Private centres

TECNALIA is a private, applied research centre of international excellence with a great impact on local industry, born from the merger of 8 technological centres: CIDEMCO, ESI; EUVE, FATRONIK, INASMET, LABEIN, LEIA AND ROBOTIKER, and resulting the largest private R+D+i entity in Spain and the fifth in Europe, with a staff of over 1,400 employees and a turnover of almost 125 million Euros. TECNALIA has 13 Business Units, made up of multi-disciplinary teams which optimise its offer to different strategic sectors. This enables TECNALIA to achieve a more all-round, more specialised and excellent proposal for the business base and for the administrations.

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Coordinator of the proposal. Expert in ICTs for Internet-Enabled Services. Creation and integration of a new open-platform.


deusto-logo-transpDeusto Institute of Technology, DEUSTOTECH, formerly Tecnólogico Fundación Deusto, is a Research Institute belonging to Deusto Foundation and University of Deusto within the Faculty of Engineering. DEUSTOTECH has been created with the mission of conducting basic and applied research in computer science and information technologies, addressing technology transfer and support to companies, and fostering training and education excellence.

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Creation and integration of a new open-platform.


fbk-logo-transpFondazione Bruno Kessler is a private non-profit research centre working for the public interest established by the government of Autonomous Province of Trento in Italy. FBK conducts interdisciplinary research in Information Technologies as well as of other areas of sciences and technologies and of humanities. FBK employs 350 researchers, graduates, and post-doc students. FBK has generated 14 spin-offs, start-ups and joint-ventures, has developed a broad network of domestic and international alliances and strategic partnerships, hosted international congresses, conferences and symposia. FBK is part of Trento-RISE (www.trentorise.eu), association that connects the major actors in ICT research, education and business in the Trento region, and core partner of the EIT-ICT Labs KIC (www.eitictlabs.eu). Through T-RISE, FBK is bringing into the project the capabilities of the whole innovation system of the Province of Trento.

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Leader of the pilot of City of Rovereto. Technical/research partner of the Italian consortium.  Competences in the scientific areas of Service Oriented Architecture, Citizen-Centric Service Delivery, e-Government.


zib-logo-transpKonrad-Zuse-ZentrumfürInformationstechnik Berlin (ZIB) is a non-university research institute for applied mathematics and computer science. ZIB operates supercomputers and storage systems that are among the most powerful in Germany and Europe. As a major driving force ZIB pushes the use of massively parallel and heterogeneous computing in various scientific domains and it helped in establishing Grid and Cloud technology in science and industry. ZIB was a co-founder of the multi-million Euro German eScience initiative D-Grid and the Open Grid Forum.

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Reuse of their knowledge in previous experiences. ZIB will technically contribute to the storage and big data management tasks of the project. It will be providing solution to the management of data in distributed environments.


KWMC-logo-transpKnowle West Media Centre (KWMC) performs a wide social, cultural and educational role in communities in Bristol using media and communication projects to engage individuals in innovative social change rojects. Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. KWMC is a specialist in community engagement through the use of digital tools and is currently a partner in the 3e-Houses European project, playing a leading role in engaging social housing residents, using media and communications tools to engage participants and understand behaviour change. KWMC specialises in working collaboratively with voluntary sector organisations, the local authority, academic institutions and research centres, and with a wide range of community groups. KWMC facilitates relationships with communities and environmental and digital projects and seeks to share its learning nationally and internationally. KWMC works particularly closely with Bristol City Council to achieve its Smart City Bristol aims and its ambition to be a leading European smart green city. In particular KWMC aims to ensure that all communities, particularly those who are hardest to engage with, are included and contribute to achieving social, economic and cultural benefit from Smart City Bristol and EU initiatives.

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Leader of the pilot of City of Bristol. Dissemination of results and engagement of users.