The partners

The hackAIR project practices a multi-disciplinary approach and it includes in the consortium 6 partners from different complementary domains: ICT, air quality research, environmental technologies, social sciences, environmental policy, and communications on sustainability issues. The consortium represents 5 European countries, namely Greece, Norway, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Together the partners are launching the hackAIR project to develop an open technology toolkit for citizens’ observatories on air quality, supported through the EU programme on “Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation” until December 2018.

Members of the consortium have strong experience in CAPS and Citizen Observatories EU projects through their involvement in previously funded projects.

The Democritus University of Thrace and the Technological Educational Institute of Athens contribute as third parties affiliated to Draxis Environmental S.A.

DRAXIS (Greece), is an environmental software SME with strong experience in providing solution development and implementation of Environmental Technologies. DRAXIS has expertise on environmental applications and air quality monitoring, as well as design, management and implementation of R&D and innovation projects at national and EU levels. 

Contact person: Christodoulos Keratidis keratidis.ch@draxis.gr 

NILU (Norway), is a research foundation with a leading European role in environmental research and in developing State-of-the-Art environmental information systems on air pollution, and on the effects of pollution on ecosystems, human health and materials. NILU focuses on air pollution and its effects and with expertise on monitoring air pollution and data fusion. 

Contact person: Hai-Ying Liu Hai-Ying.Liu@nilu.no 

CERTH (Greece), is an ICT research centre active in industry-oriented research. The Multimedia Knowledge and Social Data Analytics laboratory, which will participate in the hackAIR project on behalf of CERTH, has significant experience in the collection, indexing, mining and integration of multimedia, social network and environmental data from heterogeneous Internet sources. 

Contact person: Natasa Moumtzidou moumtzid@iti.gr 

BUND (Germany), is a European grassroots NGO with more than 400.000 members and supporters that has an existing members’ network on air quality. BUND aims to protect the environment, and, among others, it strives to tackle the causes and the impacts of air pollution. 

Contact person: Arne Fellermann Arne.Fellermann@bund.net 

 
 

SMIT (Belgium), is a research group founded in 1990 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. SMIT is also part of the iMinds institute, specialized in fundamental, applied and contract research in the area of ICT and media, markets and policy. SMIT specializes in social scientific research on media and ICT, with an emphasis on innovation, policy and socio-economic questions. SMIT has extensive experience in the context of conducting CAPS projects for social innovation, and more specifically related to the task of raising awareness, engaging users, measuring impact and setting up pilot experimentations. 

Contact person: Laurence Claeys Laurence.Claeys@vub.ac.b 

ON:SUBJECT (The Netherlands), is a consulting SME with expertise in the development and implementation of communications strategies on sustainability issues, that activate communities, using insights from behavioural psychology and social network theory. 

Contact person: Wiebke Herding wiebke@onsubject.eu