University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin (WSEI) is a non-state higher education institution, funded in 2001. WSEI offers full university degree programmes in a range of academic disciplines. With over 6 000 students (of which approx. 80 % extramural learners), is a nationally recognized university, demonstrating a commitment to engage in partnerships with EU organizations and institutions to support education, training and research.
According to national ranking “Perspectives” 2017- WSEI is located on 1st place of non public universities in Region and 18th on general national list. From 6 years WSEI regularly receives certificate “The School of Leaders” issued by The Foundation of High Education Development.
WSEI offers a distinctive educational experience, through a range of vocationally related courses / undergraduate, graduate & postgraduate courses, incl. economics, management, computer science, supported by a strong research and knowledge transfer activities (Centre for Information Technology and Transport Safety).
All programs offered by WSEI are accredited by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and qualified for relevant grants. WSEI has also introduced the ECTS points system to apply the EU standards in terms of recognition of our diploma internationally. Lately, WSEI is also implementing a modular system of teaching at nearly all fields of studies.
The educational offer of University is constantly modified to match up the demands of the labor market, which is expressed by creating new programs and specialties. The high level of educational process is maintained by almost 400 diligently selected didactic staff with proper academic degrees and necessary academic experience. WSEI also posses excellent didactic facilities (11 laboratories, e.g. modern audio-visual and multimedia labs) to support teaching and learning experience and build bridges between education, business and industry.
The University maintains close co-operation with many education institutions across Europe, adopting an increasingly international outlook, and is committed to maintaining a high level of research arising from scientific programs along with the development of the collaborative links with industry, commerce and also R&D sector on an international level.
The Project Team at WSEI has an extensive experience in preparing applications, implementing and coordinating projects, which have been selected for funding under the range of EU initiatives. We focus on building bridges between business and academic sector, creating links between work and education through introducing new innovative methods and tools to academic curricula.
Research in the University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin is supported by the Centre for Projects and International Cooperation as well as Finance Department, which are both experienced in assisting with the budgetary and management of EU founded projects. In the field of the EU funded projects we have an experience with Erasmus (studies, work placements, intensive programmes, multilateral projects), LDV (VETPRO, TOI) and other initiatives on national and international level. We have also acted as experts for other EU projects.
The Aspire-igen group is the largest vocational and training organisation in the Yorkshire region (an area with a population of over 5 million). The group is a not-for-profit social enterprise with 22 years’ experience of supporting young people into employment. Levels of social deprivation in Yorkshire are among the worst in the UK, with widespread pockets of exclusion and unemployment.
The group supports social inclusion and regeneration by providing a range of guidance and training services. This includes delivering vocational training programmes for NEET young people to prepare them for entry into the labour market and offer advice in 28 schools in the region. We are a recognised centre of excellence for professional development and provide training for careers and guidance professionals.
Aspire-igen employs over 150 permanent staff across the region. These staff members help the organisation engage with over 3,000 NEET young people through our vocationaltraining courses, deliver around 36,500 guidance sessions to adults and work with over 10,000 young people via other skills and guidance events (school careers fairs etc.).
Through its Aspire-international department’s involvement in Euroguidance, Aspire-igen has been the European resource centre for the UK guidance community since 1992. We are a source of information on education and guidance in other European countries, and work closely with other services in the UK, such as Europass, Eurodesk and EURES, to support individuals looking to make the most of work or study opportunities abroad. We support British advisors in their work with new arrivals to the country, promoting long term integration and social inclusion of migrants. We also organise and host study visits and job shadowing for colleagues across Europe to share best practices, particularly within the field of digital advancements and the value new technology can add to careers guidance and VET.
The Aspire-igen group places a great deal of importance on monitoring the quality standards of all training and guidance programmes delivered both internally and externally. We were rated as Good in our last Ofsted (the National Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) inspection and are accredited by both the Matrix quality standard and Investors in People.
CARDET is the leading research and development centre in the Mediterranean region with global expertise in entrepreneurship, digital skills, and capacity building. As the largest independent non- profit centre based in Cyprus, CARDET is independently affiliated with universities and institutions from around the world, such as the Yale University, the University of Nicosia and the International Council of Educational Media.
CARDET has completed more than 400 projects relating to education, entrepreneurship, inclusion, new technologies, digital skills, upskilling pathways, and innovation. CARDET brings together an international team of experts with decades of global expertise in education research and development. Members of our team, board of directors, and advisory board have served in high profile positions for organisations like UNESCO, Commonwealth of Learning, OECD, Google, and the American Educational Research Association.
The CARDET team has successfully participated in projects in more than 45 countries, several of which were supported by the European Commission, the United Nations Development Program, Microsoft, Google, The Commonwealth of Learning, international agencies and governments around the world.
One of our core strengths is our ability to carefully plan, implement, execute and evaluate projects in various contexts. The management team is supported by 10 members of the board and advisory board, who are all international veterans in education, business, research, and evaluation. CARDET currently employees 50 full-time and part-time staff and collaborates with 100s of decidated volunteers. The majority of the team members hold graduate degrees (Masters and/or PhD) in areas of education, research methodology, social sciences, business, instructional design, web development, and evaluation.
CARDET is a formal member of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, which brings together Member States, companies, social partners, non-profit organisations and education providers, who take action to tackle the lack of digital skills in Europe. CARDET is also the ambassador and the focal point for EPALE (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe)- https://ec.europa.eu/epale/ in Cyprus.
INNOVA is a private technology and business accelerator, created in Rome in 1993. It offers incubation and acceleration services to startups and innovative companies operating in cutting edge disruptive technologies in ICT (AI, IoT, machine learning, Industry 4.0 technologies) and biotech fields. INNOVA holds branches in Italy, Poland (TECH-IN), Spain
(INGENIERÍA y INNOVACIÓN), UK (INAVYA) and US (ICG - Boston). The US company operates within the Cambridge Innovation Centre (MIT Incubator) supporting the creation of new US-EU venture capital scaleup partnerships.
INNOVA provides specialised support for technology validation, market acceleration, IPR protection and internationalisation. Main areas of expertise ranges from innovation assessment, to technology validation, technology transfer and market take-up.
INNOVA counts on its own internal applied research lab (LABOR), certified by the Italian Ministry of Research, with competencies in design, prototyping and testing in sectors such as mechanics, IT, electronics and chemistry. LABOR is also a successful technology partner in EC-funded projects especially for funding schemes dedicated to SMEs (SME Instrument, EIC.
An early stage seed capital fund complements the INNOVA business model through its technology venture fund, INVENT, that has launched so far more than 80 startups and currently holds participation in 14 high-tech startups and university spin-offs in Italy and UK in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Space applications, medical devices, and innovative materials.
INNOVA assists also companies in completing series A (optimisation of products and user base) and B (expansion of the market reach) financing rounds.
INNOVA is technical advisor and consultant to international companies, leading research centres and universities across Europe, and institutional partners, among which the European
Commission, the European Investment Bank, the World Bank.
In its constant mission to bridge research and market, since 1993 INNOVA:
- Has a longstanding experience in managing and contributing to EU-funded projects. In more than 25 years it has coordinated 24 projects and was involved in more than 100 as technical partner providing SW development services, specialised training, business modelling, IPR landscape assessment and scientific communication.
- Launched over 1,500 international technology transfer actions on European level
- Conveyed more than 8,000 hours of training worldwide on innovation, technology transfer, IPR, and technology internationalisation
- Promoted the creation of more than 80 high-tech start-ups especially in the digital tech, Space applications and medical devices
- Carried out LCA and LCC comparative studies in the framework of several European R&D projects.
Since 2018 INNOVA is Startup Europe Ambassador and is from January 2020 is project coordinator of the EU supported initiative B-HUB for EUROPE for the creation of a European
hub to support blockchain technologies acceleration to the market and scaleup.
Innovation Frontiers IKE is an innovative educational technology & research company that specializes in creating educational, engaging, and entertaining learning experiences that incorporate innovation, creativity, and gamification to enhance flow for learners. Our company offers a wide spectrum of solutions, including interactive custom eLearning, Serious Games, Open Educational Resources, Training Simulations, Educational Animations and Mobile Learning. We combine game design, game technology, instructional design and psychology to master the art of crafting learning games, simulations and training. All developments are tailored precisely to our clients’ individual needs. What is more the company integrates the implications of educational neuroscience in classroom so as to improve the efficiency of learning and teaching.
As an innovative eLearning production company, we bring the transformative force of Artificial Intelligence to eLearning development and implementation. Virtually anyone in your company or organization can benefit from AI-powered eLearning. AI is capable to improve the learning process resulting in higher knowledge transfer, decreased costs, greater transparency of the eLearning outcomes, data-informed program implementation, and, last but not least, the capability to provide deeply engaging personal learning experiences for the learners at all levels of your organization.
To us, learning is never a one-size-fits-all approach, and therefore, any learning solution we produce is tailored to each organization’s goals and needs. Our clients often know what their learners need to know, but they may not know the best way to get there.
Moreover, Innovation Frontiers IKE develops, implements and coordinates european educational projects related to virtual and augmented reality; robotics; online school tutoring; production of digital educational resources; development of multiplatform educational games; management and optimization of educational platforms; education for the media and integration of ICT in classrooms to enhance the learning process.