Autonomous Management System Developed for Building and District Levels


“Industrial Technologies 2014”, 9 – 11 April 2014, Athens

IndTechAMBASSADOR project will be presented in the Industrial Technologies 2014 conference, that will took place in Athens on April 9 – 11 2014 and will be organised under the auspices of the Greek Presidency to the European Council.

The Industrial Technologies 2014 conference integrates nano, bio, materials and production technologies. The event offers opportunities for developing valuable research and industry collaborations, and showcases cutting-edge research, latest innovations and rising companies from all around Europe.

You can meet the AMBASSADOR project representatives at the stand no. 28 and you can listen to the AMBASSADOR coordinator in one of the conference sessions.

More information on the conference is available here.

“Horizon 2020 Energy Information Day”, 5 December 2013, Brussels

EC_logoAs the launch date of Horizon 2020 approaches, the European Commission is organising the Information Day for Energy in Horizon 2020. This info day will take place on Thursday, December 5th 2013 in the Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, in Brussels.

This event will give participants the opportunity to receive essential information on the calls for proposals which will be open in 2014 and 2015. These calls are expected to cover Energy Efficiency, Competitive Low Carbon Energy and Smart Cities and Communities. The EURATOM programme in Horizon 2020 will also be addressed.

More information including registration for the information day is available here.

“EIP on Smart cities and communities” launch event, 26 November 2013, Brussels

Smart citiesOn 26 November 2013, the European Commission is organising a conference in Brussels to share and discuss the actions outlined in the “Strategic Implementation Plan” of the Smart Cities and Communities Partnership and how to put them into practice. At the conference, the Strategic Implementation Plan and future actions by the Partnership will be presented to a large audience. Participants will hear from city leaders, CEOs, civic society leaders and 3 European Commissioners about their plans for new investments, innovations and programmes for our cities and communities.

The conference also hopes to inspire other organisations to join in and implement the Partnership’s actions. More information on the conference is available here.

“Smart City Expo World Conress”, 19 – 21 November 2013, Barcelona

Smart-City-Expo-World-Congress-BarcelonaSmart City Expo World Congress is the most important event that gathers in one place city representatives, institutions, academic and thought leaders, research centres, industry and entrepreneurs with major decision-making power. The congress will take place on November 19th – 21st 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

More information on the programme, exhibition and accompanying events is available here.

“Energy solutions for Smart Cities and Communities”, 22 – 23 October 2013, Brussels

CONCERTO_LOGO_FINAL_V11_338x215On October 22 – 23 2013, CONCERTO conference on Energy solutions for Smart Cities and Communities will take place in Brussels. This event will bring together  participants from cities and communities, industry and other  stakeholders from the EU-28 as well as associated countries of the  European Research Area.  The economic, technological and political  lessons learnt from the 58 demonstration sites of the CONCERTO  initiative will be presented and discussed along with the implications  for the Smart Cities and Communities European Innovation Partnership.

Improving  the energy efficiency of buildings and advancing the implementation of  renewables is key to a secure, affordable energy supply and is also key  to achieving the EU’s energy and climate targets. 58 cities and  communities, from 23 European countries, have worked on role models to  demonstrate smart, district level solutions that improve the energy  efficiency of buildings, and that supply renewable energy from on-site  sources. 22 projects have been co-financed by the European Union in  the CONCERTO initiative since 2005. These projects have paved the way to  the Smart Cities and Communities Innovation Partnership of the European  Union that was launched in 2012.

More information on the conference are available here.

“ECOCITY 2013”, 25 – 27 September 2013, Nantes

25_09_2013-Ecocity1ECOCITY, the World Summit on Sustainable Cities, will be held on September 25 – 27 2013 in Nantes, France.

ECOCITY will take shape over the 3 days with the Summit and the  Exhibition designed as the ideal place to showcase solutions for  sustainable cities and innovation. A new approach, around a collaborative work, will make it possible for all the contributors to co-build the programme.

More information on the Summit are available here.

“ICT for sustainable places” conference, 9 – 11 September 2013, Nice

ICT for sustainable placesThe “ICT for sustainable places” conference will be organised by RESILIENT project and will take place in Nice, France from 9 to 11 September 2013. This event, benefitting from the support of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP/E2BA), is meant to be an open research forum, offering a key opportunity to manufacturers, service providers, research laboratories, standard development organizations, urban planners, etc. to meet and network, share information, assess outcomes from the most advanced projects, discuss possible synergies, envision possible standards evolution, etc. The event particularly aims at fostering collaborations between FP7 projects involved at the crossroads of ICT, energy and construction, addressing sustainability and energy efficiency at building, district, and city levels. More information on the conference are available here.

“Innovation in Energy Efficiency buildings and districts”, 26 June 2013, Brussels

EUSEWThe Energy Efficient Buildings Association organises an event  on “Innovation in Energy Efficiency buildings and districts for smart  built environment” in the framework of Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2013) on 26 June 2013 from  9:00 to 13:00. It will take place at the Committee of the Regions (Rue Belliard 99-101, B-1040 Brussels – room JDE 52).

The key theme of this event is Energy Efficiency specifically focused  on buildings and districts, and the built environment in general. Its  main theme concerns energy efficient technology & innovation  research priorities for the years to come in order to meet 3 major  challenges:

  • Develop systemic, cost-attractive, “geo-clustered” technologies and industrialized solutions for stock renovation.
  • Develop interactive and sustainable buildings for Smart Cities.
  • Ensure quality and performance.

More information and registration at EUSEW 2013.

“Workshop Nanotechnology and Energy Efficient Buildings”, 20 June 2013, Dublin

ENFDuring the EuroNanoForum 2013 conference a workshop on “Nanotechnology and Energy Efficient Buildings” will take place on June 20th 2013. This workshop is organised by NANO-E2B-CLUSTER.

The NANO-E2B-CLUSTER comprises of six projects funded under the working topic of “new nanotechnology-based high performance insulation systems for energy efficiency”. With a total budget of 24.2 million euros (funded 16,9 million euros), the NANO-E2B-CLUSTER include: 11 Large Enterprises and 16 Small Medium Enterprises,17 Research and technological organizations and 5 Universities. The NANO-E2B-CLUSTER uses NANOTECHNOLOGY as a Key technology in order to develop high-performance insulation materials to significantly enhance the energy efficiency of buildings.
The workshop aims to merge together cutting-edge technologies and materials for energy efficiency in building construction and building management. Progress on R&D funded projects under FP7 Framework will be presented (nanotechnology and energy efficient buildings). The showcased projects are wide and varied, ranging from cost-effective super-insulating materials, multifunctional vacum-insulating panels using nanotechnology to intelligent energy-management systems.

The program is available in the EuroNanoForum 2013 webpage.