Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University


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As strategic partners are considered the following institutions:

  • Atos Origin s.a.e (ATOS), Spain
    Atos Origin s.a.e (ATOS) is the Spanish branch of a major international IT services company, Atos Origin plc. Atos Origin's business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. ATOS ORIGIN is a founding member of the European Technology Platform NESSI (Networked European Software and Services Initiative) officially launched in September 2005 as industry's commitment to cooperate on research and innovation in the strategic software, Grids, eServices and security sector for Europe. NESSI aims to define a strategic research agenda on software and services. At national level, Atos Origin is also participating in other technology platforms like eMOV for mobility, eSEC for security, PROMETEO for embedded systems and INES for software and services.
  • Malardalen University, Vasteras, Sweden
    The depThe department of Computer Science and Electronics (IDE) organises education, research and postgraduate education in Computer Science and Electronics at Malardalen University (MdH). IDE has an internationally proved record of excellence in Research in Software Engineering and Real-time systems, and a very productive high quality graduate and postgraduate training programme. IDE is a leading national Center for Real-time Embedded systems and between the leading centres of Software Engineering). IDE includes international and national research and education alliances within Europe, US, Korea, India, and Australia, as well as within several programmes supported by Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. Being a strong research centre IDE's strategy is to attract other research and education centres for cooperation. One of the cornerstones of MDH research is close industrial cooperation. Almost all its projects and activities include industrial partners. There is an extensive cooperation with international companies such as ABB, Ericsson, Philips Research, SAAB and Volvo, as well as many smaller companies. IDE has been involved in a large number of international projects.
  • The Open University of the Netherlands (OUNL)
    The Open University of the Netherlands is an independent government-funded institute for distance learning at university level. The OUNL has three missions: (1) to create an effective, attractive, accessible and cost-effective form of higher education, using new technologies; (2) to innovate higher education, by research into teaching methods, development of new learning technologies and by supporting implementation of new concepts and technologies; (3) to reduce the teacher shortage in Dutch primary and secondary schools. The OUNL experts who will participate in the project will come from the Educational Technology Expertise Centre (Dutch acronym: OTEC). OTEC is responsible for the innovation task of the OUNL and has a staff of around 100 researchers & developers.
  • Centre for Advanced Computing and Emerging Technologies (ACET), University of Reading
    The major aim of the Centre for Advanced Computing and Emerging Technologies is to demonstrate and promote new ways of doing multidisciplinary research based on the approach of "scientific discovery through advanced computing". The Research Areas in which ACET is involved are: Collaboratories, Computational Science, E-Learning, Grid, Middleware and Virtual Reality.
  • The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (FUB), Italy
    The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (FUB) established just nine years ago in the Alto Adige/South Tyrol Italian region, and the Faculty of Computer Science is just seven years old. It offers a programme for Bsc in Applied Informatics, a Msc Programme in Informatics which already provides joint degrees within Erasmus Mundus, and a PhD programme. In such a recent time period FUB has proven already to be a leading organization both for teaching and for research.
  • External experts and researchers
    • Mark Harris, Director Higher Education and Research, Europe, Intel GmbH
    • Prof. Dr. Petra Schubert, professor for E-Business in the University of Koblenz- Landau, Germany
    • Prof. Dr Dimitris Kiritsis, (EPFL)
    • Prof. Marco Taisch, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering
    • Ms Simon Nadia Ralu, Economist - Regional Development Advisor
    • Dimitrios Sanopoulos, Head of the Liaison Office of CERTH
    • Nikos Katsiadakis, Thessaloniki Technology Park Management and Development Corporation S.A
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