Jožef Stefan Institute

The Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. The staff of about 1050 specializes in natural sciences, life sciences and engineering.

The subjects concern production and control technologies, communication and computer technologies, knowledge technologies, biotechnologies, new materials, environmental technologies, nanotechnologies, and nuclear engineering.

The mission of the Jožef Stefan Institute is the accumulation – and dissemination – of knowledge at the frontiers of natural science and technology to the benefit of society at large through the pursuit of education, learning, research, and development of high technology at the highest international levels of excellence

Universidad de Burgos

ICCRAM (International Research Center in Critical Raw Materials for Advanced Industrial Technologies) was established in 2014 as a competence centre of the University of Burgos devoted to Critical Raw Materials. This crentre carries out different researching activities in four principal lines, all of them aimed to the development of new advanced materials (Synthesis of nanomaterials, Computational simulation, Nanosafety and Sustainability).  From these lines, ICCRAM approaches different topics of interest at European level (Substitution of Critical Raw Materials, Design of new materials, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Industrial technology, Efficiency resources management, Circular economy and Eco-innovation …).

ICCRAM is involved in numerous European Projects funded under the European framework program for Research and Innovation- H2020, among which, some of them are within the excellent science pillar Marie Skłodowska Curie  or the competitive FET OPEN, as well as the NMBP Program and Social Challenge 5, related to Environment and Raw Materials.

ICCRAM is a leading actor in international organizations as PROMETIAEuropean Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials (EIP-RAW MATERIALS), the Nanosafety Cluster or the Association of Nanotechnology Industries.

Wageningen University

Wageningen University, part of Wageningen University & Research, is the only university in the Netherlands that specifically focuses on the theme ‘healthy food and living environment’. It does so by working closely together with governments and the business community.

Its research and education are based on a fundamental scientific approach and accordingly strongly geared toward application in practice. This is achieved through the close collaboration between different fields of expertise including both natural and social sciences. This allows Wageningen University to obtain an integrated approach of actual societal themes, such as climate change, unhealthy lifestyles, the continued pressure on our natural environment, animal welfare.

Wageningen University’s researchers are active around the globe, and the university hosts students from over 100 countries. Its mission is to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life.

Wageningen University is a part of Wageningen University & Research. Wageningen University & Research consists of Wageningen University and several research institutes. Wageningen University & Research has locations throughout the Netherlands. A large number of teachers, professors and employees work on the Wageningen Campus.

Helmhotlz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres pursuing new insights that will allow to maintain and improve human lives. That is why the HZDR conducts research in the fields of Energy, Health and Matter in Dresden and at other locations. Its large-scale facilities are also available to external guests from around the world to help answer the decisive questions of our societies.

HZDR works closely together with other research institutions within the Helmholtz Network. and also cooperates with universities and non-university partners to form strategic partnerships like DRESDEN-concept.

Ghent University

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Its 11 faculties offer more than 200 courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains.

The Ghent University is supported by special research fund of the University and Flemish Research Council and it counts with a Faculty of Bioscience Engineering (FBW) composed by 8 major departments. By the nature of its work – applied biosciences – the Faculty has such diversified directions of research as biotechnology, applied green chemistry, food and chocolate studies, bacterial culture for cleaning water, water purification systems, plants, wood and wood resources, enzyme-catalyzed reactions, insects and applied zoology, environmental and geological studies, etc.

The research group NanoBioTechnology (NBT), led by Professor Skirtach, is a part of Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. The group originates from the Department of Interfaces, Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany, Previously, where Prof. Skirtach has been a group leader. Major research efforts are concentrated at conducting research and development work in the area of application of nanosciences in biotechnology. More specifically, nano- and micro- meter carriers have been developed for drug delivery applications, coatings and cell coatings. Nanocarriers and coatings have been extensively characterized by fluorescence and label-free types of microscopies. In this regard, label-free Raman characterization has been recently applied to bacteria cultures revealing the difference between different species in a label-free fashion.

Axia Innovation

AXIA Innovation is a European consultancy offering integrated consulting services and specialized in accompanying and supporting companies in all phases of business development and product’s commercialization.

The company offers an integrated and comprehensive approach to respond to customer’s needs through the most effective way, from strategic thinking to project implementation.

AXIA Innovation is built around the synergy between our four main service lines: Project Management, Innovation Management, Technology Transfer, and Communication & Design.

This knowhow allows the company to intervene at all stages of projects and offers a one-stop shop. This is achieved in collaboration with well-established European Universities and Research Institutes as well as with a large network of industrial partners.