September 20, 2021 / Category: Events

STEER IT UP! Join our event in Brussels

by Rebecca Hueting, dissemination team @ Deep Blue Italy

Exactly a month from now, on the 21st of October 2021 the STEER-IT-UP event will take place in Brussels. Two European H2020 projects, Renaissance and Compile projects, will reveal how participatory approaches and user-centred tools can support new energy communities.

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STEER IT UP – Hands on event

How tools and key results from the European projects Renaissance and Compile can help communities drive the energy transition

The Renaissance project will present its community-driven replicable approach, and offer participants the possibility to explore the potential of the MAMCA methodology, the web-based RENERGISE optimisation tool and see how the innovative RENAISSANCE platform provides real-time management of energy assets, network and storage. The Compile project will showcase the innovative aspects of five pilot sites that have positively affected the local economies, stimulated actors in the value chain to cooperate in order to maximize the societal benefit and foster the adoption of the technological solutions and tools provided.

The morning sessions will be dedicated to opening remarks and project introductions, followed by expert keynotes. Afterwards  reports from pilot sites experiences will be presented and before lunch a panel session moderated by Stanislas D’Herbemont from will involve keynotes, project members and representatives from other research projects exploring future solutions for energy communities.

The afternoon will be fully dedicated to parallel hands-on sessions, where all participants will have the chance to see and test how the innovative tools developed by both projects can support the broad deployment of local energy communities, from the early phases of preliminary design to multi-vector energy management and safe peer-to-peer transactions.

The objective of Steer it up! – Hands on event is that of giving participants the opportunity to test the tools developed by both projects. We’re aiming at a most informal event, where panel discussions will be feeded by open “Question & Answer” boards and members from both Consortia will exchange experiences and ideas to help overcome barriers met during pilot sites implementation.

Online access links:
  • Microsoft teams links
Morning sessions from 09:00 to 11:30
Wrap-up from 13:00 to 13:45


  • Q&A board

Go to website and type #Renaissance-Compile_STEER_IT_UP

  • YouTube link

Tools presented:



U-Residence VUB Brussel
Bld Géneral Jacques 271, Ixelles


09:00 | Welcome anf project introductions from Prof. Thierry Coosemans, RENAISSANCE Coordinator and Tomi Medved, Compile Deputy Project Coordinator

09:10 | Keynote from Frederick Loeckx | Flux50 Flanders Innovation Network

09:20 | Keynote from Christine Lens | GWNET Global Women’s Network

09:30 | Keynote from Achille Hannoset | DG Energy

09:40 | Crossed introduction of pilot sites

10:40 | Coffee break

11:00 | Panel discussion moderated by Stanislas D’Herbemont |

11:30 | Free roaming session and lunch break

12:30 | Interactive parallel sessions | tools showcase and roundtables

13:00 | Wrap-up plenary with Q&A

13:45 | Creative photo shooting as a goodbye


COVID-19 provisions

During the event we will comply with current regulations to avoid the spread of Coronavirus and depending on the number of participants we may request to visualise vaccination certificate / Green Pass to those joining in person. Hand sanitizers will be provided on site. Further updates will be provided after October 15th.


Don’t miss your seat, we have a limited capacity. First come first served!

Registration link


Download detailed agenda including logistic information (latest update on 05/10/2021):

Agenda in PDF


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