CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA (CIMNE)
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord UPC SN, Barcelona 08034, Spain
The International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) is a research organization created in 1987 at the heart of the prestigious Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) as a partnership between the Government of Catalonia and UPC, in cooperation with UNESCO. The aim of CIMNE is the development of numerical methods and computational techniques for advancing knowledge and technology in engineering and applied sciences. The research activities of CIMNE cover a wide spectrum of engineering fields, being the most relevant for the FIBRE4YARDS project the work conducted on engineering materials and structures, naval, marine and offshore engineering.
Key expertise: Numerical analysis of composite materials and structures, marine engineering, ship dynamics, data acquisition, Internet of Things (IoT)Website
COMPASS INGENIERÍA Y SISTEMAS
Carrer de Tuset 8 7 2, Barcelona 08006, Spain
Compass Ingeniería y Sistemas, SA (CompassIS) is a consulting servicescompany (SME) based in Barcelona, Spain, with more than 20 years of activity.It is specialized in engineering design, as well as in the development ofsoftware for numerical simulation (Structural, CFD and Seakeeping FiniteElement codes) and information management in technology. The members of theteam are all highly qualified professionals specialised in civil, industrial, telecommunication,and specifically, naval engineering, and have wide experience in R&Dactivities. These areas are the focus of CompassIS activities, with the mainobjective of bringing benefit by applying innovative solutions to customers’ problems.
Key expertise: CAD/CAE, FEM/FEA, Fluid Structural Interaction coupled simulation Static/dynamic, Linear/Non-Linear structural analysis Fatigue Damage Assessment Naval architectureWebsite
TECNICAS Y SERVICIOS DE INGENIERÍA
Avenida Pío XII, 44, Edificio PYOMAR, Torre 2, Bajo Izq. 28016, Madrid, Spain
TSI is a Spanish SME that started its activity in 1983 with the main objective of proposing high-added-value engineering solutions related to Noise & Vibrations and monitoring in different industrial sectors and providing its services to private customers, public companies and administration bodies. TSI has ISO 9001:2015 Certification (recognized by DNV, ENAC, UKAS and RvA) and is certificated as N&V service supplier by BV, DNV, ABS and ClassNK. TSI has been involved in European R&D projects since 2009 and it has participated in projects such as BESST, SILENV, AQUO, INCASS and FIBRESHIP (as coordinator) and it will be addressing 5 more R&D projects until 2024
Key expertise: Developer of a monitoring system based on IoT and Shipyard 4.0 strategy, designer of FRP vessels and supplier of N&V measurementsWebsite
Rijndijk 229a, Hazerswoude-Rijndijk 2394CD, Netherlands
Curve Works BV is a privately held company, with the vision to develop technologies that remove the waste from tooling. The problem with prototyping and small-series production is the high cost, long lead times, storage and disposal of the tooling. We distinguish ourselves by using alternative solutions to conventional tooling. For example, we were the first in the world to identify the potential of, and implement, reconfigurable moulds for rapid manufacturing of composite products. Operational since 2017, Curve Works is a supplier to the European composite marine industry for 3D Core KitsTM and thermoplastic windscreens, and supplies innovative solutions for lightweight architectural panels.
Key expertise: Expertise in production of curved monolithic and sandwich composite parts, and modular assembly methodsWebsite
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 40-42, Paris 75015, France
Naval Group is the European leader in naval defence. Naval Group uses its extraordinary know-how, unique industrial resources and capacity to arrange innovative strategic partnerships to meet its customers’ requirements. As a system-integrator and prime contractor, the group designs, produces and supports submarines and surface ships. It also supplies services to shipyards and naval bases. Attentive to corporate social responsibility, Naval Group adheres to the United Nations Global Compact. The group reports revenues of 3.3 billion euros and has a workforce of 15,798 (data for 2020).
Key expertise: Manufacturing, testing demonstration, ship building, composite production technologies, cyber security, Shipyard 4.0Website
INSTITUTO DE CIÊNCIA E INOVAÇÃO EM ENGENHARIA MECÂNICA E ENGENHARIA INDUSTRIAL (INEGI)
Rua Dr Roberto Frias 400, Porto 4200 465, Portugal
INEGI – Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is a Research and Technology Organisation (RTO), founded in 1986, focused on research and technology-based innovation activities, technology transfer, consulting and technological services, oriented to the development of industry and economy in general. A non-profit, private and recognised as a public utility entity.
Key expertise: Development and optimisation of advanced processes, joining technologies, prototyping, testing and industrialization.Website
INDUSTRIAS QUIMICAS IRURENA
Carretera de Tolosa S/N, Azpeitia 20730, Spain
IRURENA GROUP is a company specialized in the manufacturing and sale of a wide range of coatings and paints for wood, industry and decorative sectors. It’s innovation and entrepreneurial spirit has led IRURENA GROUP to analyse the diversification of its business to the composite industry with ROBTRUSION, which will be an industrial start-up for manufacturing curved composite profiles with a robot arm (click on this link for more information).
Key expertise: Robtrusion, curved composite profiles, manufacturing technology, ultraviolet curing, roboticsWebsite
Ulica Zeromskiego 116, Lodz 90-924, Poland
Lodz University of Technology (TUL) was established in 1945 and is one of Poland's most prestigious and well-known public technical institutions. Today, over 13,000 students, including almost 800 international students, study at 53 fields of study at 9 faculties. According to the European Ranking of Engineering Programs, TUL is the 6th best university of technology in the "New Europe" countries. It has been awarded the prestigious ECTS Label and DS Label Certificate by the European Commission. The Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering, which implements the FIBRE4YARDS project, is a precursor and leader in conducting innovative research in chemical engineering, process safety engineering, and environmental engineering.
Key expertise: Life cycle assessment; Carbon footprint; Impact categories; Environmental performanceWebsite
Leerparkpromenade 50, Dordrecht 3312 KW, Netherlands
10XL is a 3D printing service specializing in extra-large 3D prints by using its proprietary large scale hybrid 3D printers. All 3D prints are recyclable and we use recycled thermoplastic composite materials. For different industries, among which maritime, we offer 3D printing services for all stages in 3D printing, from prototyping and product design to serial 3D printing of functional products in large series. In the last stage 10XL is also able to build a dedicated production environment for customers for out- or inhouse 3D printing. Next to doing R&D for our own purposes, we also offer contracted R&D. Part of this is for instance material selection or 3D printing tooling development.
Key expertise: Large Area Additive Manufacturing (LAAM), Large Area Subtractive Manufacturing (LASM), Automated Tape Placement (ATP), Cradle to cradle manufacturing (C2C), maritime industryWebsite
32 Avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris, France
L-UP is an SME company, founded in 2001. L-UP has a network of project managers and experts with more than fifteen years of experience in industry and R&D, especially in high-tech fields such as aeronautics, health, communication and advanced materials.
Since 2001, L-up has been accompanying more than 100 projects submitted within the FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020 programmes.
L-UP activity is mostly dedicated to:
• Conducting European technological survey to identify experts and/or future partners in a specific technological area and anticipating future European collaborative projects;
• Assisting in preparing adequate response to the call for proposals both to national and European funding programmes;
• Managing R&D and innovation projects;
• Providing quality and supporting risk management;
• Defining and managing project results dissemination / communication / exploitation actions;
• Providing project management training.
Key expertise: Project management, communication, disseminationWebsite
ZAFIRO (former INNOVATEKNEA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS)
Ulászló utca 38., Budapest, 1114, HU
ZAFIRO (formerly INNOVATEKNEA) is an innovation business consulting office that has extensive experience in supporting companies to transform their ideas and innovation projects into valuable, profitable and feasible market solutions. It provides business development support, specifically targeted at SMEs operating in the EU, in order to boost their growth on the European and world markets. Its main mission is to increase economic growth and competitiveness by facilitating the implementation of innovative technologies. ZAFIRO also provides services to a broad range of international clientele in the private and public sector and serves the public interest by promoting sustainable development.
Key expertise: market analysis , business trends evaluation, cost benefit analysis, business development support, business plan preparation and IPR consultancyWebsite
8 Cours Du Triangle, Puteaux 92800, France
Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is the world´s second largest group in conformity assessment and certification services. Bureau Veritas helps more than 400 000 clients worldwide to improve their performances by offering services and innovative solutions to ensure that their assets, products infrastructure and management systems meet all quality, health and safety, environmental and social responsibility standards and regulations. Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore (M&O) SAS is a subsidiary of Bureau Veritas and has a wide experience in ships and offshore platforms classification, ship and marine equipment certification and technical assistance. Bureau Veritas M&O performs studies and class of ship and offshore technologies in various technical fields covering in particular risk analysis, hydrodynamics, structural reliability, energy efficiency, safety, environmental impact assessment and software development. The research teams of Bureau Veritas M&O have been (and still are) involved in many research projects both at national and international (European Commission co-funded projects, JIPs,…), either as project leader or as contributing partner.
Key expertise: composite materials, adhesive joints, classification rules, international regulations, qualification guidelinesWebsite
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE TECHNOLOGIQUE JULES VERNE
Technocampus EMC2 ZI du Chaffault Chemin Du Chaffault, Bouguenais 44340, France
Jules Verne Institute (JVERNE) was created in 2012 and is based in Nantes-France. JVERNE’s core activities are centred in manufacturing technologies, it is driven by industrial needs and developed under collaborative projects in France and Europe. To develop its R&D projects JVERNE counts with a cluster of members: 51 Industrials, 12 SMEs and 16 academics. The main activities are developed by more than 125 people with a good balance of engineers, experts, technicians and project managers, and more than 17M€ in machinery assets. With more than 100 projects, including 11 European, 50 patents and about 25 M€ of annual turnover, JVERNE is proud of the quality of the delivery of solutions to its members and European consortia.
Key expertise: Advanced mechanical testing, vibro-acoustic innovative passive damping, acoustic black hole, composite demonstrator manufacturing, technical expertise in composite manufacturingWebsite