Fundación Tecnalia Research and Innovation
Description of the partner: Fundación Tecnalia has been born out of the merger between Cidemco, ESI, Euve, Fatronik, Inasmet, Labein,
Leia and Robotiker, thus creating the largest private Research, Development and Innovation (R+D+i) group in Spain. The operating business
model of TEC is based on Business Units of a sectorial nature. In them market orientation and specialization are identifying traits.
Type: Research Center
Description of the partner: PININFARINA provides full-service product design services to industry-leading companies,
such as Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Honda and Peugeot-Citroen Group, among others.
In order to mark the celebrations of its 80th anniversary and testify Pininfarina commitment on sustainable mobility, the “NIDO Electric
vehicle (Nido EV), has been presented last in May 2010. NIDO EV is a supplementary outcome of the pioneering, far-sighted decision taken
by Pininfarina to focus on sustainable mobility. NIDO EV bears the witness to the skills and the experience that Pininfarina has built up
in the development of electric vehicles, paying particular attention to segment A city cars that will populate the streets of the future
to make our towns more pleasant to live in. The first running prototype has been unveiled last year and presented to several authorities
like the President of the Italian Republic and the Majors of Rome, Milano and Parma.
Magneti Marelli Suspension Systems
Description of the partner: Magneti Marelli Suspension Systems designs and produces suspension modules and components
for motor vehicles. The business line is based in Turin and it is also present in Poland and in Brazil as well as in Italy. Within the
Suspension Systems business line, the available products range from individual components (control arms, cross-members, axles, knuckles,
brake discs and drums) to assembled modules (wheel groups, semicorners).
A structured design and testing department is capable of satisfying any type of technical request coming from the customers, with the
possibility to develop parts according to specifications or as an improvement to an existing drawing.
A thorough knowledge of main technological processes in the Automotive sector and careful management of suppliers and partners allows
the business line to manufacture suspensions in a wide range of materials, fully controlling their quality and performance characteristics.
Innovative products include new suspension archetype: a simple calibration and optimal K&C performances make these systems a real
alternative to common solutions adopted by carmakers.
Description of the partner: Fundación CIE I+D+i is a technical centre dedicated to develop new product of processes
for the automotive industry with a team with high skills in stamping, HPDC, forging, plastic injection and machining process. CIE R&D is
fully promoted by CIE Automotive Group, that is an Industrial Group supplying components and subassemblies to the global automotive
industry, and working with complementary technologies (stamping, tube forming, aluminium die casting forging, plastic injection and iron
casting) and a number of associated processes (machining, welding and assembly).
CIE R&D is focused on product development and R&D projects for all design stages: design, product and process simulation, prototypes
and testing applied to all mentioned technologies, including several CAD facilities: UG Nx, I´DEAS, Catia v4&v5, Pro-E, Product CAE:
Nastran, Abaqus, ANSYS, CFD, CFX; Process CAE:PAM-STAMP(Stamping and Tube forming processes), FORGE( forging and massive forming processes),
MOLDFLOW (plastic injection), PAMCAST (casting processes, ferrous and non ferrous materials), Test benches for multiaxial fatigue and
material characterisation and metallographic analysis.
Type: Non-Profit Organization
Industrias Puigjaner S.A.
Description of the partner: Industrias Puigjaner, S.A. (DENN) is a metal forming machine-tool manufacturer, founded in 1885.
Their activity is the design and manufacture of machines to deform metallic plate, tube and billet .The 90% of their production is exported
worldwide. Over the years this technique has been developed and improved, gaining expertise and bringing DENN to becoming world leaders in flow
forming and metal spinning, providing tailored machines and complete manufacturing processes for each specific application.
IVL Svenska Miljoeinstitutet AB
Description of the partner: IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) is Sweden’s leading institute for environmental
research and one of the most qualified institutes in Europe. It comprises Sweden’s largest groups of environmental expertise and competence. Research
into the complex environmental questions of today demands a comprehensive view and interdisciplinary expertise; qualities which IVL has built up over
40 years. IVL has gained a leading position within the international scientific community through co-ordinating, participating in and organising
projects and conferences, e.g., within EU´s research programmes. IVL has about 180 employees working with most of the staff having academic degrees.
IVL is operated in the form of a limited non-profit company. The main business idea is to provide knowledge and decision support for improved
environment and economic growth through research and development. The Institute covers a broad range of environmental services. The research work in
the field of environmental technology is mainly addressed towards introduction of eco-efficient and sustainable solutions for industrial production,
products, and organisations. IVL applies a holistic view based on life-cycle methods for assessment of products and technologies, and has more than
20 years of experience on life cycle assessment (LCA) and Design-for-environment (DfE) in practically all sectors of society.
Description of the partner: Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three
central challenges to modern society: Energy Efficiency, Communications, and Security. Infineon’s products stand out for their reliability, their quality
excellence and their innovative and leading-edge technology in analog and mixed signal, RF and power as well as embedded control. A strong technology
portfolio with about 22,900 patents and applications and more than 30 major R&D locations worldwide is characteristic for the company.
Fundación AIC-Automotive Intelligence Center Fundazioa
Description of the partner: AIC-Automotive Intelligence Center is an open innovation center within the automotive industry, with a mission
to generate added value to the sector, focusing mainly in people, by producing the best professionals; processes, by leading advanced technologies; and products,
by ascending the product development chain. It integrates knowledge, training, technology and industrial development in a market-oriented environment. Priority
is given to multidisciplinary work and the coordination of highly qualified people.
The Center is located in Bilbao (Spain) and is based on a new concept of cooperation. A total of 22 business partners and collaborators have physically located
key activities (R&D, new products, training) at the AIC and work both independently and together. In fact, B2B cooperation is an aim in itself.
AIC is ready to take all necessary international capabilities on board, housing several but complementary activities and open to different dynamics and speeds
(from local business to OEM).
The Center is managed by ACICAE-Basque Automotive Cluster, the association of the Basque Country’s automotive companies, with a mission to improve the
competitiveness of the Basque automotive sector through collaboration.
Type: Non-Profit Organisation
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Description of the partner: The Österreichisches Forschungs- und Prüfzentrum Arsenal Ges.m.b.H. is a subsidiary company of the AIT Austrian
Institute of Technology GmbH and constitutes the Mobility and Energy departments. The AIT works in close collaboration with industry and customers from public
institutions, striving to increase their added value through innovation and new technologies. The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is a highly-specialized
Research & Development partner focusing on key infrastructure issues of the future.
Type: Research Organization
Description of the partner: Maxion Wheels and its subsidiaries have been supplying OEMs with the highest quality wheels and most innovative technologies for over 100 years. During that time, we've acquired some of the most recognizable names in the industry, including Kelsey Hayes, Lemmerz and Fumagalli. Today, we put our combined expertise to work for nearly every OEM and vehicle market in the world.
We're also backed by the strength and security of our parent company, Iochpe-Maxion, which ensures that our customers can count on us for the long-term growth, infrastructure and stability they need.
With an international network of strategically located engineering, technology and production facilities, Maxion is one of the only wheel manufacturers who can deliver on a truly global platform. This allows us to not only reduce logistical costs — it also allows us to eliminate duplicate processes, and to streamline the complexities that come from managing variation in a single vehicle platform. We’re able to implement the same design, technology and controls across multiple production lines, and to ensure a consistent and quality product whenever and wherever you need it.
GKN EVO eDrive Systems Ltd
Description of the partner: GKN EVO eDrive Systems is a 50:50 joint venture between GKN and EVO Electric. It was formed in June 2011 to
industrialise EVO Electric’s axial flux motor technology for the Automotive Industry. GKN EVO eDrive Systems licences EVO Electric’s technology exclusively
for the Automotive market (passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with GVW∠6 tonnes) and will develop and supply axial flux electric motors and
integrated hybrid/electric drive systems based on axial flux motor technology. The company will be supported by resources seconded in from GKN Driveline,
the world leader in driveline systems and a pioneer in electric drive axles and from EVO Electric, the foremost developer of axial flux electric motors.
Type: Legal Person
Country: United Kingdom
European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA)
Description of the partner: CLEPA represents the official voice for the automotive supplier industry and its aim is to further strengthen
the position and promote the common interests of one of the most strategic industries in the European and global economy. To serve this purpose CLEPA actively
endorses the development of the necessary competitive framework conditions and acts as information network and as the principal negotiation platform between
suppliers and institutions. CLEPA and its members are firmly committed to win the battle of competitiveness by keeping investing on innovation, safety,
environmental protection, social responsibility, sustainable development and sound economic growth.
The over 3000 member companies of CLEPA play a central role in adapting the automotive industry to the sweeping changes brought on by the double processes of
globalisation and technological development. Automotive suppliers account for about 75% of the vehicle industry’s final product value and are responsible for about
50% of the research and development in the sector. CLEPA mission is to defend and to make the most of this endowment of innovative skills and industrial achievements
by initiating activities, which stimulate the successful business growth and development of its members and by rising debate on those topics, which directly impact
the future of the automotive industry in general and of the supply chain in particular. Building on more than 50 years of experience and activity, CLEPA is now
recognised as the natural discussion partner on all issues regarding the automotive supply industry by the European Institutions and the United Nations. Within UNECE,
CLEPA received formal mandate from MEMA (USA) and JAPIA (Japan) to represent the worldwide suppliers. CLEPA also facilitates constructive dialogue with all relevant
parties including vehicle manufacturers (ACEA, JAMA, etc.) and fellow associations in the relevant automotive world markets both in the field of Original Equipment
and of the Aftermarket.
Type: Non-Profit Organisation
Description of the partner: Description of the partner : GKN Driveline is the world’s leading supplier of automotive driveline components
and systems. As a global company serving the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers, GKN Driveline develops, builds and suppliers an extensive range of automotive
driveline components and subsystems – for use in the smallest ultra-low cost car to the most sophisticated premium vehicle demanding the most complex driving