The REVLAB project between the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences and the University of Szeged, Department of Technical Informatics will start a cross-border research cooperation in the field of renewable energy technology which will result in the first-of-a-kind high-power renewable energy laboratory that is completely safe, scalable and accessible anytime from anywhere in the world.
The projects positive influence on local scientific community is twofold: first, the development of the laboratory is a significant technical undertaking which will strengthen the participating institutions engineering and innovation capacity, and second, once completed the laboratory will increase their capacity for research and knowledge transfer.
REVLAB project will create a vibrant community that will use the project infrastructure to share the knowledge and experience, solve hard technical problems and raise the awareness about the sustainability and green-energy issues.
By increasing cross-border dialogue between scientific institutions, authorities and decision makers, the REVLAB project will have a lasting impact on regional renewable energy policy, as well as innovation capacity of the regional universities, industry and SMEs.
The key objective of the REVLAB project is the development of infrastructural and equipment capacities for research and knowledge transfer in the field of renewable energy. REVLAB is a unique virtual laboratory based on the stateof the art real-time hardware and software, that will enable, for the first time, the researchers and engineers of two institutions to access laboratory premises from a distance, to work together more closely and more effectively, to perform experiments safely and to develop solutions which are the most appropriate for the regions needs.
The specific objectives are:
- to jointly develop the virtual laboratory based on real time emulator hardware and software technology;
- to develop web portal and necessary communication and server infrastructure to enable constant and online access to the laboratory and distant experiments;
- to develop applications for energy efficiency improvement in the field of renewable energy sources, such as wind energy and photovoltaic;
- to make the latest achievements in the field of renewable energy technology available globally over the Internet by establishing virtual laboratory as a new method for knowledge transfer between scientific institutions and economy actors, thus directly enhancing the innovative capacity of the industry and SMEs in renewable energy sector.