Short Term Scientific Missions

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) aim at strengthening existing COST Actions by allowing visits between institutions to foster collaboration, to learn new techniques or to take measurements using instruments and/or methods not available in their own institution/laboratory. They are particularly intended for Early Stage Researchers.

The Smart Energy Regions COST Action is able to fund visits by members between partner institutions. Information on how to apply can be found in COST Vademecum (Part B) - Grant System at

Twenty Short Term Scientific Missions have taken place during the Action. Please see the end of the page to download the Reports from the concluded STSM.


Dr Sara Verones

Property rights for energy efficiency

1st October 2012 - 21st December 2012

From the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of  Trento, Italy TO Land Economy Department, University of Cambridge, UK.


Dr Gerald Leindecker

Smart Regions Assessment

29th October 2012 - 5th November 2012

From Institut fur Analytishe Strukturentwicklungsplanung, Wels, Austria TO University Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain.


Dr Antons Patlins

Smart Technologies in Transport Systems

29th April 2013 - 28th May 2013

From Riga Techncal University, Latvia, to Kaunas University od Technology, Lithuania


Mr Tim Forman

Thermal insulation retrofitting: theory and practice

26th May 2013 - 7th June 2013

From Cardiff University, UK, to University of Liege, Belgium


Dr Adam Rybka

The role of the building physics in modern architecture

16th February 2014 - 23td February 2014

From Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland, to ETS de Arquitectura de Barcelona, Spain


Ms Angeliki Kylili

Definition of stakeholders allocated KPIs for large-scale renovation projects

1st April 2014 - 15th April 2014

From Frederick University, Cyprus, to Polytechnic University of Valencia


Mr Fabrizio Varriale

Resource efficiency in construction materials – Research and practice in the Styrian region

9th March 2014 - 23rd March 2014

From Cardiff University, UK, to Joannem Research, Austria


Mr Jovan Todorovic

Energy Management of Properties-knowledge, skills and training opportunities

30th March 2014 - 11th April 2014

From Elektroprenos BiH, Bosnia and Herzegovina to INTERFAM d.o.o, Serbia


Mr Alejandro Ruiz Ortega

Integration of renewable energy in the renovation of buildings envelopes

10th April 2014 - 31st May 2014

From University of Navarra,Lardero, Spain, to Cardiff University, UK


Mr Aleksandrs Andreiciks

Alternative renewable energy source application for specific region

12th May 2014 - 30th May 2014

From Riga Technical University, Latvia, to Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain


Dr Corinne Moser

Knowledge Exchange on Smart Cities and Regions

17th May 2014 - 23rd May 2014

From ZHAW Institute of Sustainable Development, Switzerland to Austrian Insitute of Technology, Austria


Dr Nadezda Kunicina

Drafting scientific publication on the WG 2 topic specific skills that are needed for the appropriate design and installation of low-carbon technologies in defined regions

1st August 2014 - 30th August 2014

From Riga Technical University, Latvia, to University of Applied Sciences, Germany


Ms Tina Schmieder

Investigation of the economic mechanisms for funding regional scale domestic retrofits in Maribor

17th August 2014 to 29th August 2014

From Cardiff University, UK, to ENERGAP, Slovenia


Mr Ruben Paul Borg

Life Cycle Assessment and Supply Chains for Construction Materials

3rd October 2014 - 13th October 2014

From University of Malta, Malta, to Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania


Dr Paris Fokaides

3D indoor temperature measurement technique using IR Thermography for low carbon buildings

23rd August 2015 - 29 August 2015

From Frederick Univeristy, Cyprus, to Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania


Dr Andrius Jurelionis

Smart Energy Regions

4th October 2015 - 11th October 2015

From Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, to National Technical University of Athens, Greece


Ms Ingrid Kaltenegger

From smart cities to smart regions

22nd August 2015 - 4th September 2015

From Joanneum Research, Austria, to Aalborg University, Denmark


Mr Stephane Monfils

Human factor in EPB certification

31st August 2015 - 11th September 2015

From Univerisity of Liege, Belgium, to Cardiff University, UK


Mr Giuseppe La Ferla

Understanding energy efficiency of radiant glass in commercial buildings

11th January 2016 - 10th February 2016

From Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain, to University of Trento, Italy