Fondazione Democenter

Luca Azzani

Democenter-Sipe Foundation is a technology transfer centre committed to promoting innovation with particular focus to Industrial Automation and Information Science Technologies. It associates Public Administrations, Research Institutions, Enterprise Associations and directly more than 60 Industrial Companies mainly acting in the mechanical, electronic-mechanical, electronic and other fields of the manufacturing industry. This network enables DemoCenter-Sipe to act effectively as a technology transfer centre, promoting demonstration programs, specialized conferences and also providing managerial and technical support to the companies wishing to pursue innovation and carry out research projects.

Democenter has a strong connection with the local, regional and national ecosystem for entrepreneurship: it is partner of about 1000 companies of the territory including large companies and SMEs. Moreover, it  has established good collaboration arrangements with Universities of its region, in particular the University of Modena & Reggio Emilia and the University of Bologna in order to enhance its' innovation and research capabilities.

It has more than 15 years of experience in European Projects and took part to more than 30 EU funded projects, mainly focused on Industrial Automation and ICT, covering key roles in management, demonstration and dissemination activities.


Agenzia per l'Energia e lo Sviluppo Sostenibile di Modena

Lisa Sentimenti

The energy agency of Modena "Agenzia per l'Energia e lo Sviluppo Sostenibile" (AESS) was founded in 1999 with the support of the EC SAVE II Programme by five partners (Modena Municipality and Province, Chamber of Commerce, the former energy utility of Modena "META" and the former local transport company "ATCM"). From then on, more members joined: Legambiente (environmental association), Unione Italiana Consumatori (consumer association), two local utilities and several Town Councils. 

AESS is a nonprofit organization and a member of the Energy Agency Italian network RENAEL. It is also accredited as Energy Saving Company by the Italian energy authority AEEG. AESS is primarily involved in the promotion of renewable energy sources, energy efficency and reduction of energy consumption among Local Authorities, SMEs, schools and consumers

Executive director Piergabriele Andreoli is a senior expert, having more than 10 years experience in renewables and energy saving issues. 



Jose Antonio Crespo

OpenAula is a private Spanish training company integrated into the Erhardt Group which have a track record and experience dating back over more than a century.

OpenAula is focused on the e-Learning training segment and has its own on-line training methodology, develops contents, has its training management and distribution platform, and implements comprehensive training actions in the organisations. By marketing its technological services using the on-demand model, the customers do not need to invest in expensive technological infrastructures.


Aliter - Escuela Internacional de Negocios, S.L.

Marta Galvez-Canero

Aliter - International Business School (, is an Spanish education company founded in 1999 and based in Madrid. Aliter has an humanistic philosophy and is specialized on enterprise development, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Women & Leadership, Wine, International Trade and the Economy in this new age of globalization, among others.


Virtech Ltd.

Stefan Spiridonov

Virtech is a Bulgarian R&D software company specialising in the advanced application of information and communication technologies (ICT). The company applies the knowledge and experience of international research and development into a wide range of services, consultancy, training and developments. It manages teams of high-skilled researchers, computer programmers, web designers, e-Work and e-Learning specialists. Virtech integrates their knowledge and experience of international research & development into a wide range of services including consultancy, training and software development.


Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia – Institute for Business Education

Sašo Pristavec

CPU(Institute forBusiness Education) is the subsidiary company of GZS (Chamber of Commerce of Slovenia). As suchhasa good startingposition for thenetworking needsof the economywithvocational and technicaleducation, as we like to say connects sphere of labour market with sphere of education and training. CPUoffersvarious forms oftraining, both formal andinformal. CPUhas a longtraditionin the field ofeducation. In recent years; however, CPU has become an importantpartnerinnational and international projects. In theprojects CPUact as coordinatororpartner. CPUis distinguished bycreativity andeffectiveness, flexibility and credibility, so more and morepartner organizations’decideto cooperatewith us.


Swedish Federation of Business Owners

Jan L. Schreil

Företagarna creates better conditions to start, operate, develop and own businesses in Sweden. Our work is to promote entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial rights and contribute to a climate that makes it easy and attractive to power companies.

Företagarna is the largest business organization in Sweden. We represent 75,000 workers and has 260 local associations that make up a broad network. Our members are entrepreneurs who own their own businesses or who support our work.


Yeditepe University

Manu Dube

The university ( was founded in 1996 as part of the ISTEK foundation.  Since inception its’ aim has been to offer a level of education on a par with global standards utilising qualified and experience academic staff and a strong technological infrastructure.  With twelve faculties offering undergraduate programmes and six institutes offering post-graduate education, it is currently the largest non-profit foundation university in Turkey.  The Yeditepe Faculty of Commerce has its roots in applied sciences and vocational studies, striking a balance between academic excellence and the contemporary expectations of the workplace.


Scientific Research Department at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

Albena Antonova

The Scientific Research Centre (NIS) is the department of Sofia University, the biggest and oldest Bulgarian university, responsible for administration and support of the research and project activities on a contract basis.

Annually, NIS administrates over 300 project contracts with a total value of about 5 Mio EUR. Projects are funded on a contract basis by the National Research Fund (60%), the EC Programmes (30%), and by the industry. Over 500 researchers, mainly from the academic staff of Sofia University and 93 specialists from NIS take part in these activities.

The research activities carried out through the Scientific Research Centre range over almost all fields of natural and social science. 


Totem Learning Limited

Richard Smith

Totem Learning design and develop Simulations and Games for Learning. Specialising in Corporate Training and Education, Totem’s games include soft skills training such as Leadership, as well as hard skills such as welding. With a core team benefitting from over a decade's experience in Serious Games, Totem's focus is on high quality instructional design which utilises games mechanics to engage and motivate learners.


British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce

Chris Barton

With over 500 members, the British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (, founded in 1911, is an independent, non-profit organisation that sets out to promote the interests of its membership in respect to commercial links between businesses in the United Kingdom and Portugal.

We achieve this mainly through a programme of networking events and by making available a number of very useful business services.

The British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce is a totally independent organisation, financed solely by the subscriptions of our members and through profits arising from Chamber events and the services we provide.