Technical Advisory Group









Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek - TNO

The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) is a large contract research organisation, TNO provides a link within the innovation chain between fundamental research as a source of knowledge and practical application as the use of knowledge that can be commercially exploited. TNO Defence, Safety, and Security focuses on technological and behavioural innovation to support military, law enforcement agencies and industry to perform smarter, more efficient and better protected, enhancing the security of our society. Within ELASSTIC, TNO Defence, Safety and Security and TNO Built Environment are involved and TNO is the coordinator of the ELASSTIC project.                                 

    Country: The Netherlands



Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. - FRAUNHOFER

The Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics – Ernst-Mach-Institut (EMI) – is one of Germany’s main research institutes for defence and security. The Department Safety Technology and Protective Structures have been dealing for decades with activities in the fields of hazard and risk analysis for building structures against blast load and impact. Protection of building structures has been analyzed and solved for more than 10 German embassies worldwide and about 30 key political and representative buildings throughout Germany. Fraunhofer EMI is active in the national security research programs (AISIS, FLUSS, SKRIBT) and on the European scale (BLASTWALL – FP6-craft; SPIRIT, VITRUV in FP7-security).

    Country: Germany



Schüßler-Plan Ingenieurgesellschaft MBH - SP

Schüßler-Plan is a modern services provider with international operations. We maintain 14 offices in Germany and also have branches in Poland, Latvia and Sudan. This expansion of our presence has already led to contracts in the Ukraine, Russia, Romania and China. Today, more than 400 engineers, designers and technicians are employed in the offices of Schüßler-Plan. A wealth of prestigious projects promises to assure the on-going successful development of Schüßler-Plan. And the wealth of experience within the Schüßler-Plan Group and its extensive network of branch offices enable close cooperation with our clients.

    Country: Germany



Siemens AG - SIE

Siemens AG (headquartered in Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering. Operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas, Siemens holds leading market positions in all its business areas. The company has roughly some 360,000 employees – of which 116,000 are based in the home market of Germany. Today the company employs some 27,800 researchers and developers at 160 R&D locations worldwide who work on innovations that secure existing business and open up new markets. Siemens AG, Corporate Technology - With nearly 6,500 employees worldwide, Corporate Technology (CT) plays a key role in R&D at Siemens. Corporate Technology works closely with the R&D teams in the Siemens´ Sectors and Divisions.

    Country: Germany



Arcadis Nederland B.V. - ARC

ARCADIS is an international company that provides consultancy, design, engineering and management services in the fields of Infrastructure, Water, Environment and Buildings. Over the years, we have worked diligently to retain our core values, and we’ve made it our priority to ask ourselves the tougher questions about who we want to be—as a trusted consultant, as an employer, and as a corporate citizen. With 22,000 people worldwide and € 2.5 billion in revenues the company has an extensive international network that is supported by strong local market positions. We rank among the top 10 management and engineering consultancies in the world. In Europe, Brazil and Chile we have a top 5 position. In the global environmental market we are positioned in the top 3.

    Country: The Netherlands           


Instituto Consultativo para el Desarrollo SL - INCODE

INCODE is a SME company focused on research and development in security, transport, logistic, energy, environment, health and telecommunication. It is located in Seville, Spain.
INCODE is member of LOGISTOP (Spanish Logistic Platform). The activities of INCODE can be grouped into three categories: Consulting for R&D sector, consulting for end users and Applied R&D in the areas of security, transport, logistic, energy, environment and telecommunication.

    Country: Spain        


North by Northwest Architectes SARL - NXN

North by Northwest architects (NXNW) is a French architectural & urbanism firm created in 2006 by Christine DESERT & Richard THOMAS. The practice has a very rich and diverse experience together with teams of engineers, landscape architects, and other European architects including JA and also MVRDV.
We seek to find solutions architecturally, environmentally and technically that we feel are individual and specific to every project. The context, the programme and the project constraints guide us towards the best response for the functionality and the needs of the future users.
Our scope of work is multidisciplinary and we place a large importance on the diversity of our experiences, not only in the architectural and master planning projects we carry out, but also in terms of the teaching in architectural schools and in the research programmes such as this fulfilling European project 'ELASSTIC'.

    Country: France             


Uniresearch B.V. – UNR

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

    Country: The Netherlands


JA Joubert Architecture – JA

JA Joubert Architecture works on projects ranging in scale from individual homes to master plans, with 20 years experience executing projects around the world. All our work focusses on sustainability from the way we produce energy to how people work and live together. Our projects are developed to the highest technical and architectural standards to become an iconic presence in their surroundings.
JA specialises in architecture, urbanism and research. We work with an international team of advisors and clients to achieve unique solutions on each project.

    Country: The Netherlands 


Technical Advisory Group


Municipality of The Hague

Tens of thousands of people from all over the world live and work in and around the city of The Hague. These people give the city its unique international character. The Hague is an attractive place for international companies to settle its business. The region of The Hague accommodates over 300 international companies, of which Shell, Siemens and Nationale Nederlanden are some of the biggest companies to house their headquarters in the city. Next to that, the city of The Hague is internationally known as the city of peace and justice. This is because many international organisations in the field of peace and justice are based in the city. The Hague is very hospitable for her inhabitants and visitors. The Hague encompasses multiple national and international schools of a high level, attractive neighbourhoods to live in and many shops and restaurants.

    Country: The Netherlands             


Benthem Crouwel Architects

Benthem Crouwel Architects is an international multidisciplinary architectural firm. We employ 30 years of experience to devise innovative solutions. Our architecture is characterized by functionality, flexibility and efficiency. We continuously look for the optimal, though not necessarily most obvious, solution to a design problem. We pay much attention to the functionality and internal logic of buildings and complexes and do not hesitate to deploy new technology in a user-friendly way. Since the establishment of the office, sustainability has been an integral part of our design process. Expertise, creativity and innovation go hand in hand. Our commissions range from complex infrastructure projects to urban designs, from care centers to public buildings. Examples are the 87.000m² trade fair Amsterdam RAI, redesign of all major Dutch transportation hubs in the Randstad conurbation, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

    Country: The Netherlands  / Germany



HOCHTIEF is one of the leading global construction groups. We focus our competencies of development, construction, and operation on energy and transportation infrastructure, social and urban infrastructure as well as the contract mining business. In performing these activities, HOCHTIEF excels through its innovative prowess. Thanks to our global network, we are on the map in all the world's major markets. We believe in sustainable growth and take on responsibility. Activities across the HOCHTIEF Group are bound to and guided by our vision: "HOCHTIEF is building the future. Along with our partners, we expand horizons, link people and organizations, create new ways to think and act, and continually enhance the values entrusted to our care.

    Country: Germany


Forsvarsbygg (NDEA)

The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency (NDEA) is an administrative agency subordinate to the Ministry of Defence. The agency`s primary tasks relate to the planning, construction, administration, leasing and disposal by sale of defence estates and properties. The Norwegian Armed Forces represents the agency`s largest and most important customer but the agency is not part of the Armed Forces` military organisation. The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency is divided into eight units: Portfolio management, Construction and development, Air force base, Property and facility management, National fortification heritage, Property disposal and sales, Specialist advisory and Shared services.

    Country: Norway       


Future Analytics

Future Analytics Consulting (Future Analytics) is a dynamic SME consultancy specialising in spatial planning (national, regional and local level - urban and rural planning), development and economic research, based in Dublin, Ireland. Future Analytics is currently engaged in a range of projects on the domestic and European level. The consultancy specialises in applying evidence-led analysis to all its projects, and successfully combines professional knowledge and experience with that of active spatial planning practitioners. The skills and experience offered by Future Analytics makes us ideally equipped to undertake a wide range of projects, ranging from small scale planning applications to large scale development proposals and European research projects.

    Country: Ireland   


The Bar Council of Ireland - Law Library

The Irish Bar provides its clients with the highest level of expertise in all areas of law through skilled advocacy (pleading a case) by professionals of integrity and independence. Specialisation is common amongst barristers, especially those practising in Dublin. This means that the Irish Bar can provide its clients with a skilled legal service in every area of Irish law, European Community law and public international law in all Irish Courts and in the European Courts in Luxembourg – no matter what part of the country the court is sitting in and no matter what day or time of the year is involved. Barristers have been practising in Ireland for at least 450 years. The Society was moved to its present location on Constitution Hill in 1800.

    Country: Ireland 


Fachhochschule Köln - Cologne University of Applied Sciences

Cologne University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule Köln) is a higher education institution in Cologne, Germany, established in 1971. It was created from a merger of numerous smaller colleges, the oldest of which was the Royal Provincial Trade School, founded in 1833, and renamed Trade College of the City of Cologne on 15 December 1879. The Cologne University of Applied Sciences is the largest university of Applied Sciences in Germany by number of students who are taught by approximately 420 professors. The offer of the eleven faculties and the Institute of Tropical Technology comprises 70 courses, each about half in engineering sciences or humanities and social sciences. The faculty of Applied Sciences was added in the fall of 2009.

    Country: Germany   


HL Technik Engineering GmbH

We design, plan and implement sustainable and energy efficient buildings. We advise you to energy efficient engineering concepts with the help of thermal building simulation, daylight simulation, operation and use of cost analysis. Together with our clients we design the building technology of the future. Our innovative solutions for sustainable building technology create living and working spaces that meet the high standards of comfort and are environmentally friendly and cost efficient. Together with our clients, we pursue common goals through a continuous technical concept, modern energy-efficient buildings and integrated design of all involved in the building process.

    Country: Germany



Securiton AG belongs to the Swiss Securitas Group and has been entirely at the service of technical security since its founding in 1948. With its pioneering spirit and far-sighted approach it has since developed into an acknowledged specialist for high-standard security. Many years of partnership-based co-operation with customers, consultants, official bodies and authorities are proof of the confidence in comprehensive know-how and quality. Today Securiton plans, installs and maintains systems for the security industry and defence technology - both in Switzerland and world-wide. As a competent consultant and recognised installer Securiton offers a wide selection of security systems for fire detection, burglary/hold-up alarm systems, personal protection, access control and time recording, video surveillance, property and perimeter protection.

    Country: Switzerland


Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group is a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. Dealing direct and working through brokers, its global client base consists of insurance companies, mid-to-large-sized corporations and public sector clients. From standard products to tailor-made coverage across all lines of business, Swiss Re deploys its capital strength, expertise and innovation power to enable the risk taking upon which enterprise and progress in society depend.

    Country: Switzerland


Empresas Municipales de Sevilla

To properly serve the civic interest in a major centre like Seville means adapting administrative mechanisms and the management of services to the complexity of the modern city. Goals that are being addressed by the development of a culture based on shared work and coordination at both an operational and functional level. Empresas Municipales de Sevilla, A.I.E., is all about improving the standards of our public services. As such, its purpose and priority is to deliver better services in our neighbourhoods, cleaner streets, more regular bus services, an efficient water supply system, affordable housing, good quality community services, etc. These shared efforts will translate as better public services for Seville and a better deal for all its citizens, who will feel the benefits in their everyday quality of life.

    Country: Spain      




ELASSTIC Project Finalized
Final ELASSTIC Workshop


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 312632 

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