Beneficiary partners

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Universitat Politècnica De Catalunya ​

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution of research and higher education in the fields of engineering, architecture, sciences and technology.

The Institute of Industrial and Control Engineering (IOC) participates in the GAP_Noise project. The IOC is a university research institute of the UPC. Its activities follow a path that started over thirty years ago, including research, academic courses and technology transfer.

These activities are developed in transversal areas such as automation, artificial intelligence, computer science and industrial engineering.

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven​

KU Leuven is an autonomous university, founded in 1425. It is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that conducts both fundamental and applied scientific research. 

It has a strong interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary focus and strives for international excellence. The KU Leuven Mecha(tro)nic System Dynamics (LMSD) research group participates in the GAP_Noise project. LMSD aims at creating added value during every phase (design – manufacturing – operations) in the lifetime of mecha(tro)nic systems by understanding, monitoring and controlling their dynamic (motion-vibrationacoustics) behaviour. To this end, the research conducted at LMSD spans a broad spectrum from methodologies, over theoretical foundations, to various application domains.

More information can be found within the LMSD flyer.

Applus + IDIADA

Applus + IDIADA​

Applus+ IDIADA is a global partner to the automotive industry with over 30 years’ experience supporting our clients in product development activities by providing design, engineering, testing and homologation services. 

IDIADA’s success in product development is built on a unique blend of highly experienced engineers, state-of-the-art test and development facilities and the constant drive towards innovation. IDIADA has more than 2,850 professionals and an international network of subsidiaries and branch offices in 22 countries, ensuring our clients receive customized added-value solutions.



Insa Lyon is one of the most recognized french engineering school. Each year, almost 1000 students graduate, in a wide range of fields: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, energy, biochemistry, informatics, telecommunications…

The Vibration and Acoustics Laboratory (LVA) contributes to the GAP_Noise project. Research in the lab deals with noise computation, inverse problems, NDT and SHM, and sound and vibration perception.

Resources come from european funded projects or national projects (e.g. funded by the french National Research Agency) but also from numerous industrial collaborations.

Robert Bosch GmbH

Robert Bosch GmbH​

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services employing roughly 420,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022) across four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology.As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility, and is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. Using sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, Bosch offers its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source.

Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm by creating technology that is “Invented for life.

Siemens Industry Software NV

Siemens Industry Software NV ​

Siemens Digital Industries Software helps organizations of all sizes digitally transform using software, hardware and services from the Siemens Xcelerator business platform. Siemens’ software and the comprehensive digital twin enable companies to optimize their design, engineering and manufacturing processes to turn today’s ideas into the sustainable products of the future.

Simcenter is a key component of Xcelerator. Simcenter is a flexible, open and scalable portfolio of best-in-class predictive simulation and test applications that support customers at every step in their digital journey to drive innovation into their products and shorten time to market. The simulation and test group headquarters (Siemens Industry Software NV) is based in Leuven, Belgium, and the group has representatives across the globe.

Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH

Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH​

The Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH is Europe’s largest R&D center for virtual vehicle technology with 300 employees. Founded in 2002, its main objective is to develop technologies to achieve affordable, safe and environmentally friendly vehicles for road and rail. 

Research priority is the linking of numerical simulations and hardware testing, which leads to a powerful HW-SW whole system design and automation of testing and validation procedures. Following this focus on industry-related research VIRTUAL VEHICLE is the innovation catalyst for future vehicle technologies. 

The international partner network of VIRTUAL VEHICLE consists of around 100 national and international industrial partners (OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers as well as software providers) as well as over 40 national and international scientific institutions.

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