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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

The InterConnect project has started

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April 29, 2020

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

April was a month of lots of work to the partners involved in the WP1 “Use Cases, Business Models and Services” of the InterConnect project.

Two Factories have been organised by EEBUS, Yncrea and POLIMI, to allow the partners to think and structure services ideas – energy and non-energy – to be developed in each of the seven InterConnect pilots.

 

The first Factory (1.A) was organised at the beginning of April (7, 8 and 9). This factory aimed at providing a pilot alignment, by sharing expectations about each pilot throughout their descriptions and user profiles, a pilot direction, by identifying the values characterizing each pilot and designing the ecosystem of each pilot, and a pilot solution, since partners were able to redefine user-profiles and needs.

 

Between the 10th and the 22nd of April partners worked in pilot groups, discussed the identified users’ needs and conceived services ideas that have emerged from Factory 1.A and presented it to other pilots.

 

On the 23rd and the 24th of April, each pilot team worked on the development of service concepts that lead to the designing of business models. By the end of Factory 1.B., each pilot presented one business model for one of the service concepts that has been developed during the workshops. These presentations allowed the pilots to help each other on different topics. The partners will now work on the business models for the other services concepts that will allow them to define the Epics, the User-Stories and, finally, the High-Level Use Cases, following a design thinking approach. At the end of May, partners will meet again to continue this work session.

 

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the workshops have been organised throughout Microsoft Teams, but it did not affect the number of partners involved. 66 partners were connected to the Factory 1A and 57 to the Factory 1B and helped to produce dozens of ideas to be applied to the InterConnect project and its seven pilots.