STARDUST is an EU Horizon 2020 Smart Cities project, which brings together advanced European cities, thus forming into a constellation of “innovation islands” – exemplary models of smart, highly efficient, intelligent and citizen-oriented cities.
Post date: 22 Nov 2018
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Internet of Things (IoT) have assumed a key role for energy efficiency in buildings: sensors (temperature sensor in a room, electrical power measuring device), actuators (HVAC room controller, motor), complex devices (PLC providing home, building or industrial automation), monitoring systems are a common standard that involves a wide range of stakeholders – from designers, to integrators, to operators and users.
Ae we ready to manage the risks and benefits of IoT in smart buildings?
Post date: 29 Jun 2018
In the coming decades one of the key technologies to be implemented in intelligent buildings will be LiFi, the transfer of data through light
Just imagine: you get back home one evening, unlocking your door with the torch light of your mobile. You sit down on your sofa, download a film 100 times faster than currently possible and enjoy the movie on a fully secure wireless connection. This is already possible in some smart buildings, and could be the norm in the future, thanks to LiFi – or Light Fidelity.
Post date: 19 Mar 2018
MAtchUP will deploy large scale demonstration projects in three Lighthouse cities namely, Valencia (Spain), Dresden (Germany) and Antalya (Turkey), and support the development of replication and upscaling plans in four Follower cities namely, Ostend (Belgium), Herzliya (Israel), Skopje (Macedonia) and Kerava (Finland). Led by the City of Valencia, the consortium is composed of 28 partners across 8 different countries, each one contributing through their specific knowledge and expertise to meet the said MAtchUP objectives.
Post date: 10 Nov 2017
On 27 October 2017, the European Commission presented the final Work Programme for Horizon 2020, covering the budgetary years 2018, 2019 and 2020 and representing an investment of around €30 billion.
Post date: 8 Nov 2017
The webinar entitled “Intelligent Energy Management – The smart cities unicorn” is organised by EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network and is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 20 September 2017
at 12:00 Abu Dhabi time / 10:00 Brussels time zone.
The duration of the webinar is 60 minutes.
Post date: 12 Sep 2017
The conference Empowering smart solutions for better cities, taking place in Budapest on 2 & 3 October 2017, will bring together creative thinkers and decision-makers in urban planning, sustainable energy, mobility, ICT, smart business models and user-centric innovation. High level city representatives will debate the transformation of European cities, while smart cities projects will showcase innovative solutions and discuss crucial steps on the path to a smarter city.
Post date: 6 Sep 2017
Open Dynamic System for Holistic energy Management of the dynamics of energy supply, demand and storage in urban areas
Odysseus, a EU funded project under FP7, developed a decision support system (Open Dynamic System or ODYS) to support the management of energy supply, demand and storage in urban areas using an open integration platform.
Post date: 17 Aug 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded project GAIA (Green Awareness In Action) aims to promote positive behavioural changes within communities regarding energy consumption/awareness.
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded Project OrbEEt (ORganizational Behaviour improvement for Energy Efficient adminisTrative public offices) aims to introduce an innovative solution to facilitate public and social engagement to action for energy efficiency by providing real-time assessments of the energy impact and energy-related organisational behaviour.
Post date: 14 Aug 2017