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Welcome to this second edition of the CITyFiED newsletter which comes as our project has been gathering significant momentum. The City Cluster is up and running, and since October we have been reaching out to other towns and cities across Europe in order to form a wider Community of Interest
A lively and productive working environment was the signature for the second CITyFiED project meeting held in Izmir and Soma, Turkey, 24-26 March
With such a wide range of expertise and activities generated by the project, exploitation leader, Aude Pélisson-Schecker and Valerie Bahr of Steinbeis Europa-Zentrum have been busy from day one. Beginning with a hands-on exploitation workshop at the first project meeting, the process of identifying and refining CITyFiED assets has been non-stop.
Moving activities to SOMA Electricity Generation & Trading Joint Stock Company (SEAŞ) premises and the demonstration site for day two, the CITyFiED consortium were delighted to be joined by Mr. Mario Dionisio of the European Commission and 19 city representatives from 15 cities and one region.
Retrofitting districts with sustainable energy systems can be a success if enough data is available to analyse the suitability of each chosen energy-saving solution
All over Europe cities and towns strive to become climate smart. They revamp their energy districts, step-by-step, while looking across borders to learn from best practices.
By relying on district heating combined with heat and power production, municipalities in Sweden power their cities from renewable energy sources.
Demir Energy Consulting provides high quality project management and consultancy services in a wide set of innovation areas.
The Energy Institute at Istanbul Technical University is a university-based research and development organization in the broad area of energy science and engineering.
Mir Unique Solutions is a company of Mir Holding Group located in İstanbul (Turkey). The group develops and licenses technologies in various disciplines.
Reengen is a smart grid company that develops solutions for smarter buildings and smarter grid.
Accelerating delivery of smarter cities and districts to achieve our energy goals
Nothing can replace the value and insight gained by a hands-on visit
Local language mini-sites signify new high-value features on the project´s website
Continuing with the development of ICT solutions oriented to support residents on energy consumption reduction, a series of user tests were conducted on February, 27th to validate the visualization solutions proposed during the design phase
A personal report from an organizer
MySmartCityDistrict is a collaboration among seven smart cities projects (R2CITIES, EU-GUGLE, ZenN, CITyFiED, SINFONIA, City-Zen and READY) involving 22 districts belonging to 21 cities from 12 different countries.
CITyFiED and fellow projects cluster together to extend their reach and impact in South & Eastern Europe
Using the social web to raise awareness and increase the projects sphere of influence is a powerful asset in achieving replication.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 609129
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