EU Partners

National University of Theatre and Film “I.L. Caragiale”

The National University of Theatre and Film ”I.L. Caragiale” (UNATC) Bucharest is organized into Faculty of Theatre and Faculty of Film. As the only Romanian institution of higher education in this field, UNATC assumes the role of preparing future artists in theatre and film at a high professional level, through its BA, MA and PhD programs. Students are trained by professionals in performing arts, film and related areas thereof – media, multimedia, artistic pedagogy, cultural marketing and management.

Theatre Faculty has a structure of 309 BA degree and 146 MA degree, 73 permanent teachers and 39 in part-time, 81 PhDs and 5 PhD Coordinators. The UNATC Theatre Faculty is member of ELIA. The professors of the Theatre Faculty are also members in various professional organizations, such as UNITER, AICT, UNIMA. Theatre Faculty has 6 Bachelor’s Degrees and 11 Master’s Degrees.

Film Faculty has a structure of 187 BA degree and 84 MA degree, 40 permanent teachers and 43 in part-time, 53 PhDs and 5 PhD Coordinators. The UNATC Film Faculty is member of CILECT and GEECT. Film Faculty has 8 Bachelor’s Degrees and 12 Master’s Degrees, including programs Film Directing, Film Production, Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Animation Film, Screenwriting, Film Studies, Documentary Film (English), New Media Design (English), Art of Game Design (English) and Interactive Technologies for Performing and Media Arts (English). UNATC’s Doctoral School 2 Research Directions are: Theatre and Performing Arts and Film and Media.

CINETic is a research department of UNATC IL Caragiale which develops technological research and innovation in the fields of digital interaction and applied neuroscience to performing arts.

The International Center for Research and Education in Innovative Creative Technologies was founded as a department of UNATC “I.L. Caragiale” in 2014. The establishment of CINETic was financed through a POSCCE grant of € 8 million, having as objective the open¬ing of new research centers and developing already existing ones. The grant allowed UNATC to acquire a building for CINETic and provide its six laboratories with state of the art equipment for digital interaction, worth more than € 3.5 million.

Some of the most significant tech systems at CINETic include:

  • CAVE CIN—an automatic virtual environment with immersive stereoscopy projection system on four screens and multiple interaction tools;
  • motion capture system with infrared cameras and facial motion capture system;
  • motion analysis system with high speed video cameras;
  • motion control systems for the control of camera movements in robotic regime;
  • full 3D production flow for cinematography, animation and sets, with Alexa SXT, Red Dragon, with spherical and anamorphic optics;
  • production tools including 3D printing and CNC router;
  • various physiological data collection systems (eye tracking, GSR, ECG, EMG etc.) and high density electroencephalography (EEG) with 256 channels.

CINETic’s mission is to develop knowledge and innovate at interna¬tional level in the fields of performing arts and film, as well as in the fields that lead to their growth and transformation. The knowledge acquired in theatre and film is expanded through research and innova¬tion, within interdisciplinary projects that bring together art, science and technology.

RISEBA” University of Business, Arts and Technology

RISEBA University of Applied Sciences is a university type private higher educational institution fully accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia.

Being one of the first private higher education institutions in Latvia, today RISEBA is among 10 largest higher education institutions in Latvia (both public and private) with almost 3000 students, including 200 international students, who attend 20 study programmes of different levels and directions, and more than 9000 alumni.

RISEBA provides programmes which are either unique in the market or were first introduced to the market by RISEBA. It is one of the few institutions that offers full degree programmes in three languages – Latvian, English and Russian.

RISEBA is spread across five sites: three buildings of RISEBA main campus are located in Riga (the capital city), one regional branch is based in Daugavpils (the second largest city in Latvia).

Guided by its vision RISEBA comprises three major academic components or schools:

  • School of Business with Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes, which cover the areas of business, management and economics
  • School of Media and Communication with Bachelor and Master programmes in arts and communications
  • School of Architecture and Design, which currently offers a Bachelor programme in Architecture. School of Architecture and Design, which currently offers a Bachelor programme in Architecture.

RISEBA is an inter-disciplinary, multicultural university providing the global labour market with intelligent, creative and independently thinking individuals. RISEBA stands for excellent education, internationally recognised degrees, high quality of graduates, excellent research base and highly qualified staff.

RISEBA delivers higher education in study fields as business and administration, communications, audio-visual media arts and architecture. To implement RISEBA vision – “the place where business meets arts” RISEBA has created Creative Business Incubator to inspire, educate, mentor students and graduates from different sectors to speed up the growth and success of their business ideas, start-up and early stage companies, to support students in the business idea and project development process and acceleration process of the new start-up companies. The main directions for RISEBA Creative Industries are areas are Creative Industries, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation.  RISEBA has excellent coaches with extensive business experience in Business, Media, Arts and IT to mentor students how to develop business plan, branding plan, strategic plans, implement marketing strategy, attract financial funding to develop their business idea

Within business and economics, art, communication and architecture sciences, research is carried out in a number of different fields, like:

  • Strategic management
  • Public management
  • Strategic Business IT
  • Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Economics, Finance and Banking
  • Innovation Management, Creativity and Innovation
  • Business Ethics, Sustainability
  • Human Resource Development Research Into Creative Industries
  • Architecture in transition towards new hybrid urban typologies
  • Social media, marketing, public relations and communication
  • Transformation of modern cinema language audio-visual industry in transition

Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology

Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT, established in 1969) is a Finnish university that since 1969 has brought together technology and economics in a pioneering spirit. LUT’s strategy isTrailblazer. Show the way. Never follow. At the core of the strategy are four global questions to which LUT is seeking answers. Are we burning everything out? Are we leaving humanity to suffer from the water it has spoiled? Will we bury our future with our waste? Will we let Europe degenerate to the status of the world’s backyard? Our international  scientific  community  consists of  approximately 6000 students and experts. LUT’s operation is solution-focused and characterised by”open your mind” thinking: crossingboundaries open-mindedly, together. LUT is an international university and has more than 200 partner universities and there are over 67  nationalities  at  the  university.  Approximately 30% of  the  1st-year  student  come  from  other countries.  LUT  is  a  Finnish  and  Nordic  pioneer  in  the  international  accreditation.  LUT has extensive experience on curriculum development as all the LUT study programs have been accredited. LUT  comprehends  the  School  Energy  Systems,  the  School  of  Scientific  Engineering  and  the  School  of Business  and  Management.  The School  of  Business  and Management  comprehends  four  Competence Areas, one of which being Industrial Engineering and Management. LUT has been active on several projects taking place  on  both  national  and  international  levels. Master’s Degree  Programme   in  Industrial Management  is  ASIIN  e.V.-accredited  degree  program.  The  quality  label  is  a  certificate  of  high-quality engineering   education,   international   recognition   of   the   degrees   and   a   guarantee   of   continuous development of education.

Anthology Management

Anthology Management, although a new company, through its management team has extensive experience in building entrepreneurial ecosystems through mentor trainings, acceleration programs, international entrepreneurship summer schools, fast track business bootcamps and Virtual Incubation programs designed in collaboration with institutions in Greece, Turkey, Armenia, Moldova, Belarus. Anthology Management facilitates entrepreneurial founder exits through mergers and acquisitions targeting the area of SE/NE Europe.

Our aim is to support the entrepreneurial ecosystems in the wider area of SE/NE Europe through mentor trainings, acceleration programs, international entrepreneurship summer schools, fast track business bootcamps and Virtual Incubation programs while facilitating entrepreneurial founder exits through mergers and acquisitions. Our objectives are:

To support startups in developing core business elements like business models and marketing strategy, in order to reach investment readiness or make exits through mergers and acquisitions

To up-skill business mentors to deliver effectively a joint learning experience for the mentees along the following principles: 1) inspiring curiosity 2) challenging assumptions and expectations (giving feedback) 3) guiding through asking probing questions 4) being honest and direct about what he/she doesn’t know 5) being eager to learn, along with the mentee.

To support academia, industry and society, reflect on the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship as drivers of economic growth complementing their curricula with practice based tools and techniques in creating the future entrepreneurs.