RINA is a global corporation that provides engineering and consultancy services, as well as testing, inspection and certification across the Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure and Industry sectors through a global network of 170 offices in 65 countries. Through its 3.700 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 IES Virtual Environment (IESVE) is an innovative, award-winning and in-depth suite of integrated analysis tools. It allows the design and operation of comfortable buildings that consume significantly less energy. Whether working on a new build or renovation project, the VE allows designers to test different options, identify best passive solutions, compare low-carbon & renewable technologies, and draw conclusions on energy use, CO2 emissions, occupant comfort, light levels, airflow, UK Building Regulations Compliance, BREEAM, LEED, EPC ratings etc. The IESVE 3D performance analysis software has been used to design
tens of thousands of energy efficient buildings across the globe.



CARTIF is a horizontal, private and non-profit technology center. Its mission is to offer innovative solutions to companies to improve their processes, systems and products, improving their competitiveness and creating new business opportunities.

CARTIF develops R&D projects, directly funded by companies or public funds raised through competitive calls for national and international level. CARTIF also advises public authorities (municipalities and regional governments) in the planning and development of innovative projects with high economic returns.

CARTIF’s priority is placed on contributing to the development of its social and economic environment through the use and encouragement of technological innovation via the development and diffusion of research.



Founded in 1900, the University is one of the leading research-based universities in the United Kingdom; the breadth of research expertise is a distinctive characteristic of the University. The last UK Research Excellence Framework in 2014 confirmed that 87% of the University’s research has global reach, meaning it is recognised internationally in terms of its originality, significance and rigour. Birmingham is 79th in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, cementing our position in the top 100 universities globally and placing us 14th out of the 24 Russell Group universities to feature in the ranking.



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.



IVL is an independent, non-profit research organization. Since 1966 it has worked with development of solutions to environmental problems nationally and internationally. We do research and contract assignments notably in: Natural resources, climate and environment, resource-efficient recycling and consumption, sustainable production and environmental technology, sustainable urban development and transport.

IVL is actively working with district heating and cooling projects. One example is the coordination of the Reuseheat project focused on urban waste heat recovery (low temperatures) into existing DH networks. IVL competencies are on business model innovation in the district heating sector, on environmental impact from usage of different heat sources and on energy systems modelling.



2GO OUT Consulting is a Company that provide specialized services to integrate sustainability & innovation actions into corporate strategy of their clients. 2GO OUT Consulting provide services in the field of ISO 50001 (Energy Management Systems), energy efficiency, low carbon energy, finance for sustainable energy, low carbon strategies, smart cities and communities strategies, eco-innovative solutions and strategies. The company also support organizations to prepare and manage their research & innovation projects, including proposals submission to Horizon 2020 Programme. 2GO OUT Consulting focus are the main working area and research topics on the field of energy efficiency, energy management systems and energy renewables.



ADEP is the energy agency of the Metropolitan area of Porto North of the Douro River (AMP-ND) aggregating 9 municipalities and having also as associates 30 other institutions, private and public, from all sectors including the main energy suppliers, the technologies, the professional associations and the academia. It covers a population of about 1 million and an area of over 800km2. ADEP is a non-profit private organization established in 2007 under the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme. ADEP is involved in several projects like a heating/cooling urban network (RUTE), a system of domestic solar hot water in social housing blocks (4.000 m2) and a network of cycling pathways.



Kelvin Solutions is a SME focussed on development of sustainable heating and cooling projects. Kelvin Solutions partners with industry, real estate developers and policy makers to drive the transition of energy systems. Kelvin Solutions effectively act as an architect, building a (master)plan for the energy concepts of its customers and developing this vision into feasible projects, managing all aspects of the preparation and implementation of the new installations.

KELVIN delivers three aspects for our customers: intelligent concepts, cost benefits analysis and a complete solution: from the feasibility studies and business cases to implementation and operation of the solutions. Kelvin Solutions combines alternative forms of energy and the efficient use of waste heat to achieve a reduction in energy consumption.



The Asturian Energy Foundation (FAEN) is the Regional Energy Agency of the Principality of Asturias (Spain). FAEN is an entity without lucrative interest and its main objective is to work on activities related with the promotion of energy savings and efficiency, renewable energies, research, development of new technologies and respect for the environment. Its Management Board, were participates both public and private entities composed by the most important entities in the field of energy of Asturias, represents, administrates and manage the entity. FAEN general aim and goal is to promote and develop activities related to research, technical development and training with interest for the energetic industry of Asturias, extending those acts to electricity, gas, renewable energies, oil and other energy sectors, energetic and financial markets, and with other connected sectors, as deliverers and/or consumers.



POM Antwerp is a public organisation (provincial). Our mission is to enhance the province of Antwerp economically by: (Re-)development of sustainable business parks/industrial sites (greenfiels, brownfiels, parkmanagement); support of priority sectors such as logistics, construction, chemistry and romoting our province as an investment region. We set up collaborations between different stakeholders and coordinate projects to make industrial sites more sustainable.



The MEDGreen Cluster is a grouping of innovative of companies, research organizations, universities, local authorities and other stakeholders from Romania associated for the promotion of eco-technologies and alternative sources of energy. The cluster is actively involved in eco-innovation projects dedicated to the enhancement of competitiveness by the promotion of the principles of green economy. In 2013 the MEDGreen Cluster founded in Constanta the “Center of Engineering for Sustainable Development”. The competencies of the Center include the modeling, analysis and optimization of energy systems on a lifecycle approach, comparative analysis of different transport modes, pollution and environmental impact, life cycle assessment, technical and economical complex analysis and optimization methods.



Martini & Rossi is the Italian company of the Bacardi Group. It is located in Pessione of Chieri (TO) since 1863. Pessione plant is the historical site where all our products in all the receipts are produced: Martini, Sparkling Wines and Liquors and starting from 31st of January 2017 also Bacardi Rum. The plant owns the entire process from must and wine acceptance to the finished goods deliveries to the markets. The site host also a R&D Dept. dedicated to wine based products. With the start of the Rum production Pessione became the largest Operation Centre (the definition of a Bacardi production Hub) for the Bacardi Group.



Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto (LIPOR) is responsible for the management, recovery and treatment of the Municipal Waste produced in the eight associated municipalities: Espinho, Gondomar, Maia, Matosinhos, Porto, Póvoa de Varzim, Valongo and Vila do Conde. Lipor was founded in 1982 as a Municipalities Association and it has implemented an integrated waste management, recovered, developed and built infrastructures and organised awareness campaigns for the population. Based on modern MW management concepts that stand for the implementation of integrated systems and reduction of waste disposal in landfills, Lipor has developed an integrated strategy for the recovery, treatment and confinement of MW, based on Multi-material Recovery, Organic Recovery and Energy Recovery.



Göteborg Energi, founded in 1846 and owned by the City of Gothenburg, is Sweden’s largest company owned by a municipality. Göteborg Energi employs 1,200 people. Its vision: “A Sustainable Gothenburg Society”, describes all activities within the company. Göteborg Energi today offers a complete palette of energy products and services to the citizens of Gothenburg and a couple of surrounding municipalities. This includes electricity and gas networks, electricity and gas trade, district heating and cooling, natural gas and biogas to vehicles, and a range of energy services such as energy saving assistance and climate agreements.


Varberg Energy

Varberg Energi AB, owned by the municipality of Varberg, is an energy and IT-company. Our business concept is distribution of electricity, production and distribution of district heating and distribution of natural gas. We also operate and serve a broadband infrastructure network system for communication. In our daughter company Varberg Energimarknad AB, our business is electrical and gas trade. In this company we also produce our own renewable electricity with wind and water turbines.

Varberg Energi wants to be part of the solution of the future's energy and IT challenges. We work for a more creative everyday and long-term improvement for our customers.



District Heating Company Termoficare Constanta is organised as a company established by the local municipality with the purpose of administrating the heat distribution infrastructure of the municipality of Constanta and to provide the specialised services to the industrial, public and individual customers. R.A.D.E.T. Constanta operates under license no. 2028 / 22.06.2017 granted by ANRE – Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority for the provision of district heating services in the municipality of Constanta. The main activity of R.A.D.E.T. Constanta is the distribution and supply of thermal energy produced at Palas Thermal Power Plant through 136 thermal energy transfers stations. The heat distribution capacity is 813 MWt.



The Institute is an independent Research Institute supporting the Steel Industry. With over 70 years of experience in the Steel Industry, the Institute’s engineers, scientists and industry experts specialise in advanced materials, process and product development, low carbon energy and the circular economy. The Institute has extensive laboratory and pilot plant facilities, including large-scale pilot coke making, steelmaking and continuous casting plant and equipment which is sized to be fully representative of today’s production units. These facilities are supported by extensive laboratory capabilities covering both testing and simulation, together with mathematical and physical modelling expertise, all located on a single Campus site in Middlesbrough, UK.



ELEUKON GLOBAL SLU is a company belonging to the Aperturavante Group with extensive experience and capacity to undertake projects and works of great technical importance.

Its activity is based on three pillars:

  1. ENGINEERING. Design and development of projects focused mainly on the optimization of the industrial processes of its clients.
  2. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND LOGISTICS. It provides sustainable development and competitiveness to our customers by improving their efficiency and reducing their consumption and maintenance expenses.
  3. SOLUTIONS. Execution of works and installations under the modality "turnkey" or EPC (Engineering, Purchasing and Construction).


Environment Park – Parco Scientifico Tecnologico per l’Ambiente – or simply EnviPark, is a research and innovation center in Turin, Italy in a building environment that uses low environmental impact solutions.


Built on the initiative of the Regione Piemonte, City of Turin and the European Union, it represents an innovative experience in Europe because it is the first Technological and Scientific Park dedicated to environmental technologies. Environment Park includes more than 70 international corporations all focused on eco-efficiency and the holistic approach to concepts of sustainability and environment. The research activities are mainly focused on four themes: BioArchitecture; Integrated Environmental Projects; Energy; and Plasma.