GAIA

GAIA is a private non-profit professional association, founded in 1983 as the Association of Electronics of the Basque Country (AIEPV).

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In 1996, the Association changed its original name into the current one: GAIA-Association of Electronics and Information Technology Industries of the Basque Country. GAIA represents all those companies working in the Electronics and Information Technologies sector, which are located in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country. GAIA is moving ahead as the private independent institution most committed to integral development of the industrial sectors, linked to the Electronics and Information Technologies within the society and to the rational, efficient use of products and services based on those technologies. GAIA has achieved a high profile nationally and internationally thanks to its own activities and its work with other institutions. GAIA has co-operation agreements with more than 50 entities.

 

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Website
http://www.gaia.es

E-mail
gaia@gaia.es

UB

Founded in 1450, the University of Barcelona (UB) ranks within the top highest public Universities in Spain and appears in the list of the world’s 200 best universities published by the specialist British newspaper.

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The UB is the most formidable public institution of higher education in Catalonia, catering to the needs of the greatest number of students and delivering the broadest and most comprehensive offering in higher educational courses. The UB is also the principal centre of university research in Spain and has become a European benchmark for research activity, both in terms of the number of research programmes it conducts and the excellence these have achieved and is dedicated to innovation and teaching excellence. The UB has 19 faculties and schools, 64 EHEA bachelor’s degree courses, 138 university master’s degree courses, 71 doctoral programs, 49 university extension courses, 408 lifelong learning courses. Concerning research: 4.606 scientific publications, 566 doctoral theses submitted, 243 consolidated research groups, 677 active research projects, 52 patents, 890 research grant holders, 24 research institutes. The UB has 63,020 students, from these 9,163 international students.

 

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Website
http://www.ub.edu/web/ub/ca/

E-mail
ritaberger@ub.edu

LMU

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is one of the leading research universities in Europe, with a more than 500-year-long tradition. About 700 professors research and teach at LMU Munich in all disciplines of knowledge. As of winter semester 2016/2017 51.420 students were registered.

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Creative thinking, problem solving and research are central to LMU’s academic programs. From distinguished research grant winners to undergraduate students, all members of the LMU Munich community are engaged in generating new knowledge for the benefit of society at large. The university is particularly noted for providing excellent conditions for innovative basic research, both within individual disciplines and through inter- and transdisciplinary collaborations across various fields of knowledge.

The chair of Economic and Organisational Psychology at the LMU deepens and updates knowledge on stress at work and its management by investigating stress-related concepts and applying stress surveys.

 

Contact information:

Web Site: http://www.psy.lmu.de/wirtschaftspsychologie_en/index.html

E-mail: julia.reif@psy.lmu.de

RTU

History of RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE ) dates back almost 155 years.

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Today RTU is a cornerstone of the development of Latvia, which ensures education of specialists necessary for Latvian national economy. The Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management (FEEM) of Riga Technical University (RTU) provides study programmes at all levels – doctoral (PhD), master (MSc, MBA) and bachelor’s (BSc) as well as the first-level professional higher education study programs.

The staff and students of the FEEM are involved in a number of  research projects related to improvement of Working Environment, Corporate Culture and Social Responsibility, which are relevant aspects of EFQM Excellence Model criteria. RTU FEEM will focus on the contribution of conceptual and research knowledge on stressors, strain and coping strategies, as well as contribute with knowledge to teaching methodology and material. FEEM will also integrate the training modules into its curricula of Total Quality Management, Human Resource Management, Labour Safety study programmes as well as special courses devoted to Personnel Management and Organizational Behaviour.

The project outcomes will contribute to higher level of stress management competences of FEEM graduates and will enable them to evaluate, develop, distribute and implement modern and ethical management and development methods to facilitate ongoing improvement of the organization’s operational efficiency. The results of research will be disseminated to the local, regional and international networking partners of RTU.

 

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Website
http://feem.rtu.lv/

E-mail
feem@rtu.lv

IBK

IBK MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS GMBH was founded in 2001 as a joint Spin-Off of „IBK – Institut für Betriebsanalyse und Kommunikationsforschung“ and „IBK-System- und Softwarehaus GmbH“, with the goal of transferring the know-how from numerous consulting and international research projects into commercial software products.

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The main product line resulting from this is the GOA-WorkBench®, a scalable and sector adaptable solution for assessment and survey based management methods with a special focus on the European Excellence Model as represented by CAF, EFQM and other standards. Currently, GOA is the only software licensed worldwide by EFQM as a support tool to implement the Excellence approach.

To guarantee an ongoing knowledge exchange on the topics of Excellence, the Managing Partner of IBK works since 2003 as an Award Assessor for EFQM and is a EFQM Licensed Advisor & Trainer, acts as an Operating Partner to ILEP and is as well a certified Assessor for CAF and Project Excellence.

 

Contact information

Website
http://www.ibk.eu/en/

E-mail
cad@ibk-group.de

IIC

The INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL Consult IIC AG found 2002 (since 2015 changed to GmbH) provides worldwide further education courses and consultancy for SME on implementing Industrial Engineering systems/ Work Studies, applying I.E. methods and tools.

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The IIC has long-standing work relationships in Germany and European countries with SME, VET-organizations and NGOs.

In cooperation with the University of Reutlingen a Master and a Bachelor programme was developed in 2008-2009 at the Polytechnic of Namibia (PoN- meanwhile Namibia University for Science and Technology) based on European Standards. Dr. Schinner is appointed as Professor for building up the chair for Industrial Engineering since 2010.

2016 – 2019 BITTMAS – Business Transformation towards Digitalisation and Smart systems -Erasmus+- Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices – Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training

2016 – 2017 IIC implemented the project “Optima” commissioned by the oil and gas industry –  reorganization and optimization of three entities based on Industrial Engineering in Equatorial Guinea.

2013 -2016 IIC developed and implemented “Work Based Learning (WBL) in Industrial Engineering” with SME, consultant partners and associations in Ireland, Finland, Denmark and the Netherlands.

 

Contact information

Website
http://www.advancedindustrialengineering.com/

E-mail
hans-dieter.schinner@advancedindustrialengineering.de

BEFO

BEFO is a multicultural non-governmental organization that aims to facilitate continuing education of schools, enterprises and society, supporting development of different competencies, as well as personal and professional skills.

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BEFO takes active part in projects from current Erasmus+ framework with the main goal to ensure the availability of educational and up-to-date learning materials, tools and methods, as well as seminars and different training within the society.

Experience in research, content development as well as the pilot testing and dissemination activities within the various sectors and target audiences.

Our latest projects were in several main areas of education and training:

  • Implementation of excellence methods including the personal excellence;
  • Implementation of development of personal competences including entrepreneurship competences;
  • Specific competences for SME’ s, medical organisations and adult students.

Our staff members got in 2009 EFQM training and in 2013 become trained as internal EFQM Assessor (IAT) and EFQM assessor in 2015. Our experience covers various activities connected to EFQM implementation – Business excellence trainings; being assessors of Latvian Quality Awards for Medical sector and International Quality Innovation Awards; implementation of Excellence approach and development of related local adaptations of GOA-Solutions® methodology for Latvian markets (technical development as well as the content development).

 

Contact information

Website
https://eurofortis.lv/

E-mail
vanda.novoksonova@eurofortis.lv

MUTUALIA

Mutualia, a mutual partner with Social Security No. 2, is one of the 20 organizations that currently, with the approval of the Ministry of Employment and Social Security (MESS), collaborates in the management of contingency of work and occupational disease, of the common contingency and the cessation of activity of self-employed persons.

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It was born of the merger of three Basque mutuals, leaders in their respective territories and with 120 years of history giving rise to the first mutual accident and Euskadi occupational disease.

Mutualia’s commitment to advanced management and excellence goes back to 1998, the year in which it adopted the decision to take as reference for its management the EFQM Excellence Model. As a result of the work and effort developed over the years, in 2008 she was recognized with the Gold Q for Excellence (500+ external evaluation points according to the EFQM Model) by the Basque Foundation for Excellence (Euskalit) and previously in 2005, it was awarded with the Q Silver after surpassing the 401 points. However, in 2009, she was again evaluated for external evaluation and received the Ibero-American Quality Award in the Silver category, and in 2012 she was recognized as a finalist in the European EFQM Excellence Award.

As a result of the Basque Government and Euskalit proposing the Advanced Management Model in 2014, Mutualia presented itself in 2015 to the first edition of the Advanced Management Award, being one of the three organizations recognized with the A de Oro. This recognition allowed it to appear in 2016 to a new external evaluation in which it was recognized with the Basque Award for Advanced Management in People, being the first and only organization to achieve this recognition.

Regarding Prevention of Occupational Hazards, Mutualia has also opted for the integral management of these, having been certified its management system in accordance with the OHSAS 18001 standard since 2011. Its management system also received the DIPLOOS award, granted by the Association for the Prevention of Accidents, in 2009.

 

Contact information

Website
http://www.mutualia.es/opencms/opencms/home/

E-mail
villalba@mutualia.es

WCC

Waterford Chamber of Commerce (WCC) was established in 1787 and since then has played a key role in business in Waterford and the South East as the leading business representative organisation and with a membership of over 320 businesses in Waterford city.

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WCC is very well connected to the other business support organisations and complementary service providers, working in co-operation for the benefit of the region. Waterford Chamber has a CEO and six other permanent staff members.

WCC is a member of ‘South East Chambers’ a grouping of 9 Chambers of Commerce from across the South East region, representing businesses on a regional basis and coming together in co-operation to represent the interests and needs of South East. The South East Chambers platform supports Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) in reaching clients across the South East by assisting with communication, promotion, event planning and referral of clients to EEN services.

WCC regularly holds “needs analysis” workshops with its members to identify issues that are common to a large number of stakeholders in the region.  One issue that has become a growing matter of concern is the subject of Work Related Stress (WRS) and its impact on employee health and overall performance of the organisation. The chamber has received queries on WRS from employees, employers and representative bodies that relate to many aspects of dealing with workplace stress; but the main source is employers who are looking for clarity on potential causes, suggested remedies and prevention strategies. Based on this growing concern the Chamber has allocated resources to heighten awareness of the issue and identify innovative remedies through its JEI group and provide appropriate train though its Skillnet network.

 

Contact information

Website
http://www.waterfordchamber.ie/

E-mail
donal.nolan@waterfordchamber.ie

REUH

RIGA EAST UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL is a multi-field medical treatment institution in Latvia that provides extensive diagnostics and treatment to patients, as well as carries out scientific research work and develops innovations, ensures training of young specialists and organizes activities for public education and health improvement.

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In separate clinics of the hospital, in-patient assistance is provided in the fields where it is unavailable in other in-patient medical treatment institutions of Latvia, for instance, in the field of microsurgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, bedsore treatment, toxicology and sepsis, polytrauma, burn and frost-bite treatment etc.

The hospital comprises six clinical centres and employs 4726 specialists, including 1015 doctors and over 1600 medical treatment and patient care specialists.

In 2013, the hospital provided health care services to 100, 065 in-patients and 338,104 out-patients. The total number of cots in the hospital is 2338. In 2013, 26,098 surgeries were performed. The hospital is the base for training of students of Riga Stradiņš University and University of Latvia. Theoretical and practical knowledge is obtained by residents and candidates for doctor’s degree of different specializations. Doctors and medium-level medical workers are trained at the work place in the hospital to master medical treatment and diagnostics methods, etc. Scientific research work is carried out in all in-patient departments.

 

Contact information

Website
https://www.aslimnica.lv/en/stacionars/rigas-austrumu-kliniska-universitates-slimnica

E-mail
sanita.sivicka@aslimnica.lv