This section provides an overview of all 8 partners as well as a link to their own websites.



AVL is the world's largest privately owned and independent company for the development of powertrain systems with internal combustion engines as well as instrumentation and test systems. AVL is acting in the following scopes of business:

  • Development of Powertrain Systems
  • Simulation
  • Engine Instrumentation and Test Systems

Country: Austria


Chalmers tekniska hoegskola AB – CHALMERS

Chalmers is a Swedish university of technology in which research and teaching are conducted on a broad front within technology, natural science and architecture. Our inspiration lies in the joy of discovery and the desire to learn. Underlying everything we do is a wish to contribute to sustainable development both in Sweden and world-wide.

Country: Sweden


Centro Ricerche FIAT SCPA – CRF

Centro Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A. (CRF) was founded in 1976 as the Fiat Group’s major source of expertise in innovation, research and development. It was established as a Società Consortile per Azioni, a consortium, whose shareholders are Group companies. CRF’s objective is to use innovation as a strategic lever and to enhance the results of its work through the promotion, development and transfer of innovative content able to make products distinctive and competitive.

Country: Italy




Iveco, an acronym for Industrial Vehicle Corporation and is a leading company operating at an international level concerning the development, production and sale of a wide range of commercial vehicles and buses.

In the medium vehicle range, Eurocargo is sold as a chassis cab, crew cab and chassis frontend from 7t to 19t with both 4x2 and 4x4 drive formats. IVECO has been involved since several years in EU funded research projects dealing with Commercial Vehicles like CITYLOG (sustainability and efficiency of city logistics), CITYMOVE(new concept of urban delivery vehicles), HCV (advanced second generation of energy efficient hybrid electric powertrains) and ICT-EMISSIONS (evaluation impact of ICT on road transport emissions).



For four decades AVL SCHRICK has been producing and developing combustion engines and high- performance components for renowned automotive manufacturers worldwide.The company is continuously evolving and creating ideas for emerging technologies in changing international markets. We provide solutions to improve the performance, power and life cycle of the modern engine, without compromising on comfort whilst importantly reducing emissions and CO2.

Country: Germany


Uniresearch B.V. – UNR

Uniresearch BV provides services in the areas of national and European subsidies, such as the EC’s Seventh Framework Program. The services are aimed at supporting a customer through all stages of a research project: from topic selection and project inception, through building a consortium and writing a proposal, to contract negotiation and project execution. Uniresearch is active in the following sectors: Mobility & Transport, Process Technologies, Chemistry, Materials & Nano Science, Environment & Energy, and Security. The Framework Program success rate (since 1997) of Uniresearch is 75% (114 out of 153), which is significantly higher than the average success rate of 20% in FP7.

Country: The Netherlands


VOLVO Personvagnar AB – VCC

The Volvo Car Corporation is one of the car industry’s strongest brands, with a long and proud history of world-leading innovations. Founded in Gothenburg, Sweden, by Gustaf Larson and Assar Gabrielsson, the first car left the factory on 14 April, 1927. It was called ÖV4 (Jakob).

As a car manufacturer, Volvo Cars is responsible for offering transport solutions that provide individual freedom and driving dynamics, while simultaneously contributing to environmentally sustainable social and economic development. Volvo is a global brand with a high level of credibility. It is important to safeguard our strong reputation through honesty, transparency and innovation.

Country: Sweden


GETRAG Corporate Group - GETRAG

Getrag is a systems supplier and integration partner for transmission and drivetrain systems. Delivering an annual volume of more than 2.6 million transmissions and 740,000 axles, we are the largest independent manufacturer of transmissions in the world.
Our success and the growth we have enjoyed over the last few years are founded on three basic values that go to the core of our being: Precision. Passion. Partnership.

For us, partnership means constantly enhancing and maintaining trustful and professional relationships both in what we think and in what we do.

Country: Germany






This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 314252

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