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MaDEleNA project, financed by Autonomous Province of Trento (PAT), aims to develop neuro-bio-inspired electronic systems based on elements mimicking the function of natural nervous systems and brain. Goals are achieved by combining materials research, novel hardware designs and state-of-the-art methods, integrating the skills of scientific local partners and national companies.

ARES organize the seminar entitled “Energy planning and the transition to renewable energy systems” with the invited speaker Poul Alberg Østergaard, Professor in energy planning at the Department of Planning at Aalborg University (Denmark)

ARES promotes GEOTERM final congress to present results and application of the research activities regarding methods of analysis and monitoring tools for the characterization of the subsurface and the design of geoexchange systems in the Alpine area.

Founded in 1983, the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) now has more than 3,200 members from industry, government, academia and research laboratories, who meet regularly to debate recent technological developments of functional materials. ARES participate within the researcher Alessio Paris, presenting the results achieved in the project MaDelENA.

Europe is facing a growing energy demand, volatile prices and supply problems. It is also necessary the reduction of the environmental impact of the energy sector. In this seminar - held in Italian - the results of a case study for a new energy strategy at disctirc level ( an entire valley in Trentino - Val di Non) will be presented

Luigi Crema has been invited to present research activities of the ARES unit at the 3rd Dresden Conference "Energy in Future"

ARES will be at SolarPACES 2015 Conference with the poster entitled "Numerical Analysis of Radiation Propagation in Innovative Volumetric Receivers Based on Selective Laser Melting Techniques".

Sustainable Places 2015 is an annual event focusing on Energy Efficiency at building, distric and city levels.

The International School of Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy organized past advanced study institutes and workshops on different topics.

The purpose of the International School of Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy is two-fold:

Main activities

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is a technology that produces electricity by concentrating sunlight onto a small area. A major advantage of the CSP plants is that they generate power reducing carbon dioxide emissions, especially during grid peak demand. By this way, CSP can potentially displace the use of fossil fuel plants that emit the greenhouse gases that causes climate change. Nowadays, large-scale research efforts are necessary to improve performances of CSP technology, in order to reduce technology development costs and foster a global market penetration, making this technology profitable and compatible as an alternative source of clean energy.

A smart building is a new way to build and manage our homes in order to make them more efficient and sustainable, integrated with renewable energy sources locally available in a reliable and secure way. It is fundamental to address this sector improving our buildings in environmental and sustainability profiles. At the same time, it is important the promotion of new models of interaction and the creation of awareness in our communities regarding energy saving methodologies: working together with households, schools, companies, governments and no-profit organisations we could create smart communities able to educate each citizen to use less energy, reducing energy bills and contributing to improve the environment.

Hydrogen technologies regards the production and use of hydrogen for different applications. In the energy domain, hydrogen is an ideal energy storage medium that could have an important role in preventing climate changed. In fact, some innovative hydrogen technologies are carbon neutral and could drive a possible future hydrogen economy, supporting the environment, the climate and the transition to a sustainable society.



Representatives of Skoltech visited the Foundation’s Povo site where they attend presentations by FBK researchers that will be followed by tours to the Clean Room and ARES Labs.

ARES attend the final review meeting of the BRICKER project that took place in Brussels

The mai results of the EU-funded project BRICKER is presented, describing the retrofitting of the demo site buildings with new energy efficiency solutions for public buildings developed by the project consortium.

ARES attend the two days project meeting of the INSHIP project in Graz (Austria) to discuss the progress of the project and to plan future activities.

PhD position in the Skoltech Center for Energy Systems jointly with Fondazione Bruno Kessler

ARES attend the two days coordination meeting of the project INSHIP project in Freiburg (Germany)

Online the geothermal map of Trentino. The work, presented yesterday during a technical conference at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) in Trento, is the result of the GEOTERM project and is now available in WebGIS mode.

ARES at the first EERA Conference with the work entitled "Schemes of integration in thermal application and power cycle for small scale concentrated solar systems".

ARES will be at the 2016 edition of EuroSun with a new scientific publication

New paper by Alessio Paris published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C

A new book chapter entitled "Characterization of Pristine and Functionalized Graphene on Metal Surfaces by Electron Spectroscopy" has been published by Simone Taioli , Alessio Paris and Lucia Calliari on Graphene Science Handbook.

ARES attend the two days BRICKER project meeting in Seville (Spain) to discuss the progress of the project and to plan future activities.

Michal Otyepka will illustrate the advances in the field of graphene functionalization.

ARES attend the two days STAGE STE IRP project meeting in Freiburg (Germany) to discuss the progress of the project and to plan future activities.

ARES attend the three days BRICKER project meeting in Liege (Belgium) to discuss the progress of the project and to plan future activities.

EDEN project results presented at the final event of the BOR4STORE project.

ARES organize the EDEN project Final Dissemination Event

ARES will be at Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2015) with the paper entitled "Improving Robustness of Stopping Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms by Simultaneously Monitoring Objective and Decision Space"

ARES is featured in the 3th Newsletter from BRICKER Project

The Scientific publisher ELSEVIER has recently released usage data about two of ARES pubblications for the year 2014.

ARES attended the MADELENA review meeting in Trento (Italy) at Fondazione Bruno Kessler.
A poster was presented, illustrating the activity about atomistic simulations of memristive systems.

For the next two weeks, a researcher from ARES research unit will be conductiong experimental activity in collaboration with the IMDEA Energy Center. Innovative volumetric receivers for high temperature applications, designed and realized in FBK, will be tested at the High-Flux Radiation Facilities (KIRAN-42) provided by IMDEA.

Luigi Crema, head of ARES Unit, is intervied on the role played by Ares Unit in BRICKER Project

Welcome to this second issue of the BRICKER project newsletter


STARDUST aims to transform present day cities to smarter cities through a holistic replication model. It will be combining expertise of the different consortium partners on smart buildings, energy efficiency, ICT, and e-mobility, coupled with innovation and social engagement coming from the locals.

The project BRICKER has the objective of reducing energy consumption in public buildings by 50%. It will call on the cutting-edge expertise of partners from 6 European countries. These include technological SMEs, research organisations, construction companies, public bodies and a media agency. BRICKER will deliver innovative retrofitting solutions and demonstrate these in three real settings chosen for their potential for replication. They are located in Belgium, Spain and Turkey.

GEOTERM project aims to assess the suitability and potential of the territory of the Autonomous Province of Trento to widely host plants of heat exchange with the ground-coupled heat pump for air conditioning, promoting the responsible and sustainable development of this technology in order to contribute at the goals of the H2020 program.

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.

MaDelENA (Developing and Studying novel intelligent nanoMaterials and Devices towards Adaptive Electronics and Neuroscience Applications) proposes the study of memristive systems, both inorganic and organic, with the aim of developing neuro-bio-inspired electronic systems based on elements mimicking the function of components of the nervous system.

HPCforPP is a joint research project which relies to High Performance Computing simulations for studying the optical properties of Photonic Crystals/Glasses and Plasmonic Structures.

EDEN Project aims at developing a new storage material with high hydrogen storage capacity, able to be managed in real-time for distributed level applications, included on a specifically designed storage tank and interlinked to an energy provision system able to match intermittent energy sources with local energy demand - e.g. for buildings and small dwellings.

CEEM aims at supporting environmentally friendly technologies in the industrial production of the Central Europe regions by offering to SMEs operational methods, good practices and an IT tool to self-assess their performance. The project aims at matching jointly environmental positive performance towards business improvement by showing the economic advantages of greener production and consumption patterns

CMagnetico aimed at the development of a user friendly interface and software to calculate the magnetic induction field produced by electrical power transmission lines.

The DiGeSPo project aims to research and build a modular micro Combined Heat and Power (m-CHP) system based on innovative Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Stirling engine technology. This CSP m-CHP unit will provide electrical power, heating and cooling for single and multiple domestic dwellings and other small commercial, industrial and public buildings.