TECNALIA is the largest centre of applied research and technological development in Spain, a benchmark in Europe and a member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance. It collaborates with companies and institutions to improve their competitiveness, people’s quality of life and achieve sustainable growth, thanks to a team of more than 1,500 people committed to building a better world through technological research and innovation. That is why TECNALIA’s research has a real impact on society and generates benefits in the form of quality of life and progress. Its main scopes of action are: smart manufacturing, digital transformation, energy transition, sustainable mobility, health and food, urban ecosystem and circular economy.
In Europe, TECNALIA has consolidated its position as the first private organisation in Spain in project contracting, participation and leadership under the EU HE programme. In the latest study carried out by the European Research Survey in 2022, TECNALIA occupies the first position in R+D+i brand awareness.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC is considered one of the world-leading institution for applied research in cybersecurity. More than 230 highly qualified researchers develop customized security concepts and solutions for commercial businesses and the public sector, boosting the overall competitiveness of clients and partners. Fraunhofer AISEC designs solutions for enhanced data security and effective defense against cybercrimes such as corporate espionage and tampering attacks. The institute’s portfolio ranges from embedded and hardware security, automotive and mobile security to security solutions for industry and automation. In addition, the cutting-edge test labs at Fraunhofer AISEC allow for evaluating the security of networked and embedded systems, hardware and software products as well as cloud and web-based services.

Fabasoft is a leading software product company and cloud service provider for digital document and process management in Europe. The Fabasoft PROCECO ecosystem unites selected, coordinated, high-quality digital solutions for document-intensive business processes. Private enterprises and the public-sector have trusted in the quality and experience of Fabasoft for over three decades. The products digitalize, accelerate and boost the quality of business processes. They include the receipt, structuring, process-oriented provision, processing, secure storage and context-sensitive finding of all business documents as well as the preparation and provision of content for different publication channels. They offer innovative possibilities for cooperation across organizations with structured workflows. Customers benefit from access that is independent of both location and equipment, efficient knowledge as well as from faster and more cost-efficient work completion and improved compliance.

The National Research Council (CNR) is the largest public research institution in Italy. Founded in 1923, it carries out and promotes research activities with objectives of excellence and strategic importance in the national and international arena, in the framework of European cooperation and in collaboration with university research and other public and private entities, ensuring the dissemination of results within the country. Its research institutes are distributed throughout the country, carrying out activities of priority interest to the advancement of science and the progress of the nation. CNR staff counts more than 8,400 researchers, technologists, technicians and administrators. Its structure includes 7 scientific Departments and 102 Institutes with specific leading expertise in science and technology sectors, with more than 330 secondary sites and laboratories in Italy and abroad, including the scientific bases in Arctic and Antarctic Areas.

SCCH is the only COMET center that focuses on data and software science in Austria. Excellent research is conducted in both areas at SCCH. COMET centres promote the networking of basic scientific research and applied research and development. SCCH is evaluated at regular intervals by an international jury of experts. This guarantees an outstanding standard of research. For companies, SCCH is therefore a powerful cooperation partner, as they benefit from the COMET program and the center’s highly qualified researchers. SCCH is an internationally recognized research institution that drives innovation in the creation and application of software by integrating fundamental research with the solution of complex application problems. 

The Know Center is a leading European innovation and research center for trustworthy AI and data science. We leverage cutting-edge technologies and in-house research to turn the latest insights in AI and data science into tangible advantages for businesses. Collaborating with diverse industry clients, including energy, healthcare, and more, we innovate to create competitive edges. Beyond business, our work serves as a technological foundation to tackle imminent challenges in science and society. Our pioneering contributions facilitate Europe’s reclaiming of technological and data sovereignty, ensuring strategic control over vital data while nurturing an open, innovation-centric market.

CaixaBank is the leading financial group in Spain and one of the most significant in Portugal, where it controls 100% of BPI. The bank has around 21 million customers in the Iberian market and the largest commercial network on the peninsula. It has approximately 6,300 branches and 15,400 ATMs and is the industry leader in the digital banking sector with 10 million digital customers. CaixaBank is committed to a socially-responsible universal banking model, based on trust, quality, and specialised products and services adapted to each segment. Moreover, technological innovation is one of the strengths of the bank. It is considered critical by the organization to enhance the services it offers to its valuable customers along with the whole community in general, and it has been recognised several years as one of the best and most innovative banks in Western Europe. It will bring to the project its large experience on cybersecurity from the perspective of cloud customer in finance sector.

IONOS is the leading European digitalisation partner for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). The company serves more than six million customers and operates across 18 markets in Europe and North America, with its services being accessible worldwide. With its Web Presence & Productivity portfolio, IONOS acts as a ‘one-stop shop’ for all digitalisation needs: from domains and web hosting to classic website builders with artificial intelligence and do-it-yourself solutions, from e-commerce to online marketing tools. In addition, the company offers Cloud Solutions to enterprises who are looking to move to the cloud as their businesses evolve.

CloudFerro provides innovative cloud services. The company delivers and operates cloud computing platforms for demanding markets, such as the European space sector, climate research and science. Its broad experience and in-depth expertise include storing and processing big data sets, such as multipetabyte repositories of Earth Observation satellite data.
The company offers cost-effective, open-source-based, flexible cloud solutions in a public, private or hybrid model, customized to meet user needs. Extensive range of ancillary services and dedicated technical support are provided by the highly experienced local team of IT specialists with unmatched competences.
CloudFerro has been trusted by leading European firms and scientific institutions from various big-data-processing market sectors, including the European Space Agency (ESA), EUMETSAT, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), Mercator Ocean International, German Aerospace Centre (DLR), the EGI, to name a few.

First released in 2008, OpenNebula has become the only European open source technology for the orchestration and management of the cloud-edge continuum, supporting both virtual machines and Kubernetes clusters. OpenNebula Systems was born in 2010 in order to provide professional support to corporate users and sustain the development of the project in the long term. With more than 5,000 organizations running an OpenNebula cloud worldwide, OpenNebula Systems helps organizations from many different sectors to adopt a vendor-neutral, multi-provider approach for building their private, public, and hybrid clouds. OpenNebula Systems is headquartered in Madrid (Spain) and apart from being a Direct Participant in the IPCEI-CIS and a corporate member of the Linux Foundation, the CNCF, and Gaia-X, it plays a key role in shaping Europe’s next-generation edge cloud—chairing the Cloud/Edge Working Group of the “European Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud” and coordinating the SovereignEdge.EU initiative.

Nixu, a DNV company, is a trusted cybersecurity services partner that has been shaping the future through cybersecurity for over three decades. We help our customers ensure business resilience with peace of mind, enabled by some of the best cybersecurity professionals in Europe.
DNV is an independent assurance and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries, with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment. As a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful organizations, we help seize opportunities and tackle the risks arising from global transformations. We use our broad experience and deep expertise to advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry standards, and inspire and invent solutions.
DNV, Nixu, and Applied Risk – an industrial cybersecurity specialist acquired by DNV in 2021 – are joining forces to create a leading cybersecurity services business. Together, we will be known as DNV Cyber. A 500-strong expert team will safeguard demanding IT and industrial control system environments and build business resilience across multiple industries.