The Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM) was established in 1971 as Università di Ancona and in 2003 has changed its name in Università Politecnica delle Marche to stress its scientific and technological mission and vision. UNIVPM has about 17000 students and include five faculties of Engineering, with more than 7200 students, Medicine and Surgery, Economics, Science and Agriculture, which permanently employ about 700 academics and 650 technical/administration staff. UNIVPM is very active and performant in the European R&D&I and is currently coordinating 2 and managing further 11 Horizon2020 projects, mainly in the area of engineering and life science. Three Doctoral Schools (Engineering, Agriculture and Economics) support doctoral students during their research training at UNIVPM.
Sapienza University of Rome is one of the oldest universities in the world and a high performer among the largest universities in international rankings. Since its founding over 700 years ago, Sapienza has played an important role in Italian history and has been directly involved in key changes and developments in society, economics and politics.
Brunel University in West London is a dynamic institution with over 13,000 students and over 1,000 academic staff operating in a vibrant culture of research excellence. With a turnover of more than £190 million, the University is a Higher Education and research establishment with considerable intellectual, financial and social resources and makes a major contribution to the economy and community of the West London region.
Cranfield University is post-graduate only university and world-leading in its contribution to global innovation. Cranfield emphasis on the aerospace, automotive, health, environment, management, manufacturing, security and defence sectors, having changed the way society thinks, works and learns. In the field of Water Science and Engineering, Cranfield Water Sciences Institute (CWSI) is recognized internationally for its research, education, training and consultancy and attract outstanding students, academics, sponsors and partners worldwide.
The history of the UAB begins on 6 June 1968, when the decree on the creation of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is officially promulgated. Since its first years, the UAB strived to set the foundations for a university model based on the respect for the basic principles of autonomy, participation and social commitment. After not even 50 years of existence, the UAB has consolidated itself among the two hundred best universities in the world in the main university rankings, and since the 2011/12 academic year it is one of the 10 young universities with the highest international projection and global prestige.
The UVic-UCC has promoted academic quality and a student-centred training approach. The University nurtures a strong commitment to Catalonia and Spain as well as to its regional (Central Catalonia) development, by promoting technological innovation, sustainability and strong cooperation with the world of entrepreneurship. UVic-UCC has been actively developing its research and knowledge transfer activities since it was founded in 1997. Research is organised through 23 research groups in the fields of Experimental Science, Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences.
NTUA is the oldest and most prestigious educational institute of Greece in the field of Technology (founded in 1836). NTUA attracts funding for research from National and European sources that place it on the top of all Greek academic and research institutions. Research is carried out in about 100 laboratories belonging to the various departments and sections of the institution. NTUA employs about 1800 researchers in more than 700 R&D projects supported by National and European Union funds. NTUA will participate with the Sanitary Engineering Laboratory (SEL), Department of Water Resources and Environment, School of Civil Engineering.
The Berlin Centre of Competence for Water (Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin gGmbH, KWB), is an international non-profit public private research center on urban water systems. The shareholders are the world leading company for water supply and sanitation Veolia, the largest German water utility Berlinwasser, and the Senate of Berlin. The main mission consists of the planning and the execution of R&D projects, and the dissemination of project results together with the organization of conventions and symposia. The KWB has a staff of about 30 full-time persons, active in projects mainly related to water resource management and innovative water and wastewater treatment technologies.
Biotrend is a research-based SME focused on the development, optimization, de-risking and scale-up of bioprocesses for industrial biotechnology. Clients range from start-up companies without bioprocessing know-how and infrastructure to large chemical to pulp and paper companies exploring the opportunities of industrial biotechnology and of the use of renewable raw materials, including industrial by-products, to create value. Additionally, Biotrend invests in internal projects to create its own IP portfolio. Biotrend carries out research aiming at the production of bio-based chemicals, materials and fuels from renewable raw materials. Further, we actilvely participate in collaborative projects in the fields of the bioeconomy, nanobiotechnology and marine biotechnology. Our team's expertise includes biotechnology, chemical engineering, organic chemistry, and analytical chemistry.
SOCAMEX is a water engineering company that belongs to the Urbaser Group, a dependent of ACS, which is their brand that specializes in water. SOCAMEX works both with public and private clients, offering their services in the field of engineering and water treatment, performing design, construction, maintenance and operation of treatment plants and water treatment, water treatment facilities, water treatment technical assistance to different Companies, Municipalities and Communities.
BYK Additives Limited is a member of Altana a global manufacturer of speciality chemicals. BYK Additives are a global manufacturer of speciality clay materials with a business based upon the physical and chemical modification of clays to develop a range of performance properties. Our R&D laboratory and manufacturing site is located in Widnes.
AgRobics Ltd. is a start-up that develops a technology for treating wastewater containing high organic loads. AgRobics has completed the incubator phase at L. N. Incubator of Haifa, and has now commenced a joint project with Mekorot's WaTech® - Mekorot Technological Cooperation Center, supported by the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Economy.
Salsnes Filter AS with head office in Namsos, Norway, was founded in 1991 and is now a major supplier to municipal wastewater treatment plants along the Norwegian coastline, and the market leader in the Norwegian market for primary treatment applications, with more than 100 WWTP’s in operation in Norway.
iBET is an SME created to integrate biological and biochemical knowledge from academic and industrial partners into technology for economic wealth and job creation. The SME iBET is a private non-profit research intensive institution with the mission to integrate and strengthen biological and biochemical knowledge from its academic and industrial partners into technology and transfer it into economic wealth and job creation.
Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP SA) is the largest of its kind in Greece. The Company serves in the water supply sector approximately 4,300,000 customers through an extensive network of 2,020,000 water meters and a 9,500 km of water pipes. The sewerage sector serves 3,500,000 residents with sewers spreading at almost 6,000 km. The Company operates four water treatment plants that have a nominal supply from 200.000 to 600.000 m3/day each.
Alto Trevigiano Servizi is a water utility company, a totally public asset with 225 staff units, subject to the management and co-ordination of 53 Municipal Council partners, which belong to the Provinces of Treviso, Vicenza and Belluno (Veneto Region – NorthEast - Italy). It serves a public of more than 500,000 citizens and mainly deals with Integrated Water Supply Service (drinking water, sewage, wastewater treatment).
Mekorot, Israel’s National Water Company is a public utility founded in 1937. One of the world’s most advanced water companies, a leader in water resources management, desalination, wastewater treatment and effluent reuse, rain enhancement, water quality, water security and water project engineering. Mekorot supplies 80% of the water in Israel (about 1.4 billion cubic meter / year). In addition, the company treats 30% of Israel's wastewater and supplies the treated wastewater for agriculture consumption.
Aigües de Manresa, SA is a municipal company that was founded in 1982 to provide the highest quality service to citizens. It is chaired by the mayor of Manresa and comprising five representatives from the council and six members of the various representative bodies.
With both proven and innovative technology, CirTec is able to provide the most appropriate solution for a large number of environmental issues. Waste recycling, re-use of materials and recovery of low-grade energy are central in basically all our solutions. Through research and collaboration we are looking for new ways to solve existing problems in a more sustainable and economical way.
Innovation Excellence Hub InnoEXC GmbH (INNOEXC) is a Swiss Innovation Consulting provider offering executive experience for leading edge innovation industry clients in high-technology, sustainable manufacturing and digitalization driven sectors. InnoEXC Mission is to support organizations to boost the execution of innovation by delivering innovative products enabling successful ideation and InnoEXC team is made up of senior management consultants with deep expertise and professional background covering both technical and business aspects. All members of the team have over 10 years of managerial and technical experience. We stand for Innovation Excellence – we are a key partner for sustainable innovation supporting organizations through the entire innovation cycle in an open innovation framework, from idea generation to Innovation strategy footprint and Innovation portfolio design.
Severn Trent Water is one of the largest of the 10 regulated water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, supplying water to circa 8 million people, and collecting and treating wastewater from circa 9 million people in the Midlands and mid-Wales regions of the UK.
AKTOR SA holds the technological expertise in the construction, operation and management of large-scale sewage treatment projects in Greece and abroad. AKTOR is an international highly diversified company focused on Infrastructure, Building, Industrial, MEP, Solar Power Construction, EPC and Concession Contracts, Facility and Project Management.
Ecodek was founded in 2002 as a manufacturer of WPC. Ecodek is the UK leading manufacturer and supplier of eco-friendly natural fibre polymer composites, and the UK's longest established and largest WPC profile manufacturer. Their focus is to supply high quality natural fibre polymer composite products that exactly match industry needs, by synergistically blending polymers and natural fibres from recovered hardwood fibres and plastics. As a consequence, it is over 90% recycled and 100% recyclable.
Wellness Smart Cities (WSC) is a technology-based SME from Spain, funded in 2014 from the mother company Wellness Telecom (SME, 2008) belonging to the Wellness Group.
Wellness Smart Cities designs and builds technology to add intelligence to infrastructures, creating more efficient, more livable and more intelligent cities. WSC has a broad experience in manufacturing smart solutions, products & services making use of ICT´s such as: wireless sensors networks, secure telecommunications, software development, SaaS provision and web/mobile technologies application.
The Università degli Studi di Verona (UNIVR) is a young and dynamic public institution, established in Verona in 1982. It has more than 22000 students and around 50 courses. According to the prestigious business Italian journal “Il Sole 24 Ore”, in 2015 the University of Verona was ranked 1st in Italy for the quality of the research and teaching.