Omnia Energia is one of the main Energy Providers of Southern Italy. Founded in 2002, it is an Energy Service Company certified UNI CEI 11352 and it operates as reseller of electricity and gas at the ARERA. It is organized in different areas of business that cover the whole world of energy: sale on the free market of electricity and natural gas; design and implementation of energy efficiency interventions; design and development of energy monitoring and control systems; partner in R&D projects.

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GECO Global is a consultancy dedicated to stakeholder engagement and science communication in the energy industry. We have experience in actual implementation of marketing in the industry and knowledge on behavioral dynamics, models and strategies from consultancy projects and EU projects. We advise our partners based on both sound research and practical experience to understand end-user dynamics in e.g. demand response, energy efficiency, smart building, smart grid and related new business models.

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SINERGIE is an accredited VET and Innovation Centre located in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Among its services, a special focus is given to the energy sector. SINERGIE provides training and qualification courses to energy efficiency professionals and carries out research activities in the same fields within the H2020 and the ERASMUS+ programmes. SINERGIE is member of the S3 Building and Construction cluster of the Emilia-Romagna and member of the Digital Skills and Job Coalition of the EC.

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The International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) is a reference research centre in applied science and computational engineering of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Created in 1987, accumulates the experience of over 2,000 R+D projects executed in cooperation with partners worldwide. The CIMNE’s BEE Group (Building, Energy and Environment Group) focuses on methodologies and tools for building performance analysis and enhancement, and their application in business.

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The INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENERGY AND CLIMATE POLICY (IEECP) is a non-for-profit research organisation that brings together some of Europe’s leading interdisciplinary experts on climate change, energy efficiency and renewable energy policy. IEECP carries out detailed studies through top-quality research projects sand offers policy advisory in the areas of energy efficiency, renewables, climate change and sustainability in a science-based, unbiased, competent and independent manner.

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The Department of Territory and Sustainability (Ministry of the Government of Catalonia) main typologies of competences are 1) Territorial and urban planning, mobility and coastal management, 2) Housing promotion and refurbishment, 3) Environmental and sustainability policies, including climate change, water, wastes and environmental quality. DTES formulates and implements policies in the field of building quality and housing refurbishment, environmental quality of products and climate change mitigation.

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Factor4 is an ESCo (‘energy service company’) and EPC-facilitator (‘energy performance contracting’) specialized in realizing comfort, energy efficiency and renewable energy in existing non-residential buildings, industrial plants and apartment buildings. Its services include energy and comfort audits, cost-benefit analysis, engineering of energy saving measures and facilitation of EPC-projects. ‘Factor four’ refers to a fourfold increase in ‘resource productivity’ by doubling wealth and halving resource consumption.

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Advanticsys is specialized in Internet of Things (IoT) comprising hardware, embedded software and cloud solutions development. Main market niches are in energy efficiency, environmental monitoring, and industrial processes automation. Thanks to solid technological background in IoT, our collaboration network includes Asia and Latin America, and we offer our clients competitive and effective technological solutions in more than 40 countries. advanticsys also participates in R&D projects at National and European level.

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HEBES is an ICT company that provides data-driven services for integrating energy technologies at the building level. Our main expertise lies in the modelling of energy systems – from the building level up to the aggregated LV grid and the power market levels. We also work in the field of business models and the technical enablers for social innovations that capitalize on decentralized energy generation, smart integration of self-generation and consumption, as well as aggregation of demand-side capabilities.

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The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organization dedicated to accelerating the transition to a clean, reliable, and efficient energy future. We help energy and air quality regulators and NGOs navigate the complexities of power sector policy, regulation, and markets and develop innovative and practical solutions designed to meet local conditions. We focus on the world’s four largest power markets: China, Europe, India, and the United States.

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University of Calabria is a training campus organized in 14 Departments which offer 78 Graduate degree Courses provided at a Bachelor and Master level, 10 PHD Schools, 27 Post Graduate Masters, 125 Research Labs, 210 Class Rooms. The academic departments strongly focus their attention to research which is carried out at the national and international level. Moreover, they offer postgraduate programs in several fields of studies, thus offering opportunities of academic development for younger generations.

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The DBT is an independent, non-profit, common good, corporative foundation SME, committed to technology assessment, foresight, knowledge-based decision-making, parliamentary advisory activities on science, technology and innovation, collaborative democracy and methodological research. It specialises in interactive methodologies, involving trans-disciplinary research, stakeholder involvement, citizen participation and political deliberation. The DBT works at local, regional, national and international level.

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OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology (Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg) is dedicated to technology transfer of computer science into enterprises and organizations. 230 researchers work in Energy, Healthcare and Production. The Energy division research in the future smart grid, such as interoperability IT integration of distributed producers/consumers, large/flexible distributed software architectures for business contexts, development/evaluation of algorithms for distributed optimization, simulation, and data management.

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