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EU H2020 R&D “GREENSOUL” PROJECT

CERES- Tech Spaces™ is a member of the EU Horizon 2020 “GreenSoul Project” (www.greensoul-h2020.eu) in charge of the design of social mobile apps to promote Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation in public buildings.

The GreenSoul project main objective is to achieve higher energy efficiency in public buildings by altering the way people use energy consuming shared devices (lights, printers) and personal devices (personal pluggable appliances). In order to achieve this goal, GreenSoul will apply a two-fold strategy:

  • It will persuade users to increase their energy-awareness and change their e-consumption habits through a variety of techniques, from persuasive social applications to physical interaction mechanisms linked to the networked devices
  • It will embed intelligence into the networked devices to allow them autonomously decide about their operational mode for energy efficiency purposes. GreenSouled devices will learn from users habits, acting only when wasteful energy behaviour is detected or users do not heed device suggestions

GreenSoul Platform Key Components

GreenSoul Project is being piloted at 6 public buildings in the UK, Spain, Greece and Austria.

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CERES-Tech Spaces™ partners with innovative SMEs in the Cleantech sector

CERES-Tech Spaces™ supports SME-instrument applications for funding and support for high-potential innovation projects from Small and Medium-sized Enterprises that are EU-based or established in a country associated to Horizon 2020.

Through its dedicated SME instrument, Horizon 2020 provides about € 3 billion in funding over the period 2014-2020, helping SMEs to develop groundbreaking innovative ideas for products, services or processes that are ready to face global market competition. Available to innovative SMEs only, which can organise a project in the way that best fits their business needs – meaning that subcontracting is not excluded – the dedicated SME instrument supports those with a clear commercial ambition and a potential for high growth and internationalization.