CSC is a non-profit state enterprise with special tasks. As part of the national research system, CSC develops, integrates and provides high-quality information technology services and ensures that Finland remains at the forefront of development. CSC has an important role as an instrument for steering and developing the Ministry of Education and Culture's education, science and cultural policy. It's owned by the Finnish state (70% shareholding) and higher education institutions (30% shareholding).

Founded in 2002, Trust-IT’s central asset is a highly-skilled, dynamic, international team that performs quality ICT market research and result-oriented stakeholder communication and engagement strategies, it also develops software tools and services working closely with SMEs, government and research institutions. Trust-IT is committed to drive forward new ideas, pinpoint market opportunities, create multi-stakeholder partnership and build international networks and communities. It has gained high expertise in the ICT areas, covering both the technological and human interaction aspects and creating innovative business models & exploitation plans.

The COMMpla team of skilled professionals performs design, development and maintenance of web-based solutions, utilising a wide range of technologies and with a technology-agnostic mindset. Continued and consolidated relationships with the European and international Research & Innovation landscape, as well as with key policy actors, allowed COMMpla to establish itself as leader of communication and dissemination activities in complex European R&I Projects, creating the right balance, drive and understanding, well in sync with the needs of scientific and industrial stakeholders.

IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center at VSB – Technical University of Ostrava is a leading research, development, and innovation centre active in the fields of High-Performance Computing (HPC), Data Analysis (HPDA), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and their application to other scientific fields, industry, and society. IT4Innovations operates the most powerful supercomputing systems in the Czech Republic, which are provided to Czech and foreign research teams from both academia and industry. Together with the CESNET and CERIT-SC institutions, IT4Innovations constitutes e-INFRA CZ, a strategic research infrastructure of the Czech Republic.

TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research, was founded by law in 1932 to enable business and government to apply knowledge. As an organisation regulated by public law, they are independent: not part of any government, university or company. TNO focuses on transitions or changes in nine social themes: Buildings, Infrastructure & Maritime; The Circular Economy and the Environment; Defence, Safety and Security; Energy; Healthy living; Industry; Information & Communication Technology; Strategic Analysis & Policy; Traffic and Transport.


The University of Tartu is the leading research university in Estonia and the only Estonian-language universitas – comprehensive university – in the world. Its competitive advantages are internationality, the quality of teaching and research, and diversity. The university, re-opened as the Estonian-language University of Tartu in 1919, at the beginning of the Republic of Estonia, laid the foundations for Estonian-language higher education and created a community of national intellectuals, who have a significant role in the development of the Estonian state, society and culture.

Located at the heart of Finland, the University of Jyväskylä JYU is a world-class university where cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research meet an open and energetic community. Through renowned teaching, high-profile expertise, and global collaboration the JYU community seeks and finds solutions to challenges of the future.

Since its founding in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world dedicated to advancing knowledge.

Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life.

The University of Manchester was the first and most eminent civic university and ourteaching and research has helped shape the modern world.
The origins lie in workers’ and medical education, and in the  establishment of a non-sectarian university college.
These foundations gave them the liberal and progressivevalues to think freely, challenge social and intellectual boundaries, and make original contributions to learning that have resonated through time and across the world.

ECMWF is the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts. Both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing global numerical weather predictions and other data. The Centre has one of the largest supercomputer facilities and meteorological data archives in the world. Other strategic activities include delivering advanced training and assisting the WMO in implementing its programmes. A key player in Copernicus, the Earth Observation component of the European Union’s Space programme, offering quality-assured information on climate change (Copernicus Climate Change Service), atmospheric composition (Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service), flooding and fire danger (Copernicus Emergency Management Service), and through the EU's Destination Earth initiative, ECMWF is developing prototype digital twins of the Earth.

UFZ is one of the world’s leading research centres in the field of environmental research, enjoying high social recognition. It demonstrates ways in which a sustainable use of our natural resource base is possible for the benefit of both humankind and the environment. Biodiversity, functioning ecosystems, clean water and intact soils all make up our natural resource base. In the face of global change, employees at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ are united by the goal of demonstrating ways to combine societal development with a healthy environment.

UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) is an independent, not-for-profit research institute. Our 500 scientists provide the data and insights that researchers, governments and businesses need to create a productive, resilient and healthy environment.

UBA GMBH is the most important environmental expert organisation  in Austria and one of Europe´s leading environmental consultants we stand for a transformation of the economy and society to ensure sustainable living.  experts provide the basis for decision making at local, regional and international level. We are committed to transparency and impartiality in our work and we engage in dialogue with politics, administration, business, science and civil society.

The University of Helsinki is Finland’s largest and oldest academic institution and an innovative centre of science and thinking. Since 1640, we have contributed to the establishment of a fair and equal society that is considered one of the best in the world. Today, our multidisciplinary academic community solves problems that affect us all – with the power of knowledge, for the world.

GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—is an international network and data infrastructure funded by the world's governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth. Coordinated through its Secretariat in Copenhagen, the GBIF network of participating countries and organisations, working through participant nodes, provides data-holding institutions around the world with common standards, best practices and open-source tools enabling them to share information about where and when species have been recorded. This knowledge derives from many sources, including everything from museum specimens collected in the 18th and 19th century to geotagged smartphone photos shared by amateur naturalists in recent days and weeks.

The University of Oslo is Norways largest and oldest institution of higher education. It was founded in 1811 when Norway was still under Danish rule. Today the University of Oslo has approx. 30,000 students and 4,600 employees. Four Nobel Prize winners indicates the quality of the research at the University.

Fascination for biodiversity, that's the foundation of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center (European Museum of the Year 2021) that shows the beauty of nature. Through its impressive collection, knowledge and data, we record all life on Earth. This is important, as our future depends on biodiversity. Everything in nature is connected, and balance is vitally important for its continued existence. NBC research nature in order to preserve biodiversity. This is how they contribute to solutions for major, global issues involving climate, living environment, food supply and medicine.

The Senckenberg – Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research (SGN) was founded in 1817 by local citizens in Frankfurt with the name Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft, which translates to the Senckenberg Natural Science Society. In regard to biology, the museum is one of the most important natural history museums in all of Europe, as well as one of the biggest. The SGN sponsors seven research institutes and three natural history museums. The museums are located in Frankfurt, Görlitz, and Dresden.

LifeWatch ERIC is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium providing e-Science research facilities to scientists investigating biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services in order to support society in addressing key planetary challenges.
LifeWatch ERIC was established as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium by the European Commission in 2017.

Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. With our innovative products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time.

Education and research with a 500-year-old tradition: Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) offers a wide range of academic subjects in the areas of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and medicine. The oldest and largest university in Saxony-Anhalt was created in 1817 when the University of Wittenberg (founded in 1502) merged with Friedrichs University Halle (founded in 1694). Today the university has around 20,000 students and 340 professors.