The Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry launched preparatory studies to the following institutes:
ENTR 4 (Industrial and laboratory furnaces and ovens): Cobham and Bio Intelligence Service (UK)
ENTR 5 (Machine tools): Fraunhofer Association (DE)
ENTR 6 (Air-conditioning and ventilation systems): Association pour la Recherche et le Développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriels (FR)
The preparatory studies have a duration of 23 months and thus should be finalized by end of 2011. The consultants will setup individual websites.