The Bauhaus of the Seas Sails (BoSS) is the sixth lighthouse project under the call for the development of ‘lighthouse demonstrators’ of the New European Bauhaus (NEB). Coordinated by the Interactive Technologies Institute of Instituto Superior Técnico of the University of Lisbon, the project Grant agreement ID: 101079995 was awarded €5 million for 18 partners. BoSS aims at achieving a sustainable and inclusive transition, keeping the aesthetic at the centre and working closely together with the local communities.

This project has 18 partners, including local authorities, universities, and civil society organisations:

  • Instituto Superior Técnico (coordinator) – Portugal
  • Magellan Circle – European Affairs Consultancy, Lda – Portugal 
  • Fundacion TBA21 – Spain 
  • Universita Ca’ Foscari Venezia – Italy 
  • Malmo Universitet – Sweden 
  • Comune Di Genova – Italy 
  • Stichting Het Nieuwe Instituut – Netherlands 
  • Technische Universiteit Delft – Netherlands 
  • Marint Kunskapscenter i Malmö ek för – Sweden 
  • Autorita Di Sistema Portuale Del Mare Adriatico Settentrionale – Portidi Venezia E Chioggia – Italy 
  • Comune Di Venezia – Italy 
  • Universita Iuav Di Venezia – Italy 
  • Fondazione Istituto Italiano Di Tecnologia – Italy 
  • Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian – Portugal 
  • Municipio de Oeiras – Portugal 
  • Camara Municipal de Lisboa – Portugal 
  • Linieland Van Waas En Hulst Europese Groepering Voor Territoriale Samenwerking Met Beperkte Aansprakelijkheid – Belgium 
  • The New Institute Foundation Ggmbh – Germany

With BoSS, cities close to the water will be offered solutions to achieve climate neutrality. It will result in seven transformational demonstrators in different regions and aquatic ecosystems: in Portugal (estuary), Italy (lagoon and gulf), Sweden/Germany (strait / sea / river), and the Netherlands / Belgium (delta).

Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, said:

  • This new lighthouse demonstrator project is an important news, made possible by Horizon Europe funding. This additional project under the lighthouse demonstrator will contribute to EU Missions, which are key for tackling major challenges in health, climate, and environment. This project will once more show how research and innovation can help citizens on the ground.

Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira, said:

  • I am delighted to see another lighthouse demonstrator of the New European Bauhaus, setting an example of bringing sustainability, inclusiveness and aesthetics to local communities. Taking an approach that is sensitive to the specific needs of a place and its geographic characteristics, with strong focus on coastal cities, oceans, and seas is welcome”.