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  • Funding Organization : European Commission
  • Funding Programme : H2020-LC-SC3-SCC-01-2020
  • Funding Instrument : Innovation Action
  • Duration : 60 months
  • Total Budget : € 23.558.437
  • ITI Budget : € 535.438
  • Scientific Responsible : Dr. Dimitrios Tzovaras


RESPONSE supports the Lighthouse cities of Dijon (FR) and Turku (FI) and their Fellow cities Brussels (BE), Zaragoza (ES), Botosani (RO), Ptolemaida (GR), Gabrovo (BU) and Severodonetsk (UA) to facilitate them deliver positive energy blocks and districts. Through RESPONSE ,the two LHs will achieve a local RES penetration of 11.2 GWh/y, energy savings of 3,090 MWh/y and an emission reduction of 9, 799 tons CO2eq/y within their districts. To achieve this goal, RESPONSE demonstrates 10 Integrated Solutions (ISs), comprising of 86 innovative elements (technologies, tools, methods), that are being monitored with specific impact metrics (KPIs). It attracts the interest of various stakeholders by generating innovative business models enabling the upscale and replication of the solutions forming a validated roadmap for sustainable cities across Europe and beyond.

RESPONSE adopts an energy transition strategy, which includes 5 Transformation Axes (TAs), encompassing the 10 ISs.

TA#1 focuses on transforming existing and new building stock into Energy Positive and Smartready.
TA#2 focuses on the decarbonization of the electricity grid and the district heating/cooling systems, supporting fossilbased regions in transition and the development of energy communities.
TA#3 proposes grid flexibility strategies and novel storage systems for optimizing energy flows, maximize self-consumption and reduce grid stress.
TA#4 links existing CIPs with apps and other digital infrastructure to enable digitalisation of services and connected city ecosystems, integrating also smart e-Mobility to promote the decarbonisation of the mobility sector.
TA#5 offers interdisciplinary citizen engagement and co-creation practices putting citizen at the forefront of shaping the cities they live in and towards the development of each city’s 2050 own bold city-vision.

Special focus is given to creating resilient and safe cities increasing quality of life and lowering the impacts of climate change.


  • EIFER Europaisches Institut fur Energieforschung EDF Kit Ewiv [EIFER], Germany
  • Dijon Metropole [DM], France
  • Commune de Dijon [CDD], France
  • Electricité de France [EDF], France
  • Communauté d’Universités et Etablissements Université Bourgogne, Franche Comté [UBFC], France
  • Enedis [ENEDIS], France
  • Grand Dijon Habitat [GDH], France
  • Office Public de l’Habitat de la Côte d’Or [ORVITIS], France
  • Bouygues Construction [BOUYGUES], France
  • FAFCO [FAFCO], France
  • Atmo Bourgogne-Franche-Comté [ATMO], France
  • Onyx Solar Energy SL [ONYX], Spain
  • Groupe Coriance [CORIANCE], France
  • OGGA SAS [OGGA], France
  • CNet Svenska AB [CNET], Sweden
  • Civocracy B.V. [CIVOCR], Germany
  • SARL NanoSense [NS], France
  • K.I.D.S A.I’S [WITTYM], France
  • PANGA [PANGA], France
  • City of Turku [Turku], Finland
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd [VTT], Finland
  • Turku University of Applied Sciences [TUAS], Finland
  • Turun Ylioppilaskyläsäätiö [TYS], Finland
  • Turku Energia Oy [ TUR-ENRG ], Finland
  • Finnish Meteorological Institute [FMI], Finland
  • HögforsGST Oy [HOGFORS], Finland
  • Elisa Oyj [ELISA], Finland
  • ELCON Solutions Oy [ELCON], Finland
  • Solar Finland Ltd [SF], Finland
  • Sunamp Ltd [SUN], UK
  • eGain International AB [eGAIN], Sweden
  • University of Turku [UTU], Finland
  • Oilon Technology Oy [OILON], Finland
  • Turku City Data Ltd [TCD], Finland
  • Sähko-Jokinen Oy [SAH-JOK], Finland
  • HR-Ikkunat Ruhkala Oy [HR-IK], Finland
  • Ferroamp Elektronik AB [FERROAMP], Sweden
  • City of Brussels [BRU], Belgium
  • Up4North [UP4N], Belgium
  • Ayuntamiento De Zaragosa [ZGZ], Spain
  • Botosani Municipality [PMB], Romania
  • National Institute for Research and Development in Electrical Engineering [ICPE-CA], Romania
  • Eordaia Municipality [EORDAIA], Greece
  • Municipality of Gabrovo [MoG], Bulgaria
  • Innovative Energy and Information Technologies LTD [IEIT], Bulgaria
  • Department of International Technical Assistance, Innovation Development & Foreign Affairs Luhansk Regional State Administration [DITA], Ukraine
  • Centre for Research and Technology Hellas [CERTH], Greece
  • Fundación CIRCE – Centro de Investigación de Recursos y Consumos Energéticos [CIRCE], Spain
  • Rina Consulting SpA [RINA-C], Italy
  • Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação, Consultadoria Empresarial e Fomento da Inovação, S.A. [SPI], Portugal
  • iSolutions LLC [ISOLUT], Ukraine
  • National Technical University of Athens [NTUA], Greece