M-ITI Will Host SMart IsLands Energy Systems under Horizons 2020

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.

Read the Portuguese article at Funchal Notícias Online (December 15, 2016)