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Meet our Partners

University of Beira Interior (UBI) - Portugal

The University of Beira Interior (UBI), in Portugal, has been establishing itself as a landmark institution in education, research, innovation, business, entrepreneurship, and informatics. With over 9300 national and international students from all over the world, UBI offers 32 undergraduate programs, 40 master's programs, and 33 doctoral programs across five faculties: Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Letters and Faculty of Health Sciences. 

The Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, particularly the Department of Management and Economics, focuses on business education. Faculty members are actively involved in entrepreneurship, contributing to respected journals, and participating in projects at both European and national levels. 

Once Research and development (R&D) are top priorities at UBI, the university has 14 R&D units, playing a crucial role in transferring technology from the university to the market and dedicated to achieving high levels of success in both teaching and research for the benefit of the entire community. 

The World University Rankings 2023 classify UBI in the “top 7%” and, according to the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023, UBI is in the level 401-600 being one of the 600 best academies worldwide regarding the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of UN.

University of Beira Interior (UBI) - Portugal

GrantXpert Consulting - Cyprus

GrantXpert Consulting is a Cypriot-based SME, with a cumulative expertise of more than   25 years in European and National funding programmes. The team has a proven,   core expertise in providing training and consulting services to local and EU   organisations, and a track-record in implementing research work on   entrepreneurial, business and other educational topics.

GrantXpert is also a leader at national level in the development of innovative educational programmes.

The team’s mission is to deliver solutions, stemming from multidisciplinary strategic partnership on an EU level, tackling new European societal, digital & green challenges. The overall vision, is to change and improve EU citizens’ life by implementing EU funded programmes, and maximising their   overall impact.

Currently, our network of EU partners consists of more than 800 in all member states, enriched on a continuous basis. GrantXpert currently employs a team of 10 multidisciplinary professionals with a diverse research portfolio.   Additionally, the team has a specialisation in the preparation of proposals & their successful implementation, with more than 25 years of combined experience.

GrantXpert has developed core research expertise in the following areas:

· Entrepreneurship & Start-ups

· Employability, digital and soft skills

· Business & Innovation

· Education & Training

· Youth Culture

· Social Inclusion

· Digital transformation (pedagogical & innovative training approaches)

· SMEs digital transformation

· Environment & Circular Economy

· Policy reform

GrantXpert Consulting - Cyprus

Universitat de València - Spain

The Universitat de València was founded in 1499 and, initially, was dedicated to the study of Medicine, Humanities, Theology and Law. Nowadays, it has become a modern European university opened to almost every branch of knowledge. Given the wide range of studies offered as well as its humanistic dimension, the Universitat de València is now one of the largest, oldest and most diverse universities in Spain. 

The Universitat de València is recognized as one of the most outstanding Spanish universities in both national and international rankings. It produces 63 % of the indexed references of all Valencian universities and ranks third among Spanish universities in indexed scientific production. 

More than 300 PhD theses are presented every year in the framework of 110 PhD programs, 31 of which have obtained the special Quality Award given by the Spanish Education Ministry. At last, its increasing research budget, over € 52 million, is an indicator of the scientific and technological capabilities of the University of Valencia.

The Universitat de València develops a wide range of bilateral academic cooperation programs worldly, mainly with South-American, African Countries and European countries and has experience in the development and management of more than 150 European Projects under the following frameworks: the RTD European (I to VII) Framework Programmes, HORIZON 2020, Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Socrates, Leonardo) and Erasmus+, acting both as a coordinator and partner institution.

Universitat de València - Spain

Kaunas  University of Technology (KTU) - Lithuania

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is the oldest technological university in Lithuania, established in 1922, ranked among the top 4 percent of world universities and first among Lithuanian technological   universities according to national rankings. 

KTU students choose their own path of studies, combining different study programmes (in technological,  physical, creative arts, humanities, and social) to create various  combinations of majors and minors. KTU known for its linkages with business, leadership in scientific research. In 2022 KTU has participated successfully in 251 R&D&I projects financed by the European Union and national research programs. KTU was the leading university in the participation in H2020 and Horizon Europe competitive research grants in Lithuania. 

The University is in cooperation with more than 350 research and academic institutions in 51 countries of the world as well as the representatives of international business enterprises. KTU's Startup Space nurtures nascent  firms by offering much-needed help and information to new businesses, including health tech ones through EIT Health Hub Lithuania. KTU contributes to solving real problems, carrying out 70 percent of all the R&D provided by Lithuanian universities for business and industry KTU is also founder of two integrated science, study, and business valleys (Santaka and Nemunas), providing open-access laboratory spaces for collaboration among students, researchers, and business representatives to create innovations and form new, interesting partnerships.   

Recently Interdisciplinary prototyping laboratory centre "M-Lab" has opened where top-level competences in various fields of science is focused on solutions for improving the quality of human life, and on enhancing research through artificial intelligence.

Kaunas  University of Technology (KTU) - Lithuania

University of Patras - Greece

University of Patras is the third largest University in Greece in terms of students, faculty members, administrative personnel, number of departments and degrees awarded. It includes 35 Departments covering a wide range of disciplines. It also hosts 161 laboratories and 17 fully equipped clinics. 

Besides its distinguished path in education, the University of Patras excels in various fields of basic and applied research. The University of Patras has acquired international prominence in research areas such as Health, Environment, Biotechnology, Mechanics, Electronics, Informatics and Basic Science. 

A number of its academic Departments, laboratories and clinics have been recognized as centres of excellence on the basis of international assessment. UPAT will participate through its Communications and Information Technologies Laboratory (WCL-IT), established in 1967 at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and especially through the Visualization and Virtual Reality Group


VVR was established in 2012 and is one of the eight separate research groups of the Wire Communications Laboratory (WCL), Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Patras. The activities of the Group include Teaching, Research and Development in the areas of Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality, Visualization, Biomedical Engineering, Virtual Physiological Human, Computational Geometry, Human-Computer Interaction, and Computer Vision

University of Patras - Greece

Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava (USV - Romania)

Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava (USV) is one of the most dynamic higher education institutions in Eastern Europe, with a tradition of over 60 years in the field. The ten faculties of USV provide 3-4-year undergraduate programmes, master studies, PhD and post-doctoral studies in areas such as humanities, technical, economic, natural and health sciences. The diversity of programs gives our academic institution the ability to meet the international challenges of an ever-changing society successfully. 

USV promotes activities fostering the entrepreneurial skills and mindset of students and graduates, in the context of regional market development through specialised courses, trainings, workshops, student competitions and summer schools that are organised and/or supported by the Business Incubation Laboratory (INCUBAF), the University Entrepreneurial School (SAS-USV), Growth with USV Centre, the Counselling and Career Guidance Centre (CCOC), the Student Entrepreneurial Club (CASt), and the Digital Media Centre. 

USV exploits knowledge through patents, technology transfer, business incubation, development of spin-off companies, as well as partnerships between the University, Public Administration and Industry leading to the commercial exploitation of the research results and regional development. 

USV aims to capitalise on students’ and teachers’ international experience to contribute to the development of an academic community that is fully capable to adapt to global changes and challenges and to train successful specialists for the international labour market.

Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava (USV - Romania)

Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (iED) - Greece

Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (iED) is an award-winning Greek non-profit organisation committed to the promotion of innovation and the enhancement of the entrepreneurial spirit. Established in 2005, in Larissa, Greece, iED is a certified leading Centre of Excellence in European entrepreneurship and a fast-growing Digital Innovation Hub, registered as a member of the European Commission's catalogue of DIHs.

iED recognizes entrepreneurship as a crucial factor for the future of sustainable development and cohesion of societies. It conducts research and provides innovative solutions that facilitate the growth of entrepreneurship and promote employment across Europe. Our main aim is to produce and transfer know-how, boost cognitive processes, and enhance the effectiveness and viability of all types of enterprises.

Over the 17 years of our activity, we have implemented more than 200 National and European projects under numerous Financial Frameworks (Horizon, Erasmus+, AMIF, REC, COSME, INTERREG, ENI CBC MED, Life etc.). Our experience gave us a unique insight into the practical aspects of the implementation of large-scale co-funding projects, making us a strong and reliable European project partner and leader. It has also provided us with an extremely wide network of more than 4.200 partners and collaborating organizations from the EU and beyond.

Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (iED) - Greece

VASS EU Services - Luxembourg

VASS EU Services was registered in Luxembourg in 1991 formerly as Computer Resources International (CRI), a European IT Services Group. It currently has offices in 4 EU countries serving EU Institutions, Bodies, and Agencies through a comprehensive offering of services and technologies.

The company joined VASS Group in November 2021 and was renamed to VASS EU Services, aiming to become a leader in web development and digital transformation of EU Institutions, Bodies, and Agencies.

Our presence in Europe allows us to be close to our customers, thereby serving them more efficiently and productively. VASS EU is committed to meeting its customers’ needs and delivering innovative and quality solutions. VASS EU has been serving its European customers for nearly 30 years. 

Our long-standing presence has resulted in a thorough knowledge of the market, both in selecting the right people for missions and coordinating their performance according to local legislation and culture. 

VASS EU focuses on the following Sectors/Industries:

•EU Institutions, Agencies and International Organizations

•Technology, Media, and Telecommunications

Services offered include but are not limited to:

•Website design/development/maintenance

•Website content migration

•Website SEO

•Content Management Systems (i.e., Drupal)

•Customized Software Solutions (Application Development & Integration Services)

•Managed Services

•IT Resourcing Services

•Mobile Marketing & Multimedia

•Business Intelligence

•Digital Transformation

VASS EU Services - Luxembourg

SmiLe Incubator - Sweden

SmiLe Incubator is a life science business incubator based in Medicon Village in Lund, Sweden. SmiLe offers business coaching, a broad international industry and investor network, and a unique laboratory infrastructure with state-of-the-art instrumentation. Since the start, SmiLe has helped 100+ entrepreneurs commercialize their business ideas. Currently, there are some 30 companies in SmiLe incubator which, together with alumni companies, have attracted more than EUR 805 million in venture capital since 2014.  To date, 21 of SmiLe´s companies have launched an IPO. SmiLe is a non-profit organization and receives basic funding from Region Skåne, Lund Municipality, Lund University, and Medicon Village. 

SmiLe Incubator - Sweden

Eurasanté - France

Eurasanté is a development  agency dedicated to tech transfer and business development in the life sciences sector. For more than twenty years, Eurasanté has worked to promote the development of the health sector. Our experienced project managers assist researchers, startups, and businesses to develop their innovations and projects, boosting their business and networks.

The Eurasanté agency runs 4 incubators:

• The Eurasanté Bio-Incubator and Bio-Accelerator, to help create and develop healthcare start-ups.

• The Euralimentaire Incubator-Accelerator, to help create and develop foodtech start-ups.

• The Eurasenior incubator, to help create and develop silver economy start-ups.

• The Vivalley incubator, to help create and develop start-ups in sport, health and well-being.

It also runs 3 sites of excellence:

• Parc Eurasanté, a 300-hectare site of excellence dedicated to cutting-edge activities in the healthcare sector, located at the heart of Europe’s largest university hospital campus.

• The Euralimentaire site of excellence, dedicated to fresh, local produce and logistics at the heart of the Lomme wholesale market, France’s 2nd largest wholesale market (fruit, vegetables, flowers) after Rungis.

• The Vivalley Campus, at Lens-Liévin, a 110-hectare campus dedicated to “Sport – Health & Well-being”.

Clubster NSL (Nutrition-Health-Longevity)is the professional network for industry, research and healthcare players involved in Health-Nutrition and Ageing Well in the Hauts-de-France region, with 350 member structures.

Eurasanté - France

ECHALLIANCE The Global Health Connector

ECHAlliance The Global Health Connector is a Community Interest Company, that means ECHAlliance revenues and activities are used to provide benefits to communities in our 75 international Ecosystem communities around the globe.

As a member organisation ECHAlliance brings its global community together   in a network of ecosystems that match need and solution, break down silos, transform healthcare, transfer best practices and lessons learned and create economic opportunities.

Our Innovation Team delivers research & innovation projects in health and data sharing, scouts funding opportunities for our community, builds consortia and designs project proposals involving our ecosystems and members.

ECHALLIANCE The Global Health Connector

UNICERT - Greece

UNICERT S.A. provides certification services for individuals and legal companies with judgment number 148/21.1.2015., E.O.P.P.E.P. Board of Directors has given UNICERT accreditation in the field of professional qualification certification. The Hellenic Accreditation System (E.SY.D.) has accredited UNICERT S.A. to ISO/IEC 17024:2012 in Person Certification (in 136 schemes). This shows that the certification process is fair and based on proven skills, and it makes certifications valid and recognized as equivalent to those given by National Accreditation Bodies of the Countries-States (European Cooperation for Accreditation). UNICERT S.A. provides great services and customizable solutions to meet all certification requirements. 

The certification experience of our executives helps us figure out what our partners need and give it to them. Our examination system was developed by the company's development team and the University of Piraeus' Research Centre. The Center of Excellence PYTHIA in Larissa was founded by UNICERT S.A. and other companies, and is one of the major shareholders. 

Pythia wants to help improve high-volume integration of different types of medical data and AI for digital health transformation. UNICERT S.A. has 1.900 authorized affiliate centers in Greece. The firm is now expanding its Management Systems Certification services for legal companies in accordance with EN ISO 9001:2015 and EN ISO/ 27001:2013. UNICERT S.A. implements several European projects, SEnDIng (591848-EPP-1-2017-1-EL-EPKA2-SSA), DIGI4ME (621673-EPP-1-2020-1-EL-EPKA2-SSA), and PYTHIA are Alliance projects, and we manage other Erasmus+ (KA2 strategic partnerships projects) as well. Lastly, we are members of the “HellasCert"-Hellenic Association Of Accredited Certification And Inspection Bodies based in Greece interested in conformity assessments, operating according to the European standards.

UNICERT - Greece

ISOB Institut für sozialwissenschaftliche Beratung GmbH - Germany

ISOB is a private organisation for research, development and evaluation with a substantial experience in internal evaluation and quality assurance processes of development projects relevent to entrepreneurship, migration management, workplace learning and digital skills development. Based in Regensburg/Bavaria, ISOB is a member of the German Society for Evaluation (DGEVAL) and works according to internationally accepted evaluation standards. 

Furthermore, ISOB developed an expertise in managing health-related   technology development projects, namely the “Bayern Innovativ“ project PeCall   (subcontracted) “Personalised E Call“ (automotive) and the Erasmus+ project“HealthCom Simulator“. ISOB is member of the Bavarian Cluster of the Sensors Technology, which is a cross cutting key technology for the health   sector. ISOB has implemented more than 60 national and international projects  as Internal Evaluation and Quality Assurance leading partner. 

ISOB will lead   the Internal Evaluation and Quality Assurance of the project (WP8). 

ISOB Institut für sozialwissenschaftliche Beratung GmbH - Germany

Centrum Wspierania Edukacji i Przedsiębiorczości (CWEP) – Poland

Centre For Education and Entrepreneurship Support (CWEP) is a non-governmental organization founded in 2004 by a group of entrepreneurs, teachers and social activists from Rzeszów, Poland. CWEP cooperates with businesses and educational institutions. The mission of CWEP is to increase the quality of education training at all levels and in all its forms, as well as to promote entrepreneurship in order to foster integration of any social group, regardless of their gender, age or ethnic origin. Particularly, the aims are to improve accessibility, quality and efficiency of education of all people, to promote and contribute to adult education, life-long learning, e-learning and the usage of new technologies in education and entrepreneurship. The Association works with many partners from Europe in order to strengthen the economic position of enterprises and provides on-line platforms for companies.

Centrum Wspierania Edukacji i Przedsiębiorczości (CWEP) – Poland
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