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At Elia Group, we are exploring innovations to tackle the challenges of our fast-changing energy landscape — today and in the future.

The evolution towards a consumer-centric energy system means we need to combine technologies used in intelligent appliances (such as IoT, AI and cloud computing) with powerful changes in renewable energy.

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Pioneering an energy future for everyone

At Elia Group, our responsibility as a leading energy provider is to provide an energy future for everyone; we use the very latest developments like AI, drones, and blockchain to prepare for the energy transition.
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Read the research area DigitalTwin



Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a facility. A BIM is a shared knowledge resource for information [...]
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Read the research area Connectivity



The inter-networking of physical “things”: devices, vehicles, buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which [...]
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Read the research area Manufacturing



3D printing, or Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM), is a manufacturing process to generate pieces from a digital model creating less waste than [...]
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Read the research area Computing



From the capture and analysis of large amounts of data over time comes the capacity to identify patterns. Machine vision is the ability of a software to [...]
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Read the research area Storage



Many different storage technologies exist today with different purposes by technology, one of them are batteries.Lithium-ion batteries are not only available for [...]
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Read the research area Robotics and Automation


Robotics and Automation

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is a flying vessel without a human pilot onboard. A UAV can be totally independent for take off, flight and landing with real-time [...]
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Read the research area Distributed Ledger


Distributed Ledger

A Blockchain is a distributed and replicated database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, gathered in blocks. Each block contains a timestamp [...]
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Read the research area Immersive Experience


Immersive Experience

A VR system generates realistic images, sounds and other sensations simulating a user's physical presence in a virtual environment. A person using VR equipment can "look around" [...]
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We work with our partners across the energy sector and beyond to drive the energy transition forward, seeking innovative solutions everywhere.
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In the coming months, we’ll be attending a variety of events across Europe and we’d be delighted to meet you in person – come and talk to us about Elia Group’s challenges and solutions.