Bayreuth Research Institute for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (BF/M)

The Bayreuth Research Institute for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (BF/M) was founded in 1979 as a non-profit registered association with close connection to the University of Bayreuth. Lead by a board of directors consisting of professors from the Faculty of Law and Economics at the University of Bayreuth, intensive cooperation with renowned research institutions, such as the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Computer Science, is lived. The proximity to the University of Bayreuth enables us to answer current questions on emerging topics and to pass on this knowledge to small and medium-sized enterprises. BF/M-Bayreuth gained experience in the implementation of more than 70 scientific research and transfer projects whose results contribute to the local economic development.

The institute works on the research, development and introduction of efficient methods and instruments of corporate management. Against the background of increasing globalization of the economy, the growing importance of the service sector as well as modern information and communication technologies, the BF/M-Bayreuth currently focuses its research activities on Corporate Networks, Internationalisation of SMEs, Competence management in SMEs, Digitization of SME as well as Corporate financing and controlling.

Mykolas Romeris University

MRU is an international university located in Lithuania. Modern, creative and entrepreneurial academic community has raised MRU to the leading university in social sciences and interdisciplinary research in Lithuania. MRU cooperates closely with over 300 universities, public and private institutions, takes part in academic, professional and inter-sectorial networks. MRU has a full membership of the following international higher education organizations: International Association of Universities, European University Association, European Association for International Education, European-Asian Knowledge Consortium Social Technologies for Smart and Inclusive Society, etc.

Currently MRU enrols approximately 9.000 students and employs over 700 academic staff. The university offers more than 100 doctoral, master and bachelor study programmes, over 80% of them have international accreditation. The most popular study programmes are law, management, public administration, psychology, social work, public security, etc.

MRU is structured within the Faculty of Economics and Finance Management, Faculty of Politics and Management, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Public Security, Institute of Educational Sciences and Social Work, Institute of Humanities, Institute of Psychology. Research and innovation is implemented at the Social Innovations Laboratory Network MRU LAB that includes 16 laboratories and Research and Innovation Support Centre. MRU research and innovation is carried out in the framework of the interdisciplinary priority research area Social Innovations for Global Growth and 5 research programmes, such as Justice, Security and Human Rights; Social Technologies; Sustainable Growth in the Context of Globalization; Improving the Quality of Life and Advancing Employment Opportunities; Continuity and Change of Values in Global Society.

Hafelekar Business Consultancy

Hafelekar Business Consultancy Ltd. was founded in 2001. Hafelekar combines expertise in managerial, social and educational sciences. Customers are business companies, non-profit organisations as well as clients in the public sector.

Hafelekar is mainly engaged in the following lines of business: Business consulting, Innovation Management, Social Research, Evaluation, Validation of informal and non-formal learning, Development of (ICT) training models, Curricula design, Analysis of training needs and Process Management. A close cooperation exists with numerous universities in Austria and around Europe. Hafelekar is also integrated in a dense network of VET and related institution and bodies.

Academy of Business and Health Sciences

Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu i Nauk o Zdrowiu in Lodz, Poland was founded as a result of the decision of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education from 21st September 2006.

For the last over decade the Academy permanently develops and broadens its offer; focusing on the high quality of education, learning a profession in a practical way, successfully outstripping the competition. Candidates from the whole region and even from the most remote parts of Poland come to study at the Academy.

Cooperating closely with the best academic teachers and professionals – practitioners – in the field of medical sciences, pedagogy and psychology we have managed to build an Academy where currently almost 600 students are learning on the first and second degrees of studies and the same number again on postgraduate studies. Excellent reception among professionals resulted in the offering to students’ syllabus, which is designed to convey to the Graduates not only the necessary theoretical and encyclopedic knowledge but first of all to make them prepare for the future career.

The Academy is offering also modern teaching facilities. It has at its disposal fully-equipped laboratories: cosmetology lab Klapp, podology lab Podopharm, massage lab Habys, make-up and styling lab, food technology lab and chemical lab. Comfortable interiors of teaching premises bring out pleasant aesthetic feelings and encourage to work. Well-known and reputable companies in the field of medicine, cosmetology and health, scientists and practitioners regarded as authorities in their fields, are our partners in education.

The Center for European Educational Initiatives is an all-academy organizational unit established in May 2011, whose aim is to support and stimulate the processes of sustainable development of a modern and open society.

CEIE deals with the initiation of partnerships and agreements aimed at social integration, promotion of participation in social and public life of children, youth and adults, especially 50+ and development of volunteering, through the organization of training, workshops, seminars, conferences, debates and other forms of education.
The aim of CEIE is to equalize access to education, active participation in social life and development of key competencies determining the development of a society based on knowledge and people’s activity.

CEIE cooperates with local and regional authorities, non-governmental organizations and european educational and training institutions supporting science and education.
The priority is to use modern technologies in the process of developing educational instruments and to disseminate and implement good practices.

Consulenza direzionale di Paolo Zaramella

Italian consultancy and training firm, founded in 2007. The CEO and founder, Mr Paolo Zaramella, 47 years old, is a senior consultant and trainer, with a degree in business administration. The company offers a wide set of services: consultancy for micro and SMEs; training programme for managers, entrepreneurs, workers; research activities; EU projects. The company experience includes also several EU projects (mainly Leonardo da Vinci, Erasmus +, Interreg and H2020). As small company, often it acts as main coordinator of a local network, composed i.e. by Universities, Chambers of Commerce, Trade associations and other training/VET providers. The company worked with other 700 micro and small businesses, not only coming from Veneto Region (North East part of Italy) but also centre/south.