PARTNERS

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Within the Metaverse
Academy Consortium

Explore the collaborative strength of our committed partners dedicated to enhancing academic and professional training in the essential skills for immersive technology.

Coordinator

Bursa Eskişehir Bilecik Kalkınma Ajansı

Bursa, Türkiye

BEBKA is a local public organization that directs development by enhancing coordination and cooperation among public sector, private sector and non-governmental organizations; offering local-oriented solutions for local problems and promoting sustainable development by means of green transformation and circular economy. In order to fulfill this mission, BEBKA is actively working in six pillars: Entrepreneurship, Green and digital transition, Vocational Education Training and Innovation, Rural development and youth employment.

PARTNER 01

Sabancı Üniversitesi

Istanbul, Türkiye

Sabanci University is internationally recognised as one of the most research-oriented and innovative universities in Turkey. In 2023, SU was ranked among the top 500 universities in the world and 2nd in Turkey according to THE World University Rankings. Since the Sabanci team has more than 20 years of research and application experience on Technology Enhanced Learning and Immersive Technologies, this expertise will be brought to the project. The coordinator managed 3 similar Erasmus+ projects in the past and is currently conducting research on AR/VR/XR. The team also successfully completed a national MOOC project.

PARTNER 02

Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai

Cluj- Napoca, Romania

UBB is a leading university in Romania, a model of multiculturalism, and a member of the EUTOPIA consortium, focused on high-quality, innovative and modern education, research and social engagement. With an academic tradition that started in 1581, UBB is the oldest and the largest university in Romania, and it has an academic community of over 50,000 people. Starting in 2016 till now, UBB has held the highest position in Romania in the University Metaranking – a comprehensive academic ranking which combines the major international university rankings, like ARWU, QS, THE, etc.

PARTNER 03

Universitat Jaume Ι De Castellon

Castellón, Spain

The Universitat Jaume I de Castellón (UJI) is a public university in the Valencian Community, established in 1991 to contribute to social, economic, and cultural development through knowledge creation. With 13,685 students, it offers 32 undergraduate degrees, 42 postgraduate master’s degrees, and 33 specialization courses across four areas. The university consists of 28 departments and 14 research institutes focused on various knowledge areas, fostering strong connections with the Valencian region’s economic and social sectors. Recognized by the European Commission, UJI received the “HR Excellence in Research” award in 2020. It ranks 9th in Spain according to THE World University Rankings 2020 and is among the top 700 globally by the Shanghai list.

PARTNER 04

Vaal University Of Technology

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa

Vaal University of Technology (VUT) is a higher education institution in South Africa situated in a historically industrial area on the Vaal Region in the town of Vanderbijlpark, Sedibeng District Municipality. VUT enrolls about 20 000 students annually from all over South Africa and Africa. The university has four diverse faculties namely the Faculty of Human Sciences, Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences, Faculty of Management Sciences and Faculty of Engineering & Technology, offering a wide range of qualifications. The language of tuition is mainly English, but Sesotho, Sepedi and Isizulu are widely spoken by staff and students and accommodated in certain aspects of the university business.

PARTNER 05

Bulgarian-Romanian Chamber Of Commerce And Industry

Ruse, Bulgaria

The Bulgarian-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BRCCI) is a private association of companies interested in developing their business in Bulgaria and/or Romania. The Chamber forms an active platform for exchanging market information, business contacts, and experience focused on one primary goal: helping our clients achieve sustainable growth. BRCCI offers a full package of tailor-made business services; we spot potential partners, organise B2B events, and develop projects to improve the business climate in both countries. Being a cross-border organisation, our special added value to all projects is our ability to ensure easy access to target groups from both Bulgaria and Romania, where we have equally well-established wide network coverage.

PARTNER 06

Centre For Digital Transformation And Innovation Africa (Pty) Ltd

Midrand, South Africa

Centre for Digital Transformation and Innovation Africa (CXI-Africa) is a South African-domiciled entity with an offering that focuses on training and development in digital transformation focusing on Extended Reality (Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality). A high-impact leader in the provision of quality digital transformation skills and content development in Africa. Facilitating digital transformation and innovation through training and educational programs and content development.

PARTNER 07

Forschungsinstitut Für Innovative Arbeitsgestaltung Und Prävention E.V.

Gelsenkirchen, Germany

FIAP is a non-profit research institute that was founded in 2010 by a group of multi-disciplinary researchers. Our aim is to address the needs of the modern (labour) market through national and international R&D projects, investigating fundamental and applied problems and developing practical solutions. In recent years we have focused on four main areas of research: New Work, Sustainable Development & Climate Action, International VET Cooperation and the cross-cutting theme of Service Development.

PARTNER 08

Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (IED)

Larissa, Greece

Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (iED) is an award-winning Greek non-profit organisation committed to the promotion of innovation and the enhancement of the entrepreneurial spirit. Established in 2005, in Larissa, Greece, iED is a certified leading Center of Excellence in European entrepreneurship and a fast-growing Digital Innovation Hub, registered as a member of the European Commission’s catalog of DIHs.

PARTNER 09

Eyesoft

Ankara, Türkiye

Eyesoft Bilisim is a private company located at the Technopark of Middle East Technical University (METU). Eyesoft Bilisim focuses on research and development experience, especially in platform software, e-learning, human-computer interaction, augmented reality, virtual reality, video production, 3D modeling, and simulation topics. Additionally, Eyesoft Bilisim provides consultancy to organizations on ICT usage, technology integration, eye tracking, UX, and usability issues

PARTNER 10

EON Development AB

Gothenburg, Sweden

EON Reality is the world leader in Artificial Intelligence-powered Augmented and Virtual Reality-based experience creation for education and industry training solutions. We believe that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet.

PARTNER 11

PEDAL Consulting SRO

Martin, Slovakia

PEDAL Consulting, s.r.o.is an innovation management consulting firm specializing in entrepreneurship and business development through all its phases. It has got a 12+ year experience in the design and implementation of partnerships and cooperation models while addressing societal challenges. PEDAL is also the leading national SME performer with the most approved and successfully implemented grants under the Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe and COSME programmes of the European. Commission. The company dedicates its efforts to transforming great ideas from the lab into business- led market solutions. PEDAL Consulting has got extended networks in all EU member states, but also in wider Europe, Eurasia, Africa, MENA, South America, and the United States.

PARTNER 12

TWINNOVATION

Tel Aviv, Israel

Twinnovation is an Israeli-based consultancy that supports SMEs and Startups in accessing non-dilutive funding from the EU grants for their innovative projects. We deal with a wide range of subjects, including Health, Clean Energy, Disruptive Technologies, Deep Tech, ICT and Well-being. We assist our clients by assessing and developing their business models, preparing them for grant applications and taking them through the whole process.

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