Our 5th GreenSoul newsletter covers two major partnerships GreenSoul has entered into in 2018. We also discuss the interim project review with the European Commission in November 2017 and the 6th plenary meeting organised at the University of Deusto, Bilbao in January 2018.

GreenSoul gets off to a good start in 2018

GreenSoul started 2018 on a positive note as it entered into two new partnerships with Anglia Ruskin University’s REACTOR Programme and START2ACT.

The REACTOR Programmeis an EU-funded project led by a team of researchers at Anglia Ruskin University. The goal of the programme is to helps SMEs grow and retain customers by developing gamified products. With this partnership, GreenSoul is looking to entice customers to rethink their energy consumption, with the help of rewards-based systems commonly used in mobile and PC games.

START2ACT is a European Union Horizon 2020 funded project designed to help SMEs and startups reduce energy consumption by adding energy-efficient measures to their daily routines. It currently offers free mentoring and training in nine European countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and United Kingdom.

Project Review Meeting in Brussels

A Project Review Meeting was held at the Covent Garden Building in Brussels on 21 November 2017.

All GreenSoul partners attended the interim review and presented a progress report to the European Union Commission. The meeting was followed by a progress assessment and feedback from the EU commission on future course of action. “It is always a tough grilling from the EU Commission, but it has really helped us to focus on our priorities till the end of the project,” said GreenSoul spokesperson Sam Goodall. The GreenSoul project concludes in the last quarter of 2019.

6th Plenary Meeting at University of Deusto, Bilbao

The 6th GreenSoul Plenary Meeting took place in Bilbao on the 15 and 16 of January and was hosted by the University of Deusto on their university premises.

All partners attended the meeting to learn about the latest status of the project and to participate in technical sessions. During the meeting, participants discussed the current status of GreenSoul platform in each pilot and the requirements of each pilot site, in relation to energy consumption monitoring and intelligent sensors.