Scabee brings together four academic partners from four different European countries. The partners are located in peripheral industrial regions in their respective country, and they are all intensively connected to the local and regional industrial ecosystems.
The Scabee project partners are
ESTA Belfort, France (Coordinator)
ESTA Belfort (ESTA) has been founded by the Belfort Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 1986 to train students able to sell high tech products and services manufactured by the local industry. Since the beginning, the study programme combined on daily basis technical competences, sales and marketing skills, management topics and a strong professional and international experience. ESTA is a private family style higher education institution with about 300 students and a highly motivated team. Today, students can specialise in sales engineering in the fields of Industry 4.0, Chemistry/Biotechnology or Digital Transformation.
ESTA’s research addresses business economics, engineering, digitisation, chemistry as well as sales engineering education with a multidisciplinary research approach. Research covers business as well as product development or production process issues. Research is done in cooperation with companies or with academic partners across Europe in the frame of European co-funded projects. ESTA strongly cooperates with the Academic Association of Sales Engineering AASE.
University College of Northern Denmark, Denmark
University College of Northern Denmark (UCN) was formed by successive mergers of CVU Nordjylland with Sundheds CVU Nordjylland and Nordjyllands Erhvervsakademi (NOEA). By this, UCN became the first Danish university college to offer in-depth research and education competences within business- and technology-oriented fields in addition to education and research within education/social studies and health. UCN has about 10,000 students and 1,000 employees and offers close to 40 different study programmes.
UCN applies a practice-based research approach with a clear aim towards achieving concrete, practically applicable solutions to the challenge in question. Thus UCN contributes to marked improvements for the people who will actively use or benefit from research results. UCN offers a unique combination of competences. The traditional cross-disciplinary collaboration enables UCN contributing with a multifaceted, practice-related angle on the societal challenges that is solved.
Fachhochschule Vorarlberg, Austria
Established in 1994, Fachhochschule Vorarlberg (FHV) is a young non-profit corporation in the most Western province of Austria with 1,500 students and 230 employees (full-time equivalents). With 22 study programs, both undergraduate and graduate studies, in the fields of engineering and technology, business administration, design, social work and health it has a strong focus on the needs of the region.
Being among the strongest Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences with respect to research, it operates six research centres within the thematic scope of engineering, human, and organisational sciences. FHV has established to be Vorarlberg’s foremost research and academic education organisation.
Silesian University of Technology, Poland
The Silesian University of Technology (SUT) is the oldest technical university in Upper Silesia and one of the largest in the country. It was established in 1945 as a scientific and educational facility for the most industrialised area in Poland, and one of the most industrialised in Europe. For over 75 years it has been an important institution of public life. It plays a significant cultural and opinion-forming role in the region.
15 educational units of the University – 13 faculties and 2 institutes – currently offer more than 50 study programmes and about 200 specialisations, including the whole spectrum of engineering studies. Aside from technical programmes, candidates may also study business analytics, interior design, applied linguistics, mathematics, pre-school and early childhood pedagogy, sociology, management and project management.