UNIVERSITAET BAYREUTH (UBT)
The coordination institution (University of Bayreuth, UBT) has an excellent reputation as a foremost academic institution with many prestigious awards. UBT is among the Top Ten of the Humboldt Foundation ranking list and 2nd place in Germany and the 40 rank worldwide in Times Higher Education ranking list of 100 best "young" Universities (less than 50 years since foundation) (2013). UBT comprises 6 faculties with more than 13,700 students, 190 professors, and roughly 850 academic and non-academic staff covering a large spectrum of fundamental and applied research. Researchers at UBT have a huge experience in leading and managing collaborative national and international research projects such as the proposed InDeWaG project.
Bollinger & Grohmann Consulting GmbH (B+G)
Bollinger + Grohmann Consulting GmbH as a large industry partner contributes to InDeWag with their long-standing experience in energy efficient buildings design, structural and facade engineering, building physics and engineering and consulting for energy efficient and sustainable buildings.
ETEM Bulgaria AD (ETEM)
Industry partner ETEM complements the industry participation in the project with their experience in designing façade systems which are cost effective, user friendly and ready for mass production. Their main contribution in the project will be the set up of technical requirements for the system solution and the design and production of the aluminium profiles for the façade system as well as active involvement in the business cases and market uptake.
HTCO GmbH (HTCO)
The SME HTCO as a leading engineering company in the field of fluid flow and heat transfer simulation will be responsible for the development and optimization of the geometrical design and physical performance of the active solar multi-layered facades.
Savior Venture Capital (GMAE Transforma S.L.) (SVC)
The SME Savior Venture Capital - SVC was founded in 2008 by an ex McKinsey engagement manager to strengthen companies' competencies in industrial processes and help disruptive technologies become business by devising sound business models. In 2015 SVC took over IntelliGlass operations in active glazing technology. The company aims to end the research phase and market the technology.
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft eV (Fraunhofer)
For testing and measuring the fluid glass facades, the large research organisation Fraunhofer will provide their cutting-edge test facilities, e.g. to investigate transmittance, reflectance, energy performance, accelerated as well as outdoor exposure tests to assess the reliability of the proposed materials and of demonstrators. Furthermore, they will mainly contribute to Life Cycle Environmental Assessment LCEA as well as Cost and Market Analysis.
Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM)
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) is a public university in Madrid area that comprises Engineering and Architecture Faculties. UPM Members hold patents related to Building Energy Management. They have developed devices and systems to monitor and to reduce energy consumption in buildings. UPM's laboratory is equipped with all the necessary facilities to perform measurements and reports related to Thermal Energy, Acoustic Properties and Electric Consumption.
Cerviglas S.L. (CG)
To complete the consortium, the SME Cerviglas will be responsible for the production and technical advice of glasses and prototypes for the InDeWaG facades. With more than 30 years experience in the design and development of facade glass projects, the company plays a major role in the consortium, especially for technological advice and anticipating marked demands.
The architectural bureau and SME Architectonika with its focus on energy efficient building solutions contributes to the project with architectural design aspects and applications, the impact on architectural aesthetic and forms as well as daylight/artificial light aspects. They will closely collaborate with the industry partners to work on a solution for the multilayer façade system and the integration with other building systems.
Central Laboratory for Solar Energy and New Energy Sources (CL SENES)
The Central Laboratory of Solar Energy and New Energy Sources (CL SENES) as a research institution in Bulgaria is focused in doing primarily fundamental and applied research in the field of renewable energy sources and in particular solar energy. They will contribute strongly to the project regarding the Bulgarian demonstration site.