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Associations, Federations and Special Interest Groups

Aware of the importance of international cooperation for the advancement of science, INSTICC works closely together with several other national and international associations and is proud to welcome them as partners in its activities or to arrange initiatives in cooperation with them.

While several forms of partnership are welcome, INSTICC places special value in "Technical Co-Sponsorships", by means of which both associations support each other from a scientific perspective for their mutual benefit. Additionally, in this case, members of partner organizations benefit from the same registration conditions as INSTICC members.

Current Institutional Partners:

IEEE TCSC Technical Area in Green Computing

The primary aim of the Technical Areas of Green Computing is to create a Technical Resource Center, which provides introductory information and various challenges in the area of Green Computing, links to major R&D projects around the world of Green Computing.

Workflow Management Coalition

Founded in 1993, the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) is a global organization of adopters, developers, consultants, analysts, as well as university and research groups engaged in workflow and BPM.  The WfMC creates and contributes to process related standards, educates the market on related issues, and is the only standards organization that concentrates purely on process.  The WfMC created Wf-XML and XPDL, the leading process definition language used today in over 80 known solutions to store and exchange process models. XPDL is a process design format for storing the visual diagram and all design time attributes.

Object Management Group

The Object Management Group (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry standards consortium. Founded in 1989, OMG standards are driven by vendors, end-users, academic institutions and government agencies.

IEEE Technical Committee on Green Communications & Computing

The goal of Technical Committee on Green Communications and Computing (TCGCC), IEEE Communications Society,  is to provide a platform for its members, and the whole research, development, standardization, and service community of energy- and/or resource- efficient and/or environment-maintainable communications and computing, to interact and exchange technical ideas, to identify major R&D challenges, and to collaborate and investigate solutions in the development of energy-sustainable, resource-saving, and environment-friendly green communications and computing technologies.

Friends of the Supergrid

Friends of the Supergrid-FOSG are a group of international companies sharing a mutual interest in promoting the concept of open markets in electricity transmission, trans-national interconnection and exploiting the resulting business opportunities.  This development in interconnection has become known as “Supergrid”. FOSG  combines  companies  in  sectors  that  will  deliver  the HVDC   infrastructure   and   related   technology,   together with  companies  that  will  develop,  install,  own  and  operate that  infrastructure. Supergrid is defined as: “a pan-European transmission network facilitating the integration of large-scale renewable energy and the balancing and transportation of electricity, with the aim of improving the European market.

IEEE Power & Energy Society

The Power & Energy Society (PES) provides the world's largest forum for sharing the latest in technological developments in the electric power industry, for developing standards that guide the development and construction of equipment and systems, and for educating members of the industry and the general public. Members of the Power & Energy Society are leaders in this field, and they — and their employers — derive substantial benefits from involvement with this unique and outstanding association.


INTELI - Intelligence in Innovation, Innovation Centre is a Think-and-Do Tank oriented to the definition, development and implementation of innovation policies. Its core aim is to contribute to a creative and innovative society, envisaging a sustainable economic and social development.
INTELI positions itself as an interface between public policies and corporate strategies by supplying advanced knowledge, deep thinking and public debate to support decision processes among the most relevant stakeholders in economic and social development. INTELI acts in three different ways:

PERMANENT GENERATION OF NEW IDEAS for the strategic development of companies and sectors

DEFINITION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF STRATEGIES and innovative and mobilizing projects focusing on the development of sectors, technologies and territories in order to promote wealth and wellbeing

BROAD INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS NETWORK, including political stakeholders, universities and companies, in order to promote the discussion of new ideas and implement innovative and comprehensive projects

Lisboa E-Nova

Lisboa E-Nova (Lisbon’s Municipal Energy and Environmental Agency) is a non-profit association operating under private law, which seeks to contribute to sustainable development by the systematic and continuous improvement of the energy and environmental performance of the city. Lisboa E-Nova’s aim is to implement a continuous improvement process involving all the city’s key stakeholders, based on a holistic and quantified approach, which will result in a better energy and environmental performance of the city.

The Energy and Environmental Strategy is among all the projects / actions the one, which defines and develops the energy and environmental indicators and goals to the city of Lisbon, as an important management tool. This Strategy provides the framework for all actions aiming to improve the energy and environmental performance of the city.