Here you can find the organizations and institutions that are collaborating on the BESIDE project, highlighting their roles, achievements, and areas of expertise. You can contact each of us for further information on the project and have a look at the breadth and depth of experience and expertise brought together for the project’s success.

ITKAM – Italian Chamber of Commerce for Germany

The Italian Chamber of Commerce for Germany (ITKAM) is a German registered non-profit bilateral association, founded 1911. ITKAM is present in Germany with three operational offices (Frankfurt, Berlin, Leipzig), several representative offices in Italy, and a desk in Vienna (ITKAM Austrian Desk).

For the past 110 years ITKAM has supported German-Italian economic exchanges and have become a point of reference for companies and institutions in both countries. Our network has over 400 member companies and every year we provide assistance to at least 500 SMEs.

Regarding European Projects, ITKAM has been implementing and managing many successful international projects in various fields such as innovation, tourism, renewable energy, entrepreneurial support and mobility of students and staff.

Coopération Bancaire pour l’Europe

Coopération Bancaire pour l’Europe is a Brussels-based European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG), funded in 1992 by a group of European banks. CBE has 10 members from 3 European Countries, including European banks and chambers of commerce, therefore reaching a large network of banks, SMEs and economic associations from all over Europe. CBE aims to foster economic development in Europe by providing its members and their clients with information and support to properly understand EU policies and strategies. The final aim of CBE is supporting innovative SMEs in getting access to EU market and finance. CBE carries out several initiatives aimed at helping European SME’s and public authorities to develop internationalization processes and to access EU funds. Such initiatives include:

  • Monitoring EU regulations on specific thematic areas,
  • Organizing thematic conferences and seminars,
  • Publishing manuals and guides on European and international funding opportunities,
  • Elaborating project proposals and performing project management,
  • Supporting SMEs and Large industries in accessing EU tenders.

F6S Innovation

F6S Innovation drives technology growth with public funding programmes. They boost the growth and scaling of founders, startups, SMEs and other actors in the innovation ecosystem by managing public funded programmes.

Opportunities include equity-free funding and value-driven services such as incubation and acceleration, mentoring, piloting, corporate matchmaking, soft-landing missions, and networking with investors.

In public funded programmes, F6S often assumes the role of project coordinator, open call manager and support to third parties, and leader of communication, dissemination and exploitation.

Fondazione Luigi Clerici

Fondazione Luigi Clerici is a private non-profit organization. It has been carrying out its activities since 1972 by promoting with its over 20 branches training and services to support work placement, with an articulated and customized offer, responsive to the needs of the area and the local production system. FLC aims at promoting the empowerment process of the person at professional and at personal level by offering professional, cultural and social training. FLC focuses on the educational project of the person (understood as citizen and worker) and on the development of methods and training paths through which the realization of its potential in the context of life can be improved. FLC intends to take care of the person as “a whole” by supporting them with a wide range of services, developed ad hoc to meet their needs and by helping them to realize a life- and professional project in harmony with their competences.

Lidi Smart Solutions

Lidi Smart Solutions was founded to promote the latest trends in the digital era, offering web-education for adults and youth in a number of fields. Among our core activities were developing and implementing online education platforms and e-learning tools. From there, we grew to tackle the leading-edge technologies, striving to demystify them and increase their accessibility to various social and professional groups. Hence empowering larger communities with the opportunity to take on the demanding challenges of the 21st century. Our recent ventures include exploring the various uses for disruptive blockchain and AI technologies as well as a content synthesis for MOOCs, contributing to EU-funded projects. The company is based in The Netherlands.

Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center is a think tank and research center which investigates implications of the blockchain technology for companies and their business models. Besides the development of prototypes, it serves as a platform for managers, start-ups, and industry experts to share knowledge and best practices. The Blockchain Center also provides new research impulses and develops training programs for students and executives.