The SMART consortium comprises a wide range of stakeholders related to surface transport: Private Technology Transfer companies, Regional SMEs Clusters, Public Innovation Agencies, and Large Enterprises linked to Regional Clusters.
Private Technology Transfer companies:
CIAOTECH Srl (Italy)
CIAOTECH Srl is one of the leading companies in Europe specialised in technology transfer. The company is part of the PNO consultants group (The Netherlands), an international group created in 1984 which counts on over 400 employees, 33 offices and presence in 15 European countries, and that today represents the largest European organization focused on technology transfer. CIAOTECH has a wide experience in supporting the realization of technology transfer actions within the framework of European RTD or innovation projects, either in the management phase, as well as in transversal activities such as evaluation, exploitation, training or dissemination tasks, supported by the large presence of the Company in Europe.
Econet is a European leading independent consultancy company specialized in technology-transfer and dynamisation of R&D projects. Created in 1991 and based in Madrid, our long-term experience lies in the European public funding segment. For the last 20 years, we have collaborated with the main European players and Institutions creating a solid foundation to provide professional services at the highest excellence level. econet guarantees independent, reliable and professional advice, keeping its client’s ambitions in the spotlight and providing high added value services throughout Europe to a wide range of organizations, from SMEs to multinational companies, technological platforms, multi-stakeholder partnerships, universities and public bodies.
Public Innovation Agencies:
IMAST is an Italian Technological District on polymeric and composite materials engineering and structures. The company's application fields are aeronautics, automotive, biomedical sector, polymeric electronics, naval and buildings. IMAST has the mission to realize an integrated system on research, training and innovation to develop the territory, to improve knowledge, to promote new technologies and to increase the competitiveness of partners.
IMAST manages the Italian Technological District on polymeric and composite materials engineering and structures. The main industrial application field is in the transport sector (aeronautics, automotive, railway and naval). Additionally, the Company acts in the polymeric electronics, buildings and biomedical areas. IMAST acts as a Corporate Research Centre with the mission to realize an integrated system of research, training and innovation for developing the territory, improving knowledge, promoting new technologies and increasing the competitiveness of partners.
FUNDACION CALIDADE (Spain)
Foundation to Foster Industrial Quality and Technological development of Galicia is a non profit organization by the Regional Ministry of Economy and Industry of the Galician Government.. The main goal of the Foundation is to promote the dissemination of innovation and technology policies. It is a member of the EEN Network through the Galactea Plus Node.
Within the Foundation, OPIDi is the Research and Development International Programs Office. OPIDi aims to foster the participation of Galician R&D entities in international research programs.
Large Enterprises linked to Regional Clusters:
SELEX ELSAG (Italy)
SELEX ELSAG is the Finmeccanica centre of excellence for the design and production of systems, services and solutions in automation, security, transport, defence & space, and information technology. Building on the integration of Elsag and Datamat in 2007, Elsag Datamat is a company in Finmeccanica group, one of the world's leading industrial conglomerates. The offering in automation, security, transport, defence & space and information technology draws on expertise acquired in major projects of vital importance for "system Italy!
Regional SMEs Clusters:
FTO SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS (Iceland)
Driving Sustainability engages entrepreneurs, decision makers and investors in a process designed to drive system change in transportation. Through its conferences and process DS accelerates investment in cities and helps them fulfill global environmental commitments.