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eBOS joined the ASTEP General Assembly live in Madrid

On the 19th-21st of October, the General Assembly of the ASTEP ‘Application of Solar Thermal Energy to Processes’ project took place in Madrid, Spain. After more than two years since the commencement of the project, ASTEP’s 15 consortium partners, under the leadership of the Project Coordinator, Prof. Antonio Rovira, UNED (Spain), had the chance and the great pleasure, to meet in person for the first time. ASTEP is a four-year H2020 Research and Innovation project that focuses on overcoming the current limitations of the Solar Heating for Industrial processes.

The focus of the first day of the meeting was on reviewing the progress made in the project. The 5th Project Steering Committee and the 14th Scientific and Technical Committee also took place in parallel, discussing technical and project related matters with the Work Package leaders. Ms Gianna Avgousti, R&D project Manager of eBOS informed the Consortium about the progress related to the project’s dissemination and communication activities as well as presented a mock-up design of the ASTEP Dashboard. eBOS’ main technical role in ASTEP is to design and implement an advanced intelligent dashboard supported by innovative big data analytics mechanisms and performance models, to allow the collection and visualisation of data from the various sensors and IoT gateways. The discussions have also been extended towards the details for the deployment of the dashboard at the testing sites to enable the validation of ASTEP’s concept and methodology.

The second day of the meeting was dedicated on discussing the technical outputs of the project through the first ASTEP’s technical workshop, in which amongst others, clustering activities with sister projects have been elaborated.

During the third and last day of the meeting, the Consortium partners visited the TecnoGetafe premises, one of the technology parks of Madrid with the greatest projection in the Community. UPM as one of the technical partners has presented their 10 buildings in TechnoGetafe that host the Official Central Laboratory of Electrotechnics (LCOE), with its divisions of Low Voltage and Electromagnetic Compatibility, Vehicles and High Voltage, and the laboratories of Solar Thermal Energy and Hydrogen.

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The ASTEP project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 884411.