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The First 18 months of the project are over and SPEEDIER held a meeting to celebrate its achievements to date! During two days in January, the consortium partners were able to discuss SPEEDIER progress and present the milestones accomplished in this first period. The first beta version of our auditing tool is now ready! A
On November 26, Jo Southernwood, Energy Research Engineer Consultant and coordinator of SPEEDIER, attended the MaREI symposium to speak about the project. MaREI is the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, coordinated by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at University College Cork. MaREI has over 200 researchers across 13 partner institutes
On December 2 and 3, SPEEDIER hosted its first training session entitled ‘A new approach to selling energy audits and energy efficiency advice to SMEs’.
On October 29, as part of the Sustainable Places 2020 conference, SPEEDIER had the opportunity to hold its first workshop. Accompanied by INNOVEAS, SMEmPOWER and E2DRIVER, SPEEDIER went through the topics of ‘SMEs and energy efficiency. Needs & background discoveries to date’, ‘Training proposals based on discoveries’, and ‘Policies to date for SMEs. Possibilities in
Interview to Eva Martín, Innovation and Project Manager at the Science and Technology Park Cartuja Q: How is the engagement with the Spanish SMEs going? A: The Science and Technology Park Cartuja, in Seville, will be the pilot site for the SPEEDIER Project in Spain. Specifically, this pilot will be carried out focusing on companies allocated in two
On September 22, the SPEEDIER Advisory Board was reunited again to discuss the project progress and the members had the possibility to provide their feedback on the presentations made. In this case, the Advisory Board members attended the presentations on the training of Experts and future Trainers on SPEEDIER guidelines, and were able to see
Q: How is risk management process being managed in the SPEEDIER projects? A: Like in any project and walks of life, risks exist and depending on size and complexity there can be many risks. Working in SPEEDIER and in close collaboration with the project coordinator, IERC, from TFC we built a risk management process into
Interview to Diana Romeu, Engineer from the Sustainable Construction Department at ITEC Q: What were the main findings of this work package? A: In this work package we have focused on the main characteristics that will lead us to the best design of the energy tool. We have studied the characteristics that define SMEs, the
Q: How is the SPEEDIER project progressing? A: The SPEEDIER project began in June 2019 and, in our first year, we have already achieved so much. In the first six months of the project, we focussed our attention on understanding the key challenges and barriers that prevent SMEs from undertaking energy audits and implementing energy