ETRA is a large business group dedicated to putting at the service of society the most advanced technologies in the areas of mobility, traffic, and transport network, energy, lighting, security, and communications. As a Centre of Excellence for Smart Cities thanks to its intense activity in R&D and innovation in Smart technologies, ETRA offers technologically advanced solutions for an optimal management of people-centered services, being present throughout the value chain: from the idea to the deployment of the technological solution that addresses the customer needs.
ETRA is the SYNERGY Project Coordinator, with a key role in the development of Energy-as-a-Service applications and the development of the SYNERGY exploitation strategy and business innovation.
Smart Innovation Norway
Smart Innovation Norway is a non-profit research and innovation company, which works for the green shift and new sustainable jobs.
We help companies and municipalities with applied research, innovation and commercialization within sustainable energy, applied artificial intelligence, digital entrepreneurship, smart cities, and social and behavioural innovation. Smart Innovation Norway is among the foremost companies in Norway in EU research.
Caverion designs, builds, operates, and maintains intelligent and energy-efficient solutions for buildings, industries, and infrastructures in Northern, Central, and Eastern Europe. Their services and solutions are used in commercial, industrial, public and residential buildings and processes, ensuring business continuity, as well as safe, healthy and comfortable conditions, optimized building performance, energy efficiency, and cost control. They have approximately 16,000 employees in 11 countries in Northern, Central, and Eastern Europe. The head office is located in Helsinki, Finland.
Caverion collaborates in the SYNERGY project as a demonstration activity partner and key business stakeholder, leveraging their extensive knowledge in building energy and facility management.
CIRCE is a leading Spanish RTO in the domains of Smart Grids and Energy Services. Its significant experience and infrastructure will be pivotal for the implementation of the SYNERGY activities. CIRCE aims to use its vast experience in energy analytics services in order to facilitate the project validation activities. In addition, CIRCE will be able to support the design and energy system modeling activities in the Spanish demonstrators, acting as a technical partner for the Spanish demo.
Within the SYNERGY project, CIRCE will lead the task of Facility Management Energy Analytics, Self-Consumption Optimization, and Predictive Maintenance.
Ponikve eko otok Krk
Ponikve eko otok Krk is a public company owned by the 7 municipalities on the island of Krk (Krk, Baška, Dobrinj, Malinska – Dubašnica, Omišalj, Punat and Vrbnik). They operate in the sectors of Energetics (renewable sources of energy, public lightning, electric vehicles, electric charging stations, bike sharing, car sharing, monitoring.. etc), Water system and water supply, and Garbage disposal and recycling.
The company in conjunction with all 7 municipalities has set a goal to be an Energy independent island and an Island with zero percent CO2 emission. Therefore the island of Krk has been put in the EU catalog of good practices as one of the best EU islands in the energy transition. Within the SYNERGY project, Ponikve eko otok Krk will be taking part as a demo partner.
Forum Virium Helsinki
Forum Virium Helsinki is the City of Helsinki owned innovation company. We co-create urban futures with companies, universities, other public sector organizations, and Helsinki residents. Forum Virium Helsinki’s mission is to make Helsinki the most functional smart city in the world.
The operating model of Forum Virium Helsinki is based on user-driven open innovation. The role of Forum Virium Helsinki is to drive development towards a seamless service experience for citizens, which in turn also allows the city to benefit from offering digital services.
Forschungs- und Innovations GmbH
„Wirtschaftsagentur Burgenland Forschungs- und Innovations GmbH“ comprises the know-how and personnel to manage and coordinate projects with focus on Applied Research and even beyond. Due to the company’s integration into the provincial holding company, close collaboration with the respective sister companies is enabled. As for the new company, the focus of the work lies on practice- oriented applications together with the university background approach of providing scientific analyses and evidence in real pilot projects.
HEDNO’s tasks include the operation, maintenance, and development of the power distribution network in Greece, as well as the assurance of transparent and impartial access of consumers and of all network users in general. HEDNO aims at providing reliable power supply to our customers, quality of electricity voltage, and constant improvement of quality in services.
Suite5 is an Information Technology Solutions and Services SME whose mission is to deliver innovative data-driven intelligence solutions through state-of-the art technologies, required for any organization to be placed at the forefront of competition through greater efficiency. The research & innovation activities of Suite5 span over a wide spectrum of innovative areas, including Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Linked Open Data, Data Management, Semantics & Data Interoperability, Distributed Ledger Technologies and Business Software Integration, while exploring new application domains for high-end IT data-driven solutions.
Within SYNERGY, Suite5 holds the role of the Technical Coordinator of the project, while leading the project activities for the development of the SYNERGY Advanced AI Analytics Toolkit and the Data Sharing Mechanisms of the project.
UBITECH is a leading, highly innovative software house, systems integrator, and technology provider, established to provide leading-edge intelligent technical solutions and consulting services to businesses, organizations, and government in order to allow the efficient and effective secure access and communication with various heterogeneous information resources and services, anytime and anywhere.
UBITECH will hold a key role in the technical activities towards the delivery of the SYNERGY end to end data management platform and the deployment and configuration of the integrated platform at the different pilot sites. UBITECH will lead the definition of the overall system design and architecture definition along with interface specifications for the Big Data-enabled Energy Services, as well as the implementation of the SYNERGY Interoperable Big Data Management Platform.
The European Centre for Renewable Energy Güssing
The European Centre for Renewable Energy Güssing was founded to professionally coordinate and implement all projects related to renewable energy. The EEE has become a Europe-wide recognized institution for the development of sustainable regional and local concepts for energy saving and the use and production of renewable energy. As a reliable partner in various national and European networks, the EEE has gained an excellent reputation.
Based on its business role, EEE as a local cooperative, network institution, and aggregator will cooperate with the local DSO to test and demonstrate different actions within SYNERGY and contribute to the development of facility management and energy analytics. EEE will also promote and disseminate innovative project activities as well as important project results.
Elin VERD is a next-generation green energy company. It was established in 2007 as a spin-off of Elinoil-the oldest Greek oil company- and has now expanded its activities from collection of cooking oils and biodiesel production to green oleochemicals, electro-mobility and Smart Energy Systems. VERD leads WP2 of SYNERGY which drives requirements/use cases, socioeconomic and regulatory aspects of the project. It is also one of the demo partners for Greece as the representative of aggregation and ESCO in the electricity value chain.
ICCS was established in 1989 by the Ministry for Education, Lifelong Learning, and Religion Affairs. It is a non-profit, private legal entity that is linked to the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and is the research host of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). The aim of the Institute is to promote Research and Development in all different research disciplines of SECE.
Maggioli S.p.A is a leading Italian company offering a broad range of highly professional solutions in Information Technologies, Publishing, Training and Education, Document Management, Museums Art and Culture and Research & Innovation.
As of the biggest ICT integrators in Italy, Maggioli is a leader in the provision of complete ICT solutions and services for the Public Sector in Italy, including over 6,000 Municipalities. In addition, we provide services and solutions to more than 3,800 museums and 1500 SMEs. The exclusive value proposition combines and integrates design capability, product knowledge, and 35 years of experience in the sector. As a member of the Maggioli Group, with over 100 years of history and currently ca. 2000 employees, the company has widespread presence in Italy (in 20 cities), Spain (Madrid and Tenerife), Greece (Athens), Colombia (Bogota) and Belgium (Bruxelles).
GRUPO COBRA is the main company of the Industrial division of the ACS Group with more than 75 years of experience in all fields related to the engineering, installation and industrial maintenance of infrastructures. Since its creation in 1944, the COBRA Group has evolved into a global benchmark with the capacity and determination to develop, create and operate industrial infrastructures that require a high level of service, based on excellence in integration, technological innovation, and financial strength.
KONČAR KET will actively contribute to ensuring interoperability over the lifetime of energy data, from the data acquisition towards the analytic and business scope within the SYNERGY project thus is tasked for establishing a Common Information Model for the project; and will act as a technical support partner for the Croatian pilot site, enabling data availability in the SYNERGY platform and further ensuring the prompt utilization of the different energy analytics services by the local business entities.
KONČAR KET has a wide experience in standardization: is a contributing member of IEC and more specifically in the Working Groups and Technical Committees working on the IEC 61850 and the IEC 62746 (OpenADR) standard families, but most importantly is a pioneer in development and integration of control center applications based on service-oriented paradigms and standards-compliant semantics.
KONČAR is a key partner in several research and innovation projects and as a proven and reliable integration partner and developer, the company delivers the path towards the networks of the future by developing and deploying viable, usable and applicable solutions and tools for the network operators and the users of the future.
Energy Service Ltd
As an Austrian energy trading and IT service provider Energy Service Ltd customers have access to highly specialized service portfolio covering energy trading and software as a service (SaaS) solutions like billing data management including standardized market communications) for suppliers, network operators, and local energy communities. Furthermore Energy Service Ltd plays a central role in different Smart Meter processes.
With respect to SYNERGY project activities, Energy Service Ltd will act as a technology provider and will be responsible for the data collection and management for the Austrian pilot site.
KnowledgeBiz founded in 2006, is a Portuguese innovation and information systems company. Leveraging from the experience and participation in leading-edge research initiatives, Knowledgebiz is developing state-of-the-art products and services, customizable to meet clients’ needs. Knowledgebiz specializes in developing and implementing solutions targeted for manufacturing, health and public administration, covering different fields of Information Communication Technologies, focusing on IoT, data interoperability, end-to-end data integration, big data analytics and artificial intelligence.
Since its foundation in 2010, Urbener is acting as a representative in the Spanish Electricity Market by managing the energy operations in the wholesale market of several companies including small traders and retailers. As a demand aggregator, Urbener will provide its wide experience to the development of demonstration activities involved in the SYNERGY Project by merging different stakeholders and actors from the Spanish Electricity System.
The University of Cyprus (UCY)
The University of Cyprus (UCY) is the largest University and main research organization in Cyprus. The University was established in 1989. UCY has a two-fold role in the SYNERGY project and thus contribute to different tasks is expected in the project.
Through the Research Center for Sustainable Energy (FOSS), UCY will contribute to the business modeling, energy simulation, and analytics tasks of the project, providing support at the demo users on the way to share and demonstrate data and analytics services in the platform.
Though the Laboratory for Internet Computing (LInC) UCY will analyze the regulatory obstacles to innovation regarding energy services, data exchanges & synergies, and new business models in Europe which will enable the definition of the European status around the envisaged services and synergetic data-sharing business models. LInC as one of the technical partners of SYNERGY will also contribute with technical know-how and software development efforts in various components of the platform. Finally, LInC will participate actively in the evaluation of the new data-driven and data sharing business model that will be developed as part of the project’s activities by using evidence arising from the pilot trials.
IPTO is responsible for the operation of the electricity transmission grid in Greece with over 11 thousand km of system, covering the whole of mainland Greece and an increasing portion of the Greek Islands. As the Operator of the Hellenic Electricity Transmission System, IPTO’s mission is to ensure Greece’s electricity supply in a safe, efficient, and reliable manner while promoting the development of competition in the Greek electricity market and guaranteeing the non-discriminatory treatment of System users. IPTO with its main role as a TSO in the SYNERGY project will serve as an end-user in order to demonstrate big data management analytics services in areas of TSO interests such as smart asset management, preventing maintenance, data analytics, etc.
Fysiko Aerio – Hellenic Energy Company is an energy provider with a legacy of more than 160 years. It is the oldest gas supply company of the country and since 2018 the company is also active at the electricity market, providing full natural gas and electric power energy services. Currently, Fysiko Aerio counts more than 500 selling points and 400,000 clients and is constantly creating innovative and personalized services by responding to its customer’s needs.
Montaje Eléctricos Cuerva S.L. (MECSA)
Montaje Eléctricos Cuerva S.L. (MECSA) is part of Grupo Empresarial Cuerva, a Spanish electric utility, active in the energy and electricity sector for more than seventy years. Cuerva is committed to combining both development and growth with sustainability, innovation, and environmental preservation, relaying on the impulse and dedication of its more-than- 90-people-team. The group’s business areas comprise all electricity sector activities, namely electric power generation, distribution, and retailing. It also undertakes the installation and maintenance of electrical installations.
In the SYNERGY project, Cuerva will participate among other things in project foundations about use cases, business requirements, and architecture design with a focus on the role of the company in the project as DSO and retailer. In addition, CUE will provide feedback at the design and development phase of end-to-end interoperable Big Data Management Platform in and partial contribution at the specifications of personal/ industrial level analytics.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is a state-owned and controlled non-profit limited liability company established by law and operating under the ownership steering of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy. VTT is an RTO whose activities are focused on three areas: Knowledge intensive products and services, Smart industry and energy systems, and Solutions for natural resources and environment.
VTT Technical Research Centre will bring in SYNERGY project the experience in the field of the district and urban planning and will support the demonstration activities in the Finnish pilot site. VTT will closely work with FVH and Caverion in order to coordinate the technical (data modeling, data sharing, and district energy management analytics) and business activities in this demo site.