INDIGO is conformed by 7 partners from 5 different countries: Spain, Finland, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy and UAE. IK4-Tekniker is the coordinator of the project.
IK4 is a private Alliance, made up of 9 Technological Centres. Its mission is the generation, uptake and transfer of technological knowledge and know-how, aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of the business fabric in its entrepreneurial environment, through innovation and in a global context marked by competitiveness.
IK4-TEKNIKER, is one of these nine technological Centers and it was legally formed in 1981 as a non-profit making Foundation, being renowned Centre of Manufacturing Technologies. Preferential sectors covered include Energy, Machine Tool and manufacturing, Automobile sector, Aeronautics and Space, and biomedicine.
GIROA is the specialist of energy and environment management services company of Veolia also dedicated to the maintenance, conservation and adaptation of buildings, installations and complexes of different nature, in order to improve their comfort, performance and security in a less expensive way. GIROA company with more than 20 years of experience in the market, where it has been a forerunner in the Saving Share and in the Guarantee of Results, has created a new conception of job and service, based on a pragmatic approach to the demands of its clients.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is a state owned non-profit limited liability company established by law and operating under the ownership steering of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy.
VTT’s activities are focused on three areas: Knowledge intensive products and services, Smart industry and energy systems, and Solutions for natural resources and environment. VTT is impact-driven and from its wide multi-technological knowledge base, VTT can combine different technologies, produce information, upgrade technology knowledge, and create business intelligence and value added for its stakeholders.
CSEM, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et Microtechnique, is a private, non-profit Swiss organisation for applied research, with its origins in research for the watch industry. CSEM has as mission supporting Swiss and European industry with research and innovation, and is a recognized RTO. CSEM’s activities include technology, strategy and innovation consulting. It excels in technology transfer to small and large companies, focused on generating lasting value for a sustainable world. It also has a large experience and excellent track record in establishing successful start-ups.
CSEM has an extensive experience in software implementation for complex control, monitoring and diagnostic systems as well as in interior climate technologies. In INDIGO this expertise will be used for the development of advanced model predictive controllers at all levels of the district cooling system.
The National University of Ireland Galway is represented by IRUSE group (Informatics Research Unit for Sustainable Engineering) of the College of Engineering and Informatics. This group consists of a unique multidisciplinary research team with interest and expertise in architecture, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, energy systems and information technology.
IRUSE is committed to realising the goal of energy efficient buildings through a combination of modelling, technology development and implementation, data acquisition, management and visualisation and informatics.
IRUSE’s research focus areas are:
R2M Solution is an integrated and multi-disciplinary consulting company that aggressively targets filling the gap between research activities and market implementation. We excel at helping companies grow and acting as an accelerator for bringing technologies and services to the market across the fields of Innovation Management, Engineering, Energy, and ICT/Automation. We invest in opportunities, conduct research, and offer pure engineering, energy services, and ICT consulting services. We actively seek spinoff creation opportunities, showcase promising technologies and build clusters for their uptake.
The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (Masdar Institute) is a graduate level, research-oriented university which is focused on alternative energy, sustainability, and the environment. It is located in Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Masdar Institute is an integral part of the non-profit side of the Masdar Initiative and was the first institution to occupy Masdar City. It was founded and is administered in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.