BUSINESS TRAINING SA is the project coordinator.
Business Training (BT, www.businesstraining.be), located in Brussels, Belgium, is a leading VET institution, providing a wide range of training activities and learning solutions in the ICT field. Its mission is to achieve high-quality skills and competencies for ICT professionals; whilst improving the accessibility and quality of VET provision in the field and providing lifelong learning opportunities to a wide range of learners in support of economic, social and community development. Its accumulated experience has been built on solid ground as Business Training has been providing cutting-edge ICT training sessions for about 20 years. Business Training has been also awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification (2012) and has been a Microsoft Gold Partner since March 2009.
The Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC, www.upc.edu) is the largest and most prestigious technical university in Catalonia, Spain. The University offers a wide range of academic programs in engineering, computer science and adjacent disciplines including telecommunications, civil engineering, applied sciences, architecture, industrial design & manufacturing, environmental management, and marine sciences. The University is also committed to promoting cutting-edge research in fields with growth potential and considerable social applications and implications. Founded in March 1971, UPC is organized into 30 departments, which are the home of over 30,000 students and 3,000 scientists and academic staff. UPV delivers its educational programs via 20 schools located in Barcelona and nearby cities. UPC is consistently ranked as one of the leading European universities in the ICT and engineering fields. The U.S. News & World Report ranks UPC among the top 10 universities in Europe for computer science. Overall, UPC is classified into the top 2% of the world’s best universities (QS World University Rankings 2018).
The Institute of Cognitive Science and Technologies (ISTC, www.istc.cnr.it) is the most prominent research institution on cognitive science in Italy. The Institute was founded in 2001 on the initiative of the National Research Council (where the Institute administratively belongs to) with the aim to promote technical excellence in the field of intelligent systems through an interdisciplinary approach in research and development.
The Lithuanian Computer Society (LIKS, www.liks.lt) is the largest professional body representing the ICT sector in Lithuania. It is a non-profit scientific association that brings together computing professionals, industry leaders, educators, employees and amateurs of computing science, with the aim to advance informatics, enhance the development of ICT skills, and improve digital literacy from a conceptual standpoint to any practical application. Founded in 1989, LIKS delivers authoritative independent knowledge and technology insights, building relevant technology capacity and capability that catalyses innovation and speeds the adoption of new information and communication technologies for the benefit of commerce, government, and society.
EXELIA (www.exelia.gr), a creative learning solutions company in Athens, Greece, designs and develops educational and training games, and offers continuous vocational training for social skills with innovative methodologies, based on innovative pedagogical methods/practices such as game-based learning. EXELIA specializes in using ICT as an enabling factor for innovation and excellence in education and training, developing advanced educational software and material such as simulation games, MOOCs and Open Educational Resources (OERs).