The project management structure is defined in order to successfully accommodate the complexity of a collaborative research project and to clearly identify the responsible members of the various entities of the consortium, as well as to optimise communication between the different partners and the managing bodies of the project and the European Commission (EC).



INDICATE Work Packages

The project contains nine work packages (WP) each led by one partner in the consortium. Most work packages will also have a number of other partners contributing to this package, while WP9 which relates to project management, sees the involvement of all partners.


Work Package 1 (Leader: D'appolonia SpA)

WP1 comprises tasks aimed at creating a network of stakeholders and various actors in the city which will influence the direction of the project.  This will take into account stakeholder expectations, requirements and preferences and define these in terms of key indicators.  Furthermore it will create the business models to ensure uptake of the provided solutions.

Work Package 2 (Leader: Trinity College Dublin)

WP2 will characterise the city and its subsystems and will develop the complex algorithms for local balancing of the city utilities and networks.  This includes algorithms for demand response analysis and tariff analysis and accounting for costs (including the cost of initial investments, cost on the side of the consumers, i.e. smart meters and ICTs and on the system side i.e., implementation and management costs) etc.

Work Package 3 (Leader: Future Analytics Consulting Ltd.)

WP3 will develop the Sustainable Urban Indicators and the associated logic tests, paying particular attention to carbon and energy use. It will also develop the CCI to allow these Indicators to be used across all cities in the EU and to benchmark performance of cities across the EU.

Work Package 4 (Leader: Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd.)

WP4 will develop the Virtual City Model (VCM).  This will include modelling of the city using Dynamic Simulation Modelling to include the buildings, renewables, energy conservation and retrofit measures, and the electricity grids.  It will integrate the algorithms developed in WP2 and will integrate the Sustainable Urban Indicators developed in WP3.

Work Package 5 (Leader: ESRI R&D Center Zurich AG)

WP5 will develop the interactive cloud based decision support platform to display the information from the VCM in a customised and user-friendly manner.

Work Package 6 (Leader: Dundalk Institute of Technology)

WP6 will demonstrate and validate the INDICATE project tools in the demonstration sites in Italy and Ireland.  The validation phase will be used to feedback information to the tool and Indicator development in WP2, 3 and 4 to ensure that improvements are made based on empirical findings.

Work Package 7 (Leader: Trinity College Dublin)

WP7 will disseminate the results to the wider community.  The activities of this WP will utilise the Virtual City Model developed in WP4 to encourage and support the drive towards the ‘Smart’ City.

Work Package 8 (Leader: Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd.)

WP8 is dedicated to the expert review, standardisation and exploitation of the project results.

Work Package 9 (Leader: Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd.)

WP9 comprises all activities relating to the project management, including financial, technical, communication and risks; as well as quality assurance of its deliverables (e.g. reports, software, experimental results, guidelines etc).