ARISE’s research focuses on the development and adoption of sustainable innovations for energy-efficient smart cities. This is research that results in the best integrated solutions for sustainability and energy-efficiency in the context of products, buildings and local infrastructures that support living, working and transportation in the built environment.
ARISE is positioned in the Faculty of Engineering Technology of University of Twente where it has a profound basis in science-based engineering and design-driven research. The center brings together specialists who focus on translation of findings from fundamental research to applications, who develop methods and tools to find the best integrated solutions and who evaluate existing and new solutions by prototyping, measurements and simulations.
ARISE is embedded in the university-wide program of Science Based Engineering (SBE) and maintains strong connections with Facility Management and other research groups.