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ICT Proposers' Day 2016

ICT for Smart Cities, Energy and Transport

Networking session

Date: 26/09/2016 (10:30-12:00)

The session addresses the parts relevant to ICT in relation to smart transport, smart energy, smart cities, smart living within the working program 2017 on societal challenges energy, transport, environment and LEIT/ICT.

A high level of energy efficiency and decarbonisation of the energy is beneficial for security of supply, sustainability, affordability for households and industry and competitiveness of the EU economy. The key identified challenges are energy efficiency in buildings, heating and cooling, industry and services, and the need to activate consumers at the centre of the energy system. ICT-based solutions can address all these challenges by enabling the smart grid and its demand-side flexibility mechanism, smart building, intelligent energy management systems and smart home appliances, the use of renewables, heat-reuse, storage integration, etc.

The topics of interest to the ICT community in the 2017 Work Programme under Societal Challenge 3 are:

• Energy efficiency

  • EE-06-2016-2017: Engaging private consumers towards sustainable energy
  • EE-07-2016-2017: Behavioural change toward energy efficiency through ICT
  • EE-12-2017: Integration of Demand Response in Energy Management Systems while ensuring interoperability through Public Private Partnership (EeB PPP)
  • EE-20-2017: Bringing to market more energy efficient and integrated data centres

• Competitive Low Carbon Energy

  • LCE-01-2016-2017: Next generation innovative technologies enabling smart grids, storage and energy system integration with increasing share of renewables: distribution network
  • LCE-04-2017: Demonstration of smart transmission grid, storage and system integration technologies with increasing share of renewables
  • LCE-05-2017: Tools and technologies for coordination and integration of the European energy system

The Transport Challenge 'Smart, green and integrated transport' is aimed at achieving an European transport system that is resilient, resource-efficient, climate- and environmentally-friendly, safe and seamless for the benefit of all citizens, the economy and society. Particular attention will be paid in this Work Programme to areas such as improving energy/resource efficiency, supporting the development of automation in road transport, paving the way for the deployment of innovative mobility solutions, including through the use of ICT, modernising infrastructure, making quantum improvements in safety levels, anticipating technological developments that have the potential to be transformational, and promoting the use of common standards and procedures across transport modes.

The topics of interest to the ICT community in the 2017 Work Programme under Societal Challenge 4 are:

• Mobility for Growth

  • MG-1.3-2017: Maintaining industrial leadership in aeronautics
  • MG-1.4-2016-2017: Breakthrough innovation
  • MG-5.2-2017: Innovative ICT solutions for future logistics operations
  • MG-8.2-2017: Big data in Transport: Research opportunities, challenges and limitations

• Automated Road Transport

  • ART-01-2017: ICT infrastructure to enable the transition towards road transport automation
  • ART-03-2017: Multi-Brand platooning in real traffic conditions

• Green Vehicles

  • GV-07-2017: Multi-level modelling and testing of electric vehicles and their components
  • GV-10-2017: Demonstration (pilots) for integration of electrified L-category vehicles in the urban transport system.

*Smart Cities and Communities objective* focusses on demonstrating sustainable, cost-effective and replicable district-scale solutions at the intersection of energy, transport enabled by ICT. They should integrate smart homes, energy efficiency measures, very high shares of renewables, smart grids, energy storage, electric vehicles and smart charging infrastructures, using latest generation ICT platforms (and infrastructure) based on open specifications. The topics of interest to the ICT community in the 2017 Work Programme under the cross-cutting activities are: - SCC-1-2016-2017: Smart Cities and Communities lighthouse projects The topics addressed in LEIT/ICT part of the Work Programme 2017 cover the ICT technology in a comprehensive way, from key enabling technologies to networking technologies, robotics, content and information management technologies. The topics of interest to the smart transport, smart energy and smart cities community in the 2017 Work Programme under LEIT/ICT are: - ICT-07-2017: 5G PPP Research and Validation of critical technologies and systems (a:) - ICT-15-2016-2017: Big Data PPP: Large Scale Pilot actions in sectors best benefitting from data-driven innovation - ICT-27-2017: System abilities, SME & benchmarking actions, safety certification (c: and d:) - EUB-02-2017: IoT Pilots

Recording of the session

Agenda and other links and documents

Coordinator: Svetoslav MIHAYLOV (European Commission, CNECT, Belgium)

Track: Societal Challenges


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Fatima DARGAM, 26/09/2016 13:08


ICT for Smart Cities, Energy and Transport

Networking session

Nice session with pertinent information for building project partnerships.

However, it was a pity that not all the submitted presentations were not called to deliver their information.


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