MEET is the Italian organization that supports digital culture and creative technology.

MEET was born out of Meet the Media Guru with the fundamental support of Fondazione Cariplo. The first partner is the platform of thoughts, ideas and events focused on innovation and digital technology the art critic and digital culture expert Maria Grazia Mattei founded in 2005; the second partner is one of the world’s main philanthropic organizations which aim is to help organizations to better serve their community and give ideas a future.

MEET delivers a massive plan of on life – on line and on site – activities that bring people to experience and embrace digital technology as a part of their daily life and a resource for their creativity.

MEET aims to reduce Italian digital cultural divide.

Designed as a social-oriented institution, MEET collects, promotes and shares creative ideas and innovative projects to reduce the digital cultural divide and guarantee an increasingly more active participation with an approach centred on meeting and inclusion.


KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has been one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key center of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world dedicated to advancing knowledge.

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science conduct research that is world-leading within our field. Our research contributes to future solutions in theoretical computer science, applied computer science, robotics, medical science, nano-electronics, smart grids, intelligent transport systems, secure infrastructure, computer systems, photonics, computational biology, media technology and interaction design, as well as speech and musical communication.

KTH’s research within electrical engineering and computer science is internationally prominent and reaches high rankings within its field. It is the combination of different approaches and methods, as well as a thorough knowledge of the core subject that makes it possible for us to lead the way in our field.

Division of Media Technology and Interaction Design has its roots in computer and behavioral science as well as media technology, and has today faculty that represents e.g. anthropology and psychology, computer science and media technology, interaction design, film- and literature science, sound and music computing, and media and communication science.

Media Lab works with interdisciplinary research projects that combine advanced engineering with philosophy, art, aesthetics and other disciplines from the humanities. We aim to create disruptive media and interaction technologies, which will radically change not only the way people entertain themselves but how they live, work and think. One of our research activities is how to make sense of big data.

Thomas More University of Applied Sciences ( is the largest university of applied sciences in Flanders (Belgium), offering more than 30 Dutch-taught and a range of English-taught bachelor degree programmes in the province of Antwerp (10 locations).

Through its excellent professional higher education, practice-oriented research and scientific consultancy, Thomas More is an important engine of regional development and innovation. The university of applied sciences has an international reputation and participates actively in international networks and projects in
accordance with its different degree programmes and research fields.
Thomas More is a union of Thomas More Mechelen-Antwerpen vzw and Thomas More Kempen vzw and part of the KU Leuven Association, an open and dynamic network linking four Universities of Applied Sciences and one School of Arts across Flanders and Brussels with the KU Leuven.
In total, nearly 17.000 students study at Thomas More. Staff consists of nearly 1.500 people. The Research & Innovation Unit of Thomas More Mechelen-Antwerpen consists of 120 researchers and consultants (60 FTE). The Research & Innovation Unit of Thomas More Mechelen-Antwerpen is organized in three research domains: Creative & Innovative Business, Health & Care Challenges and Smart Tech & Design. Practice-oriented research at Thomas More
aims to bridge the gap between research and practice, by transferring scientific evidence and knowledge into tangible and practical solutions or advice. Research is focused on tackling societal challenges and creating real societal and/or economic impact. Research activities often have a multidisciplinary approach and are carried out in close cooperation with companies, non-profit or social profit organisations and our educational programmes.

Established in 1922 (re-established in 1989) VMU is the public institution implementing liberal arts study policy based on the Harvard study model and relevant research activities aimed at contribution to the society, as well as global community. Current studies and research implemented refer to the fields of humanities, social, physical, biomedical, technological and agricultural sciences.

Aside from 46 BA and MA full-time degree programmes in English, together VMU offers 224 study degree programmes, integrated studies of law and postgraduate for 9739 students. The University offers doctoral studies in 23 fields of natural, technological, agricultural, social sciences and humanities for 320 PhD students. VMU staff refers to 1613 (820 – academic, 793 – non-academic). Studies are organized by 9 faculties and 3 Academies. Academic and research infrastructure as well refer to VMU Kaunas Botanical Garden, 9 departments, 8 university centres; other divisions.

In VMU the research capacity is achieved by uniting scientific human resources under the thematic clusters and institutes seeking to assure the interdisciplinary approach, broad scope, high impact, accessibility of research outcomes. VMU has been involved in H2020, COST, Erasmus+, Nordplus, LIFE, Interreg, etc. activities as well as national ES Funds’ projects as a project partner and coordinator (over 300 EU ongoing projects), thus the scientists have accumulated solid experience in international scientific research and project management.

i-strategies SCARL is a start-up company (SME) based in Central Italy (Marche Region), created in 2018.

More specifically istrategies is a creative agency specialized in Heritage Marketing, Storytelling and Creative Tourism for companies and tourist destinations.

Leveraging on research, storytelling and heritage marketing skills, i-strategies is able to generate belonging, high emotional intensity bonds, socialization of experiences and awareness of ethical business practices. In a word: it offers a long term horizon of meaning to companies and territories.