6 partners with multidisciplinary skills and roles
2 different European countries:


CNR - Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie

ITALY – Research institute – Coordinator

The Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie (CNR-IFN) carries out innovative research in the fields of photonics and of nanotechnologies considering both the fundamental aspects and those applied involving the development of novel photonic devices and systems, optoelectronic equipment, and electronics devices. CNR-IFN is tightly integrated with the national scientific community and collaborates with the major international Universities and research centres through targeted projects funded by main national and international agencies and foundations.

Pietro Fiorentini S.p.A.

ITALY – Large Corporation – Partner 1

Founded in Bologna in 1940, Pietro Fiorentini is a leading industrial company in North-East Italy and is recognised as a Historic Brand of National Interest. With more than 80 years of experience across the entire natural gas supply chain, today the Group has expanded its horizons towards the development of technologies and solutions for a sustainable, digital world, with a particular focus on renewable energy projects. The goal is to be a leading player in the changes that will distinguish the playing field that our company inhabits and operates within in the coming years, such as digitalisation, the transition towards cleaner energy sources and greater responsibility regarding economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Inrete Distribuzione
Energia S.p.A.

ITALY – Research institute – Partner 2

INRETE Distribuzione Energia S.p.A. è una società costituita da Hera S.p.A. il 29 luglio 2015 per gestire l’attività di distribuzione del gas naturale e dell’energia elettrica in coerenza agli obblighi di separazione (unbundling) funzionale e contabile previsti dalla normativa (deliberazioni n. 296/2015/R/com e n. 231/2014/R/com) dell’Autorità per l’Energia Elettrica il Gas e il Sistema Idrico (AEEGSI ora Autorità di Regolazione per Energia Reti e Ambiente, ARERA) per le imprese operanti nei settori dell’energia elettrica e del gas, finalizzati ad una maggiore concorrenza, efficienza e qualità nell’erogazione dei servizi energetici.


PORTUGAL – SMA- Partner 3

InanoEnergy develops and provides innovative solutions for IoT and energy harvesting, using flexible and high efficient thermoelectric and piezoelectric micro-/nano-generators tailored to the needs of private businesses, and creating innovative technology that provide big advantages to the national industry. We also provide consulting services (including research and development) for large national and international companies seeking specific and custom-made applications.

Soc. Agr. a rl

ITALY – SMA – Partner 4

The Greenway Group is a company in the Agro-Energy and wine sector. Its business encompasses biomass energy, grape production and marketing, and cultivation of agricultural products for energy and food use.
In terms of the size of land area under direct cultivation and its turnover, the group is one of Friuli Venezia Giulia’s leading companies in the sector.

Universita’ degli studi di Padova
Centro Studi di Economia e Tecnica dell’Energia Giorgio Levi Cases

ITALY – University – Partner 5

The Centre for Energy Economics and Technology “Giorgio Levi Cases” is an interdepartmental Centre of the University of Padua involved in scientific and technological research about energy sources and their transformation, energy distribution and its final use.

Established in 1969 thanks to Engineer Giorgio Levi Cases’, the Centre joins and coordinates research activities in the energy field of ten departments of the University of Padua. It is supported by private and public funds.