EURAXIND: project consortium


Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) Limited (The) UK (CRAC-VITAE) was established in 1964 as a registered UK charity with the remit to support the career--related learning of people of all ages through active career learning and development.
CRAC-VITAE’s strategic aims are:

  • to support those who help people make career decisions with up-to- date knowledge of career pathway options and resultant decision making
  • to support employers in their understanding of education and skills policies and their development of career-related learning programmes
  • to support career development for specific sectors, industries, age or educational groups. 

Vitae is an international programme led and managed by CRAC and dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through transforming their professional and career development.

Fundacion Espanola Para La Ciencia Y La Tecnologia (Spain)

FUNDACION ESPANOLA PARA LA CIENCIA Y LA TECNOLOGIA (the Spanish foundation for science and technology) (FECYT) is a public foundation belonging to the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) with the mission of boosting science, technology and innovation by promoting and fostering their integration within society, and by giving reply to the needs of the Spanish System of Science, Technology and Innovation.   Among its activities FECYT collaborates closely with the Ministry’s State Secretariat for Research, Development and Innovation (SEIDI) in the follow--up and evaluation of the national research funding programmes, and in the administrative implementation of the Ministry’s participation in EU funded projects aimed at developing international joint science policies (e.g., ERA Nets, CSAs for JPIs, etc.). 

Oesterreichische Forschungsfoerderunsgesellschaft MBH (Austria)

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), one of two closely cooperating EURAXESS Bridgehead Organisations (BHO) in Austria, is the main national funding institution for applied/industrial research and development. It operates a yearly budget of around 500 Mio. Euro for bottom--up as well as thematically focused funding programmes and support measures for enterprises, universities and research organisations. FFG supports RTDI-collaboration and “cultural exchange” between the private sector and universities or research organisations  at several levels, including programmes such as the Competence Centers (COMET), “Academia plus Business” (A + B--Centers),” Industrial PhD”, “Talents”, “Laura Bassi Centres of Expertise”, “Endowed Professorship Programme” and “R&D Competences for Industry”. A cross--cutting, permanent working group on “Human Resources” within FFG, which will in particular feed into the project activities for WP3 “Employers”, deals with the national and international HR funding landscape and stakeholders as well as relevant policy developments, with a view to further improving and fine--tuning the corresponding support measures provided to enterprises and academic institutions.

Bay Zoltan Aklalmazott Kutatasi Kozhasznu (Hungary)

Bay Zoltan Alkalmazott Kutatasi Kozhasznu Nonprofit KFT (known as Bay Zoltan Public Foundation before 2012) (BZN) was established in 1992 as the first non--profit research organization in Hungary. Today, the company is Hungary’s largest and most successful institution for applied research. Its mission is to support the development of sustainable competitive advantage for Hungarian companies through innovation and technology transfer. RDI activities focus on the areas of material, laser and nanotechnology, biotechnology, ICT, environmental technologies, logistics and industrial production technologies and control engineering. The company has developed contacts with a large number of scientists, research institutions, universities, enterprises, multiplier organisations and governmental agencies in Hungary and abroad as well. 

Sofiiski Universitet Sveti Kliment Ohridski (SU) (Bulgaria)
SOFIISKI UNIVERSITET SVETI KLIMENT OHRIDSKI (SU - NIS) is the oldest and the largest institution of higher education in Bulgaria. Its Scientific Research Department (SU - -NIS) is an institution focused on the interdisciplinary research, development and training. SU - -NIS supports the academic staff in organising and carrying out fundamental and applied research, technological development, consulting services, expert evaluation, and other types of activities, directed at creating new knowledge or scientific--applied products and technology transfer. SU- - NIS is involved in a number of European projects in H2020, FP7, FP6, FP5, and runs a number of events as part of industry-- academia collaboration like European Day of the Entrepreneur. The department has established a large network of partners, including universities and research organisations in Bulgaria and in almost all European countries, as well as industrial associations, SMEs, etc.

IP&D Innovation Projects and Development Ltd (IP&D) (Israel)

IP&D’s core area of expertise is Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship, Exploitation of Intellectual Property Rights Creation of Start-ups, Spin-offs, Accelerators and licensing to strategic companies, consultancy, management of large projects. Coordination of EU Projects and organisation of international workshops and events.
IP&D was established in 2003 as a Technology Transfer and entrepreneurship, consultation and projects management. It engages in research support and projects from many aspects: Technology Transfer and entrepreneurship, projects management, submission of proposals to relevant calls, organizing international training and workshops, research and knowledge management, IPR consultation, acquisition of soft skills. Our enterprise leads and is actively involved with research support projects from the idea phase to submission and implementation, including consortium formation, finding relevant partners, submitting and managing projects. Currently, IP&D and its staff operate large--scale projects with the Israeli Ministry of Defense Ministry of Science Technology and Space as well as EU Projects

Stichting EP-Nuffic (NUFFIC) (The Netherlands)

Stichting EP- Nuffic (NUFFIC) is the EURAXESS BHO in the Netherlands. NUFFIC’s experience as EURAXESS Coordinator in the Netherlands will contribute to the successful implementation of this project, in particular ensuring wide dissemination of the employer’s survey.


Fondazione CRUI (CRUI Foundation)

Fondazione CRUI (CRUI Foundation) is a private non-profit organisation. Since 2001 it has operated side by side with the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) in managing initiatives, through projects, surveys, pilot actions, events/training, addressed to its 80 member universities and directed towards achieving innovation in the national university system on issues such as reform(s) of university teaching support to services for research and TT, internationalisation of Higher Education and Research.

University of Nis Mechanical Engineering Faculty (MEF)

Mechanical Engineering Faculty (MEF) is an independent legal department of the University of Nis. It was established in 1960. The Faculty employs 50 research and teaching assistants, 10 research assistants, 8 assistant professors, 10 associate professors, 30 full professors and 42 administrative staff. It is recognized as one of the leading national research organisations.


DLR is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. DLR is also comprises Germany’s largest project management agency (Projektträger, in short: DLR-PT). DLR-PT supports national and regional ministries, associations, foundations, private enterprises as well as the European Commissionx one of its main contracting authorities is the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The Project Management Agency DLR-PT employs about 1000 well-trained experts, more than half of whom come from a research background. 

Irish Universities Association

The Researcher career stories of intersector mobility will be carried out by Irish Universities Association (IUA), building on its expertise in this area. 

The British Council 

The British Council is a corporate body, incorporated by Royal Charter and is registered in England, Wales, and Scotland as a charity. It is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and education opportunities, and its purpose is defined as being to ‘build engagement and trust for the UK through exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide’. The British Council has been involved in EURAXESS since 2005 (as ERAMORE) and participated in EURAXESS TOP as a third party. The British Council hosts the UK EURAXESS mobility portal and as such will be a key influencer in this project, as well as hosting all the UK-based events and meetings.

Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)

The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) is the only research centre in Northern Greece and one of the largest in the country and it was founded in 2000. CERTH has important scientific and technological achievements in many areas including: Energy, Environment, Industry, Mechatronics, Information & Communication, Transportation & Sustainable Mobility, Health, Agro-biotechnology, Smart farming, Safety & Security, as well as several cross-disciplinary scientific areas.

University of Gothenburg

The University of Gothenburg ( was founded in 1891 and is one of the largest academic facilities in Sweden with about 37000 students and 6000 employees. With its eight faculties, UGOT is a wide-ranging and versatile university. The research conducted by about 2700 researchers, teachers and doctoral students span from developmental biology, logistics and gender studies to design and marine mammals. The University of Gothenburg is an active international university engaged in collaborative projects and partnerships all over the world.

The Marie Curie Fellows Association (MCFA)

The Marie Curie Fellows Association (MCFA) is an international and multidisciplinary network of mobile researchers. It was founded in 1996 by the European Commission (EC) to promote the Marie Curie Actions and to provide a networking structure to Marie Curie fellows and fellows from former fellowship programmes like Training and Mobility of Researchers. It plays a key role in influencing European research policy, with particular expertise in researcher mobility.

Due to its extensive network of researchers and expertise in researcher mobility, the MCFA are a key stakeholder in the outcomes of the project, and as such are important to include in its development.


Eurodoc is an international not-for-profit network for European doctoral students and early career researchers. There members are representatives from national research associations across Europe. Eurodocs members will be key stakeholder in the outcomes of this project, especially the Industry Career Development Module.