The Elint Consortium (Elettrimpex Lumen International) develops activities aimed at the internationalization of Italian enterprises. It aims to develop initiatives for all companies operating in lighting technologies though participation in events, publications and training courses.
ECPE European Center for Power Electronics is an industry-driven research network in the field of Power Electronics. In the meantime, the network comprises more than 80 Member Companies. Furthermore, more than 90 European universities and research institutes are integrated in the network as so called Competence Centres. The focus of ECPE activities is put on pre-competitive research, education and advanced training as well as public relations for power electronics in Europe.
EPIC is the European industry association that promotes the sustainable development of organisations working in the field of photonics. Our members encompass the entire value chain from LED lighting, PV solar energy, Silicon photonics, Optical components, Lasers, Sensors, Displays, Projectors, Optic fiber, and other photonic related technologies. We foster a vibrant photonics ecosystem by maintaining a strong network and acting as a catalyst and facilitator for technological and commercial advancement. EPIC works closely with related industries, universities, and public authorities to build a more competitive photonics industrial sector, capable of both economic and technological growth in a highly competitive world-wide marketplace. www.epic-assoc.com
The Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) is on the one hand public authority, responsible for the transport and telecommunication sector and on the other hand policymaker and funder for applied Research, Technology and Innovation. The BMVIT is organised in four Directorates, one is responsible for shaping and promoting innovation initiatives. For these tasks a yearly budget of about 470 MEUR is provided.
The national RTI policy is to foster Austria as Innovation Leader and for this goal BMVIT is deeply involved in developping and coordinating RTI programs and strategies. In particular BMVIT is running national RTI programmes concerning
– Key Enabling Technologies for Industrial Innovation, such as Information and Communication Technologies, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology and Photonics
– Energy and Environmental Technologies,
– Mobility and Transport Technologies,
– Space matters.
To enable an efficient networking of stakeholders BMVIT is also supporting national technology platforms. On European level BMVIT is representing Austria in the appropriate Horizon 2020 program commit-tees and also in the governing boards of ECSEL, ESA, AAL etc.
JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH is a leading international research organisation that develops solutions and technologies for businesses and industry covering a wide range of sectors. As an INNOVATION COMPANY focused on applied research and technology development, it plays a key role in facilitating the transfer of technology and knowledge in Styria.