The JPP SES is inviting Digital Platform Providers for Energy to join the Impact Network

This new invitation round has been launched on 7 May 2021 and is now closed. The European Joint Programming Platform Smart Energy Systems (JPP SES) is pleased to invite interested Digital Platform Providers (DPP) to join the JPP SES Impact Network. Such partners are supposed to bring their ICT solutions to the projects funded by JPP SES or the entire community of projects. The overall objective of the JPP SES is to support transnational research and innovation activities for building a sustainable energy society. The programme aims at contributing to:

Scope and ambition 

Beyond the funding of transnational RDD projects, the Joint Programming Platform Smart Energy Systems has initiated an Impact Network with existing and future Digital Platform Providers (DPPs). This network is building bridges in the entire innovation chain by involving partners from the ICT domain, business development and governmental institutions, start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as financers and funders. The JPP SES supports the network building with a broad activation and matchmaking process.

This invitation addresses Digital Platform Providers (DPPs) as partners in the matchmaking activities. It seeks for yet further ICT partners that offer technologies and services or parts of solutions that help build intelligent energy systems that potentially link to other digital eco-systems. Such DPPs shall provide hardware and/or software and knowledge for research, development and innovation (RDI) projects funded in the framework of JPP SES. DPPs often provide solutions on all or specific hardware and software layers, thus defining their individual platform architecture. Often the architecture layers differentiate as follows:

  • business applications ("apps”), which are designed for end-users  for, e.g., energy cost analysis
  • high level services supporting software units for specific business cases in the field of smart energies
  • domain specific enablers including certain software components for different usage-areas (e.g. the energy system, for instance, a smart meter data manager)
  • generic enablers, which are usage-area independent, such as a set of IoT management services
  • physical components including control hardware such as smart meters or charging stations on the very bottom or the physical components that host a human-machine interface.
Qualified DPPs are already introduced on the dedicated JPP SES webpage. So called Information Cards describe the solutions and services provided by each DPP. For a DPP, there are multiple ways to get connected to JPP SES and its projects, e.g.
  • DPP can enter a consortium of a project to apply for funding. JPP SES operates a matchmaking platform and organises physical and virtual co-creation events where a DPP meets candidates to form such a consortium
  • DPP otherwise enter into bilateral relations with one or multiple projects to use or incorporate their platform services. Again, co-creation opportunities will be provided to show the offerings and join with project consortia. 

Qualification criteria 

To qualify as a Digital Platform Provider of the JPP SES, interested players need to fulfil the following basic criteria:

Benefits for Digital Platform Providers 

The Digital Platform Providers benefit from:
At the beginning of June 2021, JPP SES will launch a call for project proposals on "Accelerating the Heating and Cooling Transition”, in cooperation with ERA-Net GEOTHERMICA. Potential Digital Platform Providers on this topic are invited to apply and will be invited to introduce themselves and their services also in the framework of call-related activities. This invitation, however, is not only limited to the topic of the next call for projects but potential Digital Platform Providers interested in topics of all JPP SES Focus Initiatives are invited to express their interest.

Time schedule

 Launch of the invitation    07 May, 2021 
 Advisory period   07 May - 04 June, 2021 
 Deadline for registration of Expressions of Interest   04 June, 2021, 13:00 CEST
 Deadline for qualification feedback  Mid of June 2021 
 Expected publication of Information Cards    End of June, 2021 

Submission of expression of interest  

Thank you for your expressions of interest. The submission is now closed.   

More information and advice

Click here to download this invitation for Expressions of Interest. For more information and advice for preparing your Expression of Interest, please contact Julia Chenut from the Support Team of  the JPP SES Coordination:
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The Joint Programming Platfrom Smart Energy Systems receives funding from the European Union´s Horizont 2020 research and innovation program under the grant agreements no. 646039, 775970 and 883973 .
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