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Social innovation Modelling Approaches to Realizing Transition to Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Objective

Understanding citizen acceptance of the Energy Union, responsiveness to socioeconomic incentives for increased ownership, and prosumerism requires a multidisciplinary understanding of social systems and inclusiveness and robustness of policymaking depends on having empirically and theoretically grounded methodological tools to assess and adapt policy strategies. SMARTEES addresses this need by an iterative process: (1) integration of theories and methodologies of social innovation and agent-based socio-economic simulation in a comprehensive, flexible framework; (2) unprecedented data collection and integration in five trans-European case clusters in the domains of consumer-driven regenerative energy production, energy efficiency in buildings, low-carbon regional transport and consumer empowerment; (3) dynamic, multilevel agent-based models of successful innovation transfer; which ultimately lead to (4) a policy sandbox which allows a realistic prospective analysis of existing and future policy and market incentive scenarios. Each case cluster addresses a particular social innovation and consists of two reference cases and 4-5 followers. This enables SMARTEES to study the upscaling and replicability in different contexts. The policy sandbox is developed in a co-constructive process with users on the case level and in policymakers workshops on the European level. By doing this, SMARTEES contributes to robust and adaptive future policymaking, understanding of barriers and sources of resistance, the effects of the Energy Union on vulnerable consumer groups, genders and cultures. Furthermore, SMARTEES substantially drives advancement of social innovation and social simulation research by dynamic modelling of supply chains, companies, social groups, cities and neighbourhoods. In addition to making all modelling code and findings publically available, SMARTEES also ensures long term impact of the project by developing a commercialized version of the policy sandbox tool.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-RIA-TwoStage

Coordinator

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Net EU contribution
€ 1 024 882,00
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Norway

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 024 882,00

Participants (10)

THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 452 688,75
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee

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Region
Perth & Kinross and Stirling
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 452 688,75
CONOSCENZA E INNOVAZIONE SOCIETA ARESPONSABILITA LIMITATA SEMPLIFICATA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 421 250,00
Address
Via Guido Reni 56
00196 Roma

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 421 250,00
UNIVERSIDADE DA CORUNA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 432 312,50
Address
Calle De La Maestranza 9
15001 La Coruna

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Region
Galicia A Coruña
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 432 312,50
ENERGIEINSTITUT AN DER JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAT LINZ VEREIN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 436 875,00
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz

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Region
Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 436 875,00
UNIVERSITATEA DE VEST DIN TIMISOARA
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 160 675,00
Address
Bd Vasile Parvan 4
300223 Timisoara

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Region
Macroregiunea Patru Vest Timiş
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 160 675,00
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 435 872,50
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 435 872,50
ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 384 500,00
Address
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg Im Breisgau

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Baden-Württemberg Freiburg Freiburg im Breisgau, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 384 500,00
SAMSO ENERGIAKADEMI FORENING
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 74 057,50
Address
Strandengen 1
8305 Samso

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 74 057,50
ABERDEEN CITY COUNCIL*
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 75 675,00
Address
Broad Street Town House
AB10 1FY Aberdeen

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Region
North Eastern Scotland Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 75 675,00
URBANISLAND AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 89 250,00
Address
Dala 1261
242 97 Horby

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 89 250,00