Ikasia Techonlogies is a technology-based company who seeks the investigation and development on the 3D printing field.
The company has three main areas:

  • The creation of high innovative materials for a layer per layer fabrication. These materials will be used in different sectors as biomedicine or special environments.
  • A new additive manufacturing system who allows the accurate positioning of the reactive materials.
  • Consultancy services related to developing and investigation of engineering projects, especially on fields of 3D, biomaterials and new materials.

Ikasia also is a UPV (Universitat Politècnica de València) Spin-off that will be in charge of the project’s technology transfer. The Centre for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (CBIT) from the UPV places their research results and their talented staff at the company’s disposal contributing to the creation of an innovative economic framework based on knowledge.

Ikasia Technologies has the exploitation rights over the patent P201230845. Also, the company has a 3D lab and participating contracts with UPV for new materials development. It should be noted that Ikasia Technologies has participated in the project team «Autologous Microspheres for Articular Cartilage Regeneration», finalist of the Idea2 Global 2016 program of MIT linQ of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Also Ikasia Technologies s.l. participated in the 10th World Biomaterial Congress in Montreal.

Although Ikasia’s main activity is producing knowledge and developing new composite materials to be launched to the market, the organisation also shows interest in the educative field, especially for inclusive education.

Finally, it should be pointed that Ikasia is a socially conscious company, including in the Article 2 of its statutes: “Encouraging the gender equality and the integration of people with fewer opportunities”. The employment of people with fewer opportunities is a priority for Ikasia.

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The CIFP Hespérides is an integrated VET center that offers training aimed at both obtaining degrees and certificates of professionalism. It provides students with training that allows them to adapt to job changes that may occur throughout their lives as well as educating people who respect the rules and the environment. It was created in 1953 with the name of “Almirante Bastarreche”, which has endorsed its extensive experience in teaching Vocational Training.

The Center is located in the Santa Lucía neighbourhood of Cartagena (Murcia), with a great maritime fishing tradition. The Center attends to about 600 students of Middle Grade Training Cycles, Higher Level Training Cycles and other forms of Vocational Training for employment aimed at active workers and the unemployed.

To carry out its work, the Center has a team made up of 56 teachers, organized into 6 professional family departments, besides the Department of Business Relations and the Department of Information and Vocational Guidance.

The center’s participation in the Erasmus + program shows a firm commitment with the international vocational development of our students and a determined bid for quality of training and promotion of  employment opportunities

The centre’s collaboration projects with companies from Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Norway, Poland and Portugal provide our students with the possibility of carrying out their professional internships in foreign companies within the framework of workplace training, or like recent graduates.

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Educational center that has been providing vocational tuition since 1902. The current facilities opened in 1989. It is located in Cartagena (Murcia Region).

It is equipped with modern facilities that more than 1,400 students and 140 teachers enjoy, in addition to the administration and services staff. He has assumed a social role, in addition to education, structuring local development projects and trying to provide employability and inclusion opportunities to his VET students at serious risk of exclusion.

This center has the most advanced and extensive educational offer in the Region of Murcia, with a wide program of training actions from the Regional Employment Service. The IES Politécnico de Cartagena has the Erasmus + Charter, keeping continuous collaboration with social, cultural, academic and business institutions in all geographical areas.

The center has experience in carrying out mobilities for internships of Higher Level Training Cycles.

From 1995 to the present they have won a large number of prizes and awards in the educational field.

The main objective of the IES Politécnico is innovation and excellence in the training of students, as well as promoting their employability thanks to agreements with more than 300 companies and an active and prestigious employment exchange in the various training sectors of the center.

It is a center that has been committed, ever since its inception, to attention to diversity, the reduction of social disadvantages, social inclusion, health and environmental education and the implementation of applied innovation projects.

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Smallcodes is a software development company for scientific and educational projects. Its activity is framed in three main areas:
First area. Promotion of linguistic diversity through technology, with the aim of creating a network between linguistic and cultural minorities in Europe, in order to guarantee each language a systematic and constant presence in the written world and in the world of ICTs . SC intends to bridge the digital divide between majority cultures and languages ​​and minority and regional cultures and languages. To achieve this goal, it produces software systems for lexicography, spelling correction, and neology / terminology planning for lesser-used languages, as well as systems for toponymy cataloging and bibliographic archiving. These five modules are, according to SC policy, the first step towards a modern use of the language.
Second area. Participation in European projects for the dissemination of digital skills, for linguistic and social inclusion, and for teaching disadvantaged people. Their participation in recent projects has allowed them to create an online platform for distance education and training, dedicated in one case to volunteers in the field of social inclusion and to migrants and refugees in EU countries and, in the second case. , to teachers of students with visual disabilities of various grades.
SC also participates in educational projects and creation of materials such as: books, DVDs and electronic books and also collaborates with the implementation of ICT resources for school education: educational applications, electronic books, e-learning platforms, mobile video games, courses on-line, language portals, etc.

Third area. Software development in the field of medicine. For several years SC has been associated with the University of Florence, with which it designs and develops technological applications for the treatment of clinical pharmacological data, pharmacovigilance and bioinformatics.

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1st Epagelmatiko Lykeio Kato Achaias has been active for more than 10 years in planning and implementing international projects for its students and educational staff. We have implemented with great success many types of projects in the frame of LLP and Erasmus+ programs. We have implemented Mobility (IVT-VETPRO), Partnerships, Transfer of Innovation, Comenius and Etwinning projects.

The school plays a key role in the local community, supporting other schools that intend to initiate international cooperation under the Erasmus + program.

The training they offer to their students is aimed at promoting technology and its applications in all professional fields. They consider that the future is intertwined with technological development. For this reason, they combine professional training with technology, believing that it is the way to a successful career in the complex world in which we live.

The main objective is to satisfy the educational and professional needs of the students, as well as facilitate their employability and give them the opportunity to live a unique experience thanks to the realization of more than 300 student mobility.

The goal of the center’s teachers is for students to acquire high-quality knowledge, experiences, and skills that allow them to break down the economic and social barriers they face.

During this long-term period we have sent abroad more than 250 students and 25 teachers.
Except for sending people abroad we usually act as hosting organization for our partners who want to send students to Greece for a practical training period. We have hosted students from Austria, The Netherlands, Latvia, Norway and France. We organized both short-time seminars and long-term internships in local enterprises and institutions. In order to fulfil their educational and professional needs, we have established a wide network of companies and institutions where we can arrange short or longer placements for them, depending on their specific needs. The network of local institutions forms a Local Community of Practice (LCoP) that we use either for our students or the hosted ones.

During this long period we have been involved in international projects with great success. Some of our projects have received awards by the Greek National Agency and have been listed in Best Practices Guides that have been issued by the Greek National Agency. The project titled “Professional Skills Development in Europe” with code number 2013-1-GR-LEΟ01-14816 has been listed in the Best Practice Guide which has been co-issued by the Greek and Cypriot National Agencies as the best IVT Mobility Project for the total period of LLP Program 2007-2013.

The TOI project titled INPACT was funded by the EU from 2008-2010. It produced the infrastructure for the organization of three -week seminars in the seven partner countries for students from other European countries upon topics relevant to their field of study. Although funding finished in 2010, the structure is still alive. We have sent groups of students three times to attend courses in The Netherlands, Norway and Denmark. One of our mobility projects to attend such a seminar in The Netherlands received an award for the promotion of new methodology in VET and was listed in the Best Practices Guide issued by the Greek National Agency in 2011.

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SOMATICA, MATERIALS & SOLUTIONS is a Portuguese technology-based company that is having a great impact on the technology sector thanks to an intense design and creation of electroactive and intelligent materials, adapted to the specific needs of its customers and capable of  performing complex functions. It has the support of the Physics Center of the University of Minho, where constant and advanced research and development is carried out in the area of ​​these materials.

Somatica Materials & Solutions aims to achieve a level of excellence in the field of electroactive materials and solutions.

To make this vision come true, the company has the support of Center of Physics of University of Minho where a constant and advance R&D is made in the area of these materials.

Our mission is to understand the market needs in order to provide cost-effective solutions following the highest quality standards.

Only working close with our partners, collaborators and customers it is possible to fully understand the best ways to integrate our technology in the materials that surround us.

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Founded in 1973, UMinho is nowadays one of the most important and prestigious HEIs in Portugal. It is renowned for the competence and quality of its faculty and for the level of excellence in research as well as the wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses offered and the remarkable degree of interaction with other institutions and the society in general.

Located in the north of Portugal, UMinho has a campus in the city of Braga and another in the city of Guimarães, which cover a student population of around 20.000, 40% of which are master or PhD students. The University has 1200 teaching and research staff and around 800 technical and administrative staff.

The University’s organisational structure is flexible and conducive to innovation and interdisciplinary, favouring the exploration of emerging research areas. All 11 Schools are quite comprehensive and are a reference for their academic and scientific quality at national and international level. UMinho education and research projects have gained strong international recognition and are supported by a close interaction with many other research centres worldwide. UMinho is a research university, committed to the valorisation of knowledge and also focused on the socio-economic environment, with many successful partnerships. The Times Higher Education 100 under 50 University Ranking 2015 ranked UMinho on the 64th position worldwide.
The University of Minho offers a wide range of courses corresponding to first, second and third cycles of studies leading to undergraduate (BA/BSc), graduate (MA/MSc) or doctorate (PhD) degrees.

Bachelor degrees (first cycle) have 180 or 240 ECTS, the equivalent to 3 or 4 years. Integrated masters programmes (courses that combine a bachelor with a master) have 300 or 360 ECTS, the equivalent to 5 or 6 years. Master programmes have 90 and 120 ECTS meaning one year and a half and two years, but some have 60 ECTS (1 year). PhD studies (third cycle) have 180 and 240 ECTS, meaning 3 and 4 years of study. All these cycles of studies can be attended on a part-time basis.

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Edited: 15/05/2020
Coordinator:
IKASIA TECHNOLOGIES SL
C/ Jesús y María, num 26 – bajo – 46008 (Spain)
mail: info@ikasia.es
Web: www.ikasia.es
Chief editor:
Luis Gómez Estrada, CEO Ikasia Technologies sl

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