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.
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.