1. Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI)

 Jozef Stefan Institute is the most important research institute in Slovenia and it ranks 50th among the research centers (faculties or institutes) in Europe in terms of European involvement. JSI comprises 28 research departments and it employs approximately 1,000 researchers and PhD students. JSI enjoys international recognition, currently participating in over 300 international projects. JSI has been involved in numerous ICT national and international projects.

2. Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA)

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna is located in Pisa (Tuscany). SSSA is a public university that holds a unique position in the Italian higher education system. Research is an essential element of SSSA: the scientific publications, the patents and the testimonies prove the ability of the school to promote and to focus on intellectual property. SSSA is present in the domains of experimental sciences and social sciences and it currently hosts six institutes, all of which aim to develop postgraduate programs where rigorous traditional courses are combined with research, service learning, internships and entrepreneurship opportunities both at national and international level.