Center for Research and Technology, (CERTH) Greece

The Centre for Research and Technology–Hellas (CERTH) is a legal, non-profit entity organized under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Greek Ministry of Education. CE.RTH., currently s consists of four Institutes located in the capital cities of Thessaly Region. The Institute of Research and Technology Thessaly of CERTH is leading this project, having extensive experience in development of imaging software for complex engineering applications. It has been involved in 10 FP7 projects related with inspection techniques and advanced modeling software.

Robotic Society in Finland (ROBO) Finland

Robotics Society in Finland promotes robotics in Finland for Finnish industries by arranging seminars and excursions for robotics professionals, collecting statistics of robot usage, publishing books and articles, and promoting research activity. The Society is a non-profit organization according to the taxation authority in Finland. The number of company members in the Society is around 40 members, of which 80% are SMEs. There are also professionals as members. The number of individual members is 320 persons.

Agrupacion Pyme Para La Sinergia En I Mas D SL (AGPYME) Spain

AGPYME is an organization of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which aims to combine efforts and synergies with their members for the improvement of the Research and Development (R&D). In the current economic situation the importance of developing R&D in Spanish SMEs has become a strategic decision for the future. AGPYME aims to aid their members through innovation during the current extremely competitive market.. The Association enrolls about 1400 companies employing little short of 19.000 employees.


The Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece (SEPVE) was founded in April 1994 as a private non-for-profit organisation and is based in Thessaloniki. From its foundation until the present day it has been the only collective body representing the interests and concerns of the information technology businesses active in Northern Greece (regions of Macedonia, Thrace and Thessaly). Today SEPVE proudly numbers more than 250 member enterprises. Over the 17 years since its foundation the Association has organized a significant number of events, training seminars, conferences and forums, while taking part in an even larger number of such events organized by other associations and agencies. SEPVE has also focused on organizing business delegations to countries in South Eastern Europe.

Turkish NDT association (TNDT) Turkey

The main aim of the TNDT is to promote and participate in the development and application of NDT in Turkey, to represent the Turkish NDT community at international level, to widen the international co-operation, to organize conferences for information exchange, to organize educational programs.

Liverpool Chamber Commercial and Industry (LCCS) UK

The Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the largest employer representative organization in the Liverpool City Region. It was established in 1850 to protect the interests of the merchants and businesses in the city. The organization has 1700 business members from different sections.

Oikon LTD., Institute for applied ecology (OIKON) Croatia

Oikon Ltd is an environmental SME company located in Zagreb, Croatia, with a staff of 39 persons. Their business activities range from environmental consultancy services to provision of integral specialist studies and research in the field of applied ecology. They are focused in environment protection, spatial planning, forestry, landscape architecture, management, marine biology and information & communication technology. They have national and international customers which are companies that use and/or control the use of natural resources. Professional services delivered by Oikon include studies and assessment for environmental purposes, including identification of soil pollution, and environmental modelling (geostatistics, spatio-temporal modelling, raster GIS). Oikon has experience in representing products from other companies aiming to provide “high-end” software solutions and equipment that are mostly analytical and predictive tools, which aid responsible decision making in nature and environment protection. It is a member of numerous scientific and professional international and national organisations. It is the Soil Associations – Woodmark representative in Croatia for FSC Certification of forests and wood processing industry.


The founding members of NOVOCAPTIS have many years work experience in academic, research and industrial organisations in Greece and abroad. Posts held include responsibilities in basic and applied research, product design and development and management. In early 2010 NOVOCAPTIS was established for providing cutting edge product and services in the consumer and service robotics, ambient intelligence, ambient assisted living, environmental applications, education and entertainment. There is expertise in system development and integration tasks as well as in software engineering project management and developing large software systems of high quality with traditional and agile methods. Other skills include the development of cognitive and intelligent architectures for the robotic, cognitive systems and ambient intelligence areas; engineering skills in developing systems in the micro scale; target tracking; computational vision and others.

I&T Nardoni Institute (I&T) Italy

I&T Nardoni was established in 1998 in Brescia, Italy, to introduce advanced NDT techniques to complement the traditional ones. It is active with a wide range of NDT methods. In particular, I&T has developed advanced computerised ultrasonic techniques for the fully automated acquisition of NDT data. It has also developed computerised Tomography. They are active in the environmental field offering several monitoring services for public administrations and for private customers. It is a family business run by Nardoni family and they have currently 10 fulltime employees.

City University of London (CITY) UK

City University London is a leading global University committed to academic excellence, focused on business and the professions and located in the heart of London. City has over 100 years of research experience and has been consistently highly ranked in the top 5% of universities in the world according to The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011. Over 80% of our submitted research is recognized as being of international in quality and the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) identified 15 areas of academic activity where our research was assessed as achieving world-leading quality in terms of originality, significance and rigour. Its mission, as outlined in its Strategy, is to lead London in education, research and knowledge transfer for businesses and the professions. It had a total income of £178.5 million in 2009/10, of which £8 million was from research grants and contracts. City University has proven expertise in systems and control and measurements & instrumentation focusing on experimental and theoretical research from the early 1970s. The Systems and Control Centre manages this project and has expertise in control systems design, control of complex systems, systems integration, signal processing, lifecycle analysis, safety reliability, maintenance, and risk. The Instrumentation and Sensors Centre focuses on measurement and instrumentation, machine vision, biomedical engineering, photonics, and computer aided modelling and design. CITY attracts support to promote engagement with industry in both basic and applied research and in advanced systems design, aiming for excellence in meeting current challenges in systems integration, sensing, reliability, safety and control from industry through novel development and applications in relevant methodologies and technologies. The vision of the Centre is the expansion of international excellence and relevance to stakeholders, bringing expertise to bear on niche industrial problems.

Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) Greece

The National Technical University is the oldest and most prestigious educational institution of Greece in the field of technology, and has contributed unceasingly to the country's scientific, technical and economic development since its foundation in 1836. Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) is an institute of NTUA. ICCS has a very experienced team with deep knowledge in robotic systems and the development of automated or semi-automated controlled systems. Numerous scientific papers and research projects have been accomplished in ICCS ’s labs.

Center for Technology Research and Innovation (CETRI) Cyprus

Center for Technology Research and Innovation is a research center which aims to help companies and public institutions to implement technological innovations. CETRI provides first class R&D services and tools for various engineering and electronic product development and embedded systems. Located in Cyprus, it provides engineering excellence in numerous scientific fields such as mechatronics and robotics. The control systems subgroup is designing and implementing intelligent machines which can do work too dirty, too dangerous, too precise or too tedious for humans. It also seeks to push the boundary on the level of capability for many forms of autonomous, semi-autonomous and teleoperated machines.


INETEC, founded in 1991, has thus a 21-years experience in the field of developing technologies for nuclear power plant examination, providing their inspection, and conducting different kinds of engineering studies. The company is active in probes, including software and instruments for non-destructive examination. The products and services meet international standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO/IEC 17025. In addition, INETEC nas a NDE School and Training Center with the purpose to train, educate, qualify and certify people in line with the requirements of SNT-TC-1A, CP-189 and the ET method (QDA) in accordance with EPRI Guidelines. INETEC provides eddy current and ultrasonic preservice and in-service inspection of PWR and VVER steam generators with its own sophisticated equipment. The company has experienced service personnel and state-of-the-art equipment to efficiently inspect all VVER 440/1000 and PWR type steam generator tubing. INETEC has performed a great number of reactor pressure vessel (RPV) inspections worldwide and has an experienced personnel and state-of-the-art equipment to efficiently inspect all types of VVER and PWR RPVs. INETEC provides reactor pressure vessel (RPV) head inspection on both VVER and PWR type of RPV heads and inspection of control rod drive protection pipe (CRD PP) welds on VVER 440. The company also provides in-service inspection of various heat exchangers as a part of balance of plant (BoP) inspections. The large number of secondary side heat exchangers, including turbine condensers has to be periodically inspected to ensure maximum operating capability of the plant and to provide information about the condition of the secondary side heat exchangers tubing, as well as the general condition. Finally, since 1997. INETEC has been in the „Registry of research and development legal entities“ (under Nr. 210/1997) issued by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Croatian government, in the field of technical sciences“.

TECOS – Slovenian Tool and Die Development centre

TECOS Slovenian Tool and Die Development Centre was founded in 1994 as a association for research support to Slovenian tool making for the break through to the most demanding foreign markets. Today, TECOS is a modern European technology association that offers research and development support to small and large companies in the metal processing industry, polymer industry and wood or non-metallic composites industry. Comprehensive support to the plastic, metal and tool making industry is provided through a wide range of top-level services. Our core competence is in the fields of product design, structural analysis, tool making, optical metrology, reverse engineering and specialised trainings for specific polymer processing and tool making skills.

TECOS – Slovenian Tool and Die Development centre