We engage, organise, contribute and initiate activities and thought leadership contributions related to the on-going Energy Transition goals and initiatives in the EU in support of Green Deal and Repower Europe. Through broad representation of working group members we strive to make an impact and shape future developments.



Contribute to policy debate on energy, climate and the related priorities within the EU. Contribute to Innovation topics debates, projects and the related thought leadership.


Focus Group:


Buildings and Communities:


Buildings: covering all types of buildings, residential and non-residential, existing buildings and newly constructed buildings, both with a specific building focus and a wider built environment focus. The purpose is to work on the application of IoT and Edge Computing solutions and understand how they can benefit the various stakeholders, occupants and society being top priority.


Communities: the main objectives are to implement a human-centric approach in which societal challenges are the drivers pushing forward smart solutions, an approach different from the conversant technical-centric vision and to increase the drivers of success, gain more solid footing, overcome big blockades and do the right thing for our ecosystem of people, society, ecology and economy, doing so by linking to related digital areas like public services, sustainability, crisis preparedness, digital privacy, cybersecurity and healthy living focusing on becoming greener, more digital and more resilient.



Stakeholders related activities and policy contributions

  • Aiming to Support DGENER and DGCONNECT, DGCLIMA in activities linked to digitalisation in Energy Sector.
  • Energy communities, sector integration grid flexibility and resilience are topics are main focus topics. In addition P2P energy and role of blockchain and smart contracts, sustainable communities, flexible demand response and distributed energy models are transversal topics the WG is actively engages in.
  • Contribute to the AIOTI overall Strategy mission and vision, events and beyond.
  • Interface with stakeholder organisations within the sector ETIP-SNET, ENTSOe, EIT Innoenergy, EIT Digital , BVDA, EDSO, SMARTEN and others
  • Interface Horizon Partnerships related to the goals of WG (example Hydrogen, Batteries)
  • Provide Member states input related to the topics above



  • Facilitate contributions to the AIOTI position papers
  • Coordinate paper on topics identified in strategy meetings and organise the TFs to fulfil the objectives.
  • Contribute to the Green Deal Goals in collaboration with WG3 to the SNS Partnership, support IoT unit in Green Deal focused activities
  • Joint papers on transversal topics related to WG and AIOTI priorities


Scael Up’s

  • Facilitate scaling up efforts of the solutions in Horison Europe
  • Create a living document of projects related to energy in which the members participate (Research and innovation), test beds, facilitate dissemination of the results through Project pitches.
  • Design and develop a systematic approach towards use cases development, addressing decarbonisation goals within the Green Deal and RePower Europe


Research and Innovation

  • Horizon Europe and other programs consortia and projects building
  • Facilitate ongoing projects dissemination and solutions introductions within WG aimed at scaling ups within EU
  • Contribute to the evolving reference architectures for smart grids TSO-DSO-Aggregator-consumers
  • Contribute towards EU smart sector integration strategy solutions, including reference architectures
  • Interface newly formed EU partnerships related to the goals of WG (example Hydrogen),
  • Set common activities with ongoing partnerships in Horizon Europe



  • Understanding the value IoT could bring to the built environment including its connection to its environment in the context of smart cities. WG will study the impact on buildings with a focus on interoperability with other ecosystems. This will be done in collaboration with other vertical WGs of AIOTI.
  • How can IoT value be understood, adopted and integrated in the Building & Construction as well as the building Installation & Maintenance ecosystem for real deployment?
  • IoT value and acceptance by buildings’ occupants is also fundamental. A pure “technology push” approach could lead in the worst case to the rejection of IoT in buildings.
  • Policy environment can be a lever to adopt IoT solutions. WG will study how IoT enables the Buildings to be compliant with up-to-date regulations and prepared for the future.
  • Data ownership, data privacy, cyber resilience are very important conditions for trust and acceptance of highly digitized life. What do new developments like blockchain bring? How can we cope with the perceived risks? This is not specific to smart buildings and will be done in collaboration with WG Standardisation and WG Policy and Strategies.



  • Portfolio of Solutions: AIOTI built a Portfolio of Solutions based on its members’ contributions to tackle different challenges within Urban Society, namely the improvement of Health & Social Resilience by addressing the Clean, Smart and Fair Urban Mobility and Reskill and Upskill, Jobs and Growth, and the Twin Transition. This Portfolio has been created as an open-source project available on GitHub, which allows for broader dissemination of AIOTI members’ contributions dynamically.
  • IoT and Crisis Preparedness: The main objective is to identify the steps to be followed to develop societal resilience towards short-term and long-term risks. The aim is to showcase the best practices and insights needed to sense, respond, defend and recover within the IoT domain by involving all key stakeholders. The paper will address four different fields of threats: 1. Pandemics and other Health-related threats, 2. Natural Disasters, 3. Cyber-Attacks and 4. Attacks on Public Spaces.
  • Contribution to AIOTI and other events
Natalie Samovich, Enercoutim