T.E. Laboratories

Established in 1991, TE Laboratories Ltd. (TelLab) has more than a quarter of a century experience in environmental monitoring with an independent INAB/ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratory specialising in water analysis. The company currently employs approximately 48 people; this includes 6 full time researchers in the R&D Department. TelLab has been active in the research area for the past 7 years and has strong expertise in the areas of dissemination and project exploitation. Its R&D Department is active in seeking out and applying for funding at national, European and international level and is interested in projects to expand its environmental monitoring capabilities.

To date the company has been a partner (coordinator in one project) in 12 EU funded collaborative projects in addition to a Euro CPS experiment and numerous nationally funded projects. Through these projects, TelLab has gained strong expertise in water sensor technology, incorporating microfluidics, lab-on a chip technology and telecommunications solutions.


Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries. In 2016, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.4 billion and 4,800 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.

Kemira provides expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers‘ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas, and water treatment. Kemira Industry & Water business segment supports municipalities and water intensive industries in the efficient and sustainable utilization of resources. In water treatment, we help in optimizing every stage of the water cycle.

Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Founded in 1977, Faculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/NOVA) is one of the most prestigious Portuguese public schools of science and engineering today, with a total enrolment of ca. 8000 students (Degree, MSc and PhD). Between 2010 and 2013, FCT/NOVA published more than 2525 papers indexed in ISI Web of Science, in top journals and 1761 conferences with high impact, all of which has earned it recognition by its peers. FCT NOVA has been engaged in 409 ongoing projects (45% at European level, 45% national level) with a total budget of 45€ million. This shows the visibility & competitiveness at European level and our strong experience in the collaborative projects.

The Laboratory of Membrane Processes (LMP) at NOVA has operated since 1989. Over these years it has been involved in more than one hundred projects, namely projects directly funded by industrial clients, and projects funded by Portuguese agencies & international institutions. LMP has been involved in more than 15 EC projects in the fields of water & waste water treatment, recovery of bioactive compounds, valorization of agro-food by-products, process monitoring & advanced control. Most of these projects involved the development & optimization of Membrane Processes and, more recently, of Advanced Processs Monitoring .


LKS is a group of professionals working on architecture, engineering, management, promotion and construction industry. Since 1996, LKS develops its highly diverse activity within Mondragon Corporation becoming a unique & strong business reference & advocate for its motto: “Humanity at work.”

Commitment to sustainability & energy: key mind set & added value in all areas of its business in order to become an international reference in eco-construction & energy efficiency. Currently, LKS is involved in research & technological development projects in the areas of energy efficiency, water, sustainability construction, conservation of historic heritage sites & ICT in construction. LKS relies on a highly qualified professional team reaching in its worldwide diversified business more than 250 people: architects, engineers & technicians. Until 2010, LKS was operating mainly from Spain but leading projects all over Europe, South America, China & India.


The Catholic University of Murcia is a private university founded in 1996 with a clear mission: to provide students with the knowledge and skills to serve society, to contribute to the further expansion of human knowledge through research and development, and to participate in the Evangelical mission of the Catholic Church in the areas of education and culture.

The various research indicators of UCAM such as publications and participation in research projects can be found here.

UCAM also counts with a specialized project support unit with the International Project Office which has been responsible for the successful implementation of more than 100 European funded projects since its creation in 2013 in prominent calls like H2020, FP7, Marie Curie or Erasmus+.

The Research Group in Advanced Telecommunications (GRITA) is composed of doctors in telecommunications, physics and engineering. It is oriented towards the application of telecommunications to improve the quality of life of people in today’s society through the use of sensors and wireless technologies. Specifically, it proposes collaboration with the line of Internet of Things and Smart Cities.

GRITA’s expertise in IoT devices, wireless communication networks, and cloud based platforms allows them to collaborate in projects where the development of devices, algorithms, interfaces, tests, and prototypes for enhanced information technology with features like low cost, low energy consumption of the devices and long range of the communication protocol, are of relevance.

The main objective of the multidisciplinary research group on Technologies Applied in Environmental Health (TASA) is to develop technologies which are able to minimize the impact of human activity on different environmental compartments. The research lines that it develops are focused on the monitoring of water quality, with special emphasis on emerging organic pollutants, the application of water detoxification processes through photochemical processes, the development of biotechnologies applied to soils and water’s decontamination through sustainable systems and the assessment and management of environmental risks for human health.