Fachhochschule des Mittelstands (FHM)

The FHM is a private, non-profit, and state-approved University of Applied Sciences. The FHM has been founded in 2000 by medium-sized enterprises and educational institutions. Since then, it has developed into one of the most successful private universities in Germany with a strong focus on the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises. The FHM’s goal is to provide learners with necessary theoretical and hands-on skills for their later business careers. The FHM’ concept focuses on practical career orientation, individual tutoring, and small group sizes. 

Creative Thinking Development

Creative Thinking Development (CRETHIDEV), is a nonprofit company that focuses on research, as well as the development of studies and action plans mainly in the fields of life-long learning, environmental protection, innovation, employment, local development, health, sports and culture. Through the exchange of knowledge and expertise, research and training collaborative projects and cooperation with universities, companies, public authorities, and training centers, we seek to create a knowledge repository and facilitate the networking and cooperation efforts among authorities, organizations, business associations, on a local, regional, national, European, and international level.  


Centro Italiano per l'Apprendimento Permanente (CIAPE)Italy

CIAPE is an Italian non-profit cultural association promoting lifelong learning in an innovative and inclusive way. CIAPE holds sound expertise in designing and carrying out training activities aimed at developing and validating soft skills, as well as the competencies required in the future labor market. The organization works, on a daily basis, in synergy with more than 300 like-minded entities and organizations from all over Europe and beyond. 

Development Solutions (DeSo)
North Macedonia

Development Solutions (DeSo) was founded in 2008. It is a dynamic organization based in Skopje, Macedonia which provides a range of services to clients and beneficiaries across Southeast Europe and beyond. DeSo services include project development and technical assistance related to EU and other donor funding programs, training, evaluation and measurement, and socio-economic research.  It offers many of its services on an open market, serving clients throughout Southeast Europe, the European Union, Eastern Partnership (EaP), but it also bids for international grants and tenders and implements socio-economic development projects. Its institutional clients and beneficiaries are local and national authorities (municipalities, regions, agencies, and ministries), universities & research institutes, NGOs, and other public and private organizations.


Institute for Technology Transfer and Innovations
(ITTI) Bulgaria

The Institute for Technology Transfer and Innovations (ITTI) is a HUB working towards the creation and the development of a national innovation infrastructure, the spreading of new knowledge, the stimulation of technological entrepreneurship, the transfer of knowledge and technologies and the market application of innovative products. The activities of the Institute serve as a mechanism for the development and financing of research, development and application of innovations. Critical focus in the work of the Institute is the development of cooperation between the business and the scientific community. The Institute for Technology Transfer and Innovations (ITTI) has been established in December, 2013 in the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. ITTI is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, registered according to the Law for Judicial Entities with Non-profit Purposes.



Stratigon is a unique Investment and Entrepreneurship Consulting firm which uses the timeless tool of strategy and the force of self-empowerment to help people and businesses overcome financial and social barriers. Stratigon offers a 360 support to entrepreneurship through mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs, building solid business plans and models, securing financing, advising on operational and financial efficiency, sales & marketing, governance, internal audit & compliance, but also through its expertise on Early Warning and insolvency services. In its short course of life, the firm has become the Coordinator of an Erasmus+ Small Scale Partnership, Partner in two Strategic Partnership projects and also an awarded employer of young women through the WOMEN4IT project (EEA Grants). 


It is an owner-operated company that was founded in 1999. The origins of the Bielefeld-based company go back to the project "Introduction Web in University Teaching" of the renowned Bertelsmann Foundation. Trainings-Online's main product is the fully web-based campus management system TraiNex. This software enables universities to manage their processes holistically, taking into account the needs of all stakeholders, from university management to teachers and students. In its long history, TraiNex has been continuously improved and new functionalities have been added. In addition to software development, the main focus of the work of Trainings-Online is also the testing of new technical possibilities and advising customers on their use. 


Virtual Campus is a development, training and consulting SME in the area of Technology Enhanced Learning. Its vision is to actively promote the development of the Knowledge Society by supporting public and private entities in the process of designing and developing learning strategies and projects that lead to increased societal benefits. Virtual Campus has successfully produced e-learning contents, online courses (MOOCs) and serious games for different platforms (desktops, mobile, tablet), in different environments (online, standalone) for different purposes (vocational training, emergency services, higher education, secondary education) and in different scopes (European projects, client contracts). 


Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them. 

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