The consortium consists of interesting partners working to create a self-sustaining European Community of Practice for Hubs for Circularity. Take a few minutes to look at these brief partner introductions.
CiaoTech (PNO Group)
CiaoTech PNO is the European largest public funding and innovation consultancy firm with +35 years of expertise and over 500 funding programmes in EU, annually raising approximately 1 Billion€ for its clients. PNO supports over 2,000 clients, annually develops over 250 European consortia. CTECH’s “Innovation Management” services supports SMEs & LEs, Universities, Research Institutes and clusters in the full cycle of the innovation, including: - Analyzing, defining and planning processes; - Building partnerships and projects; - Managing Projects and driving innovation.
EGEN means “intrinsic” and that is exactly what sets us apart, whether it is energy transition, circular economy or sustainable mobility: our consultants are strongly driven to contribute to a better environment. This intrinsic motivation reveals itself in many ways and is not limited to just work. We do what we do best: help you accelerate your green innovation. Because every green innovation, no matter how big or small, pays for itself in a future-proof planet.
ZEDO e.V., Dortmund
ZEDO e.V. is a not-for profit association for technology development and technology transfer, closely linked to TU Dortmund. in H4C Europe, ZEDO is responsible for the work packages 4 "Identification of best practices and innovative solutions for the advancement of IS/I-US/CE" and 6 "State of play analysis and roadmapping".
"We are a technology centre founded in 1993, seeking to provide innovative solutions for a SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Our research centre consists of a highly qualified and multidisciplinary team. We work towards improving the competitiveness of enterprises through generation of technology transfer by means of R+D activities and market-oriented training within the field of resource sustainability and effectiveness, energy grids and renewable energies."
With 2020 sales of EUR 10.7 billion, Covestro is among the world's leading high-tech polymer producers. We are making every effort to implement the Circular Economy, the great social and economic transformation project to make the world climate-neutral and protect its shrinking resources. We are anchoring the principle of Circular Economy within the entire company.
DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V.
DECHEMA (Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology e.V.) is an interdisciplinary scientific society with more than 5,500 personal and institutional members (including about 500 SMEs), whose activities cover wide areas relevant to the process industries. DECHEMA is dedicated to the support of R&D progress and implementation in various fields of chemical engineering, including catalysis and reaction engineering. DECHEMA has main contributions on industrial symbiosis, including mapping and assessment of sources and in the project’s dissemination & communication activities.
Innovation Engineering S.r.l. (INNEN) is a private company part of the PNO GROUP located in Rome, Naples, Milan (Italy) focused on the design and development of advanced IT solution to search, access and manage relevant knowledge within enterprises, on the web, and in structured databases, with specific focus on the technology innovation domain.
VITO is a leading global actor in Cleantech (Energy-Materials-Chemistry) and health technology, and is a key knowledge centre within the Land Use research domain. We explore new possibilities from our unique perspective on transition and sustainability.
SINTEF is a broad, multidisciplinary research organisation with international top-level expertise in the fields of technology, the natural sciences, medicine and the social sciences. We conduct contract R&D as a partner for the private and public sectors, and we are one of the largest contract research institutions in Europe. We contribute to value creation and increased competitiveness within the public and private sectors.
SINTEF Helgeland AS
SINTEF Helgeland has long experience in studying circularity, including materials flow, circular economy, competence building and regional development, relating to IS/I-US/C. SINTEF Helgeland is currently engaged with projects on institutionalization of circular practices and assessing the collective environmental footprint of industrial parks. Additionally, SINTEF Helgeland has wide experience in leading projects and work packages on stakeholder involvement, co-production of knowledge and science-policy interface, which is central to delivering useful KPIs for circularity in IS/I-US/C.
TNO is an independent research institute working on innovations that contribute to a more sustainable, healthier and safer environment.
Water Europe is the recognized voice and promoter of water-related RTD and innovation in Europe. It strives to increase coordination and collaboration, to enhance the performance of the water service providers, water users, and technology providers, in a sustainable and inclusive way, and to contribute to solving water-related societal challenges.
EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT is the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Founded in 2015, it has developed more than 130 innovation projects with a funding support of 160 million EUR. It has supported over 100 start-ups and helped to raise more than 80 million EUR of external investment.
ACR+ supports its members in accelerating the transition towards a circular economy at local and regional level, through capacity-building and practical action.