Go directly to the content of the page Go to main navigation Go to research

In Sweden, the Science Park business centre has assigned the VINCI Energies business unit Emil Lundgren the task of installing new artificial intelligence technology for a flexible, energy-efficient lighting solution in three high-rise buildings.

In Jönköping (Sweden), between Gothenburg and Stockholm, Science Park is a meeting place and hub for entrepreneurs, students and businesses. This hive of creativity, innovation and growth accommodates over a hundred businesses in a variety of sectors. With spaces for conferences, conventions and hybrid events, along with flexible offices, a cafe and a restaurant, Science Park comes across as a workplace of the future.

The site comprises one building presented as three different towers and one lower building, the 15-storey Science Park Towers, saw Emil Lundgren, the VINCI Energies business unit specialising in electrical engineering for energy transition, working on a particularly innovative project.

“The project started toward the end of 2019 and involved all the building’s electrical systems,” explains project manager Daniel Jansson. “The customer, JKPG fast, wanted the building to exemplify modernity, and specifically asked us to incorporate AI into our proposals.”

He continues, “This was an understandable request, given that one tenant of this new building would be an incubator for startups, many of which would actually be working in AI.” And not forgetting the nearby Jönköping University, a stakeholder in this business centre project that also studies AI and develops solutions based on it.

Real-time optimisation and self-learning

Emil Lundgren therefore set out to implement all the latest artificial intelligence technologies, especially in conjunction with the DALI-2 (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) protocol, an open, certified technology that facilitates interoperability between different devices from different brands, including sensors, push buttons, panels and routers.

“This AI-based lighting system uses less energy, meaning reduced environmental impact and lower costs”

“We also installed a full package of cables and luminaires using DALI protocols,” says Daniel Jansson. “But the luminaires can also be programmed individually if need be. Many of the luminaires were custom manufactured by [lighting solutions specialists] Fagerhult to meet the architect’s requirements.”

To complete the project and enable the Science Park Towers lighting system to connect to the cloud-based lighting control solution, Insights AI, supplied by the Finnish firm Helvar, Emil Lundgren installed comprehensive network cabling architecture (optical and copper) with an intelligent power supply system to facilitate energy distribution around the building.

Following completion of the works in September 2023, the building’s lighting system can now be managed in real time (consumption, maintenance, etc.), and the system can self-learn to optimise its usage. “This means less energy used, reduced environmental impact and lower costs,” says Daniel Jansson, who will definitely be recommending this AI-based technology for projects Emil Lundgren will be managing in the future.