Associate Partners

Associate Partners

BAFU – Swiss Federal Office for the Environment

BAFU – Swiss Federal Office for the Environment

Switzerland
The Federal Office for the Environment FOEN is the federal government’s centre of environmental expertise and is part of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication. The mission is to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources, including soil, water, air and forests. It is responsible for minimising natural hazards, reducing risks...
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chinese Academy of Sciences

China
The Chinese Academy of Sciences is the linchpin of China’s drive to explore and harness high technology and the natural sciences for the benefit of China and the world. Comprising a comprehensive research and development network, a merit-based learned society and a system of higher education, CAS brings together scientists and engineers from China and...
Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

The Netherlands
The Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment is committed to improving quality of life, access and mobility in a clean, safe and sustainable environment. The Ministry strives to create an efficient network of roads, railways, waterways and airways, effective water management to protect against flooding, and improved air and water Quality.
Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Switzerland
    As an interdisciplinary research institute of the ETH Domain, Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, conducts cutting-edge materials and technology research. Empa’s R&D activities focus on meeting the requirements of industry and the needs of society, and thus link applications-oriented research to the practical implementation of new ideas. As...
ESM – Foundation for Rare Metals

ESM – Foundation for Rare Metals

Switzerland
The Foundation “Entwicklungsfonds Seltene Metalle ESM” is a Swiss non-profit organization founded in 1951. It is dedicated to support research and development activities in the field of RARE METALS; today more appropriately called CRITICAL ELEMENTS, with a focus on their industrial applications. ESM Foundation operates within a national and international network of experts, partner institutes and organisations. Furthermore, it...
GeSI – Global e-Sustainability Initiative

GeSI – Global e-Sustainability Initiative

Belgium
In collaboration with members from major Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies and organisations around the globe, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) is a leading source of impartial information, resources and best practices for achieving integrated social and environmental sustainability through ICT. GeSI takes a holistic view of sustainability. It support efforts to ensure environmental and...

Rhomberg Group

Austria
In addition to the fields of construction and resources, the Rhomberg Group is also active in the railway sector (www.rhomberg-sersa.com/en/home/). Established in 1886, the family-owned enterprise employs roughly 2,800 people. Managed by the fourth generation of its founding family, the company operates several locations and subsidiaries in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada and...
SATW – Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences

SATW – Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences

Switzerland
The Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences SATW is the most important network of experts for engineering sciences in Switzerland and is in contact with the highest Swiss bodies for science, politics and industry. The network is comprised of selected individual members, member organisations and experts. On behalf of the federation, SATW identifies industrially relevant technological developments...
SITRA/Koli Forum

SITRA/Koli Forum

Finland
    SITRA, the Finnish Innovation Fund, was founded in 1967 as a part of the Bank of Finland. Currently it is an independent public foundation which operates directly under the supervision of the Finnish Parliament. SITRA’s president is Mikko Kosonen. Through its activities, SITRA aims to promote the economic prosperity and the future success...
SQS – Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems

SQS – Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems

Switzerland
The Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems (SQS) is Switzerland’s leading organisation for certification and assessment services. It was founded in 1983 as one of the world’s first companies in this industry. Today, SQS operates internationally and has over 150 permanent employees in Switzerland, France and Italy and more than 250 freelancers around the world. Constituted...
UBA – German Federal Environment Agency

UBA – German Federal Environment Agency

Germany
Since its founding in 1974, the German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA) has been Germany’s main environmental protection agency. UBA is concerned with an extremely broad spectrum of issues, including waste avoidance, climate protection, and pesticide approvals. Its work centres around gathering data concerning the state of the environment, investigating the relevant interrelationships and making projections –...

UN Environment IRP – United Nations Environment Programme International Resource Panel

Headquarters in Paris, France
      The Panel consists of eminent scientists, highly skilled in resource management issues. Their reports distil the latest scientific, technical and socio-economic findings around global resource use. They provide advice and connections between policymakers, industry and the community on ways to improve global and local resource management. The Panel includes scientists and governments...

UNIDO – United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Headquarters in Vienna, Austria
            UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. UNIDO’s mission is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. UNIDO is fully committed to contributing to the achievement of the SDGs, while delivering on its mandate...

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