The consortium is composed of partners from 7 countries from different regions; Cyprus, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom. It is a mix of public and private organisations, profit and non-profit organisations which will bring different perspectives and experiences to the project.

Institute of Technology Tralee

ITT has been at the forefront of learning since its establishment and has since, gained a reputation as a centre for distinction for teaching, learning and research. The Institute offers a range of full-time and part-time courses ranging from foundation level, through to certificate, degree, post-graduate and doctoral level. It has a community of over 3,500 students an over 250 academic staff, consisting of a diverse mix of home, EU and overseas students. As an academic institute and home to the Centre of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development research centre, ITT possesses the resources, European profile and creditability to manage the project reach out to policy-makers nationally and European-wide.


Emcra GmbH is a leading consulting and training small enterprise in the field of EU project funding and transnational project management. The main business area is Vocational Education and Training (VET); emcra raises the competencies and qualifies professionals from enterprises, social enterprises and non-profit organisations to succeed in EU projects following quality standards. The emcra team consists of 16 staff members, most of them having more than 10 years of experience in European Project Management and possessing international work experience, cooperation with a multiplicity of actors from private and public sectors.


Exponential Training & Assessment Limited

Exponential Training & Assessment Limited is a vocational education, training supplier operating in over 50 countries worldwide and specialises in the following areas:

  • Development and delivery of online, distance and blended learning programmes
  • Development and management of online learning platforms
  • Delivery of vocational qualifications for managers, SME owners and business coaches


ETA is well versed in the use of project and programme management methodologies including the application of such methodologies in European funded projects. The company delivers project management training to SME owners, managers and business coaches.




Eurocrea Merchant

EM is a consulting and training company based in Italy, with two offices located in Milan and Naples. Their aim is to improve the competitiveness of the Italian society, through business development, training and creation of transnational partnerships. Their core business if focused on three main lines of expertise:

  • Consulting and Advising (highly specialised services to support SMEs development)
  • Education and Training (training courses for young and adult people on different subjects relevant to their areas of expertise, with a focus on entrepreneurship education)
  • European projects (innovative projects in the fields of vocational training, adult education, SME development and promotion of sustainable development strategies).


Cyprus Project Management Society

CPMS is a non-profit organisation established in 2008 which aims to promote international project management standards and techniques in Cyprus and introduce the benefits from the application of the project management culture in companies and the society in general. CPMS is the national association in Cyprus of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), one of the largest project management associations in the world.


Business Development Friesland

BDF develops and executes projects focused on growth for SMEs and the increase and sharing of knowledge between companies, schools and governments. The legal status of BDF is a foundation, from it origin it serves the needs of the supporting the regional economy and employment. In addition to regional projects, BDF often initiates, leads and participates in European projects and is a well experienced project manager. Since its establishment in 2002, BDF actively supported over a 100 start-up companies during their first steps. BDF runs its own incubator. It also has a very strong European network as it is member of the EBN (European BIC Network) and also EEN (European Enterprise Network) member.

AVACA Technologies S.A.

AT is an independent consultancy based in Athens Greece, which provides consulting, informatics and engineering services. AT has considerable experience in the management and implementation of complex software application using open source technologies and tools. It has developed its own products including a web platform for shipping companies, an eCommerce platform, eLearning platform, a content management system, a few gaming titles with its gaming framework. AT is constantly investing in R&D using it as the source for its product development and in staff training to new technologies.