Consortium

CITADEL is composed of twelve partners from five different countries, representing Northern, Southern and Eastern Europe:

TECNALIA Research & Innovation is the first privately funded Applied Research Centre in Spain and one of the leading such centres in Europe. With our 1,475 highly-qualified employees, a 110 million Euros turnover and a portfolio with over 4,000 clients, TECNALIA is determined to change its way of working with companies to promote the transformation of knowledge into wealth.

Universidad de Cantabria (UC) is a public institution which provides university education for more than 15,000 students around the world. UC is a leader in research, as is demonstrated by several competitive studies analysing general and specific aspects of research in Spain. The research group: ECONPOINT leading this project is a dynamic group of researchers with broad expertise across public sector reform.

The KU Leuven Public Governance Institute conducts research into different aspects of public governance from a public administration and political science perspective. The results of our research are of value in higher and continuing education, in public organizations, and for society in general.

Fincons Group is an IT Business Consulting company working on IT market for over 30 years. Alongside clients as a strategic partner, the Group supports business development through innovative approaches, models and IT solutions, providing tailored and end-to-end software solutions to tier-1 players in several markets: Media, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Transportation, Manufacturing and Public Administration. The Group has offices in Switzerland (Bern, Zurich, Lugano), Italy (Milan, Verona, Rome, Bari, Catania) and UK (London), and a 2015 Group’s turnover of over 86 million euro. Innovation is a key driver for the Group which develops several collaborations with industrial and public partners and with research centers and universities through the Innovation Lab.

imec (formerly known as iMinds) is the world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technology. As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and academia we bring together brilliant minds from all over the world in a creative and stimulating environment. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of diverse expert partners across a multitude of industries, we accelerate progress towards a connected, sustainable future.

Puglia is a region of Southern Italy, it comprises 19,345 square kilometers with a population of about 4 million.

The region has a remarkable population density, mostly concentrated in bustling centers, while the countryside is a flourishing territory mainly concentrated on agriculture. The Puglia Region administration has devised a specific strategy for innovation policies, aiming at supporting and promoting research, innovation, ICT infrastructure and services in diverse sectors. Tourism is one of Puglia’s leading resources, thanks to its cultural heritage and beautiful beaches surrounding an 800-km coastline, offering countless resorts and camping sites.

InnovaPuglia S.p.A. is an in-house company of Regione Puglia involved in activities supporting regional strategic program to sustain Digital Innovation.

Antwerp is the largest city in Flanders (Belgium). It has more diamonds shining in the shops than any other place in the world. The shops in Antwerp almost look like museums. You—almost literally—find a start-up around every corner. Antwerp offers everything you need to have a good time and it does that in a slightly different way than other cities. What is the secret? The city and its residents are convinced that there is always something newer and better to be found. They don’t follow but create.

time.lex is a boutique law firm based in Brussels, specialised in information and technology law in the broadest sense, including privacy protection, data and information management, e-business, intellectual property and telecommunications. Its activities cover all legal issues encountered in the creation, management and exploitation of information and technology, in all of its diverse forms.

The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia (VARAM) is the central executive institution responsible for implementing policy in three areas - environment protection, regional development and information and communication technologies in Latvia.

The University of Latvia (LU) is the major academic centre in Latvia with 13 faculties and 20 research institutes and is the largest university in the Baltic States. Around 14 000 students are enrolled in 150 different study programmes. LU cooperates with more than 100 academic institutions around the world and hosting around 500 exchange students annually. From 2004-2014 the LU participated in more than 300 EU and EEA/Norge/INTERREG funded projects. The Centre for European and Transition Studies (CETS) is a structure of the University of Latvia established in 2000 at the University of Latvia. Its aim is to promote and support interdisciplinary academic and applied research on European issues, involving students from both European Union Member States and Third Countries. At CETS, our program incorporates economics, political science, law, public administration and regional policy issues.

ICTU is working on an improved digital government. ICTU is an independent public body, not for profit. Together with our clients we achieve high quality digital services. We connect knowledge to skill and solutions to problems, whilst observing the balance between technology and use, and innovation and workable solutions. So that any business conducted with the government, by either an individual or a company is done safely, easily and digitally. As independent consultant and executor within the government, we look for the right combination of expertise for every assignment so that both the government and society benefits.