ATOS - ATOS IT Solutions and Services SRO 

ATOS SE (Societas europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2012 annual revenue of EUR 8.8 billion and 77,100 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is quoted on the NYSE Euronext Paris market.

ATOS Research & Innovation (ARI), R&D node of Atos, is a point of reference in innovation for the whole ATOS group. ATOS participates in R&D projects in national and international consortia that enrich ATOS technological portfolio. Our background of more than 25 years participating in more than 300 R&D&I EU projects helps us reinforce our links with our customers by bringing research outcomes to ATOS customers and empowering our role as source of innovative ideas. ATOS is a founding member of the European Technology Platform NESSI (Networked European Software and Services Initiative), and is member of eSafety Forum, ARTEMIS, NEM, EOS and Nanomedicine. ATOS is also a member of the refunded NET!WORKS ETP (industrial core group for the 5G PPP). ATOS is a major partner in Future Internet-related initiatives, including industrial ones such as EFII (European Future Internet Initiative) and FIRA (Future Internet Research Alliance), as well as project-oriented groups, like the ones established by FIA, FIRE and FInES.


UPV - Universitat Politècnica de València (Research Centre on Production Management and Engineering)


The Universitat Politècnica de València (UPVLC) is a Spanish Public University with 13 High Technical Schools of Engineers, 30 Bachelors and 60 Masters. The staff is more than 5.300 (2.700 teaching and research, 800 research and 1.800 administrative), with more than 38.000 students. In 2013 its budget was roughly 353 MEuro. UPV is very active in R+D Projects and contracts with private companies, the incomes in 2012 produced by these activities were 30 MEuro). The Research Centre on Production Management and Engineering (CIGIP) is at the leading edge on enterprise modelling, manufacturing planning research, particularly manufacturing assembly, distribution and service supply chain management research issues. CIGIP gathers more than 30 members including professors, associate professors and full researchers dedicated to teaching and research & development in different areas of Operations and Production Management. From 1994 the CIGIP has participated in several European and Spanish Research Projects and several research & development contracts with regional industrial firms from different industrial sectors.


ARMINES - Association pour la Recherche et le Développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriels. Industrial Engineering Center (CGI)


The Association pour la Recherche et le Développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriels (ARMINES) is a non-profit research organization founded in 1967. The relationship of ARMINES with the engineering and management schools is governed by agreements, under the supervision of the Ministries of Industry, Defense and Equipment. In line with the nature of partnership research, a joint research unit managed jointly by ARMINES and its partner engineering schools where each body provides personnel, investment and operating resources according to the volume of contractual activity, will be involved in the project. With a turnover of around €50 million (2013), ARMINES is one of the leading French Research and Technology Organizations. ARMINES is also a member of EIRMA (European Industrial Research Management Association), EARTO (European Association of Research and Technology Organisations) and EARMA (European Association of Research Managers and Administrators). The Industrial Engineering Center (CGI) deals with collaboration of organizations through advanced decision supports systems and interoperability of Information System. Supply Chain Management is one of the major application field of these research works. Concerned tools and technologies are: Collaborative Planning, Discrete Event Simulation, Optimization, Performance Assessment, Web-Services, Enterprise Service Bus, Event-Driven Architecture and Complex-Event Processing. 

IKERLAN - IKERLAN Technological Research Centre

IKERLAN Technological Research Centre (IKERLAN) is a private non-profit Technological Research Centre in the north of Spain, with a vocation for public service. IK4-IKERLAN is a point of reference for innovation and comprehensive product development (mechatronic systems). IK4-IKERLAN works closely with companies to improve their competitiveness, through the application of technological knowledge to develop innovative products and new tools and methodologies for implementation in design and production processes. It has a staff of more than 200 qualified researchers and engineers, with experience in interdisciplinary work and capable of tackling complex problems. From its creation 1974, IK4-IKERLAN has maintained close relations with companies from the machinery and capital goods, domestic appliance, electronics and computing, automotive and energy sectors; where IK4-IKERLAN's developments go until the materialisation of final products. As a centre of excellence in the transfer of technology, more than 800 R&D projects were completed so far in cooperation with companies developing new products and implementing customised systems in design and manufacturing processes. 

UNINOVA - Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologias

The Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologias (UNINOVA) Research Institute is a multidisciplinary, independent, and non-profit research institute employing around 180 persons, located in the metropolitan area of Lisbon. It was formed in 1986 by the Faculty of S&T of the University Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL -, a group of industrial associations, a financial holding, and up to 30 companies. It is an active partner of Madan Parque (, a business facilitator and accelerator, incubating Micro and SME's through several layers of support to entrepreneurial activity.

The main aim of UNINOVA is to pursue excellence in scientific research, technical development, advanced training and education. By working closely with industry and universities, technological innovations are transferred into profitable business concepts and, existing products further developed to match new industrial requirements. Due to its tight connection with the University and Madan Parque, UNINOVA has, since its foundation, hosted and supported the development several PhD thesis, as well as the creation of several successful spin-offs. Specialist areas of expertise of UNINOVA can be summarized as follows:

  • Strategies for interoperability and information integration using standards. Standards' reuse and Harmonization. Intelligent mapping. Meta-modelling.
  • Intelligent infrastructures and architectures.
  • Ontologies, and Semantic Interoperability
  • Distributed Systems for Integrated Data Management.
  • Open platforms, Architectures and Toolkits to support and speed-up the implementation and adoption of local and web-based Electronic Data Interchange using and integrating standards and "de facto" standards, like UN/EDIFACT, ISO/STEP, XML, IDL, etc.
  • Platforms and services for automatized Web-based Conformance and Interoperability assessment activities. Frameworks for test-beds.
  • Design and development of integrators and translators for applications and web front-ends in integrated manufacturing environments and electronic customer-manufacturer relationships.
  • IoT and Embedded Systems.

The institute is strongly committed to eEurope and to Lisbon Strategy being involved in many activities that support/enable the developments and actions towards the knowledge economy. UNINOVA has managed and participated in many national and international research programmes (ESPRIT, BRITE, IMS, IST, ICT, NMP, INNOVA etc) with experience in RTD in industrial systems interoperability, future internet enterprise systems, e-learning and e-training activities, and standards based activities (e.g. ISO TC184/SC4).

UNINOVA also coordinated the IMS SMART-fm framework creating a community (funStep community) with more than 700 members, and also supported the launch of several spin-off companies using research results.

The impact and results achieved through these activities is both on the academic and scientific community, with papers published in chapters of books, international scientific journals and conferences. These results are also in use by industrial research projects addressing interoperability topics, and have been source for further scientific and technical innovations towards seamless interoperable environments. These include standardisation communities. The work developed resulted in several international awards.


ITI - Instituto Tecnológico de Informática

The Instituto Tecnológico de Informática (ITI) is a Private Reference Technological Centre specialized in R&I in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). It was established in 1994 by a joint initiative of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), the Institute of Small and Medium Enterprises of Valencia (IMPIVA, now IVACE), and a group of companies in the IT sector. It has a team of 150 technologists (researchers and technicians), which develop their research activity in four main areas: i) Intelligent Information analysis (Pattern recognition, Context Awareness), ii) Future Internet (Cloud Computing, Software platforms, Interoperability, Smart Networks), iii) Cyber Physical Systems (Embedded Software, Real Time Systems, Mobile devices, Sensors) and iv) Enabling Technologies (Process Optimization, Computer Vision for Manufacturing), contributing to generate solutions for its three main Business Units: a) Intelligent manufacturing, b)Intelligent society and c) IT industry. ITI has participated in many national and international research projects in these fields, in collaboration with companies and institutions. ITI is member of national and European structures and associations related to the definition of research strategies or initiatives in different domains. Among these associations and structures can be highlighted the following: INTERPOP-VLab ( PLANETIC (, NESSI (, ARTEMIS ( or Net!Works (

ITI composes a cluster of 120 companies mainly coming from ICT sector


TUT - Tampere University of Technology

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) conducts scientific research in technology and architecture and provides the highest education within these fields. The University operates in close collaboration with business life and other facets of society and produces high-standard services within its range of tasks. TUT is Finland's most international university when evaluated according to the number of visiting researchers. Established in 1965, the University has grown to become a significant influence on technology in Finland and abroad. TUT plays a pivotal role as an advocate of business life, internationalization and well-being in the Tampere region and western Finland as a whole. The University is the fifth largest employer in Tampere.  FAST-Lab belongs to the a faculty of Engineering Sciences, and is a multi-disciplinary, a multi-cultural research group with an important presence in European research activities. The ultimate objective of FAST-Lab. was set as the seamless integration of humans and machines/systems knowledge by creating smart environments capitalizing the advances on Information and Communication Technologies.


VTT - VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) is a Finnish globally networked multi-technological contract research organization. VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services. We enhance our customers' competitiveness, thereby creating prerequisites for society's sustainable development, employment, and wellbeing. Through its international scientific and technology network, VTT can produce information, upgrade technology knowledge, create business intelligence and value added to its stakeholders. VTT is a part of the Finnish innovation system under the domain of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. VTT is a non-profit-making research organization.


LINA - Linagora Grand Sud Ouest

The Linagora Grand Sud Ouest (LINA) is a French SME. LINAGORA Grand Sud Ouest is a wholly owned subsidiary of LINAGORA ( LINA is a French leading company in Open Source Software and a Professional Services Provider. With more than 120 employees, computer science engineers, R&D engineers and PhD students, LINAGORA is present in France (Paris, Toulouse, Lyon and Marseille), Belgium (Brussels) and the United States (San Francisco).

LINAGORA offers a variety of professional services: training, consulting, web agency, technical assistance, and engineering. Its novice support solution (OSSA, Open Source Software Assurance) is a unique solution on a French market that provides a full line of services available through our one-stop shop in order to secure the FLOSS oriented information systems. Recently Petals Link company has joined the LINAGORA structure and brought its know-how in the Enterprise Service Bus technology (Petals ESB), the business process modeling (Petals BPM), and the R&D involvement in research activities and projects (EU, French Funded, etc.) in the Service Oriented Architecture domain.

Linagora produces the following open-source software components: OBM, LinID, LinPKI, Petals ESB and Petals BPM.

  • OBM is a free messaging and collaboration platform useful for just a couple to many thousands of users with strong support for mobile devices (
  • LinID: LinID is a collection of Open Source softwares aimed to provide a full Identity and Access Management (IAM) stack (
  • LinPKI is an Open Source Security Suite made of LinShare (secure sharing files solution supporting signing and encryption) and LinSign (client-side electronic signature application) (
  • Petals Enterprise Service Bus is based on the JBI (Java Business Integration, JSR208) (

Petals BPM is a collaborative BPMN 2.0 web editor that leverage GWT toolkit in order to provide a SOA modeler for the cloud.


CMS - Caixa Mágica Software

Caixa Mágica Software, (CMS) is a Portuguese SME company, the leader in various open source market segments in Portugal. CMS has developed firmwares for Android mobile phones and created an Android App store. It develops and markets the Linux Caixa Mágica distribution. CMS is actively involved with Linux & Research communities, hosting a popular annual Linux event ( at Lisbon. Besides having participated in several EU-funded Research projects (see section below), CMS is participating in the development of the enhancements of the Portuguese Identity Card system towards making it pan-European compliant.

CMS has a background of working on Open-Source integration issues. It provides competencies in Linux systems, Package Management/Distributions, Algorithms/Solvers, Networks, Virtualisation and Android development. CMS also created and developed an App Market, Aptoide (

The Linux software distribution "Linux Caixa Mágica" was born on October 2000, with the award of the Milénio Expresso 2000 prize to 3 researchers from ADETTI (Daniel Neves, José Guimarães and Paulo Trezentos). In 2004, it was necessary to do a full reorganization of the project structure to respond to the growing team, the developed solutions, and the adopted models. A spin-off company from ADETTI was then created, called "Caixa Mágica Software".

CMS aims to provide robust technological solutions based on Open Source software to the domestic and enterprise markets. It is proud of having more than 800.000 computers with its Operating System installed in Portuguese schools and student laptops, as well as 8.000 desktops deployed in Mexico. It has strong partnerships with the Portuguese Public Administration, the Portuguese Army, large hardware providers such as JP Inspiring Knowledge, Intel  and Insys, it is involved in big European Projects (leader in some of them), and as such is now a global player.





Shaped by innovation, investment and international success, Plastic Omnium's history began in 1946.

In the second half of the 20th century, the company diversified its operations, increased its manufacturing and commercial presence outside France, expanded its offering for public authorities and developed its two core businesses, while stepping up investment programs to develop innovative products and services.

Since 2000, Plastic Omnium has nearly quintupled its revenue while consolidating its positions in its Environment and Automotive businesses. The Company's growth is also driven by targeted acquisitions that expand the offering and extend the customer portfolio.


As the effects of these regulatory pressures are felt in the market, Plastic Omnium, a major automotive equipment supplier, actively supports its customers in complying with new emissions regulations.

With an international footprint, operating in key major markets, Plastic Omnium serves automakers through its capacity for innovation, focused on vehicle light- weighting, design freedom and emissions reduction.


N°1 Worldwide in Fuel Tank Systems.
Fuel tank systems and SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) diesel emissions reduction systems, in which it is the worldwide leader, with a market share of 21% and 20 million fuel tank systems manufactured in 2016. A vehicle safety component, the fuel tank system performs several essential functions, from the filler cap to the engine: filling, storage, gauging, venting and feeding.


Plastic Omnium's Environment Division leads the world with products and services for waste Management.

3 expertises:

  • Helping local authorities reach their recycling objectives by developing reliable and aestethic solutions adapted to all types of urban and suburban environments.
  • Providing a full range of services, such as equipment, maintenance and washing.
  • Developing integrated hardware systems and software solutions which are used for the management and ‘Pay As You Throw' systems and optimize at the same time the collection process.

"Our top priorities are implementing sustainable innovation policies and intelligent solutions for the protection of the environment in order to help our customers reduce waste management costs and increase sorting efficiency."


NOVATEC - Novatec Diseño e Indusrialización S.L.

Novatec S.L. Diseño e Indusrialización (NOVATEC) is a SME supplier for automotive exterior an interior plastic technical parts around the world. The headquarters are in Valencia (Spain) and NOVATEC GROUP has industrial plants in Spain, Morocco and Mexico. In 2002 it started up its first production plant in Valencia. On year later, NOVATEC achieved the certification ISO 9001. In Valencia (Spain) NOVATEC has 3 production facilities with 58 workers and 18 molding presses.

Its Spanish industrial plants have the following technologies: co-injection machines, 2k machines with rotative plate, heat and cool systems, machines controlled by central server (quality  reports, data monitoring,..), artificial vision and the development of painting line (small parts). Moreover, NOVATEC has in-house engineering capabilities such as tool engineering for the products they manufacture (tools and control gauges), automation engineering, metrology (production and ppap) and full ppap report.

NOVATEC is specialized in energy saving plastics auxiliary equipment including plastics dryers, powerguard dryers, plastics vacuum conveying equipment, plastics vacuum conveying systems, plastics blending, plastics feeding and vacuum conveying controls.


PF - Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetique

PIERRE FABRE is a French multinational pharmaceutical and cosmetics company. The company had a consolidated turnover of 1.978 billion Euros in 2012 (including 54% international). It is headquartered in the city of Castres, France. Founded in 1962 by Mr Pierre Fabre (1926-2013), the company is present in over 130 countries. PIERRE FABRE had approximately 10,000 employees in 2012, 33% of whom are internationally-based, while the remaining 6,700 employees were based it France. The company's business activity is focused on research, development, manufacturing and marketing of cosmetics, prescription medicines and family health products. Pharmaceuticals represent 47% of turnover, whereas cosmetics represent 53% (percentages of 2012 turnover). Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetique (PFDC) entity is leading the manufacturing (in their French plants) and the distribution of the cosmetical products all over the world (through subsidiaries). The Direction of Operations is leading the demand chain (between worldwide pharmacies (customers), marketing services and the physical distribution network) while the Direction of Industry is leading the supply chain (between the different manufacturing plants and their suppliers). In the C2NET project the whole supply-demand chain will involve (from raw material suppliers to pharmacies) by accessing to the internal PIERRE FABRE' Supply Chain one hand and by accessing to the external PIERRE FABRE's partners (European pharmacies, European suppliers, European 3rd-party logistics providers).


FH - FluidHouse Oy

FluidHouse Oy (FH) is an independent, full-service special engineering and system integrator company. We are one of the leading suppliers of special machinery systems and production automation solutions in Finland and one of the most important manufacturers in selected market areas worldwide.

As a world-class provider for intelligent environmentally sustainable automation solutions we seek to improve our customer's competitive edge, by helping them solve problems with innovative solutions that help produce time and cost savings. Additionally, we offer consultancy, simulation and training services in order to help them to better understand their existing production infrastructure, and strengthen their decision making processes for new production investments.

Our company's strengths rest in more than 40 years of experience and an innovative approach to product development, modular assembly systems, production control, control and monitoring systems, specialty hydraulic systems, oil lubrication systems, and many other things. We serve our customers as a reliable partner in contract manufacturing as well a system supplier in extensive project deliveries. All in all, FluidHouse seeks to provide its customers with fully integrated, functional solutions that provide the right information, at the right time, to the right people while satisfying every specified requirement.


I-VLAB - Laboratoire Virtuel Europeen dans le Domaine de l'interoperabilite des Entreprises AISBL

The European Virtual Laboratory For Enterprise Interoperability (I-VLab) is a Belgian International non-profit making Association.

I-VLab pursues the objectives to develop the Research, to coordinate the Education Programmes, to promote the Innovation and the Research Transfer and  to support the development of Standard in the domain of Enterprise Interoperability and associated domains as ESA (Enterprise Software and Applications: ERP, PLM, Decision tools…), Application of Future Internet (AFI).

I-VLab is composed of 60 partners representing 200 researchers and Engineers. The partners are grouped by regions: the regional group is called a "Pole". Today there are 9 poles spread from the North to the South of Europe with one pole located in China. The main activities of I-VLab are to provide to our partners information and knowledge, to provide support in the elaboration of research projects and to disseminate the results of these projects.


TECM - TecMinho

TecMinho (TECM) is one of the most ancient and most reputed knowledge transfer academic structures in Portugal. Created in 1990, by an initiative from the University of Minho, TecMinho has been supporting researchers in effectively transferring their research results on to the market, offering at the same time, as centralized access point to the knowledge of the University of Minho, a set of solutions to enterprises related with innovation, R&D, and intellectual property.

Throughout its 24 years of history, TecMinho has promoted more than 300 technologies of the University of Minho in national and international markets, has established around 400 R&D and licensing contracts with industry, has filed 160 patents, and has created 120 knowledge-based companies. In its knowledge transfer activity spectrum, TecMinho has involved more than 800 academic researchers, and around 5700 companies from different points in the globe.  

In terms of international collaborations, it has successfully promoted and participated in several National and European projects linked with innovation, R&D, technology transfer, entrepreneurship, and IPR, under different EC Framework Programmes for Science and Technology, INTERREG, CRAFT, COST, etc.

TecMinho's quality standards have been recognized by Proton in 2006 with an award as Best Business Plan for an established Knowledge Transfer Office. More recently, TecMinho was the first academic knowledge transfer office in Portugal to see its quality system being certified in both ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and NP 4457 (Research, Development and Innovation Management) norms.


FLEXF - Flexefelina, SA

The Flexefelina S.A (FLEXF) is a SME in the industrial region of AVE in the North of Portugal. Its core business is the manufacture of steel tubes and profiles regarding the best quality and specificity of the market. Flexefelina S.A has the necessary knowledge and technology to fully satisfy its customers, either under demand of existent products or in exceptional requirements. The know-how developed by the company and its employees with years of experience allows to provide the market with a huge capacity for evaluation and redefinition of the proposed product.

This company continuously invests in research and development with a view to meeting the requirements of modern construction and features. Aiming the best quality of final product, it is endowed with the best equipment for the efficient methods of production, thus achieving increased efficiency and competitiveness. Flexefelina S.A is therefore capable to support and develop new products in the metal working sector through its R&D departments which also allows the quality evaluation of a wide range of products.


AAMM - Antonio Abreu Metalomecanica, LDA.

The António Abreu Metalomecânica LDA (AAM) is a metalworking industry dedicated to the manufacture of industrial components wire, sheet metal and metal pipes based. It was established in 1999 and has its headquarters in Famalicão. The company produces a wide range of products, but the most significant concerns the automotive industry, components for exhibitors, safety shoes and hand tools industry.

This company is based on its high quality experience in industrial production for the European market, especially for the demanding German market. The main goal is to conceive and develop projects with the innovation spirit your particular case demands, supported in a vast experience in the management of various raw materials used in different industries. In order to develop innovative products that meet the needs of the market, this company works closely with the University of Minho.



Atos Spain, headquartered in Madrid, with over 40 years of experience in Spain, integrates activities, developments and strategic positioning of the Atos companies in the Iberian Peninsula. It operates with a team of 5,700 professionals.

Atos Spain's main objective is focused on providing competitiveness, innovation and the ability to evolve to its customers. Atos Spain builds its solutions based on an extensive experience and service capacity, a high level of technological expertise, a deep understanding of the market sectors in which it operates, and a potent platform of proprietary products and third parties ‘ ones.

To provide solutions and a strong level of value to their projects, Atos Spain is mainly focused on those areas that have a high degree of functional knowledge. Sectors such as Banking, Telecommunications, Media, Energy and Utilities, Manufacturing, Retail and Transportation, Public and Health Sector are part of the baggage of functional specialization of Atos Spain in which Atos Spain has consolidated its leadership position.


Third Parties

Ecole des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux (third party of ARMINES)

Founded in 1993, the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux (MINES ALBI) is a state-funded higher education institution, placed under the authority of the Ministry of Economy and Industry. As a French ‘Grande École' of engineering, Mines Albi offers an outstanding range of programs to fit students' needs, talents and goals. Mines Albi offers a master of science, engineering, International Master and PhD programs which provide a high level of scientific and managerial training to develop socially responsible leaders poised for the challenges of a dynamic and unsettled world.

Mines Albi hosts 3 research centers:

  • The RAPSODEE research center dedicated to energy, environment and the science and technology of particulate solids.
  • The Clément Ader Institute focusing on research on mechanical and material science engineering with a particular emphasis in aeronautics and space applications.
  • The Research Center for Industrial Engineering devoted to the organization and management of supply chains, development of mathematical tools and software for system engineering.

In recognition of the scientific excellence and quality within industry research partnerships, RAPSODEE became a shared research unit between CNRS and Mines Albi and the laboratories of Mines Albi were awarded the prestigious "Carnot" ranking, a label delivered to elite research groups in France conducting industry-oriented research.

Mines Albi continuously develops close ties with international and national industries and participates in the development of the regional economy, e.g. by hosting starts-up etc.

The training process is designed to ensure that graduate engineers are able to ‘hit the ground running' in operational jobs in various sectors in industry. Many engineers and managers from industry regularly teach at the school and are closely involved in its management.