De Montfort University (DMU) is a publicly funded UK University that provides education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and conducts world-leading research. De Montfort University works with industry and public organizations to advance education and deliver high impact research outcomes.
The School of Engineering and Sustainable Development hosts the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD) where the staff involved in the proposed project would be based. The Institute has participated in a number of EU research projects that have had energy and smart cities themes. The University currently participates in 7 EU funded projects and was awarded €1.65m in new EU grants in the 2013/14 academic year.