Peugeot Citroen Automobiles SA (France)
PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN was created when the PEUGEOT brand bought the CITROËN brand in 1976, and later on in 1978 the Chrysler Europe brand. PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN brings together two strong and distinctive brands, each with its own identity, its own vehicle portfolio and commercial marketing. In 2009, the PSA group has sold 3.18 millions vehicles worldwide, and has maintained its position as 2nd European car manufacturer and its leadership in Light Duty Vehicles in Europe. Present in over 150 countries, the PSA Group sells more than a third of its production outside western Europe. PSA PEUGEOT CITROEN also confirms its environmental leadership with for the 3rd consecutive year nearly a million sold vehicles emitting less than 130 G of CO2/km.
More information: www.psa-peugeot-citroen.com
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (Germany)
The BMW Group is one of the ten largest car manufacturers in the world. With BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands, the group possesses three of the strongest premium brands in the automobile industry. Long-term thinking and responsible action have long been the cornerstones of our success. Striving for ecological and social sustainability along the entire value-added chain, taking full responsibility for the products and giving an unequivocal commitment to preserving resources are prime objectives firmly embedded in the corporate strategy. For these reasons, the BMW Group has been sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the last five years.
More information: www.bmw.com
Nederlandse organisatie voor toegepast natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek (The Netherlands)
The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) is a non-profit research organisation. Established in 1932, TNO's public mission has been laid down in a special law: to support industry and society in general in transforming knowledge into products and processes of economic and societal value. TNO is fully independent; it is neither a governmental body nor is it related to any specific interest group. In the system of innovation, TNO acts as an interface between science and the market. Being both embedded in the world of fundamental research and having strong links with the world of users, TNO is perfectly paced to fulfill this role in which contract research and strategic collaboration are keys to the transfer of knowledge.
More information: www.tno.nl
KEMA Nederland B.V. (The Netherlands)
KEMA is an independent consulting and testing organization, specializing in high-level technical consultancy, testing, inspections and certification. KEMA undertakes research and contract development in support of these activities. The majority of KEMA's customers are in businesses related to the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity for gridconnected and stand-alone systems. With company headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands, KEMA also has offices in seventeen other countries. The benefits of the services provided by KEMA, not only impact electrical utilities and electrical equipment manufacturers, but also investors, operators, users, governments, suppliers and financers. KEMA enjoys an international reputation for reliability, integrity and expertise in the fields of consultancy, testing, research and quality management. Previously KEMA was involved and coordinator in dozens of EU and national research projects and will bring to the consortium expertise on grid impact studies, EV second life batteries and grid connected storage solutions.
More information: www.dnvkema.nl
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V (Germany)
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organisation for applied research in Germany, conducting commissioned research for the industrial, tertiary and public sector. It consists of 60 institutes with different research areas, and employs in total 18 000 (20010) employees, the majority of whom are qualified scientists and engineers. The overall annual research budget is around 1,65 billion €. Fraunhofer has extensive experience in EC research and project management. Key competence of Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research (FhG-ISC; located at Wuerzburg, Germany) is the wet chemical processing of functional materials employing chemical nanotechnology i.e. sol-gel processing. The institute is dedicated to cover the whole range from synthesis, analysis, film processing up to the pilot-plant scale and transfer of the respective results to a commercial scale.
More information: www.fraunhofer.de
Pôle Véhicule du Futur (France)
Created in 2005, the cluster "Pôle Véhicule du Futur" (Futur Vehicle Cluster) works with companies, units and training centers, for innovative projects. The strategy of the cluster is focused on electro-mobility and solutions for future vehicles and mobility, with a view to achieve sustainable development. Since 2005, 107 projects were funded for a total budget of €320M. 250 members joined the cluster. The cluster has also developed large applicantships with Regional, National and European clusters involved in automotive industry and transportation systems, like automotive-bw (Baden Württemberg) - Karlsruhe cluster AEN, Bayern Innovativ for Germany and From Concept to Car in Torino – Polo12 & ATA in Toscana for Italy.
More information: www.vehiculedufutur.com
Institute for Electrical Energy Storage (Germany)
As part of the TU-Munich and in particular as a member of the interdisciplinary Science Center of Electro mobility (WZE) the EES is involved in many activities regarding electric vehicles. The Institute's research is focused on the field of rechargeable batteries and in particular on the Li-Ion technology, because of its important role in electro mobility.
More information: www.ees.ei.tum.de
TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany)
TUBAF is a university with the special focus on resources technology along the entire value chain form exploration in geology to the end of life in mechanical and metallurgical recycling. The institute MVTAT has its focus on mechanical processes. About 20 scientists and 10 person technical staff conduct experimental research in lab and semi-technical scale. The institute MVTAT has an excellent analytical department with a focus on particle properties.
More information: www.tu-freiberg.de
Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard (France)
RECITS (EA3897) is an interdisciplinary research lab in humanities and social sciences. It is located at the University of Technology of Belfort Montbéliard (a school of engineering). Its research program focuses on human and technology interactions. The economic analysis of change concerns the carbonfree energy sector (smart-grids) and the automotive industry.
More information: www.utbm.fr
Université de Technologie de Troyes (France)
The Research Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainability (CREIDD) and the Laboratory of Mechanical Systems and Concurrent Engineering (LASMIS) are 2 of the 8 research teams of the University of Technology of Troyes (UTT), within the Charles Delaunay Institute (ICD).
More information: www.utt.fr