Training2000 (IT)

TRAINING2000 is an adult education centre certified in the Marche Region for regional training, with experience in education and training in different sectors. At EU level, Training2000 is involved in research and development of new methodologies in training (blended learning) applied within the LLP and ERASMUS+ program. Since 1992, Training2000 has been involved in several international projects with partners from most European countries in which it has covered topics related to training of trainers, requalification of workers in companies, apprenticeship training, IT Tools in education, business models, eco-sustainability, validation of competences , cultural awareness and circular economy. Training 2000 is involved in different European projects aiming at defining competences and providing training for workers, entrepreneurs, disadvantaged groups in using ICT and social media for the labour market and for personal use.

HÉTFA Research Institute (HU)

HETFA Research Institute is an independent think tank in Budapest that provides useful and evidence-based analyses on national as well as local policy issues for the decision-makers and the policy expert community to improve the quality of public debates and public decisions. HETFA uses a multidisciplinary approach in its research projects. HETFA is engaged in public policy analysis, economic and social research, as well as regional and urban development. It applies the results of economics, politics and sociology to better understand. Building on its thorough knowledge of Hungarian and Central European circumstances, it seeks to conduct policy-relevant research at international level to contribute to a better understanding of the current socio- economic situation of Europe and to the identification of new, innovative policy solutions.

Gebze Technical University (TR)

Gebze Technical University (GTU; established in 1992 as Gebze Institute of Technology, GYTE) is a state university located in the Marmara Region of Turkey, with the primary goal of accommodating the needs of 3 Technoparks, 18 Organized Industrial Zones (OIZs) and 35 R&D facilities in the area so as to contribute to the state-of-the-art research and needs of the society. It has been listed the fourth in the “Top Universities in Turkey” ranking made by URAP according to the criteria such as the number of publications per academician, the number of citations per academician, and the number of students per academician. In the “Entrepreneurship Index” announced by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, GTU ranks the first among the “universities without technoparks. GTU has always continued its efforts to offer education and teaching and conduct research in ever-increasing quality, and gained a new status being designated as one of the 10 research universities of Turkey as of 2017-2018 Academic Year.

European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME (BE)

European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME (Confédération Européenne des Associations de Petites et Moyennes Entreprises) is the largest confederation of voluntarily associated small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It is a Brussels-based business federation counting 27 European associations as members, with more than 2.4 million enterprises, employing over 20 million people. It maintains relationships with 15 partner associations in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME opens the Single Market for SMEs and acts as representative of SMEs’ collective interests, with the aim to give them a voice commensurate to their importance for the European economy. It also actively leads several projects in the field of vocational training, digitalization and the spreading of digital skills as well as green transition/policy. Additionally, European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME offers support, in the form of information and advice, to all of its many members and their associated companies in all matters related to European legislation, EU-Policies, Internal market, European programs and structural funds.

Innogestiona Ambiental (ES)

Innogestiona is a Spanish SME (environmental engineering company) constituted by a multidisciplinary team of 18 professionals with experience in the provision of environmental and engineering services with a long track record in the development of innovation projects in the fields of environment, climate change, energy, ICT, agriculture, water, mobility, food chains, culture, among others. Its team is made up of industrial and chemical engineers, environmentalists, biologists, economists, sociologists and law graduates with more than 20 years of experience in the implementation of European innovation projects in programmes such as FP7, H2020, Horizon Europe, LIFE+, ERASMUS+, Interreg, etc. Innogestiona provides environmental services to different industries in the region of Extremadura, from environmental monitoring plans to environmental impact assessment or biodiversity studies. Innogestiona also manages several biodiversity protection programmes for endangered species, reaching agreements with farmers and key actors in different territories for the implementation of appropriate agri-environmental measures

Sunrise Valley Science and Technology Park (LT)

Sunrise Valley Science and Technology Park (SVSTP) is a non-profit organisation, established in 2003 to boost the knowledge economy in Sunrise Valley campus. SVSTP implements business support initiatives, fosters business and science collaboration by providing infrastructure, technology transfer, innovation support services for start-ups, young innovative companies, and knowledge intensive businesses. SVSTP works in close cooperation with its founders Vilnius City Municipality, 2 major universities, laser and IT companies as well as 5 open access centres of Sunrise Valley Campus. As a business support organisation, SVSTP offers a co-working space, pre-accelerator and incubation programme as well as premises for knowledge intensive companies. Close cooperation with Vilnius Tech University, Vilnius University, Physical and Technological Science Center and Life science Centre within the campus is the backbone to support SMEs in R&D and tech transfer.

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (CH)

SUPSI is one of the nine professional universities of Switzerland, www.supsi.ch. It is recognized as an academic institute at the university level, oriented towards cutting edge professional education and applied research. Within SUPSI, the Dept. of Innovative Technologies (DTI, www.supsi.ch/dti) offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses as well as continuous education programs. Within this dept., the Educational and Open Science Technologies group has a considerable experience in the application of ICT technologies both for academic courses and research projects. Concerning research, it has a long experience in EU LLP and ERASMUS+ projects, where it provides an essential support in the use of appropriate and innovative ICT technologies for education. The main research areas include e-learning technologies, open educational resources (OERs), micro-credentials, Open Data and Mixed Reality.