The second Training Module of the CI-NERGY Initial Training Network Project will take place from 09 - 17 October 2014 in Vienna, hosted by partners AIT Energy and Wien Energie, in cooperation with the associated partners Vienna University of Technology and City of Vienna. The Training Module, ‘Energy Technology & Systems’, will highlight the City of Vienna Case Study, delving into the city’s energy planning methodology, infrastructure, database systems, performance monitoring and policies, with representatives from the City’s planning and energy departments in attendance. Theoretical seminars in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and 3D city modelling, district energy, electrical appliance modelling, and data management will be held, in addition to basic research skills training. The CI-NERGY Fellows, eleven Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and two Experienced Researchers (ERs), shall also present their research hypotheses, which address integrated energy concepts based on geographic spatial and energy data, utilizing the associated partner cities of Canton of Geneva and city of Vienna, with their very ambitious sustainability goals, as case studies.
On Wednesday 15 October, the ESRs will meet with approx. 20-25 local high school students for a joint Energy Day and Poster Contest in Vienna City Hall starting at 9:00. Representatives from the City of Vienna will host the event, leading with discussions about ‘Smart City Wien’ and challenges to energy management in the city. A Poster Session by the students of the Vienna International School will address Smart City issues such as energy planning in buildings, followed by an awards ceremony for best poster.
The ESRs and ERs of the CI-NERGY ITN began researching earlier this year in six countries across Europe (Austria, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Switzerland), focusing on simulation of energy systems, 3D city models, as well as economic and environmental decision-making tools that will that maximise energy efficiency and renewable energy integration toward a low carbon future. The University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart is coordinating the CI-NERGY ITN Project, a consortium composed of seven of the best academic research centres (HFT, AIT, NUID-UCD, UNOTT, POLITO, EPFL, EDF/EIFER,) and three of the leading energy and software technology companies in the industry (Siemens, Wien Energie, and IES).
This project has received funding in the amount of 3.7 million euros from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration (Contract #606851)