Following our recent success in the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme Cluster Call, we are delighted to announce that the WiSAR Lab, LYIT, lead partner of the NPA project SMARTrenew, is also a partner in the newly approved NPA Cluster project HEATER- Heat and Energy Education and Empowerment in Rural Areas, and together with the new GREENER cluster project, led by ERNACT, we are hosting a joint virtual launch conference, on Tuesday, the 5th of October, at 11am.
Clustering projects are small projects that combine 2 or more previously successful or ongoing projects. Clustering offers a unique opportunity to diversify and to capitalise on outputs and results; further integrating results as well as disseminating their impacts. Thus, reaching a wider group of stakeholders with project outputs, supplementary learning and capacity building.
Principal Investigator of the WiSAR Lab, LYIT, Dr. Nick Timmons will be delivering a presentation during the joint launch conference event outlining the ongoing NPA project SMARTrenew.
HEATER is a cluster of NPA projects with synergies across HANDIHEAT, SMARTrenew, TechSolns, SENDoc and eLightHouse. The partnership with WiSAR Lab, Letterkenny Institute of Technology (SMARTRenew project), Ulster University (SENDoc/TechSolns), Oulu University of Applied Sciences and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (HANIDHEAT project), aims to collaborate and cluster the transnational outputs from previous projects to educate and empower local communities to effect positive behavioral change and inform decision makers to influence policy across climate change mitigation and adaptation and sustainable communities.
The GREENER project will consolidate and amplify the efforts of 3 NPA energy projects (SMARCTIC, LECo and h-CHP) by creating and sharing a critical mass of information on energy efficient and renewable solutions. The combined efforts of the GREENER partners, ERNACT, CENTRIA and University of Oulu, will lead to wider implementation and increased scalability of these solutions in housing and public infrastructures.
The HEATER/GREENER joint launch conference will introduce the GREENER and HEATER NPA community energy cluster projects, exploring the various consortium projects, outlining future aims and objectives of the cluster projects and probing how critical mass can be utilised to inform decision makers in the field of energy efficiency.
To register for the HEATER/GREENER joint launch conference visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/npa-interreg-greener-heater-joint-cluster-launch-tickets-174107569427