The Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR) –Germany– is the central coordinating institution for research, development and demonstration projects in the field of renewable resources. It coordinates activities on renewable resources throughout Germany according to the guidelines of the R&D Funding programme for Renewable Resources.
BTG Biomass Technology Group BV –The Netherlands– is specialised in the sustainable production of bioenergy and bioproduct from biomass, residues and waste. BTG is actively involved in research on sustainability of biomass and bio-based products. It bridges the gap between the academic community and the marketplace.
The Stichting Nederlands Normalisatie – Instituut (NEN) –The Netherlands– is the Dutch knowledge-centre for standards and rules and supports over 1400 standardization committees with 7500 members. NEN is the Dutch representing member in international standardization organisations.
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability –Germany– is the world’s leading association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development. ICLEI Europe provides technical consulting, training, events and communication services to build capacity, share knowledge and support local governement in the implementation of sustainable development.
The University of Hull (UHULL) –United Kingdom– has a long history of research excellence, which include pioneering development in science and engineering, health, business, education, humanities and social sciences. Since its establishment in 1927, the University of Hull has gone from strength to strength. A forward-facing institution with a past that is rich in tradition, it has an illustrious history that includes the discovery of liquid-crystal technology and features some of the most inspirational figures of modern times.
The University of Łódź –Poland– is one of the leading institutions of higher education and science in Poland. There are several research centres active including the ‘Centre of Excellence in the Field of Knowledge-Based Economy’. The University actively participates in innovative development in the Łódź region, the entire country, as well as the European Union.
The nova-Institute –Germany– is specialized exclusively on the bio-based economy, with dedicated focus on bio-based chemicals and materials. Main areas of research and consultancy are market research and techno-economic evaluation on agricultural raw material supply and applications.
The Dutch Public Procurement Expertise Centre (PIANOo) –The Netherlands– brings experts in all areas related to public procurement including Procurement of Innovation, pools knowledge and experience, provides advice to public procurement officers and fosters dialogue between contracting authorities and the industry.