Madeira ITI: EnergySpectrum Project
Spinoff of M-ITI selected for funding from
Horizon 2020 SME Instrument
Lucas Pereira, researcher of Madeira
Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) and co-founder of Prisma, and
Nuno Nunes, president of M-ITI, gave an interview about the EnergySpectrum project which was selected
for funding from the SMEs Instrument support in Horizon 2020.
The EnergySpectrum is one of the outcomes of the research project Sustainable
Interaction with social Networks, context Awareness and Innovative Services (SINAIS),
carried out in the scope of the CMU Portugal Program. This project allowed
testing of cost-effective solutions for disaggregation of electrical signals
with a project, and involved a partnership with Empresa de Electricidade da
The proposal was submitted by a spinoff
of M-ITI called Prisma, which is led by Mary Barreto, Lucas Pereira,
Filipe Quintal, and Augusto Esteves. Prisma is a new technology spinoff that
received support from the M-ITI Business Ignition Lab.
The € 50,000 will be used to develop a
business plan for the EnergySpectrum system, which allows the disaggregation of
household energy consumption, providing families access to relevant and
intuitive information about their energy consumption.
Read the Portuguese articles at: Diáriode Notícias da Madeira (October 30, 2015).