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Brief Description

Funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, RESPONSE is a 60-month project (1st October 2020 to 30th September 2025) that addresses the H2020-LC-SC3-2020-EC-ES-SCC call.

It aims to establish a strategic vision for Smart Cities Energy Transition: Climate-neutral cities by 2050. RESPONSE aims to turn energy sustainability into a do-able vision by solving the energy trilemma (security, equity/affordability, environmental sustainability) at building, block and district levels in smart cities. The project builds upon intelligent integrated and interconnected energy systems coupled with demand-oriented city infrastructures, governance models and services that foster energy sustainability.

RESPONSE supports the lighthouse cities of Dijon (FR) and Turku (FI) and their Fellow cities Brussels (BE), Zaragoza (ES), Botosani (RO), Ptolemaida (GR), Gabrovo (BU) and Severodonetsk (UA) to facilitate them deliver positive energy blocks and districts. It attracts the interest of various stakeholders by generating innovative business models enabling the upscale and replication of the solutions forming a validated roadmap for sustainable cities across Europe and beyond. The overall focus of the project is to create resilient and safe cities whilst increasing the quality of life and lowering the impacts of climate change. 

The consortium of RESPONSE is led by European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) Germany, being technically supported by Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, CERTH, Greece, and comprises of a total of 53 partners.

Project Brochure



Energy harvesting
Flexible batteries
Flexible supercapacitors
Flexible solar cells
Autonomous flexible electronics on foils

Main Objectives

To manage the scientific excellence and innovation capability of the PT cluster in the field of Energy Harvesting;

To foster the Portuguese scientific and innovation strategy in Energy Harvesting and management for flexible electronics by generating breakthroughs and knowledge sharing

To provide specialised training for staff and enable continuous education of new generations of researchers active in the frontiers of knowledge in emerging areas of science and technology

To overcome the networking gaps of the PT cluster

To produce more public awareness, broader engagement and better understanding of nanotechnology-related science and engineering challenges and opportunities via workshops/symposia, conference presentation and social networking.