Task 4.1: To make sure that the terms are followed, to avoid disputes and to facilitate business planning, task 4.1 maintains an IP directory throughout the duration of the project.
This document lists all items of knowledge relating to the work of the project, both preexisting know-how and results developed in the project. To ensure protection of the IP the document is making explicit for each item the owners, the nature of the knowledge, its perceived potential for exploitation, the currently agreed status of the item concerning access rights, plans to use the knowledge in exploitation.
An initial version of an IP directory linked to a communication plan has been created during the first half year of the project. This directory and communication plan is updated regularly, distributed to all partners, and discussed at plenary meetings.
Task 4.2: ISC Konstanz has launched and maintains the project website presenting project objectives, results, status, consortium publications and useful links to the topics related to the project (www.callia.info). It is updated regularly with publications and descriptions of the latest developments. This happens in close collaboration with the regional Smart Grids Platform Baden Württemberg and the ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus Knowledge Community. Against initially discussed plans the website is only presented in English as it was felt that the additional value of creating individual language versions for all partner countries would be minor compared to the required efforts.
Public workshops (see WP4.3) organized by, which are currently planned, will enable communication with stakeholders and other interested parties. . The first workshop will either be as a side event to the IEEE conference in Dresden and/or as a joint event with GEODE in Brussels both scheduled for autumn 2017. The website facilitates the publication of results, visualization of press releases and announcement of events like the workshops.
Task 4.3: CALLIA goes beyond purely economic, ecologic and technological aspects, by actively engaging in stakeholder discussions, involving policy makers and networking organizations in workshops and with active contributions to the standardization bodies (VDE, OVE). The communication activities aim to discuss non-confidential results obtained within the project with stakeholders for this project, to benefit the whole community.
Major stakeholders for the CALLIA project are DSOs and TSOs outside the project that can benefit from the CALLIA results. Therefore, the CALLIA consortium is open for collaboration with these partners outside the consortium. Already, letters of intent have been collected from some major stakeholders for the project, such as Fronius (to provide equipment and feedback on the project) and UEDAS (to provide communication infrastructure installation, data and support on the pilot execution). For the regulatory framework, it will be imperative to receive feedback from stakeholders in the political and regulatory framework on all levels throughout Europe (from regional stakeholders like (larger) prosumers, regional, national and European legislators).