothermal energy generation, as well as energy storage via hydrogen and bio-based batteries.

With high-performance solar panels and geothermal probes, the building will be able to work entirely off-grid, as well as to provide energy back to the local microgrid or to the public grid when surplus energy is available.

The building energy management system will be piloted by time delayed deep neural networks optimizing energy usage while maintaining thermal comfort.

The building will be a permanent demonstration space for positive energy building technologies and methodologies, hosting workshops and seminars dedicated to sustainable construction and other green deal innovation domains.

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Leading The New European Bauhaus Movement

In order to turn climate and environmental challenges into opportunities and reach the full decarbonisation of Europe by 2050, the European Commission has introduced a series of initiatives within the framework of the European Green Deal that will protect the environment and boost the green economy. One of them is an innovative and aesthetic approach to fully realize the Green New Deal in people’s lives, the New European Bauhaus.

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen first hinted at the setup of a new European Bauhaus in 2020, as a co-creation space where architects, artists, students, engineers, designers can work together. In 2021, the European Commission followed up on this announcement, stressing the need for a systemic change in order to tackle emission cut and energy poverty. New European Bauhaus projects aim at sustainability through the intersection of art and culture and the respective adaptation to local conditions, giving attention to natural building materials, energy efficiency, demographics, future-oriented mobility or resource-efficient digital innovation.

The New European Bauhaus movement is intended to be a bridge between the world of science and technology and the world of art and culture. It is about a new European Green Deal aesthetic combining good design with sustainability. The New Bauhaus is about bringing the European Green Deal closer to people's minds and homes. And making tangible the comfort and attractiveness of sustainable living. Good design can improve lives. The New European Bauhaus will demonstrate that the necessary can also be beautiful. The New European Bauhaus will be a think and experiment-space.

President Ursula von der Leyen
14 October 2020

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Leading The New European Bauhaus Movement

In order to turn climate and environmental challenges into opportunities and reach the full decarbonisation of Europe by 2050, the European Commission has introduced a series of initiatives within the framework of the European Green Deal that will protect the environment and boost the green economy. One of them is an innovative and aesthetic approach to fully realize the Green New Deal in people’s lives, the New European Bauhaus.

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen first hinted at the setup of a new European Bauhaus in 2020, as a co-creation space where architects, artists, students, engineers, designers can work together. In 2021, the European Commission followed up on this announcement, stressing the need for a systemic change in order to tackle emission cut and energy poverty. New European Bauhaus projects aim at sustainability through the intersection of art and culture and the respective adaptation to local conditions, giving attention to natural building materials, energy efficiency, demographics, future-oriented mobility or resource-efficient digital innovation.

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The New European Bauhaus movement is intended to be a bridge between the world of science and technology and the world of art and culture. It is about a new European Green Deal aesthetic combining good design with sustainability. The New Bauhaus is about bringing the European Green Deal closer to people's minds and homes. And making tangible the comfort and attractiveness of sustainable living. Good design can improve lives. The New European Bauhaus will demonstrate that the necessary can also be beautiful. The New European Bauhaus will be a think and experiment-space.

President Ursula von der Leyen
14 October 2020

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The New European Bauhaus movement is intended to be a bridge between the world of science and technology and the world of art and culture. It is about a new European Green Deal aesthetic combining good design with sustainability. The New Bauhaus is about bringing the European Green Deal closer to people's minds and homes. And making tangible the comfort and attractiveness of sustainable living. Good design can improve lives. The New European Bauhaus will demonstrate that the necessary can also be beautiful. The New European Bauhaus will be a think and experiment-space.

President Ursula von der Leyen
14 October 2020

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Leonardo Rebooted!

Leonardo had no regard for the boundaries between art, science and engineering. He was as much at ease painting a mysterious smile as he was designing bridges or studying anatomy and fluid dynamics.

At Da Vinci Labs, we wonder what if Leonardo was here today. How will he trod over disciplinary boundaries? We ask ourselves. What if we asked Leonardo to change his parchment for a laptop and teach him how far we've come in our understanding of life? What will he make of the thinking machines that are now ubiquitous? Of synthetic biology? Of quantum mechanics?

We cannot bring him back, but we can invite curious minds to explore these questions with us. How? We are launching the Leonardo Rebooted! grant to support the production of two new artworks in two categories: synthetic biology and AI/quantum. The winner of each category will receive a grant of €5,000.

This art & science grant will be curated by the Quo Artis Foundation, an international non-profit foundation that seeks to establish connections between art, science and technology through the collaborative work of professionals in these fields. We look forward to receiving your application before the 30th of November.

Find out more on the project website

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