The Partners

Fraunhofer ICT The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft undertakes applied research of direct utility to private and public enterprise and is a wide benefit to society.  The scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) carry out research and development work within the key competence areas of energetic materials, energetic systems, applied electrochemistry, environmental engineering and polymer engineering.  In the Polymer Engineering Department emphasis is placed on application-oriented research and the development of products to pilot production level.  www.ict.fraunhofer.de
Smithers Rapra Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira Ltd provides services for the polymer industry and industries using plastics and rubber in any component, product or production process.www.rapra.net
TBC TBC Innovations is an SME, specialized in Consultancy, Research and Development of new products and innovative solutions for sustainable and energy efficient buildings. As a specialist of building components, the team is involved in many projects for the private sector, helping its customer to design and successfully brings to the market innovate products. Part of the activity is also dedicated to research : energetic simulations, energy performance guarantee, superinsulation are some of the topics on which the team is currently working. www.tbcinnovation.fr/
Sunpor SUNPOR enjoys the backing of O.N. Sunde AS, an investment concern with a worldwide reputation. SUNPOR′s strong background is based on one of the most successful Scandinavian investment concerns: the Norwegian Group O.N. Sunde AS. The business interests of this concern are widespread; from chemicals (SUNPOR) to tourism (Color Line Ferries), sportswear and clothing.www.sunpor.at/en/
DAW DAW SE develops, produces and distributes high-quality paints , lacquers, glazes, chemical coatings and materials for facade and insulation technology. It is the market leader for building paints in Germany, Austria and Turkey and, with over 1 billion euros is the third largest company in the sector in Europe. www.daw.de
Smithers-Foambuild-partner The Nuclear Research Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”  (NCSRD) is a public, non-profit Research Organisation (the largest in Greece).  The Environmental Research Laboratory (EREL), which is part of the  Institute of Nuclear & Radiological Sciences & Technology, Energy & Safety (INRASTES) has a long experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) development and application in environmental and safety studies.
www.demokritos.gr
Smaller NEN logo NEN: the knowledge network for standardization and clearly defined agreements. NEN supports stakeholders in making agreements about products, working practices and services. They support this process as an independent and trustworthy partner. In order to promote the use of standards and other types of agreements, NEN publishes them in various forms, organizes training courses and gives advice.www.nen.nl
Ateknea Ateknea Solutions brings together four research and innovation companies operating at a European level for over 15 years.   The group will pool the expertise and know-how of more than 130 professionals working in Catalonia, Hungary, Malta and Poland.  Ateknea aims to assist European SMEs in transforming their innovative ideas into real marketable products and services that are crucial for their success.  By offering tailor-made services for innovation, such as technological development and coaching, Ateknea’s experts cover a wide range of engineering and scientific areas.  Moreover, they have extensive experience in attracting and raising funds from both public institutions and private investors. www.ateknea.com
Norner Logo Pay Jan 17 NORNER is a fully independent, Innovation and Technology partner. From gas conversion to polymer modification and polymerisation, additives for polymers to the extrusion and end use of plastics, Norner will strive to make a difference for the industry. The company competence and equipment covers a wide range of key technologies in the polymer and materials industry which makes them capable of an intimate cooperation with companies in different levels of the value chain.
www.norner.no
Fraunhofer IGB Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB develops processes and products in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, chemistry, the environment and energy. We offer R&D till the finished product – always with a view to economic efficiency and sustainability. In the department Environmental Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering algae, bacteria and fungi are the key players in process development from the lab to technical scale.
www.igb.fraunhofer.de