Smart Grids Week - Graz 2014

Program May 20th, 2014

9:00 - 17:00
The ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus "Non-Conference" - Matchmaking and Open Space (Energie Steiermark, Leonhardgürtel 10, 8010 Graz, Austria)

At the focus of the "Non-Conference Days" is the informal exchange of experience and ideas by experts and companies from the fields of smart grids and smart energy.

In order to facilitate the formation of the transnational consortia for the planned ERA-Net Joint Call at the end of the year, the second day of the Era-Net event provides the opportunity to proponents of smart grids projects from industry, infrastructure operators and research institutions from various European countries to exchange their expertise and experience. New players in the world of smart grids such as providers of new services are addressed in particular.

Bilateral meetings will be arranged in advance as "Matchmaking Sessions". Moreover there will be an Open Space for the exchange of opinions and ideas to design joint research tenders and any associated activities.

Empower IM Oy (Finland), Jan Segerstam and
Federal Ministry for Transportation, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)
Michael Hübner

Austrian Society for Environment and Technology (ÖGUT)
Erika Ganglberger
Tel.: +43 (1) 315 63 93-25
Information and registration:

09:00 - 16:30
SPARKS (Smart Grid Protection against Cyber Attacks) Workshop

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

Organisation and registration
Paul Smith, +43 (0) 664 883-9003,
Thomas Bleier, +43 (0) 664 825-1279,

10:00 - 17:30
Joint EcoGrid EU/IEA DSM Task 17 Workshop on Demand Side Management: Potentials, Implementations and Experiences (JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Leonhardstraße 59, 8010 Graz, Austria)

The IEA DSM Task 17: "Integration of Demand Side Management, Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Storages" and the European project "EcoGrid EU" jointly organise this workshop to foster the exchange between experts and stakeholders.

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Benoît Bletterie & Matthias Stifter
Tel.: +43 (0) 50 550-6355
Registration: or registration online

Further Information

11:00 - 17:00
10th Smart Grid Stakeholder Group Meeting - New perspectives for customer engagement with Future Internet technologies

At the 10th SGSG meeting, first-hand examples for customer engagement through Future Internet technologies from our FINESCE trial sites are presented.

Furthermore, we offer insight on how SMEs can become part of the European Commission's funding scheme of 80 million Euros in the upcoming FI-PPP programme's phase three.

Hosted by the FINESCE project
Janina Schneiker (B.A.U.M. Consult GmbH)
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 1893-5196

Please register until May 15 at the latest. Number of participants is limited to 25. For further Information, visit the FINESCE Website.
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