National Technical University of Athens

The National Technical University of Athens, sometimes known as Athens Polytechnic, is among the oldest higher education institutions of Greece and the most prestigious among engineering schools. It is named Metsovio in honor of its benefactors Nikolaos Stournaris, Eleni Tositsa, Michail Tositsas and Georgios Averoff, whose origin is from the town of Metsovo in Epirus.

It was founded in 1837 as a part-time vocational school named Royal School of Arts which, as its role in the technical development of the fledgling state grew, developed into Greece’s sole institution providing engineering degrees up until the 1950s, when polytechnics were established outside Athens.

Innovation in Research and Engineering Solutions - Belgium

Innovation in Research and Engineering Solutions – IRES

IRES, an R&D consulting company, is dedicated to new and innovative nanotechnology solutions. Headquartered in Brussels (Belgium), IRES is a team of key collaborators that could provide supporting services such as IP, market research and marketing advice. Our mission is to deliver to our customers world-class innovative solutions for development of materials based products.

University of Limerick - Ireland

University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is an, internationally focussed University with over 13,000 students and 1,300 faculty and staff. It is a young, energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. As a research-led university, UL’s mission is to remain distinctive through the deliberate focus on research with impact, graduate employability, industry engagement and the provision of an outstanding campus environment.

The Bernal Institute at UL comprises over 300 researchers active in materials science and technology with relevant process and manufacturing engineering. Materials research is challenge-driven; whether addressing health (biomedical, pharmaceutical and nutritional); energy (electric and composites), transport (composites and fuels), or information (electronic), the combination of fundamental Materials Science and Technology knowledge alongside sustainable process engineering experience provides an unique eco-system for researchers at the Bernal Institute to generate research with impact to meet these challenges with and for society.

The MOSAIC (Modelling, Simulation and Innovative Characterisation) Team is a Multidisciplinary Research Group established in the Materials and Surface Science Institute at the University of Limerick. Since its inception the MOSAIC Research Group has secured over €100 million in funding from Industry and the European Union, Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Irish Research Council and HEA. The research group consists of several members from the School of Natural Sciences at the University of Limerick including the Department of Chemical Sciences and the Department of Physics. Under the tutelage of excellent researchers, the MOSAIC team has produced highly skilled and qualified researchers in multiple disciplines capable of tackling industrial and academic problems. Collectively the MOSAIC Team has published more than 200 peer-reviewed research papers, two excellent books on Bio/Material interface and been granted several patents and research awards.

M-Solv is part of the Chungnam Innovations organization and was formed to advance laser micromachining and micro deposition processes and introduce these to industry for the manufacturing of flexible, large area, printed electronics devices

After over 10 years of operation M-Solv has successfully established itself as an innovative leader in developing new and advanced digital laser ablation & sintering and inkjet & nozzle printing processes for the manufacture of microelectronic, OLED lighting & display, photovoltaic, smart window, bio-sensor and other printed electronics devices.

M-Solv supports the printed electronics manufacturing market in 3 main ways; using its extensive range of in-house, flexible, laser and printing equipment it performs process R&D to develop a novel, low cost, device manufacturing route, using its digital tools in its class 7 cleanroom it makes prototype and initial quantities of devices for product and market evaluation and using its equipment design and manufacturing resources in the UK and Taiwan it builds device mass production tools operating in sheet to sheet or reel to reel mode

The head office is based in Oxford, UK and an Asian Team operates from an office in Hong Kong. Products are sold via distributors and partnerships worldwide to first and second tier companies, as well as some Universities and Institutes.

Universidade de Aveiro - Portugal

University of Aveiro

The University of Aveiro is a leading educational and research organization in materials science in Portugal and participates in many international projects on materials processing and characterization. All classical as well as advanced nanoscale processingand characterization equipment is available in the interdisciplinary Center for Research and Ceramics and Composite Materials (CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials).


Fraunhofer – Institute for Laser Technology

With nearly 440 employees and more than 19,500 m² usable floorspace the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is worldwide one of the most important development and contract research institutes of its specific field. The activities cover a wide range of areas such as the development of new laser beam sources and components, precise laser based metrology, testing technology and industrial laser processes. This includes laser cutting, caving, drilling, welding and soldering as well as surface treatment, micro processing and rapid manufacturing.

Furthermore, the Fraunhofer ILT is engaged in laser plant technology, process control, modelling and simulation as well as in the entire system technology. We offer feasibility studies, process qualification and laser integration in customer specific manufacturing lines.

The Fraunhofer ILT is part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, with 69 institutes, 24,500 employees and an annual research budget of 2.1 billion euros.


AltraTech Ltd.

AltraTech brings biotechnology, semiconductors and genetics together, in a portable battery-operated 1-hour viral RNA detection kit. This enables rapid diagnosis and decision-making, on-site, in-clinic, nurses, clinicians, veterinarians, and eliminates the delays of waiting for lab RT-PCR results.

The founding mission of AltraTech Ltd is to offer people the biological insights they need to live the healthiest lives they can, with a new class of accessible molecular diagnostic technology. Our multidisciplinary team has over 100 years of experience in semiconductors, genetics, microfluidics, chemistry, and life-science product commercialization.


BioG3D- New 3D Printing Technologies

BioG3D, is an R&D company, headquartered in Technological Cultural Park of Lavrion (Athens) and is dedicated to new and innovative bio-nanotechnology solutions and products for personalised treatment. Additionally, BioG3D is providing specialized services in the fields of biomaterials synthesis and characterization, Additive Manufacturing techniques (3D printing) and pre-clinical studies. It aims at the development of innovative technologies and the optimization of products for both Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery applications

Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd

Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology (CNT) Ltd is a nanomaterials innovation, management and technology consulting company based in Cambridge, England.

  • The CNT Ltd helps companies, academic and government institutions to develop nanomaterials related R&D and IPR strategy, partnership, products, technologies and market.
  • The CNT Ltd is specialised in carbon nanomaterials innovation strategy and investment consulting
  • The CNT Ltd is involved in collaborative R&D project management, such as FP7 project UltraWire (www.ultrawire.eu) Horizon 2020 project NanoLeap (www.nanoleap.eu) helping from proposal preparation and exploitation and dissemination management.

Micro Liquid

Microliquid S.L.

Having built up experience working on thousands of Research and Development as well as large-scale projects, microLIQUID has developed a unique combination of skills including microfluidic design, nano- and microfabrication, polymer sciences and automated assembly, all of which have been set to work in our mass-production facilities.

microLIQUID also develops and manufactures fully automated analyzer systems and drug delivery equipment focused on diagnostics and pharmaceutical markets. With capabilities spanning the entire value chain, microLIQUID has become a one-stop provider of end-to-end solutions.

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

University of Strathclyde

Research and Education. UOS is a top ranked university in the UK national Research Excellence Framework in 2013 (top 20 overall, and the manufacturing in top 10 in research power). The Centre for Precision Manufacturing has over 40 researchers who conduct internationally leading research in materials processing and component manufacturing. The activities relevant to the project include Product Design, Manufacturing Processes Machining, Forming and Rapid-Manufacturing), Machinery and Manufacturing System Development, and Exploitation & Dissemination.

PolyPico Technologies Ltd - Ireland

PolyPico Technologies Ltd.

PolyPico Technologies Ltd. is a provider of innovative liquid dispensing technology based in Galway, and in Cork, Ireland. Founded in 2012, the privately owned company designs and manufactures, liquid dispensing solutions for both Life Science and Industrial applications.

PolyPico’s core technology is based on a new innovation in non-contact ultra low volume acoustic dispensing. This platform technology brings new features, benefits and possibilities to applications where precision low volume liquid dispensing is required.

We are focused on changing the way bio-materials and other liquids are printed and dispensed. Our versatile technology combats challenges such as: cross-contamination; dispenser clogging; wastage due to minimum usable volumes; and system complexity, through the use of simple disposable dispensing cartridges.

Our multidisciplinary team have a broad range of expertise in areas such as: micro-fluidics; electronics; software development; mechanical engineering; business development and bio-technology.

RayScan Technologies GmbH – Germany

RayScan Technologies GmbH

RayScan is a leading CT-manufacturing company with long experience also in solving technical challenges by specific system innovations, testing concepts and completely new applications. Its specialty is the high level of system integration and optimization supported by its own hardware and software development department. Well known product is the modular XCT system RayScan+, based on a flexible and modular concept it assists customers from all over the world with versatile applications. Besides XCT systems, radioscopic systems and automatic analysis software for fully automatic manufacturing control have been developed. Several times RayScan has proven its ability to develop specialized XCT systems which solve completely new demands. Outstanding successes are the mobile XCT system for inspection of the closed accelerator ring LHC at CERN and the successful design and implementation of the NanoXCT scanner. Latest development is RoboTom, the first consistent combination of industrial robotics and non-destructive testing with high-resolution XCT. With regard to the project RayScan will allocate specialists who have in total more than 80 years of experience in development of advanced X-ray inspection systems and computed tomography.

ELVESYS is an innovative, self-funded company that started the commercialization of microfluidic instrumentation in 2011. ELVESYS aims to become a key research partner in the microfluidic field. We believe this domain will be the heart of next technological revolution.

Doubling its turnover every 9 months, in just 4 years our brand ELVEFLOW has become the world leader of high performance microfluidic flow control. ELVEFLOW provides system worldwide to both academics and industrial leading groups: Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, Google, Facebook, Nokia, Bayer, Philipps etc.

Rewarded by more than 10 entrepreneurial distinctions, ELVESYS launched three sisters companies in 2013, 2014 and 2017, respectively specialized in biological environment control, microfluidic device design and fast microchip prototyping.

Avanzare Innovación Tecnológica SL- Spain

Avanzare Innovacion Tecnológica SL

Avanzare Innovacion Tecnológica is a Spanish SME specialized in the development, production and commercialization of advanced materials for different substrates, mainly plastics and rubber, across many different industries, focused to provide our customers with high-performance additives and materials. With a production of over 300 Tm/year in 2017, AVANZARE is one of the 3 European leaders in the production of nanomaterials. AVANZARE is also the European Leader in the production of bulk Graphene Material and the European company with higher EBITDA in graphene related sector. In 2018 a new 10.000 m2 production plant will be open increasing the actual production capacity by 5.

The advanced materials produce by Avanzare has different applications and multifunctionality such as antistatic, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, thermal dissipations, flame retardant/fire resistance, anti-bacterial, hydrophobic, chemical tracer, etc.

AVANZARE have a highly qualified and large R&D department (21 professionals, 3500 m2 lab and a pilot plants), and the solid experience in European Innovation Projects, at the service of their customers, represent a strong competitive advantage.

National Technical University of Athens Asset Management and Development Corporation

National Technical University of Athens Asset Management and Development Corporation, Greece (NTUA-AMDC) – Lavrion Technological and Cultural Park

Lavrion Technological and Cultural Park (LTCP), is a body of scientific research, education, business and culture. Founded in place of the old French Mining Company of Lavrion (Compagnie Francaise des Mines du Laurium) in 1992, as a result of the initiative undertaken from the National Technical University of Athens.

LTCP aims at linking scientific and technological research conducted in Athens with the needs and interests of the business world to the realization of cultural events related to the promotion of the history and culture of the wider area of Lavreotiki and the emergence of the history of activities in the past had developed in the maintenance of premises. The LTCP area is a unique monument of industrial architecture and archeology and placed him in a series of housing facilities for business and research excelence.

The services provided by LTCP as well as its renovated facilities, continue to support research, education and technology. Today, LTCP is essentially the only Technology Park in Attica, which specializes in areas – keys of modern applied technology, such as information technology, electronics technology, telecommunications, robotics, technology laser, environmental technology, energy, shipbuilding, Marine technology, etc.


Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek N.V.

VITO is a leading European independent research and technology organisation in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, elaborating solutions for the large societal challenges of today.
VITO provides innovative and high-quality solutions, whereby large and small companies can gain a competitive advantage, and advises industry and governments on determining their policy for the future. VITO has 750 highly-qualified employees who work on international projects all around the world. VITO’s headquarters are located in Mol, Belgium, and the company has a subsidiary in China. The total turnover of VITO amounted to about 174 million euros in 2016.