Accelerating the shift towards climate neutrality


The TRANSFORMER project considers entire regions as living laboratories, Transition Super-Labs, in which new ways of transformation towards a climate-neutral future can be developed, tested and implemented.


The TRANSFORMER is an H2020 projec​t that works with four regions, the Ruhr Are​a, DE, Emilia Romagna, IT, Lower Silesia, ​PL and Western Macedonia, GR, on the tran​sition from fossil-fuel-based to zero-carbon​ local econ​omies.

TRANSFORMER Super-Labs bring together all relevant stakeholders of a region: universities, municipalities, companies, and civil society organisations to work in new cooperation formats and design project ideas for transformation to long-term climate neutrality.


TRANSFORMER aims at developing a roadmap per region that will include milestones for implementation, financing and funding opportunities for other Super-Labs to be developed and replicated, to serve as the core of a regional climate neutrality concept.

TRANSFORMER will create a self-sustaining community of Super-Lab practitioners replicating the concept of Transition Super Labs further, with the aim to build a path towards climate neutrality.

Consortium partners

These organisations will work together to reach our goals:

  • Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Rupprecht Consult – Forschung & Beratung
  • Business Metropole Ruhr
  • Emilia Romagna Region
  • Institute for Transport and Logistics Foundation (Fondazione ITL)
  • FIT Consulting
  • Dolnoslaski Fundusz Rozwoju
  • Warsaw University
  • Foundation “Dumni z Lubina”
  • Regional Development Agency of West Madedonia (ANKO)
  • Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Twenty Communications
  • European Network of Living Labs


Project Coordinator

Thomas Meister

Project Manager

Morgane Juliat

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