The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Germany, was established in 1991 as the first and only centre in the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres to be exclusively devoted to environmental research in a great variety of fields. It currently employs around 1100 people. Founded in response to the severe pollution prevailing in Central Germany, the UFZ has become a worldwide acknowledged centre of expertise in the remediation and renaturation of contaminated landscapes, as well as the preservation of biodiversity and natural landscapes.
Uppsala University (UU) is an international research university established in 1477. Comprehensive peer reviews and university rankings consistently show that research at UU is of the highest international standard. Traditions of knowledge and outstanding research have earned UU an excellent reputation and an unquestioned place in the international research community with 7,200 employees and 50,000 students.
Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA.id) is a private non-profit research organisation dedicated to Research and Development and Innovation (R&D+I) activities. activities, recognised by the Portuguese National System of Science and Technology (SCTN) by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT). NOVA.id based at FCT NOVA acts as the legal front institution of R&D units, from different scientific fields, carrying out R&D work in research labs and managing financial and administratively R&D&I projects. NOVA.id organises qualified human resources training and consulting expertise, and knowledge dissemination and technology transfer activities.
The Polytechnic University of Catalonia · BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution of research and higher education in the fields of engineering, architecture, sciences and technology, and one of the leading technical universities in Europe. The Group of Environmental Engineering and Microbiology (GEMMA) is a research group of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DECA) at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), which was founded in 2005. At present time, GEMMA includes 2 Full Professors, 1 Senior Lecturer, 4 Postdoc Researchers, 12 PhD students and 2 laboratory technicians.
AIMEN is a Non Profit private association constituted by 83 companies, which supplies technological support to more than 500 companies dedicated to industrial or commercial activity related to metallurgy, automotive sector, civil construction, environment, mechanics, shipbuilding, chemicals, foundry, machinery, ceramics, food, cement, wood and its derivatives, plastics, engineering, assembly and others.
The CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) is Spain’s largest public research institution and ranks third among Europe’s largest research organisations. The CSIC is attached to the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and plays a key role in scientific and technological policy in Spain and worldwide. CSIC has more than 11000 people, including 3.764 researchers. CSIC has 123 institutes spread across the country and covering different areas of science and technology. 70 of them are fully-owned institutes and 53 are Joint Research Units in partnership with other Spanish universities or research institutions. CSIC has also a delegation in Brussels.
Pensoft is an independent academic publishing company, well known worldwide for its novel cutting-edge publishing tools, workflows and methods for text and data publishing of journals, books and conference materials. Through its Research and Technical Development department, the company is involved in various research and technology projects. Pensoft also provides services in website design and development, building of integrated publishing platforms and in science communication.
onCyt Microbiology AG is a Swiss-based tech company providing solutions for microbial monitoring in industrial processes. It was founded in 2017 as a spin-off from Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, affiliated with ETH Zurich). The company has developed a unique and proprietary automation technology that allows to operate laser-based laboratory devices – called flow cytometers - delivering sensor data for microorganisms (i.e. bacteria, microalgae, yeast, fungi). The high-resolution time-series data generated with onCyt devices allows monitoring and optimization of processes based on a truly quantitative understanding of microbial dynamics. onCyt will support Promicon with a cutting-edge online flow cytometry platform for monitoring the microbiome dynamics.
ISLE is a global independent technology and innovation consultancy that revolutionises the way that emerging technologies and sustainable solutions are commercialised in the municipal and industrial sectors and beyond. ISLE accelerates the market uptake of innovative solutions by applying diligence to finding the best available solutions and presenting them to end-users through early engagement, often at the precommercial stage of development. ISLE also helps entrepreneurs and commercial partners understand market dynamics, develop robust go-to-market strategies, and connect with appropriate investors.
Biopolis, S.L. is a leading biotechnology company based in Valencia (Spain) active in new product development and applications. Created in October 2003, Biopolis is still owned directly by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Biopolis shares are currently distributed between the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and ADM Wild Valencia, S.A.U. The company is classified as a large company, whose core competencies are the isolation, selection, design, characterization, validation and production of microorganisms and cellular metabolites with applications in agri-food, feed, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.