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CI-NERGY Smart cities with sustainable energy systems

Objective

The CI-NERGY Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) aims to train young scientists to develop urban decision making and operational optimisation software tools to minimise non-renewable energy use in cities. The training will be carried out by a close collaboration of six of the best academic research centres and four leading industrial companies from the energy and software technology sector (Siemens, WienEnergie, EDF/EIFER, and IES). The research fellows will apply their results in two case study cities (Geneva and Vienna), which were chosen for their very ambitious sustainability goals. The CI-NERGY network will be a highly multi-disciplinary coordinated PhD programme on urban energy sustainability, covering the key challenges in cities related to a low carbon future. There is a gap in high level integrated training in the urban energy research field, which is due to the wide range of fragmented disciplines from building physics and energy supply technologies with electrical and thermal engineering up to software engineering and information technology. The CI-NERGY network wide training provided by excellent academic and industry partners from all areas of smart cities will close this gap. The impact of the network training activities will be highly noticeable for energy supply utilities, IT companies, policy makers,
urban planners, researchers on sustainable urban energy systems and finally the inhabitants of cities themselves. All sectors mentioned will provide excellent career opportunities for the research fellows, who will gain excellent knowledge of the sectorial requirements by a structured secondment plan.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/smart city
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

HOCHSCHULE FUR TECHNIK STUTTGART
Address
Schellingstrasse 24
70174 Stuttgart
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 954 218,98

Participants (10)

EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDF KIT EWIV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 222 068,88
Address
Emmy Noether Strasse 11
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 515 649,20
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 285 056,64
Address
Kelvin Campus West Of Scotland Science Park Helix Building
G20 0SP Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 294 956,64
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 245 237,96
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 222 068,88
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 260 214,46
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WIEN ENERGIE GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 84 925,94
Address
Thomas Klestil Platz 14 Town Town
1030 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 468 307,40
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 169 850,78
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments