31 March 2023

From 28 to 30 March 2023, ECHO Project took part at the European initiative BRIDGE celebrated its annual General Assembly gathering representatives from the Bridge community, which has 93 projects in total, with 53 running, and will soon reach 150 projects.

The Bridge community has agreed to contribute to the creation and development of a use-case repository, developing a dataspace connector for data exchange between local and federated spaces, identifying what data needs to be exchanged and why, and ensuring semantic interoperability between data models.


The energy landscape is changing rapidly, and the EU’s “Fit for 55” legislation package aims to address the challenges posed by climate change. The package includes updated energy directives and focuses on the role of renewables and buildings in achieving net-zero targets. In October 2022, an action plan on digitalizing the energy sector was released, with a focus on exchanging energy data, increasing investments, and greening ICT.  The aim is to reduce energy consumption and bills, prevent power shortages and blackouts, and foster the use of apps for energy tracking.

The EU BRIDGE initiative promotes research and innovation in energy, bringing together stakeholders to accelerate the development of new solutions. Its goal is to support the EU’s transition to a low-carbon economy, through activities such as R&D projects, pilot demos, and policy analysis. The program focuses on renewable energy, energy storage, smart grids, and energy efficiency, and aims to facilitate knowledge and technology transfer between regions and countries. By fostering collaboration, the program can accelerate the development and deployment of new energy solutions, supporting the EU’s goal of achieving a carbon-neutral economy by 2050.

Have a look at some pictures of the event below!