The iBECOME Consortium represents a multi-disciplinary group composed of 10 partners representing 4 EU countries, which stands for an ideal team to carry out the work proposed. The different tasks planned in this project would not be feasible without the contribution of each of the partners, which have been specifically selected for the execution of the tasks, according to the needs of iBECOME.
IES R&D leads innovation in the use and development of IES solutions by engaging with stakeholders to drive user-focussed products, and lead research projects in new markets.
IES R&D coordinate the iBECOME project and will carry out the development of the data intelligence solutions related to prediction algorithms.
Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) is a leading manufacturing Research and Technology Organisation with labs and industrial pilot lines in Dublin and Mullingar, Ireland. IMR works with leading global and indigenous brands to de-mystify, and de-risk new and emerging technologies and to deliver high impact collaborative research to enable global leadership in advanced manufacturing. IMR has over 60 researchers with 100’s years of combined Industry Expertise working in areas such as 3D printing, Data Analytics, Knowledge Management, Sustainable Manufacturing, Advanced Robotics and the Industrial Internet of Things. IMR activities span national and European research collaborations, prototyping services, training and Industry networks.
In the iBECOME project IMR will contribute to investigating and specifying suitable metrics for comfort, efficiency and flexibility in manufacturing facilities along with supporting the development of the software architecture and hardware systems to deliver the ultimate building services capability including the management of the Irish Demo site at Country Crest Ltd. IMR will also play a leading role in developing the communication, dissemination, exploitation and sustainability plans for the entire project.
RINA is a global corporation that provides engineering and consultancy services, as well as testing, inspection and certification across the Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure and Industry sectors through a global network of 170 offices in 65 countries. Through its 3.700 talented professionals, RINA provides a wide range of high-quality tailored solutions aiming to back up the market operators across the entire life cycle of their projects. All RINA services are performed at the highest professional level, understanding and complying with Client’s needs and requirements while taking into due consideration sustainability and health, safety and environmental targets.
In the framework of iBECOME, RINA-C is mainly in charge of the development of algorithms for non-energy services for the healthcare management via energy consumption and comfort monitoring. Such algorithms will be integrated in the iBECOME platform. Moreover, RINA-C will support the demonstration partners for the audit of the involved buildings as well as for the definition of retrofit actions. Finally, RINA-C are responsible for the review and analysis of market conditions and of the development of the exploitation plan to bring iBECOME innovative technology to the market.
EOLYA brings together all of the STREIFF group’s operating and maintenance activities. This service company is active in the HVAC, air treatment, heating and air conditioning businesses. Energy management is a strong and growing activity of EOLYA especially in Rhône-Alpes French area. EOLYA is 20 years old. With nearly 1,000 customers in its portfolio and a 100% family shareholding since its creation, EOLYA enjoys complete independence on the service solutions implemented with its customers.
The EOLYA company operates in several sectors of activity: design, installation, renovation, operation and maintenance with energy management. It is a specialist of multitechnical maintenance and building facility management for various buildings, especially multiple-family housing, tertiary and industrial. The technical staff is operational 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. With nearly € 13 million in annual sales, it is the first independent regional company after national operating and major maintenance companies.
The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas: defence and security, low carbon energies (nuclear and renewable energies), technological research for industry, fundamental research in the physical sciences and life sciences. Drawing on its widely acknowledged expertise, the CEA actively participates in collaborative projects with a large number of academic and industrial partners.
CEA will be involved in the project through its Liten institute, which is devoted to the development of innovative technologies for the energy transition. CEA-Liten has a staff of 975 people, an annual budget of 138 million euros, and has more than 200 industrial partners from a wide range of market segments: energy, transport, aerospace, construction, civil engineering, environmental, and IT industries, amongst others. Intellectual property forms a major part of CEA-Liten activities, with a portfolio of 1,600 international patents.
In the INES campus (French Institute for Solar Energy), CEA-Liten performs activities on solar photovoltaics (covering the complete value chain of photovoltaics, from materials to cells, modules and systems), solar thermal energy, energy networks (power grids and heating and cooling networks), and energy-efficient buildings.
Ener.gi is an innovative start-up operating in the field of sustainable mobility. The aim of the people involved in the Ener.gi is to contribute in the developing of a green mobility consciousness. This is essential nowadays considering that we are laying the foundations for a more environmentally centred future and for that to happen it is necessary to include the concept of sustainable mobility. To make this happen Ener.gi in the past few years has developed and tested an innovative device that optimizes many aspects of the car-sharing applied to electric vehicles. From the dematerialisation of the key and the management of the rent via app to the tools that help in the monitoring of the vehicle’s charging phase. The future sees Ener.gi involved in many projects that concern the development of alternative electric mobility systems capable to reduce the environmental impact of local transport.
The goal of Ener.gi in the IBecome project is to integrate mobility between the services that can be provided and managed by the vBMS.
VIOTAS (formerly electricity exchange Limited) is a market-leading smart grid technology and services company headquartered in Limerick, Ireland.
We are passionate about enabling a low carbon future by leading the development of smart grid technology to accelerate the use of renewable energy worldwide.
We work with our customers to implement services and smart technologies that help accelerate greater use of renewable energy on power systems. Our smart technology, when implemented on our customer’s commercial and/or industrial facilities, helps to provide support when problems occur on the power system. By becoming active participants on the power system our customers are rewarded by earning revenue for their business.
At Schneider Electric, we believe that access to energy and digital technologies is a fundamental human right. We want to ensure that everyone can get the most out of the energy and resources available, making sure that our motto “Life Is On” is realized everywhere, for everyone and at any time. We provide digital solutions for energy management and automation, for efficiency and sustainability. We integrate the world’s best technologies, real-time automation, software and services, into solutions for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries. We are committed to supporting the infinite possibilities of an open, global and innovative community that passionately shares our mission and values of inclusion and empowerment.
Schneider Electric is involved in every activity part of the iBECOME project with responsability to lead the teams defining the Virtual BMS architecture and technical specification.
CiviESCo is the Energy Service Company of CiviBank (Banca Popolare di Cividale) and promotes urban regeneration, smart city projects and energy efficiency in the public and private sectors. CiviESCo has also collected 30 Million of € from the European Investment Bank in order to develop locally interventions as certified ESCo in EPC modalities.
CiviESCo main activities are the following:
• Financial Advisory to Smart Cities. Support them through identification of financial resources, definition of Business Plans and Business models, structuring of innovative financial schemes;
• Advice. Energy Diagnosis. CAR recognition procedures (high efficiency cogeneration) and SEU (efficient user systems). Procedures for the management of white certificates (TEE);
• Energy Efficiency. Adoption of the best available technologies in order to limit energy consumption and enhance production processes;
• Capital Intensive. CiviESCo promotes interventions on public assets through the development of Public Private Partnerships in project financing. CiviESCo promotes energy efficiency in SMEs.
CiviESCo is appointed as leader of the Business Model Development: we will evaluate the bankability of the iBECOME demos, create two innovative EPC structures and identify innovative business models for the project.
IES is recognised as a world leader in performance analysis software that is used to design tens of thousands of energy efficient buildings across the globe. IES’ technology is supported by integrated consulting services and today its capabilities are expanding from use on individual buildings to helping create sustainable communities, cities and countries. Our technology and consulting services uncover hidden cost, energy and carbon savings that support smarter energy-efficient choices across new building investments, building operation and refurbishment of existing buildings.
We invest over ¼ of our turnover in R&D to ensure our analytical tools and industry knowledge stays the most pioneering and innovative.
IES Ltd. will lead the development of the control algorithmic routines for energy comfort and flexibility optimisation, predictive maintenance and measurement & verification. Furthermore, IES will develop the digital twin energy models for the project’s pilot sites, develop and deploy the software solutions into the iBECOME vBMS.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 894617.
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