March 21, 2024

“Are we ready to be interoperable?”: the final event of InterConnect discussed the project's results and the future of interoperability

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December 5, 2023

Demonstrators of Energy Applications: meet the Second Open Call Support Program selected projects

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November 20, 2023

InterConnect solutions developed in Italy under the spotlight at the Energy Efficiency Report event

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November 2, 2023

With the project ending on the horizon, InterConnect’s 8th General Meeting discusses what’s to come

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September 27, 2023

InterConnect and Electricity Maps partner up to decarbonize the electricity grid

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September 12, 2023

In Eindhoven, the Dutch pilot resumes at full speed with a two-week campaign

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July 13, 2023

InterConnect is part of a new cluster of European projects to make the smart energy transition a reality

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June 30, 2023

Dutch pilot promotes GDPR session to strengthen data security practices

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May 10, 2023

Portuguese pilot engages with customers to showcase HEMS app capabilities

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March 28, 2023

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November 18, 2022

Meet InterConnect Prototypes Open Call winners

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November 11, 2022

InterConnect’s 5th General Assembly gathered more than 80 participants in the city of Porto

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November 4, 2022

InterConnect project presents its Semantic Interoperability Framework in Brussels

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June 1, 2022

InterConnect Open Call will finance 14 technological solutions in the European electricity sector

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July 30, 2021

InterConnect: Italian pilot starts engaging inhabitants in Milan

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June 30, 2021

2nd General Assembly of the InterConnect project

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June 28, 2021

InterConnect lauched online community to foster collaboration opportunities

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March 1, 2021

Exploitation of the complex InterConnect project is a challenging question. How will we make impact?

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March 1, 2021

1st Advisory Board meeting

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December 11, 2020

French pilot is setting up technologies to be tested in residential areas

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December 10, 2020

Dutch pilot: residential and office buildings are being prepared to test new technologies

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December 10, 2020

Greek pilot: defining technical details, services and pilot’s architecture

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October 30, 2020

1st General Assembly of the InterConnect project

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October 27, 2020

Portuguese pilot - commercial demo: collecting data to define the technical solutions for implementation

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August 20, 2020

InterConnect promotes a series of webinars in Open Innovation and Personal Data Protection

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June 8, 2020

Use cases for smart building and grids in the InterConnect project

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April 29, 2020

Defining energy and non-energy services for the 7 InterConnect pilots

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February 19, 2020

InterConnect participates in BRIDGE

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January 30, 2020

InterConnect “Empathizing with Design Thinking” Workshop

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December 20, 2019

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March 21, 2024

“Are we ready to be interoperable?”: the final event of InterConnect discussed the project's results and the future of interoperability

“Are we ready to be interoperable?”. This was the premise for InterConnect’s final event. Under the motto “Advancing interoperability in the EU Reference Framework”, more than 100 participants gathered in Cologne (Germany) on February 27, at the premises of EEBUS, the German partner responsible for the German pilot, to discuss the project’s results and the future of interoperability.

 

David Rua opened the session, explaining how the project paved the way for interoperability, contextualising what had been done throughout the four and a half years of the project: from defining use cases to using the results of joint exploration in the project’s pilots.

 

Patricia Arsene, project officer of the project and policy officer at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content, and Technology (DG CONNECT) attended the event, providing the EC’s vision on how interoperability must be promoted in the European context. Georgios Takoudis, from EC’s Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER), also attended the event, highlighting the code of conduct and its role for interoperability and continuity of the project’s actions.

 

 

The first panel discussion, “Interoperability is not an island”, was moderated by Luís Seca, member of the Executive Board at INESC TEC; the session’s participants aimed to provide different outlooks, in terms of research – Fábio Coelho and Josef Baumeister from INESC TEC –, industry – Robert Bohm (EEBUS) and Jo Vandale (Daikin) –, and policy-making– Isabel Gonzalez Cuenca and Nikoleta Andreadou from the Joint Research Center (JRC).

 

The lunch break was mostly used for the technological demonstration of some of the project’s results, namely the solutions tested in four of the seven pilots – German, Greek, Portuguese, and Dutch. The demonstrations took place at the EEBUS living lab.

 

The event focused on the project’s results during the afternoon as well: Lucija Rakocevic from Th!nk-E provided context on how interoperability was implemented on the ground by the seven large-scale pilots. Then, it was time to explore the lessons learned throughout the process and how the future was being prepared. David Rua led the panel discussion which included representatives from all pilots: Darja Skrt Georgiev (CyberGrid) for the overarching pilot; Carlos Damas Silva (E-REDES) representing the Portuguese pilot; Stefano Fava (Planet Idea) from the Italian pilot; Anais Galligani (Yncrea) from the French pilot; Donatos Stavropoulos (GRIDNET) representing the Greek pilot; Thomas Fischedick (KEO) from the German pilot; Ronnie Groenewold (VolkerWessels iCity) representing the Dutch pilot, and Lucija Rakocevic (Th!nk-E), who was also responsible for the Belgian pilot.

 

 

Before the final session, led by David Rua, Josef Baumeister, and Robert Bohm, the participants were able to get to know six of the winning companies from the second edition of the project’s open calls: Local AI, R8, Consensus, SIMON, Linc, and Easy Smart Grid.