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ITENE

ITENE is a non-profit Research centre integrated with businesses, entities and institutions related to Packaging, Transport and Logistics. ITENE has participated in 39 projects from FP6 and FP7 (some of the are currently in execution) and is currently involved in 5 H2020 projects.

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KEAS

Kastamonu Entegre (KEAS), which was established under Hayat Holding in 1969 to produce in the forestry and wood products sector, has become a regional leader with a 32% of market share. In 7 factories in Turkey, 2 in Romania, 1 in Bulgaria, 1 in Bosnia Herzegovina and 2 in Russia, KEAS is producing particleboard, MDF, laminate flooring, melamine faced boards, worktops, doorskins.

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KNEIA

KNEIA is an SME that works with public companies, research institutions, government agencies and investors to improve the ROI on R&D. The company provides assessment services on innovation management, knowledge transfer and implementation of scientific technological structures worldwide, for the improvement of the competitiveness and the technological progress of companies.

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LIPOR

LIPOR – Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto is responsible for the management, recovery and treatment of the Municipal Waste produced in the eight associated municipalities: Espinho, Gondomar, Maia, Matosinhos, Porto, Póvoa de Varzim, Valongo and Vila do Conde. Lipor was founded in 1982 as a Municipalities Association and it has implemented an integrated waste management, recovered, developed and built infrastructures and organized awareness campaigns for the population.

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MAIER

MAIER is one of the first plastic component supplier with up to 2,000 employees in 8 countries with global sales above 212M€, being part of the biggest co-operative group in the world (global sales above 13,200 M€ and a workforce above 82,000 employees). MAIER manufactures components for the automotive industry.

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Microcab

Microcab has pioneered the design of lean weight, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles from its base in Coventry, UK, supported by Coventry University, a shareholder in the company. The Microcab team has 12 years experience in the design of hydrogen vehicles, having integrated a range of fuel cells into various new vehicle designs from 2001. All vehicles are specifically designed to improve air quality, with zero emissions at point of use, and be extremely efficient, supporting the global sustainability agenda as resources become more scarce.

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Moretti Compact

Since its founding in the ‘70s, Moretti Compact is synonymous of commitment and constant investment in technology, research and development. Today, the company has confirmed its status as a leading market force in the children’s bedroom furniture industry: products realized by Moretti Compact are 100% made in Italy and their certifications are a guarantee of safety, respect for the environment, cutting-edge technology and modern, functional designs.

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Next Technology

NTT (www.tecnotex.it) is a private non-profit research company established in Prato (Italy) since 1972. It has a staff of around 15 people, including employees and in-house consultants. NTT represents a reference point for research and technological innovation in the textile sector in Italy. The company is actively involved in research and demonstration projects on textile processing and textile machinery design realised at regional, national and European level.

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Oakdene Hollins

We are a research and consulting company advising on sustainability and the circular economy with offices in the UK and in Brussels. We work with policy makers at a governmental level and businesses wishing to effect change in their organisations. Our aim is to provide the sound, evidenced research and advice which will enable our clients to create a more resource efficient and sustainable economy.

Our work is managed under three themes of Circular Economy, Sustainable Products and Services and the associated Enabling Technologies and Materials.

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Technische Universiteit Delft

The Industrial Design Engineering Faculty (IDE) at TU Delft is one of the oldest and largest in the world; it has a leading role in the development of the discipline. IDE has a track record in eco-design, hosting a Design for Sustainability research group since the early 1990s and a group on Circular Product Design since 2015.The faculty is regarded as a global leader in the field of design research, with currently more than 100 researchers. Design for sustainability, circular economy and new business models are focal topics of the research at the department.

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Technoplants

Technoplants srl was born in 1984 by founder Marco Gualtieri and became from the beginning a preferred supplier for some well-known local company. In 1990 Claudio Bracali joins the company. He had accumulated a long experience as a designer of mechanical-textile machinery and contributed to the construction of new machinery, which received success both in Italy and abroad. In the middle '90s Technoplants srl discerns the demand for end-of-line machinery which can automate the final transformation processes of non woven products.

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Tecnaro

Founded in 1998, TECNARO GmbH develops, produces and markets bio-based and biodegradable materials. The business is focused on three different material families: Liquid Wood ARBOFORM®, Wood Plastic Composites ARBOFILL® and Biopolymer Compound ARBOBLEND®. ARBOFORM® and ARBOBLEND® consist of biopolymers like the wood constituent lignin or of lignin derivatives and/or other biopolymers like Polylactic Acid, Polyhydroxyalkanoates etc. used as a binder for natural fibers.

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TOMRA

TOMRA is a market leading manufacture of optical sensors including near infra-red,x-ray,laser,camera technologies for identifying ALL recyclable materials and sorting. TOMRA Sorting Recycling designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting technologies for the global recycling and waste management industry. Over 4,000 systems have been installed in 40 countries worldwide.

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UNE

The Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE) is a non-profit-making, private, independent and multisector organisation, recognised at National, European and International level. Through the development of technical standards, helps improve the quality and competitiveness of companies, products and services. 

As a standardization body, UNE is the national representative and member of the European (CEN/CENELEC), International (ISO/IEC) and Panamerican (COPANT) Standards Organizations, and a member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

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Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya - MCIA

UPC - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Barcelona Tech, a public institution for higher education and technology, is one of biggest Universities in Spain, with more than 38.000 students, 42 departments and 61 research centers. The MCIA Research Group develops its activity at the UPC. MCIA Group was established in January of 1998 in Terrassa, Spain. Nowadays, the Group has been recognized as a Consolidated Research Group and a member of the Technology and Innovation Network of the local Government of Catalonia.

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