The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) of the European Commission organized the “ICT for energy efficiency contractors meeting” which gathered the coordinators of projects related to this scientific field belonging to research centres, private companies and public administrations, and several project officers.
The event, which took place in Brussels on the 27th of February, enabled sharing the lessons learnt from these projects that are just finishing, in particular within the following topics:
- Challenges of implementing pilots in ICT-Energy projects
- Monitoring and Reporting Impacts
- Data Privacy and protection of personal data
- Exploitation of project results
- Challenges and future needs + Reports from groups
TRIBE’s project coordinator, CIRCE, was invited to participate in two of the sessions scheduled. The aim was to present the challenges faced in the recruitment of pilots and users in ICT projects such as TRIBE, as well as the dissemination and exploitation activities carried out and the impacts generated by these activities.
The results presented raised great interest among the audience. In addition, the EASME Agency took an interest in the last event of TRIBE at Madrid with other sister projects.
The relevance of this forum
This event represents an unique opportunity of exchanging results and getting in contact with other related EU initiatives, since most of the projects under the call “EE-11-2014 New ICT-based solutions for energy efficiency” took part in it. This fact promoted the discussions among the project coordinators and different EASME representatives.
In addition, lessons learnt from the implementation of these projects and near future challenges of the sector were discussed among key stakeholders. The European Commission acknowledged that these discussions will be considered for further recommendations when designing the upcoming framework programme FP9, which is taking place now.