Bergischer Abfallwirtschaftsverband, the Bergische Waste Management Association with headquarters in Engelskirchen, is a public corporation within the North Rhine-Westphalia of Germany and operator of the landfill Leppe. In the framework of the Metabolon project BAV and the University of Applied Sciences Cologne developed the landfill site into a waste to energy centre of competences.
Bioenergy2020+ GmbH is a research organisation, based in Austria. Bioenergy2020+ provides research, development and demonstration services for the entire value chain of biomass for energy use. With over 100 employees, its remit is to enhance R&D contribution on the utilisation of new biomass fuels, to improve existing technologies and to advance new technologies in the field.
Cyprus Institute, Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus helps foster the development of a knowledge-based economy in Cyprus through cutting edge scientific research and education that has regional as well as international significance.
Energy Agency Styria was created with the objective to increase the efficiency of the energy use and the use of renewable domestic sources of energy in the interest of the regional development policy, environment protection and long term effectiveness. The agency is the interface between administration, policy, research and the consumers of energy. Its activities comprise the technical and organizational support of energy projects, consciousness raising and PR work (exhibitions, publications, conferences etc.), training (expert further training, promotion of research), European cooperation (participation in EU-research and development projects), energy counselling as well as the organization and award of grants.
The Energy Institute at the Johannes Kepler University Linz focuses on economic considerations of energy policy issues, current issues of the Austrian energy law, the promotion of energy efficiency and the optimized use of biogenic residues. The Energy Institute also looks at the conceptual design of smart energy systems representing the optimal combination of existing components in effective overall smart systems.
Fachhochschule JOANNEUM is one of Austria’s leading universities of applied sciences with currently nearly 50 degree programmes in the areas of applied informatics, engineering, civil engineering and energy, design, international business, and health sciences, as well as Postgraduate programmes in management.
As an interdisciplinary consulting company the Graz Energy Agency provides a broad range of innovative concepts and services concerning mobility. The services comprise the main topics: elaboration of mobility concepts, mobility consulting and accompaniment in the submission of promotions, mobility training and creating awareness.
Green Energy Romanian Innovative Biomass Cluster (BIO-C) was developed from the Association for Green Energy by engaging research and development stakeholders, public institutions, local actors on biomass issues and moving from a regional (county) level to national level. The Silver-labeled cluster counts 38 members, including producers, entrepreneurs, representatives of local public administration, and consultants. BIO-C has strong expertise in education and awareness activities about biomass as a sustainable energy source.
Green Tech Cluster is the globally leading innovation cluster in energy and environmental engineering in Styria, Austria. ECO supports 200 companies in this Green Tech Valley with services and projects focusing on innovation, know-how, and new markets to further extend technology leadership. ECO leads all rankings of cleantech clusters so far as worldwide No. 1 and was awarded the EU Regiostars for ‘Innovative Growth’.
The Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading national research organization for basic and applied research in natural sciences and technology with 930 employees. It has three departments linked to the interests of eseia. The department of Knowledge Technologies performs research in advanced information technologies, aimed at acquiring, storing and managing knowledge to be used in the development of knowledge based applications.The Energy Efficiency Centre at the JSI covers the fields of efficient energy use, long term planning in energy and activities for the reduction of greenhouse gases emissions and air pollutants. Intelligent energy management systems, smart metering and development of advanced energy services (DSM, DR) is one of the key EEC research and application area. The Computer Systems Department performs research in advanced computing structures and efficient algorithms for massive-data processing, and systems for effective human-computer interaction.
Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz was founded in 1585, is Austria’s second oldest university and one of the largest in the country. Many excellent scientists, amongst them six Nobel laureates, have taught and researched here. Its location in Central Europe encourages a lively scientific, economic and cultural exchange with South-East Europe, from which not only the city benefits, but also its educational institutions.
The National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG) is a Portuguese State laboratory that provides R&D oriented to the needs of society and enterprises. Investing in sustainable research ensures an adequate response to the needs of the business sector.
The Szewalski Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery within the Polish Academy of Sciences was established as a European Centre of Excellence in clean and safe technologies in power engineering and as a leader of the largest projects in Poland in the field of renewable energy sources. With more than 200 employees, the Institute combines fundamental research and applied work on energy conversion in flows. The IMP-PAM’s new area of focus is on small-scale distributed power engineering based on renewable energy sources.
RIC - Regional Innovation Center - BRP Powertrain, an affiliate of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), is a leader in the development and production of innovative 4- and 2-stroke high performance Rotax engines for BRP products (Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and boats, Can-Am all-terrain, Side-by-side vehicles and roadsters) as well as for motorcycles, karts, ultra-light and light aircraft.
The Savonia University of Applied, Kuopio, Finland, with its Varkaus campus Energy Research Centre, is an integral part of Finland’s largest and internationally recognised energy cluster focusing on environmental friendly combustion and energy production technologies.
The Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), the only technological university in Estonia, is the flagship of Estonian engineering and technology education. Here the synergy between different fields (technological, natural, exact, economic and health sciences) is created and new ideas are born. TalTech is to become one of the leading technological universities in the Baltic Sea region.
TU Dublin - Technological University of Dublin has been recognised as a pioneer in technological higher education. In addition to various study programmes, TU Dublin delivers Ireland‘s main Masters Programme in Sustainable Development, with related programmes in Energy, Spatial Development, and Environmental Health.
Technische Hochschule Köln, Germany, – abbreviated as TH Köln – sees itself as University of Technology, Arts and Sciences. With its disciplinary and cultural diversity and openness, TH Köln’s activities are aimed on cultural and technological breakthroughs of high societal relevance. It was founded in 1971 as a fusion of renowned predecessor institutions.
TU Graz - Graz University of Technology, with more than 2,000 staff and 12,000 students, Graz University of Technology is known for its close business ties and a considerable number of successful spin-offs. Excellence has been achieved in the areas of the built environment and energy infrastructure, sustainable mobility as well as ecological and societal research linked to innovative energy systems.
Vienna University of Technology is Austria’s largest scientific technical research and educational institution, developing scientific excellence and wide-ranging competence. Its research focus point ‘Energy and Environment’ comprises more than 80 research groups from all eight faculties and pursues a technologically and interdisciplinary approach, providing integrated solutions.
The University College Cork in Ireland was founded in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges located in Belfast, Cork, and Galway. It became University College Cork (UCC) under the Irish Universities Act of 1908. UCC is an internationally competitive, research-led university that plays a key role in the development of Ireland's knowledge-based economy. It has about 20.000 fulltime students and 2.000 part-time students, representing more than 100 countries worldwide. It offers over 120 degrees and professional programs.
The University of Ljubljana is the central and largest educational institution in Slovenia. The university is renowned for its high quality social, natural sciences and technical study programmes. UL cooperates with industry partners in all its 7 Competence centres of Excellence, as well as with state organisations, local communities, and civil society. The University is very active in international research and education programmes and up to 2013 it has been cooperating in 421 EU projects. The Faculty of Electrical Engineering at UL is specialised in renewable energy implementation. The Laboratory for Energy Policy (LEST) develops research and education actions under the patronage of the Electrical Engineering Faculty, mainly on issues related to power systems planning, forecasting the availability of renewable energy sources, operation and control, and energy policy and electricity markets regulation.
The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, BOKU, perceives itself as a teaching and research center for renewable resources, which are necessary for human life. Connecting natural sciences, engineering and economic sciences, BOKU wishes to increase knowledge of the ecologically and economically sustainable use of natural resources, to provide a harmoniously cultivated landscape.
University of Twente in Enschede is an entrepreneurial research university. It was founded in 1961 and offers education and research in areas ranging from public policy studies and applied physics to biomedical technology. The University is committed to making an economic and social contribution to the region of the Netherlands where it is based.
The University of Zagreb is the biggest continuously operating university in South-Eastern Europe established four centuries ago. University of Zagreb offers education and research in all scientific fields (biomedicine, biotechnology, engineering, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences) and arts with a broad spectrum of courses at all study levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate. With 29 Faculties, 3 Art Academies and the University Centre for Croatian Studies it is the flagship educational institution in the country and region, a place where more than 4,000 researchers and 70,000 students develop knowledge and acquire skills. The University excels not only in teaching, but also in research, contributing with over 50 percent to the annual research output in Croatia and 80 percent of scientific productivity of all Croatian universities.
UTBv - Transilvania University of Braşov was founded in 1940 and is one of the largest universities in Romania, counting 15 faculties. The focus and development strategy lies on teaching, research, training, inter-university cooperation, university deontology and social protection of the university members.
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) is the second largest UAS in Finland in terms of budget, has 750 staff members and 9000 students. Region of operations are Southern Savonia and Kymenlaakso: four campuses in the cities of Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna. Xamk offers 60 Bachelor’s programmes, 23 Master’s programmes and extensive RDI activities. It profiles as a strong implementer of research, development and innovation (RDI) activities with over 180 ongoing projects (in 2016) and 350 partner institutions around the world.
The focus areas of Xamk and are: Digital Economy (digital information management; electronic storage and archiving; cyber safety and data centres); Forest, the Environment and Energy (fibre processes, environmental safety, renewable energy sources and energy efficiency; forestry and timber construction; material technology); Sustainable well-being (promotion of health and well-being; the young inclusion and prevention of social exclusion; hospitality and tourism services; welfare technologies); Logistics and Marine Technology & Transport (maritime risk management and control systems; maritime, port, city, railway and supply logistics; transport corridors and chains; logistics services) and Creative Industries (gamification, service design, restorative environments, business ecosystems).