Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. Aston University is home to approximately 9,500 students and is based in the centre of one of Europe’s liveliest and most welcoming cities. The University is consistently ranked in the UK’s top 40 universities confirming our place amongst the elite. Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years. The University is currently ranked 8th overall for graduate employment putting even the likes of Oxford in the shade (2013 Sunday Times University Guide).
eLearning Studios (ELS) is a limited company based in Coventry in the UK that specializes in a wide range of approaches to e-learning development. We distribute tools to support people in developing their own e-learning as well as creating bespoke e-learning solutions. We work on small projects through to large complex international projects. Our specific expertise includes: mobile learning, e-learning development, augmented reality, virtual reality, serious games, 3D learning simulations, educational media design and development and learner management systems.
BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH (www.best.at) was founded in 1990 as an independent Austrian organisation for providing continuous training, vocational qualification and career services. Its main activities comprise the development of innovative training programmes for young (+16) individuals and adults, many of them disadvantaged and with migration background, on continuous and vocational training, counselling & coaching and activation for job seekers and employees. The training schemes are client-oriented and based on both the specific needs of the labour market and the participants’ individual situations, skills and competences, previous experience and life circumstances.
HI iberia Ingeniería y Proyectos SL is a Software Development SME founded in 1999 and integrated into HI-Iberia engineering group (HI-Iberia Ingeniería y Proyectos SL, Seaplace SL and Howards Ingeniería SL). Nowadays, the group accounts more than 200 professionals, from which 130 belong to Hi-Iberia.
HI-Iberia is an established participant of European R&D space, and is currently involved in more than a dozen of FP7, Artemis and AAL running projects, coordinating several of them, and particularly, HI-Iberia R&D is focused on the following R&D areas: e-inclusion and e-health, e-learning, multimedia, mobile applications, mobile communications and embedded systems, simulation environments, security and semantics and data mining.
The Universitat de Barcelona (UB) was founded in 1450. It is structured in 5 campuses with 20 faculties and university schools, and has 106 departments teaching a complete range of courses including 69 undergraduate degrees, 67 Ph.D. programs and 130 Bologna masters, as well as its own specially tailored postgraduate courses. It is the only Spanish University to appear on the list of the world’s 200 best universities. The UB participates in an average of 150 European projects per year, for an amount of about 20 million euros a year. The UB is also the leading centre for university research in Spain (with more than 5,000 full-time researchers, technicians and research assistants) and one of the most active in Europe, both in terms of the number of research programs it runs and the excellence of its results.
Centre for Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology LTD is an independent, education, research and development organization based in Cyprus with partners around the world, which recently entered into a strategic partnership with one of the best universities in the world, YALE University. CARDET is becoming one of the leading institutions in the Mediterranean region for research and development in education, innovation, Information Communication Technologies, and entrepreneurship and has collaborated with education institutions, Ministries, and corporations in Asia, Europe, and the USA.CARDET brings together an international team of experienced professionals with extensive global expertise in training, capacity building, entrepreneurship and innovation, educational technology and serious games, adult education, capacity building for transversal and basic skills, educational policy reform, education integration for marginalized groups, learning design, e-learning, research and evaluation, needs assessment in the market environment, and strategic planning.