BECSA was founded in 1969 and provides global services ranging from the procurement of raw materials to the execution of large infrastructures and their maintenance. With 342 employees is one of the pioneering companies in Valencia (Spain) within the construction sector. The activity of the company is carried out through different business lines: Construction, Integral Services and Materials.


Throughout its extensive history, the company has carried out a large number of projects, covering all areas of building and civil works. Completed projects include large infrastructure projects such as airports, hospitals, universities, ports, roads, parking facilities and water treatment plants. With regard to Private Works, BECSA is specialized in the development of housing and residential projects, malls, leisure centers, hotels, industrial facilities and large urban developments.


In fact, as a leader in infrastructure maintenance, BECSA has a large team of technical and human resources to provide customers with all the necessary resources. In addition, BECSA currently has an extensive fleet of machinery with the latest technological developments in the sector for operations ranging from the preservation, maintenance and improvement of public road networks, to the maintenance of buildings and dams.


The extensive experience of the company in the maintenance and preservation of roads for various public authorities adds value to the quality and innovation of the infrastructures implemented.



Applus Norcontrol S.L.U. (hereinafter referred to as A+Norcontrol) was acquired by Applus+ in November 2004. Since then, the company has developed its activity in several industrial and economic sectors. Norcontrol, S.A. was created in 1981. Originally the company developed activities in the following fields: engineering, quality, environment, telecommunications and consultancy.


Ever since Norcontrol, S.A. has operated all around Spain by means of a head office in Madrid and another office in A Coruña, apart from several branch offices around the country. At the end of 2006 there were more than 2,200 highly-qualified employees working for Norcontrol, S.A., 73% of them were senior technicians, engineers and specialists who ensured the technological support offered to the industry sector thanks to laboratory testing, technical assistance, inspection, technical training and research and development (R&D).


A+Norcontrol promotes and boosts innovation as a strategic part of its business, which helps to keep its leadership position in its several activity fields. That is why R&D&i UNE166000 management standards are being implemented in the company, while promoting innovation based on our experience and aimed at our customers.


MINDS & SPARKS (M&S) is an independent, non-profit research organisation based in Vienna, Austria fostering science, innovation and technology to address major challenges and develop new methods and solutions for a better society. M&S creates strong connections between science and society using interdisciplinary approaches, promoting best practices and raising awareness on research and innovation achievements. Furthermore, the organisation focuses on improving the sustainability of research and innovation outcomes especially of public funded projects to ensure that spent resources lead to permanent positive impacts for the society as a whole.


M&S is formed by a team of highly skilled personnel which holds many years of experience in designing, leading and implementing research and advisory projects and it hosts development consultants and technical engineers which have broad knowledge along the software development cycle. The organisation is involved to various research and innovation stakeholder networks including research organisations, academic institutions, civil societies, NGOs, governments, and industry in various sectors such as safety and security, health and care, energy and environment, or information and communication technologies.


Micro-Sensor is a small limited liability company located in Thuringia, central Germany, with eight employees who concentrate on the development and sales of inertial sensors. The company is integrated into the Micro-Epsilon Group, known worldwide for high-quality measurement technology. Among this group, Micro-Sensor incorporates the centre of excellence for all inertial measurement principles, such as acceleration, vibration, shock, inclination and angular velocity. The company is led by CEO Dr Knuth Baumgärtel.


Historically Micro-Sensor has established out of a former scientific institute for material sciences located in Jena in the 1990s. In those days the company already started engaging in the field of acceleration sensors. It even produced an own acceleration sensor element on a ceramic substrate. Until now the company has been benefiting from this know-how, although the focus has changed. Instead of concentrating on the development of the whole sensor including the sensor element, Micro-Sensor focuses on the integration of available sensor chip elements from the market into PCB and appropriate housing to deliver a ready-to-use solution for its customers.


For more than the last ten years, Micro-Sensor has been concentrating on the implementation of MEMS (microelectromechanical system) based sensor elements and gathered more and more knowledge in this field. Since Micro-Sensor is a company with rather limited human resources, it has been outsourcing the major hardware production and assembly tasks to a service provider who is also part of the Micro-Epsilon Group.


This mode of operation requires much experience in the development of whole processes since the majority of the production workflow is carried out by another company. Micro- Sensor has established a broad experience in this field and looks back on a long term relationship with a reliable service provider.


Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) is a public, dynamic and innovative institution founded in 1968. As a public university, it is fully committed to teaching and implementing its full potential for the benefit of society. For this purpose, the challenges of the UPV are: Be a reference in quality – oriented training to the needs of society, Develop relevant research and impact, Transfer research results nationally and internationally, Be considered a strategic partner by universities, national and international companies and global institutions, Stand out for their commitments regarding liability social as a public university.


At present, attending to the educational part, UPV is constituted by 13 university centres with a total of 42 departments, of which 9 are higher technical schools, 2 are faculties and 2 are higher polytechnic schools. In addition, it has a Doctoral School and 3 affiliated centres (Florida University, Berklee College of Music and EDEM Business School). In 2016-2017, the UPV taught 36 degrees titles, 5 double degrees, 73 different university master’s degrees, 6 double masters and 30 PhD programs. In those degrees, more than 30,000 students were enrolled (71% in undergraduate studies, 15% in master’s degree, 8% in doctorate and 5% in cycles which are in extinction). Moreover, 3,237 students participated in mobility programs. Additionally, 3,600 professors and researchers and 1,500 administrative and service professionals are distributed among its three campuses located in Alcoi, Gandia and València.