Energy efficient ICT systems

The IT2Green technology programme was launched to provide funding for innovative pilot projects which aim to develop comprehensive solutions that make the use of ICT in data processing centres, telecommunications networks, and office and home appliances more energy-efficient. IT2Green is made up of three clusters in three regions, each focusing on a different area of research: telecommunications networks, data processing centres and cloud computing, and monitoring and management.

The telecommunications networks cluster seeks to improve the way activities and loads are managed in wireless networks and landlines in order to achieve the best-possible standards of energy-efficiency. The work that is being conducted
in the area of data processing centres and cloud computing focuses on data management and a smart distribution of information load – again to achieve better energy-efficiency. The solutions are to be partly based on cloud-computing technologies.The monitoring and management cluster focuses on developing and testing new measurement and control procedures that will help to make information and communications technologies more energy-efficient.

The IT2Green programme

Number of projects:10
Number of project partners:49
Period of duration:2008-2013
Total funding:€60m

Results of the IT2Green Projects

For three years (2011 until 2014), 24 companies and 24 public institutions worked on research for more energy efficiency in information and communication technologies. The results are remarkable: it is possible to save up to 40 percent energy in mobile communication networks and up to 50 percent in data centres. Read the results in detail.

Please find below the IT2Green projects' results in their presentations.

Cluster Telecommunication Networks

Cluster Data Centres and Clouds

Monitoring and Management