Associate Partners of EUTOPIA MORE

Links with organizations outside academia help to embrace a cross-disciplinary approach and stimulate innovative solutions able to address emerging opportunities and market deployment. Based on these premises, EUTOPIA hopes that its association with this first circle of stakeholders will help bridge interdisciplinary academic expertise with specific questions raised by each organisation, therefore bridging the gaps between academic and applied research, and between research results and their transfer to market and society.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (CCIS)

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (CCIS) is the largest independent, voluntary, non-profit association of companies in Slovenia. It was founded in 1851 and today boasts more than 5,200 member companies of all shapes, sizes, branches, and regional backgrounds. Our member companies contribute about 50% of the gross value added to the Slovenian economy and generate 2/3 of sales in foreign markets. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the most powerful representative of the Slovenian private sector; a networking mega hub, where best practices are freely exchanged; an ecosystem of talented and capable professionals in Slovenia and abroad; world-class consultants with vast knowledge and experience; priceless opportunities for data mining with access to countless databases; relevant, high-quality business information on markets and actors.

UNIMED (Union of the Universities of the Mediterranean)

The UNIMED is committed to the Mediterranean area. UNIMED has acquired a solid experience in project management and research by coordinating and implementing Erasmus+, Horizon and Interreg projects. UNIMED is also committed to Call: [ERASMUS-EDU-2022-EUR-UNIV1] — [European Universities – Intensification of prior deep institutional transnational cooperation] EU Grants: Application form (ERASMUS BB and LS Type II): V1.0 – 25.02.2021 42 virtual education and mobility (they coordinated an "Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange" European project (2018-20). They are also involved in the modernisation process of South Mediterranean universities ("SAGESSE" E+ Capacity building project in Tunisia, "UNIGOV" in Palestine, "ESAGOV" in Algeria).

UNIADRION (Association of Universities of the Adriatic-Ionian Area) 

The UNIADRION network is very much involved in the coordination and implementation of education and research projects (Erasmus+, Horizon and Interreg) in the Western Balkans region. They have been developing activities of place-making with universities, local institutions, chambers of commerce, enterprises and citizens (ex: "AI-NURECC" project).

The Cerema 

The Cerema is a public institution under the supervision of the French Ministry of Ecological Transition. It assists the State and local authorities in developing, deploying and evaluating public planning and transport policies. They have a strong involvement in sustainability policies, a methodical relation with local stakeholders and a focus on solutions in the context of climate change. Their transversal missions are very much in coherence with EUTOPIA’s vision: public policy support; innovation and research; dissemination of knowledge; normalisation/norm implementation. The Cerema has strong expertise in impact and dissemination.

The DRESDEN Concept

The DRESDEN-concept research alliance was founded in 2010 and currently comprises 33 research institutions, including Technische Universität Dresden and local institutions of the Max Planck Society, the Leibniz Association, the Helmholtz Association and the Fraunhofer Society, as well as renowned cultural institutions with a strong research focus. The mission of DRESDEN-concept is to strengthen cooperation among its partner institutions and to identify and exploit synergies in research and teaching as well as infrastructure and administration. This is also illustrated by the acronym DRESDEN, which stands for Dresden Research and Education Synergies for the Development of Excellence and Novelty. Examples of DRESDEN-concept activities include identifying and coordinating research priorities, jointly attracting top staff and talents, and the joint use of resources.

The Lindholmen Science Park

The Lindholmen Science Park is a science park dedicated to research and development in mobile communication, intelligent vehicles and transports systems, and the modern media industry, located in Lindholmen Gothenburg, Sweden. Chalmers University of Technology, the University of Gothenburg, and the IT University of Gothenburg collaborate with high-tech industries and the local community in different development projects. Currently, 250 companies with 10,000 employees are active at Lindholmen, the biggest companies are Volvo Cars, Volvo Technology, Ericsson, IBM, Semcon, and SVT. Västra Götaland Regional Council The Västra Götaland Regional Council, Region Västra Götaland, or Västra Götalandsregionen, is the devolved regional council of Västra Götaland County in Sweden. It was created in 1999 by the merger of the county councils of Gothenburg and Bohus, Älvsborg, and Skaraborg Counties coupled with the devolution of power from the County administrative boards of the same counties, which also merged. Its main responsibilities are the public healthcare system and public transport.


Euronews is a pan-European television news network, headquartered in Lyon, France. Eurovision started broadcasting on 1 January 1993 and aimed to cover world news from a European perspective. Although it is partly owned by several European and North African public and state-owned broadcasting organizations, the majority of its capital (88%) is owned by the Portuguese investment management firm Alpac Capital, whose CEO, Pedro David Vargas, is an alumnus of UNL University Lisbon, and currently teaches at UNL School of Business and Economics. It currently provides global multilingual news to over 440 million homes in 160 countries. From the EUTOPIA point of view, this partnership tackles the European scope of the alliance, the connectedness of communities through technology media and telecommunications, and the alliance's international ambition (especially considering the association with Africanews). From the EURONEWS point of view, it facilitates access to a network of top-quality European universities that may help attract and develop the most needed qualified talent in the area of communications, and provide additional content and credibility in its factual programming on business, technology, science, climate, travel and culture. Additionally, this partnership would also address the multicultural and multilingual issues, relevant for both parties. Call: [ERASMUS-EDU-2022-EUR-UNIV1] — [European Universities – Intensification of prior deep institutional transnational cooperation] EU Grants: Application form (ERASMUS BB and LS Type II): V1.0 – 25.02.2021 43

The Guild of Research-Intensive Universities 

Founded in 2016, The Guild comprises twenty-one of Europe’s most distinguished research-intensive universities in sixteen countries and is dedicated to enhancing the voice of academic institutions, their researchers and their students. The Guild is committed to the pursuit of excellence, the importance of truth-seeking and trust-building as the foundation of public life, and the creation of new knowledge for the benefit of society, culture, and economic growth. It works closely with the European Commission, commenting expertly on key initiatives and policy proposals for the furtherance of common aims. Four universities in the EUTOPIA alliance are members of the Guild.

Region Västra Götaland

Region Västra Götaland is the county council governing the territory Västra Götaland in Sweden. It aims to provide conditions for a good, meaningful and healthy life. One of its main missions is to ensure that the population in Västra Götaland has access to medical care.  Its other main missions are to develop and administer culture, public transport, growth and sustainable development.