AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology
The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria’s largest non-university research institute and a highly specialised research and development partner for industry in the fields of Energy, Mobility Systems, Low-Emission Transport, Health & Bioresources, Digital Safety & Security, Vision, Automation & Control and Technology Experience, supplemented by the competence in the area of Innovation Systems & Policy.
In the context of comprehensive and global networking and digitization the Center for Digital Safety & Security is developing modern information and communication technologies (ICT) and systems in order to establish secure and reliable critical infrastructure.
The center focuses on key technology areas such as data science for new approaches to modern data management (big data, environmental monitoring and decision support systems, blockchain technologies), command and control systems for use in modern crises and disaster management, or latest sensor technologies and systems for the protection of critical infrastructure.
The Scientific Public Institute is a R&D center and a laboratory for tests, and analysis.
Environment and risk are the two main topics of its core business activities.
Main functions are:
- Characterization and monitoring
- Reference laboratory
- Expertise / technical advice
- Applied research (R&D)
VITO is a research and technology organization working on technological solutions for a more sustainable world. VITO's customers are public organizations and industry.
Key research themes are :
- Energy (storage, networks, interoperability, buildings & districts)
- Materials (circular economy, waste-to-product)
- Chemistry (bio-based economy, process intensification, re-use)
- Health (diagnostics, environment & health)
- Land Use (remote sensing, environmental models)
INERIS is a French public research and expertise body whose mission is to assess and prevent accidental and chronic risks to people and the environment originating from industrial activities, chemical substances and underground works. It also provides expertise to companies to assist them in their risk prevention policy.
Among the strategic topics, one may quote :
- Energy transition and circular economy
- Accompanying emerging risks
- Managing risks over territories
- Monitoring and reducing impact of substances and products on environmental quality (air, water, soil).
KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association
With more than 9,000 employees and an annual budget of about EUR 785 million, KIT is one of the biggest research and education institutions worldwide and has the potential of reaching a top position in selected research areas on an international level. The objective is to turn KIT into an institution of top research, excellent scientific education, and a prominent location of academic life, life-long learning, comprehensive advanced training, unrestricted exchange of know-how, and sustainable innovation culture.
ENERO supports sustainable innovation and solutions for environmental challenges in Europe
ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development
ENEA is the name for Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development.
The Agency’s main research issues are: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Sources, Nuclear Energy, Climate and the Environment, Safety and Health, New Technologies, Electric System Research.
Specifically, the Agency’s activities are devoted to:
- basic, mission-oriented, and industrial research exploiting wide-ranging expertise as well as experimental facilities, specialized laboratories, advanced equipment;
- new technologies and advanced applications;
- dissemination and transfer of research results, thus promoting their exploitation for production purposes;
- provide public and private bodies with high-tech services, studies, measurements, tests and assessments;
- training and information activities aimed at broadening sector expertise and public knowledge and awareness.
ENEA is a member of international networks like EERA, ECRA, European Energy Network, MEDENER, TAFTIE, Enterprise Europe Network.
GIG - Central Mining Institute
The Central Mining Institute (GIG) is a scientific and development organization, subordinated to the Minister of Economy, working for the benefit of the mining industry and enterprises representing a wide pattern of branches - including SMEs, state and local administration, non-governmental and business support institutions and foreign partners. The overall goal is to keep in balance people-industry and environment nexus. The main subject of the activities includes mining engineering, environmental engineering, quality problems, clean coal technologies, environmental monitoring and management, education and training including social and economic issues. The Institute, being aware of the multidimensional impact of industry and technology on the environment provides research services, laboratory analysis, technical advisory, creates and implements technological and organizational solutions. GIG conducts a number of studies and research projects and has strong competencies in such areas as waste management, water processing and recycling of raw materials, environmental resources management, low-carbon and energy efficiency solutions, air protection and modernization of the energy sector, optimization of water and wastewater systems, water (rainwater) management, geospatial information systems, implementation of eco-innovative solutions and sustainable development of municipalities and regions. GIG has highly qualified staff and experience in these research fields and disciplines disposes of unique databases, research fields and specialist laboratories equipped with the facilities of the newest generation and during its more then 90-years activity has achieved a leading position in Poland and abroad by creating science development. The Institute uses its experience to develop new scientific specialties and to take up the world’s most important and challenging research topics in the range of clean coal technologies such as: underground coal gasification, CO2 storage and sequestration, hydrogen production from coal, zero-emission fossil fuel energy production, renewable energy resources and non-metal material engineering. The Institute’s research activities embraced also problem-solving of mineral resources exploitation industry, especially underground coal and metal ores mining. Mining industry of these resources are coupled with environmental challenges and therefore creates complex problems in the range of work safety, applied technologies, systemic environment protection and in the social sphere. Experts and research teams of GIG provide multidisciplinary services supporting achievement of sustainable development goals.
TECNALIA a non-profit applied research center. Near to 1,300 people on staff, along 22 headquarters, identifies and develops comprehensive technological solutions to transform knowledge into GDP. Comprehensive, personalized and multi-disciplinary technological solutions overcome the challenges of our society: Low Carbon Energy, Climate Change, Sustainable Transport, Factory of the Future, Ageing, Digital and Hyperconnected World, the Future of the Cities; for an economic and social development of our society and the improvement of people's quality of life. TECNALIA-Energy and Environment turns energy and environmental challenges into business opportunities for a sustainable and efficient energy generation, transportation, distribution and use. We support the promotion of industrial, regional and urban sustainability through our solutions for an efficient use of resources, for improving industrial processes and materials, for mitigation and adaptation to climate impacts, for urban quality and comfort, etc. so that industry and society can face environmental challenges.
Oscar Santa Coloma
IVL - Swedish Environmental Research Institute
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute is an independent research institute with Sweden’s broadest environmental profile.
We combine applied research and development with a close collaboration between the business and public sectors. Our research reflects our interdisciplinary and systematic approach, and our consultancy is evidence-based. IVL was jointly founded in 1966 by the Swedish government and the business sector, with the aim of creating a common platform for environmental research. Today, our role as a neutral arena within environmental issues and sustainability is stronger than ever. Our core values are credibility, foresight and a holistic perspective. Our vision is an sustainable society.
Broad scope, deep focus
IVL is active throughout the entire sustainability field. In addition to experts within natural and environmental sciences, our team includes behavioral scientists, economists and social scientists. We have both broad scope and specialist skills – almost a third of our employees have doctorates. This means IVL has the versatility nd the resources to offer both multidisciplinary research and highly specific, in-depth analyses – all according to our clients’ needs.
Research and development
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute is constantly striving to find cost-effective, long-term solutions to environmental problems. Research and development is the basis of what we do. We focus on the following areas:
- Natural resources, climate and environment
- Resource-efficient recycling and consumption
- Sustainable production and environmental technology
- Sustainable urban development and transport
A major part of our research is co-funded by the government and the business sector together. We also participate in a range of long-term research programs and projects. Some of our main clients are Mistra, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Formas, the Swedish Energy Agency and the EU.
What we can offer
We offer a broad range of consultant services, from short assignments for local clients to comprehensive international research and development projects. Our clients consist of well-known businesses, organizations, government authorities and EU institutions. Regardless of client, our work is characterized by high quality, objectivity and professionalism.
By contracting our services, you will have unique access to fresh, relevant research and well-established contacts within business, government and research institutes.
At IVL, we pride ourselves on the close link between our research and access to proprietary laboratories. This allows us to provide comprehensive solutions, encompassing all stages from measurement strategies, sampling and analysis to outcome interpretation.
We offer a broad range of analyses within environment, indoor environment, work environment, products, material, industrial emissions and waste water.