Eolas S.L., Spain
EOLAS S.L. offers services and support to enterprises, organizations and entities in 3 main areas, for a wide range of demands and needs from support for projects, business development and consulting to innovation. EOLAS S.L. is founded by a team of professionals with more than 20 years of experience in idea generation, identification of financing schemes, proposal preparation, partner search and management of international, European, national and regional projects. It combines the knowledge and experience of in the field of economics, innovation and enterprise organization with engineering, allowing the company to integrate both the technical coordination as well as the economic aspects of project management.
University of Southern
The University of Southern Denmark is the 3rd largest university in Denmark. It has five faculties with 31,000 students – 20% of whom are international – and 3,400 employees distributed across five regional campuses. The Department of Marketing & Management (IMM) is a department under the Faculty of Business and Social Science. It’s Centre for Integrative Innovation Management is bridging two faculties: Social Sciences and Engineering. The Centre adopts a cross-disciplinary approach because understanding and promotion of innovation from the initial idea to commercialization requires the combination of engineering, management and marketing.
Asociacion de Idustrias de Conocimiento y Tecnologia, Spain
GAIA’s mission is to boost the development and growth in the Engineering, Consulting, Electronics-IT and Telecommunications sectors, and to favor the assimilation and efficient usage of the sector’s technologies, with the aim of collaborating in the development of the Information and Knowledge Society. Also, it is a regional Cluster and it promotes the Networking with the key stakeholders within the Basque Country, and policy and ICT Deployment to the industry within the region. GAIA represents the ICTA sector (Knowledge and applied technologies industries), which constitutes a competitive advantage to accelerate the transformation of companies, territory and society with the aim of positioning Basque Country in the New Economy.
The main goal of Green Innovation A/S is “making green business good business”. Green Innovation Group A/S noticed that there is a need for cooperation between municipalities, ministries, foundations, agencies and large companies to achieve this objective and find more sustainable alternatives for their organization. The company thus provides services which help to accelerate the green transition by matching real needs in the private and public sector with green innovative solutions. This comprises the connection of green startups and incumbents to fuel green innovation change. Green Innovation Group A/S operates in 8 EU partner countries.
bwcon GmbH (bwcon) has been founded in 2014 and is the commercial branch of bwcon e.V, a network with more than 700 members composed of startups, SMEs and corporates from the fields of energy, mobility, production, health. Today bwcon is Baden-Württemberg’s leading facilitator for innovation in the technology sector. Being more precise, bwcon coordinates the technology transfer from research to industry by starting with early stage concepts at universities such as the Opportunity Recognition Workshops for PhD candidates and researchers from the ICT sector. bwcon also organizes summer academies, hackathons and idea factory workshops for students with various modules relevant for sensitization on entrepreneurship such as design thinking, effectuation, business modelling, prototyping or the lean startup method. For established companies, bwcon offers services that support them in their innovation strategy.
Hochschule der Medien, Germany
Hochschule der Medien (HdM) in Stuttgart is a public higher education institution (funded by the state of Baden-Württemberg) that trains media specialists for companies, organizations and institutions. It covers a broad spectrum of media expertise; for example from printed media to electronic media or from library science to advertising. About 30 accredited Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs mirror this diversity. At the moment, more than 5000 students are registered at the university. As a University of Applied Sciences, HdM has a special focus in academic training with strong connections to regional and national businesses.