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EnergyLab Foundation (www.energyfoundation.org) was founded in Milan in September 2007 with the goal of creating a network between universities, the business world and regional and local government. The foundation aims to support research, development and innovation and to promote awareness of energy-related matters among the public, government institutions, private bodies and the media. The founding members are the Lombardy Regional Government, the Milan City Council, the Università Commerciale L. Bocconi, the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, the Politecnico di Milano, the Università degli Studi di Milano, the AEM Foundation and the Edison Foundation. RSE – Ricerca sul Sistema energetico S.p.A. is a participant institution in the foundation.

IEFE Director Michele Polo is a member of the Executive Committee of the EnergyLab Foundation, while IEFE Research Fellow Marzio Galeotti is a member of EnergyLab Scientific Committee.
Among other activities EnergyLab’s research is organized around laboratories aimed to facilitate and promote interaction between experts in universities, industry and government with respect to energy-related issues that are held to be of significant current interest and/or to involve a high degree of innovation. The Research Laboratories currently active are on:

  1. Energy Efficiency;
  2. Energy Upgrading of Buildings;
  3. Smart City.

IEFE researches played an active role in these labs, either as members of each lab’s scientific committee or by directly carrying parts of the lab research project (for more information see, in Italian (for more information see, in Italian: http://www.energylabfoundation.org/attivita/i-laboratori/).



Providing top quality studies, training and dissemination activities, the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) (www.cerre.eu) was setup in 2010 to promote robust and consistent regulation in Europe’s network industries. CERRE’s members are regulatory authorities and operators in those industries as well as universities. The possibility for all consumers and users to have access to quality services at reasonable prices is not yet today the general rule for Europe’s network industries. Good regulation is thus necessary to improve both the EU process of liberalization of those industries and, more widely, public governance.
CERRE’s threefold objective is:

  1. promoting robustness and consistency in regulation processes and systems in Europe;
  2. clarifying the respective roles of market operators, governments and regulatory authorities
  3. recommending and disseminate top quality regulation practices. CERRE studies are geared towards the concrete strategic and operational needs of its members.

CERRE’s Director General is Bruno Liebhaberg, Professor at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles. Joint Academic Directors are Martin Cave, Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science; Jean-Claude Maun, Professor and Dean of the Engineering School (Ecole Polytechnique), Université Libre de Bruxelles; Pierre Larouche, Professor and Co-Director of the Tilburg Law and Economics Centre (TILEC), Tilburg University; Guido Cervigni, IEFE, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi.


Last updated 27 March 2018 - 11:00:00