2014 Patrons and Demos

Enel is Italy’s largest power company and Europe’s second listed utility by installed capacity. It is a leading integrated player in the power and gas markets of Europe and Latin America, operating in 32 countries across 4 continents overseeing power generation from over 95 GW of net installed capacity and distributing electricity and gas through a network spanning around 1.9 million km to serve approximately 61 million customers.
Enel Group subsidiary Enel Distribuzione SpA is the second largest distribution system operator (DSO) in Europe, with over 32 million customers and more than 1.1 million km lines. With 32 million smart meters installed at its customer premises, all remotely operated, Enel Distribuzione is at the forefront in the development and roll-out of smart grid technologies
SIMEST’s mission is the promotion of the internationalization of Italian businesses through: Equity participations up to 49% of the equity capital of foreign firms, both directly and through a Venture Capital Fund (Governmental Fund managed by SIMEST) to support foreign investment in countries outside the European Union. Since 2011 SIMEST can acquire stakes of up to 49% in Italian companies and/or their EU subsidiaries that develop investments in production and in innovation and research at market terms without support; Assistance and advisory services on investment projects for the optimization of their economic, financial (funding activities) and legal aspects; Partners and investment opportunities search activities for the research of both investment opportunities and new industrial and commercial partners; Management of governmental facilities for internationalization.  
The Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padova (DEI) was established in 1985, following the tradition of Electrical Engineering dating back to 1903. With about 100 faculty,  40 staff, and 130+ PhDs and post-docs,  DEI represents one of the largest National research centers in Bioengineering, Control, Computer Science, Electronics, Laser and Quantum Physics, and Telecommunications.  
  METERS AND MORE is an International non-profit association that operates and promotes the new generation communication protocol METERS AND MORE. Over 40 companies have already joined the Association. The METERS AND MORE initiative is a concrete step to provide standard pan-European Smart Metering solutions.  
  PRIME (PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution) defines an open, royalty free and non-proprietary standard for the only commercially available, mass-deployed OFDM PLC technology that ensures true interoperability among equipment and systems enabling the building of the electricity networks of the future, or smart grids. 
The PRIME Alliance today boast a worldwide membership of 65+ cross sector companies including utilities, research institutes, chipset and software companies, smart meter and data concentrator vendors, integrators and consultants.
  Selta is a medium-size Italian company leader in Automation, Telecommunications, Information & Communication Technology and Security sectors. Founded in 1972, today it operates with 330 employees. The headquarters are in Cadeo (Piacenza) along with the Business Unit related to Energy Automation & Transport. Other main offices are in Tortoreto (Teramo), for Enterprise Communication & Network market, and in Rome for Defence & CyberSec. Selta has also branches in Madrid and in Moscow.The 2013 turnover was around 58 million of Euro, 13% of which re-invested in R&D activities.  
  IEEE Xplore® Digital Library is your gateway to trusted research— journals, conferences, standards, ebooks, and educational courses—with more than 3 million articles to help you fuel imagination, build from previous research, and inspire new ideas. For more information on how to gain access for your organization, please visit www.ieee.org/innovate or email ieeexplore@ieee.org.   
  OPAL-RT is a leader in the development of PC/FPGA Based Real-Time Digital Simulator, Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) testing equipment and Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) systems to design, test and optimize control and protection systems used in power grids, power electronics, electrical drives in various industries, as well as R&D centers and universities.www.opal-rt.com  
SMART GRIDS ITALIA:  the  Italian Industrial System for Smart Grids.
Italian Excellences Networked -  Smartgridsitalia fosters Italian Smart Grids industrial operators by directing them to consider offering integrated standardized and interoperable products and  solutions, capable to fit to modular applications in Italy and abroad.
  Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions to improve outcomes in research, education and professional practice with online tools, journals, books, databases, reference works and laboratory protocols. With strengths in every major academic, scientific and professional field, Wiley proudly partners with over 800 prestigious societies representing two million members.