Fundación TECNALIA Research and Innovation ( is the largest private non-profit applied research centre in Spain and the fifth in Europe, employing 1,378 people (164 PhDs) and with income of 102 Million € in 2013. The whole team at TECNALIA has one GOAL: to transform knowledge into GDP, meaning wealth to improve people’s quality of life by generating business opportunities for industry.

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. Our education, research and knowledge valorisation contribute to: 

  • science for society: solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the Strategic Areas of Energy, Health and Smart Mobility
  • science for industry: the development of technological innovation in cooperation with industry
  • science for science: progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education

TUDELFT (Delft University of Technology) is the largest and oldest of the three technical universities in The Netherlands with a focus on applied sciences. The department of Chemical Engineering (ChemE) focuses on new future technologies relevant for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry and ranks 3th of European universities in the 2016 QS world ranking of Chemical Engineering. Building upon its proven strength in Chemical Engineering, the Department develops the science and technology of functional nanostructured systems, from molecules up to the design of products and processes.

Institutt for energiteknikk (IFE) is a non-profit international research foundation for energy and nuclear technology. IFE’s mandate is to undertake research and development, on an ideal basis and for the benefit of society, within the energy and petroleum sector, and to carry out assignments in the field of nuclear technology for the nation. The Institute was founded in 1948 and has about 600 employees.

The University of Zaragoza was founded in 1542 and presently consists of 11 faculties, 1 school of engineering, 6 technical schools, 55 departments and 5 research institutes. More than 30.000 students (40% in science and technology) are attending the 48 graduate level programs and 51 post‐graduate academic programs that cover a wide range of fields such as: humanities and arts, social sciences, health sciences, experimental sciences and technological sciences.

The National Renewable Energy Centre (CENER) is a technology centre specialized in applied research, and the development and promotion of renewable energies. It is highly rated and has acknowledged national and international prestige. CENER, as a foundation, is an organization destined to support renewable energies sector competitiveness in order to help companies to reach their R&D needs. It offers high added value services and activities and transferring technology by means of a cutting-edge technological infrastructure, with the most modern laboratories and facilities in Europe. The staffs are approx. 200 people, where around 80% is technical organized in 6 Technical Departments: Wind Energy, Photovoltaic, Solar Thermal, Energy Building, Grid Energy Integration and Biomass Energy.

Marion Technologies is essentially dedicated to formulation, development and “tailor-made” production of nanostructured materials and ceramic powders for industrial use. Materials synthesized by “soft chemistry” point out better original and technical properties than the same materials synthesized by classical manufacturing processes. Marion Technologies is in charge of providing, for a specific application, a global response to a “Material” problem. The company carries out the process implementation, the development and the scaling-up.

C&CS catalysts and chemical specialties GmbH ( distributes catalysts, sorbents and chemical specialties since more than 15 years. C&CS started inside an applied material science laboratory - GWP Gesellschaft für Werkstoffprüfung mbH – with experience in developing heterogenously catalyzed processes for applications like DeNOx, reforming, VOC, toxic waste and edible oils. Successful developments are “Ad Blue” active components, non-precious metal total oxidation catalysts, full metal catalysts for reforming, NF3 capture and PSA. The business was started by supplying small amounts of commercial catalysts and modifying catalysts on customer needs. C&CS catalysts and chemical specialties GmbH, as a spin-off of GWP mbH in 2015, is now a supplier of 50 different products for reforming, oxidation, hydrogenation, gas purification, gas conditioning, adsorption, filtration & separation and environmental catalysis. Hundreds of tons of catalysts, adsorbents and chemical specialties are on stock for immediate delivery.

POLYMEM SA started its business in 1997, specializing in the development and manufacturing of membranes based upon hollow fibres. POLYMEM develops and manufactures also equipment based upon membrane filtration. POLYMEM sells its products to the most important actors on the water and wastewater markets: Veolia, Ondeo, Saur, and smaller national and international SMEs. POLYMEM modules family has obtained in 2005 the NSF/ANSI61 certificate. At the present time 2017, 50 people are employed by POLYMEM, achieving a turnover around 4 million of Euros. Between 6 and 8 peoples are employed at full time in the R&D department of the company.