The University of Applied Sciences Berlin (HTW) has about 14,000 students. They can study a variety of more than 70 degree programmes in technology, computer science, business, law, culture and design for a networked collaboration. The subjects range from classical disciplines such as mechanical engineering, automotive engineering and business administration to more recent degree courses such as health electronics, game design and professional IT business.

The HTW is the project coordinator and authority in sustainable production, resource and energy efficiency as well as digital transformation.

ifu Institute for Environmental Informatics Hamburg GmbH advises and develops innovative software for companies that want to optimize their products and processes through environmental protection and resource savings as well as to ensure their competitiveness. Founded in 1992, ifu Hamburg GmbH is one of the world’s leading companies in the field of material and energy flow analysis software. Services include consulting services on resource efficiency, life cycle assessments, carbon footprints and sustainability workshops.

Ifu is a methodological as well as supporting IT partner in SUSTAIN, which also offers the software packages (MFCA and LCA).

The German University in Cairo (GUC) was founded in 2002 and offers about 70 degree programmes for over 10,000 students. It is an independent, Egyptian non-profit-organization. The university is managed by a German-Egyptian consortium with the vision of establishing a leading centre of excellence in teaching and research that promotes scientific, technical, economic and cultural cooperation between Egypt and Germany.

GUC provides the in-house infrastructure for the construction of the Research and Service Centre. The trainers of the RSC are recruited from academic staff of the GUC.