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ICSTM

Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Science and Technology from Valahia University of Targoviste, with acronym ICSTM-UVT, was founded by Senate Decision on September 25, 2003.

ICSTM-UVT is an independent professional organization, apolitical and non-governmental, with UVT juridical dependence, that aims to bring together the university personnel and experts from different fields for accomplishment and implementaion of national and international research and development projects and partnerships with different possible beneficiaries.
ICSTM is hosted in a new facility built especialy for its use and purpose. The building is a result of a project founded by European Structural Founds won in competition. (More details on the projects site: http://916.icstm.ro)
Governing Board of ICSTM-UVT is subordonated to Valahia University Senate

Equipment and research services / Brosura echipamente si servicii

What if your house could be more than just a space to live in?

With 23 partners from 8 countries, the @HorizonEU-funded project #RENplusHOMES_eu will reshape our perception of homes by developing #positiveenergy homes and districts.



1st general assembly of our new HEU project: Ren+Homes


On 7 and 8 November 2023, REN+HOMES’ partners met for their first general assembly at the Centre for Research and Technology, Hellas (CERTH) in Thessaloniki, Greece.

REN+HOMES aims to contribute to a sustainable transition by not only reducing carbon emissions but also addressing resource scarcity and energy poverty. In this respect, stakeholders are involved through education and participation programmes. Our goal is to establish a universal approach for developing positive energy homes and residential districts. This facilitates the transition to climate-neutral and energy-positive residential buildings.

More information on: https://renplushomes.eu

WORKSHOP: Multi-Energy Systems - Perspectives & learnings from ICSTM-UVT (University Campus)


Date
:  October 11th, 2022
Participants: E-LAND partners, invited parties including local, regional and national stakeholders
Venue: Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Science and Technology from Valahia University of Targoviste (ICSTM-UVT)
Address: 13 Sinaia Alley, Targoviste, Dambovita County, Romania
 
What to expect:
ICSTM-UVT has participated in the Horizon 2020 project E-LAND as a pilot site since 2019. Now, that the four-year project is nearing its end, the E-LAND project and Valahia University of Targoviste are hosting a workshop dedicated to interested stakeholders. The event will include results and experiences from implementing the E-LAND toolbox’s:
  •           Co-creation activities with local stakeholders to enforce the role of communities as active players in implementing new technologies.
  •           Development of technology tools around the dynamics of existing communities from our Campus site.
  •           Integration of the system architecture along with legacy existing assets (installations and devices).
  •           Development of software solutions for device integration and energy management with the purpose of: shifting building loads using demand side management; optimal scheduling of thermal and electrical storage; storing excess generation in thermal network.
  •           Showcasing software toolboxes for Energy Planning Application and Multi Vector Simulation. 
REGISTER today

By participating in this workshop, you will get a thorough understanding of what the E-LAND toolbox has to offer, and how it may impact your energy community or business. Or maybe you will be inspired by the experience of ICSTM-UVT to find the solution that makes sense to you. Either way, this is an opportunity to learn from our efforts, in becoming more energy efficient by managing energy consumption and production. Capacity is limited to 135 seats for physical participation. Secure your participation by filling out the form above before October 7th.

JOIN the event Online and then fill out our SURVEY

WORKSHOP: University campus, an energy island for a healthy study environment

As part of the European H2020 E-Land Project taking place at the ICSTM Research Institute from the Valahia University of Targoviste, a Workshop will take place on Monday, May 16th 2022. The hybrid event (with participants from Smart Innovation Norway and University of St.Gallen Switzerland) will host a delegation of 30 students from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, who together with UVT students will discuss issues of:
- understanding the CO2 footprint that each energy user generates on the environment;
- decrease of primary energy consumption at the level of student dormitories;
- notions of efficient use of household appliances (session sponsored by Arctic SA);
- smart appliances operated in order to increase energy efficiency (Arctic SA presentation);
- the impact that secondary energy sources (photovoltaic and solar thermal) can have on university campus buildings;
- the impact of automation in buildings on the multiple sources of energy and storage used locally;

The co-creation activities will generate functional / measurable models and actions that will be exploited by researchers within the E-Land Project to adapt technological concepts to the local context in order to achieve a carbon-free University Campus status.

E-LAND Workshop Agenda

Connect: MS Teams / Youtube / Survey

keywords: kow-how exchange, multi-energy buildings, multi vector with storage, energy islands, student co-creation and stakeholder
engagement.

Sister organisations:
MaCS - Uni. St. Gallen - SW
ENTREC - Tech Uni. Cluj - RO

Featured Events:
ENTREC ENERGY DAYS 25-27MAY 2022

For other resources:

CNSNRE 2021

CNSNRE 2021
 
The Conference Programme is structured in a session of oral presentations and 2 workshops into the topics of scientific and educational areas. These cover the range of energy research, information technology and applications with a special emphasis on the educational process and market-related trends. 
 
ONLINE
16 December 2021

S3UNICA know-how exchange interview

 After the 4th regional workshop conducted in the framework of S3UNICA Interreg Europe project, during the October know-how exchange event, Dorin Let presented the ICSTM Living Laboratory from Valahia University of Targoviste.



University as an Energy Island: Achieving carbon-neutrality with the ELAND Toolbox

Joint article published along with our colleagues from Reiner Lemoine Institute in the framework of H2020 E-Land project. Full paper
3rd E-Land newsletter release HERE

CO2 reduction at the Valahia University of Targoviste

Our colleague Dorin Let attended the: Business model innovation in energy – the confluence of locality, digitization and sector coupling webinar with the following presentation: