Have you been involved in an innovative energy research project that has contributed to Ireland’s clean energy future? Apply now for the Research Award in this year's Energy Awards. The winner will receive a €10,000 bursary prize.
About the Award
This award recognises impactful energy research and innovation. Entrants should have researched and developed innovative energy technologies, processes or systems that will contribute significantly to Ireland’s clean energy future. Entrants will detail the problem researched, the research outcome and the potential impact.
Who should apply?
Applications are welcome from companies, research performing organisations or public sector/semi-state bodies who are involved in impactful energy research and innovation.
Previous project finalists under this category include:
Smart M Power Co (t/a MPOWER)
MEGA, in collaboration with South Dublin County Council and industry partners such as MPOWER, developed a Living Lab to research solutions that increase the level of electricity production hosted by communities. It is located in South Dublin County, and is known as the Tallaght Community Energy Living Lab. MPOWER is driving this research forward towards full commercial deployment, first in DIT and Tallaght Living Lab – from there it will be franchised to local communities (regulated by Contract) acting as Smart Cells in an emerging independent Cellular Smart Grid. It involves local Energy and Flexibility Markets operated by the Community System Operator, for each Community Grid. Consumers in Community Grids become prosumers (regulated by contract): consumers who offer a service back to the supply chain (production and/or flexibility).
Cork Institute of Technology
The NIMBUS Centre for Embedded Systems Research at Cork Institute of Technology conduct industry driven research in Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) with applications in smart buildings, energy efficiency, and smart cities and communities. The TOPAs (Tools for Continuous Building Performance Auditing) project investigates the use of Internet of Things to support building energy management post occupancy. The solution facilitates the extraction, processing and analysis of energy performance data across a large portfolio of buildings.
Remote HVAC is an innovative software, used as a service start-up, creating diagnostic cloud intelligence for the Built Environment. Remote HVAC has developed an Automated Fault Detection and Diagnosis software tool which provides a practical, low cost and barrier free approach to re-commissioning. The software uses Internet of Things (IoT) devices to gather data and run it through Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled rule engines combined with Big Data analytics to identify re-commissioning opportunities.
MEGA is first and foremost a collaboration. It is the diversity and determination of this original group and its gradual expansion, along with on-going support of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and other sponsors which has enabled MEGA to pass that critical line where it no longer had to rely on theory and concepts, but could move to the point of referring to research activities and discoveries, which point the way forward, not just for Ireland's Energy Challenge but the international community
- Please submit your application online by 5pm. Friday 14th June.
- You are eligible to apply under more than one category. Simply follow the online guidelines and copy and paste your application to a new category and amend your answers as appropriate.
- Please ensure all mandatory fields are completed before you hit submit.
- Please complete the 'Data' section to the best of your ability.
- Once you submit, you can still edit your application up to the deadline date.
- Please keep attachments to 5MB or less.
- Shortlisted applications will be announced in August.