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Alternatively you can send us an email using the form provided below and you will be contacted as soon as possible.


Media Enquiries

Ciara Eustace,
Carr Communications

E-mail:
ciara.eustace@carrcommunications.ie

Tel: +353 1 772 8900
Fax: +353 1 772 8901

Use-It-Wisely
c/o Carr Communications,
5 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge,
Dublin 4,
Ireland.

Technical Enquiries

Göran Granholm,
Project Coordinator

E-mail:
Goran.Granholm@vtt.fi

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
P.O. Box 1000,
FI-02044 VTT,
Finland.

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Volvo

Industry Partner – Vehicle Manufacturing and Engineering

Sweden

AB Volvo
SE-405 08 Gothenburg,
Sweden.

Tel (Switch): +46 31 660000
Tel (Reception): +46 31 665170
Email: groupinfo@volvo.com
Web: www.volvogroup.com

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and drive systems for marine and industrial applications. Success is largely due to the company’s ability to continuously develop new innovative solutions that assist customers in their operations and that increase safety and reduce the environmental impact.

Most of the Group’s technical developments take place in Volvo Group Trucks Technology. All research, engine development and most of the purchasing for the entire Volvo Group are located here and this is where the Group’s trucks are developed.

Volvo Group Trucks Technology has approximately 10,000 employees, mostly engineers. They work in global teams with offices, workshops and laboratories in many countries worldwide.

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Vastalla

Vastalla

Industry Partner – IT and Software Engineering

Italy

Vastalla S.r.l.
Corso Giulio Cesare 338/26,
I-10154 Torino,
Italy.

Tel: +39 011 7950435
Fax: +39 011 19837330
Email: info@vastalla.com
Web: www.vastalla.com

Vastalla is an ISO 9001:2008 certified engineering and ICT company that offers IT consulting services, software engineering and system integration activities to help its Clients to solve problems in the following areas:

  • product development and engineering;
  • management and optimisation of processes.

Vastalla has strong competencies that allow it to offer Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and Infomobility dedicated solutions.

Furthermore Vastalla conducts Research & Development activities, also on behalf of thirds, aimed to the development of systems, subsystems and components in ICT, telecommunications, mechatronics and transports in space, aeronautical, terrestrial and naval domains.

Vastalla privileges a long term perspective and proposes itself as a reliable partner for its Clients and its suppliers. Vastalla strongly believes in building long term relationships with its Clients and with its own qualified suppliers.

Vastalla believes that to respond challenges coming from a global and very competitive market it is necessary to offer authentic value to its Clients. Part of this value offered to its Clients resides, other that in the competencies of its human resources, also in the R&D investments that Vastalla does on a regular basis. These investments aim to deepen further the internal competencies in Vastalla, to develop a patent pool and to increase the company’s intangibles.

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TNO

Research Partner

The Netherlands

TNO
Polarisavenue 151,
2132 JJ Hoofddorp,
The Netherlands.

Tel: (+31.88) 866 60 00
Infodesk: (+31.88) 866 08 66
Web: www.tno.nl

TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well-being of society.

TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. TNO’s unique position is attributable to its versatility and capacity to integrate this knowledge.

Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. We develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. To create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies innovate. To find creative answers to the questions posed by society.

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University of Málaga

University of Malaga

Academic Partner

Spain

Universidad de Málaga
Avda. Cervantes, 2,
29071 Málaga,
Spain.

Tel: 952 13 10 00
Web: www.uma.es

The University of Málaga (UMA, Universidad de Málaga) is a public university established in 1972. UMA’s campus is situated in the city of Málaga, on the south coast of Spain. Málaga university counts almost 40,000 students and 2,000 researchers.

The history of the University of Málaga begins in 1968 with the creation of the Association of Friends of the University of Málaga (Asociación de Amigos de la Universidad de Málaga). This association sought the creation of the university because of the needs of the city (it was the only European city of over 300,000 inhabitants which did not have a university.) The University of Málaga was founded by decree of 18 August 1972 by grouping existing centers in the late 1960s: the Polytechnic University of Málaga (Spanish: Escuela Universitaria Politécnica) established in 1928, the Normal School, the Faculty of Economics and the Seminar.

At the time of creation, the university provided the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Medicine, which was created after the ratification of the decree. Its first location was the El Ejido Campus, along with several administrative centres around the city. After several years of constant change has become a public university with an average of 37,000 students enrolled each year (2002) and 4000 graduates per year (2002) working side by side with 1,800 researchers (2001).

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University of Nottingham

Academic Partner

The University of Nottingham
University Park,
Nottingham NG7 2RD,
U.K.

Tel: (+44.115) 951 5151
Fax: (+44.115) 951 3666
Web: www.nottingham.ac.uk

The University of Nottingham (informally known as Nottingham University) is a public research university based in Nottingham, England, the United Kingdom. It was founded as University College Nottingham in 1881 and granted a Royal Charter in 1948.

Nottingham’s main campus, University Park, is situated on the outskirts of the City of Nottingham, with a number of smaller campuses and a teaching hospital (Queen’s Medical Centre) located elsewhere in Nottinghamshire. Outside the United Kingdom, Nottingham has campuses in Semenyih, Malaysia and Ningbo, China. Nottingham is organised into five constituent faculties, within which there are more than 50 departments, institutes and research centres. Nottingham has around 34,000 students and 9,000 staff and had a total income of £520 million in 2012/13, of which £100 million was from research grants and contracts.

As of 2013 the university was ranked 24th nationally and 157th internationally by Times Higher Education. A 2014 survey suggested it is the most targeted university by the UK’s top employers. In 2012 Nottingham was ranked 13th in the world in terms of the number of alumni listed among CEOs of the Fortune Global 500. It is also ranked 2nd (joint with Oxford) in the 2012 Summer Olympics table of British medal winners. In the 2011 GreenMetric World University Ranking, Nottingham was the world’s most sustainable campus.

Among the university’s alumni is the author DH Lawrence. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Virgo Consortium, the European University Association, the Russell Group, Universities UK, Universitas 21 and participates in the Sutton Trust Summer School programme.

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Thales Alenia Space

Industry Partner – Space Technologies

Italy

Thales Alenia Space
Strada Antica di Collegno 253,
10146 Torino,
Italy.

Tel: 39 06 415 14 24 24
Web: www.thalesgroup.com/en/thales-alenia-space

Thales Alenia Space is a joint subsidiary of Thales (67%) and Finmeccanica (33%), and a partner in the Space Alliance along with Telespazio. The company has 7,500 employees in France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany and United States, and posted total revenues of 2.1 billion euros in 2011.

Thales Alenia Space has more than 40 years of experience in the design, integration, testing, operation and commissioning of innovative space systems. Featuring cutting-edge technologies, these systems meet the needs of commercial, government, scientific, defense and security customers from around the world.

The satellites and payloads designed by Thales Alenia Space set the global standard for space systems that provide communications and navigation services, monitor our environment and the oceans, help us better understand climate change and drive scientific progress. The company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of communications satellites, platforms and payloads, which account for 50% of its business, offering a complete range of solutions, from high-performance components to turnkey systems.

Thales Alenia Space has been the prime contractor for European weather satellites for more than three decades. The company is also a strategic supplier of military satellite communications systems in Europe, as prime contractor for three generations of the Syracuse system in France and two generations of its Italian counterpart Sicral, and space segment prime for the German system Satcom BW.

Always a pivotal partner in Europe’s missions to explore our Solar System, Thales Alenia Space has integrated orbiters, produced sub-surface radars and, above all, the company designed the Huygens probe – a world first, which explored the atmosphere of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. Thales Alenia Space is also prime contractor for ExoMars, ESA’s most ambitious Mars mission, and for Herschel and Planck, the largest space observatories ever built in Europe. In addition, we developed Corot, the French “exoplanet” hunter, and we are working on the Alma radiotelescope array in Chile.

Advanced electronics from Thales Alenia Space represents about half of the avionics used on the Ariane 5 launcher. In addition, the company is the only European subcontractor on the Russian Soyuz launchers now being operated from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana, as supplier of the European safety kit.

Thales Alenia Space is also a leading supplier to the International Space Station and is a pivotal player in space systems designed to explore the Universe.

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Tecnatom

Industry Partner – Nuclear Energy

Spain

Tecnatom
Avda. Montes de Oca, 1
28703 San Sebastian de los Reyes,
Madrid,
Spain.

C.I.F. A-28074078 / V.A.T. ES A-28074078

Tel: (+34.91) 659 8600
Fax: (+34.91) 659 8677
Web: www.tecnatom.es

Tecnatom is an engineering company based in Madrid, Spain, that has provided services to the nuclear industry since its creation in 1957. The company’s main activity centres on the rendering of inspection and component structural integrity services, the training of operations personnel by means of full-scope simulators and engineering in support of plant operation.

The owners of Tecnatom are the Spanish electricity utilities with interest in the country’s nuclear power plants and the company currently has more than 750 employees, approximately 50% of which are post-graduates, this being explained by the complex technologies associated with the service that it provides.

During the last decade, Tecnatom has diversified its services and products on the international market, taking them to other industrial sectors such as aeronautics, the petrochemical sector, etc.

The company supplies services and products with a high technological component, which it improves continuously in order to adapt to the needs and requirements of the clients and markets. To achieve this improvement, the company has implemented a Technological Innovation Plan, which implies the heavy investments necessary to maintain technological leadership on the national and international markets.

Having developed in-house products means that the latter may be supplied to others, thus initiating a diversification of the company’s activities and taking it from being a supplier of services to also being a supplier of products. Consequently, diversification is almost an obligation, not only in order to increase the economic activity of the company but also to address and undertake technological innovations that would not be profitable if used only for the services that Tecnatom provides to the nuclear sector.

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SEAbility

Industry Partner – Shipping and Logistics

Greece

SEAbility
1, Klisovis st. / PO Box 80528,
GR-18510 Piraeus,
Greece.

Tel: (+30) 210 4281870
Fax: (+30) 210 4280130
Email: SEA@SEAbility.eu
Web: www.seability.eu

Drawing on a family tradition in the field of shipping agencies spanning more than 100 years (from 1910), SEAbility Ltd. is active in the fields of shipping agencies, intermodal transport (road, air, sea) and logistics.

At the same time the company is an ICT and technology provider offering SoA solutions and consultancy services on all areas of transportation and not only as it is working also in areas covering environmental issues, smart cities and especially its pillars related with transport and energy and safety and security applications. SEAbility is also active in the area of custom ICT solutions and software tools that supports the day to day operation of transport services and infrastructure.

The Company’s philosophy of uncompromising quality drives the creation and provision of services that not only meet the needs of its customers and partners, but exceed their expectations. Recognising that success is not a birthright, the Company maintains the values that led it to its current position and has adopted a people centric, technology based and modern management approach to drive the continuation of its growth.

SEAbility has an established presence in three countries with offices in Greece (Athens and Thessaloniki), in Cyprus (Limassol) and in Bulgaria (Varna and Sofia).

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RD Velho

Industry Partner – Engineering and Design

Finland

RD Velho
Myyrmäentie 2A,
01600 Vantaa,
Finland.

Tel: (+358.10) 821 4800
Fax: 0030 210 6021556
Email: sales@rdvelho.com
Web: www.rdvelho.com/en/

RD Velho Ltd is a strongly growing engineering office who has concentrated on producing product development services for electrical and electro-mechanical devices. Our core competence can be found in the mechanical engineering, industrial design and industrial package design.

We design, manage or implement the external tasks of your core operations effectively and flexibly. The task of our operations models is to find the saving points, provide new viewpoints, save time and thus increases the profitability.

Referring to our experience of many years in product development projects, production and customer service tasks, we dare to say that we are ”the wizards of our business”.

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