Research and Innovation Centre Pro-Akademia – Poland – RIC is the first professional non-governmental public benefit research organization in Poland, established in Lodz in 1996. In its scientific and research activities, the organization focuses on interdisciplinary, multi-sectoral and international cooperation. RIC conducts interdisciplinary applied research in the field of circular economy and sustainable energy. In the last 25 years, RIC successfully implemented over 200 projects, closely collaborating with SMEs, large enterprises, public authorities and academia.
RIC coordinates NewTrends WP4 on policy analysis for improved energy-demand modelling. RIC also contributes to WP5 on exploiting smart meter data for more accurate and holistic mapping of the demand side and to WP6 on collecting data on decarbonisation of industry and tertiary sectors.