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.

The Associated Partner Advisory Board meets at the General Assembly every year to advise the RUN-EU Governing Council.

Regional Government

Associated partnerTypeCountry
Limerick City and County Council
Public bodyIreland
Offaly County CouncilPublic bodyIreland
Westmeath County CouncilPublic bodyIreland
Comunidade Intermunicipal do OestePublic bodyPortugal
Comunidade Intermunicipal da Região de LeiriaPublic bodyPortugal
Regional Council of HämePublic bodyFinland
Province of FryslanPublic bodyThe Netherlands
AMT Der Vorarlberger LandesregierungGovernmentAustria
Consejeria de Educacion de la Junta de Castilla y LeonPublic bodySpain
Provinciale Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij West-VlaanderenPublic bodyBelgium

Business and Economy

Associated partnerTypeCountry
Fáilte IrelandNGOIreland
Limerick Chamber of CommercePublic BodyIreland
Associação Empresarial da Região Oeste
Public BodyPortugal
Entrepreneurial Association of the Leiria Region
Associação para o Empreendedorismo e Inovação
Startup Incubator & AcceleratorPortugal
InvestBragaPrivate Agency
of Public Interest
Hämeen YrittäjätRegional AssociationFinland
Stichting Innovatiepact FryslanRegional AssociationThe Netherlands
Grupo Antolin-Ingenieria SA EnterpriseSpain
Voka-Kamer Van Koophandel West-VlaanderenPublic BodyBelgium

Education, Skills Development, Society and Culture

Associated partnerTypeCountry
Irish Development Agency IrelandSemi-State BodyIreland
O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy In KharkivPublic BodyUkrain
Designregio KortrijkNGOBelgium
Technische Universitaire Alliantie voor economische transformatie in West-VlaanderenPublic BodyBelgium

Discovery Programme and European Innovation Hubs

Associated partnerTypeCountry
Irish Bioeconomy FoundationNGOIreland
Innovate LimerickPublic BodyIreland
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)Research CentrePortugal
Wirtschafts-Standort Vorarlberg GmbH (WISTO)NGOAustria
Fundación Caja de BurgosNGOSpain

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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