HETFA is an independent think tank based in Budapest that provides evidence-based analyses of national, regional and local policy issues for decision-makers and the policy expert community. With experience in public policy evaluation and impact assessment, HETFA uses a multidisciplinary approach in its research in urban and territorial development, entrepreneurship and SME policy.
ISINNOVA, the Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems, is an independent Italian research institute that for over four decades has supported international, national and local public bodies for the analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of sustainable policies in the fields of energy, environment, transport and mobility, urban planning, and knowledge society.
APRE, the Agency for the Promotion of European Research, is a non-profit research organization. For over twenty-five years, APRE, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), has provided its members with information, support and assistance regarding participation in national and European programmes and collaborative initiatives.
SPI, the Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação, is a consulting firm created in 1997, with an excellent understanding of public and private sectors and of how clients can position themselves to foster innovation, be competitive and create prosperity. SPI’s ongoing success has resulted in the creation of several companies and representative offices worldwide.
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (NOVA) is composed of five schools in science and technology and three institutes: Tropical Medicine; Technology and Biochemistry; and Statistics and Information Management. It is an active member of the UNICA and YERUN networks and has a consolidated experience within European programmes.
The Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania is an independent higher education institution in Romania, with the aim of providing tertiary education in Hungarian, primarily for the Hungarian community living in Romania. The University has three faculties in Transylvania. The Faculty of Sciences and Arts from Cluj-Napoca offers several BA and MA programmes.
The Slovenian Forestry Institute (SFI), established in 1947, serves the public as the nation’s leading forestry research institute. With six research departments, it has developed the means to understand and quantify the structure and function of forests in Slovenia, aiming at extending the same principles in South-East Europe and on a broader scale.
Corvinus University of Budapest has 7 accredited doctoral schools, and an important element of its research strategy is to be strongly involved in international scientific research. The University’s several organisational units participate in large international interdisciplinary projects and networks that play an important role in European research.