Full title: Smart Grid Solutions for Buildings with Solar PV and Geothermal Heat Pumps
Website: n/a
Funding: BANDO PAR-FAS 2014 - Region Tuscany
Timeframe: June 2017 - June 2019
Role: CNR Research Unit Coordinator
The objective of the SIGS project is to design and experiemntally evaluate a system that combines geothermical and solar renewaval sources to jointly imporve the energy efficiency and living conditions in an office building. A key objective of the project is to develop the ICT tools capable of monitoring energy consumpion and context variables to improve user awareness and enforce control strategies to maximise the trade-off between confort and energy efficincy.



Full title: Renaissance of Places with Innovative Citizenship and Technology
Funding: EU H2020-EU. - Foster European Smart cities and Communities
Timeframe: Feb. 2016 - Jen. 2021
Role: Participant
The objective of REPLICATE is to demonstrate Smart City technologies in energy, transport and ICT in districts in San Sebastian, Florence and Bristol addressing urban complexity and generate replication plans in other districts and in follower cities of Essen, Nilufer and Lausanne. The 3 pillars implemented in the pilots with the engagement of citizens, private actors and authorities are:
  • Low energy districts: cost-effective retrofitting, new constructive techniques with optimal energy behaviour and high enthalpy RES in residential buildings. Include also efficient measures in public and residential buildings: ICT tools, PV, shading or natural ventilation; district heating is demonstrated hybridising local biomass, recovered heat and natural gas.
  • Integrated Infrastructure: deployment of ICT architecture, from internet of things to applications, to integrate the solutions in different areas. Smart Grids on electricity distribution network to address the new challenges, connecting all users: consumers, producers, aggregators and municipality. Intelligent lighting will allow automated regulation of the amount of light and integration of IP services via PLC.
  • Urban mobility: sustainable and smart urban bus service, electric urban bike transport, 3-wheeler delivery and transport services, deployment of EV charging infrastructures and ICT tools.



Full title: Easily diStributed Personal RapId Transit
Funding: EU H2020-EU.3.4. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Smart, Green And Integrated Transport
Timeframe: Apr. 2015 - Apr. 2018
Role: CNR Research Unit Coordinator
The Easily diStributed Personal RapId Transit (ESPRIT) project aims to develop a purpose-built, light weight L category electric vehicle that can be stacked together to gain space. Thanks to pioneering coupling systems, up to 8 ESPRIT vehicles can be nested together in a road train, 7 being towed, for an efficient redistribution of fleets and a smartly-balanced and cost efficient transport system. To prove the ESPRIT concept, the project will also work on a suite of modelling and simulation tools to predict, once ESPRIT vehicles are deployed, the economic, social and environmental benefits as well as key operating strategies.



Full title: Mobile Opportunistic Traffic Offloading
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Funding: EU FP7 ICT Objective 1.1 Future Networks
Timeframe: Nov. 2012 - Oct. 2015
Role: Responsible for CNR Finance
The MOTO project investigates the limits of 4G/LTE technologies in congested conditions and proposes a traffic offloading architecture that exploits in a synergic way a diverse set of offloading schemes, from opportunistic terminal-to-terminal communications to offloading from cellular to other wireless infrastructures (such as Wi-Fi).