The Partnership

The project consortium is represented by six (6) partners from four (4) European countries, and the idea is to set up a network where inter-sectorial organizations are integrated for the cooperation and collaboration from the perspective of creating a stable and long-lasting network.

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BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH AUSTRIA

Linares Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1910, the Linares Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a Public Corporation, a consultative and collaborative body liaising with the Spanish local, regional and national Administration, which represents, promotes and defends the general interests of companies in the region.

All legal or physical entities, either national or foreign, performing mercantile, commercial, industrial or service-related activities in the Linares region belong to the Chamber.

This institution provides a broad range of services to improve the resources of companies in their different fields. The services offered by the Chamber are mostly free and allow businesspeople, among other things, to have better consultancy at their disposal and a better environment where they can develop their activities.

Two main objectives among its aims:

  • Promotion and development of local economy, acting as a motor of change, analysing the trends and helping to adapt the local and regional companies to and always alive and changing market. To do it the Chamber uses its exiting tools and creates when necessary the right infrastructures.
  • To foster greater collaboration between education, training and business.

We are an important part of the process of entrepreneurial development in Linares. Therefore during the last 7 years and in order to better fulfil its objectives, we have created the following structures and have run/are running the following projects.

BUSSINESS INCUBATOR FOR THE SERVICE SECTOR. Many entrepreneurs are faced with the challenges of sustaining and maintaining their Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs), due to a lack of capital, technical and management assistance and/or business training. In light of these challenges, The Chamber established a business incubator to enable small start-up businesses to get an office space and the required support in their early stages to minimize the risk of failure. The SME Incubator also supports SMEs with their business growth needs. The Incubator provides certain common services to the occupants, like access to venture fund, marketing, infrastructure, accounting, secretarial, security, and general support services.

TECHNOLOGY-BASED ENTERPRISE INCUBATOR. A specific business incubator for technology-based start-up businesses. We offer office space, synergies, and the required support in their early stages to minimize the risk of failure. The Incubator provides certain common services to the occupants, like access to venture fund, marketing, infrastructure, secretarial, security, and general support services.

BUSSINESS INCUBATOR FOR THE INDUSTRY SECTOR. A business incubator to enable start-up industrial businesses to get a plant space and the required support in their early stages. The industrial Incubator also supports starting industries with their business growth needs. The Incubator provides certain common services to the occupants, like access to venture fund, marketing, infrastructure, accounting, secretarial, security, and legal support services.

COMPETITIVINESS, INNOVATION AND DIVERSIFICATION CENTER. Strategically located at the Linares University Campus. The Innovation Centre offers support for your business development projects, as well as new forms of innovation and internationalization. It also supports the introduction of new industrial lines, with a firm commitment to 3D-printing industry, prototyping, biomaterials, new materials, industrial cultivation and circular economy.

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Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)

CNR participates in Digital TeacherPreneur Project through the Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche (ITD).

The ITD is a research Institute of the National Research Council (CNR) of Italy, founded in 1970. It has two branches in Genova and Palermo. The ITD is the only Italian institute exclusively devoted to research in the field of educational technology.

The institute carries out strongly interdisciplinary basic and applied research studies. In fact, its researchers integrate contributions and models developed in various disciplines, such as computer science in its broader sense, cognitive science, pedagogy, school curricula subjects’.

Educational technology research studies at the ITD focus on specific learning contexts such as: the school system, university, in-service training. The ITD’s main research issues are concerned with: improving math and science education, promoting inclusion of disabled and disadvantaged people, improving lifelong learning processes through virtual communities, using digital games to foster reasoning skills and strategic thinking, entrepreneurship education, etc.

Research activities can be classified under at least four main frames of reference:

  • The pedagogical perspective deals with teaching/learning process issues, e.g. science teaching, and aims to design technology-mediated environments in response to such issues;
  • The computational perspective explores the potential of technology and how it modifies its relationship with knowledge as to “”what”” (possible topics to be studied and “”how”” (new ways of representing scientific concepts through visualization, manipulation and interaction opportunities made available by technology);
  • The cognitive perspective studies cognitive abilities that the use of computer-mediated environments either promotes or inhibits;
  • The social and cultural perspective analyzes how learning changes in different contexts, such as institutions, corporations, informal learning environments, communities of practice, etc. and how technology can change organizational styles, curricula and methodologies.

The international context, in particular the European one, is strategically crucial for the educational technology sector. Since the early EC programmes, the ITD has participated in many projects and has collaborated with major European centres, often as the project leader.

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BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH

BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH ( 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.

The institute offers training facilities for up to 15,000 students per year with some 200 staff members. The innovative training programmes for different target groups include own pedagogic and didactic approaches and materials, especially for social integration, empowerment, self-reflection and motivation, as well as ICT based methods which are constantly being updated.

As one of the first training institutes in Austria, BEST has become a certified provider of the ECDL European Computer Driving Licence, EBCL European Business Competence Licence and ECo-C European Communication Certificate, and offers respective trainings and exams. Since 2008 BEST is an official CERTNÖ Training Centre certified by Danube University Krems and approved by the Lower Austria Government.

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Asociace Malych a Strednich Podniku A Zivnostniku CR (AMSP)

AMSP CR ( was settled in 2001 and is currently the main representative of the broadest business segment in Czechia. It represents more than 300 000 Czech small and medium sized enterprises, craftsmen, unions, guilds, professional associations etc.

Through its action tools and expert committees, AMSP CR is a point of support for export policy, research, development and innovation, financing, taxes, social policy, subsidies and education. The main activities of the association are directed to ten groups of SMEs: start-up entrepreneurs, family businesses, craftsmen, women in business, commercial establishments, small restaurants, small farmers-growers, 55+ entrepreneurs, church business and rural entrepreneurs. In each of these segments, AMSP CR creates information and legislative services for its members, participates in key discussions with the government, is a member of essential legislative councils and is committed to creating a better business environment in the field of Czech legislation and administration.

The opinions of AMSP ČR are based particularly on statistical data analysis, comments and recommendations of members drawing on real-life experience, and also on the results of independent surveys performed for specific topics by a market survey agency, with methodology guaranteed by the Czech Statistical Office. It has the largest database mapping the segment of small business, which is used by both the membership and public institutions, schools or the media. The Association cooperates with many leading Czech companies and organizations and participates in both national and international projects.

AMSP CR organizes informal events as well as educational seminars or round tables for its members, offers consultations, networking meetings, participation in foreign missions, and a number of other services. Its priorities include support of its members and their visibility. AMSP ČR also publishes Trade News magazine, a number of business manuals and books, expert newsletters and manages nine web portals. It annually announces competitions for the best family business, starting entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs, self-employers in the countryside, the most active guilds and provides dozens of patronages.

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EE.PP. Sagrada Familia (SAFA)

SAFA is an institution with more than 75 years of history, always devoted to offer a deep education to the poorest population from Andalucía through its 26 schools, 20.000 students and 1500 teachers spread over the region, with a specific concern about Working Teaching.

The foundation is an educative labour lead by Jesuschrist´s Company and the network EDUCSI ( both Jesuist schools in Spain). EDUCSI, at the same time, belongs to JECSE , an European network and Educate Magis , a global community of jesuist and Christian teachers.

The target of our educational task in the overall development of the student. In this sense, we have to integrate the intelectual, body, moral, emotional dimensión that everybpdy possesses.
In our educational Project we should put first, among others, the w¡flollowing values: the social development of the student, increasing the consciousness about the injustices and inequalities in the world, the value of justice, encouraging them to be critic; the tolerance, understanding and respecting another opinions, ideas, ways of thinking and living and belief.

Education and Training in SAFA

  • Kindergarden: Children from 3 to 5 years old. It´s the first step in the Spanish educational system.
  • Primary Education: between 6 to 12 years old. We have 12 classrooms ( two per each level).
  • Secondary Education: This stage tries to prepare our students for the real world in a responsible way. It´s 4 years since 12 to 16 years old. Our school has 12 clasrooms ( 3 per each level) and a supportive area to students with special needs or students with very good marks.
  • High School: It´s not compulsory education but it gives you the chance to reach College or specialized working formation.
  • Basic working formation in electronics and electricity: The students obtain an oficial certificate and they have the posssibility to obtain the mínimum studies certificate in Spain called ESO ( Obligatory Secondary education).
  • Basic level working formation: Mechanic, Air conditioning and heat technician and Nursery.
  • High level working formation: Automotive industry high level technician, High level laboratory technician and clinical laboratory technician.

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Istituto Superiore Statale “Mario Rutelli”

I.S.S. “Mario Rutelli” is a Secondary and Technical School with three educational fields: Constructions – Environment and Territory, Tourism, and Science. The first two sectors represent the technical school of our Institute, while Science is our secondary high school. The school has 1126 students, 125 teachers and 26 employed as secretariat, technical staff and collaborators. The school has several laboratories: Chemistry and Science, Physics, Constructions where develop tests about materials, graphic design with particular to CAD/BIM 3D Modelling/Printing systems and virtual reality, Topography, foreign languages labs, Environmental and facilities lab. Moreover, we have a Library, a covered Gym, and an outside athletic area.

Our school is sited in the Palermo south district. The policy of our school is focused on youth development and integration within their communities. Our success is thanks to the quality and professionalism of the Rutelli’s staff and teachers. Moreover, the school develops specifics activity in Tourism, Cultural Heritage, Environment, Science, Spatial Planning and Design; last, but not least, is the constructions industry.

Our teachers are innovative; they encourage our pupils to study, work and apply themselves in the daily challenges. Our teachers help all students, also students with special needs. They are our flagship and in particular, the laboratory where they are included for their daily activity. the school focuses its attention also on Youth Empowerment, supporting every participation within the social dynamics. To strengthen this, the school organises seminars, educational training, youth exchanges and workshop.

The school promotes at every level, European opportunities like networks, and students exchange. It promotes multilingualism, human rights and mentoring. It is specialized in European projects, like Erasmus + Programme.

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