IoT4SMEs - Partners

Applicant: UNINETTUNO - Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO

UNINETTUNO is an International Telematics University with six faculties and more than 15.000 students from more than 165 countries enrolled to its courses, which are provided in 6 languages through its e-learning platform. The distance courses have been also broadcasted using the web-tv and the satellite channel UninettunoUniversity.TV. The didactic programs include degree courses and masters for the following faculties: Engineering, Law, Economics, Psychology, Literature and Communication Sciences. In addition, the University offers several VET courses and up to 220 MOOC courses, being one of the largest MOOC providers in Europe.

Partner: UNED - Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia

UNED is a Spanish public University founded in 1972, teaching courses at distance for students all over the world. UNED has over 260.000 students enrolled in 2012--2013 year. It is the largest university in Spain, offering several official degrees (27 EEES degrees, 49 master’s degrees, 44 doctoral programs) and more than 600 continuing education courses. UNED works intensively to update and improve its distance learning methodology through a pervasive use of ICTs, which is reflected on its educational services (CiberUNED, educational TV and Radio, UNED--mobile, etc.).

Partner: FHM - Fachhochschule Des Mittelstandes

The FHM is a private, non-profit and state-approved University of Applied Sciences. The FHM has been founded in 2000 by mediumsized enterprises and educational institutions. Since then it has developed into one of the most successful private universities in Germany. At present, there are more than 4.100 students studying at the FHM. As University of Applied Sciences, which is explicitly dedicated to the issues all around the Small and Medium enterprises, the FHM is engaged in various projects and programs aiming at identifying benefits for SMEs, caused by current social and economic developments.

Partner: UNS - Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis

The Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, founded in 1965, is a multi-disciplinary University and has establishments throughout the Alpes Maritimes in Nice, Cannes, Menton and Grasse, and is a key player in the Sophia Antipolis technological cluster. The university has 27 000 students, of which 20% are from abroad, that are distributed throughout various campuses and training and research units. It also has around 3000 teachers/researchers, offering 275 accredited programmes of study. One of the leading Digital Universities in France, UNS is also one of the top 10 "research intensive" universities and one of 20 with international ranking.

Partner:KSTP - Kauno Science and Technology Park

Kaunas Science and Technology Park is the largest partner of science and business cooperation in this Baltic country. More than 200 companies have been incubated here with a success rate exceeding 90%. Today, Kaunas STP integrate more than 70 companies from IT sector, high tech sector, consultancies, advertisement & publishing companies and associated members. More than 90% employees of Kaunas Science and Technology Park companies are graduates, students or current academic staff of Kaunas University of Technology.

Partner: CEDEL

CEDEL is one of the ELIS entities and in particular is concerned with training. CEDEL promotes, supervises and advances educational and recreational initiatives concurring to the cultural advancement, the professional training of young people, the vocational updating, qualification and re-qualification of workers, as well as the improvement of their professional and social education. In 1992 it has founded a Consortium of national and international companies ( to provide educational and training services for the members of the consortium and third-party entities.

Partner: EVM Ecosistemas Virtuales y Modulares SL

EVM is a Spanish consultancy company offering services in different ares: Engineering and Innovation, Infrastructure and Space, Funding and Co-investment, Training. EVM has designed many training programs targeted at entrepreneurs and NGOs, which reflect its special way of understanding the process improvement of both traditional companies willing to innovate, and new companiess adventuring into the fields of entrepreneurship. EVM is organized as a factory of ideas shaped by an interdisciplinary team of its own, a network of collaborators and a well-defined framework.

Partner: Madan Parque

Madan Parque is a science and technology park established in 1995, whose mission is to play an interface role between academia and businesses, by means of promoting the creation and growth of new technology-based firms and knowledge intensive projects within the region. Madan Parque runs also a technology-based incubator offering a high range of value-added services. Currently Madan Parque included 52 companies, 70% of them belongs to the ICT cluster. The main goal is to stimulate the creation of New Technology-Based Firms who benefit from the physical proximity to "FCT-UNL" ("Faculty of Sciences and Technology | NOVA University of Lisbon"), which is one of the shareholders.

Partner: Effebi - Finance and Banking

Effebi Association (Finance and Banking Organizational and HR Development Association) is a non-profit organization specialized in the management and development of HR and organizational models in banking and financial sectors. Members of the Association are the leading Italian Banking groups and medium/small Banks (over 17 banks and groups are members). Effebi Association has a consolidated experience in the management of EU projects in the field of quality assurance for VET systems, promoting innovative approach to develop/improve the use of EQARF within the sector.