GDAŃSK UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, POLAND
Gdańsk University of Technology (GUT) is a leading research and development center in Pomerania. It consists of 9 faculties, and the total number of students in the current academic year comes to about 15 thousand. All faculties have full academic rights, 4 of them (including the Faculty of Management and Economics) obtained the scientific category A as the result of the last parametric evaluation, and 2 faculties – category A+. In the last parametric evaluation, Gdańsk University of Technology got the top mark among Polish technical universities, while the Faculty of Management and Economics (FM&E), due to its high rating in category I parameterization, was nominated as one of four faculties in the field of economic sciences to the A+ category.
Currently GUT with almost 26 thousand students and 1200 academics is one of the leading technical universities in Poland offering 33 fields of undergraduate studies and 29 of graduate studies, including 4 Interdepartmental as well as 2 intercollegiate, unique in the country: mechanical-medical engineering, and construction chemistry. 15 of these studies is
offered in English. GUT currently has more than 420 bilateral agreements under the Erasmus program and nearly 80 cooperation agreements of a general nature. There are also agreements about double diploma programs with Danish, French, German, Swedish and Italian universities.
The University itself has broad connections with the business world, for example it is the member of several clusters: Pomeranian Bio-Eco-Chemical Cluster, Polish Maritime Cluster,
Klima Pomerania, Interizon Pomeranian ICT Cluster – which is one of the most developed clusters in Poland, awarded with the title of the Key Pomeranian Region Cluster in a
competition organized by the Regional Board.
Responsibilities: The key responsibility is the coordination of the project realization and the support for all the partners in their activities. GUT is also responsible for the IO3 – E-learning module and materials.
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/international-relations-office-gda%C5%84sk university of-technology/
Key persons: Malgorzata Zieba, Eljas Johansson, Magdalena Fabjanowicz
TURKU UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES, FINLAND
Turku University of Applied Sciences Ltd. (Turku UAS) is a multidisciplinary institution of higher education that offers competitive qualifications for international careers in seven educational fields. One of the main aims of Turku UAS is the development of higher professional education and expertise in Southwest Finland. Future-oriented education and RDI measures contribute to prosperity and well-being based on ecologically and ethically sustainable development.
Turku UAS hosts 10 000 students studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. The range of the degree programmes provides a good platform for interdisciplinary learning. Turku UAS is engaged in lively co-operation with its international partners around the world for example in terms of student and staff exchanges as well as numerous international projects.
Global Gateway (GG) research Group is one of the research groups at Turku University of Applied Sciences. The Global Gateway research group focuses on helping companies and organisations develop their international skills in order to strengthen their ability to operate in a constantly changing operating environment. The service sector expands strongly and digitalization makes it possible for companies to enter new markets and find new business opportunities, which increases the need for international skills.
In the TOO4TO project, Turku UAS will be the leading partner for the creation of the 4th intellectual output IO4, the Guide to Virtual Teams, Moreover, Turku UAS is responsible for integrating Innopeda®pedagogical strategy in the IO1 and IO2 (course curriculum and course implementation). Apart from that, it will contribute to the creation of other intellectual outputs and project deliverables, as well as dissemination activities.
Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/school/turku-university-of-applied- sciences/mycompany/
Key persons: Marjatta Rännäli, Mervi Varhelahti, Susanna Saari
KAUNAS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, LITHUANIA
Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is one of the largest and oldest technological universities in Lithuania, as well as one of the largest in the Baltic States. More than 2000 academic staff members are employed at 9 faculties and 8 research institutes. Over 8000 students are enrolled in Bachelor, Master and PhD programs. KTU currently participates in Horizon 2020 projects, COST Actions, INTERREG EUROPE projects and receives funding from the European structural and investment funds. Carrying out 70 percent of all the R&D provided by Lithuanian universities, it offers innovations for business and industry at national and international level. In addition to providing cutting-edge research and education, KTU engages in technology transfer and knowledge exchange through our strong linkages to the private sector, including in the field of low-carbon innovation, cleaner production methods and circular economy.
The Institute of Environmental Engineering (APINI) is a multidisciplinary research institute, who has built up an international reputation for quality environmental research and innovative teaching for two decades. The institute seeks critical evaluation and innovations in its learning, teaching, research, management, and other activities, propagates innovative technologies, fosters the development of the knowledge society, and actively furthers the preparation of the national long-term development strategy. The research activities of the institute reflect the specific experiences of the involved researchers, realises important synergies, and gives preference to the best available innovations in the field of sustainable development and circular economy.
As a leading partner in the TOO4TO project, KTU will be responsible for the creation of the first intellectual output, the Dynamic Material Bank. KTU will also contribute to the other intellectual outputs and dissemination activities.
Website of the University: https://en.ktu.edu/
Website of the Institute: https://apinien.ktu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KTUapini ; https://www.facebook.com/KTUsustainability
Key persons: Inga Gurauskiene, Gabriele Cepeliauskaite, Ausra Rande
GLOBAL IMPACT GRID, GERMANY
Global Impact Grid (GIG) is a global advisory network within the Sustainability and Impact realm, focused on fostering synergies as well as helping innovative projects grow and scale within Europe and beyond. A Sustainability approach, considering social, environmental and economic elements, is indispensable for lasting prosperity. With our knowledge and experience of over 10 years in the field, we aim to integrate principles of Sustainability in all our activities and projects, and to optimize the positive Impact generated in our focus areas.
Our current work and projects focus on two areas within Sustainability and Impact framework:
Future of Work
New (digital) technologies and globalisation, global pandemic as well as the climate crisis, have transformed the way we live and work. Sustainability is an indispensable feature of the Future of Work and guides our projects dealing with the design of business innovations, future jobs and skill-sets.
Access to Funds
Flow of funds for Impact projects is essential for achieving global sustainable development. We understand the requirements of future investments and grants on Sustainability and develop our projects with the right components to access the funds.
In the framework of the TOO4TO project, GIG will be the leading partner for the creation of the second intellectual output, the Training Curriculum. Apart from that, it will contribute to the creation of other intellectual outputs and project deliverables, as well as dissemination activities.
Working closely with start-ups and SMEs, GIG will bring in the practical-application / industry perspective to the TOO4TO project. Also, while working on the project activities and reaching out to target groups (including teachers and students), GIG will be in constant contact with the associate partner of TOO4TO project, Steinbeis University Berlin – Institute Corporate Responsibility Management (ICRM).
Key persons: Ela Kurtcu, Boris Bulatovic, Vanna Vadivan Gopal