The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a public body established in October 1945. As leader in research, development and innovation, CEA is active in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. In each of these fields, CEA maintains a cross-disciplinary culture of engineers and researchers, building on the synergies between fundamental and technological research.
CT-IPC is the French Industrial & Technical Centre for Plastics and Composites. CT-IPC is a non-profit, non-public entity, under affiliation of the Department of Entreprises (DGE) supporting the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Recovery. Our main mission is to support our ~2000 affiliated National plastic and composite industries (that mainly consist in SMEs) through centers established across France: Oyonnax Plastic Valley (Main Office, injection molding platform), Laval & Chambéry (Composites), Alençon (plastics processing, biobased), Clermont-Ferrand (Food contact materials), Paris (Head office @ plastic federation). In addition, Normalisation Bureau for Plastics (BNPP) who oversees several normalization Committees under mandate from AFNOR (including CEN/TC 249 Plastics) became a department of IPC as from January 2021.
Cidetec is an applied research organisation integrating three international reference institutes in the fields of energy storage, surface engineering and nanomedicine. Cidetec is very active in EU research projects and industry-oriented applied research in the field of polymers and polymer composite materials for the transport sector, such as rail, aeronautics and automotive. CIDETEC is mainly involved in the development of dynamic thermoset materials that are characterised by the incorporation of reversible chemistries and that make the materials 3R (recyclable, reprocessable and repairable).
In SURPASS, CIDETEC in collaboration with ICT and BASF will develop recyclable and sustainable 3R epoxy composite materials with improved fire resistance to replace the metal parts of railway vehicles, and thus, achieve agility and reduce energy consumption, and consequently reduce emissions and carbon footprint in the field.
Established in 1906, Leitat is a private non-profit organization expert in offering disruptive solutions to the technological needs of companies and entities, with a clear orientation towards generating competitive value and a sustainable future. The Centre’ expertise has diversified rapidly over the last decades bringing value to a wide range of industries and sectors through dedicated R&D and technology transfer services. Our mission is to manage technologies to create and transfer social, environmental and industrial sustainable value for companies and entities through research and technology processes.
INDRESMAT is chemical startup based in Barcelona (Spain) and Geleen (The Netherlands) that develops formulations, products and manufacturing processes for the large scale introduction of new biobased polyurethane foamed materials (foams, coatings, window frames, etc) to improve the thermal and acoustic performance of the envelope of the next generation of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB's). As highly innovative company, INDRESMAT is involved in several European projects with roles such as R&D performer and manufacturing partner, having an exclusive know-how in biobased Polyurethane materials (bioPUR).
Geonardo Environmental Technologies is an innovation and technology company active in the energy, environment, and sustainable development fields. Geonardo provides research, innovation and consultancy services and cutting-edge solutions in the renewable energy, resource efficiency, climate change and natural resources sectors. Since its establishment in 1999, Geonardo has become a leading SME in Central and Eastern Europe with extensive experience in conceiving and implementing research and innovation projects co-financed under the EU programmes. Today, Geonardo has a broad portfolio of European and international projects implemented by a dynamic and multidisciplinary team with solid know-how and experience in project development and management, policy formulation and implementation, web design and development, as well as technical expertise in environmental management, circular economy solutions and sustainable development.
RIVM, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, works towards a healthy population living in a sustainable, safe and healthy environment. RIVM pursues those goals based on independent scientific research. Working with our commissioning clients, we identify the research that is needed and conduct studies accordingly. We provide advice to the government, to professionals and to members of the public, and share our knowledge. This is how RIVM supports society in staying healthy and keeping our environment healthy.
We focus on the scalability of processes and the transfer of research results from laboratory scale to pilot plant scale and in some cases to pilot-level application.
ICT currently has about 580 employees, who carry out research and development in our core competences of chemical processes, energy systems, explosive technology, drive systems, polymer technology and composite materials. The total area of the institute in Pfinztal is 210,000 m², of which more than 27,000 m² are laboratories, offices, pilot plants, workshops, test ranges, and infrastructure.
Well-equipped laboratories with cutting-edge safety features and energy-saving technology are available at the institute, as well as all the analysis and testing procedures needed for research in our specific fields. The Fraunhofer ICT has a close working relationship with numerous universities and colleges, especially with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT. Fundamental and application-oriented knowledge is utilized and further developed in hundreds of projects each year. The Fraunhofer ICT supports its clients and project partners from the original idea to the prototype phase or even to small-series production, according to their requirements. Clients and project partners are mostly from the automotive and transport sectors, as well as the fields of energy, environment, defense, security, and chemistry and process engineering.
Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) is a multidisciplinary institution located in the heart of the French Alps. It counts 90 laboratories, 56 000 students, including 9 700 international students, 2 900 PhD students, and 6 700 staff. UGA is a SURPASS partner through the SyMMES laboratory (Molecular Systems and nanoMaterials for Energy and Health, UMR 5819 CEA-CNRS-UGA-GINP). This laboratory aims to develop research on themes with strong societal issue: zero-carbon energy, information and communications technology (ICT), biotechnology and human health. In the "Chemistry Interface Biology for Environment Health and Toxicology" team, chemists and biologists combine their complementary expertise to elucidate the toxicity of chemical and physical agents as well as nanomaterials, using cell lines, primary cells or advanced cell models. We especially focus on DNA as a cellular target of these toxic agents.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Around 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €78.6 billion in 2021. Further information at www.basf.com
The Spanish Association for Standardisation (UNE) is legally designated as the National Standardisation Body of Spain. It is the national representative and member of the European (CEN/CENELEC), International (ISO/IEC) and Panamerican (COPANT) Organisations for Standardisation, and member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). Formally, it is a non-profitmaking, private, independent and multisectoral organisation, recognised at national, European and international level. Through the development of technical standards UNE helps to improve the quality and competitiveness of companies, products and services.
Waste Free Oceans is a non-for-profit organization created in 2011 and based in Brussels and whose main goal is to reduce the global impact of marine litter. By mobilizing fisheries, recyclers, manufacturers and policy makers, WFO aims to reduce, reuse and ultimately recycle marine litter, mitigating the impact on both the environment and natural resources.
We organize beach and oceans cleanups in various parts of the world, we run "Closing the loop" projects, collaborating with brands to create new and innovative products made from ocean-bound plastic; we raise awareness on the dangers of plastic pollution among children and adults and we also try to find solutions locally to set up sustainable business models for plastic recycling.
Wipak is part of the family owned Wihuri Group, a diverse Finnish conglomerate that can trace its origins back over 100 years. Today the Wihuri group employs 5,000 people with operations in 30 countries. Wihuri´s Packaging business is one of the world's leading producers of packaging materials and solutions for the Food and Medical supply industries in Europe and North America. Wihuri’s Packaging Division consists of two international brands: WIPAK in Europe and Asia and WINPAK in North America. Wipak Group is a global supplier of highly innovative premium-quality flexible packaging solutions and services for food products as well as for medical devices and pharmaceutical products. They work in close partnership with their customers to innovate on their path to becoming the world’s most sustainable packaging company.
Wipak Gryspeert is one of European Wipak plants, located in North of France, near Lille, having core business in flexible packaging solutions (coextrusion, printing, lamination) for food products.