The project, financed by the EC 7th Framework Programme for Research & Development (call: FP7-ICT-2013.6.4: optimizing energy systems in smart cities), aims at developing an integrated ICT platform linking energy grids at the city level to social/business levels, through an active engagement of local users and players. Project outcomes are a decision support system and/or a management and control system for energy efficient neighborhoods, able to conjugate and foster societal challenges for enhanced services. CIVIS focuses on the ICT-enabled social dimension for harnessing the innovation potential of individuals and collectives with respect to energy prosumption. It contributes to the design of a fairer, more sustainable, energy-optimised smart city (linking energy, ICT and society) to achieve, at the same time, significant impacts in terms of CO2 reduction and new forms of social innovation.
CIVIS Website (Source: Civis)
CIVIS: cities as drivers of social change, 2015 article (Source: europeanenergyinnovation)
YouPower: a social platform for participation, 2016 article (Source: europeanenergyinnovation)
CIVIS Project deliverables (Source: civisproject)