The ALBATT project is being developed by 20 European partners, from 10 countries, representing both sides - industry and education - and 3 associated partners, that cooperate with the project to advise on the strategic vision.
The city of Skellefteå has approximately 73 000 inhabitants, an area of 6800 square kilometres and is situated in Northern Sweden, approximately 300 km south of the Arctic Circle. One of the target areas that we focus on is developing a “smart city” together with the universities present at Campus Skellefteå – mainly Luleå University of technology. Skellefteå kommun is the main coordinator of the project. The organisation has a long experience from managing and co-managing large projects, from FP5-FP6 and Horizon 2020 projects, Erasmus+ projects as well as different Interreg and TEN-T programs.
AIA represents voluntary association of businesses involved in automotive manufacturing chain, research institutions, schools and other similar entities or natural persons, who are interested in actively contributing to the development of the Czech automotive industry. It currently has 147 members.
ATEC is a nonprofit private association, established in 2003, with the promoters and founding members, Volkswagen Autoeuropa , Siemens , Bosch and CCILA (Portuguese-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry), which celebrated with the Portuguese State, a cooperation agreement. The constitution of ATEC was based on the need to create an organization that would contribute significantly to increasing of qualifications/professional skills available in Portugal and, consequently, to increase the quality and productivity of the business while providing high levels of employability.
Eupportunity is an EU affairs consulting company, founded in 2009, with a deep knowledge of the European institutions, its procedures and a respectable network of contacts in Brussels. Through representation and advocacy services we identify the key issues, the political players and analyse the trends at stake to build up a personalised and up to date advocacy and public affairs strategy by drawing up action plans, targets and the respective timetables. With 9 permanent staff, we represent interests’ positions in all relevant fora and define measures to support communicating and disseminating expertise or activities from different entities in the international arena and promote increasing awareness of developments and trends in several domains and sectors.
OY MERINOVA AB, MERINOVA Technology Centre, host of www.EnergyVaasa.fi largest clean-tech cluster of the Nordics, promotes the utilization of new technologies and methods for the growth and success of companies by offering development services especially to companies in the energy technology cluster. MERINOVA coordinates and manages the EnergyVaasa cluster. The Nordic Leader in Energy Technology consists of more than 140 companies, employs over 11.000 staff, annual turnover of more than 4,4 billion Euro and 80 % export rate, which is 12 % of Finland’s technology industry.
VAMIA is a non-profit organisation run by the City of Vaasa . It is a multidisciplinary vocational education organisation with approx. 7000 students per year (3000 full time) and is the largest VET organisation in the region. VAMIA is offering vocational education and further vocational education at EQF level 4 to youth (16-19 years), to adults and to working life. Vamia offers programs in Finnish, Swedish and English and is offering a wide range of services with a focus on supporting lifelong learning. Vaasa also hosts the largest energy cluster in Northern Europe.
VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava was founded in 1849, and has since grown into a modern institution of higher learning. Ostrava has long been a hub of major industry in central Europe, and study and research at VŠB-TUO is informed by historically close ties with major international companies, as well as by joint research and mobility programmes with university partners the world over. VŠB-TUO is the fourth largest university in the Czech Republic with over 20,000 students studying in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in seven faculties and two all-University study programmes. VŠB-TUO has more than 2,500 employees.
ACEA is a European association of vehicle manufacturers covering in practice all OEMs in the EU (cca 99% of the production in the EU). It represents the interests of the industry towards the European institutions and is the key stakeholder in all the areas related to the automotive industry – industrial policy, climate and energy policies and transport policy. ACEA also coordinates inputs and the perspectives of the automotive sector where due to the subsidiarity principle the key competences are in the hands of the member states – like education, social policy etc. ACEA belongs to the essential partners to the European Commission when preparing legislative and non-legislative initiatives in the areas relevant to the industrial policy and automotive sector at all.
The Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association–APIA – was established in 1994 and today gathers the most important companies operating in the automotive industry: manufacturers, importers of motor vehicles, as well as other reputed companies acting in the field of spare parts, accessories or lubricants, having more than 60 members. Starting with the year 1996, APIA is a full right member of the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers–OICA, forum of the world motor vehicle manufacturers.
Founded in 2009, Corvus Energy provides purpose-engineered energy storage solutions for marine, oil & gas and port applications. Corvus Energy has the largest installed base of ESSs with the largest number of projects completed in the maritime industry. Corvus Energy har approx. 170 employees. More than 90% of large commercial hybrid vessels utilize a Corvus ESS. Custom developed mechanical and electrical design combined with state-of-the-art battery management systems, provides Corvus Energy’s customers with not only lower maintenance costs but also reduced fuel consumption, and emissions.
EFACEC Energia, Máquinas e Equipamentos Eléctricos, S.A. is a company of the EFACEC Power Solutions Group, the largest Portuguese group in the electromechanical sector. The areas where EFACEC Energia is active involve the supply of turnkey engineering systems, including detailed project, procurement, assembly and testing. EFACEC Energia carries out its activities in the fields of Energy, providing Energy Solutions projected for Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Power Systems Automation.
The University of Porto (Universidade do Porto) is a public research university located in Porto, founded in 1911. It is the second largest Portuguese university after the university of Lisbon by number of enrolled students and has one of the most noted research outputs in Portugal. The Faculty of Engineering. FEUP, at University of Porto is one of Portugal’s most prestigious teaching and research institutions in engineering and related fields. In addition, FEUP’s modern building complex, inaugurated in 2000, at Polo II (Asprela) of the University of Porto, has become an important “incubator” for innovation and knowledge, fueled by the impressive work done by the research centers that it hosts and their proximity to the business and social milieu.
The battery platform HE3DA® used based on license agreement in the manufacturing process is not just one battery but it is a new battery technology platform, it allows for flexible cell design with parameters that fit the intended use (capacity, charging and discharging time, price, volumetric capacity, shape, etc.).
In 2003 ISCN GesmbH in Graz, Austria, has been founded as a SW and consultancy office working with leading Automotive, electronics, and software industry and closely collaborating with teams at the universities in Graz (TU Graz, FH Joanneum). An ISCN Group was formed 2010 with more sites joining from Vienna (Austria) and Grenoble (France). ISCN experts have experience with Automotive engineering standards and ISCN GesmbH moderates a German working party of Tier 1 in Automotive and electronic industry of innovation task forces since 2003 (kicked off by the Bavarian SW initiative, www.soqrates.de).
Northvolt is accelerating the transition to a decarbonized society by building a next generation battery cell factory. This venture will not only provide Europe with domestic battery manufacturing capacity but develop a blueprint for manufacturing a sustainable battery. Northvolt’s large-scale factory, Northvolt Ett, will produce 32 GWh of battery capacity. The factory will be located in Skellefteå, Sweden, and will be powered entirely by clean hydropower. To develop technologies for Northvolt Ett, and as a base of advancing research, Northvolt will establish a demonstration line and R&D facility, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås, which will be used to qualify and industrialize products and processes.
CCKF Limited, trading as Realizeit (www.realizeitlearning.com), is an Irish Company specialising in the development of an intelligent adaptive learning platform which is utilised in elementary, secondary, higher education, and corporate settings. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland where the core research and development takes place, the company also has offices in Chicago, IL. The company employs more than 40 people.
Established in 2009, SPIN360's mission is to support innovation and development strategies for Enterprises and whole industrial sectors in the fields of Employment, training, sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility EcoDesign of processes and products, Supply chain management. SPIN 360 specialised researches help the strategic development of corporations and whole industrial sectors in the fields of: Employment, Skills development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Sustainability and life cycle assessment.
The University of Maribor is the second largest university in Slovenia educating about 22 000 students and employing about 1800 employees. It is an autonomous, scientific research and educational institution with purpose to transfer knowledge through different educational programs. The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Maribor (UM FERI) is one of the leading teaching and research institution in the field of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in Slovenia.
The University of Vaasa (the UVA, www.univaasa.fi/en) is a business-oriented, multidisciplinary, and highly international university consisting of four academic schools: Accounting and Finance, Management, Marketing and Communication, and Technology and Innovations. The research is done in three open, multidisciplinary research platforms: Vaasa Energy Business Innovation Centre - VEBIC, Digital Economy, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship InnoLab. The research in VEBIC focuses on different kind of energy storages, flexible energy production, smart grids, power electronic interfaces of distributed energy resources, the electrical systems of engine-driven power plants, renewable fuels and on reducing the waste energy and emissions of the energy production.
Vestland County is situated on the west coast of Norway and has a population of about 636 500 inhabitants (2019). The region is newly formed under the 2020 Norwegian regional reform and was established on 1 January 2020. (formerly Hordaland and Sogn & Fjordane counties). The county is made up of 43 municipalities each with their own governing councils.The county administration, Vestland County Council (VCC), is situated in Bergen (second largest city in Norway) with offices also in Leikanger and Førde.
BATTERY 2030+ is the large-scale and long-term European research initiative with the vision of inventing the sustainable batteries of the future, to enable Europe to reach the goals of a climate-neutral society envisaged in the European Green Deal.
EIT Inno Energy was designated as a Knowledge and Innovation Community (Innovation Community) by the EIT's Governing Board on 16 December 2009 in Budapest. The priority area which this Innovation Community addresses is sustainable energy.
EIT RawMaterials is the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. Its mission is to enable sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals and materials sector along the value chain by driving innovation, education and entrepreneurship.
CLEPA is the voice of European automotive suppliers, representing over 3.000 companies which employ 5.000.000 employees, invest over €20 billion yearly in R&I and provide solutions for safe, smart and sustainable mobility.
Founded in 1994, the Verband Region Stuttgart (association of local authorities within the Stuttgart Region) works hand in hand with other institutions to ensure the area’s international competitiveness, and to co-ordinate collaboration between local towns and districts. The region is the first in Germany to have its own directly elected parliamentary assembly , making for fast, effective decision-making on local issues.
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