The Consortium is composed of internationally recognized institutions active in the field of management education and enterprises' support and some of them have already collaborated in the past in LdV projects:
MasterandSkills Srl - Italy
Masterandskills is an Italian Business School designed and managed by managers, university professors, entrepreneurs, specialized trainers and managerial consultants, and provides post-graduate high education projects. The main objective is to allow professional and relational growth of human resources inside concrete business dynamics, strengthening skills and developing new competencies thanks to the methodological integration of experiential training.
The analysis of labour market needs is the starting point for the Business School and for the subjects of each master.
The Department of Methods and Models for Economics, Territory and Finance of Sapienza University in Rome supports scientific research projects and works in partnership with companies in managerial training, market research, management and statistical analysis of data and economic-financial analysis for the biggest European and extra-European players. The mission is the creation of a research context based on the integration of multidisciplinary tools and approaches aimed at the description and analysis of economic phenomena, territory management, supporting decisions in financial fields.
The first relevant mission of Mands is to bring out of the University, knowledge, change management training projects, research and development projects, preparatory to new business models, consultancy and training projects tailored to the needs of the company. The second relevant mission is to intercept new competencies required from companies in order to tailor masters for new managerial and professional profiles.
ASSOKNOWLEDGE - Italy
Assoknowledge is an Italian Association for the Education and Knowledge of “Confindustria Innovative and Technological Services” and represents both the Enterprise Training of Human Resources and producers and users of knowledge. Its representative activity is also addressed to the corporate departments of ""Human Resources and Research and Development"" of companies operating in different industrial sectors.
The association's main goal is to promote the economic growth of its sector in order to act as a protagonist in competitive national and international scenarios.
The strategic objective is the representation and protection of the overall interests of its sector in technical, economic, social and cultural fields, at local, national and European level, with a focus on:
- Protecting members interests towards the political and institutional sector and towards the market
- Supporting institutions in order to promote the appropriate choices for development of a knowledge-based economy and society
- seizing market, process and product innovations through a careful analysis of the evolution of the knowledge market
- facilitating dialogue, as a strategic tool, between suppliers and users of knowledge.
- promoting the adoption of economic and industrial policies in order to foster competition for the entire production system
- fostering integration and collaboration with universities and research centres
- promoting the transfer of know-how from large to small and medium-sized enterprises
- promoting the adoption of new information and communication technologies in educational processes
- promoting the adoption of educational standards accepted at international level by industry professionals
eFM SPA - Italy
eFM, founded in 2000, innovates the Facility Management and Real Estate market and improves people's well-being inside buildings and at the workplace. Today, over 250 people work at eFM's premises in Rome, Milan, Dubai, San Paolo and Rio de Janeiro. In 2016, the annual turnover has been about 18 million euros. Customers are companies operating in the following sectors: Industry (ENI, Finmeccanica, Lottomatica), Finance (Banca d'Italia, BNL, Unicredit), Utilities & Media (ENEL, Telecom, Wind), Transports and Logistics (Poste Italiane, Rome airports, SEA, Centostazioni), Constructions (Astaldi, Pizzarotti), Public Administration (Agenzia del Demanio, Sogei), Property funds (CNPR, Fintecna) and large scale distribution (Conad, Despar, La Rinascente).
eFM is UNI EN ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified and it adopts an internal morality clause under Legislative Decree 231/2001. Its services are divided into engineering and architecture (design, works management, testing, technical-economic management, technical reporting, building energy management) consulting (purchasing optimization, management and control of facility services like maintenance, cleaning, security and reception) and information systems (I.S. for facility management like BIM, IWMS, BMS; I.S. for Internet of Things, augmented reality and smart working, including sensors and virtual assistants for space use).
ASPECT –MANAGEMENT AND INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS - Bulgaria
ASPECT – Management and Intercultural Relations (ASPECT-MIR) provides researches, training concepts and Peer Learning Models, in help of managers and other professionals to identify skills gaps and needs, identify future needs and ways to address them, methods to encourage collaboration and joint capacity-building. ASPECT-MIR focuses on supporting adults for flexible and individual education and take measures to prevent them from giving up their studies by designing programmes and attractive training materials and adjust human resource training in agreement with the needs of people development and the needs of the organisation and prepare employers, employees and educational organisations for the future. ASPECT-MIR main purpose is to bring the words of training and work closer together and create strong connection between knowledge and learning economy frameworks and interest in clusters and networks.
Our Design Thinking –based Peer Learning Method for volunteer managers and other third sector staff is welcomed with enthusiasm from EU countries and is highly appreciated from the Finnish National Agency for Education and labour market. We create processes where groups decide on their own learning goals and work on them. The testing phase among 10 EU countries reflected the diversity of the European third sector helping volunteers to interact, creating spaces for volunteering in cities and facilitate learning processes that focus on the user.
The organisation is associated with a wide range of partners (SMEs; Adult education and youth organisations, Universities, non-profit organisations , foundations and networks.), from various EU countries.
NGO MY WORLD ASSOCIATION - Bulgaria
"Association “My World” is registered in 2003 and has 37 members. We have 5 offices – in Harmanli, Haskovo, Kardjali, Sliven and Galabovo - South Bulgaria. Two of our members are part of the TEAM EUROPE Bulgaria and provide and disseminate EU information to the public, business and local authorities.
We are part of BIA /Bulgarian Industrial Association network /www.bia-bg.com/, and represent locally more than 320 employers from the region /local businesses, exporters, craftsmen, agricultural producers, tourist industry/.
We are experienced in entrepreneurship /including social/, business support and counselling, investment issues, youth activities, enhancement of employment skills, formal and informal trainings, serious games, gamification, etc.
Our main activities are as follows: Consultation services to SMEs, NGOs and municipalities; Organisation and conducting of training seminars & workshops for business support, entrepreneurship, green economy and RES, employability skills, EU key policies and legislation, foreign trade, EU projects; Consultation services about implementation of ISO 9000, 14000, 18000, 22000, 27000, CE mark, HACCP; Implementation of EU funded projects; Training of the Local Action Groups under the rural program.
We have participated in over 15 EU funded international projects, where we did researches, develop training materials, tools, conducted pilot tests, etc.
G.G. EUROSUCCESS CONSULTING LIMITED - Cyprus
Eurosuccess Consulting, through a dynamic team of young scientists provides a comprehensive package of services addressing the needs of modern Cyprus enterprises especially on matters like innovation and technology. EUROSUCCESS identified, from the initial steps of its operations, the need for creating links between the Cyprus economy and the wider European market and put great emphasis on the exploitation of the potentials created by the accession of Cyprus in the European Union.
Today EUROSUCCESS offers a variety of services to the Public, as well as the Private sector of Cyprus. It has also started to actively participate in international schemes, through a well-established network of partners abroad, based on the intense past experience of its founder. It is specialized particularly in dissemination.
EUROSUCCESS aims to a constant improvement of its offered services, as well the development of its team which will give the opportunity to enhance its scientific sector of expertise.
Furthermore, Eurosuccess Consulting has extensive experience in relation to coordinating and managing European research projects. Based on all of the above, Eurosuccess Consulting participates in consortiums and supports to the maximum extent possible the desired approval and consequently the successful implementation of such proposals.
Furthermore, the company is associated with a wide range of partners (research institutions and businesses, Universities, non-profit organizations etc.), from various EU countries, who at any time are able to support and assist at any request, depending on the nature and needs of each proposal individually.
Pyramind Services Ltd - Cyprus
Pyramind Services Ltd (PYRAMIND) is a research company of innovation and new business ethics, dedicated to the development of hands on business solutions and value added services for its clients and business partners. Pyramind Services vision is to build upon our efficient business model of integrated services, excellent mix of interests, skills and competences, to create meaningful partnerships and provide high-end business strategy and orientation services to our clients, both public and private and to partner with them in their business endeavors. Pyramind Services adapted its strategy to the new era of limited budget constraints, developing innovative products and services to serve the requirements of modern organizations with constantly evolving functional requirements, tailor made to fit their needs.
Pyramind’s R&D Department combines the diverse expertise of an International Network of Specialists and Associates to deliver to our clients’ top-notch consulting services in various fields. Our major activities involve R&D consulting, ICT services, Social innovation services and Marketing Strategy services. Pyramind writes, coordinates and manages projects in partnership with Cypriot and European universities and research centers, associations and public and private bodies, in order to disseminate in Cyprus the added value created by the exchange of good practices and innovative methodologies developed by European projects. Pyramind, with its members, develops projects with high social and cultural values for the territorial growth by participating in EU and national call for proposals. The projects presented by our company, both as a main applicant/coordinator and as co-beneficiary partners, range from ICT to culture, from education to social justice and R&D, participating in the calls launched by the Directorates General of the European Commission.
TOJAS INVESTIMENTOS, LDA - Portugal
TOJAS was established in 1991 to promote quality and innovation in the fields of Real Estate and Construction and Building, linking with Adult Education and Training (AET) and more particularly Learning Mobilities, innovation (turnkey project in the transfer of technology), small business (SME) management and strategic development, with a focus on smart design, recycling, and reuse.
TOJAS expertise in the field of AET includes:
- ECVET and EUROPASS skills in the field of learning mobility;
- the formation of innovative approaches for social entrepreneurship;
- non-formal and informal learning methods;
- Management and Disruptive Strategy Models applicable to SMEs;
- patterns of development of the circular economy;
- exploitation models of development results, including capacity multiplier building, self-learning centers, observatory and steering committees, to name a few.
Given the impact that industrial and commercial activities have on biodiversity and the environment, Tojas embraces the vision environmental conservation offers substantial benefits to meet the needs of local communities. Environment has its own economic importance, so environment is essential. Tojas Investimentos aims to integrate the strategic management and conservation of natural resources currently applied into its development practices, which will result in a more sustainable approach, which also allows communities and nature to develop.
The main objective of TOJAS is to improve employability and businesses internationalization through ambitious apprenticeship programs, innovative business models and strong international cooperation, by encouraging and supporting the concept of skills capitalization across employees.
Our core activities cover:
- the design and implementation of training courses;
- inclusive networking with the world of work, such as professional associations, public employment, semi-public and private institutions, chambers of commerce and crafts, and social partners;
- the observatory of best practices on sustainable development policies focused on labor market demand;
- research in the transfer of innovation and recommendations in the creation of these policies.
UBImedical - Portugal
UBIMEDICAL is a space of excellence to articulate the connection between the University and the business world. Created to expedite the transfer of knowledge in the search for new technologies, it allows companies to develop the research and laboratory tests necessary to effectively commercialize new products, generating added value for the economy.
UBIMEDICAL comprises two distinct areas: the laboratory area and the incubation area. The laboratory area has the mission of supporting and transferring technology, and comprises a set of resident laboratories coordinated by UBI professors in the areas of health and life sciences. The incubator welcomes entrepreneurs and innovative companies in the same areas.
This structure has enriched the health cluster in Portugal, acting as spill-over linking the University to the market.
The focus of the UBIMEDICAL incubator is to provide the best conditions to develop the projects, offering premium physical spaces at competitive prices, privileged conditions for access to specialized entities (consultancy in the fields of science and technology and management) and facilitated access to public entities, investors and financiers that can support business growth.
Coaching and mentoring are tools that are available to entrepreneurs to mitigate risk and support the acceleration of the entrepreneurial project and its entrepreneurial skills.
UBImedical provides a set of services associated with incubation and acceleration of companies:
- Follow-up of entrepreneurial projects (from the idea phase to the maturity phase of the company)
- Organization of Pitch sessions for entrepreneurial ideas in UBI courses
- Innovation contests and hackathons (to stimulate start-up and growth of the idea and turn it into a business)
- Support in the writing of business plans
- Support for Research & Development, Demonstration and Cooperation applications
- Consulting in Industrial Property
- Access to networks of entrepreneurs, other incubators and facilitators
- Dissemination of diverse information related to contests, prizes, events
- Support in the search for partnerships and collaborations with other companies and entities
- Disclosure of company activities
- Support in raising funds (business angels, venture capital, investment platforms, banking).
Ubimedical has 7 laboratories allowing for the knowledge cross-fertilization, and providing services to industry and community, in the fields of pharmaco-toxicology, exposure to radon effects and health risks, health in buildings, biosensors and instrumentation, general pathophysiology, neurophysiology, and vision.
Tsikrikoni - Greece
TSIKRIKONI O.E. Real Estate Agency is based in Chalkidiki, Greece, near the Thessaloniki International Airport “Makedonia”. Since 1989 we provide some of the finest properties in the Chalkidiki peninsula, which is a renowned touristic attraction area in Northern Greece, famous for its resorts and natural beauties, especially during the summer season. This has allowed us to come in touch and cooperate with people from all over the world, while the management staff – renewed since the foundation of the agency – that is currently in charge of our business has accomplished to expand the successful base previously established. We combine quality services and professionalism with a wide and selected real estate portfolio, ensuring this way that we will find the property that suits our different customers and meets their needs and requirements.
I-Box Create S.L. - Spain
I-Box Create is a consulting company from Valencia created in 2013 and specialized in Strategic Innovation Management for Construction, Renewable Energies and Water Management sectors.
The company arises as a result from the extensive staff experience, that had been working in research centres and private companies before, when they realized that the consulting R+D services in current market did not achieve the necessary expertise for activities development. One of the main handicaps of consulting companies is the lack of research experience in the staff, that is mainly focused in coordination and management, without experience in the participation in the projects as technicians.
Against this weakness, I-Box staff has worked in more than 50 regional, national or European innovation projects.
IBONIS EUROPEAN RESEARCH PROJECTS S.L. - Spain
iBonis European Research Projects S.L. it is a startup which it works in three areas, information technology, society and health. We have always had a special affinity on Mental Health. For this reason, we try to develop technological solutions that linked through research and innovation, focused on the well-being of individuals by means of data analysis of information in social and health habits of sectors of population. We are able to do it through ASN (Analysis Social Network) technology, it allows us to interpret how the social, family and work environment affects the mental health of the individual.
Based in Sant Cugat del Vallès, a city near Barcelona, the main objectives of the company are the creation of technological tools that help to encourage European and international societies through a divulgation and promotion of the welfare and development of individuals. For this reason, it offers to the social actors, learning resources and manager of knowledge in aspects of health, mental well-being and personal promotion.
Furthermore, the company is aligned with several programs promoted from the European Union, specifically inclusive, innovate and reflective societies, health, demographic change and wellbeing and science with and for society.
Its staff made up of professionals with over 15 years of experience. They come from different areas, such as information technology, physics, psychology, psychiatry, neurology and sociology, university and research collaborators as well.
There are new challenges that may appear by society in general and more particularly in Europe, about new threats that affect the mental health of the most vulnerable individuals such as children, adolescents, elderly people or people at risk of exclusion. We research new lines of early detection of these threats and the development of resources to get to know them better.
Finally, we know the significant of transferring knowledge and collaboration through research and development with other SMEs, research and technological companies, health clinic, educational center and so on. For this reason, iBonis European Research Projects S.L. is partner of several clusters and technological networks like NDSAN, Social Challenge, M-Health, Net4Society and EEN.
To know some of our projects, to extend information and contact please visit http://www.ibonis.info.