M-ITI Will Host SMart
IsLands Energy Systems under Horizons 2020
Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) is taking part of the SMart
IsLand Energy Systems (SMILE) consortium that will study smart grids funded by
the Horizons 2020 program.
amount of 2,447 M€ will finance three pilot tech projects in the islands of
Madeira, Orkneys (Scotland) and Samsø (Denmark) to test smart electrical grids,
planned to enter the market soon. In Madeira, the pilot project will have a
particular emphasis on the integration of micro-production of electric energy. M-ITI
is in charge of the scientific leadership and will be responsible for analyzing
data generated from innovative smart meters and user reactions. The smart
meters technology will be provided by prsma, a startup created at M-ITI, that
recently received funding from the Horizon 2020 PME Instrument, and was present
at the Web Summit.
Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute is a not-for-profit innovation
institute of the University of Madeira, founded by the University of Madeira,
Madeira Tecnopolo, and Carnegie Mellon University. The institute was created in
December 2009 in order to provide a home for the many collaborations between
these partners, in both research and education. The work of the institute
mainly concentrates on innovation in the areas of computer science and
human-computer interaction. The institute is founded by the University of
Madeira, Madeira Tecnopolo, and Carnegie Mellon University.
the Portuguese article at Funchal Notícias Online (December 15, 2016)