UMI partners


CTI (Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus”)CTI Logo — The Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus” (CTI) is a research and technology organization focusing on ICT research. CTI provides an integrated environment that supports basic and applied research, as well as the design and development of systems, products and solutions. The Institute is active not only in education but also as a publishing body of Greek school books and electronic educational materials. The Institute’s Research Unit 3 – Dynamic Ambient Intelligent Systems is the lead partner of the UMI-Sci-Ed project. Besides their project management role, CTI is also responsible for the UMI-Sci-Ed platform design and implementation and other .

The research and development interests of Research Unit 3 focus primarily on the following areas:

  • Ambient Intelligence and ubiquitous systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Distributed Systems and Middleware
  • Applied information systems for decision making

Cork Institute of Technology

CIT (Cork Institute of Technology) — Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is a public third-education provider and one of Ireland’s largest Institutes of Technology. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes up to PhD level in fields including Business, Science, Computing, Engineering.

The Nimbus Centre for Embedded Systems Research is one of CIT’s research centres focused on ICT and it conducts research in hardware, software, and networking technologies for networked embedded systems. Its ‘Industry’ pillar, which is known as the TEC Gateway, is Ireland’s leading ICT systems innovator for the SME sector and its research expertise is applied in different industrial application areas, such as Energy Management, Smart Systems, ALPHA and Tourism. The role of the Nimbus Centre in the UMI-Sci-Ed project is leading the implementation of career consultancy through UMI Communities of Practices, as well as the implementation of all relevant results in end-user environment.

Cubit logo

CUBIT (Consortium Ubiquitous Technologies) — Consortium Ubiquitous Technologies (CUBIT Scarl) is a research and innovation SME comprising a 12 member-consortium. It was founded by the University of Pisa, whose main goal is to facilitate technology transfer from academia to industry. CUBIT implements research and innovation activities in the ICT field while looking after the management and commercialization processes of its members. Its Wireless Innovation Lab, focused on the development of Wireless communication systems applied to Internet of Things, represents an IoT Centre of expertise for the Tuscany region. Within the UMI-Sci-Ed project, CUBIT is responsible for the integration and delivery of the hardware supporting kit and the development of a programming environment that will allow students to interact with the HW kit.

University of HelsinkiUH (University of Helsinki) — The University of Helsinky (UH) is a public multidisciplinary research university offering undergraduate and postgraduate studies. It is an international academic community that has a world’s leading Department of Teacher Education, which promotes innovation and research in the field of education. The scientific knowledge created by the UH is used for educating diverse specialists in various fields, as well as in social decision-making and the business sector.

The UH will collaborate with the other involved Universities primarily on the piloting and evaluation of the UMI-Sci-Ed project.

Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyNTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) — The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) focuses on education in technology and the natural sciences and it is recognized for broad national and international cooperation with trade and industry.

The Information Systems and Software Engineering Group is one of the research groups at the Department of Computer and Information Science focused on the fields of software development, training and learning technologies, and cooperative applications. One of the group’s priorities is educational technologies research, covering the various areas needed for developing and evaluating learning tools. This Group will be primarily responsible of designing and running the evaluation work package of UMI-Sci-Ed project, which is building scientific evidence of the effectiveness of the whole framework created by the project.


unipi logoUNIPI (University of Pisa) — The University of Pisa (UNIPI) is an education and research institution focusing on research in broad range of disciplines within 20 different Departments. The University promotes social research studies, support services to private and public organizations, technology transfer, and support for research and development projects.

UNIPI Departments involved in the project are the Department of Information Engineering, which is particularly involved in research activities related to the evolution of telecommunication network infrastructure (Future Internet); and the Department of Political Science, which covers a multidisciplinary research and training, carrying main strategic methodology to applied social science. UNIPI is in charge of the design of the pedagogical approach of UMI Sci-Ed project and coordinates the innovations in the pedagogical learning activities.


All Digital — All Digital is a Europe-wide network and non for profit association that represents public centres providing people with training, certification and employment opportunities through the use of ICTs. These centres play a crucial role in the digital empowerment of individuals and communities by providing educational courses and other activities in areas such as coding, augmented reality, cybersecurity etc. TE also has a strong advocacy role on the EU level and works with a wide network of professionals and policy makers involved in ICT education and employability. Due to its extensive European, national and regional reach throughout the EU, All Digital is involved in the UMI-Sci-Ed project as the communication and dissemination leader.