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REDTREE MAKING PROJECTS COOP. V.

Redtree Making Projects Coop.V. is a social cooperative active in the fields of education, training, and educational materials design by science and social affairs. Its aim is to help social and educational organizations to develop their framework and to improve the quality of their products through training, specific development plans, social studies, grant applications, legal advising, bureaucratic procedures, etc. We want to reach better educational levels and improve the employability and inclusion of students.

We also have close relationships of cooperation and joint work with very diverse social and educational organizations, such as associations of people with special needs and their families, educational centers, foundations, etc. This joint work done over the years has led us to opening new specific work fields for students with special educational needs (SEN), mainly the design of inclusive educational projects as well as the creation of new materials and tools adapted to their needs.

Redtree’s projects and areas of expertise are intersectorial, since we have been working mainly in 4 educational sectors: school education, professional training, adult education, and the training of young people through non-formal and informal education. This social cooperative has developed very diverse functions within these four educational sectors, ranging from the design of educational projects at the European level, of materials and educational tools, project quality control and monitoring, advisory and consulting functions, etc, plus the experience coordinating our own Erasmus Plus projects, as explained in the next section.

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IKASIA TECHNOLOGIES S.L.

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 is a spin-off from UPV (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia) that will be in charge of the project’s technology transfer. UPV’s Centre for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (CBIT) provides their research results and their talented staff at the company’s disposal, contributing to the creation of an innovative economic framework based on knowledge.

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

Lastly, Ikasia is a socially conscious company, as included in the Article 2 of its statutes: «Encouraging gender equality and the integration of persons with fewer opportunities». The employment of persons with fewer opportunities is a priority for Ikasia.

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NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS – NTUA

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The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA – also known as the Polytechnic University of Athens) is a Greek university institution based in Athens. Founded in 1836, it is the oldest technological institution in Greece, contributing greatly to the scientific, technical, social, and economic development of the country.

More than 20.000 students of all levels study at this university, making it one of the traditional educational research institutions in the country, along with the University of Athens and the University of Thessaloniki. It consists of nine schools, comprising more than 40 sections and multiple research facilities.

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UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

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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 teaching staff, for the level of excellence in research, its wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses offered, and its 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, with a total student population of around 20.000, 40% of which are master’s degree or PhD students. The university has 1200 teachers and researchers, and around 800 technical and administrative staff.

Its 11 schools are very complete and a benchmark for their academic and scientific quality at the national and international level. UMinho’s education and research projects have strong international recognition, and are supported by its close interaction with many other research centers around the world. UMinho is a research-focused university, committed to valuing knowledge, and focused on the socioeconomic environment, with many successful partnerships. The Times Higher Education 100 under 50 University Ranking 2015 placed UMinho in 64th position worldwide.

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NANOPAINT LDA.

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Nanopaint is a technology company dedicated to the development and manufacture of functional inks for the printed electronics industry. It also designs and develops standard and customized solutions for different types of industries in the form of inks, films, or sensors, especially for bioengineering.

Before establishing itself as a company in 2016, Nanopaint carried out a technological development of more than 5 years, until it was ready for the market. The company emerged as a spin-off from Universidade do Minho, and acquired a solid background in R+D, with extensive experience in electroactive polymers, composites, and the synthesis of nanoparticles.

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GRETA DU VELAY

Greta du Velay is a public training organization that encompasses 21 educational institutions for adult education, secondary schools, and colleges, under the wing of the Ministry of Education.

Half of its activity consists of supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in their learning processes, and the other half in supporting the social and vocational inclusion of disadvantaged target groups, such as unemployed or migrant youth, through activities like the development of key competences, transversal competences, providing support to discover and guide towards a career and employment, etc.

The entity was founded in 1975, with ISO 9001 certificate issued in 1998; it employs 4 training advisors and 40 trainers, and offers around 300.000 hours of training per year (to an average of 2000 to 2500 students).

Greta du Velay works closely with other non-profit associations and public organizations involved with young adults (like local missions, social workers, cultural centers, housing centers, information centers for young persons, women, and their families…).

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