Founded in 2000, the CERTH is one of the leading research centres in Greece, listed among the TOP-20 E.U. research institutions with the highest participation in competitive research grants. CERTH has important scientific and technological achievements in many areas including: Energy, Environment, Industry, Mechatronics, Information & Communication, Transportation & Sustainable Mobility, Health, Agro-biotechnology, Smart farming, Safety & Security, as well as several cross-disciplinary scientific areas.


Contact person: Stefanos Vrochidis (Deputy Project Coordinator)




The Water Board of Lemesos (WBL) is a public body established in 1951 responsible for the supply of portable water to a population of 170 thousand people in Cyprus. For the years 2020-2030, the WBL’s projects include building 7 new reservoirs and pumping stations to strengthen the water supply network as well as creating a water quality monitoring network.


Contact person: Andreas Phedonos (Deputy Head of Technical Services at Water Board of Lemesos)




The Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences is a public research institute oriented on the fundamental and applied research in physics. The founder of the institute is The Czech Academy of Sciences. The present research programme of the Institute comprises five branches of physics: particle physics, the physics of condensed matter, solid state physics, optics and plasma physics. It also corresponds to the way how the institute is divided into major research divisions.


Contact persons: Mauro Fernandes Pereira (Senior scientist) and Apostolos Apostolakis (Postdoctoral fellow)




The Thessaloniki Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYATH SA) was founded in 1998 and is the second largest Greek publicly traded water & sewage utility company. It has the exclusive right to provide water and sewerage services in the Greater Metropolitan Area of Thessaloniki, through a 30-year exclusive concession agreement with the Hellenic Republic, effective from 2001. EYATH SA treats surface water by using cutting edge methods to produce drinking water and safeguard public health and the environment.


Contact persons: Caterina Christodoulou (Environmental Chemist) and John Lioumbas (Chemical Engineer and Research Programs Office)




The Bulgarian Defence Institute (BDI) also known as the Defence Institute “Professor Tsvetan Lazarov” is an internationally recognized scientific organization that has proved its unique expertise in the field of defence and security. The Institute performs scientific and scientific-applied researches, as well as an experimental-constructive work in ten different fields. The Institute participates with research teams in many national and international projects within NATO and the EU, cooperating with about 50 scientific organizations and business structures.


Contact person: Petya Nedialkova




Sofiyska Voda, part of Veolia, provides water and waste water services on the territory of the Municipality of Sofia. The company’s mission is to be a successful and top-class supplier of high-quality water supply and sewerage services. It provides water for more than 1 400 000 people living within Sofia Municipality. Activities include the operation, maintenance and management of more than 6500 kilometers of water mains and sewers.


Contact person: Margita Aleksova (Water Quality Manager in Operations and Maintenance Directorate)




Trilateral Research is a UK and IE-based research driven innovation company, founded in 2004. It consists of interdisciplinary teams who work across the technology-social disciplinary divide, designing bespoke and novel solutions. Trilateral Research provides regulatory and policy advice, develops new data-driven technologies and contributes to the latest standards in safeguarding privacy, ethics and human rights within the public and private sector.


Contact persons: Peter Wieltschnig (Project Lead) and Dr Katrina Petersen (Senior Research Analyst)




The Local Health Authority n.2 Marca Trevigiana is a local health authority in Veneto Region, providing health and social services to 37 municipalities covering more than 400.000 inhabitants. The authority also delivers clinical and basic research activities, thanks to the presence of academic departments within the facility. In the last 10 years, Veneto Region has invested heavily in achieving interoperability among eHealth applications implemented by its 23 Local Health Authorities (LHAs) and Hospital Trusts (HTs).


Contact person: Paolo Rosi, Emergency Medical Service Director and Coordinator of EMS System Area




VIVAQUA is a fully public company at the source of the drinking water that is daily brought into Brussels homes. In the Brussels Region, VIVAQUA reads meters, sends invoices and maintains the distribution pipelines and the network of sewers. VIVAQUA also contributes to flood control initiatives via its operational management of most of the Brussels storm water basins.


Contact person: Eric Chauveheid (Water Quality Department)




Founded in 2000 in Thessaloniki, DRAXIS focuses on developing real-life environmental ICT solutions and providing specialized environmental consultation services. DRAXIS creates solutions for air pollution, environment, e-government, sustainable agriculture and energy, offering custom-made tools that reflect their commitment to be of service to the environment.


Contact person: Katerina Valta (Project Manager)




mirSense is a world leader in spectroscopic laser detection for chemical analysis applications and supplies system manufacturers with advanced multi laser technology. The company is a supplier of off-the-shelf Industrial Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCL) and QCL-based spectrometer modules for Industrial & Defence applications. mirSense improves indoor and outdoor air quality, green-house gases reduction, process sustainability and accuracy of medical treatments.


Contact person: Grégory Maisons (Research Engineer)




The University of Exeter combines world class research with excellent student satisfaction. Its success is built on a strong partnership with its students and a clear focus on high performance. Created in 1998, part of College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, the Centre for Water Systems (CWS) at the University of Exeter meets a real need for research into water systems engineering. Supporting, developing and operationalising sustainable water management is a key challenge for the future that is strongly addressed by the Centre’s activities.


Contact person: Lydia S. Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia (Scientific and Technical Manager)




SUEZ supports city development around the world through water and waste management services. SUEZ Smart Solutions provides intelligent solutions and expertise to support regions in their environmental and digital transformation. For over 10 years, SUEZ Smart Solutions has been the European leader in smart water metering. The company integrates data collection solutions (smart meters, sensors and probes) to provide digital models and real-time applications, thus moving towards rational use of resources and resilience in times of crisis.


Contact person: Stéphane Deveughèle




Everis an NTT DATA Company is a multinational consulting firm that offers business and strategic solutions, development and maintenance of technological applications and outsourcing services. The company operates in the telecommunications, financial, industrial, utilities, energy, public administrations and health sectors. It currently employs 26,000 professionals at its offices and high performance centers in 16 countries.




Vodosnabdyavane I Kanalizacya EOOD (Sofia), established on 1992, is a Bulgarian enterprise operating in the Water Supply and Irrigation Systems industry. The Water Supply and Sewerage Ltd. (Sofia) serves 283 localities (18 cities and 265 villages) in 22 municipalities, with a total population of 247 489 people, according to the last official census from 2011). It serves a total of 173 pcs. water supply systems in Sofia region. Water is extracted from surface and groundwater sources and is delivered to consumers via gravity pipelines, pressure pipelines, pumping stations and other water supply facilities.




The University of Stuttgart is one of the leading technically oriented universities in Germany with global significance. Affiliated to the University of Stuttgart, the High Performance Computing Center was established in 1996 as the first national German High Performance Computing (HPC) center. It is a research and service institution offering services to academic users and industry.


Contact persons: Dr.-Ing. Flavio Galeazzo, HLRS, Dr. Dimitrios Liparas and Dr.-Ing. Ralf Schneider




Sheffield Hallam University is one of the UK’s most progressive and innovative universities. Sheffield Hallam runs the Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC), a multidisciplinary and security focused research centre that works on solutions to some of Europe’s most pressing contemporary security challenges. CENTRIC delivers ground-breaking research, advanced technological capabilities and professional expertise and training.


Contact persons: Babak Akhgar (Professor of Informatics and Director of CENTRIC) and Helen Gibson (researcher).




The Alto Adriatico Water Authority (AAWA) is a National Water Authority responsible for the implementation of the Flood Risk Management Plans and the River Basin Management Plans. The AAWA oversees catchment planning, including remedial measures to reduce hydraulic and geological risks, as well as for the protection and the sustainable use of water resources. It coordinates the activities to be implemented on a basin scale such as safeguarding the quality and quantity of water resources.


Contact persons: Michele Ferri, Daniele Norbiato, Roberto Fiorin, Francesca Lombardo


Francesco Baruffi
Environmental planning’s engineering manager


Michele Ferri
Scientific development manager


Daniele Norbiato
Project civil engineer


Roberto Fiorin
Project civil engineer


Francesca Lombardo
Project civil engineer




AcegasApsAmga is the leading multi-utility company in the Northeast of Italy, working in waste management services, the integrated water cycle, energy distribution and management, and public lighting. AcegasApsAmga manages water and wastewater in the municipalities of Padova and Trieste, in Italy. It provides primary utility services, fundamental to support the development of the local area and the communities it serves.




The Institute of Communication & Computer Systems (ICCS) is a public scientific and technological institute linked to the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and is the research host of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). ICCS undertakes advanced research in the field of electrical, electronic and computer engineering and technologies. The institute supports the performance of top-quality research, development activities and the provision of scientific service to private and public bodies.


Contact persons: Evangelos Sdongos (i-SENSE group, Crisis Management and Security Team Leader), Eleftherios Ouzounoglou (Senior Researcher)




Water Europe is the recognized voice and promotor of water-related RTD and innovation in Europe, striving to increase coordination and collaboration, to enhance the performance of the water service providers, water users, and technology providers, in a sustainable and inclusive way. Water Europe is recognised by the European Commission as the industry-led European Technology Platform (ETP) for Water.


Contact person: Maria Mirachtsi




The Region of Central Macedonia was established in the 1987 administrative reform. In 2010, its powers and authority were redefined and extended. The governor of the region and the regional council are nowadays being elected. The Region of Central Macedonia directorates cover all aspects of regional planning and development (environment, infrastructure, rural development, public health, etc.). The region is the responsible entity for drafting and implementing the regional innovation strategy (RIS3) for central Macedonia.


Contact person: Kallitsa Pantazi, Department of European Union Projects & Synergies




Easy Global Market SAS provides solutions and services to develop market confidence in technologies making the global market “easy” for companies looking for globalisation. EGM developed experience and core competences in validation, interoperability, certification and label programmes, working with state-of-the-art tools and validation. Based in Sophia-Antipolis, EGM is strongly active in the major technology clusters and innovation networks.

Contact persons: Philippe Cousin (President) and Frank le Gall (CEO).