Meet the partners


Designers of the BLUES initiative and project coordinators of the BLUES consortium and activities, in CISE (Santander International Entrepreneurship Center, part of Fundación UCEIF) we truly believe that in order to change society, entrepreneurs with initiative, creativity, talent and enthusiasm are fundamental. This is why we promote innovative programmes that include open methodologies and real-life experiences that stimulate our entrepreneur’s creativity. Our initiatives encourage this entrepreneurial culture and seek to support innovation in existing business models and the creation of start-ups, with the sole purpose of contributing to economic and social progress.


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The University of Cantabria is a modern public institution with an overall budget in 2016 of 105.97M€, whose main purpose is to contribute to social progress through teaching and scientific excellence. This allowed UC to confirm the “International Campus of Excellence” label in December 2014 with the highest score. The UC consists of around 1,600 researchers and 13,200 students, four research institutes, and 160 R+D groups from 32 departments. UC is a highly competitive university in terms of research funding that achieved 28.452M€ to fund its R&D activities in 2015.

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Università degli Studi di Perugia

The Università degli Studi di Perugia, founded in 1308, is one of the oldest universities in Italy and one of the most accredited, offering a wide variety of courses in all fields of education. Our goal is to provide students with the finest quality degree programmes and academic opportunities within a stimulating multicultural environment, along with the opportunity to enjoy an excellent lifestyle and foster their personal and academic growth while studying at the highest level.

In addition to the many services and facilities available to all of our students, we offer specialized support services to International students, providing useful information about University courses, visas, health insurance services, enrolling procedures and everything students may need in order to enjoy their stay with us and benefit from an inspiring and supportive learning environment.

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The Social Entrepreneurship Centre at The University of Ljubljana brings together the University and 6 members of the University with the aim to develop research, education, consulting and other support activities in social entrepreneurship. The Centre was established by the University of Ljubljana and its members, to set up an applied framework for research and development that connects researchers, educators and students from different areas with the economy and non-governmental sector, while offering potentials for cooperation to all those interested in the topic.


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 Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

NOVA aims to create and develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem within the University, through the involvement of several entities. It aims to stimulate the entrepreneurial culture among students and increase their potential for success. Annually, numerous conferences and workshops are developed to motivate and encourage entrepreneurship’s best practices.
The University has an Entrepreneurship Office where students, teachers, researchers and alumni can find support to develop their new idea, to grow or to expand their business.

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Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) is a pioneering science university in Finland, bringing together the fields of science and business since 1969. Our international community is composed of approximately 6,000 students and experts engaged in scientific research and academic education. Clean energy and water, circular economy and sustainable business are the key questions of humankind to which LUT seeks solutions through technology and business.

We train the next generation of entrepreneurial problem-solvers who have a sense of responsible curiosity and who are willing and able to shape the business environment of tomorrow.

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CEOE CEPYME Cantabria was founded in September 13th, 1977, and is the major representative institution of the Business Community in Cantabria. It represents and defends the interests of business owners and entrepreneurs. It brings together, on a voluntary basis, most of the self-employed entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes and from any sector of the economy through its base associations, which are networked within 60 employers’ organizations.
It is also the main interlocutor representing companies before the Government, the different Public Administrations, trade unions, political parties and international institutions.

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Camara di commercio Terni

Terni Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Craftsmanship and Agriculture is a Public Entity created in 1927. It represents all companies of Terni province, more than 19.000 companies registered. Delivering public services to businesses, including the National Company Register, it’s part of a network of 102 Chambers of Commerce in the entire Italian territory. It’s mission is to enhance the local economy and represent businesses, safeguarding their interests and creating favorable conditions for a sustainable growth..



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Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (CCIS) was founded more than 160 years ago and now has 7,000 member companies of all sizes and from all regions. It is a non-profit, non-governmental, independent business organization representing the interest of its members and is Slovenia’s most influential business association. CCIS unites under its roof 24 branch associations representing all sectors of Slovenian Economy. CCIS operates a network of 13 regional chambers. The CCIS provides essential services for enterprises operating in Slovenia, and it is the ideal local partner for foreign investors.


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Madan Parque de Ciencia

Madan Parque is a science and technology park established in 1995 and active since early 2000, whose mission is to play an interface role between academia and businesses. The core activities consist of the promotion of NTBFs and its acceleration, as well as the development of knowledge intensive projects within the region. Madan Parque runs also a technology-based incubator whose role is of an accelerator for its tenant companies, namely in what concerns the internationalisation of the later. These activities take advantage of the physical proximity to FCT-UNL (Faculty of Sciences and Technology |NOVA University of Lisbon) which is Madan Parque’s most important shareholder.


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“Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020 designed to support Programme Countries’ efforts to efficiently use the potential of Europe’s talent and social assets in a lifelong learning perspective.
The aim of Erasmus+ is to contribute to the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, jobs, social equity and inclusion, as well as the aims of ET2020, the EU’s strategic framework for education and training.
Specific issues tackled by the programme include:
• Reducing unemployment, especially among young people
• Promoting adult learning, especially for new skills and skills required by the labour market.
• Encouraging young people to take part in European democracy
• Supporting innovation, cooperation and reform
• Reducing early school leaving
• Promoting cooperation and mobility with the EU’s partner countries

The BLUES project is funded by the Spanish National Erasmus+ Agency – SEPIE.

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