ICCRAM (International Research Center in Critical Raw Materials for Advanced Industrial Technologies) was established in 2014 as a competence Center of the University of Burgos (Spain) devoted to Critical Raw Materials. This Center carries out different researching activities in four principal lines, all of them aimed to the development of new advanced materials (Synthesis of nanomaterials, Computational simulation, Nanosafety and Sustainability). From these lines, ICCRAM approaches different topics of interest at European level (Substitution of Critical Raw Materials, Design of new materials, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Industrial technology, Efficiency resources management, Circular economy and Eco-innovation, etc).
CNRS is a public organisation under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. As the largest fundamental research organization in Europe with 32,000 employees (25,300 of which are tenured employees), as well as 1,029 research units, CNRS carries out research in all scientific fields. It improves knowledge, ensures economic and technological development, and solves complex societal needs through its seven institutes: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Ecology and Environment, Humanities and Social Sciences, Information Sciences and Technologies, Engineering and Systems Sciences, Physics, as well as through three national institutes: Mathematical Sciences, Nuclear and Particle Physics and Earth Sciences and Astronomy.
ITENE is a Spanish Technological Center specialised in R&D in the fields of packaging, logistics, transport and mobility. Its mission is to generate scientific and technological knowledge and added value to companies through research and innovation applied into new products, including nanomaterials. ITENE provides business solutions with a supply chain integrated view. The center has advanced facilities and a multidisciplinary team of researchers and technicians with a proven and constantly evolving experience. Its Nanosafety research group has wide knowledge in projects related with the risk assessment and management of engineered nanomaterials.
Wageningen University & Research is an internationally leading education and research center, with more than 5,000 employees. WUR It is the largest organisation in the Netherlands focusing on life sciences (non-medical) and on exploring the potential of nature to improve life quality. For the university, multidisciplinary approaches and open connections between scientific and social science disciplines are key, as well as cooperation between university and market-oriented research institutes.
FORTH comprises eight research institutes with a reputation of top-level research centers worldwide. The Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences is one of the founding Institutes of FORTH, conducting fundamental and technological research focused on science cutting-edge areas, industry specific needs and the environment. The R&D activities of the Institute are concentrated along three major areas of research: Nanotechnology/Advanced Materials; Energy/Environment; and: Biosciences/Biotechnology.
ISQ is an independent, private, non-profit, technical, scientific, and industrial oriented organisation founded in 1965 with international presence in 16 countries, covering four continents. ISQ’s main activities include technical inspections, consultancy, testing, metrology, training, and research and development in a wide range of technical areas such as materials, structural integrity and risk assessment, sustainability, eco and energy efficiency, health and safety, quality assurance, production technologies, industrial automation and robotics.
Novamechanics Ltd is an SME based in Cyprus with over 10 years’ experience in R&D projects focusing on the development of scientific solutions and software tools in the fields of chem/bio/nano informatics, simulation, and medicinal and materials chemistry. The company applies state of the art mathematical techniques, for the creation, implementation, and interpretation of validated predictive models for big data analysis, personalised medicine, clinical trials, computer aided drug discovery and materials science.
QSAR Lab Ltd. is an SME undertaking R&D, dedicated to the development of novel methodology for designing innovative products that are environmentally and humanly safe. The company’s offer includes several specialised services in the field of computational chemistry and toxicology. Using in silico methods, data analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence, QSAR lab increases the efficiency of research, reduces costs and boosts innovation.
BNN is a non-profit oriented organisation specialised in international R&D&I collaboration to support and guide its partners towards sustainable development of connected technologies. It is the operative unit of the international BioNanoNet association that connects private and public R&D&I organisations from all sectors dealing with nanotechnology and its applications. BNN's core expertise covers (a) building alliances & initiatives, (b) technical support based on Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design aspects from science to development of smart materials, processes & products, (c) innovation support, and (d) complementary business support (high-quality project management & professional communication). Through these core activities, BNN supports its partners to get their projects from idea to reality.
RINA is a global corporation that provides services across the Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure, and Industry sectors through a global network of 200 offices in 70 countries. Through its 3,800 talented professionals, RINA provides a wide range of high-quality tailored solutions aiming to back up the market operators across the entire life cycle of their projects. All RINA services are performed at the highest professional level, understanding, and complying with client’s needs and requirements while taking into due consideration sustainability and health, safety and environmental targets.
The mission of the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is to conduct interdisciplinary, open-innovation and impact-driven research for business, industry, and society. As a research technology organisation, LIST is active throughout the whole innovation chain in the fields of materials, environment and Information and Communication Technologies. The Environmental Research and Innovation Department of LIST is constituted by more than 180 life science, environmental science and information technology researchers and engineers.
BRIMATECH Services GmbH is a privately-owned SME located in Vienna, Austria, which was founded in the year 2008. Brimatech facilitates the development of new fields of business by specific market research and tailored business development activities. The company's focus is on strategic and operative services for technology-intensive sectors, including financial and non-financial validation of innovations, elaboration of stakeholder’s acceptance indicators and technology/service assessment; identification of relevant stakeholders; performance of market and trend analysis; development of value chains, business models and financial/cost-benefit analysis to ensure sustained use of solutions developed; and business initiation, support of market launches and management of R&D projects.
IZES gGmbH (Institute for Future Energy and Material Flow Systems) is the associated research institute of the Saarland University (Germany) of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economy. Founded in 1999, IZES turned into a non-profit organisation in 2005. The main research area is represented by applied research activities towards the development and acceleration of renewable energies, decentralized energy production and distribution, energy efficiency and regional material flow and resource management.
Neovili is a stock corporation aiming at providing solutions that enable the fashion and luxury brands to reduce their environmental footprint. Neovili offers an unbiased, precise, and easy to use platform to enable these industries to become clean. By having a concrete measure of their impact, Industries will be able to easily offset their footprint and bring resources back to the planet.
Vireo Advisors, LLC is an expert advising firm working with entrepreneurs and technology leaders, those public and private organizations with a culture of innovation that are proactive in meeting twenty-first century requirements for product performance. The company works internationally to evaluate the impacts of novel, bio-based and nanoscale substances, informing product design and development, and use state of the art science to inform policy and decision making, including regulatory submissions and market-based analyses.
PHORNANO Holding GmbH (4N) is an Austrian SME with a focus on research, development, IP-generation, and manufacturing of functional nanomaterials. Its products are based on innovative and safe processes, with the aim of providing increased sensitivity and guaranteed reproducibility for applications in sensing.
IRIS s.r.l., founded in 2012, is an innovative SME specialised in developing innovative applications of laser and plasma technologies focusing on advanced manufacturing and clean tech sector. IRIS employs engineers and scientists with a strong multidisciplinary background in industrial laser, plasma technology, CNC machining, materials, energy, waste, and water management. From this knowledge, expertise, and successful partnerships with local and international SMEs and research organisations are born IRIS’ most successful ideas and projects.
MONOLITHOS Catalysts & Recycling Ltd. has an eighteen-years’ experience in manufacturing, regenerating, and recycling of automotive catalytic converters and Diesel Particulate Filters. The recycling capacity of MONOLITHOS process exceeds 40,000 catalysts per year, while its collection network includes 1,335 collection points. The company possesses a fully equipped chemical laboratory capable of milling/grinding/homogenising and determining the PGM content (with a calibrated XRF equipment) of spent automotive catalysts.
Creative Nano (Cnano) is a research and commercialisation SME focusing on technological product-based solutions specialised in the nanotechnology field. The company was founded in 2013 and since then it operates in the industrial zone of Athens. Cnano’s team consists of MSc and PhD level scientists and engineers with extensive experience in the field of surface finishing, nanoparticles production and preparation of nano-dispersions. They work and collaborate with companies, research institutes, and universities across Europe to solve technical impasses and create innovations that establish a competitive advantage for its clients.
OCSiAl is the world's largest producer of graphene nanotubes and is the only company with scalable technology for their industrial synthesis. OCSiAl is a global company with more than 450 employees. Headquartered in Luxembourg, it is represented in the USA, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Russia, Mexico, Japan, India, Australia, Germany and Malaysia. In addition to its own offices and representatives, OCSiAl has partners and distributors in 45 countries.
DTI is the largest technological service provider in Denmark and one of the biggest in northern Europe. Founded over 100 years ago, the institute's core business lies in providing technological services to industry, especially SMEs. SMEs constitute over 90% of DTI's client base with over 14,000 assignments annually to this sector. In the course of 2017, DTI helped more than 10,000 customers from Denmark and abroad, turn new knowledge and technology into real value.
Graphene-XT (GXT) is a start-up that has developed a unique technology to produce liquid phase exfoliated graphene and to easily apply it to a wide range of materials: polymers, ceramics, metals, etc. Its method for graphene production (patented) has many advantages. Besides the low-cost of production and the high-quality graphene, the material is dispersed in water medium, and the manufacturing process does not involve the use of any toxic or harmful exfoliating agent, neither any dangerous technique nor equipment.