About the Consortium


8 partners from 5 countries across Europe


ConPlusUltra’s key areas of expertise are energy management & environment, public / private business & innovation management as well as legal compliance & technical advisory. 

Expertise, know-how and innovation as well as a proven track record in implementing national and international projects have made it possible for ConPlusUltra to establish itself as a reliable and valued partner for public and private clients.  The company has provided consultancy support to Austrian ministries, regional governments and municipalities and works on projects for major international financing institutions such as the World Bank or the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, specifically in the field of energy policy strategies and implementation, technical assistance on sustainable energy projects and energy efficiency as well as renewable energy financing mechanisms.


Cleantech Bulgaria

Cleantech Bulgaria (CTBG) is a business network for sustainable development that works closely with key stakeholders on local, regional and national level, in order to stimulate and develop innovation, twin transition and sustainability on multiple levels. As a focal point between public, business and academia, CTBG is a trusted partner in the design and implementation of strategic initiatives connected to green innovation and sustainability. Through numerous nationally and EU-funded projects, CTBG has worked with actors in diverse fields such as clean energy, energy efficiency (EE), energy poverty, one-stop-shop concept for EE, stakeholder engagement, S3, etc.

The leading role of CTBG as a renowned enabler of innovation and experienced consultant on both public and private actors will allow for quality implementation of all planned activities, related to introduction of the clean energy concept, sustainable energy transition, and replication.


Business Upper Austria (BizUp)

Biz-up develops, coordinates and runs Upper Austria ́s RIS3 strategy since 1998. It is the Business Upper Austria‘s centre of competence for cross-company cooperation in Upper Austria. 

Business Upper Austria acts as a business agency with the clear aim to strengthen and further develop the region. The main areas of Biz-up are: securing and expansion of companies, increasing their competitiveness; Enhancing innovation and internationalization of business and industry through cooperation and broad support within technology and know-how transfer, research and innovation funding scheme; The settlement and foundation of new and innovative companies.


AgroTransilvania Cluster currently holds the gold label of excellence, being the only Gold Cluster in the agri-food field in Romania. 

AgroTransilvania Cluster was created to support the development of the agri-food sector, by increasing the competitiveness of the association itself and its members individually, both in the national and international markets, based on a common development strategy. The main activity of the cluster represents the integration of all these entities into a sustainable and competitive value chain, that could bring more value to their businesses and Transylvania’s business ecosystem.

AgroTransilvania Cluster promotes collaboration and cooperation between business entities in the agricultural industry and encourages competitive restructuring of the sector and ensures participation in multiple commercial projects, both national and international.

Agrifood Lithuania

Digital Innovation Hub ‘AgriFood Lithuania’  is a non-profit organization established since 2011 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The DIH brings together major research, business and public stakeholders in Lithuania for the common mission of transforming agriculture, food and associated sectors with digital-based innovations.

As the only DIH in Lithuania focused exclusively on agriculture and food, the DIH is extensively working with and promoting the application of breakthrough technologies in agri-food, with experience in key technological areas of Artificial Intelligence, remote sensing, Internet of Things, Robotics, distributed IT systems, and other digital-based technologies. The DIH links its stakeholders with international and cross-sector initiatives, provides all-round support in the research, development and deployment of agri-food innovations, and has been acknowledged by the EC Joint Research Centre as an example DIH with excellence in sectorial specialization. 


EEIP is a decentralised, neutral, not-for-profit business & policy platform for energy transition with over 140 000 users.

Technology-neutral and cross-sectoral, EEIP supports the functioning of markets for products & services to drive the business case of energy transition. EEIP provides information for business and policy professionals globally, connects and engages with business, cities and policy to develop and drive change, shares business solutions ready for replication and grow energy transition market and actively implements innovative projects aimed at energy transition and energy efficiency.


Institute for Innovation and Development of University of Ljubljana​

IRI UL is a joint venture between the University of Ljubljana (UL) and ten technologically advanced and successful Slovenian companies as a non-profit research and development institute with a mission to initiate the creation/attainment, transfer, distribution and application of knowledge – in other words, to promote the integration of the innovation triangle (research – education – innovation) by transferring research results into practice and commercial exploitation. Therefore a task of IRI UL is to establish reciprocal and a long-term partnership between University of Ljubljana, Slovenian industry and public institutions in order to foster research and development activities.

With the access to the intellectual capital of the UL institute need to effectively develop a national and international research and development projects. IRI UL is official energy manager for University of Ljubljana (UL), as such has prepared and monitors the implementation of the University Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP), and established an Energy Management system for UL public buildings.

The fundamental mission of the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana is to perform university, higher education, professional and postgraduate education, scientific-research and expert and consulting work in the field of science about living nature (biology, microbiology) as well as agriculture, forestry and fishery (forestry, animal science, agronomy) and the related production technologies (wood science, food science, biotechnology)

The EIT Food Hub Slovenia, located at the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana, acts from as a national meeting point for the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation. It is a connecting information and implementation point of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in the field of food in Slovenia. The goal of EIT Food Hub Slovenia is to promote innovation in the agri-food sector, organize training, workshops and events for students, start-ups, researchers and the interested public. We also take care of the promotion of opportunities within the EIT Food network.