Partners

The CHRONICLE project is an international consortium of 18 partners in 8 EU countries. We are a group of companies, NGO’s, universities and associations that work with technological development, innovation and housing-related fields. 

Map of Partners
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Que Technologies Logo
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Ó Cualann logo
EGC logo
RINA logo
UNE logo
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CIRCE

Location: Zaragoza, Spain

Role in the project: Project Coordinator

About: CIRCE technology centre was founded in 1993 and provides innovative solutions for sustainable development.
CIRCE is a highly qualified multidisciplinary team in the fields of sustainability, resource efficiency, energy networks, and renewable energy. CIRCE is market oriented, dedicated to improving the competitiveness of companies and organisations through technology transfer from research, development, innovation, and training activities.

Responsibility: CIRCE is the project coordinator and the leader of WP1 and WP5. As leader of WP1, CIRCE manages the consortium, monitors progress and assures quality work and overall outcomes. In the technical role as leader of WP5, CIRCE oversees pilot roll-out of the technical solutions and evaluation and validation of pilot evolution. 

People involved:
Leon Nielsen
Miguel Gomez
Dolores Mainar
Andreas Muñoz
David Zambrana
Cristina Verde

More information: www.fcirce.es

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Hypertech Sustainability Research & Technology Center (HSRT)

Location: Athens, Greece

Role in the project: Technical Manager

About: Hypertech Sustainability Research & Technology Center is a non-profit research organisation, founded in 2021 by Hypertech SA – a research-oriented company offering seasoned technological solutions. HSRT’s mission is to develop and promote state of the art technologies & systems through research initiatives worldwide, together with research institutions, governmental authorities, NGOs, companies etc., in order to promote innovative sustainability solutions.

Responsibility: HYPERTECH (HSRT) acts as the project’s technical manager, further leading the CHRONICLE framework definition in WP2 and coordinating the small-scale demonstration activities, offering its living lab facilities as a pre-validation testbed for the project. HSRT is further responsible for leading the development of CHRONICLE’s data-driven digital twin.

People involved:
Angelina Katsifaraki
Christos Τsalis
Christos Malavazos

More information: www.hsrt.gr

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Kaunas University Of Technology (KTU)

Location: Kaunas, Lithuania

Role in the project: Research and Analysis

About: Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is a leading Lithuanian university providing a wide range of studies and closely cooperating with business. The University provides studies of engineering, technologies, physical and social sciences, humanities and arts. The research groups working at KTU contribute to the global scientific knowledge by conducting cutting edge interdisciplinary research on the most important questions of current time.

Responsibility: KTU coordinates and implements the pre-validation activities at the Lithuanian site and lead the methodology of the WLC assessment of the CHRONICLE framework.

People involved:
Eglė Klumbytė
Andrius Jurelionis
Darius Pupeikis
Laura Stasiulienė
Ausra Andriukaitiené

More information: ktu.edu

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QUE Technologies

Location: Athens, Greece

Role in the project: Technical Partner

About: QUE is an Athens-based consulting, engineering and creative product design & development firm with the mission to deliver revolutionary ambient intelligence solutions that improve our daily lives. QUE’s goal is to re-invent the interaction of humans with their surroundings by integrating IoT (Internet of Things), AI (Artificial Intelligence) and distributed intelligence technologies into human-centric smart home, smart office and smart city applications.

Responsibility: QUE leads WP3 and delivers the Common Data Environment to facilitate data acquisition and exchange through a cloud-based solution in two different phases:
1) define and develop a building DT data model capable to capture all data requirements for the digital representation of buildings
2) design and develop the CHRONICLE CDE, which will be used to collect, manage, collaborate, and share information.

People involved:
Samy Iousef
Panagiotis Andriopoulos

More information: www.que-tech.com

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R2M Solution Spain SL. (R2M)

Location: Madrid, Spain

Role in the project: Technical Partner, working on the task inside WP2 related to the design and development of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

About: R2M Solution Spain is an engineering company specialized in comprehensive and multidisciplinary consulting. Our most important purpose is to close the existing gap between the research activities promoted by the European Commission and its applications within the market in the fields of Innovation, Engineering, Energy Services and Sustainability and ICT / Automation. R2M is also an Energy Services Company (ESE). Through its governance and corporate structure, R2M can partner with ideas, technologies, products, services, and organizations over time and across multiple markets, providing resources and channels for their incubation, growth, and acceptance throughout their innovation journey.

Responsibility:R2M works an important task inside of WP2: the design and development of well-being Key performance indicators (KPIs) to perform a standardised process of WLC assessment.

People involved:
Tatiana Loureiro
Mauro Ostinelli

More information: www.r2msolution.es

 

R2M Solution (R2I)

Location: Pavia, Italy

Role in the project: Technical Partner (Linked Third Party) leading the task inside WP4 related to the design and development of the Digital Building Logbook.

About: R2M Solution is an integrated and multi-disciplinary entrepreneurial innovation company that targets filling the gap between research activities and market implementation across several fields: Innovation in R&D projects; ICT, AR, VR and Robotics; Engineering consulting for Sustainability Certifications of Buildings; Innovative Products for Building Digitalisation and Energy Services. R2M is a strategic innovator that helps organisations and projects’ plan to execute the strategic use of research funding by means of a comprehensive development strategy from idea to market. In doing so, R2M provides leadership, links high performance exploitation-oriented networks, and leverages public and private funding instruments.

Responsibility: R2I leads an important task inside of WP4: the design and development of a BIM-based repository, the CHRONICLE Dynamic Building Logbook to store all relevant data and information throughout the building lifecycle. Data and information could be building information on performance, renovation advice, housing quality, information from ex-ante surveys.

People involved:
Rosamaria Olivadese
Rubén Alonso
Eva Coscia

More information: www.r2msolution.com

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Neogrid Technologies

Location: Aalborg, Denmark

Role in the project: Technical partner

About: Neogrid Technologies is a cleantech company working with intelligent cloud-based energy visualisation, monitoring and control. Neogrid’s solution reduces energy waste, allowing for cost reduction and a reduction in CO2 emission, without compromising the indoor climate and comfort in the building. Furthermore, the solution enables the user to monitor, plan and shift energy consumption based on knowledge of price, average consumption patterns, and intelligent weather forecast management.

Responsibility: Neogrid is the technology provider supporting the operation of the Danish pilot site. Neogrid will contribute with knowledge about the energy consumption in the building and to work on the data-based building model.

People involved:
Anders Larsen
Henrik Lund
Line Schøn

More information: neogrid.dk

Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES)

Location: Glasgow, UK

Role in the project: Technical Partner

About: IES is a global climate tech company delivering innovative technology solutions and consultancy services to decarbonise the built environment. Over the last 29 years, we have built a solid reputation as the leading global innovator in integrated performance-based analysis and we’re now home to the largest building physics analytics team in the world.

Supporting resource-efficient, healthy and cost-effective built-environments, we simulate and analyse data to give those involved in the design, retrofit and operation of buildings the information needed to make smarter, more sustainable decisions with confidence.

Our unique software and technology is supported by expert consultancy. Our dedicated R&D department ensures our analytical tools and industry knowledge stays pioneering and innovative.

Responsibility: IES, with an expertise in Dynamic Building Simulation Platforms, leads WP4, which encompasses activities related to development and delivery of CHRONICLE’s physics-based digital twin and integrated digital twin framework in WP3. Furthermore, IES focuses on activities related to building performance activities in WP4: the delivering of a user-friendly UIs with enhanced UX providing comprehensive visual analytics. IES is also in charge of software development and incorporating methodological extensions in IES’s tool suite (WP3 and WP4).

People involved:
Beatriz Fraga de Cal
Niall Byrne
Charlene Lane

More information: www.iesve.com

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Pragma

Location: Thessaloniki, Greece

Role in the project: Technical Partner

About: Pragma is specialised in providing end-to-end software solutions, as well as consulting services in the domain of Industry and IoT, including but not limited to services related to energy, FoG networking, edge computing, computing using embedded intelligence and OEM platform development.

Responsibility: PRAGMA leads the definition and delivery of CHRONICLE’s Renovation Planner and coordinates the preparation and deployment of the project’s pilot site, inside of WP4. PRAGMA, as data analysis & pattern recognition, will design and deliver an application for building renovation planning including pro-active/re-active renovation based on actual performance measurements and dynamic service life information.

People involved:
Lampros Makris
Stelios Krinidis
Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos
Prodromos Polychroniadis
Dimosthenis Ioannidis

More information: www1.pragma-iot.com

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RINA

Location: Genova, Italy

Role in the project: Business Innovation Manager

About: RINA group provides a wide range of services across the Energy & Mobility, Marine, Certification, Infrastructure & Real Estate and Industry sectors. With over 4,000 employees and 200 offices in 70 countries worldwide and through our global network, we support market operators across the entire lifecycle of their projects, whilst assisting them in renewing their products, technologies and services.

Responsibility: RINA leads WP6, which encompasses all activities related to the definition of business models/planning, market intelligence and exploitation. RINA will also serve as the Business Innovation Manager of the project.

People involved:
Margherita Fabbri
Nora Ganzinelli
Paola Pipino
Martina Losito
Eva Raggi
Marta Rivarola

More information: www.rina.org

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Hive Power

Location: Manno, Switzerland

Role in the project: Technical Partner

About: Hive Power is a Swiss company that provides solutions for smart grids. Founded in 2017 in Switzerland, the company is a team of researchers and scientists with expertise in smart grids, data science, and optimisation.

Responsibility: HIVE will introduce its blockchain platform to support the definition of the CHRONICLE Dynamic Building Logbook along WP2-5. The company will provide a solution for creating and managing blockchain-enabled smart contracts. This will enable efficient management and execution of Service Level Agreements for various stakeholders and business scenarios.

People involved:
Vito Mario Fico
Davide Rivola

More information: www.hivepower.tech

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Smart Innovation Norway (SIN)

Location: Halden, Norway / Finland

Role in the project: Stakeholder and End-user Engagement

About: Smart Innovation Norway is a non-profit research and innovation company, founded in 2003. SIN works towards contributing to the green shift through research, innovation, and commercialisation in the fields of sustainable energy, applied AI, entrepreneurship, smart cities and social innovation.

Responsibility: SIN is in charge of enhancing engagement of residents, building sector professionals and end-users in the development of CHRONICLE solutions through co-creation activities and citizen participation at the pilot sites and in the CHRONICLE Living Labs.

People involved:
Minna Kuivalainen
Agnieszka Haider
Bonnie Murphy
Iliana Ilieva

More information: smartinnovationnorway.com

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European Green Cities (EGC)

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Role in the project: Communication and Dissemination

About: European Green Cities is a non-profit organisation that strive to help alleviate the climate crisis by developing CO2-neutral cities and neighborhoods across Europe. We help municipalities and citizen-organizations to develop innovation projects, facilitate stakeholder processes, carry out analysis, implement best practice, train in sustainable urban development and disseminate. We initiate new project proposals and EU-applications, and help put the team of partners, cities, organisations, companies and consultants together. European Green Cities also manages a network of cities to ensure collaboration and share knowledge across borders.

Responsibility: EGC, as organisation expert in Dissemination & Communication, will act as CHRONICLE’s D&G manager, leading the organisation of activities & events to disseminate and communicate the project results. Among these activities, EGC will deliver the Dissemination and Communication Plan (DCP) describing dissemination & communication strategy, activities and implementation instruments.

People involved:
Agnes Mlicka
Jonas Alexander Johansen

More information: europeangreencities.com

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The Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE)

Location: Madrid, Spain

Role in the project: Standardisation

About: ​The Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE) is legally designated as the National Standardization Body of Spain. It is the national representative and member of the European (CEN/CENELEC), International (ISO/IEC) and Pan-American (COPANT) Standards Organizations, and member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).More than 32000 standards in catalogue, 200 national technical committees and 150 responsibilities (chairpersons, secretariats, convenors) in international standardization committees are a sample of the experience developed as national standards body during more than 30 years.Formally, it is a non-profit-making, private, independent and multisector organisation, recognised at National, European and International level. Through the development of technical standards helps improve the quality and competitiveness of companies, products and services.

Responsibility: UNE will facilitate the promotion of the CHRONICLE results to relevant Working Groups is Spain and in the EU. UNE leads Task 6.6 in WP6, where UNE works in two activities:
1) focusing on national/EU level policy context and EU/international
2) standardization activities.

People involved:
Aitor Aragón
Fernando Utrilla
Eva Ochoa

More information: www.en.une.org

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Ó Cualann

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Role in the project: Pilot site

About: Ó Cualann develops and supports fully-integrated communities. We deliver well-designed, top-quality, energy efficient homes at an affordable price. Ó Cualann’s model for affordable housing can be replicated and scaled across the country. We work with local authorities and like-minded groups to change the way housing is delivered in Ireland.

Responsibility: Ó Cualann coordinates and implements the Irish pilot site in WP5.

People involved:
Patrick Shiel
Colin Price
Hugh Brennan

More information: www.ocualann.ie

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Azienda Elettrica di Massagno (AEM) SA

Location: Massagno, Switzerland

Role in the project: Pilot site

About: Azienda Elettrica di Massagno SA, founded in 1925, is a Swiss electric utility producing power in their own hydro facility, operating the medium and low voltage grid, and supplying power to 10.000 end-users in the south part of Switzerland. AEM has completed the roll-out of smart meters in its districts creating an innovative smart grid. The main contribution of AEM to the project will be the provision of the pilot site: an assisted-living facility equipped with smart meters, central heating system with heat pumps (HP), and photovoltaic (PV).

Responsibility: AEM coordinates and implements the Swiss pilot site in WP2 (Definition of KPIs and parameters) and WP5 (Demonstration).

People involved:
Daniele Farrace
Riccardo Toffanin
Federico Giani

More information: aemsa.ch

MYTILINEOS

Location: Athens, Greece

Role in the project: Pilot site

About: MYTILINEOS is a leading global industrial and energy company with a strong presence in all five continents covering two business Sectors, the Energy Sector and the Metallurgy Sector. The company is strategically placed at the forefront of the energy transition as a leading and integrated green utility, with an international presence, while establishing itself as a reference point of “green” metallurgy in the European landscape.

Responsibility: MYTILINEOS coordinates and implements the Greek pilot site of the project in WP5.

People involved:
Konstantinos Zisis
Evangelos Zacharis
Georgia Roussou

More information: www.mytilineos.gr

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Zaragoza Vivienda

Location: Zaragoza, Spain

Role in the project: Pilot site

About: The purpose of Zaragoza Vivienda is to achieve greater efficiency in Municipal action related to urban rehabilitation, housing and other building and land development. All this to achieve a comprehensive rehabilitation of degraded urban areas, as well as the consequent reduction in the sale or lease prices of building plots and the resulting buildings.

Responsibility: Zaragoza leads, as facility manager, the coordination and implementation of the Spanish pilot site of the project.

People involved:
Paloma Bozman
Sergio Capdevila
Javier Rodriguez
Mar Gasca
Ana Cris García
Mar Posadas

More information: www.zaragozavivienda.es

FællesBo

Location: Herning, Denmark

Role in the project: Pilot site

About: FællesBo (FB) is a non-profit cooperative social housing company with 4,939 apartments, with a staff of 90. In the coming few years around 2,000 of the apartments will be renovated. Each department of the housing company has its own economy and board of tenants making decision on all major issues of economy, rent, renovation etc.

Responsibility: FB coordinates and implements the Danish demonstration site of the project.

People involved:
Hans Bjerregaard
Camilla Bjørn
Thomas Kjems Lyngvad

More information: www.faellesbo.dk