Consortium

CARTIF Technology Centre
Fundación CARTIF

Fundación CARTIF is a leading Spanish Applied Research Centre in terms of R&D and technology transfer activities, created in 1994 formed up by some 150 researchers. CARTIF participation in international activities is promoted through the International Projects Department and has been materialised in the current participation in 34 on-going international projects, including 15 projects from H2020 (4 of them coordinated) and 7 FP7 projects.

CARTIF coordinates the following H2020 Smart Cities projects: mySMARTLife “Smart Transition of EU cities towards a new concept of smart Life and Economy”, REMOURBAN “REgeneration MOdel for accelerating the smart URBAN transformation” (www.remourban.eu) and URBAN GreenUP “New Strategy for Re-Naturing Cities through Nature-Based Solutions”. Also CARTIF takes part as a partner in the H2020 Project SmartEnCity “Towards Smart Zero CO2 Cities across Europe”.

Other coordinated Smart Cities FP7 projects are: CITyFiED “RepliCable and InnovaTive Future Efficient Districts and cities” and R2CITIES “Renovation of Residential urban spaces: towards nearly zero energy CITIES”.

CARTIF is the Spanish National Liaison Point of the European E2BA (Energy Efficient Buildings Association). Additionally, CARTIF is one of the founding members and main promoters of the Smart City VyP initiative carried out in the Spanish cities of Valladolid and Palencia.

Role in project:

CARTIF, with proven experience in coordinating similar Smart Cities projects, has been appointed as mySmartLife project Coordintator. CARTIF has a wide experience in leading these type of tasks in similar projects, such as R2CITIES, CITyFiED and REMOURBAN.
CARTIF will also be involved in all WPs and will be WP5 leader, been this WP in charge of the definition of the evaluation framework, monitoring plans and assessment of the interventions.

Contact
Name: Rubén García
E-mail: rubgar@cartif.es
Phone: +34 983 54 65 04
Role in Project: Project Coordinator
Name: José L. Hernández
E-mail: josher@cartif.es
Phone: +34 983 54 65 04
Role in Project: Coordinator support member
Name: Marian Gallego
E-mail: magal@cartif.es
Phone: +34 983 54 65 04
Role in Project: Coordinator support member
Name: Daniel Martin
E-mail: danmar@cartif.es
Phone: +34 983 54 65 04
Role in Project: Financial responsible

Nantes Metropole

Created on January 1st 2001, Nantes Metropole is a public body comprising 24 municipalities, representing a territory of 52,336 hectares and over 600 000 inhabitants. Its areas of competences are very broad and include public transport and mobility, environment, energy planning and urban development, digital infrastructure and economic development including innovation. Nantes Métropole has an annual budget of over 1,2 billion € and 3500 staff. Mrs Johanna Rolland is President of Nantes Metropole and Mayor of the city of Nantes.

Role in project:

As Lighthouse City, Nantes Metropole is the leader of the workpackage 2 (Nantes demonstration site). In collaboration with WP 2 partners, it will implement several actions: full electrical 24 m bus line, smart EV charging stations, data lab energy, greener company fleets, citizen engagement in renewable energies, energy retrofitting support, urban platform and associated services for citizens.

Contact
Name: Benoit Cuvelier
E-mail: Benoit.cuvelier@nantesmetropole.fr
Phone: +33 2 40 99 67 88
Role in Project: Nantes Metropole project coordinator

ENGIE

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individual end-users, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology.
ENGIE employs 153,090 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €66.6 billion in 2016. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI)

Role in project:

ENGIE is one of the partners of the Nantes demonstrator. The fields of actions undertaken by Engie in the mySMARTLife project are:

  • SmartBuilding:renovation of a co-ownership by the replacement of sash, the implementation of insulating materials, the addition of green energy sources and the incentive by digital tools to better consume,
  • Smart House: renovation of individual houses on the same principle as for the Smart Building,
  • Urban Plateform: Implementation of a data management platform to better control energy expenditure and share results and good practices,
  • Urban Smart Grid: based on a Neutral Multimodal Hub, producing green energy (wind, hydro and photovoltaic panels) with non-chemical storage (air compression) for new services of mobility and use (self-consumption, electric bikes, management of the last kilometer, ...)
Contact
Name: Natacha Javalet
E-mail: Natacha.javalet@engie.com
Phone:
Role in Project: Project Manager

ARMINES
Association pour la Recherche et le Développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriels (ARMINES)

ARMINES is a private non-profit research and technological organisation (RTO) funded in 1967, having common research centres with Engineering School as IMT Atlantique, gathering public and private personnel and means, to collaborate on an arms lengths basis and perform research contractual and training activities. ARMINES having in addition, the duty to manage some research contractual activities and the related intellectual property rights.

IMT Atlantique (IMTA), linked third party to ARMINES, Since January 1st, 2017, IMT Atlantique (IMTA) brings together Ecole des Mines de Nantes and Telecom Bretagne, two higher education institutions in engineering. Its aim is academic excellence, with approximately 780 people organized in 13 Research Departments, (about 290 researchers and 300 Ph. D. Students) and about 1000 peer reviewed publications in key research fields published annually. Research efforts undertaken at IMTA cover a wide range of fields, from fundamental research to open society and industrial applicative research, with a special focus on technology transfer and communication to the general public.

IMTA and ARMINES through the Department Systèmes Energétiques et Environnement (IMTA - SEE) and Department Logique des Usages, Sciences Sociales et de l’Information (IMTA – LUSSI) are Joint Research Units of ARMINES and IMT Atlantique.

Role in project:

ARMINES and IMT Atlantique (SEE & LUSSI) combine their scientific expertise in the field of engineering innovative solutions for the smart management of urban services in the framework of the European project H2020 mySMARTlife.

The SEE department of IMT Atlantique is affiliated to the CNRS via the laboratory GEPEA and the CNRS Research Federation IRSTV (Institute for Research on Urban Sciences and Techniques). The research carried out deals with Environmental Engineering (Process engineering) and Energy Engineering. Energy is studied trough the energy systems analysis and optimization at different scales. The energy systems and technologies for urban environment (district, city and region) are studied thanks to the development of modeling tools aiming to support decision making mechanisms.

The LUSSI department of IMT Atlantique positions the human at the centre of its scientific and teaching activities, either through the assistance of decision makers (DECIDE research team of the CNRS Lab-STICC laboratory), social and economical models linked to the use of ICTs (ETIC team) or the human-computer interactions (IHSEV team of Lab-STICC).

Contact
Name: Bruno Lacarriere
E-mail: Bruno.lacarriere@imt-atlantique.fr
Phone: +33 2 51 85 82 14
Role in Project: Scientific coordinator for ARMINES (IMTA - SEE)
Name: Patrick Meyer
E-mail: Patrick.meyer@imt-atlantique.fr
Phone: +33 2 29 00 14 63
Role in Project: Scientific coordinator for ARMINES (IMTA – LUSSI)
Name: Philippe Perceval
E-mail: Philippe.perceval@mines-paristech.fr
Phone: +33 1 40 51 94 77
Role in Project: AFC coordinator

Cerema

Cerema is a Centre for Studies and Expertise on Risks, Mobility, Land Planning and the Environment. It is a state agency of scientific and technical expertise, in support of the definition, implementation and evaluation of public policies, on both national and local levels. Cerema is placed under the supervision of the French ministries in charge of sustainable development, town planning and transportation. Cerema. Cerema supports the Energy transition of France. It has almost 3 000 employees.

Role in project:

Cerema will be mainly positioned on the evaluation side of the project. In particular, it will be mobilised on most WP5 tasks (establishment of the evaluation framework, monitoring program, data collection, evaluation of actions planned in the Nantes demonstrator). Alongside Nantes Métropole and other Nantes partners, Cerema will also participate in the initial diagnosis (baseline assessment) at the Nantes site (task 2.1)

Contact
Name: Pierre Nouaille
E-mail: pierre.nouaille@cerema.fr
Phone: +33 2 40 12 84 72
Role in Project: Project manager for Cerema

Enedis

Enedis manages the public electricity distribution network for 95% of continental France.

Every day, its 35,000 employees oversee the operation, maintenance and development of a nearly 1.3 million km network.

Role in project:

In mySMARTLife projet, Enedis will lead the development of a dynamic electricity data platform provisioned with the data sets from energy meters. This platform is aimed in particular at facilitating the development of new energy services to customers and local authorities by providing data to Digital Start-up and SMEs. Enedis will work closely with the Nantes Metropolitan Area Authorities to identify use cases and implement the experimentation.

Contact
Name: David Le Chenadec
E-mail: david.le-chenadec@enedis.fr
Phone: +33 2 40 57 54 16
Role in Project: Project manager

Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, one of the 16 states of the federation, is the second largest city in Germany with its 1.7 million inhabitants in the city and even 3.5 million inhabitants in its metropolitan region. Hamburg is a city as well as a state. Economically and culturally, Hamburg is the centre of Northern Germany and one of Europe’s most liveable and economically strongest cities. With an airport within its boundaries, a seaport in its centre, a number of large industrial sites, it is one of North Europe’s major transit zones and an important transport hub. Up to date, more than 1.7 million Hamburg residents, 320,000 commuters and around 90,000 companies use power, heat and transport services every day. This is why Hamburg turns its Smart City approach into reality by establishing smart technologies and implementing numerous interdisciplinary pilot projects. These tangible steps in the fields of energy, mobility, logistics, governance, society and science positively impact not just the city’s innovative and sustainable development but also social progress.

Thus, by answering technical progress and economic challenges the City of Hamburg pursues the strategic aim to improve its political, institutional and visible development into a “Smart City”.

Role in project:

In Hamburg, the mySmartLife project is located in the district of Bergedorf, whose district management is also responsible for the German project part. The Borough of Bergedorf, located in the east of Hamburg, is the largest Hamburg Borough by area, but with the lowest population, with only about 125.000 citizens. However, within the quarters Schleusengraben and Bergedorf-Süd the involved partners will jointly develop sustainable concepts and strategies that offer smart solutions for its citizens in the field of energy supply, mobility and communication. Thus, civil participation is a crucial aspect in every phase of the project implementation. In that context, “mySMARTLife” aims at demonstrating how old and new parts of a town area can grow together to an innovative modern Smart City together with and for its citizens.

Contact
Name: Hannah Peschel
E-mail: Hannah.peschel@sk.hamburg.de
Phone: +49 40 42831 - 2172
Role in Project: Project Manager
Name: Christoph Lindemann
E-mail: christoph.lindemann@bergedorf.hamburg.de
Phone: +49 40 42891 2431
Role in Project: Project Coordinator

HafenCity University Hamburg
HafenCity Universität Hamburg

HafenCity University is a public university focusing on the existing environment and metropolitan development. With its inter- and transdisciplinary teaching and research approach it contributes actively to the present urbanisation discourse.

The Institute of Urban Planning and Regional Development has broad experience in analysing and conceptualising visions and strategies of sustainable urban and regional development and related governance innovations. The institute’s team covers a wide range of disciplines. Various research projects take place on the national, European and international level, currently tackling questions of e.g. smart city-regions, circular economy, citizen participation and co-production and climate change.

Role in project:

As a research institution the HafenCity University Hamburg accompanies the project from a scientific perspective. This includes the analysis and evaluation of participation and co-production processes as well as local institutional framework conditions and instruments for Smart City development. Based on these results HCU contributes to innovative governance solutions.

Contact
Name: Prof. Dr. Jörg Knieling
E-mail: Joerg.knieling@hcu-hamburg.de
Phone: +49 40 42827 4515
Role in Project: Project director
Name: Katharina Lange
E-mail: katharina.lange@hcu-hamburg.de
Phone: +49 40 42827 4515
Role in Project: Project manager

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HUAS)
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW Hamburg)

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) is one of the largest of its kind in Germany and within its four faculties offers a wide range of Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in engineering, IT, life sciences, design and media as well as business and social sciences. In teaching we focus on applied sciences, giving our students a practical insight into their fields of study through projects, lab work, internships and theses in industry. Our expertise is drawn from faculty members, who have worked in industry before joining the university. In research we are an important partner for the city of Hamburg’s companies and innovation clusters, developing new ideas from the synergies of this dynamic location.

Role in project:

HUAS develops control algorithms for the ability of the area to react to fluctuations in the power generation of renewable sources. This is going to be achieved by intelligent load uptake and thermal storage management (sector coupling) in the heat grid as well as intelligent charging and other electric loads in the area. Operational schedules for the loads (heat pumps, charging etc.) are established using day ahead generation forecasts of the wind turbines. Intraday deviations are countered with the flexibility of the thermal supply system and the decentral batteries as supplements to the large battery on site. Loads and decentral storage can form a combined virtual power plant (VPP) in order to deliver system services to the power grid (reserve capacity, trusty generation schedules, etc). Control software is going to be custom made for the area.

Contact
Name: Prof.-Dr.-Ing. Hans Schäfers
E-mail: Hans.Schaefers@haw-hamburg.de
Phone: +49 40 428 12 5895
Role in Project: Project Manager HUAS
Name: Petrit Vuthi
E-mail: Petrit.Vuthi@haw-hamburg.de
Phone: +49 40 428 75 9130
Role in Project: Second Project Manager HUAS

Volkswagen Group
Volkswagen Konzern

With its newly defined Group TOGETHER – Strategy 2025, the Volkswagen Group has laid the foundations for its lasting success in tomorrow's world of mobility and its envisioned evolution into a globally-leading provider of sustainable mobility. Aspiring to shape the mobility of the future, Volkswagen Group develops smart and integrated urban solutions for both people mobility and good transportation. To that end, the Group relies on close collaborations with key partners for the mobility of the future.

Role in project:

As the strategic mobility partner of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Volkswagen Group is responsible for supporting and coordinating the mobility project activities that will be implemented within the borough of Bergedorf within the framework of mySMARTLife funding project. Besides the general coordination of the mobility activities, the Volkswagen Group will launch diverse pilot projects for new mobility sharing concepts such as micro mobility applications, community cars, and innovative urban logistics concepts.

Contact
Name: Virginie Robin
E-mail: Virginie.robin@volkswagen.de
Phone: +49 1520 1660516
Role in Project: Key account manager

Deutsche Telekom AG
Deutsche Telekom AG

Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, with some 165 million mobile customers, 28.5 million fixed-network lines, and 18.5 million broadband lines. We provide fixed-network/broadband, mobile communications, internet, and IPTV products and services for consumers, and information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for business and corporate customers.

Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries. With a staff of some 218,300 employees throughout the world, we generated revenue of 73.1 billion Euros in the 2016 financial year, about 66 percent of it outside Germany.

Deutsche Telekom is evolving from a traditional telecommunications provider into an entirely new kind of service company. Our core business, i.e., the operation and sale of networks and connections remain as the basis. But at the same time Deutsche Telekom is proactively committing to business areas that open up new growth opportunities.

Role in project:

Deutsche Telekom supports the mySMARTLife project in the digital development of an integrated infrastructure and urban platform. This implies the integration of new services, data analysis and data provisioning between services and towards the existing open data portal of Hamburg. The company supports an innovative decentralised energy and heating network concept via simulations of the underlying digital solution and logical integration into the urban platform. To foster smart mobility concepts and reduce traffic an intermodal mobility concept will be implemented which allows the user to select and switch between different transportation options, like (e) car sharing, Bus, S-Bahn and (e)bike-sharing. To support CO2 emission reduction goals e-mobility solutions have priority. The algorithm used is provided by another EU project (SEAMLESS), shall be adapted to the project area and a usage comparison provides efficiency measurements.

Contact
Name: Joachim Schonowski
E-mail: Joachim.Schonowski@telekom.de
Phone: +49 308 35358554
+49 171 2298768
Role in Project: Project Lead
Name: Reinhard Eder
E-mail: Reinhard.Eder@t-systems.com
Phone: +49 151 17498397
Role in Project: Main technical contact

konsalt GmbH
konsalt Gesellschaft für Stadt- und Regionalanalysen und Projektentwicklung

konsalt GmbH is an independent consulting and research company for urban and regional analysis and project management. It was founded in 1988 as a spring-off of the Technical University of Hamburg. Since then konsalt is involved in various projects in the areas of urban and regional development. konsalt embodies an interface between public administration and investors, politics and civil society. The team of konsalt is composed of professionals from diverse fields: social sciences, architecture, urban planning, geography, economic- and environmental sciences. Additionally, konsalt has access to specialist knowledge of different partners, especially from the fields of traffic planning, noise reduction and landscape planning. 

Role in project:

konsalt manages the participation process during the course of the project (website, event- management and provides information to the public). konsalt conducts evaluation and consulting and links expert knowledge in order to generate innovative solutions. In 2013 konsalt founded the EnSam working group for Bergedorf-Süd together with architects, urban planners, engineers and social scientists. EnSam aims successfully at the management of energetic refurbishment and renewal of urban quartiers. A special focus of EnSam lies on connecting technological solutions with participation and mobilisation of the public and private house owners.

Contact
Name: Margit Bonacker
E-mail: bonacker@konsalt.de
Phone: +49 40 35 75 27 0
Role in Project: General director
Name: Klaas Wulff
E-mail: wulff@konsalt.de
Phone: +49 40 35 75 27 0
Role in Project: Project Manager

EnergieNetz Hamburg Energy Cooperative
EnergieNetz Hamburg eG

EnergieNetz Hamburg (ENH) is a cooperative of committed citizens who wants to accelerate the renewal of the energy systems for electricity and heat in Hamburg and the surrounding area. ENH aims at implementing an energy system based on regenerative, climate neutral production, implemented in a socially responsible manner and enabling local value creation.

ENH cooperates with other organisations driving the German “Energiewende” and is an active part in the political processes advancing this fundamental change.

Role in project:

EnergieNetz Hamburg is developing an innovative heat network in the new construction area “Schleusengraben” in Hamburg-Bergedorf which is part of the mySMARTLife demo site. This so called “Low Exergy” network is running at a very low supply temperature of about 25-30°C, thus minimising energy losses and enabling the efficient use of energy sources like industrial waste heat and ambient heat.

The energy flows of this network will be monitored and the data fed into the urban platform ICT system, enabling their visualisation and the smart use of energy.

Contact
Name: Matthias Ederhof
E-mail: m.ederhof@energienetz-hamburg.de
Phone: +49 40 2577676 18
Role in Project: GA Appointed Representative
Name: Andreas Findert
E-mail: a.findert@energienetz-hamburg.de
Phone: +49 40 2577676 17
Role in Project: Project Manager

City of Helsinki
Helsingin kaupunki

Helsinki is the Capital of Finland and the centre of the Helsinki functional urban Region of about 1.4 million inhabitants and 751,000 jobs.

City of Helsinki services relating to city planning, construction, maintenance and the environment are together as the city environment sector.

The Environment Services promote environmental protection and the healthiness, safety and comfort of the living environment. Climate and Environmental Management unit guides the environmental policy and programme of the city. The unit coordinates cooperation related to energy-efficiency and mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. The Environment Services also provides the project management for mySMARTLife Helsinki demosite activities.

The Buildings and Public Areas Services unit manage planning and commissioning of city premises as well as planning, construction and the maintenance of streets and green areas with consideration on increasing energy-efficiency and use of renewable energy in public buildings and infrastructure.

Role in project:

Helsinki strives to become carbon neutral by 2050. Use of renewable energy and the share of decentralised energy production are promoted to increase significantly alongside reducing of per-capita energy consumption. The Environment Services climate team manages the Helsinki Lighthouse project. One of the main roles is to provide and integrate open energy data on building-level energy savings potential to the city 3D model. Further incentives for energy renovations will be given through citizen engagement work of the energy advisor in the project area. Some of the other tasks include co-designing, planning and implementation of projects in smart lighting, sustainable transportation and urban platform development.

Contact
Name: Mikko Martikka
E-mail: mikko.martikka@hel.fi
Phone: +35 840 5197525
Role in Project: mySMARTLife Helsinki Lighthouse Lead
/ WP4 Helsinki Main contact
Name: Marja-Sisko Vuorinen
E-mail: marja.vuorinen@hel.fi
Phone: +35 893 1038053
mobile +35 840 5067501
Role in Project: Project Expert / WP4 Helsinki contact

Forum Virium Helsinki

Forum Virium Helsinki (FVH) is an innovation unit within the Helsinki City Group,  developing new digital services and urban innovations in cooperation with companies, the City of Helsinki, other public sector organisations and Helsinki residents.

FVH is responsible for Helsinki’s Smart City projects where emerging ICT technologies, namely Internet of Things, Robotics, Big/My/Open Data, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) are being tested and exploited. Forum Virium Helsinki has already had a key role in Helsinki’s innovation initiatives such as Smart Kalasatama, Helsinki Region Infoshare, Open Ahjo, Helsinki Loves Developers, Apps4Finland and CitySDK. It also coordinates national Six City Strategy and has started and coordinated several key European Smart City initiatives. 

Role in project:

Forum Virium Helsinki provides support for the Helsinki demo by bringing in expertise on both Urban Platform development and IoT Development. FVH brings in their experience on open data, open ICT development and Living Lab activities to facilitate both defining data requirements and service development while engaging various actors of the urban ecosystem (e.g. inhabitants, developers, businesses) in the project. In the project, FVH will focus on providing the sensoring infrastructure and smart controls to the smart districts. 

Contact
Name: Timo Ruohomäki
E-mail: timo.ruohomaki@forumvirium.fi
Phone: +35 8 45 7840 4640
Role in Project: Project manager
Name: Aapo Rista
E-mail: aapo.rista@forumvirium.fi
Phone: +35 8 40 674 0440
Role in Project: IoT developer

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is a state owned and controlled non-profit limited liability company. VTT is a multi-technological research organisation providing high-end technology solutions and innovation services. From its wide knowledge base, VTT can upgrade technology knowledge and solutions, create new innovations and business intelligence as well as a wide range of world-class technologies and applied research services, thus improving its clients’ competitiveness and competence.  VTT’s main focus areas are: Knowledge intensive products and services, smart industry and energy systems, and solutions for natural resources and environment. Activities on the Smart Cities domain are characterised by genuine trans-disciplinary and cross-sectoral approaches with strong expertise in domains as sustainable urban development, clean technologies, bio-economy, ICT, transport and energy.

VTT Group is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries with highly educated personnel of 2600 and turnover 277 M€. VTT has over 70 years of experience in addressing the needs of industry and the knowledge-based society. VTT has a vast experience of working in various EU projects as a partner and as a coordinator. In 2015 alone, VTT was involved in 355 EU-funded research projects. VTT is an active member in EERA, European Energy Research Alliance. In addition, VTT has a representative in EIP SCC in the high level group and in Sherpa group. VTT has developed a roadmap for Smart Cities within CIB and contributes to the UN New urban agenda. Nationally VTT has been a representative in Climate change panel, which gives advice to Finnish parliament about sustainable cities, energy and transport systems. In addition, VTT supports Finnish legislation in urban planning, energy certificates, bio fuels, and the definition of building codes, among other areas.

Role in project:

VTT leads work package 7: Cooperation with other lighthouse cities. In addition, VTT has a technical role in the Helsinki demonstration work package (WP4) in developing smart energy network demonstrations, smart energy management and new algorithms as well as reactive power compensation. VTT is also strongly engaged in building stock smart and energy efficient transformation, new smart solutions and in e-vehicle solutions in WP4.

Contact
Name: Miimu Airaksinen
E-mail: miimu.airaksinen@vtt.fi
Phone: +35 8407704832
Role in Project: main technical contact, VTT project manager
Name: Mari Hukkalainen
E-mail: mari.hukkalainen@iki.fi
Phone: +35 8407367698
Role in Project: researcher (Helsinki demonstrations, building and energy system improvements, low carbon solutions)

Helen Ltd.
Helen Oy

Helen is the second largest energy provider and utility company in Finland. Helen provides city energy to its 400 000 customers. Helen generates heat, cooling and electricity and is also responsible for selling and distributing the energy. Most of the energy is generated in combined heat and power plants and the process has been awarded of its efficiency.

Helen is increasing the share of renewable energy sources in production and has committed to become carbon neutral by 2050. To support the transition Helen also develops new energy solutions to better combine the energy consumption and production. New available services are flexible services in demand response and services in solar energy and storage and in smart electro mobility. 

Role in project:

In mySMARTLife Helen’s role is to develop scalable and efficient energy solutions that increase the share of renewables and reduce carbon emissions. In Helsinki Helen has several demonstrations, mainly in demand response, electrical storage, solar energy and EV-charging as well as in district heating and cooling improvements. The developed solutions will also have innovative and replicable business models developed together with the customers.

Contact
Name: Kristiina Siilin
E-mail: kristiina.siilin@helen.fi
Phone: +35 8 40 653 1316
Role in Project: Project coordinator at Helen
Name: Hannu Pikkarainen
E-mail: hannu.pikkarainen@helen.fi
Phone: +35 8 40 545 7171
Role in Project: Business developer

Fourdeg Ltd.

Fourdeg Ltd. is a start-up based in Helsinki Finland, provider of Smart Heating Service i.e. energy efficiency solution for water radiator heated (district heated) buildings and district heating network.

The Service provides better indoor air quality and optimizes the consumption of energy. In addition, the buildings are integrated in a Demand-side Management system in District Heating networks.

Role in project:

Fourdeg will implement energy efficiency improvement into an office building piloting a) evidence the building capability and capacity into demand side management / load balancing of Helen Oy district heating b) integration of energy efficiency management and office space reservation system c) integration of energy efficiency management and people presence.

Contact
Name: Markku Makkonen
E-mail: Markku.makkonen@fourdeg.com
Phone: +35 8 405430582
Role in Project: Main Business Developer
Name: Sonja Salo
E-mail: Sonja.salo@fourdeg.com
Phone: +35 8 440930923
Role in Project: Main Technical Contact

Salusfin Ltd
Salusfin Oy

Salusfin business idea is related to home automation, IoT and Big Data. Salusfin multi-purpose platform is smart and extendable. End customer need is based on increased energy consumption awareness and savings, improved security/control Salusfin has three business areas:

  • Energy Saving Solution
  • Security and Safety Solution
  • E-vehicle Charging Solution
Role in project:

Salusfin is implementing a smart heating control with demand-response and developing a smart personal E-vehicle charging solution

Contact
Name: Tapio Toivanen
E-mail: tapio.toivanen@salusfin.com
Phone: +35 8 40 8241 555
Role in Project: Main project contact

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Ltd
Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland’s largest university of applied sciences, is a higher education institution (tertiary level). Metropolia provides education in Technology and Transport, Culture, Business and Administration, Health Care and Social Services. Metropolia has 16,700 students and staff 1000. The academic totals 740 persons, out of whom 20 % has researcher education. The units of Metropolia are located the capital area. Metropolia has been awarded the ECTS Label 2013-2016 by the European Commission in December 2013.

In terms of research, development and innovation (R&D&I) and business solutions, Metropolia seeks growth especially in impact and external funding. R&D&I total volume in 2015 was about EUR 9.4 million. Metropolia is specialising in developing new practical innovations, operating surroundings and building knowledge based networks in close co-operations with companies, industries and with other social and cultural operators and societies. Metropolia has broad expertise in regional development and working in collaboration with city organisations and different stakeholders. Metropolia has conducted R&D&I projects as lead partner in several EU-projects and has extensive experience in project work. During previous years Metropolia has coordinated over 40 EU-funded projects and participated in several EU-funded projects.

Role in project:

Based on previous real-life demos of the autonomous electric buses in Finland, the project will address local urban mobility issues with electric autonomous bus pilot lines. Metropolia’s main role in the project is the definition, deployment and monitoring of these pilot operations in Helsinki demonstration area.

Contact
Name: Harri Santamala
E-mail: harri.santamala@metropolia.fi
Phone: +35 8 403341516
Role in Project: Project director and instructor, HMU personnel (project director)
Name: Eetu Rutanen
E-mail: eetu.rutanen@metropolia.fi
Phone: +35 8 408356917
Role in Project: Practical implementer (project assistant)

Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ)

Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ) was founded in1990 as the operational unit of the Commissioner for Europe of Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Economics. With offices in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe, its task is to help small and medium sized enterprises and research organisations to get involved in European research projects and to initiate transnational co-operations. It is a partner in the Enterprise Europe Network of the European Commission with close to 600 participating organisations in over 60 countries. The network provides information and advice on EU matters, innovation, research and technology transfer. It is also promoting the exploitation of European research results. SEZ is Contact Point for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Baden-Württemberg. At the same time it acts as EU-Contact Point for Universities in Baden-Württemberg.

Role in project:

Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum is the responsible partner for WP 8 –Communication, Dissemination & Exploitation The objective of this work package is to develop and implement sound communication, dissemination and exploitation activities to complement, support and enhance the in-depth individual city replication and deployment activities.

The main task will be:

  • Driver of dissemination and communication activities
  • Driver for the knowledge-transfer between the partners and mySMARTLife network
  • Leader for the identification, clarification and selection of exploitable results  
  • Driver of exploitation activities (market analysis and business model development) towards business model development

Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum will also contribute to WP 6 – Replication Strategy being responsible for the structure and organisation of a mySMARTLife Network plus network city replication activities.
In addition Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum will contribute to WP 1 “Citizen engagement” and WP7 “Cooperation with other projects”.

Contact
Name: Matthieu Grosjean
E-mail: grosjean@steinbeis-europa.de
Phone: +49 711 123 4040
Role in Project: Project Manager Exploitation WP 8 –Communication, Dissemination & Exploitation
Name: Lena Ohlig
E-mail: ohlig@steinbeis-europa.de
Phone: +49 711 123- 4033
Role in Project: Project Manager Communication WP 8 –Communication, Dissemination & Exploitation
Name: María Sol Rau
E-mail: rau@steinbeis-europa.de
Phone: +49 711 123 4036
Role in Project: Project Manager mySmartLife Network WP 6 – Replication Strategy

TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION (TECNALIA) is a private, independent, non profit research organisation resulting from the merger of eight Spanish research centers. TECNALIA is one of the main Research & Technology Organisations (RTO) in Europe.

TECNALIA's strategic vision is to be a "private applied research center of international excellence with great impact on industry, and a center that attracts people and organisations." The keys to enable this vision are marked by its private nature, focusing on applied research, being an international center of excellence (international contracts for R & D, foreign researchers, international support to local industries, licensing, IP), an impact on local industry (R & D projects and innovation in companies, spin-offs, training, certification, services, product testing and conformity assessment according to the CE marking) and attracting people who want to develop their creativity and organisations (networks), who want to interact and co-create knowledge with TECNALIA to transform society through innovation.

TECNALIA’s mission is to transform knowledge into Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to improve the well-being of individuals by creating business opportunities for companies.

Role in project:

TECNALIA leads the WP1 “Definition of an innovative Urban Transformation Strategy” and the tasks for the definition and development of the methodology to replication in the WP 6 “Replication Strategy” and Technology and market supervision activities in WP8 “Communication, Dissemination & Exploitation”. TECNALIA is also involved in the monitoring and evaluation (WP5) and in the cooperation with other lighthouse projects (WP7).

Contact
Name: Eduardo Miera Zabalza
E-mail: eduardo.miera@tecnalia.com
Phone: 671720060
Role in Project: Main technical contact
Name: Beatriz Sánchez Sarachu
E-mail: beatriz.sanchez@tecnalia.com
Phone: 647404884
Role in Project: Technical contact

Nobatek

Nobatek is a French private non-profit technological research centre working to promote innovation in sustainable development and energy efficiency in building technology, architecture and urban planning. Nobatek carries out both R&D activity and short term assistance for private and public customers. It works both on projects focusing on local specificities, and on international R&D projects aiming at collaborating on innovation and disseminating best practices. For private and public building owners and architects, Nobatek provides services in the design and assessment of sustainable buildings and neighbourhoods, with more than 100 sustainable buildings projects since 2005. Nobatek works on environmental certification, energy efficiency and comfort simulation, design for recycling, development of new bio-sourced materials, water use optimisation, green construction process organisation, life cycle analysis, sustainable refurbishment and building performance monitoring.

Nobatek is also the manager institution of the new INEF4 institute for the energy transition financed by the French government, under supervision of the French National Research Agency, as a part of an action aimed at raising the level of excellence in R&D and innovation in the field of zero carbon energies. INEF4 (which stands for Factor 4 National Innovation & Excellence Institute: Sustainable Construction and Refurbishment) is based on a technological open innovation funding scheme on a PPP basis for R&D and innovation projects alongside the private sector.

More info at: www.inef4.fr

Role in project:

Nobatek is the leader of the Replication Strategy activities and works closely with both the Lighthouse and Follower Sities of MySMARTLife’s project.

Nobatek is also largely involved in the demonstration activities in Nantes, bringing support and expertise in the fields of energy efficient buildings, district energy supply systems, and monitoring and assessment methods.

Nobatek participates to the definition, application and replication of the urban transformation strategy developed in the project.

Contact
Name: Aurélien HENON
E-mail: ahenon@nobatek.com
Phone: +33 7 76 75 86 57
Role in Project: Main technical contact
Name: Germain ADELL
E-mail: gadell@nobatek.com
Phone: +33 5 59 03 61 29
Role in Project: Technical contact

ESADE
Fundación ESADE

ESADE Business School (part of the Ramon Llull University) is one of the most prestigious academic institutions. ESADE offers courses in Management Studies that rely upon various academicians, institutions and research centres, and groups, who focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and governance, management, skills and knowledge, business social responsibility, economic law, branding, etc. ESADE has pioneered research in creativity and learning, innovation, entrepreneurial skills and management practices.

ESADE’s Center for Public Governance (ESADEgov) looks at consolidating public sector organisations with a civil service culture rooted in performance management and accountability, and particularly the role of democratic public leadership as a driving force for institutional development and on the role of networks, alliances and partnerships in public management. Recently, it has focused on the adoption of ICT by public administrations, conducting, among other, research on smart cities from the management and governance points of view, considering innovation in the city as a multidimensional phenomenon.

Role in project:

ESADE, through the Center for Public Governance (ESADEgov), will take charge of analysing the key factors for ensuring that the business schemes promoted by these new urban models in the future will be consistent and lasting. To this end, the study will focus primarily on the analysis of planning, implementation and funding, without neglecting key factors for governance such as citizen participation and the relationship with stakeholders.

Contact
Name: Jordi Vinaixa
E-mail: jordi.vinaixa@esade.edu
Phone: +34 93 280 6162
Role in Project: Senior Researcher
Name: Victoria Cochrane
E-mail: victoria.cochrane@esade.edu
Phone: +34 93 280 6162
Role in Project: EU Project Manager

City of Bydgoszcz
Miasto Bydgoszcz

Bydgoszcz is a city located in northern Poland, on the Brda and Vistula rivers. The city has 363 020 (2011) inhabitants. It is the largest city of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie (Kujawy and Pomerania) Region and the eighth largest city in Poland. City of Bydgoszcz, as a local authority government institution has competences within the city borders which derive from the Communal Self-Government Act in e.g. managing technical infrastructure, ensuring social infrastructure, ensuring safety and public order and taking care of spatial and environmental issues.

The City has technical competences and capacity for implementing projects as it comprises specialised departments with professional staff management.  Through being actively involved in transnational European projects Bydgoszcz gained knowledge and experience derived from participation in various EU programmes Implementation of some projects contributed to climate protection and energy efficiency actions. The City established a “living laboratory” for students and citizens called Demonstration Center of RES as an example of low energy demand building (passive building) in order to share good practices, information on technology and products used. The City developed various documents on climate policy. Due to these actions the Energy Manager position was established in the Municipality (2012). In 2016 Energy Management Team was formed, which is responsible for coordination of implementation of climate protection policy as well as energy management within the Municipality units and city.

City of Bydgoszcz is interested in adopting many solutions that are in line of Smart City concept in order to improve quality of life for its inhabitants and environment. In 2015 Smart City team was created that comprises representatives of City Hall departments as well as municipal companies.

Role in project:

City of Bydgoszcz is eager to learn and utilise a complex approach based on cooperation with Lighthouse and the  Follower Cities regarding implemented by them smart solutions in the area of energy in buildings, smart ICT solutions and transport issues. We are interested in innovative solutions, business models, cooperation with citizens and business.

The City will redevelop the Replication Plan that will enable to utilise accordant to the specific local environment.

Contact
Name: B. Katarzyna Napierala
E-mail: k.napierala@um.bydgoszcz.pl
Phone: +48 52 58 58 373
Role in Project: Project Manager
Name: Grzegorz Boron
E-mail: gboron@um.bydgoszcz.pl
Phone: +48 52 58 58 102
Role in Project: Project coordinator

Municipality of Varna
Община Варна

Varna is the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and the third-largest city in Bulgaria with a population of 334 870 inhabitants. With the nearby towns of Beloslav and Devnya, Varna forms the Varna-Devnya Industrial Agglomeration with some of the biggest chemical, power production, and manufacturing facilities in Bulgaria.

Commonly referred to as the “summer capital” of Bulgaria, Varna is a major tourist destination, business and university centre, seaport, and headquarters of the Bulgarian Navy and merchant marine. The Varna Airport with its 1,181,830 passengers (mainly tourists) ranks third in Bulgaria after the Burgas and Sofia Airports.

The modern city is both a shipyard and port for incoming freighters and the navy, and a Riviera town visited by tourists of every nationality. It is a cosmopolitan place and a nice one to scroll through: Baroque, turn-of-the-century and contemporary architecture pleasantly blended with shady promenades and a handsome seaside garden.

Every year Varna becomes a host city of numerous prestigious cultural events. Varna was awarded the European Youth Capital 2017.

Role in project:

As a Follower City Varna will share good practises with the other partners and replicate the activities within the Replication Plan with a long-term sustainable impact on the city development and recognition as an energy efficient city.

Contact
Name: Viktor Buzev
E-mail: vbuzev@varna.bg
Phone: +359 52820-391
Role in Project: Project Manager
Name: Bilyana Raeva
E-mail: bilyana@bilyanaraeva.eu
Phone: +359 884111234
Role in Project: Project Coordinator

City of Rijeka
Grad Rijeka

City of Rijeka is the third largest city in Croatia with the population of 128,624 inhabitants. It is located on Kvarner Bay, an inlet of the Adriatic Sea and situated on an area of 44 km². Rijeka is an industrial, administrative, cultural and university centre of the region which serves about 400,000 inhabitants.

Over the last decade, Rijeka has merged activities and applies a more responsible administration approach to urban development projects, particularly with regard to the plans for switching over to renewable energy sources in public transportation, energy efficiency growth in the field of construction works as well as in information management and as regards the indicators of energy efficiency measures after the provision of new ICT infrastructure.

The vision of the city is the transformation of the urban area, environment and economy through the widespread development and adoption of modern ICTs. The aim is to stimulate innovation, create jobs, empower citizen engagement and improve the quality of city life for all citizens, businesses and visitors.

Role in project:

As a Follower City, City of Rijeka will closely follow the activities of the Lighthouse Cities and plan how to implement the successfully demonstrated solutions which will all lead into the replication plan for the City of Rijeka. Within the replication plan the replication potential of the implemented solutions will be analysed, taking into account the uniqueness of each city and therefore how these solutions can be adopted in Rijeka. The City will also be involved in mentoring and coaching activities by Lighthouse Cities’ representatives, as well as in the staff exchange as relevant action to foster transferability of best practices.

Contact
Name: Suzana Belošević Romac
E-mail: Suzana.belosevic@rijeka.hr
Phone: +385 51 209 687
Role in Project: Project coordinator
Name: Tina Ragužin
E-mail: Tina.raguzin@rijeka.hr
Phone: +385 51 209 619
Role in Project: Project communication manager

City Council of Palencia
Ayuntamiento de Palencia

The city of Palencia is located in the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León (Spain). Palencia has a population of 82,169 inhabitants and has a major industry in the automotive sector and agricultural production, but it is mainly a municipality related to the service sector. It is also proud of its historical and cultural background as being the settlement of the first University in Spain.

Palencia is co-founder of RECI Network (Red Española de Ciudades Inteligentes) and it is betting heavily on the energy efficiency, renewable energy and intelligent transport. At the same time, Palencia is a member of Smart City Valladolid y Palencia, which involves public administrations, multiple companies, research centres, universities, associations and everyone who wants to improve an initiative whose objective is to give, drive, favour and promote the union of Valladolid-Palencia as main beneficiary and promoter of innovative actions in different technological fields:

  • Following a social, economical and environmental sustainable development model.
  • Obtaining profit for citizens.
  • Obtaining profit for the economical and entrepreneurial area.
  • Implementation of showcase projects and dissemination actions.
  • Producing resources and obtaining external funds able to obtain an impact on the cities through new infrastructures, activities for enterprises and centres, marketing of the cities, etc.
Role in project:

Becoming a smart city and lowering the greenhouse gases emissions are two of the most important pillars of the city of Palencia to achieve the concept of sustainable development. The role of Palencia in the project will demonstrate that the implementation of large projects into a smaller scale is no only possible, but also profitable according to the business models of smaller cities.

Contact
Name: Gabriel Rubí Montes
E-mail: grubi@aytopalencia.es
Phone: +34 979718150
Role in Project: Main technical contact
Head of Environment
Name: Oscar Gonzalo Prieto
E-mail: ogonzalo@aytopalencia.es
Phone: +34 979706430
Role in Project: Technician of Innovation
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