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CONTACT Marcel Klesen Luxembourg EcoInnovation Cluster Manager marcel.klesen@luxinnovation.lu Phone: +352 43 62 63 651

Claude Feiereisen Cluster Support claude.feiereisen@luxinnovation.lu Phone: +352 43 62 63 887

More information on the Luxembourg EcoInnovation Cluster:

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EDITORIAL

by Romain Poulles, President, Luxembourg EcoInnovation Cluster Luxembourg might be known mostly for its financial sector, but did you know that the first triple certified sustainable office building was built in Luxembourg? This “green” Luxembourg might not be very well known abroad but is becoming a more important economic growth pillar for the country every day. Numerous companies within the clean technologies industry have decided to start operations in Luxembourg or transfer activities here because of our global connections, pioneering partnerships with research facilities, advantageous financial incentives and excellent support structure. The government’s willingness to focus on and support the Luxembourg cleantech sector has been confirmed even during the financial crisis. In a strategic background paper, the government has identified excellent potential in the fields of: • rational use of natural resources; and • innovative materials. In addition, a whole environment has been built up in order to allow companies to benefit from public research. Two public research organisations have been created with special focus on the two main priorities mentioned above and Luxembourg, unlike many EU nations, has maintained its financial commitment to research, annually investing approximately 1.6% of its GDP. This catalogue gives you an insight into our members’ capabilities. The role of our Cluster management team is to assist players interested in establishing relationships with the clean techonlogies sector in Luxembourg, or even in locating activities here. We would be delighted to provide you with support, information and further contacts.

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LUXEMBOURG ECOINNOVATION CLUSTER Luxembourg hosts a thriving eco-innovation sector. There are numerous cleantech companies which work mainly in the fields of eco-construction, renewable energy, waste management, water and electromobility, supported by numerous public agencies and research organisations. The goal of the Luxembourg EcoInnovation Cluster is to orchestrate this flourishing sector. The Cluster creates links between private companies and public research organisations, thereby creating business opportunities for its members and helping them to promote their capabilities and skills. The focus of the Cluster is on the circular economy, mobility, and smart cities and technologies. These three pillars have been identified as having great potential for the Luxembourg economy. Luxembourg aims to become a European competence centre in these three fields. With support from the Government, the Cluster’s role in this undertaking shall be guided by its leitmotif “identify, connect, realise”.

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THE LUXEMBOURG ECOINNOVATION CLUSTER OFFERS THE FOLLOWING SERVICES: Business Development • Trend and technology scouting • Catalogue of national competencies • Market studies • Company matchmaking • Support to joint project/business set-up • Build-up and strengthen community

Product / Service Innovation • Gather Cluster members and external partners around a common business model

• Identify high-potential flagship projects • Handle project management of flagship

Branding • Highlight added value service of the Cluster

• Promote the Luxembourg Cluster Initiative as a "work tool" for all stakeholdes

projects

and network

Internationalisation • Develop strategic partnerships with

complementary regions or countries

• Be active in relevant sector-specific international networks

Prospection and Promotion • Promote Luxembourg competencies internationally through presence at fairs, events and trade missions

• Organise sector-specific prospection missions in strategic target regions

Cluster management team The Luxembourg EcoInnovation Cluster activities and support services are managed by Luxinnovation, the National Agency for Innovation and Research. A dedicated Cluster management team is in charge of the daily operational tasks dealing with the implementation of the Cluster strategy and the Cluster action plan.

Are you interested in Luxembourg? The Cluster provides foreign companies interested in locating activities in the GrandDuchy with information about the Luxembourg cleantech sector. We can advise you on available support measures, assist you in identifying suitable premises and put you in touch with relevant collaboration partners to set up your activities in Luxembourg. More information on Luxembourg EcoInnovation Cluster:

www.ecoinnovationcluster.lu

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SUMMARY Alternative Energy Consulting & Technologies S.à r.l.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08

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Apateq - PWT S.A... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Boson Energy S.A... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Cimalux. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Enovos Luxembourg S.A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Epuramat S.A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Estonteco S.à r.l... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Grid Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Intelligentsia Consultants S.à r.l.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Luxembourg Center for Circular Economy Sàrl (LCCE Sàrl). . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Myriado Cleantech S.à r.l.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Phoenixwatt S.à r.l.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Polaris Architects.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Pro Aqua Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Progroup GEIE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 RCT4Water. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Superdreckskëscht. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Sustain S.A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

CRTE - Centre de ressources des technologies pour l’environnement / CRP Henri Tudor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

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University of Luxembourg: Research Unit Physics and Materials.. . . . 44

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CEO Dr.-Ing. Claude Bouvy CREATION DATE 2013 ORGANISATION TYPE Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise

CORE BUSINESS The aect S.à r.l. offers R&D-services as well as individualised consulting in the field of energy technologies. The aim is a sustainable and yet economic supply of energy and use of resources. Our activities are within the following sectors: • Communal energy technology • Industrial energy technology • Buildings

EMPLOYEES 0-9

• Automotive

TRADING AREA Luxembourg, Greater Region & Europe

Our focus lies on: • Integration of renewable energies • Waste-heat recovery • Co-generation

ADDRESS 5, rue Adolphe Omlor L-2262 Luxembourg CONTACT Dr.-Ing. Claude Bouvy Tel: +352 28 37 16 50 bouvy@aect.lu WEBSITE www.aect.lu

• Design and optimisation of energy supply systems • Adsorption

PRODUCTS & SERVICES Our main product and services are: • Consulting concerning renewable energies, CO2 emissions, energy efficiency and transport. The main customers are: governmental institutions, communes, energy related companies • Dynamic simulation of complex energy systems, optimisation and control of these systems. The main customers are: producing companies, communes, car manufacturers and suppliers • Energy monitoring of buildings and production sites. The main customers are: governmental instituions, communes, producing companies • Development of adsorption heat pumps, energy storages and chillers.

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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CONSULTING & TECHNOLOGIES (AECT) S.À R.L.

TECHNICAL / TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES AND COMPETENCES • Expertise in the analysis, the design, the optimisation and the control of energy systems, including the integration of renewable enrgy sources. • Expertise in development of adsorption based systems. • Expertise in dynamic modelling of complex systems (Modelling platform: Dymola). • Own modelling library for energy related topics. • Multicriterial optimisation.

MAIN CUSTOMERS / COLLABORATIONS Our main customers are: Governmental institutions, communes, suppliers of electric energy, car manufacturers Our main collaboration partners are: Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH (Aachen, Germany), RWTH Aachen University (Germany), CNAM (Paris, France), CRP CRTE (Luxembourg)

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CEO Bogdan Serban CREATION DATE 2013 ORGANISATION TYPE Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise EMPLOYEES 10-49

APATEQ – PWT S.A. provides turn-key, custom designed oil-water separation systems for oilfield operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and pre-treatment systems for industrial wastewaters.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES • Oil-Water separation systems • Industrial wastewater treatment • Leachate treatment

TURNOVER 2013 €700,000 TRADING AREA Europe, International

• Compact wastewater treatment

TECHNICAL / TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES AND COMPETENCES • Water and wastewater treatment in general, radioactive contaminated water, produced water, fracking flowback water in special • Mechanical water pretreatment technologies • Membrane technology (micro-, ultra-, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis)

ADDRESS 2, Rue Kalchesbruck L-1852 Luxembourg

• Programming of electronic control units • Manufacturing (piping, metal and plastics tanks, welding, assembly)

CONTACT Birgit Prochnow Tel: +352 20211680 70 b.prochnow@apateq.com WEBSITE www.apateq.com

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APATEQ – PWT S.A.

MAIN CUSTOMERS / COLLABORATIONS • Refineries • Service operators in the oil & gas industry • Private industrial and agricultural entities • Landfill sites • Municipalities • CRP • University of Luxembourg

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CEO, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND CO-FOUNDER Jan Grimbrandt CREATION DATE 2009 ORGANISATION TYPE Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise

CORE BUSINESS Boson Energy provides solid-fuel gasification CHP solutions and our business model rests on three resilience pillars; low environmental impact, 100% final energy efficiency, and high capital efficiency. Boson Energy has developed the Boson Energy Unit - a resilient distributed trigeneration solution producing 1 MWe + 2.5 MWth of power and heat/cooling; utilizing solid fuels like biomass and coal (scalable to 5 + 12.5).

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

EMPLOYEES 0-9

Turn-key delivery of the Boson Energy Unit based on the proprietary Boson H3TAG gasification technology; including engineering, procurement and construction. The Boson Energy Unit can be installed as an on-grid or off-grid solution.

TRADING AREA Luxembourg, Greater Region, Europe & International

Feasibility studies for small-scale tri-generation systems. Ideal for on-site production with locally available fuels – in developed, emerging and developing markets. 70% cheaper than base-load diesel power.

TECHNICAL / TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES AND COMPETENCES ADDRESS ZI Am Potaschberg 19, op der Ahlkerrech L-6776 Grevenmacher CONTACT Heik Zatterstrom, CCO Tel: +352 20 40 40 20 contact@bosonenergy.com WEBSITE www.bosonenergy.com

Research and development focused on biomass pre-treatment and handling, biomass combustion, gasification, combustion efficiency, biomass-to-energy, coalto-biomass conversion, and air-pollution control (SOx, NOx & CO). Complete engineering with balance of plant, system design, IE&C, system integration, supply chain management, management and execution of international energy projects (plant sizes from 6-1800 MW) with complete documentation and quality assurance, commissioning with start-up, support and maintenance.

MAIN CUSTOMERS / COLLABORATIONS Customers: Energy companies and contractors offering distributed on/off-grid energy to industry, hospitals, hospitality, district heat/cooling networks, refrigeration applications, de-salination, infrastructure, local urban and rural grids, etc. Key industrial partners: SAB (LU), PRC Engineering (SE), ICS (PL), NFK ( JP) and others. Research Partners: Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm (SE) and others.

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PRÉSIDENT DU DIRECTOIRE Christian Weiler CREATION DATE 1920 ORGANISATION TYPE Large Enterprise EMPLOYEES 100-249 TURNOVER 2013 €101,400,000 TRADING AREA Europe CERTIFICATIONS, QUALIFICATIONS, ISO 14001 INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS Greater Region

CORE BUSINESS CIMALUX is a cement producer. In the context of sustainable development in terms of environmental protection and preservation of natural resources CIMALUX has launched several RDI Projects in order to keep it’s carbon footprint as low as possible. The prevention of any type of pollution whatsoever in air, water and soil, as well as discomfort caused to residents by noise or vibration associated with industrial activity takes its sites for CIMALUX paramount. Cement production according to the principle of sustainable development also includes - and this mainly in the manufacture of clinker - use of alternative raw materials in replacement of limestone , marl and other natural mineral raw materials and fuels substitution in place of fossil fuels. The alternative raw materials are by-products or wastes which are produced commercially and which, as is the case of ash, are combustion residues. CIMALUX is trying to increase the use of materials such as slag, ash, industrial sludge that replace limestone and marl , which can help reduce CO2 emissions. But before using this product, its use compatibility with the environment is evaluated.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES Cement

TECHNICAL / TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES AND COMPETENCES ADDRESS BP 146 L-4002 Esch-sur-Alzette CONTACT Christian Rech Tel: +352 55 25 25 1 christian.rech@cimalux.lu

Cement and concrete technologies Sustainable construction

MAIN CUSTOMERS / COLLABORATIONS Construction sector

WEB SITE www.cimalux.lu

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HEAD OF MARKETING DEPARTMENT Erny Huberty CREATION DATE 2009, former Cegedel (1927) ORGANISATION TYPE Large Enterprise EMPLOYEES 100-249

CORE BUSINESS As Luxembourg’s main energy supplier, also operating in Germany, France and Belgium, the mission of Enovos Luxembourg S.A. is to generate electricity, natural gas and renewable energy for industries, SMB’s, distributors and private households and to deliver it to them. In addition to its traditional main areas of business, the company is now branching out, particularly in the renewable energy sector. Also, as a responsible energy supplier aware of the limited availability of fossil energy sources, Enovos has created the «Energy & Customer Services» Department to support its customers in managing their energy consumption and reducing their energy costs.

TURNOVER 2012 €1,570 MIO

The department designs and develops new energy services for business customers in Luxembourg, France and Belgium, enabling them to achieve their energy efficiency objectives, both regulatory and voluntary.

TRADING AREA Luxembourg & Greater Region

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS Greater Region

Enovos offers an entire series of tools, products and services to measure and reduce energy consumption and offset unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions.

ADDRESS 2, rue Thomas Edison L-1445 Strassen CONTACT Erny Huberty Head of marketing department Tel: +352 27 37 67 11 erny.huberty@enovos.eu WEBSITE www.enovos.eu

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Energy audits, Bilan Carbone®, carbon footprints, measurement campaigns, energy saving solutions, Enovos provides answers suited to any and every company in the private, public or industrial sector. Enovos provides a broad range of energy solutions, from the Quick Check Energy to a complete audit with measures (cf energy audits for buildings or for the industry). The aim of the ”Bilan Carbone® ” is to assess greenhouse gas emissions generated by direct and indirect activities by a company’s business, a municipality with a view to deploying an in-house reduction plan of the emissions. MyClimateLux offers companies a range of products and services to creating awareness of reality and the causes of climate change, reducing greenhouse gases through customised advice to businesses, voluntary offsetting of residual CO2 emissions that are difficult to avoid as well as carrying out climate protection projects in Luxembourg. Based on the «learning by doing» concept, the Learning Factory concept offers practical training in energy efficiency and optimisation of processes using a «Lean and Six Sigma» methodology. The new structure deploys innovative concepts to produce high added-value energy efficiency training formats. This training is an ideal complement to Enovos’s energy services offer to companies to give them an overall energy efficiency offer.

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ENOVOS LUXEMBOURG S.A.

TECHNICAL / TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES AND COMPETENCES The mission of Enovos’ Renewables and Co-Generation Department is to develop, build and operate renewables-based power plants. Investment in renewable energy makes a contribution not only to the conservation of fossil energy sources, but also to reducing greenhouse gases and thus climate protection. Enovos is helping to achieve the European Commission’s targets expressed in the slogan «20-20-20 by 2020»: 20% fewer emissions of CO2, 20% of renewable energies with respect to total consumption, and a 20% improvement in energy performances by the year 2020. Investment in renewable energy has a dual effect a reduction of CO2 emissions and an increase in the renewable energy component. With regard to the third level of action, energy efficiency, Enovos is an active player in terms of both consumption and production of energy

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CEO Dr Silvano Sommer CREATION DATE 2005, operational since 2008 ORGANISATION TYPE Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise EMPLOYEES 10-49

Epuramat S.A. provides compact, energy-efficient and mainly chemicals-free water and wastewater treatment solutions. Its patented ExSep® (Extreme-Separator) pre-treatment solution uses fluid dynamics to separate solid matter from liquid, enabling wastewater to be more easily and efficiently processed or recycled. Epuramat systems can be used in a variety of municipal and industrial applications, including treating sewage from remote communities for direct discharge into sensitive aquifers; separating oil from water; treating industrial water for re-use; and treating digestate resulting from biogas plants. Epuramat plants are currently in operation in Europe, the USA and Canada.

TURNOVER 2012 €2,2000,000 TRADING AREA Luxembourg, Europe, international R&D INTERNAL INVESTMENTS 2012 7% of turnover CERTIFICATIONS, QUALIFICATIONS ISO 9001 certified since 2013 INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS/ SUBSIDIARIES Greater Region

ADDRESS 26 rue Edmond Reuter L-5326 Contern CONTACT Susanne Kimmich Tel: +352 35 70 72 43 susanne.kimmich@epuramat. com WEBSITE www.epuramat.com

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CORE BUSINESS

PRODUCTS & SERVICES ExSep® Systems The patented Extreme-Separator ExSep® is a treatment device for mechanical solid/ liquid separation developed by Epuramat which significantly reduces the plant operating costs. In the municipal wastewater treatment, ExSep® replaces sand and fat trap as well as huge sedimentation tanks. In the field of industrial wastewater treatment, ExSep® takes over the complete primary treatment. The ExSep can be operated with Chemicals if needed. ExSep® is characterised by an separation efficiency of up to 99% (particle size > 15μ). Through flow capacities range from 0.5 to 210 m3 per hour and ExSep® (ExSep sizes 500 to 7000). By implementing the ExSep® in the primary treatment process, subsequent treatment steps are relieved and can be designed in smaller scale resulting in very compact plants. Box4Water Box4Water offers a compact and decentralised wastewater treatment solution for small, remote communities without access to the municipal sewer system. Far off a sewer infrastructure a Box4Water system proves to be economically very advantageous. The Box4Water design taking advantage of the pre-treatment by ExSep®, which allows a very compact Bio-Membrane-Reactor downstream. It can be operational quickly, runs with a minimum of maintenance and its fully automatic control allows remote monitoring and operation on a low energy level. Due to the integrated sludge dewatering system which works without chemicals, operation and disposal costs can be kept to a minimum. The treated water complies with European and international regulations for direct discharge. The Box4Water is available for capacities starting from 12.5 up to 120 m3 per day (20 or 40 feet standard containers). Larger sizes, split into several containers, are available on demand.

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EPURAMAT S.A.

TECHNICAL / TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES AND COMPETENCES Customised systems for municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment systems • Complete design, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of custiomised Box4Water systems for municipal wastewater treatment and sludge dewatering up to 1,000 population equivalents (in max. 2 x 40 ft. standard container) with chemicals if needed • Complete design, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of ExSep® units for the primary treatment of municipal wastewater with chemicals if needed • Complete design, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of ExSep® units for the primary treatment of industriall wastewaterwith chemicals if needed

MAIN CUSTOMERS / COLLABORATIONS Black Opal Energy Services, Leduc, Alberta, Canada Black Opal owns Box4Water systems which are available for rent/lease, rent to own and purchase. In addition, Black Opal is the Canadian distributor (Sakatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia states) distributor of the patented ExSep technology. Euton Corporation, Eagle, Idaho, USA Euton is the exclusive distributor of Epuramat technology, including ExSep® and Box4Water, for the USA and Canada (except territories of Black Opal).

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CEO Fréderic-Michael Foeteler CREATION DATE 2011 ORGANISATION TYPE Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise EMPLOYEES 0-9 TRADING AREA Luxembourg, Greater Region & Europa

ADDRESS 12 Cité Emile Tibessart L-9136 Schieren CONTACT Fréderic-Michael Foeteler Tel: +352 26 87 72 28 info@estonteco.eu WEBSITE www.estonteco.eu

CORE BUSINESS Electromobility will only be able to become established across Europe if the limited autonomy of electric vehicles stops being an obstacle to their owners. This requires drivers of electric cars and cycles from near and far to be able to use all publicly accessible charging stations at all times without first having to learn about any special features of any one charging station. Even though there will always be differences in the looks of charging stations or their performance features according to region, operator or manufacturer, the basic functions of each charging station must be consistent and intuitive: Identify, charge and pay. Every person who owns a RFID card valid for this purpose has to be able to hold this card in front of any charging station, charge the vehicle’s battery and then receive an invoice from the commercial or public facility that provided the card. No matter if drivers are in their own region or want to drive to another nearby country: if electromobility is to be sustainably and border-crossingly promoted, customers must be offered easy-to-understand solutions so that they can charge their vehicle even when not familiar with any local peculiarities – as usual, certain that their service provider at home will deal with processing - roaming included. Estonteco is the first company in the Greater Region in and around Luxembourg that is entirely specialized in border crossing solutions for electric vehicles and their drivers.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES Estonteco Open Charge Points are more than “just” intelligent powerful electrical charging points: • All electric vehicle owners can easily view every Open Charge Point and its actual current status (available or occupied) on the internet. • Open Charge Points are extremely easy to access 24/7. • Open Charge Points are networked with other regional and international charging points; smooth and safe “roaming” guarantees the secure identification of every customer right across Europe. • Public or private parking space operators and local electricity suppliers can always be sure that they will be paid correctly for all electricity supplied. • If our customers have any questions, they can call our multilingual customer service team. Thanks to our close proximity to the customer, our engineers can be quickly deployed to resolve any potential technical problems on site. “Open” also means that we are open to new innovations, wherever these represent added value for our customers. Our technical concept is also open, which is how we are also able to incorporate existing charging points from other manufacturers within our network with ease. Open Charge Points are the foundations of environmentally-friendly mobility without borders! The Open Charge Point concept has been created to satisfy the requests of small municipalities as well as those of large regional grid operators and international companies.

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ESTONTECO SARL

TECHNICAL / TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES AND COMPETENCES • Strategy consulting and project management. • Development and design of custom products and services. • Installation, maintenance and repair. • Remote customer identification, telephone support and billing of charging transactions.

MAIN CUSTOMERS / COLLABORATIONS • Administration Communale de Boulaide • Administration Communale de Schifflange • Electris (Hoffmann-Frères s.à r.l. & Cie. s.e.c.s.) • Enovos Luxembourg s.a. • Sudstroum s.à r.l. • Ville de Luxembourg

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www.grid-design.lu

CORE BUSINESS

CEO Serge Ecker CREATION DATE 2008

What is Grid Design? It stands for an idea of project development and communication through 3D technology and the pursuit of innovation and exploring new horizons. A company which focuses on high-quality and reliable production of 3D illustrations, animations apps, and 3D prints, thus creating real sensations of virtual space.

ORGANISATION TYPE Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise

Grid is an award-winning creative company with passionate and experienced staff and a broad network, devoted to meeting the goals of our clients, creating successful cutting-edge projects and establishing long-term client relationships.

EMPLOYEES 0-9

We are oriented towards the client’s needs, by supporting our clients in making decisions overseeing the project from the beginning stages to the final product. Our goal is to understand and meet your requests, as well to create a positive experience.

TRADING AREA Luxembourg, Greater Region, Europe & International

ADDRESS 39, Val Saint André L-1128 Luxembourg CONTACT Serge Ecker Tel: +352 27 02 09 serge@grid-design.lu WEBSITE www.grid-design.lu

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Our company was founded in 2008 and since that time has been offering the widest range of high quality 3D graphic services, renders, images, laser cutting and other activities. The key is to deliver successful digital solutions with an added value that are fresh, powerful, atmospheric and effective for our clients. We have the most modern tools and cooperating with many specialists from around the world, mainly from France, USA, Luxembourg and Poland. We’ve collaborated on many projects with architects, designers, and artists around the world such as: Ballinipitt (Lux), 2001(Lux), Playze (Ger/Cn) Blickfang(Ger), Jean Nouvel (Fra), Christian de Portzamparc (Fr), Spin ( Jpn) Thomas Scheibitz (Ger) The final result should not just provide a simulation of space, but a real sensation of space, looking resolutely at the future, towards a simpler and above all greener world thanks to the thoughtful use of technology.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES Architects, Interior designers, Urbanists, Designers, Artists 3D Visualisation, 3D Illustrations, 3D Animation, real-time 3D, 3D printing, Aerial Photography(Drone)

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GRID DESIGN

TECHNICAL / TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES AND COMPETENCES • Project Communication & Concept Development • Design Consulting • 3D Visualisation & Rendering • Real-time 3D Application Development (PC, Mac, Ipad, Iphone,...) • Graphic Design & Computer Graphics • Digital Fabrication & Digital Model Making (3D printing, CNC milling & laser cutting) • Aerial Photography (quadcopter drone equipped with a Gopro2)

MAIN CUSTOMERS / COLLABORATIONS Main customers: Architects, urbanists, real estate agencies, artists, inventors Collaborations:, Whimsical Inc., Mediawork:x, Christine Franck Maquettiste, KHM

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PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT AND OWNER Giles Brandon CREATION DATE 2008 ORGANISATION TYPE Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise EMPLOYEES 0-9

CORE BUSINESS Intelligentsia Consultants provide high-quality, knowledge-based consultancy services to support research and innovation in private and public organisations.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES Our range of consultancy services covers the following areas: Grant Proposal Writing, R&D Tax Relief, European Programmes, National Funding, Training, Project Management, Technology Transfer and Other Services, such as Web Development.

TECHNICAL/TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES AND COMPETENCES

TURNOVER 2013 €410,000 TRADING AREA Luxembourg, Greater Region, Europe & International

ADDRESS 1 rue de Mamer L-8081 Bertrange CONTACT Flavien Massi Senior Consultant Tel: +352 26 39 42 33 flavien.massi@intelligentsiaconsultants.com

We have experience in writing grant applications and managing R&D projects for a diverse range of eco-innovation projects such as the following: • Low energy baking ovens utilising infra-red heaters • Supercapacitors incorporating hybrid carbon nanotube electrodes • Solar collectors for Soviet era apartment buildings • Plant and seed conservation development in the Fertile Crescent

MAIN CUSTOMERS / COLLABORATIONS Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire, Agroalimentaire et de l’Alimentation (ONIRIS), Institutet för Livsmedel och Bioteknik AB (SIK), Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority (TEAGASC), Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, Fraunhofer, CNRS, University of Cambridge, Ircon Drying Systems, Ramalhos, Cleancarb, Hewalex Solar Collectors.

WEBSITE www.intelligentsia-consultants.com

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CEO Jeannot Schroeder CREATION DATE 2014 ORGANISATION TYPE Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise

CORE BUSINESS Training and consultancy around the topic of Cradle to Cradle and Circular Economy. Building a network of experts for differents topics.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES • Training in Cradle to Cradle • Training in Circular Economy • Consultancy for upper management

EMPLOYEES 0-9

• Assistance during projects on the topic of Cicular Economy

TRADING AREA Luxembourg, Greater Region INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS / SUBSIDIARIES Greater Region

ADDRESS 11, rue de l’Industrie L-8399 Windhof CONTACT Jeannot Schroeder Tel: +352 26 10 70 20 info@lcce.lu WEBSITE www.lcce.lu

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LUXEMBOURG CENTER FOR CIRCULAR ECONOMY SÀRL (LCCE SÀRL)

TECHNICAL / TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES AND COMPETENCES Cradle to Cradle experts Experts in Circular Economy

MAIN CUSTOMERS / COLLABORATIONS Post courrier

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CEO Dipl.-Ing. Achim Kopmeier CREATION DATE 2011 ORGANISATION TYPE Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise EMPLOYEES 0-9 TRADING AREA Luxembourg, Greater Region, Europe & International INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS / SUBSIDIARIES Africa

CORE BUSINESS Myriado designs, manufactures and installs equipment for the treatment of drinking water. The plants are easy to operate and to maintain, cost efficient and durable. The units can be powered either by means of grid electricity when installed close to a mains connection, by a 12V cigarette lighter socket when used mobile or by means of solar panels. The product range covers plants in the size of a suitcase up to the size of a ISO container.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES The plants from Myriado are suitable for treating water from the municipal water supply, from wells, surface water and also rainwater harvesting. Furthermore, Myriado also offers distillation plants for the production of drinking water from sea and/or brackish water. The product portfolio ranges from mobile plants, plants for the fixed installation in buildings and solar powered plants for the use in remote dwellings up to the size of small villages

ADDRESS 2, Rue Kalchesbruck L-1802 Luxemburg CONTACT Dipl.-Ing. Achim Kopmeier Tel: +352 26 67 20 63 info@myriado.com WEBSITE www.myriado.com

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MYRIADO CLEANTECH S.À R.L.

TECHNICAL / TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES AND COMPETENCES Besides the standard sizes, Myriado also offers customer specific solutions for the treatment of specially challenging waters or other water treatment cases. Myriado is partnering in R&D projects and offers consulting services.

MAIN CUSTOMERS / COLLABORATIONS Aid- and Helporganisations, NGO’s, Municipalities, Industry, private Individuals and Military.

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CEO Tanguy de Brouwer Philippe Cuelenaere CREATION DATE 2012

CORE BUSINESS Phoenixwatt is an independent actor, active in the renewable energy sector, which identifies potential projects, advices, performs feasibility studies and eventually takes responsibility for developing, financing, construction and operation of projects in close cooperation with carefully selected suppliers and partners. Phoenixwatt develops a portfolio of integrated local projects, small and medium sizes, focusing on the direct or indirect energy recovery.

ORGANISATION TYPE Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise

Phoenixwatt’s mission is to advise the industry, investors and local communities in technology and funding, related to renewable energy, and to participate in the conceptualization and implementation of eco-responsible initiatives.

EMPLOYEES 0-9

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TRADING AREA Luxembourg, Greater Region & Europe

Through the different phases of a project, Phoenixwatt provides the following services: • Study of relevance; • Feasibility studies; • Procurement plan; • Technical and environmental study;

ADDRESS 46 rue de la Gaichel L-8469 Eischen CONTACT Philippe Cuelenaere Tel: +352 691 23 23 55 philippe.cuelenaere@phoenixwatt. com WEBSITE www.phoenixwatt.com

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• Economic and financial analysis; • Assistance to the Authority; • Choice of suppliers and project stakeholders; • Monitoring studies; • Assistance in the regulatory and contractual matters; • Site organization and monitoring of the construction; • Assistance to the commissioning of the plant.

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PHOENIXWATT SÀRL

TECHNICAL / TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES AND COMPETENCES The competences of Phoenixwatt are based on providing tailored assistance to better understand and integrate issues related to sustainable development in the business model of customers. Phoenixwatt helps its clients to identify projects and establishes the appropriate integrated structure. Actor of the wood energy sector, Phoenixwatt deploys its energy to develop with clients, cogeneration plants from local biomass. Through a network of strategic partners, Phoenixwatt combines the skills not only in cogeneration plants, but also in the field of solar and wind energy, waste heat recovery and other innovative technology in renewable energy.

MAIN CUSTOMERS / COLLABORATIONS • Communities, hospitals, public pools, developers, manufacturers (sawmills and wood processing, food industry, greenhouses and other large consumers of thermal energy); • Investors (private, families, foundations, banks, reinsurance companies and pension funds) aware that the long-term value is only possible by taking into account the criteria of sustainable financing, integrating a social and / or environmental dimension.

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CEO Carole Schmit, François Thiry CREATION DATE 2005 ORGANISATION TYPE Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise EMPLOYEES 10-49 TURNOVER 2013 €700,000 TRADING AREA Luxembourg & Greater Region R&D INTERNAL INVESTMENTS 2013 €100,000 CERTIFICATIONS, QUALIFICATIONS, - ISO 9001 certified - Référent certification HQE™ certified by Cerway - Expert en performance énergétique des bâtiments d’habitation et fonctionnels - Concepteur d’immeubles passifs certifiés PHPP

ADDRESS 38 rue Arthur Herchen L-1727 Luxembourg CONTACT François Thiry Tel: +352 26 38 99 10 francois@polaris-architects.com WEBSITE www.polaris-architects.com

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Polaris CORE BUSINESS Project development Defining success conditions Polaris advises clients involved in real estate projects and jointly defines success criteria for their construction project. When land or a building is purchased, Polaris carries out the feasibility study and assesses the cost of investment. The firm undertakes the architectural and urban audit of due diligence processes. Polaris sets the functional program and may assist the clients with consultancy or competition procedures. The firm carries out and/or manages all urban and environmental studies prior to construction as well as environmental certification processes.

Project performance Complying to current and upcoming requirements Polaris ensures project regulatory compliance and anticipates future regulations. Through a knowledge management structured process, regulatory, technical and standard monitoring is implemented in all areas of the firm’s activities, including building energy efficiency, building authorisations and certifications as well as town planning.

Project design Delivering high quality buildings

managed and audited as part of a quality management system which is certified to international standard ISO 9001.

Project branding Informing and engaging stakeholders Polaris informs and involves stakeholders in construction projects and creates the branding and visual identity of these projects. The firm designs and implements the intermediate use concept of urban projects. Polaris creates and implements the project signage, colour chart and graphic layout. The firm communicate via national and international media as well as public events.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES Sustainable neighbourhoods Polaris is qualified to practice as town planner and designer in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The firm designs development plans as well as labelled sustainable neighbourhoods. The Hollerich Village redevelopment project in Luxembourg, carried out by Polaris for a Luxemburgisch developer-investor is a pilot ecodistrict for Luxembourg and one of the first certified One Planet Communities in continental Europe.

Green buildings

High performance tertiary and school buildings (green buildings) are one of Polaris’ key areas of activity. In 2014, the Architectural works created by Polaris firm will deliver the 13,000 m² extension feature an original signature and carry to Grevenmacher technical college. a strong identity. All design services are This building combines high energy efficiently delivered at every stage of the efficiency, moderate construction costs, project, including working drawings and the architectural quality of the indoor and detailed specifications. Polaris provides appropriate human and technical resources outdoor spaces and integration into its urban context. Between 2007 and 2011, on the scale of the projects which are Polaris designed and created Horizon, undertaken. the first passive nearly zero-energy Project management administrative building in Luxembourg. Controlling construction cost and quality This HQE™ (High Environmental Quality) Polaris applies strict project management certified building, intended for the methods to coordinate and manage letting market, was 100% hired out over the construction of buildings. The firm six months before its delivery, making monitors key indicator progress in terms it a commercial success which can be of costs, deadlines and quality and keeps explained by the efficiency of the space clients informed. In order to ensure the planning and warm atmosphere of the continuous improvement of services, building, in addition to the added value in the projects and office organisation are terms of energy performance.

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POLARIS ARCHITECTS

Green housing projects Polaris designs new multi-unit residential buildings with high energy and environmental performance which are perfectly integrated into their social and urban context. The firm specialises in the construction of certified passive dwellings in wood as well as mixed wood/concrete buildings. Construction details free of thermal bridges and the integration of ventilation and sustainable energy techniques are implemented in keeping with the building overall concept and in close collaboration with the relevant consultants. Polaris’ house design is enshrined in a reflection on contemporary identity, lifestyles, urban ecology and sustainable materials. Polaris design and create individual dwellings, defined as an original answer to future residents expectations, for families and real estate developers. Through various projects the firm’s own reflection finds an ideal form of expression which has brought them recognition in several publications and accolades. Published in 2013, the book Our House introduces two houses created by the firm, seen through the eyes of a photographer and in interviews with the clients. Sustainable furniture design Polaris custom designs interiors and furniture for public, company and retail buildings as well as for individuals and family life locations. Polaris create contemporary furniture with a minimalistic, sensitive and conceptual approach. The firm engages in a creative collaboration with leading manufacturers and artisans to select sustainable materials and products. It advises clients interested in the environmental performance of their project and encourages the implementation of both economical and ecological solutions. Strategic and visual communication Polaris have developed a specific know-how in the creation of visual identities and in situ urban project branding and is able to produce inhouse signage concepts for buildings.

This service provides clients with a global and consistent concept for their property operation without a multiplicity of players; it is particularly relevant to neighbourhood development plans and larger scale real estate projects.

TECHNICAL / TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES AND COMPETENCES High performance buildings Buildings made by Polaris aim for an overall performance, together economic, environmental and cultural. Our services cover the creation and management of projects as well as the assistance and consultancy of the commissioners. Polaris delivers a high level of competence, certified by international standards. The firm calculates construction projects using state of the art tools and knowledge and apply rigorous cost and time management methods from the design phase, especially in moderatecost passive residential and commercial buildings. Polaris guarantees a high level of quality in details and finishing in compliance with budgets. • First nearly zero energy building in the Greater Region of Luxembourg • First One Planet Communities ecodistrict in continental Europe • First PHPP certified housing project in Luxembourg • 2013 European Union prize for contemporary architecture– Luxembourg nominee • 2012 FIABCI prix d’excellence Luxembourg real estate award – winner • 2011 Prix luxembourgeois d’architecture - special jury prize

CUSTOMERS / COLLABORATIONS • Public commissioners • Public developers • Real estate developers • Towns and municipalities • Businesses and professional services • Individuals and families • Public institutions

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CEO Stéphane Clinckart CREATION DATE 2011 ORGANISATION TYPE Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise

CORE BUSINESS • Drinkable Water Treatment • Boiler Water Treatment & Boiler Energy Saving • Cooling System Water Treatment • Pool Water Quality Maintenance • Disinfection & Corrosion in pipes Treatment • Micro and Macro biological Water Treatment • Water Refill Stations

EMPLOYEES 0-9

• Water Treatment in Industry

TURNOVER 2013 €635,400

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

TRADING AREA Luxembourg, Greater Region, Europe & International

The company put on the Luxembourgish and German market a new technology called Energy Inline Care, reducing up to over 30% the consumption of existing boilers in buildings.

R&D INTERNAL INVESTMENTS 2013 €6, 200

Energy-Inline-Care is a 3 phases technology allowing to bring the water of boiler in existing buildings back to VDI 2035 standard:

CERTIFICATIONS, QUALIFICATIONS, - VDI/DVGW 6023 - DIN EN ISO 19458

• Phase 2: EICtransform change the water quality in accordance with VDI 2035 during boiler circulation without downtime;

INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS Greater Region

ADDRESS 17, Marbuergerstrooss L-9764 Marnach CONTACT Tel: +352 27 80 21 1 info@pro-aqua-services.lu WEBSITE www.pro-aqua-services.lu

• Phase 1: EICthermoClean consist of the cleaning of an existing boiler;

• Phase 3: EICfillupCenter and EICinlineControl protects the water quality in the future ; Pro Aqua Services offers high technology knowledge in Water Treatment Services with deep knowledge of corrosions, chemical and microbiological problems. The company is expert in cleaning pipes (corrosion and hygiene problems). Pro Aqua Services is an independent expert for any existing brand of Water Treatment Material enabling free choice to design and offer the perfect technical solutions to our customers. Thanks to this independence Pro Aqua Services can take over the maintenance of the water treatment in buildings that have different brands installed. This puts an end to all the excesses that the multitude of services companies may cause. The liberty to choose equipment from many brands offers the chance to compare each material in terms of maintenance costs and technological aspects. Overall we are thus able to increase quality of the whole water treatment system and reducing the installation and maintenance costs. Cooling Tower: Hygiene & corrosion are the two pillars of this technology. Cooling Tower works with water. When the concept is not optimized, when the water quality is not good enough, the operational costs are increasing. Pro Aqua Services provide “State of Art” solution in Water Treatment for cooling systems. With is deep knowledge in Water Treatment, Pro Aqua Services is also able to offer services in the industrial area where water treatment is required. We can as well manage piping network for our costumers.

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PRO AQUA SERVICES

TECHNICAL / TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES AND COMPETENCES Water Treatment

CUSTOMERS / COLLABORATIONS • Public works • Municipal administrations • Ministry of health • Army of Luxembourg • Facility Management Companies • Different Institutes specialised in corrosion, microbiology and biofilms • Differents plumbers and heating engineers companies

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CEO Romain Poulles CREATION DATE 1996 ORGANISATION TYPE Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise EMPLOYEES 50-99 TRADING AREA Luxembourg & Greater Region CERTIFICATIONS, QUALIFICATIONS, ISO 9001 RSE

PROgroup GEIE is a Luxembourg based consultancy & engineering company with an effective of 65 Engineers, architects and technicians. It has an innovative sustainable approach, in accordance with its values, the 5i’s (Interest of the client, Innovation, Initiative, Integrity and ‘I’eam spirit). PROgroup GEIE is an engineering company with a different approach as compared to the standard engineering business. PROgroup consults and accompanies its clients in a service mentality with a strong focus on project objectives (frequently timeline and final project closure). Services of PROgroup cover the early project development phases the different construction phases and final project closure. It integrates the most important success factors like for example energy concept or sustainability check. In some cases PROgroup associates with its design partners in order to act as a general builders team and this offers its client a single point of contact for all construction related matters. PROgroup headquarters, the “SOLARWIND” building, are located in Ecoparc Windhof, Luxembourg. The Belgium antenna is located in Brussels. The members of PROgroup GEIE are: • PROject sa, • CSD sa, • PROnewtech sa and • PROgroup Bruxelles sprl

ADDRESS 11, rue de l’Industrie L-8399 Ecoparc Windhof

PRODUCTS & SERVICES Services of PROgroup can be summarized to 8 major domains of competence:

CONTACT M. Romain Poulles Tel: +352 26 10 70 07 info@progroup.eu

• Project Development (assistance, consultancy & urbanistic planning)

WEBSITE www.progroup.eu

• Energy (concept establishment & consultancy)

• Project Management (administrative & residential constructions) • Facility Management (space planning, fit out work & move organization) • Sustainable construction (building certification & Cradle to Cradle) • Commodo/Incommodo permits • Safety & Health coordination • Green ICT (engineering)

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PROGROUP GEIE

TECHNICAL / TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES AND COMPETENCES The SOLARWIND project illustrates PROgroup’s competences and philosophy. The 10.000 sqm office building was designed by PROgroup and its design partners and the construction works were organized and monitored by the PROgroup Project Management team. This overall sustainable design approach illustrates well PROgroup’s technical skills. Triple Building certification was performed by PROgroup (HQE, DGNB and BREEAM). Finally, innovative workspace design and avoidance of hazardous substances produce an optimal working climate for increased performances. In addition, PROgroup uses innovative project management tools, like the last planner system.

PLANS – FUNCTIONAL EXEMPLES

BIOTECH - ICT - CLEANTECH | THE NEXT GENERATION BIOTECH - ICT - CLEANTECH | THE NEXT GENERATION

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CEO Dr Georges Schutz CREATION DATE 2014 ORGANISATION TYPE Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise EMPLOYEES 0-9 TRADING AREA Europe

CORE BUSINESS RTC4Water is a high-tech spin-off of CRP Henri Tudor (now the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, LIST) that offers a high value service to its customers around real time optimal control of waste water collection and water distribution systems.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES RTC4Water makes a measurable improvement to the performance of the infrastructure in the urban water cycle by implementing advanced, real time predictive flow control approaches. Customers can specify their personal operational objectives for the overall behaviour of the network and our controller will compute, in real time, the optimal control actions while considering all physical constraints of the system.

ADDRESS 9, Avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux L-4362 Belval — Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg CONTACT Dr.Alex Cornelissen Tel: +352 661 42 59 28 alex.cornelissen@rtc4water.com WEBSITE www.rtc4water.lu

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RTC4WATER

TECHNICAL / TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES AND COMPETENCES RTC4Water has competences in the areas of robust Real Time Control (RTC) applications, open source software development (Python), and network system design. We apply these competences in the urban water cycle and we have a thorough understanding of water and wastewater management and treatment.

MAIN CUSTOMERS / COLLABORATIONS Our primary customers are the communes and syndicates in Luxembourg, but increasingly RTC4Water is also receiving interest from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, where depending on the situation, private companies may be responsible for urban water management. Our service can be implemented as a standalone service, directly to these costumers, but is more likely to be part of an infrastructure upgrading programme in collaboration with engineering bureaus and SCADA hardware/software providers.

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CEO Hans Peter Walter CREATION DATE 1990 ORGANISATION TYPE Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise EMPLOYEES 50-99 TURNOVER 2013 €12,500,000 TRADING AREA International

CORE BUSINESS Avoiding, reducing, recycling and disposing of waste in an environmentally correct way - the SuperDrecksKëscht® stands for a sound treatment of available raw material and energy sources, claiming «Safety and Future for Everyone». The SuperDrecksKëscht® is a brand that was developed as part of the waste management strategy of the State of Luxembourg. His orientation is determined by the EU waste management strategy with the hierarchies - prevention first, then preparing for reuse, followed by recycling, before other recycling activities (e.g. energy recovery), before elimination of waste. It is the responsibility of the SuperDrecksKëscht® to use and implement the newest know-how, to realize a sustainable ressources management in the ecological and economic sense, with high quality. This realization then allows to practice a role model in the ecological restructuring of the society. This model should give impulses to all stakeholders in the economy aiming at ressource efficiency and environmental benefits.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

R&D INTERNAL INVESTMENTS 2013 €700.000 CERTIFICATIONS, QUALIFICATIONS ISO 14001; ISO 14024; Best practice (European Commission); RAL-Quality Assurance Association for the Demaufacture of Refrigeration Equipement INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS / SUBSIDIARIES Great Region, Europe, Africa, North America & Oceania

• waste management of problematic and recyclable waste (products) from households for local, regional and national authorities • assisting and advising businesses and institutions of the public and private sector for the certification of environmentally sound waste management (according to ISO 14024) • the promotion of environmentally sound waste management by information and sensibilisation of the public (in schools, the media, by training courses etc.). • Quality-Label management («Clever Akafen» or «Clever Shopping») to encourage shopping that is environmentally friendly, avoids waste and saves resources. • organizing the collection of small amounts of (problematic) waste from businesses and institutions of public and private sectors; • appropriate storage, processing and packaging of recyclable and problematic waste • management of recycling centers / reconsumption centers for problematic and recyclable waste (products) for local, regional and national authorities • management of logistic centers /warehouses for problematic and recyclable waste (products)

ADDRESS Zone Industrielle Piret L-7737 Colmar-Berg CONTACT Jürgen Hummel Tel: +352 691 30 06 91 juergen.hummel@sdk.lu WEBSITE www.sdk.lu

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SUPERDRECKSKËSCHT®

TECHNICAL / TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES AND COMPETENCES • development of waste management plans for businesses and institutions of the public and private sector • development of marketing plans for the promotion of products, which are environmentally friendly, avoid waste and saves resources. • logistic and technical know-how in the organization of the collection of small amounts of (problematic) waste from businesses and institutions of public and private sectors; • logistic and technical know-how for the appropriate storage, processing and packaging of recyclable and problematic waste • logistic and technical know-how for the management of recycling centers / reconsumption centers for problematic and recyclable waste (products) for local, regional and national authorities • logistic and technical know-how for the management of logistic centers / warehouses for problematic and recyclable waste (products)

MAIN CUSTOMERS / COLLABORATIONS Main partners: • Luxembourg local authorities (towns and communities) • National Environment Agency of Luxembourg • Chamber of handicrafts • Chamber of commerce Partners in the national waste management: • Ecotrel (producer responsibility for electronical devices) • Ecobatterien (producer responsibility for batteries) Project partners: • Luxembourg Consumer Association • Luxembourg Federation of Commerce • Luxembourg Federation of the handicraft • Association of the environmental Consultants • NGOs (environment, ecology)

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CEO Pol Goetzinger CREATION DATE 2005 ORGANISATION TYPE Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise EMPLOYEES 0-9

Sustain SA is a Luxembourg sustainability strategy consultancy which areas of expertise are sustainability management and Smart City. Our strategic support gives you the opportunity to commit your company to a sustainable development process thanks to a holistic approach based on the ISO 26000 standard. Moreover, it gives you access to a network of partners to help you optimize the potential of your Smart City innovation projects.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES Sustain SA developed a complete portfolio of integrated services to respond to CSR and Smart City issues and challenges. Our flexible approach allows us to create personalized strategic plans adapted to meet your specific needs based on a business case approach. Regarding mobility, SMOVE is an innovative and sustainable solution to set up a travel and commuting plan among companies, communities and location developers.

TRADING AREA International

ADDRESS 21, rue Pont RĂŠmy L-2423 Luxembourg CONTACT Pol Goetzinger Tel: +352 26 48 65 p.goetzinger@sustain.lu

Sustainability management is made possible through the single methodology CSR 26000 which allows companies making a global assessement of their activities on the basis of the ISO 26000 standard guidelines. Strongly convinced that CSR is positively related to a better financial performance, we deeply support the view that socially responsible corporate performance can be associated with a series of bottom-line benefits. As a co-founder of the Brain Team Smart City Luxembourg, Sustain offers strategic and technological assistance in the various domains of the Smart City dynamics, with a focus on innovation, transversality and user/citizen integration.

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SUSTAIN SA

TECHNICAL / TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES AND COMPETENCES Our offer is based on : • Strategic planning and implementation of your Smart City projects • Search and identification of strategic business opportunities in CSR • Connection with Smart City relevant partners Our team combines strong project management and consulting skills with solid knowledge in the various Smart City dimensions.

MAIN CUSTOMERS / COLLABORATIONS • Sales-Lentz: CSR 26000 Evaluation and Strategic Assistance • IFSB: CSR 26000 Evaluation • Imprimerie Faber: CSR 26000 Evaluation • Agora: Strategic Assistance • Fédération des Artisans: Strategic Assistance in the field of LifeLongLearning related to Smart Building • Inspection du Travail et des Mines: CSR Training • BNP Banque Générale de Luxembourg: CSR Workshops • Enovos: Smart Grid Workshops

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CEO Dr Paul Schosseler CREATION DATE 1997 (CRTE) ORGANISATION TYPE Public Research Organisation EMPLOYEES 50-99 TURNOVER 2013 €5 MIO TRADING AREA Luxembourg, Greater Region & Europe CERTIFICATIONS, QUALIFICATIONS, ISO 9001:2008

CORE BUSINESS The Resource Centre for Environmental Technologise (CRTE) is a common structure of the Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) Henri Tudor and the Luxembourg Ministry for Sustainable Development and Infrastructures. CRTE aims to increase scientific knowledge regarding the flow of materials and energy generated by human activity and most of all to develop technologies and concepts for their sustainable and holistic management. Our department is also active in the development and application of tools and methods that allow for a pro-active, integrated approach to the protection of the environment, while also supporting the implementation of environmental policies that integrate socio-economic issues.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES CRTE supports private and public enterprises in reducing environmental impacts of products and processes through: • Consulting and training on environmental legislation, technologies and concepts, e.g. Integrated Pollution, Prevention and Control (IPPC, Commodo / Incommodo), BAT (Best Available Techniques), REACH / CLP (Helpdesk) • Cleaner production guidelines addressing sector-wide environmental problems • Scientific studies (substance flow management, chemical pollution, energy & water efficiency concepts, waste reduction)

ADDRESS 6a avenue des Hauts Fourneaux L-4362 Esch-sur-Alzette

• Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), support for ecodesign and ecomarketing (e.g. ecolabels like carbon footprint) of products and processes • Assessment of energy consumption and energy optimisation potential e.g. for industrial processes

CONTACT Dr.Paul Schosseler Tel: +352 42 59 91 44 43 paul.schosseler@tudor.lu

• Development of prototypes for experimental studies, including data acquisition, analysis and process modelling, for wastewater treatment and renewable energies

WEBSITE tudor.lu/en/departments/CRTE

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CRTE - CENTRE DE RESSOURCES DES TECHNOLOGIES POUR L’ENVIRONNEMENT /CENTRE DE RECHERCHE PUBLIC HENRI TUDOR

TECHNICAL / TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES AND COMPETENCES COMPETENCES • Assessment and management of environmental impacts and risks, using life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies and environmental modelling techniques (integrated modelling, meta-models, optimization algorithms, geospatial tools) • Environmental systems engineering with a focus on energy systems (energy efficiency, renewable energies) and the urban and industrial water cycle. The methods deployed are process modelling and simulation, instrumentation, control and automation, prototyping. TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES Modelling and simulation software: • UMBERTO, SIMAPRO and openLCA • MATLAB/Simulink for process modelling • Open source software GRASS GIS and R for geocomputation • TRNSYS for thermal processes and systems Hardware and laboratories: • Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) • Field equipment and on-line monitoring equipment for water / energy systems (e.g. PV panels) • Prototypes for wastewater treatment, water analysis laboratory

MAIN CUSTOMERS / COLLABORATIONS Over the last 15 years CRTE has developed strong networks at national and european level, both with public and private stakeholders for innovation and policy support as well as with academic partners for mission-driven fundamental and applied research. CRTE works with Ministries and their Agencies, Professional Chambres, Universities and Research Institutes, Consultants and Service providers in the water and energy sectors as well as Manufacturing industry.

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HEAD OF THE FSTC Paul Heuschling CREATION DATE 2003 ORGANISATION TYPE Public Research Organisation EMPLOYEES >250 R&D INTERNAL INVESTMENTS 2013 €15,300,000 (only internal R&D investment, excluding personal costs)

Research Unit Physics and Materials Dr. Phillip Dale

CORE BUSINESS Photovoltaics, semiconductor physics / Thin-film non-Si solar cells, defects in compound semiconductors, Inorganic synthesis of thin films, annealing, ionic liquids, nanoparticles Our core business is photovoltaics. The aim of our laboratory is to use low cost synthesis processes to make high quality semiconductors for photovoltaic applications. We have the ability, in collaboration with another group at the university, to go from substrate to finished photovoltaic device allowing us to directly see the results of our investigations. We focus on inorganic compound semiconductors made via a two step precursor annealing route. We have particular expertise in electrodeposition of metals and semiconductors from aqueous and ionic liquids. We also study the effect of thermodynamics, kinetics, and microstructure on the annealing of precursor materials to form semiconductors. Our latest research uses a Laser to form semiconductor materials on the timescale of one second.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES • Electrochemical deposition • Nanoparticle fabrication • Annealing of chalcogenide semiconductors (furnace, lamps, laser),

ADDRESS Laboratory for Energy Materials Université du Luxembourg Room G 1.48 41, rue du Brill L-4422 Belvaux CONTACT Dr Phillip Dale Tel: +352 46 66 44 62 79 Phillip.Dale@uni.lu WEB wwwfr.uni.lu/recherche/fstc/ energy_materials

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• Semiconductor quality assessment - photoelectrochemistry We can provide advice, and testing facilities on how to anneal chalcogenide semiconductor materials, in particular Cu(In,Ga)Se2 and Cu2ZnSnSee4. We can test the quality of semiconductor layers that are deposted onto conducting substrates using photo-electrochemical methods.

MAJOR MATERIAL / PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES PROJECTS • Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells by electrodeposition and laser annealing • Cu2ZnSnSe4 solar cells by electrodeposition and thermal annealing • Cu(In,Ga)Se2 and Cu2ZnSnSe4 solar cells by electrodeposition from ionic liquids We are currently focusing on understanding how precursors react during annealing to form semiconductor materials. To do this, the thermodynamics, kinetics, and precursor microstructure must be understood. A unique approach taken in our laboratory consists of using a LASER to perform the thermal annealing, decreasing the processing time from hours to a few seconds.

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UNIVERSITY OF LUXEMBOURG

Research Unit Physics and Materials

TECHNICAL/TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES Thin Film Photovoltaics We are technologically capable of making chalcogenide semiconductor layers as well as electrodeposit thin films of metals and alloys. We further have the ability to make nanoparticles, work in an innert atmosphere, and test our semiconductor quality using a photoelectrochemical test.

TECHNICAL MEANS/EQUIPMENT • Mass transport controlled Electrodeposition up to 7 cm x 7 cm • Glovebox – inert atmosphere • XRF – elemental composition mapping over 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm area • Furnaces – resistive, IR lamps, Laser • Photoelectrochemical characterization – semiconductor quality test The laboratory’s proximity to the CRP Gabriel Lippmann facilitates access to highly specialised equipment, including the important characterisation techniques of x-ray diffraction, multi-wavelength Raman, chemical surface and depth analysis. Close collaboration with the Laboratory for Photovoltaics allows us to complete out semiconductor absorber layers into full devices. Therefore the complete fabrication and investigation of solar cells is possible within the single facility.

MAIN CUSTOMERS/COLLABORATIONS • Bosch • NEXCIS • FP7 project SCALENANO www.scalenano.eu • Fond National de la Recherche Luxembourg • National Science Foundation - USA Most of our research projects are publically funded. We have carried out several short term projects with large international companies.

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PUBLIC RESEARCH P R I VAT E S E C TO R

HEAD OF THE FSTC Paul Heuschling CREATION DATE 2003

Research Unit Physics and Materials Prof. Susanne Siebentritt

CORE BUSINESS Photovoltaics, semiconductor physics, polycrystalline thin film solar cells, defects in semiconductors The Laboratory for Photovoltaics (LPV) works on new materials for solar cells. We focus on two issues:

ORGANISATION TYPE Public Research Organisation

• The development of new structures and processes for the preparation of thin film solar cells and

EMPLOYEES >250

• The fundamental materials physics of novel semiconductors used as absorbers in these devices.

R&D INTERNAL INVESTMENTS 2013 €15,300,000 (only internal R&D investment, excluding personal costs)

ADDRESS Laboratory for Photovoltaics Université du Luxembourg 41, rue du Brill L-4422 Belvaux CONTACT Prof. Susanne Siebentritt Tel: +352 446 66 44 6304 susanne.siebentritt@uni.lu

We concentrate on chalcopyrites (Cu(InGa)Se 2 CIGS) and related materials. These semiconductors are interesting from the application point of view as well as from a fundamental physics perspective. Thin film solar cells are considered the next generation of photovoltaics because of their enormous cost reduction potential which is based on the greatly reduced consumption of material and energy. Among the currently available technologies solar cells based on chalcopyrite absorbers show the highest efficiencies on the laboratory scale as well as in industrial production. Besides this technological interest, chalcopyrites show also unusual physical properties, concerning their phase behaviour, their electrical doping properties, their surface physics and their grain boundaries, which can be traced to the exceptionally low formation energies of native defects. We study the defects in these materials by applying optical and electrical spectroscopic methods to single crystalline films prepared by epitaxy and polycrystalline films as used in the solar cells.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES • development of thin film solar cells • defect spectroscopy in semiconductor films and devices

WEB wwwen.uni.lu/research/fstc/ photovoltaics

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UNIVERSITY OF LUXEMBOURG

Research Unit Physics and Materials

MAJOR MATERIAL / PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES PROJECTS • two projects on development of novel semiconductors for solar cells (Cu-rich CuInSe2 and Cu2ZnSnSe4) • one project on optical defect spectroscopy • one project on optical defect spectroscopy and electronic transport

TECHNICAL/TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES • Preparation: MBE and MOVPE • Complete solar cell baseline • Device characterisation • Optical transmission/reflection • Photoluminescence (temperature, intensity and spatially resolved) • Capacitance spectroscopy • Hall measurement

MAIN CUSTOMERS/COLLABORATIONS • TDK • Bosch • FNR • EU Marie Curie Programme

Our MBE system Aligning our micro-PL set-up

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