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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AGEL is the most successful private healthcare provider in Central Europe. It currently operates hospitals, polyclinics, a network of pharmacies, laboratories, distribution companies and other specialized medical facilities in the Czech Republic. It has been operating in Slovakia since 2006 through its subsidiary AGEL SK and operates twelve hospitals, a specialized hospital in Bratislava, an occupational health service and other companies related to the provision of health care. AGEL SK continues in Slovakia with its long-term goal of providing effective health care in economically stable medical facilities that it operates. The effort is to ensure their further development, which will be reflected in the growth of the quality of health services for the residents of the respective region. AGEL SK a.s. focuses on the development of hospitals not only as a whole, but also the expansion of care in individual fields of medicine. The company’s priority is quality, safe and high-quality healthcare. We place special emphasis on education in prevention. Continuity of treatment is an important element on the road to recovery for us. We support science, research, education, we cooperate intensively with schools and universities.

The goal of the CNIC is to create sustainable knowledge-based industry in the Eastern Slovakia region covering i) progressive material and biomedical technologies, ii) green and clean technologies and iii) quantum and information technologies, together with a strongly related development of social fields including the silver economy and healthy lifestyle.

CEELABS is a spin-off of the Technical University of Košice (TUKE) and is based in the University Science Park TECHNICOM. CEELABS is a R&D company in the field of the Internet of Things, information technology and energy sector. The company develops solutions for the green future of cities, optimizing consumption targeting reduction of CO2 footprint.

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.

Erasmus Student Network Slovakia (ESN Slovakia) is a non-profit student organisation. Our mission is to represent international students, thus provide opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students. Every year, 10 ESN sections from Bratislava to Košice take care of almost 2,000 Erasmus students. ESN SK represents international students and organize trips, cultural and social activities and events for them.

International Carpathian Foundation Network is a network of four independent foundations serving the Carpathian Euroregion. The Euroregion consists of these highlighted border regions in Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary and Romania. Carpathian Foundations support development of their diverse and multi – ethnic communities, encourage local partnerships, and assist grassroots not – for – profit organizations and local governments

Sapiente was established in 2016 with the mission to support the development of modern and digital society in the Eastern Slovakia region. We organise various educational and development projects and initiatives connecting digital trends with the society.

SBaA is an independent advocacy group composed of legal entities and operating as an industry cluster. It is an executive platform for the cooperation among the public and private sectors, innovators, the academic community and financial institutions. Its aim is to participate in the battery value chain in Europe. The Alliance was established in 2019 and has received with the bronze European Cluster Management Excellence Label, which is awarded by the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis. It is a member of the European Battery Alliance.

Pioneering trusted medical solutions to improve the lives we touch: Unomedical s.r.o. is a member of the global company Convatec. Convatec is a global medical products and technologies company, focused on solutions for the management of chronic conditions, with leading positions in advanced wound care, ostomy care, continence and critical care, and infusion care. With around 10,000 colleagues, and a promise to be forever caring, our products and services are available in over 100 countries. Our solutions provide a range of benefits, from infection prevention and protection of at-risk skin, to improved patient outcomes and reduced care costs. The company is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index (LSE: CTEC) and in 2021 revenues were over $2 billion.