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SMILE partner Aalborg University attending SDEWES

Smile partner Aalborg University will be attending the 13th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems - SDEWES Conference, to be held in Palermo from 30th of September till 4th of October. The conference will be dedicated to the...

Timeline for politics and civic engagement on SMILE at Samsø

In the first half year of the SMILE project, the project team on Samsø has examined different possible solutions for the installation of renewable energy plants (wind and/or solar power) and the sizes of them to fit the project aim of the establishment of a smart grid...

16th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law

SMILE project as a case-study to reflect on innovation, risk and resilience in the framework of the energy transition SMILE team is glad to announce that the University of Groningen, one of the project’s partners, participated in the 16th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN...

Photovoltaic plant to be built on Samsø

SMILE will implement an integrated energy system at the Ballen marina and its surrounds to meet the energy needs of the island. The Samsø island produces more electricity than it can actually consume owing to its offshore and onshore wind power plants. Currently,...

Madeira pilot coordinator

Achievements and future plans of ACIF-CCIM, current situation and overall experience within SMILE Project. Interview with Marco Vieira, Madeira pilot coordinator. Marco, could you please tell us something about your organization and your involvement in energy topics?...

SMILE 12th Month General Meeting

Main goals, achievements and future challenges: a year after the beginning of the project, SMILE partners met in Genoa (Italy) to discuss progress and next steps. On 29th and 30th May, SMILE 12th Month General Meeting took place in RINA headquarters in Genoa, Italy....

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.

Official launch of website of Horizon 2020 project ‘SMILE’

On Friday 29 September 2017, the website of the ‘SMILE’ project has officially launched. 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).

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