The project in order to achieve its goals is organized into 5 WPs.
WP1 will deal with the overall project coordination as a parallel WP across the entire duration, establishing clear procedures for the project coordination.
WP2 will analyse the user requirements and will execute the requirment engineering phase so that to draw the system specifications. This WP is led by EURAG, one of the two end user organisations, and will see major participation of terzStiftung, the other end user organisations, so that to guarantee a more direct involvement of the end users. The participation of the technical partners will transform the user requirements into technical specifications.
WP3 will be responsible for the design, development and integration of all the building blocks and their integration into the SmartHeat system. The WP is led by MODO which is also the organization dealing with the technical management of the project. The WP will also have the participation of the technical partners TNI, MXSI, SID, and UNIGE.
WP4 will execute the field trials in order to validate the system in realistic conditions and with real end users. The WP is led by terzStiftung which is one of the two end user organisations which will provide the consortium with pilot sites and end users (in Switzerland). The WP will also have the participation of the other end user organisation EURAG which will provide pilot sites and usrs in Austria. TNI, MODO and UNIGE will be the technical partners responsible for all the technical issues (including installation) of the pilots.
WP5 will deal with dissemination activities which will maximize the impact of the project results. In addition, this WP will be responsible to design the strategy which will transform the project results into a viable business. The WP is led by GLUK which is an experienced partners in disselination and business related activities. The entire consortium will participate into this WP.
The project activities will follow a well-structured path and they will be subsequent and interconnected, divided into work packages and tasks with responsible partners. Each work package has a series of deliverables at a fixed time in the project duration. These deliverables will be the subject to Quality Control by the Steering Board.
In order to maximize the chances of success, WP2, WP3 and WP4 are organized into two iterative innovation loop phases. Each iteration will analyse the user requirements, will execute the requirement engineering phase, will produce a new prototype of the SmartHeat solution and will implement it in the pilots. The user experience learned during the trials will allow te consortium to refine the end user requirements and system specifications. As a consequence, the multiple iteration phases will higher the chaces to produce a solution which is more appreaciated by the end users and which will therefore more easily adopted.
The organisation of the WPs and the innovation loop phases are illustrated in the following figure.