Discover EIRIE (European Interconnection for Research Innovation & Entrepreneurship), developed within the Horizon 2020 PANTERA project, and find out all the opportunities this interactive multi-functional platform can bring, simply by logging in with your EU credentials. For ultimate benefit you only need to raise activity in areas that provide you with real value and your authorization level will rise to the required level!
The key objective of the EIRIE platform is to connect and bring together the European Union's Research & Innovation community in smart grids, storage and local energy systems, in one place, to enable collaboration, increase wider interest and give access to all the resources needed to play an active role within the European research community.
With PANTERA and especially the EIRIE platform, we bridge the gaps that currently exist in the energy field in Europe between Member States, by bringing through a single point of access, the benefits and attractiveness of successful partnerships and R&I, being national, regional or European.
EIRIE openly facilitates collaboration between researchers, R&I organizations, and policy makers, building a research database which aims at levelized investments in Smart Grids, Storage and Local Energy Systems throughout Europe, leaving no one behind. Users enjoy an easy access to information on potential funding and consortium building, projects data collection (results and outcomes, best practices, reports and deliverables, etc.), standards and regulations, all of these searchable via an easy-touse dynamic search tool. Through EIRIE, collaboration is enriched through the Confluence1 tool, which is seamlessly integrated within the EIRIE platform.
Surveys carried out to assess the main barriers limiting the funding and development of R&I in the energy field revealed: a lack of responsive networking facilities, limited monetary & human resources and limited national policy in support of R&I activities. The PANTERA project addressed all these barriers, either via direct activities such as the organisation of workshops with the participation of local stakeholders, or through the rich functionalities of the EIRIE platform. The success and sustainability of EIRIE is ensured through the constant support of DG Energy, JRC (EC Joint Research Centre) and ETIP SNET (ETIP Smart Networks for Energy Transition). Indeed, EIRIE has a future to serve you all the way! It is hosted on the servers of JRC, ensuring long-term operational support through a service contract financed by DG Energy.
The voice of Stakeholders "The approach adopted by the PANTERA consortium is highly appropriate and generates useful services to the R&I community in Europe. The services included on the EIRIE platform will enable the R&I community of low activity countries to get involved and build successful collaborations to raise their contribution to the R&I objectives of their countries and EU." João Peças Lopes, INESCTEC Porto.
PAN European Technology Energy Research Approach (PANTERA) is an EU H2020 project aimed at setting up a European forum composed of Research & Innovation stakeholders active in the fields of smart grids, storage and local energy systems, including policy makers, standardisation bodies and experts in both research and academia, representing the EU energy system.
It is PANTERA’s vision to create, through the planned multi-functional collaborative platform, a reference operational point to:
- Unify and harmonize European activity
- Incentivize further investments in smart grids
- Support access to exploitable results that can spark further work and cooperation