CIDETEC is a private, non-profit organization for applied research that integrates three international reference institutes in the fields of energy storage, surface engineering and nanomedicine. Founded in 1997 as a Technological Centre CIDETEC is part of the Basque Science, Technology, and Innovation Network. To date, CIDETEC has a strong participation in European Union projects, being part of 45 Horizon 2020 initiatives and leading 14 of them.
Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) is a French governmental research-and technology organization with activities in energy, Information Technology, healthcare, defense and security. CEATech, one of its divisions, focuses on creating value and innovation through technology transfer to its industrial partners. It employs 4500 scientists and engineers including 300 Ph.D. students and 300 assignees from partner companies. CEA-Tech owns more than 2200 patent families.
Founded in 2000, the Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) is one of the leading research centres in Greece. It is a non-profit organisation, supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT). CERTH has made significant scientific and technological contributions in numerous areas including: Energy, Environment, Mechatronics, Information & Communication, Transportation & Sustainable Mobility, Health, Agrobiotechnology, Smart farming, Safety & Security, as well as several cross-disciplinary scientific areas. Today CERTH includes five research institutes covering chemical processes and energy resources, information technologies, transport and applied biosciences.
DLR is the national aeronautics and space research center of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. In addition to its own research, as Germany’s space agency, DLR has approximately 8000 employees at 16 locations in Germany: Cologne (headquarters), Augsburg, Berlin, Bonn, Braunschweig, Bremen, Goettingen, Hamburg, Juelich, Lampoldshausen, Neustrelitz, Oberpfaffenhofen, Stade, Stuttgart, Trauen, and Weilheim. DLR also has offices in Brussels, Paris, Tokyo and Washington D.C.
The DLR-Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics is active in the fields of renewable energy research and technology development for efficient and low emission energy conversion and utilization with two sections and around 75 persons.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 72 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft employs a staff of more than 26,600, who work with an annual research budget totaling more than 2.5 billion euros. Of this sum, more than 2.1 billion euros is generated through contract research. Around 70 percent of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s contract research revenue is derived from contracts with industry and from publicly financed research projects. International collaborations with excellent research partners and innovative companies around the world ensure direct access to regions of the greatest importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development.
ESI Group is a leading innovator in Virtual Prototyping software and services. Specialist in material physics, ESI Group has developed a unique proficiency in helping industrial manufacturers replace physical prototypes by virtual ones, allowing them to virtually manufacture, test and pre-certify their future products. Coupled with latest generation technologies, Virtual Prototyping is now anchored in the wider concept of the Product Performance Lifecycle (PPL), which addresses products’ operational performance throughout its entire lifecycle, from launch to disposal. The creation of Hybrid Twins lever-aging simulation, physics, and data analytics, enables manufacturers to deliver smarter products, particularly using connected objects, to predict their performance and to anticipate maintenance needs in the context of the transition to the factory of the future.
The Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE) is legally designated as the National Standardization Body of Spain. It is the national representative and member of the European (CEN/CENELEC), International (ISO/IEC) and Panamerican (COPANT) Standards Organizations, and member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
More than 32000 standards in catalogue, 200 national technical committees and 150 responsibilities (chairpersons, secretariats, convenors) in international standardization committees are a sample of the experience developed as national standards body during more than 30 years.
Irizar e-mobility was founded with the aim of providing comprehensive electric mobility solutions for cities, both in terms of manufacturing zero emissions buses, and in terms of manufacturing and installing the major infrastructure systems necessary for charging, traction and energy storage, all of which have been designed and manufactured using 100% Group technology and come with the Irizar guarantee and service quality.
The operator therefore has the added benefit of having a single point of contact at every stage of the project, including detailed consultation, comprehensive vehicle care and an after-sales, maintenance and repair service which are tailored to the customer’s needs.
It also offers constant updates to the in-built systems to respond effectively to the challenge of maximising the service life of each vehicle, thereby optimising the value of its assets. And a customizable fleet management system which, in addition to comprehensive monitoring of costs and efficiency, offers the possibility of optimizing the performance and profitability of each fleet and safety while driving can be provided.
Leclanché SA is a world leading provider of high quality energy storage solutions, based on lithium-ion cell technology, accelerating our progress towards a cleaner energy future. It delivers a wide range of turnkey energy storage solutions for homes, small offices, large industries, electricity grids, as well as hybridization for mass transport systems such as bus fleets and ferries. It has over 100 years of battery and energy storage innovation, powered by German engineering and Swiss quality.
The Technische Universtität Braunschweig was found in 1745 and is part of the TU9, the nine most prestigious, oldest, and largest universities in Germany focusing on engineering and technology. The research work and academic education is organized in six faculties whereby the faculty of mechanical engineering is the largest one comprising 24 institutes. Furthermore, six interdisciplinary research centers within the University were found in order to generate a strong and faculty independent high-tech research network, among others the Battery LabFactory Braunschweig (BLB).
Technical University of Madrid is the largest Spanish technological university. With two recognitions as Campus of International Excellence, it is outstanding in its research activity together with its training of highly-qualified professionals, competitive at an international level. More than 2,400researchers carry out their activity at the UPM, grouped in 204 Research Groups, 19 Research Centers or Institutes and 55 Laboratories, all of them committed to transform the knowledge generated into innovation advances applied to the production sector, contributing to solve the challenges of the European citizens. The intense collaboration with governmental bodies and industry guarantees that research at the UPM offers real solutions to real-world problems. The dynamism of R&D&I activity at the UPM, together with the transfer of knowledge to society, is among its lines of strategy.
These two commitments place it among the Spanish universities with the greatest research activity and first in the capture of external resources in a competitive regime.
Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering (ABEE) is a dynamic engineering company specialised in the field of battery processing, manufacturing, battery system design, prototyping, and recycling and in particular for advanced Li-ion and solid-state battery technology.
ABEE is supporting the industry in development of tailored made solutions from battery materials to recycling for automotive and stationary applications through development of dedicated multiscale simulation tools and functions embedded in different platforms. In addition, ABEE is setting up state of the art battery manufacturing infrastructures and battery system design platforms. In this regard, ABEE will have by end of 2019 the state-of-the-art electrode processing pilot line for advanced Li-ion, solid state batteries (oxide and sulfide) and innovative solutions for LiM coating. ABEE pilot line will be integrated within an unique dry room of 150m2 with dew point of – 60°C.
Further, ABEE has extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of artificial intelligence techniques, state estimations for batteries and process modelling..
SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS EUROPE is a Spanish consultancy company which provides innovative services to a wide range of sectors across Europe: bio-based industry, renewable energy, advanced materials, among others. The core competencies offered by Sustainable Innovations Europe are structured in three main pillars which bridge the gap between ideas to market: Innovation Management, Market Uptake of Innovative Solutions, and Capacity Building. Our main value is the highly qualified and multi-cultural-disciplined talented team of engineers, environmentalist, communication experts and business strategy.
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