Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava (USV) is a research and higher education public institution, based in Bukovina region (North-East of Romania) providing Bachelor, Master and Doctoral educational programs. Our mission is to promote and support the creation and dissemination of knowledge by means of high-quality education and training activities and Research & Innovation. USV’s Research Centres are oriented towards applied research. In September 2009 and 2013, the University was accredited as a national research and development organization by the National Authority for Scientific Research and ranked among the top Romanian universities with outstanding research results.
Currently, the University has 10 faculties, 16 departments, over 9600 students, 350 teaching staff and about 90 associated teachers. USV runs 53 Bachelor programs, 42 master programs, 8 postgraduate programs, and 14 doctoral fields. Following institutional assessments made by Foreign Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education granted the High Degree of Confidence, in September 2013. Regarding innovation, USV ranked first among Romanian universities, in 2014, according to the classification made by State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (OSIM) based on the number of patent applications submitted. USV was awarded the Creativity Trophy in 2014 by OSIM, as well as many outstanding prizes, medals and awards by international bodies, in recognition of the high innovation potential.
The autonomy of all teaching and research activities are guaranteed and ensured by the University Charter approved by the Romanian Ministry of Education. The quality standards of the processes run by USV are externally evaluated every five years by Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS), or other quality assurance agency approved by the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR). The quality is also evaluated by Internal Quality Auditors.
USV promotes cultural diversity through international opening aimed at enhancing international integration through collaboration with EU and international universities. The mobility of students, staff and researchers remains central to USV strategies since these experiences allow students to strengthen considerably important transversal skills, such as tolerance, confidence, problem-solving ability, critical thinking and curiosity, which are among the highly valued skills by employers. USV makes efforts to approach holistic internationalization strategy encompassing various types of academic cooperation.
For more information about USV, please visit usv.ro/index.php/en
ADES (Association for Economic and Social Development) from Curtea de Arges, Romania, is a not-for-profit organization that became a legal entity (NGO) in June 1995. ADES’ mission is to create positive social and economic change in communities throughout Romania in a professional, ethical and responsible manner.
This mission is realized through the following goals: developing professional skills and increasing labour productivity, supporting SME development and expansion, improving social and economic conditions in local communities.
Since 1995, ADES has successfully developed and implemented over 30 projects funded by the European Union, World Bank, US Embassy, European Business Development Program, Foundation for an Open Society, Charity Know How Fund etc. ADES has worked very closely with communities, funding sources, and implementing partners to execute socio-economic development projects. These partners have included Local Public Authorities, companies, NGOs and schools.
Danmar Computers LLC, established in 2000, is a private company operating in the field of Information Technology and providing vocational training in this field. Danmar has experience in developing modern Web and mobile applications that are used for educational purposes. Danmar also has long-term experience of carrying out European projects within which the R&D staff conducts research and prepares trainings tailored to the needs of various learners. It has successfully implemented over 90 projects within Grundtvig, Leonardo da Vinci, Progress and recently Erasmus+. Besides being the technical partner, in many of these projects Danmar is responsible for designing and coordinating dissemination strategies. Danmar Computers is the developer and provider of AdminProject, the on-line system for management of European projects.
All activities of the company are based on wide and well-established cooperation network, both at national and international level. The national networks include training and counselling institutions, universities, schools, non-governmental organisations, as well as private sector companies. International networks include partners of various profiles coming from every European Union’s country. Danmar Computer’s mission is the promotion of life-long education and assurance of equal access to education for everyone with the use of modern technology.
For more information about DANMAR, please visit danmar-computers.com.pl/
E&D Knowledge Consulting is a consulting company specialized in the areas of innovation and knowledge management and capacity building for entrepreneurship and innovation. E&D main lines of consulting cover strategies, mentoring and training for:
- Establishing culture for creativity and innovation,
- Development of skills required for innovation and creativity (ideation techniques, critical thinking, collaborative behaviours, innovative mind-set etc.),
- Business models for innovation and innovation of business models,
- Co-creation of innovation and knowledge (mechanisms, tools and strategies for collaborative innovation and knowledge transfer),
- Evaluation and monitoring of innovation abilities and needs for improvements.
E&D Knowledge Consulting provides customized for the needs of each customer solutions in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship that allow organisations to:
- Maximise performance,
- Increase innovative capacity,
- Diagnose their current market position and growth potential,
- Develop their knowledge base,
- Increase competitiveness and,
- Define sustainable development strategy for companies and other organisations.
In this way, E&D Knowledge Consulting aims to drive social and economic development through nurturing more innovative, skilled and engaged citizens, workers and leaders, and to support the creation and growth of innovation and market leaders. Our activities cover integrated workshops, mentoring and coaching, consulting and projects.
For more information about E&D Knowledge Consulting, please visit ed-knowledgeconsulting.com
LUT University’s Trailblazer strategy is searching for answers to four key questions: Are we going to burn up everything? Is humanity condemned to suffer from the water it has polluted? Will waste be the grave of our future? Will we let Europe degenerate to the world’s back yard? LUT University’s answer is: no, we will lead the way with a trailblazer spirit. Combining technology and business, we have served as an academic forerunner since 1969. Our international community is composed of approximately 6,500 students and 1000 staff members engaged in scientific research and academic education. LUT University is strongly focusing on Innovation, globalisation and sustainable solutions of the future in all of the disciplines covered by the university. LUT School of Engineering Sciences (LENS) Kouvola Unit will carry out the proposed project activities at LUT University. The unit is a leading and accredited educational and research unit in its field in Finland and it has been nominated as a unit of excellence in university education. Kouvola Unit will contribute to the project with its expertise in innovation management, co-creation, open innovation, ecosystem design. Kouvola Unit has substantial experience in managing large international projects within Erasmus, Horizon, ITEA and other frameworks.
For more information about LUT University, please visit lut.fi/web/en
Valencia INNO HUB is a Spanish non-profit organization born with the objective of putting together talent and technology and foster employability and entrepreneurship among Valencian community. By mentoring and training INNO HUB supports entrepreneurs, Start-Ups and also individuals from disadvantage groups facing different factors of exclusion: youngsters and adults with educational difficulties, unemployed or migrants.
With this intention, INNOHUB develops many activities to help companies/individuals to reach their objectives:
By offering workshops, training, seminars, and networking related to several topics of interest, especially on management, business development, soft skills, entrepreneurship, business models, innovation, internationalization and financing;
By promoting technologic and innovation cooperation;
By supporting disadvantage groups and wannabe entrepreneurs from different backgrounds, boosting entrepreneurial skills;
By facilitating access to R+D+I Finance;
By providing assistance related carrier guidance.
For more information about INNOHUB, please visit valenciainnohub.com
Warp-Innovation is a Vienna based specialised innovation consulting company with the following fields of expertise:
- trends of digital transformation and how they can be used for the development of new services and products
- Design Thinking Techniques
- Pirate Thinking: what comes after disruptiveness?
- TRIZ – theory of inventive problem solving
- new product development
- innovation management
- open innovation and international collaboration
Warp-Innovation is a small company, with a total of 8 employees. They serve small and medium sized companies as well as start-ups, big industries, public bodies and governments all over Europe, the US and Asia.
The company’s multidisciplinary and visionary approaches help their customers to unleash their creativity. On the other hand it is WARP INNOVATION’s goal to create tangible results. This might sound like a contradiction – but this is how WARP INNOVATION works.
The most important resource for a fruitful collaboration is people: so before starting any consultancy WARP INNOVATION meets in person or via technological helpers and discusses goals, strategies and tools.
For more information about WARP INNOVATION, please visit warp-innovation.com