The real estate business is going through a change: buildings and facilities are turning into service providers’ distribution platforms, from which users select the services that are relevant to them, and in much the same way as they choose apps for their phones.
The objective of the Virpa D project is to create world-class user experiences for users of commercial properties. New integrated services are intended to facilitate users’ everyday lives.
The project explores in particular how the operations-based environment will be realised in the future workplace and how the environment promotes well-being at work; how spaces support productivity and make daily work smoother.
Virpa D is divided into four mini-ecosystems, and involves 10 partner companies and four research institutes.
The services to be developed within the ecosystems are divided into four themes:
The commercial application of the results will be ensured through consulting and piloting.
The market outlook for property maintenance and occupational well-being alone is almost USD 100 billion.
It is estimated that the Virpa D project will create 1,569 new jobs, EUR 740 million in revenue and EUR 342 million in new exports by 2025.
Virpa D: development of services for end-users – people visiting, working and studying in premises
Project period: 2018–19
Budget: EUR 6.3 million
The Virpa A project has focused on the development of building service technology and its integration into a single service environment that can be managed online through cloud computing.
Virpa B has studied how a building’s energy efficiency can be improved by anticipating fluctuations in consumption and by using self-produced energy.
Virpa C combines the expertise in construction, real estate management, energy, ICT and service business of a total of 15 companies and five research units.
Real estate business is going through a change: buildings and facilities are turning into service providers’ distribution platforms, from which users can select the services that are relevant to them.