Research Projects

The Institute is in a strong position to develop international research collaborations from the senior members of the KES International association.


The current research work of the Institute centres around the project
"Cybercities: cyberphysical systems for smart cities, buildings and enterprise".

Project Themes

There are three project themes under investigation

  • CyberEnterprise: The development of a web-based platform that will provide smart tools and techniques for the use of SMEs to enhance their level of innovation.

  • CyberEnergy: This project aims at providing smart technological solutions to minimize the energy impacts on cities and territories by the design and operation of smart energy grids.

  • Smart Heritage: Smart technological solutions to access and preservation problems in the heritage and cultural sector, notably historic film archives.


The Cybercities themes are supported by a consortium of universities based in the UK, France and Sweden.

Funding is being sought from National and EU sources.

For more information about the Institute's project work contact Prof Robert Howlett at