INDIGO is conformed by 6 partners from 5 european countries: Spain, Finland, Switzerland, Ireland and Italy. Tekniker is the coordinator of the project.


TEKNIKER is a technological center legally constituted as a private not-for-profit foundation that aims at the development and transfer of technology to its industrial customers to  improve their competitiveness. In line with its missions, TEKNIKER not only provides technological support to industrial companies, it is also involved in generating and promoting new business initiatives which usually materialize as spin-off enterprises. Since the early nineties, TEKNIKER has been involved in setting up more than twenty new business initiatives, most of them in the industrial sector.

TEKNIKER has a large experience in analysis of dynamic systems, the development of high performance control solutions for mechatronic devices and industrial processes. In the same way, the center has an extensive experience in designing, simulating and testing thermohydraulic components and systems for different applications like district heating networks, solar thermal processes, refrigeration circuits in Machine Tools and Stirling engines between others.


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:

  • Building life cycle strategies (Design, Commissioning, Operation);
  • Virtual and physical data generators to enhance building performance;
  • Health, safety and comfort of built environments;
  • Simulation (CFD, whole building and reduced order modelling);
  • Building Information Modelling (IFC BIM);
  • Systems integration and optimisation;
  • Improved instrumentation in buildings;
  • Stakeholder-driven visualisation of performance data.


R2M_FullLogo_CroppedR2M 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.