NOTE: It is no longer possible to submit Partner Search Forms. The deadline for submitting a partner search form was 12 February 2016.
However, the ERA-NET Smart Urban Futures LinkedIn group is still an active forum for contacting other parties, being an  effective and dynamic channel.

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Partner search forms facilitate the composition of consortia. Organisations that are looking for a project partner or for a project to join in the ENSUF call, can fill in the partner search form that is provided by the ENSUF Call Secretariat.

 

ORGANISATIONS SEARCHING PARTNERS

Below you can find the forms which have been submitted by organizations. These are also advertised in the ENSUF LinkedIn group. New members are welcome in this group.

Responding to partner search appeal

Potential interesting partners on this page can be approached directly. Contact data of the searching parties are in the posted forms on this page (see appeals below).

GOLEM Integrated Microelectronics Solutions G.m.b.H.

Country: Austria
Looking for a project partner and a project to join

Keywords: Urban concept modelling, simulation, urban transition, dynamics, digital services, citizen participation, information technology, cyber-physical system, open data, Internet of things, smart solutions, smart governance, inclusive mobile communities, study and analysis, real time processes, optional strategies, digital society

The company is R&D SME, located in Vienna, Austria with profound international experience in implementing innovative concepts, strategies and solutions for smart urban transformation and public services based on advanced ICT. The development team includes high profile interdisciplinary specialists in ICT, simulation, applied mathematics, analytics, IoT sensor networks and web applications for urban modelling and smart governance and management. The implemented prototypes foster quick modelling of concepts, strategies of growth and shrinkage, new public services and governance methods, options for inclusive vibrant and accessible mobile communities.

 

European University Cyprus

Country: Cyprus
Looking for a project partner and a project to join

Keywords: Pedestrian Safety, ICT, Pavements, Navigation, GIS, Urban development

The European University Cyprus mission is to enhance and promote scientific research, both basic and applied, in Cyprus and the wider area of the Mediterranean. Through coordination and participation in national, international, and EU funded research programs, the center’s personnel and research associates have developed important action in a wide spectrum of research areas.

 

Turku Science Park

Country: Finland
Looking for a project partner

Keywords: vision, co-creation, capability building, governance & project portfolio management, knowledge alliances, ecosystems

Turku Science Park Ltd is a business support and development company owned by the City of Turku and acts as a strategic partner for universities and enterprises, both start-ups and operational, seeking growth. Focal fields are biotechnology, information and communication technology, as well as the chemical industry and cleantech. The mission of Turku Science Park Ltd is linked to the well-being of enterprises. Business with a high level of expertise requires close co-operation between universities, enterprises, and the public sector, locally, domestically, and internationally.

 

Università di Torino

Country: Italy
Looking for a project partner and a project to join

Keywords: Interactive maps, social networks, social innovation

Department of Computer Science of University of Torino is developing the Social Network First Life within several national and EU projects.

 

University of Bologna, Department of Architecture

Country: Italy
Looking for a project partner and a project to join

Keywords: urban regeneration; city resilience; empty spaces; green infrastructure; ecosystem services; green and blue networks; sustainable mobility; co-creation; participatory process

The main focus of the UNIBO Department of Architecture (DA) research activities is the different scales of the built environment. Within the DA, the research activities about SUSTAINABLE URBAN PLANNING concern, among others:

  • the integration of sustainable development principles in the planning tools;
  • the interpretation of urban development dynamics and the role played by planning tools in “guiding” the new urban dynamics;
  • landscape protection, with a special reference to ecological networks and ecosystem services;
  • planning for urban resilience and adaptation;
  • urban regeneration, with a special reference to zero energy neighbourhoods and quality of public space;
  • the assessment of the sustainability of urban densification;
  • social housing and energy efficiency;
  • the integrated approach to urban sustainability and quality governance model of shared responsibility and city planning vision.

 

Deltametropolis Association

Country: The Netherlands
Looking for a project to join

Keywords: Metropolitan development, transport, transport oriented development, relation urban-rural, laboratory: research, GIS, governance, strategies, policy, spatial structures, platform: process supervision, roundtables, expert meetings, Dutch network of public and private stakeholders

The association is a broad public organization which feels responsible for the sustainable development of Randstad Holland. We bring together businesses, public interest groups, research institutions and governments and provide an environment to work towards a socially supported design of the Randstad metropolitan area, focused on welfare, prosperity and strengthening its international competitiveness.
The Deltametropolis Association creates opportunities for the development of new ideas and to sharply discuss Randstad Holland outside the usual frameworks. It is a laboratory for agendizing innovative issues and a platform for boosting the debate on the future of Randstad Holland.

 

Eindhoven University of Technology

Country: The Netherlands
Looking for a project partner and a project to join

Keywords: Urban transformation, Mobility, Spatial design, ICT

The Urban Planning Group is a research group in the Department of the Built Environment at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Expertise concerns developing models and decision support system to support planning processes in a variety of application domains. As a part of Urban Science and System (USS), the Urban Planning Group has well developed different research themes and deserved the wide reputation. The group is one of the leading group worldwide in the field of activity-based models.

 

Eindhoven University of Technology

Country: The Netherlands
Looking for a project partner and a project to join

Keywords: Design Decision support system, smart resilient city, sustainable redevelopment, stakeholder management, ICT tools, smart city applications

The Information Systems in the Built Environment is a research group at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Expertise concerns research and education on ICT in the built environment. The research activities range from fundamental research, closely related to computing science, to more practical research aiming at application of new technologies. The research not only addresses technical issues, but also societal issues such as user behaviour and consumer acceptance. Research scale levels comprise the architectural scale as well as the urban scale.

 

HAN University of Applied Sciences

Country: The Netherlands
Looking for a project partner

Keywords: Socio-Economically Deprived Neighbourhoods; Smart, Socio- and Spatial Models; Improving Quality of Life; Inclusiveness

The research group Architecture in Health is part of the HAN University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. This research group has a strong focus on multidisciplinary research at the crossroads of the social sciences, built environment and smart technology in the following three research areas: (a) smart assistive homes, (b) sustainable healing environments and (c) socio-sustainable architecture. This research aims to improve Quality of Life and thus health through an integral approach using different research methods from both the social sciences and technological fields. The research group has experience with examining user’s needs and co-creation.

 

Urban Big Data Lab Rotterdam

Country: The Netherlands
Looking for a project to join

Keywords: big data; social media analytics; privacy; smart cities

The Urban Big Data Lab Rotterdam is a collaboration between the city of Rotterdam, Erasmus University and Hogeschool Rotterdam, in which academics and city-makers collaborate to explore, analyse and implement big and open data solutions to urban challenges, specifically in the social domain. We publish academic papers, organize network activities, engage in training and schooling, test specific applications and develop policies to enhance civic control over data. We are a great partner both to lead a specific work package and to provide a wide range of possibilities for knowledge utilization and dissemination.

 

Telemark Research Institute

Country: Norway
Looking for a project partner and a project to join

Keywords: Sustainable and resilient food systems and food consumption, community supported agriculture, rural/urban-relations, transformations, motivations for change, bio economy, circular economy, recycling, urban-rural relationships, urban farming, driving forces of regional development, attractiveness of regions and places, processes of collaboration between actors, policy, innovation strategies

TRI is an independent research institute with a broad research field, including sustainable and local food systems, transformations, bio/circular economy, regional development and attractiveness and health. Our clients are ministries, directorates, counties, municipalities, regional councils, companies and organisations from around the country, and we take part in European research projects. TRI provide applied research by combining practice-oriented knowledge with high scientific quality. Our research results are disseminated and utilised in society. TRI receives annually about 10 % grants from the Research Council of Norway as a basic funding, and the institute is member of FFA (Association of Norwegian Research Institutes).

 

Municipality of Wroclaw

Country: Poland
Looking for a project to join

Keywords: Experimental housing estate, living lab

The Municipality of Wroclaw is a district with about 2/3 of a million inhabitants. It is the fourth most populous city in Poland and the administrative capital of the Lower Silesia Province. The city has great academic and business competencies, infrastructure, people, educational basis, innovation background, and entrepreneurial attitude.

 

POLSTRATEIGES GLOBSERVICE consulting engineers llc.

Country: Poland
Looking for a project to join

Keywords: Smart City, Intelligent Urban Structure, Potential Urban Patterns, Smart Urban Network, Transportation System & Urban Form, Agglomeration Economics, Social Network, Sustainable Development, Metropolitan Development, Citizens Participatory Governance.

POLSTRATEIGES GLOBSERVICE consulting engineers llc. (PSGS) is a multi-disciplinary urban planning and regional planning, urban design and architecture and smart geospatial solutions operating in Poland. We combine our practical work with a strong interest in scientific research, analysis and theory upon which major economic, social and environmental decisions are made. We have the capacity to look at project from different strategies to realize our vision. Our strategies aim at enhancing the design processing, sustainable creativity, qualitative research, inspired innovation, integrity approach and smart operating in order to effectively integrate the project and maximize its potential value. We shape the most appropriate solutions for our clients needs today, tomorrow and beyond.

 

Warsaw School of Economics

Country: Poland
Looking for a project to join

Keywords: IoT, technology, Smart City, Economics, Innovation, Internet of Things


 

Wroclaw University of Technology

Country: Poland
Looking for a project to join

Keywords: Public services, urban planning, GIS, space-time accessibility, smart city, e-planning, citizen participation, public communication

The team of the Chair of Spatial Planning at the Faculty of Architecture, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland, conducts research within the field of urban planning, regional policy and urban design in Poland and internationally. We run courses in Polish and in English for BSc and MSc students of spatial economics. We have wide experience in leading and managing various projects for territorial policy institutions. We have recently run a project on space-time accessibility of services in suburban areas within the Wroclaw functional urban area.

 

Department of Geography – Porto University

Country: Portugal
Looking for a project to join

Keywords: Urban climate and negative health outcomes – a key to citizens attitude change

Founded in 1911, the University of Porto is a benchmark institution for Higher Education and Scientific Research in Portugal and one of the top 200 European Universities according to the most relevant international ranking systems.
The U.Porto combines high quality education focused on individual vocations and talents as well as market needs with the claim to being the greatest birthplace of science in Portugal. The U.Porto has the richest academic community in Portugal and brings together the country’s highest ranked students, a highly qualified scientific and teaching staff and a growing number of international students, teachers and researchers.

 

FRCT – Regional Fund for Science and Technology (Azores)

Country: Portugal
Looking for a project to join

Keywords: Smart cities, governance, innovation, public services

FRCT is an administratively and financially independent public institute of the Regional Government of the Azores, in Portugal. It manages the funds available for science, technological development and innovation, funding regionally relevant research projects and providing research grants. It is also the privileged channel for the Azores Regional Government participation in research projects and collaborative activities with external entities under the diverse Framework Programmes. FRCT coordinates and manage the financial resources available for scientific research and technological development from Regional, European and International programs.

 

SaeR Lda, Lisboa

Country: Portugal
Looking for a project to join

Keywords: Concept, strategy, economy, management

With 25 years of experience, SaeR is a consulting firm in Prospective, Strategy and Risk, specialized in Geopolitics and Prospective; Strategy and Competitiveness; Integration and Business Development; and Risk Strategic Management.
With an interdisciplinary team, with a strong background in improving the competitiveness of organizations and economic development, SaeR offers socio-economic and business development solutions.
SaeR acts as a catalyzer in the economic and social development process, defining strategy and creating development solutions, providing decision support services and solutions for value creation and to increase the competitive advantage of its customers.

 

Institute for Nuclear Physics and Engineering

Country: Romania
Looking for a project to join

 

Technical University of Civil Engineering – Faculty of Building Services – Research facility for indoor environmental quality and building physics

Country: Romania
Looking for a project to join
Keywords: Indoor environmental quality, building physics, heat and mass transfer, Energy efficiency, Green buildings

Our research centre is an entity integrated into the Faculty of Engineering Installations of the Technical University of Construction Bucharest. The research centre brings together both the UTCB teachers and collaborators outside the University.Its members are professors, lecturers, researchers, academic assistants, PhD and graduate students with interests in Environmental Quality and Heat Transfer Phenomena in Building Physics.
The research Centre manages the collective work of three areas of research, each with its own multiple directions. Currently we are 19 people of which 10 are permanent members. The Centre’s activities include experimental studies, detailed energy audit analysis, acoustics studies, specialized software development and other studies related to thermal comfort, visual or indoor air quality.

 

West University of Timisoara

Country: Romania
Looking for a project partner and a project to join
Keywords: urban sprawl, urban growth, thriving communities, new urban emerging areas, urban-rural relation, urban policies, practical interventions, urban strategies, urban solutions in urban problems, GIS modelling, urban restructuring, urban regeneration, metropolitan development, urban governance, urban stakeholders, real estate interventions, urban housing, new service areas in urban space, spatial growth of the cities, Romanian stakeholders, Romania, post-socialist restructuring, urban deconstruction, public-private strategies, urban neighbourhoods, local development, urban decentralization.

West University of Timisoara is an education and research institution, a high ranked university in Romania as well as at the European level; according to the international ranking system. This institution managed many important research projects in different fields of interest including urban, local and regional development. The results of the research from different scientific projects have been published in various important journals indexed in high-ranked journals indexed in ISI Thomson Reuters Databases.

 

Centre for Climate Policy Research (CSPR) – Linköping University

Country: Sweden
Looking for a project to join

Keywords: Leadership, Policy instruments, Citizen dialogue, Planning, Climate Adaptation, Climate mitigation, Public-private interplay, Visualization, Urban Living Lab

CSPR, founded in 2004 has rapidly established itself as a prominent transdisciplinary research environment on climate adaptation and transformation, climate policy instruments, linkages between climate policy and sustainable development, participatory research methodologies, and communication. CSPR is one of Sweden’s strongest research environments on climate adaptation research, including theory and method advancement as well as development of hands-on tools in close collaboration with stakeholders, e.g. VisAdaptTM. CSPR hosts Norrköping Decision Arena, the first of its kind in Europe providing an advanced tool for planning and decision-making and a world-leading research lab, serving as a unique arena for development and usability evaluation.

 

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University – Faculty of Architecture and Design Department of City and Regional Planning

Country: Turkey
Looking for a project to join

Keywords: Livable Communities, Sustainable Communities, Quality of Life, Neighbourhoods, Urban Planning, Urban Design, Socio-Spatial Sustainability, Disaster Management

Our research team consists of four people:
Assoc. Prof. Arzu Başaran Uysal (Urban Planner, Head of Department of City and Regional Planning, ÇOMU)
Assist. Prof. Dr. A. Tolga Özden (Architect, Head of Department of Architecture, ÇOMU)
Dr. Melda Açmaz Özden (Urban Planner and Landscape Architecture)
Research Assistant İpek Sakarya (Urban Planner)

 

Black Radley

Country: United Kingdom
Looking for a project partner and a project to join

Keywords: Social capital and public services – ways of increasing well-being, reducing dependence and increasing service sustainability

Public services management consultancy: senior level strategy, change and troubleshooting projects.

 

Centre for Design Practice & Research, Edinburgh Napier University

Country: United Kingdom
Looking for a project partner

Keywords: Urban transformation & renewal; Lighting design; Creative design practice; Community engagement; co-design development.

Part of the Institute for Creative Industries, the Centre for Design Practice & Research has a high profile track record of Exhibition Design, Lighting Design and Museum Interpretation. The Centre has undertaken prestigious projects for Elgin Cathedral in partnership with Historic Scotland and interactive exhibits as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival. The research team has considerable industry experience of lighting, design and installation including projects for the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the National Museums of Scotland and Edinburgh World Heritage.

 

Cooperative Assistance Network, Southampton

Country: United Kingdom
Looking for a project partner

Keywords: Development of new business models, Citizens science, Workers participation in enterprise planning, Social and Solidarity Economy, Open Data, Reconomy, delivering pubic sector services differently, ethnic diversity, equality, sustainable employment, Equality and diversity, Participatory budgeting, social partnerships, environemtnal sustainability, Reconomy

Cooperative Assistance Network (CAN) is a Cooperative Development Body with 26 years experience of working locally, nationally and internationally. We offer training, consultancy, development work and business support services including project management to the social economy sector. Weare co-ordinating a consortium in Southampton which includes Southampton City Council, Southampton University, Southern Policy Forum, European Research and Information Service and Southampton Collective (Transition Town lead). It has been formed to offer innovative and evidence based ways forward to the challenges of creating a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable and inclusive city for the 21st Century.

 

Gensler London & Birmingham / University of Greenwich

Country: United Kingdom
Looking for a project partner

Keywords: Urban growth, Transport-oriented development, Rail journey innovation, Participatory approaches and community engagement, Demographic and lifestyle changes, Regeneration, Culture & place making

With more than 2,700 active clients, Gensler works across the global economy with offices in every continent. Our clients are remarkably diverse: large and small, private and public, for-profit and non-profit. We help them grow, sustain and transform: whatever it takes to embrace their future. This research will be carried out with our teams in London and Birmingham.
The Greenwich University Systems Management & Strategy Department will play a core role in this proposal based on staff expertise on transport planning, business entrepreneurship, environmental policy, and innovation management. Through our multidisciplinary approach, we aim at contributing in this diverse proposal.

 

Intelligent Mobility Future Vision Limited

Country: United Kingdom
Looking for a project to join

Keywords: Future vision, Autonomic Management, Infrastructure integration, smart resource management, intelligent transport and mobility, future technology and urban/regional design/planning, standards, multi-stakeholders, multidisciplinary expertise, smart infrastructure

Intelligent Mobility Future Vision Collaboration Group (hereinafter referred to as iMFV) offers an innovative global knowledge transfer collaborative environment for the future of mobility and smart infrastructure. iMFV, is an independent ‘SME Centric’ international body fostering a collaboration between disparate groups with a common goal of building platforms across cities, countries and regions that enable an integrated, society centric support of transport in all its forms.  iMFV works on bringing together international free thinkers from the academic research, governmental and industrial communities to influence change in society’s attitudes to mobility as part of a wider review of transport in society. iMFV teams (local, regional and International)  include experts with significant experience in fields such as  Intelligent Transport Systems, Transport Planning,  Information Systems, Logistics, Public Transport, Communication systems and Urbanisation.

 

Migration – Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University

Country: United Kingdom
Looking for a project to join

Keywords: Migration; housing; community relations; cohesion; integration; policy and practice

The Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University is one of the leading multi-disciplinary University research centres in the field of social policy, housing, migration, regeneration, and urban and regional policy in the UK. Twenty seven academic staff work at CRESR. We undertake academically informed, applied research and evaluation for local and regional agencies, national government departments and EU institutions. Our standing is evidenced by the leadership of major national government evaluations and by our score in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (81% of our research received the prestigious 4* and 3* rating as world-leading and internationally excellent).

 

Nottingham Trent University

Country: United Kingdom
Looking for a project to join

Keywords: Smart cities, Internet of things, Behaviour change, pervasive retail , emotion mapping, big data, mobile sensing and pervasive computing. Location based services and tagging

The university has a strong research arm with, in 2008, 74% of the university’s research considered of “international status” and “an impressive 8% ranked as world-leading”. The 2014 REF upgraded the status of the university’s research, with 90% considered of either “world-leading”, “internationally-excellent”, or “internationally-recognised” status. In November 2015, the university was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, “the highest national honour for a UK University” based on numerous research projects.

 

Northumbria University

Country: United Kingdom
Looking for a project to join

Keywords: communities, cities, urban design, co-creation, urban living labs, future cities, city modelling, smart governance, e-business solutions, ICT based solutions, public-private partnerships, environmental gerontology, practice development, service redesign, active travel, sustainable transport, data science

The University of Northumbria at Newcastle (UNN) is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence, with regional offices in China, India, Malaysia and Thailand. UNN has over 27,000 students from over 100 countries enrolled at undergraduate and postgraduate level including over 500 PhD students. In the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (2014) – a national research assessment exercise based on peer review of publications, impacts and awards – research was judged to be “internationally excellent” or “world leading” in all disciplinary areas in which UNN submitted, including Architecture and Built Environment, Geography, and Public Health.

 

Public Services – Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University

Country: United Kingdom
Looking for a project to join

Keywords: Public service reform; public service delivery; commissioning; procurement; third sector; social economy; civil society; multiple and complex needs; partnership

CRESR is one of the UKs leading research centres. We are involved in researching and evaluating various aspects of public service reform being enacted through local statutory bodies in the UK. We are a multidisciplinary team with a mix of qualitative and quantitative research skills. We have expertise and specific insights (e.g. through live case studies) in the areas of:

    • New models of delivering services to households/citizens with multiple and complex needs
    • New models of commissioning and procurement with the third sector
    • Partnership working between local statutory and third sector partners
    • The economics of reform, including cost-benefit analysis and social return on investment analysis
    • Data analytic approaches to public service design

 

Regeneration – Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University

Country: United Kingdom
Looking for a project to join

Keywords: Urban regeneration; housing; community; evaluation; neighbourhood effects

CRESR is one of the UKs leading research centres. We have a longstanding interest in researching and evaluating regeneration and economic development programmes. Our staff have national and international reputations in these areas, and many act in an advisory capacity to UK national and local government as well as to international organisations. Our work includes the following

    • community, business and property led regeneration
    • the finance of regeneration
    • estimating the impact of regeneration on people and places

We use both qualitative and quantitative research methods. our team includes economists, geographers, planners, sociologists and statisticians.

 

Sheffield Hallam University, Design Futures

Country: United Kingdom
Looking for a project to join

Keywords: Design, product, industrial, innovation, health, medical, research, development

Design Futures Product is a commercially focused design consultancy group based within Sheffield Hallam University.
We understand the role of design and how it can be harnessed to support product development strategies. We have a proven track record of stimulating innovation that can provide significant returns on investment.
Our approach is inclusive and genuinely multidisciplinary. We apply different perspectives to solve problems and exploit opportunities for our clients.Our clients range from small and medium sized enterprises right through to large multinationals.

 

The Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University

Country: United Kingdom
Looking for a project to join

Keywords: Environmental sustainability; low energy buildings; fuel poverty; water poverty; socio-technical; heat networks; district heating; vulnerable people; private rented housing; retrofitting; governance

CRESR is one of the UKs leading research centres. We have a longstanding interest in researching and evaluating regeneration and economic development programmes. Our staff have national and international reputations in these areas, and many act in an advisory capacity to UK national and local government as well as to international organisations. Our work includes the following

    • community, business and property led regeneration
    • the finance of regeneration
    • estimating the impact of regeneration on people and places

We use both qualitative and quantitative research methods. our team includes economists, geographers, planners, sociologists and statisticians.

 

University of York

Country: United Kingdom
Looking for a project partner and a project to join

Keywords: Urban modelling, pollution, environmental equity, open data, environmental monitoring, inclusive communities and societies, sensor networks, robotics, citizen participation, GIS, research, stakeholder consultation, innovative technologies


 

China Intelligent Urbanization Co-Creation Centre for High Density Region

Country: China
Looking for a project partner

Keywords: Intelligent urbanization, Innovation, wisdom pool

China intelligent Urbanization Co-Creation Center for High-Density Region(CIUC) is initiated by Tongji University and jointly established by Tongji University, Fudan University, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China and Chinese Society for Urban Studies. A multi-disciplinary, collaborative and technologically integrative center.
The center aims to strike the urbanization development goals of “intensiveness”, ”intelligence”, ”green” and “low carbon”. Through institutional innovation, the Center collaborates with research institutes, local authorities and enterprises related with “urbanization” in Yangtze River Region to support this region’s urbanization, and in the process, to forge CIUC as the top research power of intelligent urbanization in China.
CIUC ‘s scope of activities includes: solving crucial issues in intelligent urbanization, nurturing top talents in the sphere of urbanization, functioning as a world class intelligent urbanization wisdom pool and providing theoretical foundation, decision-making consultancy and technical support for China’s new urbanization.

NOTE: The Chinese participant participates with own funds.