AVL LIST GmbH  (AVL) –  Austria                                             

AVL is the world’s largest independent and privately owned company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines.

AVL has over 3850 employees in Graz, Austria, and a global network of 45 affiliates with in total more than 9500 employees worldwide.

LAT – Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis (AUTh) – Greece

The Laboratory of Applied Thermodynamics (LAT) belongs to the Energy Division of the Mechanical Engineering Department, in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

LAT/AUTh carries out high-level applied and basic research in the field of characterization & control of automotive exhaust emissions, facilitated by both state-of-the-art experimental and modelling techniques used in a complementary way, and backed up by over 30 years’ experience.


FPT Motorenforschung AG (FMF) is one of the 7 internal powertrain research and development centres of FPT Industrial, a brand of CNH Industrial dedicated to the development, production and sale of powertrains for On Road, Off Road, Marine and Power Generation applications. A close focus on R&D activities makes FPT Industrial one of the leading world players in engines, axles and transmissions for the Industrial sector, ranking among the first four manufacturers worldwide in the 2- to 20-liter Diesel engine segment.

Institute of Science and Technology for Sustainable Energy and Mobility (CNR-STMES)

Founded on October 2020 by the union of three Institutions: Istituto Motori founded in 1940, Institute on Combustion Research founded in 1968,  Institute for Earth-Moving Machinery and Off-Road Vehicles and Agricultural Mechanization founded in 2002.

CRN-STEMS belongs to the Department of Engineering, ICT and Technologies for Energy and Transport and has offices in Naples, Ferrara and Turin. CNR-STEMS represents a research hub for sustainable energy and mobility issues with over one hundred researchers carrying out research with the aim of giving effective responses to the challenges related to climate, energy and mobility. In the area of the sustainable mobility carries out research in the fields of energy conversion, transport and environmental protection, combustion engines, electric battery and machines, innovative fuels and advanced components for propulsion systems.

In addition, STEMS supplies pre- and post- graduate training for young researchers. (under construction)

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) – Sweden         

KTH Royal Institute of Technology is responsible forone third of Sweden’s capacity for technical research and is the country’s largest organizer of technical/engineering education at university level. The Department of Mechanics of KTH is one of the six departments within the School of Engineering Sciences. Its research activity impacts on several fields, including fundamental fluid mechanics, numerical and experimental research on turbulence and turbulence modelling, as well as applied computational fluid mechanics relevant to aeroacoustics, flow control, turbocharging and turbomachinery.

Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi) – Italy

The Internal Combustion Engines group of the Department of Energy is part of the Politecnico di Milano, the largest technical university in Italy.

Its research activity is mainly focused on the development and application of advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), both 1D and 3D simulation models for: 1) S.I. engines fuelled with gasoline, natural gas, hydrogen and bio-ethanol, combustion and emissions; 2) turbocharged SI and CI engines; 3) HCCI/RCCI combustion modes; 4) silencing and after-treatment systems for SI and CI engines.

Centro Ricerche Fiat S.c.p.a. (CRF) – Italy

CRF is the research and innovation centre for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and its activities are centred on: 1) Environmental Sustainability, which encompasses all aspects relating to energy efficiency, as well as to the reduction of the impact on the environment over the entire lifecycle of the vehicle; 2) Social Sustainability, focusing on the safety of transportation systems, while addressing the mobility of all users irrespective of their specific needs; 3) Economically sustainable competitiveness, oriented towards viable innovation,  while reducing the time-to-market.

Renault S.A.S. (RSA) – France

Groupe Renault is part of the world’s largest automotive alliance with Nissan Motor Company and Mitsubishi Motors. The Groupe Renault has five brands that complement each other: Renault, Dacia, RSM, Alpine and Lada. 
Renault has forged its identity through ingenious innovation aimed at responding to the aspirations of customers and citizens, who expect cars to be safe, respectful of the environment and part of a sustainable ecosystem.

Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) – Germany

Technische Universität Berlin is one of Germany’s largest and most internationally renowned technical universities. The Chair of Integrated Modelling of Efficient Powertrains continues the long scientific history of the Chair of Powertrain Technologies in testing and modelling of complete vehicle powertrains, and especially components of the air and gas path, with specific focus on turbochargers and e-boosting.

CMT – Universitat Politécnica de Valéncia (CMT) – Spain

CMT-Motores Térmicos is a dynamic and well-known Research Institute of the Universitat Politècnica de València. Its main research activities are centred on the theoretical-experimental study of all the thermo-fluid dynamic processes in internal combustion engines (air-management & turbo-charging, injection & combustion, control management, thermal management and noise control), with the aim of responding to specific demands of the automotive industry.

MOBI – Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) – Belgium

The Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre (MOBI) is nested at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and is a leader in electro-mobility and socio-economic evaluations for sustainable mobility and logistics. It delivers social, economic & environmental impact studies, decision-making support, modelling & simulation, engineering and standardization. From a technological perspective, the centre has a leading position in electro-mobility, thanks to its experience of over 40 years in electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles R&D.

AVL Thermal and HVAC (AVL-THD) GmbH – Germany

AVL Thermal and HVAC (AVL-THD) GmbH Deutschland is one of the leading companies for innovation in the area of vehicle thermal/energy management. The scope of competence includes the engineering areas of vehicle air conditioning, fluid management, thermal management, vehicle cooling, and vehicle testing. Robust and efficient solutions for the entire thermal and HVAC system as well as the architectural decision are based on simulation, design and testing results.

Univerza v Ljubljani (UL) – Slovenia

The University of Ljubljana established in 1919, is a public autonomous educational, research and artistic institution. The Laboratory for Electrical Machines (UL-LES) of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering is involved in the development of fundamental models of electric machines based on real geometry, materials, supply voltage or current, loads and speed, as well as in deep analyses of all functional modes allowing insight view into machine basic physical quantities such as magnetic, electric and thermal fields.

ZF Friedrichshafen AG (ZF) – Germany

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as in active and passive safety technology. The company has a global workforce of 146,000 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries. ZF enables vehicles to see, think and act. Research focuses especially on the development of efficient and electric drivelines. With its broad portfolio, ZF is advancing mobility and services for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology applications.