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Disruptive Digitalization for Decarbonization

Project description

Digitalisation as an enabler of decarbonisation

Digitalisation will fundamentally change all sectors of the European economy in the next decades. At the same time, the EU is committed to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. These two transformation will undoubtedly affect each other, but the extent to which they will be mutually supporting is unknown. Most importantly, there is a danger of the digital transformation delaying progress towards a net-zero carbon economy. The EU-funded 2D4D project aims to ensure that the digital transformation will be an enabler for decarbonisation. The project will identify and measure the decarbonisation consequences of disruptive digitalisation technologies in three challenging sectors: additive manufacturing in industry, mobility-as-a-service in transportation, and AI in buildings. The project will produce distinctive data to examine the technical and socioeconomic potential of these technologies, enhance decarbonisation narratives and ensure that digital technology supports energy transition.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/additive manufacturing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA
Address
Piazza Mercato 15
25121 Brescia
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 717 005

Beneficiaries (2)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 717 005
Address
Piazza Mercato 15
25121 Brescia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 781 370
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations