Signing the letter of intent of the industrial consortium – Slovenian industry is merging to cooperate in the Slovenian-Japanese smart communities project – 10 April 2014

Apr, 2014

Signing the letter of intent of the industrial consortium – Slovenian industry is merging to cooperate in the Slovenian-Japanese smart communities project – 10 April 2014

In November 2012, the Japanese agencies NEDO and TIA (which is now a part of SPIRIT agency) on the initiative of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (GZS) and the JETNET association signed a cooperation agreement, based on which the Japanese prepared a pre-project study pursuant to discussions with Slovenian companies. This study presented the basic proposal for smart grids project. The main purpose of the Slovenian-Japanese smart communities project is to test new technologies in real environment and to acquire a local reference, representing the basis for launching the idea to foreign markets. 

The consortium of companies, represented by technology businesses (Kolektor, Inea, Iskraemeco, Iskra Sistemi, Iskratel, Robotina, Smart-com) and research institutions (Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the University of Maribor, 
Milan Vidmar Electric Power Research Institute and Teces) signed the letter of intent on 10 April, thus merging with the aim to setup a harmonised and effective group of partners, who will be competent in agreeing with the appropriate Slovenian national institutions and the representatives of Japan in the preparation of frameworks, technologies and fields of work, project structuring and distribution of tasks and roles. Partners plan to actively cooperate in the Slovenian part of the joint Slovenian-Japanese project so that the technological contents are covered with competences and capacities of main Slovenian technological exporters and the operational plan of the Technological Smart Grid Platform as well as JETNET business strategy. The letter of intent determined the basic content of the project, which greatly bases on the operational plan of the national smart grid demonstrational project: Technological Platforms for Smart Grids.

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