One of the most important qualities of the consortium is its balance, since it brings together leading industrial partners, who can market and commercialise the project outputs; leading research organisations, who bring the needed high innovation; and a strong variety of end-users, who bring real world challenges and required facilities and expertise for the project pilots.

Although it is expected that the commercialisation activities will be led by the consortium’s industrial partners, the research organisations involved in the VisiOn consortium have strong commitment and record on commercialising their research results and it is expected they will actively engage in commercialisation activities.

The VisiOn consortium is well balanced also from a geographical point of view. Six European countries are involved (Bulgaria, Italy, Greece, Germany, Spain, UK). An added value for the VisiOn project is represented by the diverse demographics of the partners’ Countries in terms of cultural, political and economic landscapes, in order to develop solutions that are appropriate to all of the E.U. Member States.

Last but not least, the profile of each partner contributes to the diverse profile of the consortium as a whole. The definition of the consortium required complementary expertise, cooperation and integration, in order to avoid any competition or overlapping of expertise. In addition, each partner will contribute to widening the impact of the project results thanks to its personal networks and synergies with other organisations.

The table below lists the specific areas where the project requires expertise and it demonstrates how the technical expertise of the consortium, as a whole, fulfils these areas and how it is equally balanced between all involved partners. An upper case “X” marks a partner’s area of expertise in the project, while an upper case “O” marks a complementary area of expertise.