21 institutions from 7 countries work together in the ToNoWaste project.


The Universitat Jaume I in Castelló (UJI) is a public higher education and research centre, founded in 1991, which seeks to enhance the social, economic and cultural development of the society that surrounds it through the creation and transmission of knowledge.


The Institute of Technology Assessment (OEAW-ITA) is a research facility of the Austrian

Academy of Sciences a publicly funded independent research organisation. ITA studies the implications of new technology on the environment, economy, and society. The researchers conduct interdisciplinary technology studies with three aims:
1) to better understand the interplay between technology and society from multiple perspectives;
2) to concomitantly analyse technology development; and
3) to contribute to socially responsible technology policy by advising policymakers and society. The research findings support policymakers, administration, and the general public in decision-making processes.

The University of Deusto is a dynamic institution committed to the promotion of research excellence, with the internationalisation of research at the core of its strategic plan. Founded in 1886, DEUSTO is the oldest private university in Spain, a unique mix of tradition and innovation offering state of the art facilities nestled in campuses of historical and architectural interest (Bilbao, Donostia-San Sebastian, Vitoria-Gasteiz and Madrid). 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest institution for research and higher education, with 28,000 students and 7,000 employees. The university celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2011. University of Oslo has 8 faculties, 2 museums and several centres. In addition, University of Oslo has 10 Norwegian Centres of Excellence.

Wageningen University & Research is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the Wageningen Research foundation. ‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’ is the mission of Wageningen University & Research. A staff of 6,500 and 10,000 students from over 100 countries work everywhere around the world in the domain of healthy food and living environment for governments and the business community-at-large. The strength of Wageningen University & Research lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and the university. It also lies in the combined efforts of the various fields of natural and social sciences.

University of Gävle (Swedish: Högskolan i Gävle) is a located in Gävle, Sweden.The university was established in 1977 and is currently organized into three academies and nine departments.

Zenithwings is a high-tech company, based in Portugal, providing solutions for Precision Farming and Industry 4.0. Research and Innovation are at the core of Zenithwings’ activities which is positioning itself in these markets while innovating and exploring advanced technologies. Zenithwings’ portfolio includes integrated IoT solutions to improve the quality of agriculture and to increase farms production, and product tracking solutions in industrial distribution systems.

Eroski Scoop is a business group dedicated to the Sales of retail products in an extensive network of supermarkets, hypermarkets, etc. dedicated to: food, fresh, non-food, travel, leisure and sports, culture and perfumeries. Over 50,000 workers, of which more than 9,000 are members and the rest advancing along the same lines, until it becomes the largest cooperative in the world.

ZABALA Innovation is a leading international consultancy firm in innovation strategy and R&D&I financing. Since 1986, ZABALA has been supporting clients in their entrepreneurial drive through the search for financing and the management and promotion of innovation.

akaryon GmbH is a research based Austrian SME founded in 1999. Since 2000 akaryon GmbH comprises of two locations, one in the rural area of Styria, one in the Austrian capital Vienna. The company has gradually grown in terms of turnover and employment and currently employs 20 people. Interest for sustainability topics and the intention to increase awareness on the responsible use of resources are part of our corporate mission: We are specialized in the development of complex web applications dealing with environmental and energy related topics, thereby catering for educational purposes.

Las Naves is the center of social and urban innovation of the city of València. It promotes urban and social innovation by putting people at the center of its actions and directly or indirectly improving the quality of life of people in the city of València. Strengthens the economic and social structures of the territory, working in the knowledge economy from innovation. And deploys the Missions València initiative working for the first mission: to make València a climate neutral city in 2030

Mercados Centrales de Abastamiento, S. A., hereinafter MERCAVALÈNCIA, is a food wholesale market in Valencia. We are part of the network of Mercas (23 Food Units) at a national level installed in the main cities of our territory, all of them participated by MERCASA and the city council where they’re installed. The purpose of the creation of this food cluster was to ensure the supply of the cities, carry out an effective sanitary control in the event of a food alert and extract these wholesale markets from the center of the cities, minimizing noise, waste and respecting the hours of rest of the population. All these objectives have been achieved for about 40 years and other needs have been covered that have arisen as a result of the synergies generated between the companies installed in these food units.

We are a family company that was born eighteen years ago with the aim of developing healthier and more sustainable school menus.

We want to make the world a little more sustainable – and believe, that together with you, we can make your products, services, processes and use of resources ecologically and often also economically more sustainable and thereby strengthen regional value creation. Hence, STRATECO supports companies, regions, cities and municipalities in their ecologically sustainable development by highlighting their strengths, potential for improvement and new possibilities by profitably exploiting synergies! In the field of ecological lifecycle assessment, we use the ecological footprint as method to depict our planet’s ability to providing various raw materials and reducing emissions

Caritas Vienna Community and Neighborhood Work has been committed to a socially just, lively and inclusive development of districts and neighborhoods in Vienna and Lower Austria in the Archdiocese of Vienna since 2012. An interdisciplinary team of 30 people with a wealth of experience promotes self-empowerment, participation and solidarity in the neighborhood, district or community with a wide range of projects.

Bio Ernte Steiermark is the regional organisation for Styria within Bio Austria, an association for organic agriculture . Bio Austria is the largest organic association in Europe and has around 13500 members. The regional organisation Bio Ernte Steiermark has about 2200 members

Zero Waste Austria is a non-profit association with the aim of promoting waste prevention in Austria. The association is the mouthpiece for the Austrian Zero Waste movement and was founded in 2017. The core competence of Zero Waste Austria is the communication of waste avoidance on different channels, including the social media platforms, press, radio and television. Zero Waste Austria has a total of over 30,000 followers (social media channels and newsletter subscribers), and the website receives around 20,000 hits per month. 

Halsingland Education Association (HEA, is a public authority, non commercial collaboration between three municipalities in the county of Hälsingland (Bollnäs, Söderhamn, Nordanstig). In the HEA the municipalities cooperate around education and VET on various levels from secondary level for youth, adult education, post secondary VET and higher education. 

The Municipality of Halandri (Dimos Chalandriou) is one of the biggest in the metropolitan Athens area (Greece). Its population is approximately 100.000 inhabitants. Home to numerous small business enterprises ranging from restaurants to all day café bistros, Halandri is known for its bustling commercial centre that acts as a main attraction point for visitors throughout the year.