ELCA – European Lighting Cluster Alliance
European Lighting Cluster Alliance ELCA is the international alliance aimed at strengthening the competitiveness of the European lighting sector in the smart and connected lighting, and deployment of energy-efficient and human-centric lighting solutions in the smart home, smart building, and smart city framework. ELCA promotes international actions to strengthen cluster management excellence and facilitate exchanges, and strategic partnerships between clusters and specialised eco-systems across Europe. ELCA fosters the collaboration, networking and learning of cluster organisations and their members towards the specialised and customised business support services provided and channelled to SMEs. ELCA network is composed of Rete di Imprese Luce in Veneto (Italy), Cluster Lumière (France), CICAT Lighting Cluster (Spain), Groen Licht Vlaanderen (Belgium), PZPO Polski Związek Przemysłu Oświetleniowego (PL). ELCA website http://elcacluster.eu/
Panhellenic Association of Engineers Contractors of Public Works
PEDMEDE, established in 1935, represents the construction sector in Greece, covering all the range of companies dealing with the construction of public and private works. PEDMEDE is the sole Greek Construction Association representing the country at a European level. It is a statutory member of FIEC (European Construction Industry Federation) and EIC (European International Contractors), as well as member of EDA (European Demolition Association). The Association’s premises are located in Athens. In addition, it comprises 15 regional departments, covering all Greek regions and a separate section of Construction Companies. At the core of its scope, PEDMEDE aims to ensure and promote its members’ interests and welfare at a national and regional level. In this light, it is in close cooperation with public authorities, government representatives and key stakeholders, representing the construction sector, forming policies and initiatives. Among its key services provided is law consultancy and training along with ensuring active involvement on National and European projects related to its areas of interest.
Melting Pro (MeP) is an organisation founded by seven women with a shared vision: a more cohesive society and increased wellbeing for people through participation in culture and the arts. As a small enterprise based in Rome and operating internationally, what defines Melting Pro is a collaborative approach: the value of exchanging ideas and experiences within and outside the team is at the core of all the projects and services promoted by the company. Melting Pro’s mission is to make arts and culture play their role of change makers in our societies, enhancing the living conditions and life skills of communities by offering relevant and valuable experiences that trigger a shared sense of belonging, togetherness and awareness as citizens. To do so Melting Pro is committed to support organisations and individuals working in the cultural and creative sector, empowering them to gain more social relevance and to up-skill their professional profiles.
ReadLab is a Greece-based research institution that aims to generate positive social and sustainable impact through innovation. It brings together a multidisciplinary team of highly specialized researchers from the fields of engineering, communication technologies, education and social and political sciences with a long experience in project management and implementation of national, EU-funded and international projects. They have cooperated with a wide range of private, public and non-profit organizations in Europe, Middle East and Latin America and the Western Balkans, transferring technical knowledge and designing novel products.
Kon-Takt Association for the Protection of Cultural Heritage
The association was founded in 2013 by a group of people involved in heritage protection in Poland. The main purpose was to support, financially and organizationally, the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. Indeed, during the last years we have regularly covered the costs of field practices, materials and equipment used by the students, thus supporting the educational process. Another area of our activity is research, as many of our members are the employees of the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art. The association organizes seminars and workshops comprising the new technologies introduced to art conservation. The main target groups of our activity are conservation students and young conservators, however our events are frequented also by members of other related branches, regardless of age.
Sustainable Infrastructure Cluster
Sustainable Infrastructure Cluster comprehensively provides solutions for passive and energy-saving construction, starting from the proper design, through the selection of constructional materials, thermal insulation, window and façade systems, modern installations, renewable energy sources and building automation, based on
Cluster members' products. Sustainable Infrastructure Cluster offers trainings, consulting and R&D services in the field of energy efficiency, innovative construction and building management systems. Cluster members provide a wide range of solutions for improving energy efficiency including: thermal upgrading, energy audits, air tightness tests, thermography tests.