SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden is a state owned company under the Ministry of Industry. SP is the national institute for technical evaluation, research, testing, certification, metrology and calibration and is working closely with large and small companies, universities, institutes of technology and other organisations. International research and co-operation plays an important role. The number of employees at SP is approximately 850, almost half of which have a Master and/or PhD degree.
The department of Fire Technology is one of 8 technical departments at SP. The staff of the department is 53 people. SP Fire Technology has extensive experience from R&D projects in the fields of reaction to fire, fire resistance as well as fire suppression. Fire Technology has participated and coordinated several research projects for the European Commission (DG Research, DG enterprise), among them FIRESTARR which is the basis for the present TRANSFEU proposal.