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Knowledge, Innovation and Strategies Management Club (KISMC), Bulgaria is a non-profit organization created by innovation and management experts, academicians, coaches and consultants to foster knowledge and innovation management in Bulgaria and support the innovation ecosystem in the region. KISMC and its members focus on the knowledge-based society to contribute in the fields of research, education and innovation in all aspects. KISMC provides training activities under the brand of Innovation Management Academy (IMA). It is a strategic partnership between academia and business to bridge to some extend the gap between education, research and business. IMA is a Certified Training Provider approved by the Global Innovation Management Institute to offer certified trainings in innovation management.


Contact Person : Milena Koleva | |


Lodz Chamber of Industry and Commerce (LCIC) is a private, non-profit self – government institution based in Lodz, Central Poland. The Chamber serves as a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience and contacts between enterprises to boost business opportunities. It was reactivated in 1990 and now associates 400 companies from the region.


The majority of members come from the textile and construction industry and are primarily small and medium enterprises. The statutory aim of the chamber is supporting entrepreneurship spirit in the region. Therefore, the Chamber actively supports people to help them start their own businesses by grants, coaching and training. These trainings consist of topics like creating business plans, law and taxes, marketing etc. Secondly, the chamber organizes different activities for existing entrepreneurs and employees from the region – they are connected with training on soft skills, management but also tackle advanced topics like law, taxes, and transfer prices.


The experience and engagement of LCIC for the textile industry has its roots in its location, as Lodz region has a richtextile tradition. Simple as it may seem, it makes LCIC naturally committed to the issues faced by the textile industry. The majority of the LCIC members are textile companies and we are immensely involved in the issues they are facing through daily activities organised by LCIC.


Contact Person: Daria Zawalska |


Consorzio Bimbo Italia, based in Arezzo (IT) is a network of about 30 manufacturing companies, located all around Italy

that undoubtedly represent the Italian children wear and maternity wear in the world. The CBI was established in the Tuscany region 20 years ago. It is guaranteed by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development. CBI moves in the world, communicating the products of their companies in the most prestigious fairs in Europe and representing them in international workshops and contexts. In fact, as a general rule, CBI takes part in the most qualified international sector exhibition in Europe, either on its own or with a group of members. In addition, CBI organizes workshops, incoming and B2B meeting with potential customers on foreign markets extra Europe, such as Australia, Brazil, India, China, USA. CBI offers its free-of-charge services to its own members and to all potential clients targeted in the made in Italy fashion

products for kids and mum.

The intense annual calendar of activities of the CBI allows traders international industry dedicated to children and the mother, to inspect at any time the latest collections.

Their main activities are:

Planning and Organization of Special Missions in Foreign Markets, where our Companies Members can show their collections and matching their counterparts (such as suppliers, customers, etc.).

- Administrative and Logistics support to all our members during the foreign missions

- Realisation of promotional materials and advertising campaign for our members

- Training activities for our Companies Members on Sustainability Fashion Issues  


Contact person: Lucia Fanfani |


Founded in 1922, Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is the largest and oldest technological university in Lithuania, and one of the largest in the Baltic States. It is one of the outstanding universities in Lithuania, which takes up the leader position in many directions of scientific investigations and studies. KTU is ranked among the top 4% of world universities.
By integrating education, research and business, KTU focuses its activities on the enhancement of the quality of human life, and the acceleration of statehood development. Broad range of study programmes are offered by KTU, such as arts and humanities, electrical and electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, materials engineering, architecture, life sciences, economics and business. KTU PhD studies are provided in 4 scientific areas in 17 scientific directions.
Research at KTU is carried out by around a thousand academic staff across 9 faculties and 10 research institutes. One of KTU’s key priorities is to maintain a synergy with local businesses. Hence, KTU provides support to solve real-life problems, and contributes to 70 % of all R&D provided by Lithuanian universities for business and industry. KTU is also the founder of two of the Lithuanian innovation valleys (Santaka and Nemunas), and provides a specialized module in technology entrepreneurship. University publishes 5 scientific journals from data base „Clarivate Analytics Web of Science “.
The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design is the only one in Lithuania, which provides studies in textile engineering. KTU is a member of AUTEX (Association of Universities for Textiles) and Lithuanian Apparel and Textile Industry Association (LATIA). As the member of LATIA, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design has several individual cooperation agreements each year in the field of R&D and education for SME's. Several projects financed by EU, Lithuanian Government or industrial companies are generated each year. Innovative learning methods, such as project-based learning, case study, e learning, coaching and mentoring, practice, internships and visits to textile and clothing factories, are used in KTU. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design has 70 years’ experience in development of new study modules, short term and long-term study programmes for HEIs, post-secondary VET and employees of SME’s working in textile and fashion industry.


Contact person: Daiva Mikucioniene I I www/ktu.ed


Lithuanian Apparel and Textile Industry Association LATIA is a private business association representing interests of majority of Lithuanian apparel, textile and leather products manufacturers, traders and service companies. It was established in 1991. LATIA activities are regulated by the associations’ law of the Rep. of Lithuania. LATIA is registered under national law. LATIA association unites more than 130 member companies representing around 85 percent of the total employment in the sector.


LATIA is actively involved in the following activities: 

  • promotion activities abroad for member companies
  • search for potential partners, organisation of missions abroad
  • participation in trade fairs abroad
  • consulting for foreign companies interested in getting to know Lithuanian fashion and textile companies.
  • Lobby activities representing companies' interests. 
  • Training of companies, to organise seminars, conferences, market research. 

LATIA is a member of the Euratex Iaf and Lpk association.


Contact person: Asta Tumaityte |



IDEC is a training consulting company located in Piraeus, Greece. Its activities consist of training, management consulting, quality assurance, evaluation and development of ICT solutions for both private and public sector. Clients of IDEC are both SMEs and the bigger Greek companies of a wide variety of sectors. It co-operates with more than 600 institutes all through Europe and with about 300 experts on specific fields.IDEC has consulting experience in developing quality management systems in Greek training centres and has been accredited as a lifelong learning centre. It organizes in-service training courses for teachers and trainers, study visits and informal learning activities for students in initial education and training and provides training courses and work placements for students in vocational training and people in labor market. IDEC’s training courses cover a wide range of topics including management, pedagogy, ECVET and EQF, ICT, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, soft skills etc. The main areas of expertise are: management consulting, business plans, entrepreneurship, SMEs, quality management, certification, design of training contents based on ECVET, software and multimedia development, internet applications, distance learning, e-business and e-commerce. In the field of Lifelong learning, IDEC has experience in European policies regarding LLL and in particular EQF, ECVET, Europass, EQAVET, validation of non-formal and informal learning and in national reforms of education and training systems. It has successfully undertaken the contract with CEDEFOP “Europass, ECVET and EQF for documentation, validation and certification of learning outcomes”.



Contact person: Giannis Anastasopoulos |  

                                 Maria Kandila | |

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