UNIVERZA V MARIBORU, Slovenia (Applicant)
The University of Maribor is the second biggest and the second oldest university in Slovenia, with around 18 000 students, 17 Faculties which offer undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes. The University aims to promote partnerships with businesses, governmental and non-governmental and other institutions in society to enrich university teaching, research and creative activity; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic and ethical values, and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; respect ecological and environmental issues; promote sustainability in development; and contribute to the public good. The Faculty of Energy Technology operates at two locations, in Krško and Velenje, which are the largest energy pools in Slovenia, with Nuclear power plant Krško and hydro power plants on Sava river and the biggest Slovenian thermal power plant in Šoštanj, Velenje.
IRENA, Croatia
Istrian Regional Energy Agency Ltd.IRENA - Istrian Regional Energy Agency Ltd. (Istarska Regionalna Energetska Agencija za energetske djelatnosti d.o.o.) was established, thanks to the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE), as an independent non-profit organization, providing advisory services to the public and to local decision makers on energy issues in the public and private sectors. IRENA main goals are to encourage energy efficiency and promote the use of renewable energy sources and cogeneration, through the implementation of EE and RES projects and awareness-raising activities targeted to citizens and institutions in Region of Istria.
MIEMA, Malta
Malta Intelligent Energy Agency MIEMA is Malta’s first energy agency, set up in June 2007, with the support of the IEE Programme and a wide array of public institutions including the Ministry for Tourism & Culture, the Ministry for Energy and Conservation of Water, the Parliamentary Secretariat for Small Business and the Self Employed in the Ministry for Competitiveness and Communications, Local Councils, the Malta Resources Authority, and the University of Malta. Its aims to be a protagonist of the European effort towards a more intelligent use of energy resources, promoting awareness initiatives and contributing to define incisive and targeted proposals and policies of intervention, in order to optimise the use of conventional energy resources and to develop renewable sources.
University of Algarve, Portugal
The University of the Algarve (UAlg) is a young (thirty five years old) higher education public institution located in the southern region of Portugal. UAlg has around 750 permanent teaching and 450 research staff, evidencing a growing commitment towards R&D and Innovation. CRIA is the Division of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer of the University of Algarve, aiming to promote relations between the university and the industry, increase the technology and knowledge transfer, support the establishment of new firms, generalize the use of industrial property rights mechanisms and developing technological infrastructures to enhance specific research fields in the Algarve. CRIA was born in 2003, from the need of creating a service to support the development of advanced business ideas and inventions born at the university that could migrate to the market.
Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
The University ROMA TRE is active since 1992  and actually hosts nearly 40,000 students and 12 Departments, about 70 degree courses, 22 PhDs and 80 post-degree courses. The Department of Architecture carries out research on the environmental and landscape quality, climate change, on the relationship between existing historical and development programs, communication and strong involvement of civil society, management of territorial sources and environment. The Doctoral School “Culture and transformations of the city and the region” develops higher education on construction and management of the city and the territory, as well as methods and procedures for the protection and preservation of its assets. The Department is a founding member of UNISCAPE - European Network of Universities, for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention, established in 2008.
The Universidad Pablo de Olavide of Seville is a public university committed to offer high quality education. In its campus it combines teaching, research, and social and sport activities, which makes it a different alternative. All courses in the Universidad Pablo de Olavide are adapted to the European Higher Education Area. Education in the new official courses is based on providing the knowledge, the abilities and the skills necessary so students can enter successfully the European labour market. To this end the University provides the latest technologies and internships in enterprises. In addition, it favours the acquisition of other languages.