This section provides an overview of all 15 partners as well as a link to their own websites.

Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (co-ordinator) –TNO

TNO is the largest fully independent Research, Development and Consultancy organization in the Netherlands, with a staff of over 5.000 and a total annual turnover of close to 600 million Euros. TNO’s primary tasks are to assist and support trade and industry including SME’s, governments and other sin technological innovation and solving problems by rendering services and transferring knowledge ad expertise. TNO participates in many EU programs aiming at technological development.

Country: The Netherlands

Website: http://www.tno.nl


Uniresearch BV - UNR

Uniresearch BV provides services in the areas of national and European subsidies, such as the EC’s Seventh Framework Program. The services are aimed at supporting a customer through all stages of a research project: from topic selection and project inception, through building a consortium and writing a proposal, to contract negotiation and project execution. At present, Uniresearch manages 20 EC-funded research projects, varying from small collaborative projects (6 partners) to large-scale integrated projects (over 30 partners). Uniresearch is active in the following sectors: Mobility & Transport, Process Technologies, Chemistry, Materials & Nano Science, Environment & Energy, and Security. In the sequence of creating and executing research projects, Uniresearch can help to identify ideas for research and advise on applicable subsidies. The Framework Program success rate (since 1997) of Uniresearch is 75% (114 out of 153), which is significantly higher than the average success rate of 20% in FP7.

Country: The Netherlands

Website: http://www.uniresearch.nl


IBZ-Salzchemie GmbH & Co.KG

IBZ-Freiberg (Chemical and Geochemical Consultancy Dr. Ziegenbalg) was founded in 2003 and provides extensive chemical and environmental consulting services. At that time we are a team of seven scientists and technicians.

Based on comprehensive experiences in applied research and development as well as technology transfer we offer:

  • Contract research concerning Chemical Engineering as well as basic and applied research for the development of advanced processing technologies.
  • Development of technologies for raw material processing.
  • Development and application of technologies for sealing fractured and porous rock by directed crystallization processes from supersaturated solutions.
  • Development and application of technologies for in-situ immobilization of contaminants.
  • Production and sale of sophisticated nano-materials for conservation and restoration of natural and artificial stone, plaster and frescos.

Country: Germany

Website: http://www.ibz-freiberg.de


Nearchimica S.p.A – NEA

Nearchimica is an Italian chemical Company, which core business is based on the combination of traditional skills, which are transmitted from generation to generation, and cross-sectoral advanced knowledge, achieved thanks to extensive training of personnel according to the highest standards in EU regulations. Such skills are enabling a strong position on the market, highlighted by the constant desire to improve product range, and to address market with the final scope of granting customer satisfaction.

Country: Italy

Website: http://www.nearchimica.it


Strikolith B.V. – STR

Strikolith BV is a Dutch based, family owned, company with daughter companies in Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom. Our core business focus is the professional render, paint and external wall insulation (EWI) market. Strikolith develops, produce and sells a full range of pre-mix decorative products and further more market mineral mortars and typical system components used in the professional plastering and EWI market in order to deliver 90% of the most common product demand.

Country: The Netherlands

Website: http://www.strikolith.nl


Van Wijhe Verf B.V – VWV

Van Wijhe Verf, an independent Dutch family business, was founded in 1916 and has been producing alkyd and waterborne paints and colorants for decades. Although a SME, Van Wijhe Verf is the third paint producing company in the Netherlands and has successfully positioned the brand: "Wijzonol", in the Dutch paint market and the brand: “Ralston”, in the international paint market.

Country: The Netherlands

Website: http://www.vanwijheverf.com


Lechler S.p.A – LEC

LECHLER SPA is a specialised privately owned Italian industrial company, with a history going back 150 years. With its headquarters in Como, the company is today leader in the retailing of three important sectors: Refinish (for bodywork repairs), Industry with its 'LechlerTech' brand and Decorative with its 'Chrèon' brand. In September 2007 Lechler introduced itself in the nautical market after buying the "Stoppani" brand.

Country: Italy

Website: http://www.lechler.it


Keraben S.A – KER

KERABEN S.A. is a company, devoted to the manufacturing of wall tiles world-wide and leading in this kind of products; it is integrated within the Ceramic group KERABEN. The group initiated its activity in 1974 with the creation of GRES DE NULES. KERABEN was born in 1984. The manufactured products are focused on high level high value ceramic products with a very well established trajectory in exportation with a traditional rate of 55 - 60% exports proportion.

Country: Spain

Website: http://www.keraben.com


Acciona Infraestructuras S. A. - ACC

ACCIONA Infraestructuras is a leading European construction company developing and managing buildings and civil infrastructures under the sustainability principles. It has an international presence in more than 30 countries and its total turnover in 2007 was 3.6 billion €, employing 14.000 people. It is part of ACCIONA Group, whose business lines are Construction, Real State, Urban-Environmental Services, Energy, Logistic and Transport.

Country: Spain

Website: http://www.acciona-infraestructuras.es


Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. – JAN

Janssen PMP is a division of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. As a consequence, the division can rely on the extensive skills and resources of this world class company, in particular R&D, human resources, finance, production and legal and regulatory affairs.
Janssen PMP is a long-established world leader in devising and formulating new and highly effective compounds to protect the produce and products on which we rely.

Country: Belgium

Website: http://www.janssenpharmaceutica.be


Asociación de Investigación de las Industrias Cerámicas – ITC

ITC is a Mixed University Institute established by an agreement between University Jaume I and the Ceramic Industry Research Association (AICE). The Institute was founded in 1969 in the University of Valencia and has since relocated to UJI in Castellón. ITC has strived to foster and develop whatever activities of a technical nature could contribute to enhancing the competitiveness of the Spanish ceramic industry.

Country: Spain

Website: http://www.itc.uji.es


Università Politecnica delle Marche, Mechanical – UPM

The Università Politecnica delle Marche (former Università degli Studi di Ancona) was founded in 1971. This young University had a very fast growth and now includes the faculties of Engineering, Medicine, Economy &Business, Agriculture and Science. The number of employees (professors, researchers, technicians, administratives) is in total around 1000 and it is continuously increasing.

UPM is currently co-leading Focus Area Materials of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) and is coordinating the Italian Construction Technology Platform.

Country: Italy

Website: www.univpm.it


National Technical University of Athens, Lab. of Metallurgy – NTUA

National Technical University of Athens is the oldest and most prestigious Technical University in Greece with 9 schools and more than 7000 students and 700 staff members. The Laboratory of Metallurgy is part of the School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering and has experienced significant progress the last 10 years in terms of research and development projects. The activities of the Laboratory are mainly focused on research and technology development in the field of extractive industries, including development of energy efficient processes, processing technologies for ores and industrial minerals, design, simulation and techno-economical evaluation of new production processes, design of environmental protection processes, synthesis of high added-value materials from ores and industrial minerals.

Country: Greece

Website: http://www.ntua.gr


D’Appolonia S.p.A. – DAP

D’Appolonia is a 290 staff high tech engineering and consulting company with extensive project management capacities and established technology and know how transfer from science and high-tech to industrial applications in areas relevant to the SMEs.

Country: Italy

Website: http://www.dappolonia.it


Universitat Jaume I – UJI

The Universitat Jaume I (UJI), Castellón, is a public university that was created in 1991. The UJI may be classified as a University that is particularly active in research since it has been capable of developing in 2008 1.157 different research activities with only 812 academics, and it has a total of 140 research groups (year 2009).

Country: Spain

Website: http://www.uji.es






This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 228504

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