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University of Patras, School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Applied Electronics Laboratory (UoP-ApEL), Greece

The Applied Electronics Laboratory (APEL) is one of the main laboratories in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras. It was founded in 1974 and it is responsible for courses in the area of Analog and Digital Electronics, Microelectronics, Microprocessors and Microcomputers, Embedded Systems, Telecommunication Electronics and Real Time Networks.

National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics (ICI), Romania

Since 1970 the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics – ICI Bucharest has been acting as a leading unit in Romanian IT R&D.

Ministry of Education, Youth and Science (MOMH), Bulgaria

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Science is a legal organization with a main office in Sofia. The MEYS supports activities, programmes and projects, which are focused on encouraging scientific research in the Republic of Bulgaria.

University of Macedonia, Research Committee (UOM), Greece

The University of Macedonia of Economic and Social Sciences was established in 1948, and currently has ten departments: Department of Applied Informatics, Department of Information Management, Department of Accounting and Finance, Department of Business Administration, Department of Economics, Department of International and European Economic and Political Studies, Department of Educational & Social Studies, Department of Balkan, Slavonic & Oriental Studies, Department of Marketing, Department of Music Science & Art. Furthermore, the departments of the University of Macedonia offer four departmental and three interdepartmental postgraduate programmes.

Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), Austria

Acting as a social-profit organisation, ZSI conducts research on any kind of socially embedded innovation, making innovation processes apparent and pliable.

Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports (MIZKS) /former Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology/, Slovenia

The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports (former Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology) performs tasks in the field of higher education, research, technology, and development of information society. Directorate for the Information Society is responsible for accelerated, harmonised and efficient development of the information society based on knowledge and ICT.

University of Ljubljana (UL), Faculty of Economics, Slovenia

The University of Ljubljana (UL) was established in 1919. With its more than 56,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students; total of 22 faculties, 3 academies of art and 1 university college employ approx. 3500 teaching and research staff and nearly 900 technical and administrative staff.

Bulgarian Association of Software Companies (BASSCOM), Bulgaria

Bulgarian Association of Software Companies (BASSCOM) is the representative organization of the Bulgarian software sector. Established for 10 years, today BASSCOM unites over 50 Bulgarian software companies and branches of international corporations, many of them developing solutions in some of the most perspective technological areas.

General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT), Greece

The General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Ministry of Development, is the competent authority for Research policy design and implementation in Greece.

Institute for Sociology, Center for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (IS CSS HAS), Hungary

The Institute, with around 40 associates is currently the biggest research establishment of Hungarian sociology. The researchers of the Institute conduct the empirical study of social processes with aspirations of developing sociological theories and methodology.

Industrial Systems Institute/RC Athena (ISI), Greece

The Industrial Systems Institute (I.S.I.) is a public research institute founded in Patras, Western Greece on 1998. Since 2003, I.S.I. is part of the Research and Innovation Centre in Information, Communication, and Knowledge Technologies “Athena” (RC Athena), operating under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Research and Technology (G.S.R.T) of the Greek Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning, and Religious Affairs.

"Mihajlo Pupin" Institute (MPI), Serbia

"Mihajlo Pupin" Institute (MPI) is a leading Serbian R&D institution in ICT, the biggest and the oldest in the whole SEE area. It was founded in 1946 and has 250 researchers.

Ministry of Science and Technological Development (MSTD), Serbia

The main ambition of the Ministry of Science and Technological Development is to enable science to fully realize its potential in driving the economy and society forward. By setting high standards on project selection, strengthening international collaboration and increasing government spending on science, the Ministry wants to establish Serbia as a modern society in which innovation, originality and knowledge are key factors in development.

University of Montenegro (UoME), Montenegro

University of Montenegro is the only public university in the country with around 21000 students, which is more than 70% of students’ population. It has university units located in 9 Montenegrin cities. It is a comprehensive University which includes 19 faculties, 3 institutes and 3 independent study programs.