Leitat is a private technical institute with more than 110 years of experience in industrial innovation processes. We transform technological and scientific results into economic and competitive value for our clients and collaborating entities. Over 1500 customers benefit from our talent, creativity and strong commitment. We bring knowledge and innovation to our customers through applied research and technical testing in the fields of chemistry, energy, environment, materials, engineering and life sciences. We rely upon our 330 highly skilled team members who deliver flexible solutions to face any industrial challenge.
TUDelft (Delft University of Technology) is the largest and oldest of the three technical universities in The Netherlands with a focus on applied sciences. The department of Chemical Engineering (ChemE) focuses on new future technologies relevant for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry and ranks 3th of European universities in the 2016 QS world ranking of Chemical Engineering. Building upon its proven strength in Chemical Engineering, the Department develops the science and technology of functional nanostructured systems, from molecules up to the design of products and processes.
SINTEF is the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia. SINTEF is a broadly based, multidisciplinary research concern that possesses international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and the social sciences. SINTEF is an independent, non-commercial organization. The profits of their contract research projects are invested in new research, scientific equipment and competence development. SINTEF employs 2100 staff who comes from 68 different countries.
UTwente is a young, entrepreneurial research university. Together, 3,300 scientists and professionals carry out ground-breaking research, bring about socially relevant innovation, and provide inspiring teaching for more than 9,000 students. To us, entrepreneurship comes as second nature. The university’s business park (Novel T), encourages and assists entrepreneurs to start new companies. Research ultimately combines scientific excellence with a sharp eye for economic and societal impact: the UT is highly successful as business generator, with over 50 new spin-off companies annually.
TNO is one of the leading institutes in Europe concerning applied energy research. It’s mission is to contribute to a future sustainable energy system by performing research and technology development and bringing it into implementation. TNO is experienced in the definition and execution of projects in the R&D area between universities and industries and is largely funded on a contract basis. TNO has about 600 employees that work in the field of solar and wind energy, geothermal energy, biomass conversion, clean use of fossil fuels, energy efficiency in industry and energy transition studies. The expertise group Biomass & Energy Efficiency develops within the roadmap CO2 neutral Industry amongst others energy efficient technology for the process industry.
The Supramolecular NanoChemistry and Materials group (NANOup) has been led by Prof. Dr. Daniel Maspoch since 2009 within the Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2). The Group focuses its research interests on controlling the supramolecular assembly of molecules, biomolecules and nanoscale building blocks at the nanometer scale for the design of novel functional architectures and devices. The use of supramolecular chemistry to control de fabrication of new nanomaterials is a key aspect for the future of Nanoscience and Nanotechnolgy, and the Group is therefore interested in using supramolecular chemistry as the underlying approach for exploring new methodologies that enable the synthesis of complex nanoscale supramolecular assemblies.
The “École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne” (EPFL) is one of the two Swiss Federal Polytechnical Schools. A multi-cultural institution at the cutting edge of science and technology, EPFL fosters innovation and excellence. EPFL has a unique organisation that stimulates interdisciplinary research and fosters partnerships with other institutions and companies, with both theoretical and applied research being carried out. With more than 350 laboratories and research groups on campus, EPFL is one of the Europe’s most innovative and productive technology institutes and is also renowned for the quality of its teaching and training programmes. In 2014 the Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking placed EPFL third in Europe and 19th worldwide in Engineering/Technology and Computer sciences, and many other global comparisons place it among the top European universities.
MOF Technologies Ltd, a SME spun out of Queens University in Belfast has developed a unique manufacturing method for producing metal organic frameworks (MOFs) that is simple, environmentally friendly and cost effective. We have developed a patented manufacturing technology that for the first time allows the synthesis of MOFs using little or no solvents and on greatly reduced timescales, by making use of mechano-chemistry. This provides two key benefits to the consumer: reduced costs and a dramatically reduced environmental impact from the manufacturing process. We are currently targeting the use of MOFs for natural gas storage for cars along with MOFs for storage of a range of gases. Additionally, MOFs have great utility in carbon capture, general gas storage and filtration processes, heat adsorption along with niche applications.
Funzionano AS was established as a private company on November 25th 2015 by SINTEF Venture IV AS in order to commercialize FunzioNano®-POSS at large scale. FunzioNano®-POSS have been developed by SINTEF in close collaboration with various companies since 2002 with more than 10 million Euro spent on R&D and product development. In 2016 agreements with chemical companies were established for toll production of Funzionano®. During the summer of 2016, Funzionano AS moved from SINTEF in Oslo to an industrial site at Porsgrunn (150 km southwest of Oslo). A team consisting of CEO, COO, CFO and Sales/Marketing Manager prepares the establishment of a production plant and market and production ramp-up.
CTI is one of world leading manufacturer of ceramic membranes (micro, ultra and nanofiltration for liquid applications) for more than 20 years. CTI, is a SME of 85 employees (France). 80% of CTI turnover is due to exportation, mainly in Asia. CTI turnover was around 7 M€, in 2015. Created in 1990 on the basis of work on membranes and membrane supports for tangential and frontal filtration to purify liquids, CTI now the world’s largest production capacity for ceramic membranes for liquid filtration. CTI also benefits from an internationally recognized expertise in the field of porous materials and surface activation for high temperature applications, which has enabled it to develop and industrialize new functionalized supports for catalysis as well as that the treatment and separation of gases.
Orelis Environnement is one of world leading manufacturer of organic membranes for liquid applications and plates and frames modules for more than 30 years. It is a SME of 15 employees (France). 70% of the turnover of Orelis Environnement (5M€ in 2015) is due to exportation, mainly in Europe and Asia.
YODFAT Engineers is a company specialized in providing novel, unconventional solutions to complex environmental and civil engineering problems. Yodfat Engineers’ roots developed in agricultural, civil and environmental engineering, including irrigation, drainage, wastewater treatment and effluent. Our 22 years of experience in innovation solutions have allowed us to provide valuable design and consulting services to companies from the agri/sector in international markets, being already present in more than 20 countries, in five different continents.
The CEMEX Research Group AG (CX CRG) in Brügg by Biel, Switzerland, is a subsidiary of CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico.CX CRG hosts and manages all R&D activities of all CEMEX entities. It is responsible for the development and innovation of technologies and products in the context of the CEMEX Group in all areas of product development, process technology, processes, IT and sustainability in energy and emissions. Founded in 1906, CEMEX has a long experience in cement fabrication and is today one of the world’s largest traders of cement and clinker. CEMEX manufactures cement in more than 50 countries across four continents and has annual sales of more than US$15 billion.
The ArcelorMittal group is the world’s leading steel and mining company, with around 232,000 employees in more than 60 countries. ArcelorMittal is the leader in all major global steel markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading R&D and technology, as well as sizeable captive supplies of raw materials and outstanding distribution networks. An industrial presence in 20 countries exposes the company to all major markets, from emerging to mature. ArcelorMittal values geographical breadth, product diversity and raw materials security. Around 38% of our steel is produced in the Americas, 46% in Europe and 16% in other countries such as Kazakhstan, South Africa and Ukraine.
Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd (CNT) is an innovation management and nanotechnology consulting company based in Cambridge, UK. The CNT Ltd helps companies, academic and government institutions to develop world-class innovative solutions for nanomaterials related R&D and IPR strategy, partnership, products, technologies, funding and markets. CNT Ltd is specialised in carbon nanomaterials R&D consulting and collaborative R&D project management, including exploitation and dissemination management, consortium and supply chain building. CNT has done a number of patent landscaping and market research analysis studies regarding production and use of various nanomaterials helping to link inventors and technology developers with end-users and investors.
SCHWENK Latvija is one of the country’s leading manufacturers of cement, ready-mix concrete and aggregates. Drawing from the experience and knowledge of the Germany SCHWENK Group, SCHWENK Latvija recognizes international standards applied to production and management on the Latvian market. It provides construction materials of the highest quality. Its cement plant, located in Broceni, is one of the most modern cement plants in Europe, employing the most modern technology available in the sector. SCHWENK Latvija foot print is completed with 5 ready-mix plants and 5aggregate quarries. The company employs nearly 350 people, produced in 2018 up to1,2 million tons of cement, 150 thousand m3 of concrete and 827K tons of aggregates.