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Community Members' Organisations

Name Logo Description Country
Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation
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The Fraunhofer Institute in Magdeburg, Germany, is committed to applied research and development in the fields of Automation, Logistics Systems and Networks, Production and Plant Management as well as Virtual Development and Training. The IFF operates in tight cooperation with industry, science and government and has a long-track experience in managing RTD projects at national and European level.

Personal Member:

Ms. Katrin Reschwamm
(Project Manager)
plateforme innovation (former Réseau CCSO)
Platinn is a business innovation support network set up by six cantonal governments in Switzerland with its headquarter based in Fribourg. The network cells act as partner, coach, facilitator or integrator in innovation projects with SMEs and start-up companies in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Platinn directly fosters the economy of Western Switzerland through its objectives and services.
Personal Member: Dr. Christoph Meier

at the University of Brighton
CENTRIM – Centre for Research in Innovation Management is a research-based school at the University of Brighton. The centre’s core competence and main research interests are in the areas of continuous improvement, knowledge management, agile manufacturing and inter-organisational networking. CENTRIM shares its research results also with companies through training and consultancy.

Personal Member:

Dr. George Tsekouras
(Principle Research Fellow)


Lithuanian Innovation Centre
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The Lithuanian Innovation Centre (LIC) provides competent guidance and support to Lithuanian research institutions, industry and SMEs in innovation and technology transfer. LIC with its regional representatives is recognised as Innovative Agency and promotes innovation relationships between science and industry. It is also the coordinator of the Innovation Relay Centre in Lithuania.

Personal Member:

Dr. Arvydas Sutkus
(Project Manager)

Beacon Tech Ltd
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Beacon Tech Ltd. is an Innovation management company providing Innovation Management services to technology-oriented companies as well as academic research institutions. These services include: R&D financing, investments, advisory and consulting services. The company is active in Israel, Europe and the US.

Personal Member:

Mr. Yoram Lev-Yehudi
(Managing Director)

PLATO Ireland, Plato Louth/ Newry & Mourne PLATO Logo
PLATO is a non profit business development network geared to assist and support Owner Managers of SMEs. The network provides SMEs with facilitated group learning, specialist expertise and advice, networking opportunities, business development training, and cross border activities through partnerships with large “parent” companies.

Personal Member:

Mrs. Úna Curley 
(Regional Director)
European Training & Technology
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Danube is the regional representative for European training, research and technology programmes in Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland. It is organised as an association whose members include large and small enterprises, research companies, vocational institutions, social partners and public bodies. Danube is founding member of "The Leonardo Network for Academic Mobility for training and further education programmes in Europe".

Personal Member:

Mr. Bruno Woeran (Managing Director)

Grupo DEX
Parque Tecnológico de Asturias
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Grupo DEX is a consultancy that has a long experience in European affairs related with public organizations. It encourages regional SME participation in EU Programmes as well as collaboration between SME and European Technological/ Scientific Centres and Enterprises.

Personal Member:

Mr. Javier Martínez
(Innovation Consultant)

Eurelations Eurelations AG -  Zürich eurelations Logo
eurelations coaches SMEs in submitting research projects mainly in the life science sector (BioTech, MedTech and Pharma) and trains researchers about national and international funding opportunities. 

Personal Member:

Dr. med. Andrea Degen Iseli (Managing Director)

Louth County Enterprise Board
Louth County Enterprise Board is the primary agency in County Louth dedicated to the development of micro-enterprise. It provides advice, counselling, training, finance and resource development support to well over 4,000 local enterprises. LCEB is initiator and supporter of the Irish PLATO network.  

Personal Member:

Mr. Joe English
(Assistant CEO)


*Community Membership is on a personal, not organisational basis. Personal members need, however, to be part of an established regional innovation agency. The above list is ordered chronologically by entry date into the community.