RESPONSE

integRatEd Solutions for POsitive eNergy and reSilient CitiEs

Business Period Project Coordinator Funding Scheme
Energy October 2020 - September 2025 Eifer Europaischer Institute fur Energieforschung  H2020

Challenge

Cities consume over 75% of natural resources, produce over 50% of global waste and emit between 60-80% of greenhouse gases.

Moreover, urban population in the European Union is exposed to air pollutants above EU limits. 

RESPONSE has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 957751 to solve the so called “energy trilemma” at building, block and district levels in smart cities:

  • Security: increase EU energy security through Renewable Energy Sources, Storage and Smart Grid solutions
  • Equity: make energy access fair and affordable for all
  • Environmental sustainability: facilitate EU cities to deliver positive energy blocks and districts and make them resilient and ready to adapt to climate change

Moreover, RESPONSE open and collaborative ecosystem will allow the deployment of citizen-centric design and cocreation initiatives for energy sustainability in:

  • Dijon in France
  • Turku in Finland 
  • Brussels in Belgium
  • Zaragoza in Spain 
  • Botosani in Romania
  • Ptolemaida in Greece
  • Gabrovo in Bulgaria
  • Severodonetsk in Ukraine

Approach

In the framework of RESPONSE, RINA is mainly in charge of Business Models for Smart City Solutions and Governance Capacity. 

Therefore, we are going to assist smart cities and its stakeholders to capture value, by  generating novel and sustainable business solutions and suitable Business Models to support and stimulate the market deployment of the smart city solutions, with a special focus on governance aspects in view of accelerating the smart economy of the cities involved, while recognizing and eliminating barriers and/or risks.

Moreover, we are going to identify potential non-energy services to generate new revenue streams. 

We are also responsible for the replication activities and the financial and economic impact assessment. 

Last but not least, we are going to develop the roadmap on standardization, certification and regulatory activities.

Conclusion

In conclusion, RESPONSE Project Consortium will inject locally produced renewable energy in the energy mix, while optimising the operations of the energy systems by integrating storage technologies and smart grid solutions along with advanced monitoring, control and automation. 

The project solutions will be adapted to meet building and district -specific needs, which will stimulate:

  • the renovation of existing buildings and the creation of new ones more cost-effective and environmentally friendly;
  • the delivery of a local energy system that is more secure, more stable and cheaper for the citizens and public authorities that contributes to improvement of air quality by reduction of transport-based CO2 emissions, sustainable electricity and heating production at district level; and
  • the demonstration of a set of novel business models, designed in line with the circular economy principles

Project Consortium

1. EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDF KIT EWIV- Germany 2. DIJON METROPOLE- France 3. COMMUNE DE DIJON - France 4. ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE -France 5. COMMUNAUTE D' UNIVERSITES ET ETABLISSEMENTS UNIVERSITE BOURGOGNE - FRANCHE – COMTE  France 6. ENEDIS - France 7.GRAND DIJON HABITAT - France 8. OFFICE PUBLIC DE L HABITAT DE LA COTE D OR - France 9. BOUYGUES CONSTRUCTION - France 10. FAFCO - France 11. ATMO BOURGOGNE FRANCHE COMTE -  France 12. ONYX SOLAR ENERGY SL - Spain 13. CORIANCE - France 14. OGGA - France 15. CNET SVENSKA AB - Sweden 16. CIVOCRACY BV - Netherlands 17. SARL NANOSENSE - France 18. K.I.D.S A.I'S - France 19. PANGA - France 20. CITY OF TURKU - Finland 21. TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY - Finland 22.TURUN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY - Finland 23. TURUN YLIOPPILASKYLASAATIO - Finland 24. OY TURKU ENERGIA - ABO ENERGI AB - Finland 25. ILMATIETEEN LAITOS -Finland 26. HOGFORSGST OY- Finland 27. TELISA OYJ - Finland 28. ELCON SOLUTIONS OY - Finland 29. SOLAR FINLAND OY - Finland 30.SUNAMP LIMITED - United Kingdom 31. EGAIN INTERNATIONAL AB - Sweden 32. TURUN YLIOPISTO - Finland 33. OILON TECHNOLOGY OY - Finland 34.  TURKU CITY DATA OY - Finland 35. SAHKO-JOKINEN OY - Finland 36. HR-IKKUNAT RUHKALA OY - Finland 37. FERROAMP ELEKTRONIK AB - Sweden 38. VILLE DE BRUXELLES - Belgium 39. UP4NORTH- Belgium 40. AYUNTAMIENTO DE ZARAGOZA - Spain 41. MUNICIPIUL BOTOSANI -Romania 42. INSTITUTULUI NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU INGINERIE ELECTRICA ICPE-CA BUCURESTI- Romania 43. DIMOS EORDAIAS - Greece 44. MUNICIPALITY OF GABROVO - Bulgaria 45. INNOVATIVE ENERGY AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES LTD - Bulgaria 46. REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF LUGANSK REGION - Ukraine 47. ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS - Greece 48. FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS - Spain 49. RINA CONSULTING SPA -  Italy  50. SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVACAO CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVACAO SA- Portugal 51. UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS - Spain 52. ISOLUTIONS LLC - Ukraine 53. NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - Greece

Alessia Peluchetti