Date: Friday, June 22, 2018

On the 19th of June 2018, BENEFFICE co-organized the Building Energy Efficiency Workshop which was held at the National Documentation Center in Athens, Greece. During the first session, BENEFFICE presented its objectives, its new innovative ecosystem and the need to create novel collaborative Business Models to representatives of other co-organising Energy Efficiency research & innovation EU funded projects namely CHARGED, ECO-BOT, ENCOMPASS, ENTROPY, GAIA and UTILITEE. Furthermore, BENEFFICE initiated the discussion and ideas exchange on the new Business models for Energy Efficient long term user engagement session by analysing the Problem Statement: the Free riding and the Rebound effect. The workshop that was deemed successful with more than 35 participants, concluded with a roundtable discussion on future challenges and opportunities on upcoming EU research and innovation calls related to Energy.



09:00 - 09:15 Registration
09:15 - 09:30

Welcome & Introduction


09:30 - 11:00

Presentation of EE for Behaviour Change Projects, PLEGMA LABS


ChArGED by Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)


enCOMPASS by National Documentation Centre (EKT)




11:10 - 11:45 Open Q & A on presentations/ Closing Summary
11:45 -12:15 Coffee Break
12:15 - 14:00

Business models – for EE long term user engagement, EUROPEAN DYNAMICS

Energy Efficiency EU policy perspective. EC

The Problem Statement: Free riding and Rebound effect. EUROPEAN DYNAMICS

The digital currency as way for engagement. A virtual currency idea for Energy Efficiency. CCO2

Enabling public engagement in the energy transition through a Virtual Energy Currency. National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Perspectives for Business modeling for Energy Efficiency. Wattics

Summary of Business models session

14:00 - 15:00 Networking Lunch
15:00 - 16:45

Session C: Future Challenges & Opportunities: Upcoming EU Research & Innovation calls

Roundtable 1 : Energy Efficiency calls

Roundtable 2 : Other Energy related calls

National Documentation Centre (EKT)

16:45-17:00 Summary of workshop and general Q&A by PLEGMA LABS & EKT
17:00 End of Workshop



BENEFFICE Building Energy efficiency workshop