Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena Spain (www.upct.es)
The Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT) is a higher education public institution in Spain with long experience and tradition in engineering and economic studies. It places great emphasis on international cooperation and mobility, welcoming approximately 200 foreign students and lecturers. With over 90 R&D groups, this University aims to be not only a place for the dissemination of knowledge but also a source of scientific and technological creation. These groups carry out basic and applied research into a broad variety of fields: business administration, legal sciences, environmental engineering, manufacturing, ICT, architecture, to mention just a few. The UPCT is committed to the promotion of research, development, innovation and scientific exchange with numerous public and private national and international institutions, reinforcing its links with the world of industry.
Fundación Universidad Francisco de Vitoria Spain(www.ufv.es )
Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (UFV) Mission is to be a university community which seeks out truth and the good and that, through its teaching and leadership, promotes the Christian transformation for our society and culture. UFV Vision for 2023 sets the challenge to be a reference in person-centered disciplines and professions. This challenge means to be a university of transforming and transdisciplinary scientific excellence in both degree and postgraduate courses, with lecturers and methodologies focussed on the sciences centred around the person and with innovative and competitive research. There is also a commitment to be a university which actively participates in the most influential knowledge networks for the service of truth and the good. The UFV Motto is “Vince in bono malum” overcome evil with Good. UFV Mission proposes an academic model that is open to the world and willing to collaborate with other universities and institutions whose calling is to share the Mission of extending and disseminating the person-centred university model.
Centro Público Comarcal de Educación de Adultos Mar Menor de Torre Pacheco Spain (www.murciaeduca.es/ceamarmenor )
The CEA MAR MENOR is a public center created in 1990 that has a regional character and whose scope of action extends to the municipalities of the Mar Menor region: Torre Pacheco (administrative headquarters), Los Alcázares, San Javier and San Pedro del Pinatar . In the 2020/2021 academic year, our staff is made up of 18 teachers. Of these, 12 are secondary school teachers (7 with a permanent position in the center), 2 VET teachers and 4 technical teachers (2 teachers and two graduates). The number of students enrolled in September was 950 of which today we have 615 in the four municipalities. The origin of our students is very rich and diverse, thus we have a total of 37 nationalities. The most numerous extra-community origins are from India, Morocco, Ecuador and Bolivia. From other European countries come, on all from UK and Germany.
TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU Cyprus (www.cut.ac.cy )
Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) is a newly established public university, which was founded by law on December 2003. It is one of three state universities in Cyprus. CUT has five faculties and 10 academic departments, able to offer education and high-level research, in primary areas of science and applied technology, at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels (MSc, MA and PhD). CUT aims at transferring knowledge (education) and producing new knowledge through basic and applied research in all the academic fields of the University’s six Faculties. CUT has managed to secure a significant number, of National Research Projects funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation and of European Research Projects funded under the European Research Framework Programmes (FP6, FP7 and HORIZON 2020), the LIFE and IEE Programmes, the European Territorial Cooperation Programmes, ΕΙΤ Climate and Food and other. In details, CUT research and academic staff is involved in over 200 Projects with a total funding/contribution over 30 million Euro. CUT participates at the proposed project through the Social Computing Research Center (SCRC). The Social Computing Research Center at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) is a multidisciplinary center aiming to advance research on various aspects of Social Computing.
Syllogos Gynaikon Ypaithrou Larnakas Cyprus (www.cocsrngo.org )
The Women Association of Rural Larnaka is a Non-Governmental Organization, of more than 500 women members from the Rural District of Larnaka, with a seven-member board of directors. The Association is a shareholder and partner of Larnaka District Development Cyprus (Anetel). The main scopes of this women organization are to promote women’s sustainable entrepreneurship, to take part in European Union Programs and Community Initiatives and programs, for the combat against social exclusion of women. Also, the Association participates in actions that encourage the equal opportunities between the genders, strengthen skills of rural women, and promotes volunteerism. The Association is part of organizations and legal entities which promote the development of transnational cooperation and developmental partnerships. For these goals, the Association organizes different activities like seminars, festivals of traditional culture, demonstrations of traditional products, creation of art crafts and workshops in order to reinforce the modern female personality and to develop in practice the skills of the members. Women Association of Rural Larnaka has a long-term experience in hosting educational seminars and lectures, training workshops for the development of female contemporary personality as well as the enlargement of the members’ skills through creative and innovative ways.
TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY DUBLIN Ireland (www.tudublin.ie )
Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) is Ireland’s largest university and one of the newest. TU Dublin was formed on 1 Jan 2019 through the joining together of three former institutes of technology in the Dublin region. It has a history however dating back to 1887. TU Dublin has three major campuses reflecting the three former institutions (City Campus, Tallaght Campus and Blanchardstown Campus). Overall it has 29,000 students which includes 9,500 part-time students and over 8,000 graduates per annum. TU Dublin has 3,500 staff which includes about 2,000 academic staff. The university’s students range from apprenticeship through to PhD. Students learn in a practice-based environment, while its research approach is impact-focused with the aim of benefitting communities, society and the economy. TU Dublin’s ambition is for innovation and enterprise at the heart of everything. TU Dublin has a strong research presence in Ireland across four key pillars of Environment, Energy and Health; Information, Communications and Media Technologies; New Materials and Devices; and Society, Culture and Enterprise.
Drogheda Enterprise Centre CLG Ireland (www.themilldrogheda.ie )
Drogheda Enterprise Centre, t/a ‘The Mill Enterprise Hub’, has been supporting startups and scaling companies since 2014. We are a not-for-profit organisation required to file annual accounts, and are also a registered Charity (CHY 20555). Our supports include training, mentoring, access to subsidised office space, sign-posting to sources of finance, being part of a ‘can do’ community – all provided in a friendly, helpful and thoughtful environment. Our mission is to be an effective catalyst for enterprise development in our area by providing a hub which fosters the accelerated creation and growth of healthy new enterprises. We promote and support a spirit of entrepreneurship at every level in the local community through our various programmes and facilities. Drogheda is Ireland’s largest and fastest growing town, according to the most recent census (CSO 2016). It is 40 kms North of Dublin City airport, is the Gateway to the renowned Boyne Valley agricultural region, and is an ideal location that merges a rural location with proximity to an urban centre. There are three full-time employees based at The Mill.
RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE Latvia (www.rtu.lv )
Riga Technical University RTU, one of the largest universities in the Baltics has a long history dating back to 1862. It now uses advanced teaching methods, new technologies and an innovative approach to offer exciting studies in Engineering Sciences, Technologies, Natural and Environmental Sciences as well as in Architecture and Engineering Economics. RTU’s strategy is based on two pillars: the strengthening of internationalisation and increased collaboration with the business sector. It aims to establish itself as a Centre of Excellence for the use of the latest technologies and scientific achievements and for the exchange and implementation of innovative ideas. Having participated in several TEMPUS and ERASMUS MUNDUS projects and with more than 200 agreements with foreign universities, industrial enterprises, state and local government organisations, RTU ensures global outreach and also that every student gains practical experience through internships supplemented by research projects run by the Competence and National Research Centres. RTU’s Internationalisation strategy aims to foster cooperation with acknowledged education and research institutions around the world, using this to enhance the quality of education and support intercultural understanding. Its strategy includes specific aims to strengthen Internationalisation at home, including the development of joint curricula for local and international students and enhancement of intercultural study components for a wider layer of students and staff.
Association LIDERE (www.lidere.lv )
Association “LĪDERE” is a private, non-profit organization (founded on February 3, 2003) that unites Latvian women entrepreneurs and higher-level managers. (31 private members and 1 staff member). The goal of the association is to promote boldness of women; develop and popularize mentoring movements in Latvia and Europe; encourage women to participate in public life and socially responsible business; promote formation of a civic society; contribute in social integration in Latvia and Europe and discuss and solve socio-economic and cultural problems of society. The most important activities of the association “LĪDERE”: • STUDY “Woman in business”. • PROJECT “LET’S EXCHANGE EXPERIENCE”. • MENTORING PROGRAMMES FOR ENTREPRENEURS: Mentoring programme for entrepreneurs is free of charge. There are not more than 10 pairs in one programme and the programme lasts for 12 months. In the framework of programme, experienced entrepreneurs (mentors) share their experience with young entrepreneurs (mentees). The aim of the programme is to support newly started entrepreneurs and those who would like to start their own business, to support development of new enterprises and work places and to provide the possibility to get information and consultations.