Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HKA)
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HKA) is a state-owned institution of higher education. The University is very active in the area of applied research. The Institute of Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Environmental Engineering (IKKU) manages the SophiA project. It has a staff of 9 Professors and approximately 40 scientists and engineers. In addition, HKA/IKKU develops the refrigeration and water treatment systems for SophiA systems.
Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences (OST), including Institute for Solartechnology (SPF)
Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences (OST) has a strong applied research activity, distributed over 18 research institutes. The Institute for Solar Technology (SPF) conducts research and development of innovative energy technologies and includes an accredited Testingcenter with a focus on solar thermal and photovoltaic applications.
Makerere University (MAK)
Makerere University is a public university located in Kampala, Uganda. Ranked among the top five universities in Africa, Makerere has a strong track record in research and publications. Three colleges at Makerere University are part of the SophiA project, namely: the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Business and Management Studies.
Institut International d’Ingénierie de l’Eau et de l’Environnement (2iE)
2iE is a non-profit international organization located in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) and established as a High Education and Research Institute 50 years ago. 2iE’s education and research areas cover Energy, Water, Sanitation, Hydro-agricultural development and Civil Engineering.
Steinbeis Europa Zentrum (SEZ)
Steinbeis Europa Zentrum (SEZ) has amassed more than 30 years of innovation consulting experience with a focus on international markets and EU research funding. SEZ is also a partner in the Enterprise Europe Network of the European Commission.
Ministry of Public Health in Cameroon (MPHC)
The Ministry of Public Health of Cameroon (MPHC) has developed and implemented the Government Health Policy focused on Health Promotion, Governance and Strategic management of the Health System.
International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR)
The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) is the only independent intergovernmental (59 member countries) science and technology-based organisation which promotes knowledge of all refrigeration fields. The IIR promotes and disseminates worldwide the outcomes of international, European and national funded projects.
Operieren in Afrika (OiA)
Operating in Africa e.V. (OiA) is a German NGO founded in 2002 by Prof. Bernhard Rumstadt. In 2014, the organization opened its own surgical clinic near Léo, Burkina Faso. The clinic is staffed year-round by African personnel, while several international aid missions of 1-2 weeks are organized annually to train people.
Everflo (Pty) Ltd is a manufacturer of Marine & Industrial refrigeration systems. They specialise in Flow Ice, RSW (Refrigerated Sea Water) and Industrial ammonia systems. They design, manufacture, install, commission and service marine and industrial refrigeration systems.
Kovco (Kovco Pty Ltd) is the largest independent Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Wholesaler in Southern Africa. Established in 1935, the business has evolved to 10 branches through Southern Africa. As a group, they have manufacturing, distribution and sales of all items related to our trade.
Martin Membrane Systems (MS)
MARTIN produces innovative and high-quality low pressure membrane filters for wastewater and water treatment. MARTIN also offers low-cost, robust, compact, and mobile drinking water treatment systems based on modular membrane filters for remote and rural areas.
Simply Solar, Scheffler Technology and Consulting (SISO)
Simply Solar provides consulting, training and R&D services in solar technologies. Simply Solar also carries out project implementation and technology transfer to manufacturers all over the world. Customers often come from the processing sector.
RAACH SOLAR (RS)
RAACH SOLAR engineers, procures, delivers, installs and maintains turn-key and tailor-made photovoltaic systems worldwide such as open area power plants, BIPV, carports, battery storage systems, AC mini grids, solar pumping, street lights, charging stations for EVs and consulting services.