The partnership consists of 14 well-chosen partners from 7 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain) representing HEI, research and enterprises sector and who:
The FHM is a private, non-profit and state-approved University of Applied Sciences. Founded in 2000 by small and medium-sized enterprises, the FHM is nowadays one of the most successful private universities in Germany, which consequently addresses the needs of German SMEs with its educational services and research activities.
VOKA Chamber of Commerce East Flanders is representing 3000 companies, which cover 70% of employment in the region. Its aims are stimulating economic activities and creating optimal framework for successful and innovative enterprises. While doing so, VOKA relies on large networks of businesses, knowledge centres, VET and HEI providers, local, regional and federal policy makers.
The University of Primorska was established in 2003 as a third national university in Slovenia. Its objectives are to generate and to transmit new knowledge based on research and innovations, and to contribute to the sustainable development of local and wider Central European, South-Eastern European and Mediterranean area.
The University of Perugia is one of the oldest universities in Italy being active since more than 700 years. The Department of Engineering, which is actively involved in the project implementation, has expertise in a wide spectrum of fields in the general framework of engineering, such as measurement systems, quality control, non-destructive testing, fluid machinery, energy systems, automation, and robotics.
TUCEP is an association between 11 Italian universities, 11 enterprises and two public entities. TUCEP’s mission is the pro-active identification and analysis of training needs and their transformation into effective learning solutions for both, the entrepreneurial and academic world.
Pilz Belgium is an innovative SME working in the area of automation, which delivers turn-key projects to a variety of industries. Pilz Belgium is a global supplier of automation, systems and services and provides high-level knowledge on automation. Simplification of automation is an integrated part of Pilz’ Belgium services.
Parbleu is a company with more than 20 years of experience in supporting Dutch SMEs from the manufacturing and engineering sector to innovate their products, services, processes and markets. Consulting and training for engineering enterprises concerning smart industry is a key area of Parbleu.
KU Leuven, founded in 1425, is Belgium’s largest and a leading EU research university. It offers a wide variety of academic programmes nurtured by high-quality interdisciplinary research. The Control and Animation Laboratory on KU Leuven Technology Campus Ghent specially focuses on the main areas enabling smart technologies.
The IPH focuses on application-oriented research in the field of production technology. Moreover, the IPH provides consultancy services to industrial companies and education to young academics in engineering sciences. The IPH was founded as a spin-off of Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, in 1988.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Slovenia is a non-governmental business organization covering more than 10 000 member companies from all sectors and all regions. The GZS is member in numerous government bodies supporting them with know-how and expertise in various fields, and one of the main partners for preparing the smart specialization strategy in the country.
FVEM is the largest metal sector business association in Biscay representing more than 850 SMEs. Its purpose is to exert economic influence on the coordination of issues that concern the companies in the metal sector, by establishing agreements with public and private institutions.
E.N.T.E.R. GmbH is a European network with more than 900 member organizations from 44 different countries. Its main purpose is to provide a unique network structure for the best possible dissemination and sustainable use of EU project outcomes by connecting the supply of EU project results with the demand for innovative materials and products.
Dimension 4 is a young Italian company with a strong experience in the world of 3D printing. The mission of Dimension 4 is to offer research, concept, design, implementation and direct production services using additive technologies in 3D printing.
ATech company has more than 20 years of experience in the field of manufacturing of high-tech electronic systems. Apart from providing electronic manufacturing services to its customers, ATech has a strong expertise in research and development activities in the field of biomass and renewable energy sources.