project Partners

TheAuto-DAN Consortium represents a multi-disciplinary group composed of 10 partners representing 4 EU countries, which stands for an ideal team to carry out the work proposed. The different tasks planned in this project would not be feasible without the contribution of each of the partners, which have been specifically selected for the execution of the tasks, according to the needs of Auto-DAN. 

IES R&D was established in 2010 to advance the <Virtual Environment> suite of tools, develop software for new markets & provide consultancy & technical advice to commercial companies, government bodies, NGOs, standard & regulation authorities & voluntary energy rating system organizations. IES R&D work with building owners & communities, offering innovative strategies to increase resource efficiency & measure performance using the suite of IESVE technology software.

IES R&D are the project coordinators for the Auto-DAN project and will also lead the development & implementation of the Building Digital Twin, the Digital Occupancy Model & the Augmented Intelligence Dashboards.

TU Dublin is Ireland’s first Technological University with campuses in Dublin City, Tallaght & Blanchardstown. Our 28,500 students learn in a practice-based environment informed by the latest research & enabled by technological advances, with pathways to graduation from Apprenticeship to PhD. The Auto-DAN project is being researched within the College of Engineering & Built Environment, which conducts research across a broad range of disciplines.

For the Auto-DAN project, TU Dublin will play a central role in the deployment of the technology/devices across the six core demonstration sites. In addition, TU Dublin will specify the requirements & architecture for implementing Demand Response opportunities as well as leading the Pilot Committee for the project.

 RINA-C is a global corporation that provides engineering and consultancy services, as well as testing, inspection and certification across the Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure and Industry sectors through a global network of 170 offices in 65 countries. Through its 3.700 talented professionals, RINA-C provides a wide range of high-quality tailored solutions aiming to back up the market operators across the entire life cycle of their projects. All RINA-C services are performed at the highest professional level, understanding and complying with Client’s needs and requirements while taking into due consideration sustainability and health, safety and environmental targets.


RINA-C will provide support to the energy self-assessment, development of the operational occupancy library database, support to the demo-site monitoring & management of the dissemination strategy for Auto-DAN.

Founded in 1995, Arcelik is the consumer electronics & household appliances design & manufacturing company of Koc Holding & is the third largest home appliances manufacturer in Europe. Arcelik strongly invests in R&D, operating 15 R&D centres and has actively participated in EUREKA & EU Framework Programmes since 1993. The company has expertise in the engineering disciplines related to product design functions, production & delivery systems such as Digital Signal Processing, Wireless Communications Systems, Supply-Chain, Production Management & Logistics Systems.

Arcelik will support the development of the smart hardware infrastructure for the Auto-DAN project, as well as identifying key business cases for the smart technologies developed through the project. Furthermore, Arcelik will lead the development and implementation of training strategies for the Augmented Intelligence tools.

Fundacion CARTIF is a leading Spanish Applied Research Centre that was founded in 1994. The organizations participation in international activities is promoted through the International Projects Department and currently is involved in 55 on-going international projects, including 31 Horizon 2020 projects (coordinating on 5). Building Energy Management Systems is one of the key research focuses for CARTID, where data-driven approaches have been implemented to optimally manage energy resources. Moreover, Smart Grids, demand response and energy demand prediction using machine-learning & big-data are researched extensively.


In Auto-DAN, CARTIF will provide support to the creation of the smart hardware infrastructure by ensuring interoperability of each technology developed through the project. Moreover, they will manage and supervise the data management process as well as the impact of the self-optimization recommendations on the pilot sites.

Established in 2001 & located in Dublin, Ireland, mSEMICON is a developer & supplier of customized electronic circuit boards for product manufacturers. In the last two years, mSemicon has also started to develop its own products, not just products for third parties. Many of these are in the remote monitoring area, where Internet of Things technology (IoT) is very relevant. The products are for the most part still in development but the first will be introduced in 2020. The Auto-DAN project represents an opportunity to bring one such product to near commercial level early relatively soon.


Through the Auto-DAN project, mSEMICON will leverage their experience in product development to design and engineer an IoT Smart Sensor that will be used to measure and record energy consumption of the pilot sites.

CiciESCo is the Energy Service Company of CiviBank (Banca Pololare di Cividale) and promotes urban regeneration, smart city projects and energy efficiency in the public and private sectors. CiviESCo has also collected €30million from the European Investment Bank in order to develop local interventions as certified ESCo in EPC modalities. CiviESCO’s main activities are as follows:

  • Financial Advisory to Smart Cities. Support them through identification of financial resources, definition of Business Plans and Business Models, structuring of innovative financial schemes;
  • Advice, Energy Diagnosis. CAR recognition procedures (high efficiency cogeneration and SEU (efficient user systems). Procedures for the management of white certificates (TEE);
  • Energy Efficiency. Adoption of the best available technologies in order to limit energy consumption and enhance production processes;
  • Capital Intensive. CiviESCo promotes interventions on public assets through the development of Public Private Partnerships in project financing. CiviESCo promotes energy efficiency in SMEs.

CiviESCo’s primary contribution to the project will be through the development of the business models for the project. In addition, they will identify drivers & opportunities for the Auto-DAN solution to create a value chain to generate new business, both in domestic premises & businesses & within 3rd party organizations. Finally, CiviESCo will coordinate the participation of the Palazzo Terragni pilot site.

FlairBit is an Italian SME, a software development company and an IoT/Big Data platform (Senseioty55), solution, and service provider. FlairBit was founded in October 2015 and it is located in Genoa. It provides consultancy services and scalable, reliable, secure, and complete software solutions for the IoT and Big Data markets. FlairBit software development skills cover good part of the IoT and Big Data stack for both edge and centralized components: data acquisition, data distribution and processing, Big-Data analytics and data visualization. FlairBit provides and continuously extends Senseioty, a curated software toolkit that is composed of different software frameworks and technologies. Senseioty streamlines the development of scalable IoT and Big-Data analytics projects and solutions in different application domains.


FlairBit’s role in Auto-DAN will be centered on the development of an integration plan and smart hardware infrastructure update to ensure the interoperability of each of the technologies developed within the project. FlairBit will also lead the preliminary preparation for data acquisition from the pilot sites.

O Cualann is a housing co-operative with Approved Housing Body status that is located in Dublin, Ireland. The company vision is to see fully integrated, cooperative homes at affordable prices in mixed income, sustainable communities throughout Ireland, with support from local authorities, religious orders & other willing landowners, where owner members live alongside social & private tenant members, all sharing common amenities. The company is currently completing its second phase of 49 homes in North Dublin, with plans underway for a further 250 homes spread throughout Ireland & supported by Local Authorities.


O Cualann will act as one of the pilot sites for the Auto-DAN project, providing access to energy efficient domestic properties in sufficient numbers to validate the Auto-DAN solution. Additionally, O Cualann will contribute technical expertise in the delivery of KPIs, monitoring & impact assessment activities for the smart hardware infrastructure implemented & the new energy assessment framework tested on site.

UBU is a medium-sized Spanish University located in Burgos, Spain. Founded in 1994, UBU has a student body of 7,000 spread across 7 centres. UBU has 76 research groups operating within five main reserch fields, namely Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering & Construction, Humanities & Health Sciences. UBU has established experience in EU funding mechanisms, participating in over 50 European projects (coordinating 22 of these). The University is currently participating in 26 on-going projects (coordinating 12 of these)  in 8 different EU programmes.


For Auto-DAN, UBU will primarily act as a pilot site in which to validate the Auto-DAN solution. Furthermore, the University will be involved in communication, dissemination & exploitation activities for the project.

At Schneider Electric, we believe that access to energy and digital technologies is a fundamental human right. We want to ensure that everyone can get the most out of the energy and resources available, making sure that our motto “Life Is On” is realized everywhere, for everyone and at any time. We provide digital solutions for energy management and automation, for efficiency and sustainability. We integrate the world’s best technologies, real-time automation, software and services, into solutions for homes, buildings, data centres, infrastructure and industries. We are committed to supporting the infinite possibilities of an open, global and innovative community that passionately shares our mission and values of inclusion and empowerment. 


SE will lead the assessment of exciting market ready smart-technology options, a key task in the development of the smart hardware solution. In addition, they will oversee the deployment of technologies and user communication devices within the 6 demonstration sites for Auto-DAN.

Based in Milan, Italy, Delta Ecopc is a cooperative that hold real estate assets comprising 37 buildings & 1500 apartments. Delta Ecopc is characterized as a mixed cooperative, meaning it can allocate its real estate units through renting or selling to its members, particularly to senior citizens, single families, young couples and students. The cooperative are active in renovating and retrofitting its real estate assets, with recent projects involving optimization of the use of renewables, increasing thermal comfort and environmental comfort in its apartments & energy savings through renovations.


For Auto-DAN, Delta Ecopc will primarily act as a pilot site in which to validate the Auto-DAN solution. Furthermore, they will be involved in communication, dissemination & exploitation activities for the project.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 101000169

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