Meet the partners


Founded in 1981, SINLOC is an Italian leading company of the market located in Padua for local development initiatives, operating both as economic, procedural and financial advisor, and as equity investor in PPP initiatives with a particular emphasis on social, economic and financial sustainability of projects.Sinloc is organised in the following 5 business areas: i) public administrations, ii) enterprises, iii) foundations and third sector organisations, iv) financial institutions and v) investments. The company operates in the following sectors: energy efficiency and renewable energy; public utilities; urban transformation, real estate, and local development; logistics and public transportation; art, culture, and tourism.

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RINA is a global corporation that provides engineering and consultancy services, as well as testing, inspection and certification across the Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure and Industry sectors through a global network of 200 offices in 70 countries.This project particularly impacts RINA-C’s energy business, which helps support the sustainable growth of operators throughout the world to meet growing market demands in oil and gas, power generation (conventional, renewables and power grids) including ESG and sustainability services. The company provides a vast array of engineering and consultancy (also in supporting innovation financing services), testing, inspection and certification services, dedicated to all players of the sector, helping operators to meet sustainability targets as well as ensuring compliance to the highest standards of engineering and construction.

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ZABALA INNOVATION CONSULTING, S.A. (hereinafter, ZABALA), was founded in 1986 aiming at supporting companies, research centres, universities and administration in that which regards R&D&i projects management, both in strategic planning and also during the process to obtain financing in European and national programmes or even during the later exploitation of results. Some complementary working lines to that of financing and tax aids are studies elaboration and reports entrusted by public bodies related to the design and implementation of R&D&I policies at regional, national and European level, as well as international call for tenders. Likewise, ZABALA has 13 delegations in Spain, Belgium, France and Portugal.


 R2M  R2M Solution – Research to Market Solution – is a research and innovation company passionate about making the world a better place. We say yes to opportunity, strive to do right as an employer for our staff and their families, and we seek to develop, accelerate and implement solutions to societal challenges. We are headquartered in Italy and have branches in France, Spain and the UK. Half of our activities are in Research and Innovation – the realization of new knowledge, products and services typically in the framework of collaborative European research. The other half or our activities focus on the commercialization, early adoption and scaling of new products and services that disrupt markets, solve problems and make our clients more competitive.  Within NESOI, R2M Solution is involved with its branches in France and Italy. We lead coaching, capacity building, exploitation and dissemination activities. Thanks to our financial and technical skills, we are also strongly involved in technical assistance activities provided to the projects supported by NESOI.


CIRCE Foundation (Centre of Research for Energy Resources and Consumption) was established in 1993 as an independent Research Centre to create and develop innovative solutions and scientific/technical knowledge and to transfer them to the business sector in the field of energy. CIRCE carries out R&D&I activities with the ultimate aim of ensuring the energy efficiency of products, processes and services that contribute to reducing energy demand without compromising supply comfort and safety. The concept of energy efficiency ranges from the search for better technology on thermal and electric systems in a broad scope of sectors, to changes in behaviour regarding energy usage, encouraging a wiser more sustainable consumption.


The Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) is the only research centre in Northern Greece and one of the largest in the country being founded in 2000. CERTH has important scientific and technological achievements in many areas including: Energy, Environment, Industry, Mechatronics, Information & Communication, Transportation & Sustainable Mobility, Health, Agro-biotechnology, Smart farming, Safety & Security, as well as several cross-disciplinary scientific areas.

With respect to this project, the Information Technology Institute exhibits substantial research activity as well as technology transfer actions, and employs a high quality scientific group in the area of multi-sensorial and energy related systems, the development of simulation platforms and visual analytics for highly complex systems.


Wolf Theiss is one of the leading law firms in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE). We have built our reputation on a combination of unrivalled local knowledge and strong international capability. We opened our first office in Vienna 60 years ago. Our team now brings together over 340 lawyers from a diverse range of backgrounds, working in offices in 13 countries throughout the CEE/SEE region.

Wolf Theiss provides legal and regulatory advice to islands projects supported by NESOI in all stages of project development, including: advice in permitting procedures and overcoming regulatory constraints, environmental law advice, monitoring compliance with the applicable national laws, due diligence, risk analysis and mitigation measures, assessment of existing procurement options and preparation of tender documentation for the deployment of various energy transition projects and advice in setting up local energy communities.



Deloitte Advisory, S.L. is the consultancy advisory company in Spain by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, which delivers world-class advisory and consulting services through its member firms. Internationally experienced professionals strive to deliver seamless, consistent services wherever our clients operate. The firm is a worldwide leader in consultancy sector.

In the NESOI European Island Facility project, the role of Deloitte is focused specially on the development of the NESOI toolkit and methodologies, including the identification of suitable clean energy technologies to be used in European islands. Besides, Deloitte has participated in the definition of innovative business models for islands. Deloitte has also collaborated in the definition of the eligibility pre-requisites and eligibility criteria for potential beneficiaries of the services offered by NESOI. Deloitte is also acting, as well as CIRCE, as representative of NESOI with Spanish islands and beneficiaries, interviewing them to know their view about the results from the NESOI project. Besides, Deloitte has an active role in disseminating NESOI in different communication and dissemination events, mainly in Spain, but also in European-level events.


E.ON is a leading European electric utility company operating in over 30 countries with 50 million customers, that connects energy, heating and mobility sectors. E.ON’s foremost objective is to become the sustainable platform for Europe’s green energy transition. To achieve this objective, E.ON set three clear priorities for it’s human and financial resources in the years ahead: sustainability, digitalization, and growth.

E.ON Innovation is one of 10 NESOI project partners helping to implement appropriate solutions for islands. The specific task of the E.ON team is to support partners and island communities with technical expertise in project planning and implementation


The Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE) is the Greek affiliate of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). HAEE is a non-profit research and professional organization acting as an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences among energy experts. HAEE was founded in 2015 in Greece, and has a global orientation welcoming the participation of researchers and practitioners from around the world interested in energy and economic related fields. It acts as an independent consulting body for national and international organizations to whom it provides a broad contribution on issues related to energy, economics, policymaking and theory.

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