The Building HOPE consortium provides guarantees that the scientific skills required to implement the project are covered: IST, UC and CMU teams have large experience in the field of energy systems modeling and optimization, in particular energy systems and in all cases have been actively working in using data science and artificial intelligence tools in the field of energy. One of the companies in the consortium, Watt-IS, has been developing activity in the field of energy data analytics since 2012 in residential and small enterprises facilities. dstsolar is the largest PV generation installer in Portugal and also an ESCO implementing energy efficiency measures in buildings and innovationpoint is an experienced ICT integrator in multiple areas (smart cities, telecommunications, energy).


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dstsolar is a company specialized in Engineering, Supply, Construction and Operation and Maintenance, of photovoltaic solar power plants. Over the past decade, it has become one of the largest companies in the sector, with the installation of more than 500 units of renewable energy production. It is included in the roadmap for carbon neutrality, in which it intends to make a strong contribution to the current energy transition, contributing to the decarbonisation of the economy of the future, increasing the energy independence of its customers.


Raul Cunha

Chief Executive

Carlos Silva

Production Director


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innovationpoint – Investigação e Desenvolvimento, S.A. is a company of the dstgroup, founded on November 2005, based in Braga, whose mission is to provide answers to the challenges and technological needs of customers and users, through solutions adapted to the environment, aesthetically attractive, friendly and with a high capacity for generating value. innovationpoint has consolidated experience over more than 10 years in the development of web platforms, cloud services and mobile applications for several platforms (Apple, Android, Windows Phone and Symbian). It presents a strong commitment to diversity as a point for success, and change as a permanent opportunity, as the search for innovative solutions is a clear management principle for the company. The offer of products, tailored to the needs of the client, is supported by a consolidated philosophy of continuous commitment to the level of R&D expertise and resources, attributing and ensuring the development of innovative and value-added solutions for the sector in which it operates.


Ricardo Lopes

Senior Software Engineer

João Pereira

Embedded Systems and IoT Engineer

Daniel Nogueira

Machine Learning Specialist


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Watt-IS is a data analytics company focused on applying large-scale Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning methods on top of smart metering data to generate the most value, not only for end consumers, but also for retailers & DSO’s by reducing churn rates and delivering new revenue streams.

By applying advanced self-learning algorithms in a Data Analytics as a Service (DAaaS) approach, coupled with white-label data visualisation platforms, we aim to actively promote energy efficiency, increase the penetration of renewable sources while contributing towards the creation of flexibility markets and Renewable Energy Communities.


Miguel Carvalho

CEO and Co-Founder

Henrique Pombeiro

CSO and Co-Founder

Pedro Major

Software Engineer

Instituto Superior Técnico

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Instituto Superior Técnico is the largest engineering school in Portugal. Founded in 1911, it currently has 12,000 students throughout the three study cycles (undergraduate, master's and doctoral). It is currently considered the best school in Portugal in different international rankings and among the 20 best engineering schools in Europe.

IST intends to contribute to the development of society, promoting Higher Education in Architecture, Engineering, Science and Technology, developing Research, Development and Innovation (ID & I) activities, essential for teaching at the highest standards countries. For this, it has different autonomous research centers or integrated in associated laboratories, as is the case of the Center for Innovation, Technology and Development Policies IN +. One of this R&D units is IN+ Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research. One of the main research areas of IN+ is the modelling of sustainable energy systems, with high EE in the demand the large penetrations of renewables in the supply. One of the core research fields is buildings and microgrids, using a set of tools ranging from physical modelling, machine learning and optimization algorithms. IN+ is oriented to the application of research to real case studies and has supported energy companies and the Governmental entities in the assessment of several energy options (EDP Produção, GALP, Electricidade dos Açores, ADENE Agência de Energia).


Carlos Augusto Silva

Assistant Professor

Paulo Ferrão

Full Professor

Susana Vieira

Associate Professor

Universidade de Coimbra

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The University of Coimbra (UC) is a public and autonomous institution of higher education establishment, created in 1290. The mission of the University of Coimbra is composed by three axes: education, research and the transfer of knowledge.

Manuel Gameiro da Silva is a full Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra. Scholar of the MIT-Portugal Program. Invited Professor of the Master Course GBBV Green Buildings-Batiments Verts at ENTPE – University of Lyon, France, since 2010. Invited Professor at METU-NCC, in the academic year 2013-2014. Coordinator of the Sustainable Energy Thematic Line of LAETA - Associated Laboratory of Energy, Transports and Aeronautics. It is a R&D laboratory with more than 250 senior investigators from the Portuguese Universities of Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra and Beira Interior. Coordinator of the Energy for Sustainability Initiative of the University of Coimbra ( Vice-President of ADAI, a non-profitable research association connected to the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Coimbra.


Manuel Gameiro

Full Professor

Luís Dias

Full Professor

Patricia Pereira da Silva

Associate Professor with Agregation

Humberto Jorge

Assistant Professor

Ehsan Asadi

Researcher PhD

Carnegie Mellon University


Dr. Javad Mohammadi will be the principal investigator (PI) from the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).  Dr. Mohammadi is a faculty at Electrical and Computer Engineering of Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to this, he was with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at CMU as a research scientist where I also received my PhD. Dr. Mohammadi is the recipient of CMU’s the Innovation Fellowship from Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship. His research interests include distributed decision making in networked Cyber-Physical systems including energy systems, retail operation, and electrified infrastructures. Dr. Mohammadi’s research on building energy management has received financial support from State of Pennsylvania and Target Corporation. His grid modernization efforts are supported by ARPA-E and Department of Energy. Thai Beverage Public Company and Carnegie Mellon Thailand have supported His research on retail analytics and intelligence.


Javad Mohammadi

Lead Investigator

Osman Yagan

Associate Research Professor