Partners & funding

GENTE brings together an international consortium of highly qualified partners comprising need owners, citizens, scientific partners, technology providers, living labs, and demo sites.

By directly involving citizens with different needs in the development of a platform which engages stakeholders across the energy value chain, adoption and exploitation of the approach is ensured.

Our research & technology partners provide the drive towards deeper understanding of our communities’ needs while our funding partners enable it all to happen.

Sweden

Spain

Switzerland

Türkiye

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Our research partners

GENTE’s multi-disciplinary approach for collaborative innovation is lead by our research partners and integrates research domains in a number of fields including social sciences, smart grid technologies, data science and AI, edge intelligence, and practical implementation in the field.

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – Project Owner

The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU) conducts practically oriented research and development with practice partners such as regional and national companies, non-profit organisations, communities and cantons as well as federal offices and EU institutions.

Role within GENTE

Project Owner and Co-Project Manager

HSLU provides competences in LECs, IoT, AI, edge and federated analytics. The Institute of Sociocultural Development brings expertise in evaluation of community development processes, engagement and adoption in energy and social science data analysis.

At the end of the project, the laboratory and simulation framework will be retained at HSLU as a showcase of federated approaches and their implementation within grid edge devices.

Contact within GENTE

Antonios Papaemmanouil
[email protected]

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Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology is a full-scale technological university with scientific depth and interdisciplinary breadth. Curiosity-driven fundamental research is just as natural to us as applied research to solve concrete societal challenges. Our researchers work closely with industry and the public sector in all research. Chalmers also has a strong international air created by exchanges and collaborations with leading universities worldwide.

Role within GENTE

Co-Project Manager

Chalmers develops a building energy management system from previous projects within communities for energy optimisation and provision of flexibility to DSOs.

Contact within GENTE

Tuan Le
[email protected]

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Our technology partners

GENTE’s technology partners lead the consortium towards to possible and practical, making ideas a reality. The GENTE project enables disparate technologies and technology partners to come together to create innovative and coherent solutions for LECs.

ES Systems AB

ES Systems AB, part of ES Energy Save Holding AB (publ), is an innovative Swedish energy technology company that, through cost-effective and smart air/water heat pump systems, contributes to sustainable energy conversion in Europe. The company has been supplying heat pumps to the European market since 2009 and has been listed on the Spotlight Stock Market since 2020.

ES Systems AB develops and offers energy and cost-saving energy solutions for the indoor climate and industrial processes. We industrialize the installation industry and digitize the system design. We supply renewable energy through permanent, temporary, and mobile heat pump systems and provide the market with environmentally smart and sustainably flexible products for maximum energy savings for homes, commercial properties and construction site heating and drying demands. In addition, we are adding a new way for the real estate industry to manage and capitalize on a well-proven technology, which provides increased property values ​​and a greener profile.

Heat pump technology is unique in its compatibility with other energy machines and a variety of energy media flows. Energy Save develops systems for integration into the future energy eco system. One of our innovations is prefabricated energy stations which are plug-and-play modular systems, tailored and ready to be installed in or adjacent to the building. Thanks to prepared and faster installations as well as shorter lead times, reduced investment costs follow. It is faster and easier to get started simply. We contribute to:

  • Improving the environment
  • Reducing energy costs
  • Reducing investment costs
  • Improving the indoor climate
  • Providing flexibility

 

Within GENTE, Energy Save will supply know-how and products within heat pump and hybrid energy systems building.

Products used in GENTE

Air to water heat pump systems together with other energy generation, transformation or transition equipment will be used in GENTE. Furthermore, there will energy storage and control/communication systems integrated into the pilot.

Technical innovation in GENTE

The heat pump systems and digitization of control systems enables intelligent and distributed heating solutions by communication with parallel and superior energy systems thus achieving flexibility and balancing services.

Contact within GENTE

Torbjörn Assarsson
[email protected]

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Prosume Solutions

Prosume provides solutions for DLT applications in the energy sector, develops cybersecurity and identity management modules and distributed governance tools and designs mobile-first apps for user-engagement and data monitoring, coordination and deployment of data licensing methods and integrates the solutions into demonstrators.

Contact within GENTE

Miquel de la Mano
[email protected]

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R2M Solution

We are a research and innovation company passionate about making the world a better place. We say yes to opportunity, strive to do right as an employer for our staff and their families, and we seek to develop, accelerate and implement solutions to societal challenges. Half of our activities are in Research and Innovation – the realization of new knowledge, products and services typically in the framework of collaborative European research. The other half or our activities focus on the commercialization, early adoption and scaling of new products and services that disrupt markets, solve problems and make our clients more competitive. We operate most in the sustainability sector where we are deeply engaged in energy, buildings, construction and the smart grid. We proudly work in the Green Building Council and are distributors on our territories for some of Europe’s most exciting tools and technologies.

Technical innovation in GENTE

R2M contributes with development of AI algorithms for energy optimization in LECs, individual controls based on reduced models, digital twins for buildings and energy models to support predictive controls; definition of business models, exploitation and scalability for the market uptake of the GENTE solutions.

Contact within GENTE

Raymond Sterling
[email protected]

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Reengen

Reengen is a high-tech company established in 2013. Reengen’s Energy IoT Platform is a cloud based PaaS data analytics solution for commercial buildings, industrial facilities and renewable energy plants. Already collecting data from thousands of buildings in five different countries, the data science-centric IoT Platform employs machine learning algorithms and big data analytics in order to provide energy saving, operational efficiency, energy procurement optimization and predictive maintenance for its customers.

Products used in GENTE

Reengen Energy IoT Platform

Our Platform provides a single solution for the integration of any kind of energy assets thanks to its multi-protocol and brand-independent structure. With its extensive libraries, it is easy to connect sensors, equipment, databases, or third-party platforms in a very short time. In the GENTE Project, our IoT Platform will be used for integration with energy assets, running optimization and analysis algorithms and working together with edge analytics studies.

Technical innovation in GENTE

Within the scope of the GENTE project, Reengen will integrate new distributed energy resources with the developed IoT platform, participate edge intelligence applications, and run energy asset optimization algorithms on its platform. Reengen IoT Platform will also experience new approach in cybersecurity and identity management based on Distributed Ledger Technology.

Contact within GENTE

Doğukan Aycı
[email protected]

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SmartHelio

SmartHelio provides IoT-based sensors for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and conducts AI-enabled data analysis which can predict losses to optimize resources and improve energy forecasts.

Contact within GENTE

Govinda Upadhyay
[email protected]

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Our community partners

GENTE’s community partners provide their advanced facilities for use in the demonstration of the concepts developed during the project. They offer the invaluable contribution of seeing what works in real life and, through co-creation, enable feedback to be integrated into solutions throughout. End solutions will only be viable because of their contributions.

Alingsås Energi Nät AB

Alingsås Energi is a municipally owned energy group that is part of Alingsås municipality's group company, AB Alingsås Rådhus. Alingsås Energi Nät AB is the parent company for the municipal group's combined energy operations and operates the operations electricity trading (via the subsidiary Alingsås Energi AB), electricity networks, district heating, fiber networks and services.

Alingsås Energi is a competitive and reliable supplier of energy and infrastructure services with a clear focus on the whole for the customer and on energy-efficient and climate-smart solutions. We want to be involved in the development of the sustainable society and work long-term and purposefully to reduce resource consumption in society.

We are convinced that this leads to sustainable development in Alingsås and gives people a brighter everyday life today and in the future.

Role within GENTE

Alingsås Energi Nät provides a demonstrator in Alingsås in Sweden to show how to develop a sustainable energy society through cooperation between the LEC and suppliers of heat pumps, energy storage and equipment for measurement, analysis and control to achieve increased flexibilities, energy efficiency, reduced CO2.

Contact within GENTE

Michael Ingeldi
[email protected]

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CELL Living Lab

The Collaborative Energy Living Lab (CELL) drives innovation for cyber-physical energy systems in Switzerland. It provides a testbed for digital energy applications and power systems integration. In CELL, we develop and validate modern solutions for clean energy systems.

Role within GENTE

CELL uses the Campus Ecosystem including an innovation park and other existing communities, such as Luzern Sued (Nidfeld and Mattenhof) and Am Aawasser, as real-life living labs for developing, testing and showcasing advanced technology and systems in GENTE.

Technical innovation in GENTE

CELL combines traditional power systems and microgrids competence with applied research in information and communication technology. CELL has grown out of the successful Living Lab ‘iHomeLab’ on the Hochschule Luzern (HSLU) campus. The CELL concept is a modular, scalable living lab that combines facilities, expertise and partnerships across the university footprint.

Contact within GENTE

Ben Bowler
[email protected]

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HSB Living Lab

HSB Living Lab is a world-unique arena where we develop new ways to build and shape the housing of the future. Students and researchers in the lab in order to test innovations and technical solutions intended for next-generation housing. Up to 40 people live in 29 flats equipped with measuring stations and sensors inside a dynamic building whose walls, façades and furnishings will be developed as the research progresses. HSB Living Lab is a cooperative project run by 12 collaborators and constitutes a unique arena for creating the sustainable housing environments of tomorrow. Owners are Chalmers, HSB and Johanneberg Science Park. Partners are Tengbom, Peab, Akademiska Hus, Tieto, Electrolux, Bengt Dahlgren, Göteborg Energi, Elfa, Vedum.

Role within GENTE

HSB Living Lab is a world-unique arena where we develop new ways to build and shape the housing of the future. The living lab will be used to test products and solutions developed in the GENTE project.

Technical innovation in GENTE

The concept of a living lab for conducting research on a sustainable housing environment was born in 2010 and has now become a reality. In close collaboration between people, researchers and the business community, we create the housing of the future in the third generation Living Lab.

Contact within GENTE

Tuan Le
[email protected]

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Troya Renewable Energy Cooperative

Troya was established in May 2017 as the first energy cooperative of their region in Türkiye. It was founded by eight people who were concerned about the planet and wanted to promote a transition towards a more sustainable use of natural resources. Troya is a member of Rescoop.eu and leader of Türkiye’s Energy Cooperative network.

Role within GENTE

Troya provides a demonstrator which will test GENTE’s solutions in communities.

Contact within GENTE

Oral Kaya
[email protected]

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Our funding partners

ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK)
Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnologico Industrial E.P.E. (CDTI)
Swedish Energy Agency Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC)
Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE)

Our communities

GENTE’s communities are the project’s heart and soul. Their role is to enable the demonstration of solutions for new types of technologies and services in different technical, environmental and market contexts. They are the innovative people who enable GENTE’s ideas to become reality!

Troya Cooperative
Türkiye

HSB Living Lab
Sweden

CELL Living Lab
Switzerland

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