Enspire Science Ltd.

Enspire Science Ltd. is a leading consulting and training service provider with expertise in European Research Funding. Research institutions, hospitals, and technology companies leverage our decades worth of expertise in EU funding to realize the full potential of their research projects. We apply our unique methodology and customized services to create new funding opportunities, accelerate ongoing applications, and more effectively present research to relevant funding players. 

Comite Europeen de Normalisation

CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, is an association that brings together the National Standardization Bodies of 34 European countries. CEN provides a platform for the development of European Standards and other technical documents in relation to various kinds of products, materials, services and processes. CEN supports standardization activities in relation to a wide range of fields and sectors including: air and space, chemicals, construction, consumer products, defence and security, energy, the environment, food and feed, health and safety, healthcare, ICT, machinery, materials, pressure equipment, services, smart living, transport and packaging.

DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.

DIN, the German Institute for Standardization, is the independent platform for standardization in Germany and worldwide and its affiliated entity of CEN. As a partner for industry, research and society as a whole, DIN plays a major role to supporting the marketability of innovative solutions through standardization – be it in topics around the digitization of business and society or in the context of research projects.

EIT RawMaterials GmbH

EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, is the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Founded in 2015, it has supported more than 250 innovation projects with a funding support of 160 million EUR. It has supported over 300 start-ups and helped to raise more than 80 million EUR of external investment. EIT RawMaterials also reached out to more than 7,000 students and pupils to educate them on the importance of raw materials for the future of Europe. EIT RawMaterials unites more than 300 partners from leading industries, universities, research and technology organizations from more than 20 EU countries. Partners of EIT RawMaterials are active across the entire raw materials value chain; from exploration, mining,  mineral and metallurgical processing to substitution, recycling and circular economy.

Universiteit Gent

The Energy & Cluster Management group of University of Ghent has matured from the synergy between environment and entrepreneurship, between study and implementation of industrial symbiosis, performed since 1998.

 Research topics focus on concerted energy & resource management at business parks, on industrial sites or in cross-sectorial clusters. It concerns characteristic interdisciplinary research, combining engineering & modelling skills with economic analyses, spatial planning, policy settings and social responsibility.

The main line of research is on advancing the ECM LESTS (Legal, Economic, Spatial, Technical and Social) survey for assessing park management intensity into a toolbox for driving energy symbiosis and circular economy principles in and across process industries. Typical ECM projects focus on energy efficiency, resource optimisation, site integration, waste (heat) recovery, regional clustering, etc. (e.g. FlexIntensity, TRILATE, H4C, AID-RES, EPOS, BISEPS, FLEX).

Institute for Systems and Innovation Research of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI carries out research for practical applications in seven competence centers with a total of 28 business units and aims to be an independent thought leader supporting society, politics and business. In its work, it not only applies a broad spectrum of advanced scientific theories, models, methods and social science assessment tools, but also continuously develops these using the empirical findings from the research projects carried out.

RISERS’ specific partner is the Business Unit Innovation and Regulation. Its head, our project member Prof. Dr. Knut Blind, has a research track record in standardisation of more than 20 years, more than 15 years of teaching experience in standardisation and he is also Chairman of the working group “STAndards, Innovation and Research” (STAIR) at CEN-CENELEC. 

International Synergies Ltd.

International Synergies Limited (ISL) was established in 2005 and is widely acknowledged for its expertise in devising and managing industrial symbiosis programmes across six continents working with public and private sector clients, institutions and the research community.

Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas

Established in 1972, IETU is an R&D unit acting under the Ministry of Climate and Environment. IETU carries out research and development projects as well as provides consulting services for local and state authorities, regulators and businesses focused on environmental challenges posed by industrialised and urbanised areas in the context of circular economy, resource efficiency, adaptation to climate change and mitigation of its effects. Experience of IETU includes also environmental assessments of innovative  technologies following the  Environmental Technology Verification scheme.  IETU stuff also contributed to the harmonisation and mutual recognition of the ETV approaches at international level by contributing to the  development of the International Standard ISO 14034 Environmental Management: Environmental Technology Verification and the Technical Report to the standard.

Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade

ISQ is a non-profit, technical, scientific and industrial oriented organization providing inspection, testing, training and technical consultancy. We provide solutions for clients in all sectors, to ensure that their assets and products comply with environmental, quality, health and safety standards and regulations. Research and Development at ISQ supports all operational in-house technical areas. ISQ’s know-how is supported by 16 accredited laboratories and by a large involvement in National, European and International R&D projects, having participated in more than 400 R&D projects, in the last 30 years, in different funding programs (LIFE, LIFE+, RFCS, IEE, FP5, FP6, FP7, H2020, ERASMUS, etc.), with a strong background of collaboration with a large number of Universities, Scientific Research Institutes, industrial companies and other institutions worldwide.