Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the oldest and largest of the Spanish Technical Universities. UPM’s Schools cover most Engineering disciplines, and has a strong commitment to R&D and Innovation. Of a total annual budget of around 340 M€, UPM receives annually over 80 M€ support from external sources for research activities. The contribution of the university to knowledge creation through its scientific publications is also significant. As for the experience in FP7 research projects UPM participated in 200+, besides involved in the coordination of more than 30 projects, implying that the 20% of UPM participation are led by UPM.
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SPA
ENGINEERING Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A. is the head company of the ENGINEERING Group. Engineering was founded in 1980, and it is currently the first IT group in Italy, among the top 10 IT groups in Europe, 8,500 employees and 50 branch offices in Italy and abroad, with an established presence in Belgium, Norway, Republic of Serbia, Latin America and USA.
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
The Information Technologies Institute (ITI) was founded in 1998 as a non-profit organisation under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Greek Ministry of Development, with its head office located in Thessaloniki, Greece. Since 10/03/2000, it is a founding member of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) also supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT). In 2008, CERTH was among the first Greek research organisations to undersign and accept the principles of the Charter and Code for researchers while at the same time CERTH representatives were members of the Greek delegation at the Steering Group for Human Resources and Mobility (SG HRM). Its latest achievement in the field of human resources is the “HR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH” logo warded by the EC in April 2012 as a proof that CERTH is committed to offer the best possible working conditions, regardless the socioeconomic environment, and at the same time work towards the realisation of the European Research Area.
Mediavoice S.r.l. (MV) is an Italian SME founded in 2000 by professionals with extensive experience in the field of speech technology and innovation. MV core business is research and development of innovative solutions of assistive technologies for visually impaired people; its mission is to bridge the digital divide through voice technology solutions and revolutionize the human-machine interface, transforming the technology from a barrier into an opportunity thus allowing everybody to access information and digital services in the most natural way: through their voice. MV is very active in R&D and takes part in both National and International innovation projects with Italian and European academic partners.
Universitat Autònoma Barcelona
The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) plays a leading role in scientific research in Spain and it was selected in the top 5 universities to reach the label of Campus of International Excellence from the Spanish
government. UAB is participating in 233 international founded projects.141 in the 7PM: 67 in Cooperation (9 IPs, 30 Streps, 1 NoE, 7 CSA, 6 Eranet), 22 in Capacities, 7 in Ideas, 38 in People, and more from other pan-European programs (CIP, Interreg, Tenders, Eureka, Europe aid, etc.). UAB is acting as project coordinator in 16 from H2020 what shows its experience and support capabilities. Given the multidisciplinary nature of the project and the role played by UAB it will participate in the project via four departments: Translation, Psychology, Sociology and Economics, and also with a researcher from the neighboring university UPF expert in Media Studies. The UAB team is multidisciplinary and has a fully equipped state-of-the-art recently established perception laboratory: it has 5 eye-trackers and machinery to test physiological responses. UAB participation in the project aims to understand and analyse human reaction through both perception and cognition research. It will perform tests and studies with end users.
Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals, S.A
The Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals (CCMA, www.ccma.cat) is the leading communications group in Catalonia. It operates under the aegis of the Catalan Government and is financed through public funding and advertising revenue. The Corporació has been a member of FORTA (the Federation of Autonomous Area Radio and Television Organisations) since its founding, in April 1989. It also forms part of the European Broadcasting Union through Catalunya Música, which takes part in this organisation's musical exchange Euroradio, which brings together all the public bodies and the main private European radio and television companies.
ARX.NET SA (http://www.arx.net), founded in 2001, is Greek-based SME that is a mobile technology powerhouse that has remained in the forefront of European Value Added Services for more than 15 years, and consistently delivered some of the most innovative apps and services for some of the biggest brands in mobile. Its strategic partnerships with OTE/Cosmote (T-Mobile Group), Vodafone Group, Elisa, Huawei, Telefonica, Wind, Cyta, Samsung and other global brands led to the successful launch of a number of mobile applications, mobile services, mobile operator portals, service billing solutions, content delivery and content aggregation platforms. Today, ARX.NET SA is one of the global leaders in cross-platform TV application development and in next generation cloud-based services targeting specifically Mobile Network Operators. Having invested more than 5 years in R&D in the area of next generation cloud-based services, ARX.NET delivers a number of white label solutions for Mobile Operators that help them enrich their consumer and business propositions, differentiate from their competition, increase customer loyalty and get additional revenue streams.
Sezione Provinciale di Roma dell'Unione Italiana dei ciechi e degli ipovedenti
The Italian Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired, founded in 1920, (DPR 23 December 1978) is a non-profit organization that represent and protect blind and visually impaired people. In particular, the Italian Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired promotes the full realization of human rights, civil and social rights of the blind, the equality and inclusion in all spheres of civilian life, with reference to school integration, cultural training, vocational education, job placement, sports, playful-recreational, assistance given to multi-disabled, older people and those who are in situations of particular social exclusion.
Fundación CNSE para la Supresión de las Barreras de Comunicación
The CNSE Foundation for the Removal of Communication Barriers is a state-level entity with legal personality, non-profit and associated to the Spanish National Confederation of the Deaf (CNSE). CNSE Foundation has invested more than 10 years working to improve access for deaf people at all levels in society, and to promote the development of projects that improve the quality of life of this group. CNSE Foundation aims to carry out R+D in order to contribute to the development and strengthening of the competitiveness of enterprises, by improving the quality of life and social accessibility of deaf people.