Leitat is a private technical institute with more than 110 years of experience in industrial innovation processes. We transform technological and scientific results into economic and competitive value for our clients and collaborating entities. Over 1500 customers benefit from our talent, creativity and strong commitment. We bring knowledge and innovation to our customers through applied research and technical testing in the fields of chemistry, energy, environment, materials, engineering and life sciences. We rely upon our 330 highly skilled team members who deliver flexible solutions to face any industrial challenge.


The “École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne” (EPFL) is one of the two Swiss Federal Polytechnical Schools. A multi-cultural institution at the cutting edge of science and technology, EPFL fosters innovation and excellence. EPFL has a unique organisation that stimulates interdisciplinary research and fosters partnerships with other institutions and companies, with both theoretical and applied research being carried out. With more than 350 laboratories and research groups on campus, EPFL is one of the Europe’s most innovative and productive technology institutes and is also renowned for the quality of its teaching and training programmes. In 2014 the Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking placed EPFL third in Europe and 19th worldwide in Engineering/Technology and Computer sciences, and many other global comparisons place it among the top European universities.

Arkema is an international company with sales in the field of Specialty Chemicals. The company was created in 2004 as a spin-off of Total, a multi-national company in the field of Oil Extraction, Refining, Distribution, and Petrochemistry. Since 2004, Arkema has specilized in Industrial, and Specialty Chemicals, as represented by its three main poles: High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties, and Coating Solutions. At present, Arkema is considered as one of the most innovative companies in the world (Thomson Reuters list of the 100 most innovative companies in the world). In 2013, Arkema’s sales were of around 6,5 billion €. The company employs near 14000 people in 40 countries, and 85 industrial facilities. Arkema and its subsidiaries account for 10 R&D centers worldwide.
The “Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives“ (CEA) is an internationally recognized research organization in the domains of energy, information and health technologies and defense. Its LITEN Institute (Lab. for Innovation in New Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials, 1000 people, 770 patents) is a major partner of fab to lab R&D with 350 collaborative research contracts running this year. The laboratory of PV modules technologies develops printed cells and modules, reaching world level efficiency. The laboratory is involved in the scaling up of these technologies using industrially compatible technologies (Inkjet and roll to roll printing). Stability studies is also an important theme of research with appropriate facilities enable to measure PV parameters in various accelerated climatic conditions and the development of home-made technics particularly in the field of gas barrier and encapsulation characterization.

ACCUREC, founded in 1995, is a technology based treatment company to manage secondary raw materials. At its plant in Germany ACCUREC has installed several of its unique and own developed innovative treatment techniques, dedicated to the recycling of used batteries. This european battery recycling center enables ACCUREC to recycle every modern type of industrial and consumer rechargeable battery with the best available technology at zero emission.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 69 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft employs a staff of 24,500, who work with an annual research budget totalling 2.1 billion euros. Of this sum, 1.9 billion euros is generated through contract research. More than 70 percent of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s contract research revenue is derived from contracts with industry and from publicly financed research projects. International collaborations with excellent research partners and innovative companies around the world ensure direct access to regions of the greatest importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development.
The University of Rome “Tor Vergata” is based on a campus of 600 hectares with 43000 students and 19 Departments. The University has established in 2006 together with the Lazio Region the “Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy” (CHOSE). The centre’s objectives are the research and development for the industrialization of organic and hybrid organic-inorganic technologies via three main steps: define a technological process for organic/hybrid cells, develop fabrication processes for industrialization, foster technology transfer towards SMEs. CHOSE has the main laboratory has a surface of 650m2 with over 300sqm of class ISO7 clean room facilities with all the equipment necessary to carry out research on photovoltaic technology.
UNINOVA Research Institute is a multidisciplinary, independent, and non-profit research organization devoted to the development and application of new technologies, being organized in centers of excellence, involving more than 150 scientists and technologists. It was founded in 1986 by the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University Nova de Lisboa. UNINOVA will participate in the APOLO project through CEMOP – Center of Excellence in Microelectronics and Optoelectronics and Processes (Centro de Excelência de Microelectrónica e Optoelectrónica e Processos). The CEMOP areas of expertise are thin-film technologies and development of advanced materials, i.e., semiconductors, photonic material, transparent conductors, thermoelectric and electrochromic materials and devices.
Greatcell Solar Italia SRL (formerly known as Dyesol Italia srl) is an Italian SME member of the Greatcell solar group of companies (formerly known as Greatcell Solar), the world leader in commercialisation of DSC and PSC Cells. Greatcell solar Italia supplies laboratory manufacturing and testing equipment for research and development of DSC & PSC cells and devices. The Greatcell Solar Italia team has a long history of collaborative development programs within the EU and Swiss and Italian communities and for industrial concerns. Greatcell Solar Italia develops new products, devices, components and materials in the DSC / PSC domain. Greatcell Solar Italia provides a complete turnkey design for DSC and PSC prototyping and product manufacture. Greatcell solar Italia has a wide expertise and patent portfolio, with particular reference to: DSC & PSC cells and module design, DSC and PSC manufacturing and testing equipment.
Flexbrick is a company owned by Piera Ecocerámica y Cerámica Malpesa, dedicated to the manufacture of a new construction system. This new system consists of a woven metal mesh in which mainly ceramic pieces of different sizes, shapes and textures can be inserted, but also other types materials such as glass, metals, stone, wood, etc. Flexbricks’ versatility and features allow you to “play with the design offering a wide variety of aesthetical solutions. Flexbrick has applications for both facades and floors, roofs, pergolas, false ceilings, and more.Flexbrick is an industrialised construction system that combines technological innovation with traditional materials and makes it possible to use small pieces to carry out large-scale projects.
Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd (CNT) is an innovation management and nanotechnology consulting company based in Cambridge, UK. The CNT Ltd helps companies, academic and government institutions to develop world-class innovative solutions for nanomaterials related R&D and IPR strategy, partnership, products, technologies, funding and markets. CNT Ltd is specialised in carbon nanomaterials R&D consulting and collaborative R&D project management, including exploitation and dissemination management, consortium and supply chain building. CNT has done a number of patent landscaping and market research analysis studies regarding production and use of various nanomaterials helping to link inventors and technology developers with end-users and investors.

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