Ecole National des Ponts et Chaussees (ENPC) aka Ecole des Ponts ParisTech was created in 1747 to train highly-specialized engineers. Among the top 3 leading French engineering grandes ecoles it is also the leader of executive education via its Business School (Europe, Africa and Asia) and a second subsidiary, Ponts Formation Conseil (technical continuing education especially in France), as well as a wide range of highly-specialized master’s programs. ENPC is part of several leading French academic consortia including ParisTech, Paris-Est, Paris School of Economics, Paris Sciences et Lettres. Domain-specific expertise includes sustainable development, energy transition (alternative & renewable energy), big data, applied math, civil & large-scale engineering, material sciences, public policy, economics, finance, urban transport, design thinking, business and management.

The Circular Economy Centre (CEC) is part of the Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS) at the University of Cambridge. CJBS is situated at the heart of Cambridge University with a 70+ strong faculty many of whom are world leaders in their area. CJBS is in the business of transformation – of individuals, of organisations and society by bringing together the latest thinking from academia and professional practice. CEC comprises a group of faculty who are the world authority in matters related to Circular Economy as displayed by their extensive publications in journals such as HBR and CMR. CEC’s mission is to become a leading international source of original and seminal research, expertise and knowledge on the circular economy and the particular policy and business contexts within which this system operates by synthesising shared research objectives and initiatives by both academic inputs as well as practitioners.

The Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) is one of the largest research centers of Greece. FORTH has been ranked the 12th place in the 4th FP7 Monitoring Report of the 20 research organizations with the highest numbers of participations in FP7 signed grant agreements during the period 2007-2010. The Institute of Computer Science of FORTH, has a relatively long history and recognized tradition, in conducting basic and applied research, developing applications and products, providing services, and playing a leading role in Greece and internationally, in the fields of ICT.

Cablenet founded in 2003, offers telecommunication and entertainment services to the corporate and retail market. There are 230 employees in 3 cities. Developed the only wholly-owned independent network in Cyprus with 22.5Gbps International Capacity over redundant cable systems and currently 55,000+ retail subscribers. Cablenet is a member of all major European Internet Exchanges: LINX, DE-CIX and AMS-IX. It directly peers with over 500 providers from over 52 countries worldwide. Cablenet operates a privately owned Hybrid Fiber Coaxial network, using the latest DOS 3.0 cable technology offering telephony and digital video service delivering crystal-clear images and mind-blowing high-definition channels. The backbone optical fiber network within Cyprus is fully redundant and interlinks the four (4) major cities in Cyprus both at IP level as well as SDH. Multi-fiber metro rings are in operation in major civic centers in Cyprus, providing redundancy.

BlueSoft, with 15 years of experiece in the IT industry, more than 400 highly qualified specialists and more than 350 successfully completed projects, provides a full range of IT services and dedicated software with experience in a wide range of business oriented solutions. It has been supporting clients for more than 15 years. The main fields of operations of BlueSsoft are IT system integration (BPM, SOA, ESB, MCCM), Cloud Services, Enterprise Architecture, Consulting services, Web & Mobile Apps, Big Data and advanced data analysis and management. Within abovementioned domains BlueSsoft delivers services including functional and non-functional requirements gathering from E2E perspective, APIs’ design and standardization, advanced data analytics & cloud computing, distributed data processing, design and delivery of highly available and reliable mechanisms, both cloud based and hybrid (cloud architecture, services, infrastructure, security & privacy on AWS, Cloud Foundry), automated platform monitoring & scaling, backend design, implementation & deployment automation (CI/CD), multichannel cloud application development (web & mobile).

Deloitte Belgium is the undisputed leader to deliver ICT security advisory services for EU European Union (EU) Institutions. With a team which comprises more than 300 ICT security and risk advisory professionals certified from international professional bodies, Deloitte has been providing services to the European Commission and other European Union (EU) Institutions for more than a quarter of a century. The services are ranging from strategic services like cyber Strategy and Transformation and Cyber Risk Management to very technical and operational services including Vulnerability Management and Incident Response & Recovery, or analysis of trends and risks related to IoT.