Pilot projects

University of Udine

The pilot project of the University of Udine is the establishment of an Observatory on Renewable Energies at the University of Udine. The objectives are:

  1. to monitor the trends of local energy production from renewable sources, in relation to global energy demand and supply in Friuli Venezia Giulia;
  2. to develop technical/scientific tools for comparative assessment and/or certification of R.E., based on their effects on:
    1. the environment: GHG emissions, localised pollution, effects on tourism;
    2. the economic sustainability of biomass production and biomass combustion systems;
    3. the society: creation of jobs, safety and health issues of workers, awareness of the population;
  3. to promote and set-up research facilities and equipment for technical and scientific analyses, making them available to local companies and research institutions;
  4. to promote new visions and strategies in the development of renewable energy.

Observatory on Renewable Energies



CETA - Centre for Theoretical and Applied Ecology

The Pilot Project CETA is a constitution of an observatory on Energy Efficiency in buildings in Friuli Venezia Giulia according to the European Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on energy efficiency. The main objectives are:

  • Elaborate an overview of the building existing stock in the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia, through a statistical sampling;
  • Identification of cost-effective approaches to renovations relevant to the building type and climatic zone;
  • Elaborate hypotheses on how to stimulate cost-effective deep renovations of buildings;
  • A perspective to guide investments decisions of individuals, the construction industry and financial institutions;
  • Estimate the expected energy savings and wider benefits;
  • Analyse the sustainability impacts of energy efficiency in buildings deployment in our Region by considering an integrated and comprehensive theoretical approach, considering the following aspects:
    • Estimate the expected energy savings;
    • Estimate the expected environmental effects referring to the reduction of local and global pollution, exploitation of natural resources in the territory and maintenance of the resilience[1], integrity and stability of the ecosystem.
    • Estimate the economic effects related to the increase of regional per capita income, improvement in the standard of living of the local population  and security and diversity of energy supply.
    •  Estimate the social benefit
  • Promote and set-up research facilities and equipment for technical and scientific analyses, making them available to local companies and research institutions;

CTR - Carinthian Tech Research

CTR’s pilot project targets the conception and subsequent experimental validation of a non-destructive, inline-capable analysis method for determining the degree of the encapsulants in PV modules. This will enable to simultaneously improve manufacturing efficiency and reduced manufacturing costs, and optimise product quality and operational lifetime of PV modules.


Lakeside Science & Technology Park

Lakeside Science & Technology Park is defining an additional thematic pillar to it´s focus on ICT. The results of this project will be integrated in the LSP strategy through alignment with the identified research competencies and the interests of main players from industry. Furthermore LSP supports the development of research proposals between research and companies related to the Park in order to strengthen its role as platform for collaboration.