THE CONSORTIUM

About the consortium

SEEDS unites a multidisciplinary and complementary team of SMEs, LEs, RTOs, and stakeholders that constitute the whole (local) value chain of energy efficiency in buildings and thermal demand electrification, from planning, design, and construction to operation and commissioning.

SEEDS is built upon the consortium’s vast experience in developing, testing, and valorizing decarbonization solutions, supervising real-life demonstrations of building renovation and smartification, and deploying energy flexibility.

Thus, the challenge for the SEEDS consortium is to innovate solutions to be replicable, exploitable, and scalable.

Discover the partners

The Project Coordinator

Technical University of Denmark

Denmark

DTU is recognized internationally as a leading university in the areas of the technical and the natural sciences, renowned for our business-oriented approach and  our focus on sustainability.

For almost two centuries DTU, Technical University of Denmark, has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted—the father of electromagnetism—who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society.

Our staff and students reach out to the world and work across disciplines to create value, welfare, and growth by developing technologies that work in a globalized world, transcending social and cultural differences.

We believe in technology as a means for necessary change, and they see the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a platform for the University’s activities.

The demo sites partners

Center Danmark Drift APS

Denmark

Center Denmark is a non-profit and independent company that provides digital infrastructure that supports players in the energy sector to develop new data-driven solutions that take advantage of opportunities in sector coupling and accelerate the green transition.

Center Denmark will accelerate the green transition to 100% renewable energy in DK via digitization and sector coupling. Through sector coupling we will exploit digital opportunities across and at all levels of the energy sector, thus making the sector’s energy deliveries more flexible.

Sweco Belgium

Belgium

With over 21,000 architects, engineers and other experts active in 500+ fields, we create smart solutions for the urban area. We realise solutions that tackle urbanisation, capture the power of digitisation and make our societies more sustainable.

With an eye on the accelerating power of digitisation and the perspective of a green and more sustainable society.

We are able to find a solution for every challenge. Innovation is not an afterthought, but a necessity. We don’t sit still and just develop dozens of innovations every year.

All our services have one thing in common: they make the world of tomorrow more beautiful.

ÉMI Nonprofit Kft.

Hungary

The legal predecessor of ÉMI was established in February 1963. Today, nearly 60 years later, ÉMI is Hungary’s largest building and construction materials industry quality control innovation institution, a key player in the domestic construction industry and its professional intellectual center.

It covers its activities nationwide, and demonstrates its experience, knowledge and expertise accumulated over more than half a century, both domestically and internationally.

The operation of ÉMI is still determined by the basic goals of its creation, but at the same time it must also meet the expectations and challenges of the present. Not only does it have to follow the growing trend and trajectory of the domestic construction industry, but it also needs to carry on forward-looking and prepared operations.

Petrol Slovenska Energetska Druzba DD Ljublana

Slovenia

Petrol d.d., Ljubljana is the largest Slovenian energy company, the major Slovenian importer, the largest Slovenian company in terms of revenue, one of the largest Slovenian distribution companies and an important regional partner on SEE markets.

The Petrol Group’s core activities cover the segments of fuel and petroleum products, merchandise and services and energy and solutions.

The Petrol Group’s core development activity is the introduction of new energy activities and renewable energy generation. 

Seeing the future, even before it happens, is the quality of all that want to build it. A clear vision is the most responsible for Petrol becoming the largest Slovenian energy company.

Dimokritio Panepistimio Thrakis

Greece

Democritus University of Thrace has, since its foundation, been the first Greek regional multi-campus university that not only solely served purely educational objectives. Apart from its primary educational and research activity, the university has essentially participated in the efforts for the economic growth of the Administrative Region of Thrace.

Within a vividly changing environment, D.U.Th. continues to aim both at educational and research excellence while, it also builds upon the challenges and demands of the future. It re-orients its research strategy based upon innovation, entrepreneurship, technology, the new digital era, and the growth of large-scale research.

Nowadays, the landmark of D.U.Th. is imparted via innovative graduate programs of international recognition.

The technology and solution providers partners

AI-nergy ApS

Denmark

AI-nergy leverages a combination of applied mathematics, artificial intelligence, and energy technology expertise to automate the planning and operation of energy systems.

Our mission is to automate energy systems design and operation, making renewable energy more accessible and affordable.

A key element of our contribution to the EU Horizon project is the further development of AI-nergy’s Solarplanner product. Solarplanner is a fully automated rooftop solar planning solution designed to simplify and expedite the process of integrating solar energy into buildings. This product will be enhanced during the project, with a focus on improving its functionality and enabling its integration with various building management software systems. The effectiveness and versatility of Solarplanner will be demonstrated through case studies in Slovenia, Belgium, and Denmark.

Our vision is to make renewable energy affordable and accessible to everyone, through automation and innovation. By developing Solarplanner within the EU Horizon project, we aim to advance the integration of renewable energy solutions across Europe.


Builtwins

Belgium

Our mission is to transform your building to a sustainable part of society by making buildings heating, cooling and ventilation systems smarter using optimal control, thereby using less resources while at the same time providing a comfortable indoor climate.

Daikin Europe

Belgium

Daikin Europe is a leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification and refrigeration technology for residential, commercial and industrial purposes.

We offer a wide range of products, solutions and services to create indoor environments that are beneficial to people’s health and well-being.

Air is essential to our existence. At Daikin, it is our mission to make the air we breathe and live in the best possible air. Our innovative products and solutions are designed to improve people’s health and well-being, and  enables our customers to reduce their environmental impact and contribute to a more sustainable society.

Today, we are once again leading the way, using our advanced technology to become a driving force in the transition to a carbon-neutral society.

Elektro Celje

Slovenia

By providing network users with reliable, high-quality, cost-effective and environmentally friendly electricity supply and modern services, we enable development and progress.

We work conscientiously, with dedication, in accordance with the rules and ethical standards. Through our operations, we contribute to safety and quality of life. We guarantee that the distribution of electricity is reliable, safe and uninterrupted.

Elektro Celje is an efficient and innovative company with a technologically advanced electricity network, which makes us recognized as a reliable partner in ensuring sustainable development.


Enfor AS

Denmark

ENFOR provides market-leading energy forecasting and optimization solutions for the energy sector. Utilities, energy traders, transmission and distribution system operators use ENFOR solutions for forecasting of renewable energy production, electricity and heat demand as well as optimization of district heating systems.

ENFOR was established in 2006 as a spin-off from the Technical University of Denmark.

ENFOR put a pride in delivering solutions and services based on three values; accuracy, flexibility and reliability.

HOR-BER Beruházási Tanácsadó és Tervező Mérnökiroda

Hungary

The HORBER Investment, Consulting and Architectural Design Ltd. was founded in 1991.

The Engineering Office’s range of activity:

  • structural engineering
  • preparation and management of engineering projects and investments
  • tender management
  • counselling
  • technical supervision


Psyctotherm

Greece

Since its establishment in 1969, the focus of the company has been the development, design and manufacturing of high-quality cooling/heating systems for a variety of applications. Psyctotherm is specialized in HVAC systems, marine/industrial refrigeration, heat exchangers production, installations, repairs, and trading. Its core business areas concern are marine, industrial and commercial applications.

We develop, produce and dispose advanced refrigeration and heating systems with international certification and high quality for various applications, always with responsibility, integrity, innovation, quality, reliability and respect for humans and the environment.

In a volatile, economic environment, we seek to evolve, improve and adapt to respond more effectively to market requirements.

Renel

Greece

Renel provides innovative, holistic solutions for energy and electromechanical projects and services. Emphasizing on the industrial, energy and building sector, Renel designs and implements cost-effective and green solutions for businesses and organizations, helping to improve business efficiency, increase resilience and promote their business vision.

At Renel, we are committed to delivering sustainable and innovative solutions for our clients in the energy sector. Our strategy is centered around providing high-quality services that prioritize our client’s needs while promoting a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future.

Our goal is to lead energy solutions, contribute to the global effort to reduce carbon emissions, and combat climate change, to drive the transition to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future.

RINA Consulting SPA

Italy

With a global network of over 5,600 talented professionals, we are committed to simplifying complexities with a focus on energy transition, ESG and digitalisation.

We specialise in testing, inspection, certification, and engineering solutions across a wide range of markets, including Marine, Energy and Mobility, Real Estate and Infrastructure, Space and Defense, and Industry 4.0.

Our ultimate goal is the improvement of the quality of life and building sustainable values for future generations.

RINA’s extensive expertise, coupled with its commitment to continuous development and training, ensures the highest levels of professionalism and competence.

In RINA, we believe in a shared goal: providing solutions that improve the wellbeing of the society and building sustainable values for future generations.

Saint-Gobain Hungary Kft.

Hungary

We develop, manufacture and deliver building materials and systems that provide solutions to the challenges of today’s world.

Half of our activities are in Research and Innovation – the realization of new knowledge, products and services typically in the framework of collaborative European research.


SIEMENS Termelo Szolgaltato Es Kereskedelmi Zartkoruen MukodoReszvenytarsasag

Hungary

Siemens is a global technology company that, through its products and services, unites the digital and physical worlds for the benefit of its customers and society, thus transforming the everyday lives of billions of people.

The company focuses on the intelligent infrastructure of buildings, decentralized energy systems, the automation and digitization of the process and manufacturing industry, and offers smart solutions for the development of rail and road transport.

Siemens has been a part of everyday life in Hungary for more than 135 years, since the first tram line in Budapest was launched in 1887. The company takes an active role in the implementation of smart infrastructures and in the transfer of the achievements of the fourth industrial revolution.

The partners focused on business models, replication, and dissemination

Budapest Fovaros XVI. Keruleti Onkormanyzat

Hungary

Budapest XVI. district extends on both banks of the Szilas stream, at the junction of the Pest plain and the Gödöllő hill.


FairCity

Hungary

Faircity is the mobile application of smart and community platform, making you innovative and giving, informing and informed, cost-effective and efficient.


Innovatio Private Company

Greece

We provide integrated energy services enabling low carbon emissions for sustainable development according to your needs.

We provide turnkey solutions for delivering energy efficiency strategies to your facilities.

Step implementation towards a sustainable future:

  1. Site survey / case study
  2. Equipment selection / deployment / measurement / control
  3. Delivering Results
  4. End users and stakeholders training / support


Mintus

Belgium

As a welfare association, Mintus offers a care continuum that is close to the care recipient. We are there for all inhabitants of the Bruges region who are faced with a temporary or permanent care need. We pay special attention to vulnerable population groups.

Mintus wants to be a performing organisation that supports the possibilities and competences of the care recipient and staff. In this way, we offer quality and affordable care tailored to everyone. As a welfare association, we are a partner in local social policy and are managed by local mandataries.

Mintus wants to profile itself as an excellent organisation within the regional care offer. We pay extra attention to the most vulnerable in our society, through strong local anchoring.

R2M Solution

France

We are a research and innovation company passionate about making the world a better place. We say yes to opportunity, strive to do right as an employer for our staff and their families, and we seek to develop, accelerate and implement solutions to societal challenges.

Half of our activities are in Research and Innovation – the realization of new knowledge, products and services typically in the framework of collaborative European research.

The other half or our activities focus on the commercialization, early adoption and scaling of new products and services that disrupt markets, solve problems and make our clients more competitive.

We operate most in the sustainability sector where we are deeply engaged in energy, buildings, construction and the smart grid.

Knowledge centered Partners

Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)

Greece

The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas was fοunded in March 2000.

CERTH suggests one of the most important Research Centers in Greece with a main mission: the promotion of innovative research for the benefit of society. Dedicated to this purpose, CERTH lies at the forefront of basic, applied and technological research to provide solutions to society’s modern challenges.

CERTH combines its unique research facilities and high qualified research personnel, to transform scientific knowledge into innovative technological applications, aiming to strength the national economy and respond to the needs of society at national and international level.


Jožef Stefan Institute

Slovenia

The Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian research organisation. It is responsible for a broad spectrum of basic and applied research in the fields of natural sciences and technology. The staff of around 960 specialize in research in physics, chemistry and biochemistry, electronics and information science, nuclear technology, energy utilization and environmental science.

The basic goals of the Institute are to provide expert scientific and applied output in the form of processes, products and consultancy, and to produce well-trained young scientists.

The Institute devotes a considerable amount of effort to transferring the results of its research and knowledge to productive applications and to the market.

The two departments involved in the SEEDS project are the Department of Knowledge Technologies and the Department of Intelligent Systems.


Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Thermal Systems Simulation (The SySi)

Belgium

KU Leuven boasts a rich tradition of education and research that dates back six centuries and received the  European HR Excellence in Research Award based on its current policy and a comprehensive action plan. The university’s basic research orientation has always been and will remain fundamental research. At the same time, the university remains vigilantly open to contemporary cultural, economic and industrial realities, as well as to the community’s needs and expectations.

The Thermal Systems Simulation (The SySi) Team, headed by Prof. Lieve Helsen, focuses on modelling, optimal control and optimal design of thermal systems in the built environment. System integration over multiple building types, multiple energy services, multiple energy vectors and multiple sectors is key to provide low-carbon services. In the path towards a carbon-neutral society Model Predictive Control (MPC) is set forward as the system integrator. Flexibility is unlocked through demand response, thereby increasing the share of renewable and residual energy sources (R   2ES). Starting from the main societal challenges and the physical knowledge of thermal systems, the typical characteristics are exploited to formulate efficient and effective optimization algorithms. 

State Higher Educational Institution Prydniprovska State Academy of CivilEngineering and Architecture

Ukraine

Prydniprovska State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture offers academic education in many engineering disciplines. Our education system is based on scientific research, as well as on artistic, engineering and other creative activities.

Prydniprovska State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture is a modern educational and scientific institution, founded in 1930.

The Academy is a home to a total of 38 departments as well as several research and development institutions.

Today, one of the main tasks of PSACEA is the active policy in the area of educational and scientific exchange programs. The Academy is focused on solution of the joint projects all over the world and other international programs, mobility of students, teaching staff and researchers.


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