National University of Ireland, Galway


Ranked in the top 250 Universities globally (the QS and the Times Higher World University Ranking 2017), NUI Galway is a research-led University employing in excess of 2,000 staff with a 17,000 strong student population. NUI Galway places a strong focus on providing a supportive and exciting environment for its researchers and in 2013 was awarded the “HR Excellence in Research” logo by the European Commission in recognition of its commitment in implementing the principles of European Charter & Code for Researchers.
NUI Galway is committed to providing research and academic support to facilitate optimum research performance, thereby supporting professional development and career advancement.
The Enterprise Research Centre in NUI Galway focuses on the design, development and analysis of new processes and systems. Our research projects model real world dynamic systems as well as analytical theories and frameworks to gain a deep insight into how organizations effectively manage their innovative efforts. Therefore, we work closely with industry to identify and prioritize requirements, co-develop solutions and implement and validate new models and systems.

A systems ethos which includes people, process and technology related issues are employed in the research. The research area is multidisciplinary in nature and spans functions such as engineering, technology and business.
The research team comprises 8 Ph.D. researchers and 1 post-doctoral fellow who are conducting applied research. All projects centre on the development of tangible outputs such as architectures, models and information management systems. To date we have secured €1.8 million in research funding.

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Kathryn Cormican | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. |

Suzana Sampaio | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. |



IDEC is a training consulting company located in Piraeus, Greece. Its activities consist of training, management consulting, quality assurance, evaluation and development of ICT solutions for both private and public sector. Clients of IDEC are both SMEs and the bigger Greek companies of a wide variety of sectors. It co-operates with more than 600 institutes all through Europe and with about 300 experts on specific fields.

IDEC has consulting experience in developing quality management systems in Greek training centres and has been accredited as a lifelong learning centre. It organizes in-service training courses for teachers and trainers, study visits and informal learning activities for students in initial education and training and provides training courses and work placements for students in vocational training and people in labor market. IDEC’s training courses cover a wide range of topics including management, pedagogy, ECVET and EQF, ICT, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, soft skills etc.

The main areas of expertise are: management consulting, business plans, entrepreneurship, SMEs, quality management, certification, design of training contents based on ECVET, software and multimedia development, internet applications, distance learning, e-business and e-commerce.

In the field of Lifelong learning, IDEC has experience in European policies regarding LLL and in particular EQF, ECVET, Europass, EQAVET, validation of non-formal and informal learning and in national reforms of education and training systems. It has successfully undertaken the contract with CEDEFOP “Europass, ECVET and EQF for documentation, validation and certification of learning outcomes”.

Contact Person: Vana Fikari | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | | | +30 2104286227

TREBAG Intellectual Property- and Project Manager Ltd.


TREBAG Intellectual Property- and Project Manager Ltd. is a Hungarian private company and living lab with huge network locally and regionally among stakeholders and actors in the vocational education and training (VET) sector. The company was established in 1989 as a German-Hungarian company. Since 1994, the owners of TREBAG Ltd. are Hungarian private persons. TREBAG has been a significant actor in the field of VET with main focus on the liaison between youth and the business sector.

It has a great stock of experience, know-how and contacts in the following fields:
• development of vocational training materials and methodologies including e-learning
•carrying out trainings
•implementation of technology transfer and innovation chain management
•management of various R&D projects
•R+D and innovation management consultancy
•quality management consultancy
•dissemination and demonstration activities
• adult education

TREBAG has a wide network of car industry suppliers: the company provides trainings on innovation management and mentors the implementation of innovation management standard CEN/TS 16555 at suppliers since 2015. TREBAG established and operates the Innovation Lodge and the Wellbeing Living Lab in Nagykovacsi, which is a member of the European Network of Living Labs (, and cooperates with an extended network of local and regional organizations including the Municipality, several schools, community centres, companies and VET providers.

Contact Person : Andrea Kövesd | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | | +36-26555220



Knowledge, Innovation and Strategies Management Club (KISMC), Bulgaria is a non-profit organization created by innovation and management experts, academicians, coaches and consultants to foster knowledge and innovation management in Bulgaria and support the innovation ecosystem in the region. KISMC and its members focus on the knowledge-based society to contribute in the fields of research, education and innovation in all aspects. KISMC provides training activities under the brand of Innovation Management Academy (IMA). It is a strategic partnership between academia and business to bridge to some extend the gap between education, research and business. IMA is a Certified Training Provider approved by the Global Innovation Management Institute to offer certified trainings in innovation management.

Contact Person : Milena Koleva | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | | +359 2 489 0096

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS)


Founded in 1906, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS) is one of the leading life sciences universities in Central Europe. The large and constantly developing campus offers excellent opportunities for education and research. Next to classical agricultural and forestry studies the university also offers programmes in bio economy, environmental sciences, nature protection, sustainable resources, special breeding, economics, informatics, management, rural development, technology and related didactics. The university carries out regular international quality assessments and evaluations of courses and study programmes, during the entire period of studies.

CULS in numbers: Faculties 6, Institutes 1, Departments 60, Employees (approx.) 1 700, Enrolled students (approx.) 24 000, international students 2 200, BSc study programmes in Czech 52, MSc study programmes in Czech 61, Ph.D. programmes in Czech 30, BSc study programmes in English 7, MSc study programmes in English 19, Ph.D. programmes in English 24, Degrees awarded: equivalent to BSc, MSc, Ph.D., MBA.

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Jaroslav Havlicek | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | | +420 737 615 383

Ludmila Domeova | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | | +420 721 910 410

Katerina Venclova | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | | +420 775 355 757

Tereza Jedlanová | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | | +420 736 444 815

Lodz Chamber of Industry and Commerce (LCIC)


Lodz Chamber of Industry and Commerce (LCIC) associates 400 companies from Lodzkie Region. 85% of them are SME and most of them are SMEs and come from construction and textile sectors. The primary objective of the Chamber is caring for business community. We support entrepreneurship spirit and help people to start their own business by offering grants, counselling, mentoring, business linkage programmes.

Chamber provides services for entrepreneurs such as issuing certificates for origin of goods, legalizing documents, electronic signature.

Contact Person : Daria Zawalska | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | | +48502135799

Cecot Innovation Foundation (FCI)


Cecot is an Entrepreneur's Association whose role is to represent the member guilds and associations interests and extend its influence to the public sector and social institutions. It offers directly or indirectly, the most advanced services and professional advice for enhancing the associate companies’ competitiveness. Cecot’s main goal is to promote activities, initiatives or original ideas that contribute to improve business performance and economic growth.

Through its training area, Cecot offers more than 1.000 courses and seminars yearly, having more than 6.500 trainees and more than hours 30.000 of training. Cecot Innovation Foundation (FCI) is the branch of CECOT that offers services to SME in the areas of: Business transfer, entrepreneurship advice, international projects and BANC network .FCI leads Reempresa, a business transfer market in Catalonia addressed to entrepreneurs who want to transfer their activity and to entrepreneurs who want to start a business. FCI also offers advice to entrepreneurs who want to create a new company and self-employers.

FCI is the founder of the Catalan Business Angels Network, a private institution which aim is to put in touch private investors with entrepreneurs looking for funds.

Contact Person : Amparo Martín | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | | +34 937361100

Association of SA and LTD companies

Association of SA and LTD companies

The Association of SA and LTD companies is a powerful employers’ association with more than 2000 members from all over Greece. It has been established in 1922 and was a co-founder of the University of Piraeus. It has established the International Economic Relations Institute, the Foundation of Studies and Business Development and the Hellenic Mediation and Arbitration Centre.

The general aim of the Association is to safeguard and promote the interests of its members in legal, economic and social terms, in the framework of the economic development of the country. In particular some of the specific objectives of the Association are:

  • The study, promotion and support of issues of interest and concern of its members whose resolution contributes to the development of themselves and the Greek economy.
  • The overall representation of the Members (before the courts, public authorities and various collective bodies) in order to safeguard common interests.
  • The training of executives and other employees of its members and the organization of conferences, seminars, etc.
  • The implementation of government and community development schemes and other programs in general.
  • The Association of SA and LTD companies is located in the center of Athens and has branches in Thessaloniki, Alexandroupoli and Heraklion. The headquarters in Athens consist of a conference room for 100 persons, 2 meeting rooms and work stations for 20 persons.

SAE EPE currently employs a staff of 8 persons, 1 part-time assistant and about 15 interns per semester.

Contact Person : Ioanna Anastasopoulou | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | | +30 2103620274

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