Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) is an institution of higher education in Limerick publically funded by the Government of Ireland and set up under the IoT legislation. It is one of 13 such institutes in Ireland. The Institute has five campuses spread across Limerick City, County Tipperary and County Clare in the Mid West Region of Ireland. There are currently 610 staff at all campuses in LIT comprising of 461 permanent staff and 149 part time and contracted staff members.
The Research, Development and Innovation units, (RDI) are located in Limerick and Tipperary with 6 enterprise hubs across the 3 counties and are involved in research, enterprise support, training, social and community development and is active in regional development and European participation through EU funded projects. In addition to its research development and enterprise activities, the Development Unit implements a wide range of projects in partnership with academic institutes at home and abroad, professional organisations, local and central government, representative organisations, industry and commercial bodies.
The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) was established in 2000 and represents the majority of the European heat pump industry. Its members comprise: heat pump and component manufacturers, research institutes, universities, testing labs and national associations. Its key goal is to promote awareness and proper deployment of heat pump technology in the European market for residential, commercial and industrial applications. All EHPA activities are aimed at overcoming market barriers and dissemination of information in order to speed up market development of heat pumps for heating, cooling and hot water production. The association actively monitors current EU and National legislation developments and provides technology related knowledge to actors in the policy-making process.
The International Energy Research Centre (IERC), located in Cork, Ireland is a collaborative research organization that seeks to identify and exploit opportunities in the energy demand space through a holistic, systems approach to technology, policy, and markets. The IERC delivers the research needed to enable improvements through the five lenses of technology, analytics, behaviour, business models, and policy and regulation.
IERC Industry members work collaboratively with leading researchers to address the energy demand side challenges by examining how the highest quality of end use service can be delivered at maximum efficiency.
Technological Corporation of Andalusia (CTA) is a private foundation that was born from a public-private partnership. For 15 years, CTA has been supporting R&D activities through financing, mentoring and cooperation with main Andalusian stakeholders, emerging as a singular multi-sectorial, innovation cluster. More than 700 R&D business projects have been funded by CTA with more than €M175.
Currently, CTA is owned by more than 160 companies, 70% of them SMEs, in 7 main European industrial priority sectors: ICT, aerospace and productive processes, agri-food, biotechnology, building and civil engineering, energy and environment and tourism.
The Energiesparverband (ESV) is the regional energy agency of Upper Austria, founded in 1991 by the regional government. ESV has a key role in achieving the region's success in decarbonisation - it drives the energy transition with comprehensive activities on energy efficiency, renewable energy and innovative energy technologies. The agency serves companies (industry and SMEs), municipalities and households with a range of information, training and funding programmes. As the competence centre for energy funding and energy technologies, it supports businesses and municipalities with tailor-made solutions. It drives energy innovation through the regional energy R&D programme and a programme dedicated to energy contracting. It is also in charge of the energy activities within the region's Cleantech-Cluster (research organisations and businesses in energy and environment).
RINA is a global corporation that provides services across the Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure and Industry sectors through a global network of 170 offices in 65 countries. Through its 3.700 talented professionals, RINA provides a wide range of high quality tailored solutions aiming to back up the market operators across the entire life cycle of their projects. All RINA services are performed at the highest professional level, understanding and complying with Client’s needs and requirements while taking into due consideration sustainability and health, safety and environmental targets.
SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS is a Spanish consultancy company which provides innovative services to a wide range of sectors across Europe: bio-based industry, renewable energy, advanced materials, among others. The core competencies offered by Sustainable Innovations are structured in three main pillars which bridge the gap between ideas to market: Innovation Management, Market Uptake of Innovative Solutions and Capacity Building.