Associated Partners

Associated Partners are regional and local authorities, businesses, and citizens who participate and contribute to both the Ulysseus long-term mission and to our regional development and to shape the future of the European Higher Education. They are involved in the co-creation and design thinking processes, in the plans and structures and in the programs of activities of Ulysseus.

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Within the City’s Economic Development division, leading a team of ten specialists focusing on innovation and startup ecosystem development in Helsinki and the metropolitan area.


The team works closely with higher education institutions, business incubators and accelerators, financiers and other public and private sector stakeholders, to provide the best possible conditions and growth opportunities for businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.

In terms of its size and importance in the Slovak Republic, the city of Košice ranks right after the capital Bratislava. It lies in the eastern part of Slovakia. The advantages of this location, near the borders of three states and lying on important domestic and international transport routes, translate into the preconditions for good commercial connectivity. This is significantly enhanced by the existing railway junction and airport with international status. Košice has a strong economic background, and the city creates employment opportunities for the population of the surrounding region as well as its own. The total number of registered employees in the city as a whole, the great majority work in the industrial sphere.. The education and transport sectors are also strongly represented here. The education system is significantly represented in the city, with over 45 basic schools, 10 grammar schools, 4 commercial academies, and 15 specialized secondary schools covering industrial technologies, agriculture, health care and the arts. There is also the Technical University with 9 faculties, P. J. Šafárik University with 5 faculties, the University of Economics and the University of Veterinary Medicine.

Genoa is a local authority and is the capital of Regione Liguria, a region in northern part of Italy. Genoa’s municipality has set different goals, such as innovating the use of territory, modernize the infrastructure, regenerate the urban environment and improve the governance of the city system.


The City of Genova is actively involved in many research projects that focus on economy, employment, city management, ort and infrastructures and eco-sustainable growth, in addition to natural environment care and green mobility.

The Metropole Nice Côte d’Azur is the France’s first Metropole created in 2012. It is a cluster of 51 towns and villages going from the Mediterranean Sea to the French Alps with a population above 500 000 inhabitants.

Ranked today among the first smart cities in the world, the Metropole has thus constantly invested on research and innovation. Nice Cote d’Azur is a real open-air experimentation site, allowing all international players to participate in the creation of the “City of Tomorrow.

The Science Office within the City of Münster is a uniquely equipped section of Münster Marketing tasked with the interactions between city and the eleven universities present in Münster. As a Science City, Münster is characterised by the wide variety in higher education and research institutes that house more than 65.000 students and 15.000 employees, making science and education a centerpiece that defines the city and the way of life in Münster.


The science office defines its main task in the interaction to researchers in regards to city activities such as out-reach events, strategic planning and city development. In addition, citizens are given access to the research that is performed in the city and are informed on current activities that define the city of Münster as a Science City.