A connected district for cross-generational diversity and aging well
As part of the ÉcoCité initiative and Smart City project, Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole came up with the idea for the Eurêka district in 2016.
The goal of this “demonstrator district” is to support living well and aging well by offering residents innovative services.
39 hectares in Castelnau le Lez
Development of the overall area is being handled by SERM, the Montpellier Regional Development Company, as part of a Coordinated Development Zone (ZAC). The project received an award from the Federation of Local Public Businesses (EPL) in the “Service for the Public” category.
Innovative services designed for the population
In 2016, Montpellier Métropole launched the digital “My Eurêka” platform, an experiment to test various services for seniors, including remote alarms, frailty monitoring tools, connected objects, and more. This initiative offers a range of digital services and eco-responsible solutions, such as tracking energy consumption. Sensors transmit data in an effort to optimize electrical network management using a “smart grid” approach. The digital offering will also include tools to help seniors remain independent at home, such as emergency call services, frailty tracking tools, and connected objects. People at risk of losing their autonomy will be monitored to help them stay home and reduce their feelings of isolation while building momentum through inter-generational aid.
The platform will evolve according to people’s actual uses and needs. Operations that are successful in the Eurêka district will later be expanded into other areas around Montpellier Métropole.