project Partners

The WE4CC Climate KIC Innovation project includes the following partners, in alphabetical order.

The participating Climate-KIC partners: 
  • Laborelec | GDF Suez

Laborelec is a leading research and competence centre in electrical power technology. It was established in 1962 in order to support Belgian electricity companies with research, development, and specialized services. Today, it is part of GDF SUEZ, a world leader in energy. Laborelec's competences cover the entire electricity value chain: generation, transmission, distribution, storage and end-use. They offer specialized research and services in each of these domains, to companies in all parts of the world. The headquarters are located near Brussels, and branch offices are also operated in the Netherlands, in Germany and in the Middle-East and a subsidiary in Chile. Laborelec is a cooperative organization with a variety of shareholders. Laborelec collaborates intensively with the other research centers of the GDF SUEZ Research & Technologies Division and hosted the first WE4CC-II full-scale demonstrator early 2015.

  • Naked Energy

Naked Energy Ltd is an award winning British design and innovation company specialising in solar technology and energy conservation. The company is developing ‘Virtu™’ a revolutionary and patented hybrid solar panel that generates both electricity and heat for commercial and residential applications. The company secured investment early 2011 and is in the final stages of development partnered with Imperial College London and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. Naked Energy recently won the European Institute of Technology Venture competition, just months after the company was named a National Finalist in the 2011 Shell Springboard competition for ‘Small Businesses with Big Ideas for Climate Change’, winning a £40,000 top prize. Naked Energy with its network of partners will bring the technology to market in the course of 2015.

  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

TNO is an independent research organisation founded by law in The Netherlands. TNO employs some 3,000 specialists. We believe in the joint creation of economic and social value. TNO focusses on transitions or changes in five social themes: Industry; Healthy Living; Defence, Safety & Security; Urbanisation and Energy. Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. We develop knowledge not for its own sake, but for practical application.

  • Watergy | Technical University Berlin 

TU Berlin is participating via its own engineering spin-off company Watergy GmbH. After years of joint research and development in the areas of evaporative cooling, humid air solar collectors, air conditioning in buildings with open sorption, seasonal heat storage and greenhouse climate. The research engineers saw commercial potential in their undertaking and decided to spin-off their efforts. As a result, the Watergy team was formed long before the company was founded. As a benefit the Watergy already has a competitive edge in many individual processes based technologies, all supporting current and planned product developments. Watergy and its network of partners are currently bringing the technology to market.

The participating business partners for the demonstrators: 
  • Berlin Botanic Garden and Botanic Museum

The Berlin Botanic Garden counts as one of the largest and most important botanical gardens in the world. This is not only due to its surface, but also to the variety of its plants, that count over 20.000 types. The goal of opening a scientific collection to the public was achieved here in Dahlem at the beginning of the 20th century and it is still one of our highest priorities. According to our historical sources, our Garden has now and for the first time taken the shape that our first director, Adolf Engler, had planned over 100 years ago.  “Die Welt in einem Garten" [The world in a single garden] – was the plan of Adolf Engler, the first director of the Gardens of Dahlem in 1889. Today the BGBM continues on the wake of Mr. Engler’s aspiration and welcomes visitors from the across the world – around half a million every year.  Read more ...

  • Dolmen Resort Hotel

The Dolmen Resort Hotel delivers uncompromising quality while engaging your every mood and aspiration of Malta . The culture and tradition of the islands seep into the fabric of the whole resort from the Neolithic Dolmen Temple to contemporary room design and exemplary standards of service, facilities and cuisine. The Dolmen Resort Hotel embodies the powerful lure of the islands, fusing past and present seamlessly with plentiful bars, 5 pools, an all night Casino, conference centre, watersports, spa and clubs all swirling around an authentic Neolithic Dolmen that stands undisturbed in the landscaped gardens. Like Malta , The Dolmen Resort Hotel can offer its visitors everything for every mood and welcomes guests to bask in this perfect sun haven.  Read more ...

  • Electrabel

Electrabel is the historical producer and supplier of energy in Belgium, where it can count on more than a century of experience in its activities. The company is number one on the Belgian market where it operates under the brand name Electrabel,GDF SUEZ Group. It is developing its activities, both as producer and supplier of energy and as an employer in a spirit of sustainable development and social responsibility. From the central position that it occupies in society, the company wishes to contribute to the well-being of the communities in which it is active. The company offers its customers energy solutions with added value and a customized service. Electrabel manages diversified, carbon-poor generating facilities. In Belgium, Electrabel is one of the most important employers. Read more ...