Energy@Work is an innovative Italian SME, in the form of a non-profit cooperative company, active in the development of ICT and Artificial Intelligence-based technologies for smart manufacturing and energy efficiency in buildings and energy grids. It was founded in 2014 thanks to a public funding of €1,250,000 provided by the Italian Minister of University, Education and Research. It is located in Monopoli, Apulia, Italy.
The main objectives of Energy@Work are the exploitation of researchers’ activities, protecting national young excellence in research, and promoting technological research and innovation in its own territory and abroad. The scope of Energy@Work is to fill the existing gap between applied and industrial research, support partners during the development of high technology products or services, disseminate and validate results, promoting partnerships between public and private entities.
The members of E@W show off a wide and substantial experience in energy efficiency, ICT, automation and control, development of AI control algorithms able to interact with the field through multiprotocol interfaces enabling compliance with most of BMS and utilities. Their expertise ranges from the optimisation of energy consumption in complex buildings through automated synergic management of HVAC, lighting, renewable and storage systems, to Demand Response forecast, profiling and segmentation and from solutions to increase interoperability of the energy management systems with main building control and automation standards and proprietary protocols, to the development of gateways to enable the communication and control of legacy energy consuming and/or storing appliances.
E@W and iPRODUCE
In iPRODUCE, E@W is responsible for the development and design of the data analytics and visualisation suite, starting from the requirements with respect to big data analytics deployment to final deployment. Moreover, E@W is contributing to the operational integration and validation of the iPRODUCE platform along with the establishment of the local cMDFs and their provided services within the project.