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INESC TEC is an Associate Laboratory with 35 years of experience in R&D and technology transfer. It incorporates 13 Research Centres, organized into 4 Clusters: Computer Science, Industry and Innovation, Power and Energy and Networked Intelligent Systems. INESC TEC hosts near 740 researchers (350 PhD), including staff researchers, researchers from Higher Education Institutions, grant holders and affiliated researchers.
F6S Network Ireland Limited is a global community of tech founders. With over 3,4M profiles and more than 1,300,000 tech-startups, it currently supports the majority of the startup ecosystem through deal flow/applications, jobs listings, free services, communication forms, technology transfer infrastructure, and other areas.
bwcon GmbH is an integrated innovation service provider and supports companies in the transformation process along the entire value chain. bwcon GmbH sees itself as a service provider offering support to companies in the digital transformation process by managing ideas, designing new business models and making innovation processes more flexible. One of the services of bwcon GmbH is the development of methodological knowledge, which is necessary to initiate the digital transformation process. This includes the moderation of innovation processes and the subsequent consultation on business process development including financing.
Impact Hub is a global network focused on building communities for impact at scale. With 100+ communities of 16,500 change-driven entrepreneurs in more than 55 countries across five continents, Impact Hub is the world’s largest network focused on driving positive change. It builds ecosystems to drive collaboration and entrepreneurial innovation around the Global Sustainable Development Goals through locally rooted Impact Hubs, as well as with partners and allied networks. Every Impact Hub is built and run by a local team and thus deeply rooted in the local market and ecosystem.
Within the SoTecIn Factory, for each region in Europe, a city-based Impact Hub will serve the whole region and drive venture- building and broader stakeholder engagement on the ground. The following 7 Impact Hubs are part of the project:
Impact Hub Amsterdam (Covering North-West, including Northern France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland);
Impact Hub Lisbon (South-West, including Spain, Southern France);
Impact Hub Milan (Centre-South, including Slovenia, Croatia, Malta);
Impact Hub Bucharest (South-East, including Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus);
Impact Hub Budapest (North-East, including Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia);
Impact Hub Hamburg (Centre-North, including Denmark, Austria, Sweden, Finland).
Impact Hub Istanbul (East, including Armenia and Georgia)
Metabolic Ventures is a non-profit organization that builds new organizations that can have a deeply transformative impact on society. We explore new approaches necessary to build systemic ventures, such as deeply understanding global challenges to allow new ventures to address key leverage points, crafting high-impact business models, and rethinking governance, intellectual property, and financing structures. In parallel, we put this theory into practice through building new ventures, venture building studios, and running innovative programs that help others to leverage the power of entrepreneurship to solve critical problems.
CNR is the National Council of Research. With more than 8.000 researchers, it is the biggest research organisation in Italy covering all scientific disciplines with 100 Institutes all over the country. In particular, IEIIT is the Institute for Information Engineering and Technologies applying research to several industrial contexts to solve societal challenges.