The partners

To ensure its success, DISCOVERY LEARNING is backed by a highly diverse and interdisciplinary Consortium which covers the full range of knowledge requirements, including experts from universities (UIO), in work-based training of innovation skills and R&I practitioners (RTDI), Open Science (FECYT), and internationalisation and career development in research (SAIA).

RTDI
RTDI

Research, Technology Development and Innovation (RTDI) is a private company founded in 2008. RTDI offers two categories of services.  Firstly, it offers consultancy services specialized on technology brokering, R&I integral management, exploitation planning for innovative solutions, business and Investment plans. RTDI serves clients from a variety of industrial sectors, - mainly ICT, Industry, Health, Agrifood and Energy - and sizes (i.e. companies such as SavanaMed, Insulclock, Barrabés Group, FCC & Aqualia, Marsibionics, Appentra, Canaan Investing. We have a >200 companies client base).

We are members of the managing board at Fundación GADEA Ciencia, with whom we are offering part of our training services through IESE Business School, and actively collaborate in training with UNED (National University for Distance Education), Fundación madri+d, Madrid Scientific Park, Madrid Chamber of Commerce, Universidad de Murcia, the Spanish Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry, FUNDECYT (Science and Tecnology Park of Extremadura) and AIN (Associations of Industries of Navarra). Furthermore, we are the 1st private entity in joining EURAXESS.

Role whithin the Project:

  • Project coordinator
  • Training content provider
  • Exploitation managing and community building
  • Support in dissemination of results
UIO Oslo University
The University of Oslo (UiO) 

The University of Oslo (UiO)  was founded in 1811, being Norway’s oldest and largest public institution of research and higher education with 27 000 students and 7000 employees. UiO offers world-class research and learning experience through its eight mfaculties at the University, in addition there are the Viking ships museum, the Historical museum, the Natural history museum and the Main library, with 3.6 million items. UiO focuses on research-based education and attracts highly qualified students from all over the country. As of 2012, 13% of the student population is from foreign countries. 17.5% of the academic staff and 26% of the PhD candidates are from abroad.

UiO is ranked among the 100 top universities in the world. The University of Oslo has several National Centres of Excellence (CoEs), and is an active player in European research activities, with more than 100 projects funded so far in EUs 7th Framework Programme. Five Nobel Prize winners indicate the quality of the research at the University.

Role whithin the Project:

  • Training content provider
  • Support in dissemination of results
  • Pilot managing and integration of activities within their PhD programme
SAIA
SAIA, n. o.

Slovak Academic Information Agency (SAIA, n. o) is a non-governmental non-profit organisation implementing programmes and providing services aimed at assisting in internationalisation of education and research in Slovakia.

SAIA came to existence in 1990. It has got experience from the administration of different bilateral and multilateral scholarship programmes supporting mobility of university students, PhD students, university teachers and researchers. Currently SAIA runs offices in five university towns with 20 employees. It plays an important role in the promotion of academic mobility in Slovakia and is considered by public institutions as a highly relevant partner in the creation of legal environment for academic and scientific mobility in Slovakia. SAIA has been involved in EURAXESS activities since 2004 as national coordinator, service centre and portal manager.

Role whithin the Project:

  • Training content provider
  • Support in dissemination of results
  • Career counselling
  • Skills and career development of researchers
FECYT
FECYT

The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) is a public foundation established in 2001, dependent on the Ministry of Science and Innovation. Its mission is to promote science and innovation by bringing it closer to the general public. The Foundation organises its activity through three focal points: science with and for society, scientific information & Open Science and internationalization of Spanish Science.

Science with and for society: The goal is to increase the public interest and participation in science, especially among youngsters. 

Scientific information and Open Science:The goal is to support the Ministry of Science and Innovation in the analysis of scientific information to design and monitor public policies, and in the promotion of Open Science through dissemination and training within the Spanish research system. 

Internationalization of Spanish Science: The goal is to support the Ministry of Science and Innovation in the internationalization of the Spanish research system. FECYT promotes, through the European Office, the participation of Spanish research institutions in European and international projects.

Role whithin the Project:

  • Training content provider
  • Experts in Open Science
  • Career counselling
  • Dissemination and Communication managers
Partners’ expertise and contributions to DISCOVERY LEARNING
Partners’ expertise and contributions to DISCOVERY LEARNING