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Location: Switzerland

Areas of Expertise
Project management; Advancing methods and theories of transdisciplinarity research; Social science research relating to socio-technical aspects of the energy transition, and sufficiency and sustainable social practices; Design of innovative, transdisciplinary curriculum for environmental sciences and sustainability education; Stakeholder engagement processes for collaborative decision-making.


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Location: Greece

The University of Piraeus Research Center (UPRC), founded in 1981, provides administration and technological support to European and National projects carried out by the staff of the University of Piraeus (UNIPI). In ENCLUDE, UPRC is represented by the Technoeconomics of Energy Systems laboratory (TEESlab).
TEESlab is the energy modelling, strategy, and policy analysis laboratory of UNIPI with a focus on transitions pathways towards a low-carbon economy. The central pillar of the laboratory’s research is the technoeconomic analysis of energy systems and the support of effective energy and climate policy design. A collection of transdisciplinary approaches, methods and tools are available for the quantitative and the qualitative assessment of critical issues governing the future evolution of the energy system. TEESlab’s main strength is the combination of senior highly experienced experts and younger, highly skilled, and motivated researchers, all working on new ways to integrate quantitative modelling with systems analysis and management methods. TEESlab has been contributing to international research by participating in an increasingly diverse range of EC-funded research and innovation projects on technoeconomic analysis and evaluation of energy systems, energy market modelling and design of new innovative market mechanisms, energy systems modelling, simulation and scenario development, analysis of socio-economic drivers for energy transition, security and reliability of energy supply.

Areas of Expertise
Energy market modeling; agent-based modeling; energy sufficiency business model innovations; energy and climate policy; behavioural change in modeling action.


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Location: Netherlands

Areas of Expertise
Policy synthesis; Stakeholder engagement processes for collaborative decision-making; Transitions theory


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Location: Ireland

Areas of Expertise
Energy citizenship and democracy; Consumption practices and behaviors; Public engagement and education; Sustainability of the built environment.


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Location: United Kingdom

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow (UOG) is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is a founding member of Universitas21, a member of IRUN (International Research Universities Network), and a founding member of the Guild of European Research Intensive Universities. So far, in Horizon 2020, the University has over 105 granted projects, worth more than €35m.
It is one of the top 100 of the world's universities and is the current Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year. THE Awards are the biggest celebration of UK higher education in the calendar. This event recognises outstanding work across a wide range of university activity in academia and the professional services.
UOG welcomes students from more than 140 different countries and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities. UOG’s School of Engineering is the oldest in the UK. As the home institution of global luminaries such as Lord Kelvin, James Watt, W.J.M. Rankine and Joseph Black, UOG’s the reputation in energy engineering science is long-standing and world-renowned.
The Energy and Sustainability Research Group at UOG focuses principally on the efficiency of energy generation, supply, conversion, transport, distribution and storage technologies, addressing the deployment of renewables and the most responsible further uses of conventional energy resources as bridges to a sustainable future.
The Centre for Sustainable Solutions at UOG, launched in April 2020, aims to enable individuals, communities and organisations to act towards a sustainable future through education, research and partnership, supporting interdisciplinary, cross-campus and cross-sectoral solutions to climate change.

Areas of Expertise
Data-driven methods for the development and optimization of energy systems; Multi-objective optimization; Life-cycle assessment; Whole-systems modelling with sustainability KPIs; Renewable, low-carbon heating, cooling and power technologies.

https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/engineering/research/divisions/systems/researchthemes/energyandsustainability/


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Location: Austria

Areas of Expertise
Stakeholder management and interaction, and process facilitation; Quantitative and qualitative Lifestyle analysis and environmental behavior analysis; Energy and climate policy evaluation; Development of business models for collectives of energy users/prosumers


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Location: Belgium

Areas of Expertise
End-consumer engagement in pilot studies and test projects; Development of enabling frameworks for policymakers (regional, national and European) in the energy sector; Analysis of energy consumer and producer behavior; Design, monitoring and evaluation of energy and climate policy impacts.


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Location: Netherlands

Areas of Expertise
Energy System Analysis, Energy System Modeling, Energy Transition Scenarios; Integrated Assessment, Integrated Assessment Modeling; Environment Models, Environmental Change, Environmental System Analysis; Mathematical Modeling, System Dynamic Modeling, Quantitative Research Methods; Sustainability Assessments, Sustainability Transitions.


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Location: Romania

Areas of Expertise
Livelihood restoration plans, resettlement framework strategies and resettlement action plans; Market research and customer satisfaction studies; Social impact and risks assessment; Research and advice on implementation norms and procedures for legislation and policy.


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Location: North Macedonia

Areas of Expertise
Public awareness raising and campaigning; Fostering public participation in processes; Working with local communities; Working with decision-makers, scientific community and business sector to create solutions for the benefit of citizens.


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Location: France

Areas of Expertise
Stakeholder interactions; citizen engagement and citizens’ dialogues; deliberative democracy; non-partisan forums; public policy formulation.


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Location: Greece

HOLISTIC is a dynamic consultancy firm offering a wide range of services in the fields of, energy and environmental policy and planning, digital services, project organization and management support. HOLISTIC designs and implements integrated solutions, provides specialised administration services, and designs, develops and monitors the implementation progress of innovative IT systems. HOLISTIC team consists of executives who have long and extensive experience in the development of projects in these fields, they have the necessary know-how to undertake and execute complex projects of public, municipal and private organisations in the EU, while they have a considerable research and academic background in cutting-edge methodologies, systems, and technologies, which allows detailed and well-documented studies to be carried out in the areas of expertise of the company.

Areas of Expertise
Digital services; management and design of interoperable systems and services; big data integration and analytics; Organizational and Managerial Support; Energy and Environmental Policy and Planning.


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Location: Canada

The University of Victoria (UVic) is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, combining dynamic learning, vital impact and an extraordinary academic environment. It is ranked consistently as the top university in North America for international research collaboration (Leiden, 2011-19). It is home to 22,020 students (undergraduate and graduate) and 900 full-time faculty members, and it is located in Victoria, on the BC coast.

Areas of Expertise
Evaluation of factors that affect the diffusion of low-carbon innovations to energy users and how these impact energy systems; Renewable energy transition as socio-technical transition; Community energy and renewable energy communities

https://www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/geography/index.php