H2020 - Horizon 2020

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Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is a form of ‘creative financing’ for capital improvement which allows funding energy upgrades from cost reductions.   Do you know that despite the large economic energy saving potential in the EU, nowadays very few ESCOs apply EPC to the residential market due to some main barriers (such as high transaction costs and high fragmentation of market) which make a large-scale application of the ESCO EPC model for residential buildings particularly difficult?
Post date: 13 jan 2021
Type: Actualité

Concept and objectives:   A breakthrough in micro-energy harvesting and storage technologies is required to cover the increasing demand of autonomous wireless sensor nodes (WSN) for the future Internet of Things (IoT), which is considered one of the five technologies that will change the world by connecting 27 billion devices and generating €2 trillion market by 2025.  
Post date: 11 jan 2021
Type: Lien

Concept:   As the internet grows, the detection of and reaction to cyber attacks is critical. The EU-funded SIFIS-HOME project aims to provide a secure-by-design and consistent software framework that will improve the security and resilience of interconnected smart home systems at all stack levels.   The project also targets software developers, empowering them to create safe, secure and privacy aware applications to provide additional smart home functionalities.
Post date: 11 jan 2021
Type: Lien

Concept:   The underlying concept of the InnoRenew project is to develop and operate a new Centre of Excellence, the InnoRenew CoE, that will conduct cutting edge scientific research related to renewable materials utilisation, develop industrially relevant applications of scientific developments and innovations, support businesses in their implementation of RDI activities and outcomes, and liaise with policy makers to direct more support to companies and research in the forest sector.
Post date: 11 jan 2021
Type: Lien

Concept:   Using ambient energy that would otherwise be lost such as heat, light or sound, energy harvesting is well known for its applications in solar cells. Moreover, the technology has numerous new innovative uses thanks to recent digital trends, including the Internet of Things.  
Post date: 8 jan 2021
Type: Lien

Concept:   Today, multi-disciplinary teams from all over the world have to collaborate in order to bring a physical product from idea to market. A professional design tool enabling them to work collaboratively in real-time, directly in 3D would ease this process.   But building a design platform for manipulating and rendering large 3D data in real time for such a wide range of users is an enormous technological challenge.  
Post date: 8 jan 2021
Type: Lien

Concept and objectives:   ENSNARE’s main objective is to boost the implementation of renovation packages through:  
Post date: 5 jan 2021
Type: Lien

Concept:   Digitalisation, advanced engineering and sophisticated data analytics techniques can improve building management through innovative business models.   The EU-funded iBECOME project will increase intelligence, decarbonisation and decentralisation of the energy system by transforming building and operation data into products that can be profitable in the innovative business framework.  
Post date: 5 jan 2021
Type: Lien

Concept:   The digitalisation of the energy sector enables higher levels of operational excellence with the adoption of disrupting technologies.   The EU-funded PLATOON project offers methodology that deploys distributed/edge processing and data analytics technologies for optimised real-time energy system management in a simple way for energy domain experts.  
Post date: 4 jan 2021
Type: Lien

Concept:   The EU’s building stock is relatively old. Half of all homes in most EU countries were built pre-1970 and before the first thermal regulations.   This is why upgrading the energy efficiency of the building envelope – the physical barrier between indoor and unconditioned environment – is important.  
Post date: 23 déc 2020
Type: Lien