Project Partners


The consortium is made up of a well balanced mix of Large Companies (ESRI R&D Center Zurich AG and D’Appolonia SPA), SME’s (Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd and Future Analytics Consulting) , Universities (Trinity College Dublin and Dundalk Institute of Technology)  and Public Authorities (Ente Ospedaliero Ospedali Galliera and Louth County Council)  from 4 different European countries (UK, Ireland, Italy and Switzerland).  The consortium bring expertise from the fields of Dynamic Simulation Modelling; Geographic Information System Development; 3D Urban CAD (Computer Aided Drawing) Modelling; Demand Side Management; Sustainable Urban Indicators; Business Model Development for Energy Retrofit in Cities; Integration of solutions to minimise Energy Consumption and Demand on Fossil Fuels.

 

IES will play the central role as project manager and developers of the ICT tools and associated services that will result from the project. IES will be responsible for setting the overall objectives for each work package, and will take the lead in WP9 (Project Management) and WP4 (Development of the Virtual City Model). They will also contribute to demonstration of the results in WP6 and dissemination and exploitation in WP7.

 

ESRI’s main role is to lead UI development in WP5 and to contribute to 3D visualisation components. ESRI will furthermore support WP4 especially in the data modelling required for the urban system, with the goal of enabling direct connection between IES’ <VE> tools and ArcGIS/CityEngine. ESRI will also be active in the Dissemination and Collaboration activities, with focus on the commercial exploitation of the project outcomes through the generation ad documentation of showcases fdor the integration of live simulation into the web dashboards.

 

FAC will take the lead with respect to the development of the Sustainable Urban Indicators in WP3. They will be responsible for the collation of the data catalogue if Indicators to be integrated with the Virtual City Model and the development of the logic tests to automate these in the software. They will also contribute to the characterisation of the city in WP2 and the design of the interface in WP5. Finally they will play a small role in the dissemination of the results.

 


D’Appolonia will be responsible for the Engagement with the Stakeholders, Market Research and Business Model Development in WP1, they will work closely with the 2 public authority project partners and other external stakeholders to understand the needs and requirements in a city in order to make the transformation towards a low carbon economy. This will be used to steer and drive the INDICATE project and developed tool. DAPP will also contribute to the development of the indicators in WP3, the VCM architecture in WP4, the GUI in WP5 (with respect to what the stakeholders need) and the demonstration in WP6 with respect to the Genoa Galliera Test Site, they will also be responsible for the standardisation of the tool in WP7.

 

The School of Engineering and the TrinityHaus Research Centre at TCD will lead WP2 and play the main role with respect to the development of algorithms to enable local balancing within the Virtual City Model. They will also contribute to the development of the VCM with respect to the modelling of the electricity grid and the interactions between the grid and the buildings and renewables. TrinityHaus will contribute to the development of the Indicators and will take the lead with respect to evaluation of the energy efficiency measurement of the urban environment. TrinityHaus will also take the lead with respect to the Dissemination of the results amongst both the Academic and Industrial communities.

 

DKIT will be responsible for WP6, Demonstration and Validation of the INDICATE project and tools. Due to their relationship with partner, Louth County Council and their involvement with the collection and analysis of data in the CASALA Living Laboratory, they will participate with the testing of both test sites in Dundalk under analysis. They will also contribute to WP2 with respect to the characterisation of the city and algorithms for Demand Side Management; they will contribute to WP3 with respect to the development of the Indicators and in particular will take the lead in the development of the Common City Index; they will contribute to the development of the Virtual City Model with respect to the optimisation of systems and they will contribute to the overall development of the GUI from a user perspective; they will play a small role in the dissemination of the project results.

 

EOG’s main involvement will be the contribution to the demonstration of the INDICATE project and tools. The Galliera Hospital buildings themselves will be made available for monitoring and integration of ICT and Renewable technologies. The neighbourhood that the hospital resides will be used for full use with the INDICATE project and the public buildings such as police headquarters, school’s and youth centre will be included in the study due to the relationship of EOG with its neighbours. EOG will also contribute to the stakeholder engagement and business models in WP1, the GUI in WP5 and the demonstration of the results in WP7.

 

LCC will work with DKIT on the demonstration of the INDICATE project and tools in the 2 test sites selected in Dundalk town. While DKIT will take responsibility for the Optimisation of the CASALA Living Lab, LCC will also contribute to the stakeholder engagement and needs in WP1 along with potential business models for integration of the results, they will contribute to the user interface development in WP%, the indicator development in WP3 and the dissemination of the results in WP7.

 

 

This project is supported by  the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme
Grant Agreement no. 608775