The project is led and managed by S2BMRC residing in MUAS, one of the leading European knowledge and technology transfer institutes with a vast experience of commercialization of intellectual outputs of academics and students. Munster University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) is responsible for Project Management, Quality and Evaluation, Sustainability, as well as taking the lead in the design and content of the Rural Entrepreneurship Community-based Learning Pack (IO3).
Faculty of Economics in Osijek (EFOS), has also a very strong track-record when it comes to entrepreneurship and engagement. EFOS is the only institute in Croatia and one of the few in Europe to embed entrepreneurship at all levels of its educational offerings. EFOS supports MUAS in the development of the Rural Entrepreneurship Community-based Learning Pack (IO3).
Cracow University of Economics (CUE) is one of the premier higher learning institutions in Poland. The fact that the university had a campus in the southern regions of Poland (Debica) has given it the opportunity to develop deeper insights about the rural community challenges in Poland. CUE is responsible for the IO1, Rural Community Building Toolbox, as well as supporting MUAS with the Quality Assurance and Evaluation activities.
Univations GmbH Institute for Knowledge and Technology Transfer, is a German-based company established in 2006 with a purpose of spurring regional development. Univations leads IO2, Rural Consultation Roadmap and Needs Analysis Reports, assisted by their 2 Associated Partners, Kompetenzzentrum für Soziale Innovationen Sachsen-Anhalt (KomZ) and Anhalt University of Applied Sciences.
The Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (IPVC), with its Agrarian and Business Schools, has a strong foothold in entrepreneurship and rural development. IPVC will support MUAS in the development of Rural Entrepreneurship Community-based Learning Pack (IO3).
University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) (the Netherlands) is a vibrant network of academics, practitioners and business professionals passionate about advancing University-industry interaction, entrepreneurial universities and collaborative innovation. UIIN supports the development of all intellectual outputs and is the lead for the dissemination of the project.
KomZ was established in 2017 as joint venture between 4 major stakeholder institutions in the state of Saxony- Anhalt. Their work concentrates on Knowledge & Social Innovation; Pilot Projects and Laboratories; Network and Dialogue; Research and Young Academics; Social Entrepreneurship dealing with the 4 focus areas of Age, Health, Employment, and Social cohesion. KomZ will take part in the implementation as well as carrying out dissemination and sustainability activities with regard to the project.
Anhalt University of Applied Sciences is a vocational university located in Bernburg, Dessau, and Köthen. Founded in 1991, the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences provides innovative research and teaching at an international level while offering a high quality of life and studies for nearly 8,000 students. As an associated partner they will be assisting Univations in several aspects of the project.