About the project

The SMILE project will demonstrate smart energy technologies on three different islands.

The pilot Islands

The pilot islands share topographic characteristics but have different policies, challenges, regulations and energy markets.

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Partners

The SMILE project is a collaboration of nineteen partners from various European countries and includes companies, research institutions, regional government and cluster organisations.

The Smart Islands Energy System (SMILE) project is a collaboration of nineteen partners from various European countries and is funded by the European Union’s ‘Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme’. The project will demonstrate nine different smart grid technologies on three different islands.The end goal of the project is to foster the market introduction of these nine technologies.

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SMILE General Assembly in Madeira

On 12 and 13 October, the second General Assembly for the SMILE project took place. This time all participants got together in Madeira, one of the pilot islands. The meeting was hosted by the Madeira Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACIF/CCIM)  and the group...

Kickoff SMILE Project in Brussels

On 22 and 23 May, the official kick-off of the ‘SMILE’ project took place in Brussels. The Smart Islands Energy Systems (SMILE) is a unique project within the Horizon 2020 project as it has a main focus on three European islands; Madeira (Portugal), Samsø (Denmark) and the Orkney Islands (United Kingdom). Representatives from all participating organisations were present.

About the project

The Smart Islands Energy System project (SMILE) will demonstrate nine different smart energy technologies on three different islands. The end goal of the project is to foster the market introduction of these nine technologies.

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The pilot Islands

The Smart Islands Energy Systems (SMILE) project will implement three large-scale pilot projects in different regions of Europe with similar topographic characteristics but different policies, challenges, regulations and energy markets. This enables the project to develop and optimize new innovations in different environments, thereby allowing optimal testing and flatten the path towards wide market introduction.

Samsø (Denmark)

Madeira (Portugal)

Orkney Islands (UK)

Our partners

The SMILE project is a collaboration of nineteen partners from various European countries and includes companies, research institutions, regional governments and cluster organisations.

Meet our partners

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731249.

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