As a RUN-EU associated partner, you’re making history with us

Associated Partners

Our partnerships are essential for us to achieve our goals.

They advise us on the most urgent and important challenges of our regions.

They help us create opportunities for students and researchers to thrive.

And they show us what the future holds and what kind of skills our students will need to face such a fast-changing labour market.

By involving associated partners from each country drawn from industry and enterprise, regional government, and society in our alliance, we’re boosting the economy and ensuring the maximum relevance and impact of our activities for sustainable regional development.

Together, we’ll secure a sustainable future for our regions and build a European Zone for Interregional Development.

The Associated Partner Advisory Board

Our associated partners have been selected from a broad range of industry representative bodies, small and medium enterprise organisations, national and regional entrepreneurial and innovation agencies, regional government agencies, regional and national social innovation and cultural bodies and agencies.

They compose our Associated Partner Advisory Board, which advises RUN-EU on societal engagement affairs.

Every year, four representatives of the Associated Partner Advisory Board meet at the RUN-EU General Assembly to advise the Management Committee and Coordinator.

Regional Government

Associated partnerTypeCountry
Centro Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-C)Public bodyPortugal
Norte Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-N)Public bodyPortugal
Clare County CouncilPublic bodyIreland
Limerick City and County CouncilPublic bodyIreland
Roscommon County CouncilPublic bodyIreland
Regional Council of HämePublic bodyFinland
Province of FryslanPublic bodyThe Netherlands
Municipality of GyőrMunicipalityHungary
Vorarlberger LandesregierungGovernmentAustria

Business and Economy

Associated partnerTypeCountry
NERLEI Entrepreneurial Association of the Leiria RegionNGOPortugal
InvestBragaPrivate Agency
of Public Interest
Fáilte IrelandNGOIreland
Glanbia IrelandEnterpriseIreland
Limerick Chamber of CommercePublic BodyIreland
Hämeen YrittäjätNGOFinland
AUDI Hungária ZrttEnterpriseHungary
Dutch TechZoneNGOThe Netherlands

Education, Skills Development, Society and Culture

Associated partnerTypeCountry
OECD Higher Education Policy Team and the Labour Market Relevance and Outcomes of Higher Education ProjectPolicy UnitFrance
Agência para a Competitividade e Inovação (IAPMEI)Public BodyPortugal
Irish Development Agency IrelandSemi-State BodyIreland
Limerick for Engineering / Explore EngineeringNGOIreland
Midlands Regional Skills Forum Enterprise – Upskilling TrainingIreland
TUS Athlone – Enterprise ForumEnterprise – Higher education Ireland
Győr Philharmonic OrchestraNGOHungary
Tourism Collective FrieslandNGOThe Netherlands
Pädagogische Hochschule Vorarlberg (PH Vorarlberg)Higher Education InstitutionAustria

Discovery Programme and European Innovation Hubs

Associated partnerTypeCountry
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)Research CentrePortugal
ADAPTResearch Centre – EnterpriseIreland
Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) – Trinity College Dublin UniversityIreland
CONFIRMResearch Centre – EnterpriseIreland
Innovate LimerickPublic BodyIreland
Irish Bioeconomy FoundationNGOIreland
Centre of Expertise Water Technology / WaterCampus LeeuwardenResearch CentreThe Netherlands
National Test Center Circular PlasticsNGOThe Netherlands
Wirtschafts-Standort Vorarlberg GmbH (WISTO)NGOAustria

Opportunities for Associated Partners at a Glance

Get involved

Are you a representative from an SME organisation, national and regional entrepreneurial and innovation agency, regional government entity, or regional and national social innovation and cultural body?

Interested in retaining and attracting young talent and correcting existing unfavourable bias in development trends in peripheral EU regions?

Get in touch to collaborate with RUN-EU and contribute to the sustainable development of your European region.


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