National Technical University of Athens (Coordinating Beneficiary)

NTUA is the oldest and most prestigious educational institution of Greece (founded in 1836). The personnel of the nine Faculties include more than 700 people as academic staff, 140 scientific assistants and 260 administrative and technical staff. The total number of NTUA employees is about 1350.

The Unit of Computational Mechanics (School of Chemical Engineering) consists of 4 academic staff and 10 on contract researchers. It has developed research collaboration with numerous Universities, Research Centers and Companies and it has been benefited from EC financing through the programs DG ECHO (ARTEM?S and MASSIVE), INTERREG IIIB ARCHIMED (MEDRISK) and LIFE+ (CALCHAS).

The team has proven expertise in designing, developing and deploying software prototypes for various environmental management systems of complex phenomena such as simulation of and logistics around forest fires.

General Secretarial for Civil Protection of Greece (Associated Beneficiary AB1)

The GSCP, under Ministry of Public Order & Citizen Protection, studies, plans, organizes and coordinates the country’s policy concerning issues of public awareness, prevention and confrontation of natural or manmade of other disasters and generally the coordination of actions of the public services and the civil volunteers and the ensuring of the alertness of the country for the confrontation of these disasters.

The mission of GSCP includes: (i) the protection of citizen's life, health and property from natural, technological and other major hazards, and (ii) the protection of cultural heritage, historic buildings and monuments, the resources and the infrastructure.

GSCP participates in a numerous of bilateral, multilateral cooperation and initiatives within the framework of signed agreements. Furthermore, it participates actively in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. The GSCP’s National Operational Center is connected through CECIS with the ECHO-MIC crisis room. GSCP has a strong expertise in the organization of exercises, and workshops in national, European and international level.

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Prodigy Consultores S.L. (Associated Beneficiary AB2)

PRODIGY is a consultancy firm that offers integral solutions for strategy, development, methodology and business in the field of Research, Development and Innovation. The consultancy mainly covers the following sectors: (i) Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), with a high degree of specialization in tourism, (ii) Environment and (iii) Renewable energies.

PRODIGY arises as a result of the combination of a team with more than 20 years of experience in the field of the RDI and the coordination of more than 200 projects presented at regional, national, European and international level.

PRODIGY has submitted several proposals for clients to national and international calls as FP7, CIP, Interreg, ENPI, ESPON and other calls. Presently, PRODIGY is partner in a FP7 project “Road2SoS”, being in charge of the emergencies reports and roadmapping. PRODIGY is the coordinator of the National Working Group of Smart Cities within the technological platform es.Internet. Finally, the company offers services as consultancy, training and business models.

Region of Sardinia- Department of Tourism, Crafts and Trade (Associated Beneficiary AB3)

Regional public administration with competences in the tourism, trade and handcraft sectors.

Promotion and policies in tourism, handcrafts and trade. Competences in any activity that promotes and increase the competitiveness and improvement of the 3 mentioned sectors.