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CIVIS’s aim is to contribute to the design of a fairer, more sustainable, energy-optimised smart city. The project focuses on the ICT-enabled social dimension to harness the potential of innovation of individuals and collectives with respect to energy prosumption. CIVIS will link energy, ICT and society to achieve significant impacts in terms of CO2 reduction and new forms of social innovation.

The project consortium consists of 12 European partners representing 7 European countries, by applying technologies and solutions developed in two completely different contexts: in the urban environment in Stockholm (Sweden) and in rural areas in the Province of Trento (Trentino-Italy), in the small communities of Storo and San Lorenzo in Banale.


CIVIS will implement a distributed ICT system to:

  • Manage communities’ energy needs
  • Negotiate individual and collective energy services agreements and contacts
  • Raise awareness about the environmental impacts of collective energy use
  • Allocate energy production resources more efficiently
Tuesday, 1 October, 2013
36 months

University of Trento (IT) - Coordinator
Aalto University (FI)
Enel Foundation (IT)
Imperial College London (UK)
Instituto Superior Tecnico (PT)
Technische Universiteit Delft (NL)
Santer Reply SpA(IT)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE)

Unit role: 

ARES unit is involved in the energy topic, on WP2 regarding strategies and models for energy savings and CO2 emissions reduction using modelling approach. ARES is  also involved in WP7, particularly on the local test sites, coordinating the actions and methods on linking the energy technologies to end users and local stakeholders through ICT technologies, monitoring and control systems.