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Smart Systems for Energy - Augmented information

Introduction

The main drivers and barriers identified in the EPoSS SRA are also addressed in the analysed documents.

  • Drivers: “Increased functionality” is addressed in the EPoSS SRA as the main driver for Smart Systems. Specifically, new monitoring and control solutions are needed to answer several concerns society is facing nowadays (drivers) such as: Increase concern for the safety, increase the reliability and resilience of smart grid, reduce process uncertainty and so on.
  • Barriers: in the EPoSS SRA, “Untried techniques” appears to be the most obstructive difficulty. In spite of lack of information about Smart Systems application, regulatory conditions and financial risk are delaying the deployment of new technologies according to ETP revision.

 

This reinforces the actions claimed in the EPoSS SRA that should be complemented with additional actions on:

  • Encouraging inter-disciplinary R&D
  • Supporting the development of holistic simulation tools with coverage from concept, through manufacture to in-life service.

 

According to SRA, key issues in Energy are:

  • Introducing Smart Systems into electricity generation/distribution
  • Development of a new generation of Control/Actuators
  • Improving the effectiveness of new energy resources

 

Main technology challenges derived from links that will face key issues identified in the SRA:

  • Intelligent sensors for control and condition monitoring.
  • Control/Actuators focus on models, monitoring and impact assessment tools
  • Power technologies to enable autonomous smarts systems.
  • Interfaces and communications for interaction with users, cooperative devices and data exchange.
  • Cognition focus on integration of condition monitoring and fault prediction capabilities.

 

Augmented information

The following table highlights (yello) the European Technology Platforms (ETPs) involved in this sector and for which the integration of Smart Systems does represent a potential benefit and competitive advantage. It provides also access to the results of analysis of opportunities, drivers & barriers as well as technical/research challenges for the specific sector.


Bio-based economyEnergyEnvironmentICTProduction and processesTransport

EATIP
(European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform)

Biofuels
(European Biofuels Technology Platform)

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WssTP
(Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform)

ARTEMIS
(Embedded Intelligent Systems)

ECTP
(European Construction Technology Platform)

ACARE
(Advisory Council for Aviation Research and innovation in Europe)

ETPGAH
(Global Animal Health)

EU PV TP
(European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics)

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ENIAC
(Joint Technology Initiative on nanoelectronics)

ESTEP
(European Steel Technology Platform)

ALICE
(Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe)

FABRE TP
(Farm Animal Breeding & reproduction Technology Platform)

TP OCEAN
(European technology and Innovation Platform for Ocean Energy)

EPoSS
(European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration)

EuMaT
(European Technology Platform for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies)

ERRAC
(European Rail Research Advisory Council)

Food for Life ETP

RHC
(European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling)

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ETP4HPC
(European Technology Platform for High-Performance Computing)

FTC
(Future of Textiles and Clothing)

ERTRAC
(European Road Transport Research Advisory Council)

Forest-based
(Forest-based Sector Technology Platform)

SmartGrids
(European Technology Platform for Electricity Networks of the Future)

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euRobotics

Manufuture
(European manufacturing industry)

Waterborne
(Maritime Industries)

Plants
(Plants for the Future)

SNETP
(Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform)

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NEM
(New European Media Initiative)

Nanomedicine

TP Organics
(organic food and farming)

TPWind
(European Technology Platform for Wind Energy)

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NESSI
(Networked European Software and Services Initiative)

SMR
(Sustainable Mineral Resources)

ZEP
(European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants)

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Networld 2020
(European Technology Platform for communications networks and services)

SusChem
(Sustainable Chemistry)

Photonics 21

Cross-cutting ETP Initiatives

Nanofutures
(European initiative for sustainable development by Nanotechnologies)

Industrial Safety
(Cross-ETP initiative on industrial safety)

ConXEPT
(Consumer Goods Cross-ETP)