Thirteen partners from all over Europe make up the PLANHEAT team. Find out who is part of it and what their role is in the project!
Coordinator of the PLANHEAT project (Italy). They have a comprehensive experience and a proven track in coordinating EU projects (active since FP3 participating in more than 100 projects and coordinating one fourth). The company has a wealth of knowledge in engineering and sustainable urban planning with specific skills in the integration of smart energy management systems and energy performance of buildings and districts.
TU Delft (The Netherlands) covers expertise in the field of energy, making significant contributions to cities' sustainable development and their transition towards fossil-free scenarios. TU Delft collaborates with a large number of other institutes within the Netherlands and abroad and has a reputation for high-quality research.
University of Zagreb (Croatia), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture are relevant actors of the Croatian heating and cooling market with particular expertise in energy planning. They will contribute to the development the H&C planning and simulation module of the PLANHEAT integrated software. In addition, they will have a leading role in the development of guidelines and trainings for municipalities on the use of the tool.
National Observatory of Athens (Greece) is organized in 3 institutes: the Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing, the Institute of Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, and the Geodynamics Institute. Specifically, they will provide and adapt expertise of Earth Observations scientists to the analysis on H&C demand in cities.
TECNALIA (Spain) is a private, independent, non-profit organisation, employing more than 1,400 people. It has more than 300 patents and its turnover is 116 MEuros, operating in the following market sectors: Energy and Environment, Sustainable Construction, ICT Innovation and Society, Industry and Transport and Health and Quality of Life.
VITO (Belgium) is a leading European research and technology organisation in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development. Within the project, VITO will provide tools and know-how to develop the H&C mapping module of the PLANHEAT integrated software.
Three validation cities, Antwerp (Belgium), Velika Gorica (Croatia) and Lecce (Italy), have been selected as end-users of the PLANHEAT integrated tool in order to test and validate the integrated H&C mapping and planning tool and to maximize potential for market uptake and replication.
Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (Hungary) is an international organisation with a mission to assist in addressing environmental issues in CEE countries. The REC fulfils this mission by promoting cooperation among governments, non-governmental organisations, businesses and other environmental stakeholders. Within the project they will act as multiplier to engage further cities (replication cities) with a strategic role in communication, training and dissemination of project results in CEE countries.
Euroheat & Power (Belgium) is the international network for district energy, promoting sustainable heating and cooling in Europe. It connects industry players, decision-makers and academia. The DHC+ Technology Platform, a department within Euroheat & Power, leads the communication and dissemination activities in the project.
Geonardo (Hungary) is an innovation and technology company active in the energy, environment and sustainable development fields. Geonardo will develop an e-Learning platform to facilitate the learning process of local public authorities and interested energy companies on the PLANHEAT tool. It is also responsible for training sessions in the Central and Eastern Europe region.
Artelys (France) is an enterprise with a huge specialization in optimization, decision-making and modelling, having developed an impressive number of software for energy modelling for Smart Cities. They will provide tool and know-how to develop the PLANHEAT integrated software by creating a platform to allow the interaction among the mapping, planning and simulation modules.