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AHEAD: Advanced Hybrid Engines for Aircrafts Development
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Acronym: AHEAD
Project End: December 2014
Project Start: September 2011
Funding: Subcontracted TECHNION; Total funding: 40K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Mário Costa (mcosta@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Summary: The aim of the project is to test and charactarize two combustor models for a wide range of operating conditions, including various oxidant compositions in order to simulate combustion under vitiated wet air environments for various degrees of preheating.

CIVIS: Cities as Drivers of Social Change
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Acronym: CIVIS
Project End: September 2016
Project Start: October 2013
Funding: FP7; Total funding: 2.978K€; IST funding: 64K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Mário Costa (mcosta@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Website: http://www.civisproject.eu/
Summary: The CIVIS project explores the potential of social networks and communities to significantly reduce energy use and carbon emissions. This will be enabled by developing business models for the resulting energy value system and supporting it with the necessary ICT.

CTT: Support CTT activities for FR-EVUE FP7 Project
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Acronym: CTT
Project End: 2014
Project Start: 2014
Funding: CTT, IDMEC funding 3K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Patrícia Baptista (patricia.baptista@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Summary: The main objective of this project is to quantify the real life impacts of the use of electric vehicles being used in Urban Logistics, in this case in mail distribution. For that purpose, both conventional and electric vehicle technologies are being monitored in order to quantify their change in vehicle dynamics as well as its energy and environmental impacts. For that purpose, on-board vehicle data logger and energy data loggers are being used.

Desafio frota eficiente
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Title: Desafio frota eficiente
Project End: October 2015
Project Start: October 2014
Funding: FAI – Fundo de Apoio à Inovação; Total funding: 55K €; IST funding: 40.4K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Gonçalo Gonçalves (goncalo.goncalves@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Summary: The objective of this project is to demonstrate the impact on driver behavior and fuel use of using on-board technologies associated with eco-driving practices.
During a period of 1 year 100 vehicles from company fleets will be involved in this pilot project. The project takes the form of a competition where each of the 10 starting companies will participate with a fleet of 10 vehicles. After a first evaluation the best 4 companies and the associated 40 vehicles will go to the second phase where the best fleet and driver will be identified.

DAPhNE - Development of adaptive ProductioN systems for Eco-efficient firing processes
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Acronym: DAPhNE
Project End: September 2015
Project Start: October 2012
Funding: FP7; Total funding: 5.756€; IST funding: 317K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: José C. Fernandes Pereira jcfpereira@tecnico.ulisboa.pt
Website: http://daphne-project.eu/en/
Summary: The overall scope of the DAPhNE project is to develop and demonstrate a package of integrated solutions for energy intensive processes (ceramics, cement and glass), based on tuning micro-wave technologies to the material characteristics and on intelligent control systems, to provide real time information about the energy consumption as well as the product quality.

DOROTHY: Development Of RegiOnalclusTers for research and implementation of environmental friendlY urban logistics (Grant agreement no.: 319918)
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Acronym: DOROTHY
Project End: 2016
Project Start: 2013
Funding: FP7, IST funding, 50K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Patrícia Baptista (patricia.baptista@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Summary: DOROTHY has the mission to enhance the distribution process of urban goods by reducing the number of vehicles and enhancing environmental standards, the project will help to improve the quality of life in European cities. By using the approach of clustering around innovation DOROTHY project aims to develop the potential of innovation and research in urban logistics across the European regions of Tuscany (Italy), Valencia (Spain), Lisbon & Tagus Valley (Portugal) and Oltenia (Romania).A regional research-driven cluster will foster the setting up of a cluster in each of the other three participating regions. The DOROTHY project will help to boost the competitiveness of all the clusters and strengthen their focus on advanced technological areas with a high potential for innovation. Enhancement of the clusters’ research and development (R&D) capacities will contribute to the regional development of smart specialization strategies for resource-efficient technologies. Areas of intervention range from electro-mobility to automotive components, through information and communications technology (ICT) systems. The cluster will focus on new developments and on the possible creation of specialization niches.

EDP Sines: Medições de Composição de Gases e de Temperaturas do Grupo I e Grupo IV.
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Acronym: EDP Sines
Project End: 5 January 2015
Project Start: 6 January 2014
Funding: EDP; IST funding: 37K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Mário Costa (mcosta@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Summary: Medições de Composição de Gases e de Temperaturas do Grupo I e Grupo IV.

EMEL: Support EMEL activities for FR-EVUE FP7 Project
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Acronym: EMEL
Project End: 2014
Project Start: 2014
Funding: EMEL, IDMEC funding 3K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Patrícia Baptista (patricia.baptista@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Summary: The main objective of this project is to quantify the real life impacts of the use of electric vehicles being used in Urban Logistics, in this case in parking meters maintenance. For that purpose, both conventional and electric vehicle technologies are being monitored in order to quantify their change in vehicle dynamics as well as its energy and environmental impacts. For that purpose, on-board vehicle data logger and energy data loggers are being used.

EUREC MASTER: EUREC Master in Renewable Energy, Specialisation Semester on Ocean Energy at IST, Lisbon
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Acronym: EUREC MASTER
Project End: 31 January 2016
Project Start: 1 February 2013
Funding: EUREC – Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres Total funding 120K€; IST funding: 120K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Luís Gato (luis.gato@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Summary: The Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres (EUREC) contracted IDMEC-IST to provide Specialization Semester on Ocean for the EUREC Master in Renewable Energy. The teaching modules include Ocean Energy Resources; Modelling and Control of Ocean Energy Systems; Ocean Energy Systems Technologies; Offshore wind Energy and Economics, Policy and Environment.

KnowHy: Improving the Knowledge in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology for Technicians
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Acronym: KnowHy
Project End: 31 August 2017
Project Start: 1 September 2014
Funding: Coordination and Support Action: Supporting (CSA-SA), Total funding: 1M€; IST funding: 55K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Pedro Coelho (pedro.coelho@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Summary: Aim of the KnowHy project is to provide to the widest possible audience of technicians specific training modules, practical and in an appropriate format, and designed to facilitate the deployment of the technology that is expected for the next program 2014-2020 at affordable cost.

KIC OTS: Offshore Test Station
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Acronym: KIC OTS
Project End: 24 February 2015
Project Start: 25 February 2011
Funding: KIC InnoEnergy Iberia S.L., European Institute of Inovation and Tecnology, Total funding 450K€; IST funding: 180K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Luís Gato (luis.gato@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Resume: Offshore wind and ocean energy joint development related to resource assessment, technology development, deployment methods and tools, moorings, electrical connections, grid integration and supply chain issues.

Lisboa E-nova: Quantification of the energy and environmental impacts of the Lisbon Municipality Fleet
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Acronym: Lisboa E-nova
Project End: 2014
Project Start: 2014
Funding: Lisboa E-nova, IDMEC funding 4.8K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Patrícia Baptista (patricia.baptista@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Summary: The city of Lisbon has been a pioneer in the introduction of electric vehicles. The Municipality of Lisbon has been an early adopter in the field of alternative technologies. This projects aims at quantifying the energy and environmental impacts in a life cycle approach of this vehicle technology shift.

LNG_PT: Fast tracking the deployment of a European low carbon transport system: the Portuguese Roadmap for LNG in TEN-T corridors
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Acronym: LNG_PT
Project End: 2015
Project Start: 2014
Funding: Innovation & Networks Executive Agency, IST funding, 30K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Patrícia Baptista (patricia.baptista@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Summary: The Global Project aims the establishment of a national policy framework for a set of alternative fuels in transports, namely electric mobility, natural gas and biofuels. Hence, the main objectives of the Global Project are to achieve energy sustainability and diversification of the transport sector (in all modes) to improve competitiveness of the economy, while complying with the proposed Directive targets, namely the ones regarding the National Policy Framework establishment, such as: definition of integrated targets for the deployment of alternative fuels for the different transport modes; establishment of a comprehensive regulatory framework; set-up of policy measures to support the implementation of the national policy framework; promotion of funding mechanisms to support deployment and RTD&D activities on alternative fuels and fuels infrastructure.

MSM: Development of multi-scale methods for radiative heat transfer calculations
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Acronym: MSM
Project End: 31 March 2015
Project Start: 1 April 2013
Funding: FCT; Total funding: 39.3K€; IST funding: 39.3K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Pedro Coelho (pedro.coelho@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Summary: The purpose of this project is to investigate new multi-scale approaches for the numerical simulation of radiative transfer. Various methods have formerly been developed, but in multi-scale problems where there are different zones with different optical thicknesses, many of these methods cannot be used. In radiative transfer, two regimes are distinguished, the kinetic regime, where the radiative transfer equation must be solved, and the macroscopic diffusive regime, where the diffusion equation is an accurate model for the description of thermal radiation. In this project, the objective is to investigate new multi-scale methods for radiative transfer calculations where both the kinetic and the diffusive regime can be handled.

New-biomimetic Aerodynamic Technologies for Undersized REynolds
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Acronym: NATURE
Project End: 31 December 2014
Project Start: 1 January 2012br> Funding: FCT; Total funding: 74K€; IST funding: 63K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: João Melo de Sousa (msousa@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Summary: In this project we have decided to focus our research endeavors on the problematic of low Reynolds number aerodynamics, solely within the context of MAV. The panoply of challenges arising at design, manufacturing and operation levels for this type of small vehicles compels us to revise the whole bundle of paradigms universally accepted in Aeronautics since decades. As we are dealing with a vast and multidisciplinary subject, the emphasis is placed on the aerodynamic issues, namely those concerning flow control and suitable propulsion mechanisms. In this framework we include the specific aspects of stall control and laminar-turbulent transition control, as well as the integration of state-of-the-art techniques for propulsion and small-scale energy harvesting, all of paramount importance in the operating regimes and conditions of a MAV. Innovative approaches such as those based on biomimetic inspiration will be used, taking advantage of millions of years of natural evolution to face present technological challenges.

Nemesis 2+: New Method for Superior Integrated Hydrogen Generation System 2+
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Acronym: Nemesis 2+
Project End: 30 June 2015
Project Start: 1 January 2012
Funding: Cooperation - Collaborative Project; Total funding: 489K€; IST funding: 196K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Mário Costa (mcosta@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Summary: Desenvolvimento de estação de produção de hidrogénio a partir de outros combustíveis. O IST participa na WP4: testes de durabilidade de catalisadores e na WP5: desenho de reformador e desenvolvimento de queimador multi-combustível.

OceaNET: EUREC Master in Renewable Energy, Specialisation Semester on Ocean Energy at IST, Lisbon
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Acronym: OceaNET
Project End: 31 August 2017
Project Start: 1 September 2013
Funding: European Commission, Total funding 3323K€; IST funding: 420K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Luís Gato (luis.gato@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Summary: OceaNET is an FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) on floating offshore wind and wave energy. The network brings together 10 international partners from across Europe and is offering a total of 13 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions for 36 months at different host institutes.

Prio.e: State of Practice of Electric Vehicles and Charging Solutions
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Acronym: Prio.e
Project End: 2014
Project Start: 2014
Funding: Prio.e, IDMEC funding 5K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Patrícia Baptista (patricia.baptista@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Summary: This project performs a detailed analysis on the existing vehicles and charging solutions in the market, as well electric mobility operator. The analysis of future trends for this market is also performed.

Protocolo de Parceria entre Galp Energia e IDMEC-IST
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Title: Protocolo de Parceria entre Galp Energia e IDMEC-IST
Project End: n.a.
Project Start: 2009
Funding: Galp Energia Total funding: 25K€; IST funding: 25K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Gonçalo Gonçalves (goncalo.goncalves@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Summary: This ongoing partnership between Galp Energia and IDMEC-IST involves yearly action plans with detailed activities. The current action plan includes 3 activities: Methodology for incorporation CO2 and emissions on the Galp fleet management platform; Good practice manual on eco-mobility; On-road evaluation of effect of fuel type on consumption and emissions

SusCity: Urban data driven models for creative and resourceful urban transitions (MITP-TB/C S/0026/2013)
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Acronym: SusCity
Project End: 2017
Project Start: 2014
Funding: FCT, IDMEC funding 150K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Patrícia Baptista (patricia.baptista@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Summary: SusCity focuses on developing and integrating new tools and services to promote urban resource efficiency with minimum environmental impacts while contributing to promote economic development and preserving actual levels of reliability. Dispersion of agents producing data at urban level leads to mixed results in applying indicators in different environments and sometimes with little gain in urban performance. This project will advance the science of urban systems modeling and data representation supported by urban “big data” collection and processing. SusCity takes an integrated and application-oriented research approach by focusing on urban interventions in Lisbon, at the “Parque das Nações” testbed. SusCity is driven by a consortia that includes the Municipality, major utilities and energy network managers, a mobility solutions company, software houses, governmental labs and the national energy agency, which complement the MIT and Portuguese universities effort by providing their expertise and financial support to invest in specific infrastructures and to develop new services, establishing a rich testbed to explore the project broader impacts. This project is thus intended to advance the understanding of urban systems while promoting actionable and scalable urban services and interventions, aimed at developing, demonstrating and exploring in Lisbon different facets of new business opportunities associated with an emerging generation of sustainable urban systems and to consolidate, through their international reach, a huge market worldwide.