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Modular Big Data Applications for Holistic Energy Services in Buildings (MATRYCS)

Project duration

01.10.2020. – 30.09.2023. (36 months)


The decentralization of the energy system coupled with advancements on IoT, big data, AI and distributed computing are creating a new momentum for exploiting data-driven services to improve buildings energy efficiency. Despite a large number of buildings data hubs and vocabularies have become available, some barriers hamper the exploitation of that potential, such as the lack of interoperability among heterogeneous static (e.g.BIM), building automation and IoT dynamic data sources and ontologies, and the lack of interoperable big data architectures fully tailored to smart buildings.

Project objective

MATRYCS aims at addressing these emerging challenges in big data management for buildings with an open holistic solution aimed at creating a European approach to the Business-to-Business platforms, able to give a competitive solution to the European stakeholders operating in this sector and to open new market opportunities. The overall vision and main objective of MATRYCS is to define and deploy a Reference Architecture for Buildings Data exchange, management and real-time processing, and to translate this reference architecture into an Open, Cloud-based Data Analytics Toolbox (MATRYCS Modular Toolbox). It will enable AI-based cross sector analytics for smart energy-efficient buildings, based on seamless data-information-knowledge exchange under respective sovereignty and regulatory principles.

Main activities

  1. deliver an open Reference Architecture for Smart Energy Efficient Buildings, which aligns BDVA SRIA, FIWARE architecture, SAREF, HAYSTACK, and BRICK schema vocabularies (among the many others), and enable B2B sovereignty preserving multi-party data exchange, while providing full interoperability of big data enablers with smart buildings standards and addressing privacy and cyber-security constraints,
  2. upscale a number of TRL 5-6 technology enablers, such as sovereignty-preserving DLT/off-chain data governance, big data pipeline orchestration, IoT/edge AI-based federated learning and visual analytics and deploy them within the TRL 7-8 MATRYCS workbench,
  3. deliver a TRL8 open modular big data cloud analytic toolbox as front-end for one-stop-shop analytics services development,
  4. validate such framework through the deployment of analytics services focusing on digital building twins, improved buildings operation, building infrastructure design, EU/ national policy assessment for energy efficiency investments on 11 large scale pilots by different stakeholders (facility managers, ESCOs, financial institutions, construction companies, municipalities, electricity grid and DH operators, policy makers),
  5. setup the BDA Alliance as a vibrant data-driven ecosystem for attracting new data hubs and SME service providers, enabling thus EU-wise take-up and replication.

Project budget

Planned project budget 4 577 835.00 EUR. LEIF contributes to the Project as Project partner with amount 117 125.00 EUR.

Project lead partner:

  1. Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Spa (ENG) – Italy

Project partners:

  1. National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) – Greece
  2. Fundacion CERTIF (CARTIF) – Spain
  3. Rheinisch westfaelishe technische hochschule Aachen (RWTH)– Germany
  4. Accademia Europea Di Bolzano (EURAC) – Italy
  5. Holistic IKE (HOLISTIC) – Greece
  6. Comsensus, komunikacije in Senzorika, Doo (COMSENSUS) – Slovenia
  7. Blagovno Trgovinski center Do (BTC) – Slovenia
  8. Przedsiebiorstwo Robot elewacyjnychfasda Sp Zoo (FASADA) – Poland
  9. Miasto Gdynia (GDYNIA) – Poland
  10. Coopernico – Cooperativa de desenvolvimento sustentavel Crl (COOPERNICO) – Portugal
  11. Asm Terni Spa (ASM) – Italy
  12. Veolia Servicios Lecam Sociedad anonima unipersonal (VEOLIA) – Italy
  13. ICLEI Eurpean secretariat GMBH (ICLEI) – Germany
  14. Ente Publico regional de la energia de castilla Y Leon (EREN) – Spain
  15. Comite Europeen de coordination de L’habitat social aisbl (HOUSING EUROPE) – Belgium
  16. Seven, the energy efficiency center Z.U.( SEVEn) – Czech Republic

Project partner from Latvia

  1. Latvian Environmental Investment fund (LEIF)

Additional information: Aija Zučika, project manager, phone.+371 67845111

Project is financed by:

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101000158

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