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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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.

Eurac Research is a private research center based in Bolzano (South Tyrol) with researchers from a wide variety of scientific fields. Our research addresses the greatest challenges facing us in the future: people need health, energy, well-functioning political and social systems and an intact environment, seeking the answers in the interaction between many different disciplines

The European and International Affairs Sector of Liguria Region aims at promoting the knowledge of the funding programmes directly managed by the European Commission on the topics of major interest for Liguria Region through the organisation of training and information events and courses, ensuring the participation and inclusion of Ligurian stakeholders and citizens. The response to the calls for tenders of various European programmes allows the Sector, and consequently the Liguria Region, to create synergies with the stakeholders including the University of Genoa, the Municipalities, in-house companies, and with the other actors of the European territory in order to implement projects focused on relevant issues, such as social inclusion, sustainable territorial development, green infrastructures, climate change adaptation.

The dissemination of key themes promoted by the European Commission, such as sustainability, social inclusion and beauty, has found its concretisation in the event « The New European Bauhaus in Liguria – identity| inspiration| interaction| ideas| initiatives », organised in June 2022, with the aim of promoting the exchange of knowledge and launching a path of reflection and innovation on the territory’s identity. In addition to the integration of New European Bauhaus principles in territorial planning, the Sector aims at the dissemination of transversal competences (« NEB skills ») considered fundamental to keep young people and the working-age population as a whole up-to-date with labour market evolutions, such as green skills or education in planning and entrepreneurial mentality. The topic is of particular relevance in 2023 (European Year of Skills) and it is fertile ground for the Sector’s cooperation with the academic world (in particular the University of Genoa) and the private sector. Thanks to the restart of the activities of its Office in Brussels, the European and International Affairs Sector aims at identifying and consolidating the essential institutional relations for the Liguria Region with the European Institutions and with the European networks of which the Region is already a member, including EUREGHA, ERRIN, NECSTouR.

AISM is a national organization with strong roots at the local level. It has its own legal status and its contractual obligations are guaranteed by the Association own assets. AISM is a non-profit organization of social utility with national headquarters in Genoa, while its registered office is in Rome.


The Association is active across the entire Italian territory at the provincial, regional and national level. In fact, AISM counts 98 provincial sections, managed by their governing councils, which are responsible for pursuing association’s activities and objectives at the local level. The sections also rely on the support of 50 operational groups locally based and are represented by a Provincial President.


The Regional Coordinating Units (CR) are responsible for supervising activities at the regional level and manage relations with regional institutions in the field of social and health policies. Moreover, the National Headquarters aim to support the Governing Council in the association’s overall management and development. These offices collaborate on a daily basis with the network at the local level in order to provide the necessary technical, legal and administrative support, while implementing a series of planning and monitoring activities in order to conduct the foreseen institutional activities and the implementation of the Association program.


AISM can count around 12,000 associates across all sections who are active in the associative life and about 13,000 volunteers who support the association in its activities and events. Furthermore, AISM employs overall 232 staff members, 104 of which work in the national headquarters, another 71 across its local sections and 52 contribute in running its rehabilitation services. The main source of income for AISM remains primarily fundraising activities targeting both individual and organizational donors, as much as through agreements with public institutions for financing the different activities carried out by AISM rehabilitation and social assistance centres.


AISM also participates regularly in call for proposals (grants and tenders) managed by private and public financing institutions (EU, National Departments, Regional Authorities, Private Foundations etc.) in order to implement new project at the international, national and local level. As a way to guarantee the social inclusion of people with disabilities, since 2000 AISM is also fully active in the field of Accessible Tourism, with an accessible hotel in Tuscany (, a network of apartments in 4 italian regions, a Tour Operator ( and MICE activities. AISM is also Board Member of ENAT (European Network for Accessible Tourism).

Laimburg Research Centre is the leading research institute for agriculture and food processing in South Tyrol. Our goal is to support South Tyrolean agricultural businesses, family farms and food processing companies with scientifically sound experimental and research activities and so to help secure the quality of agricultural products and boost the competitiveness of commercial enterprises.

On our experimental fields, in our laboratories, and in our offices, more than 200 employees work on approximately 350 projects and activities per year, pertaining to all areas of the South Tyrolean agricultural sector, from fruit growing, viticulture, and mountain agriculture to food processing and product innovation. We thus cover the entire food production chain, from cultivation all the way up to the finished product, and can develop quickly implementable solutions for immediate and future challenges.

South Tyrol’s innovation district. A stimulating surrounding for companies, institutions and the university to collaborate on research and development projects.

The history of Palazzo Ducale dates back to the end of the 13th century, when the building served as the central Government building of the Republic of Genoa. The building was progressively extended and during the work carried out in 16th century the Palazzo adopted a late Renaissance style. After the 1777 fire, the rooms were rebuilt in the current neoclassical style. The splendid halls have been hosting exhibitions, cultural events, meetings, incentives, receptions, prestigious international conferences, presentations, weddings, conventions and formal dinners since 1992 (when the Palazzo was reopened). Cutting edge high-tech structures and a vast range of services aimed at meeting every need have turned the Palazzo into the ideal venue for the G8 Summit in 2001 and for the most important events of Genoa 2004 European Capital of Culture.

RAISE is the HUB in charge of the coordination and management of the Ecosystem Robotics and AI for Socio-Economic Empowermen, a research, innovation, technology transfer, training and public engagement programme funded by the Ministry of University and Research within the Next GenerationEU programme. RAISE coordinates a network of 25 partners (research institutions and enterprises) that develop research and development activities in the field of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence with the aim of contributing to the development of innovative technologies for the socio-economic development of the territory and for the attraction of new investments and young researchers.

TXT Group is an international IT end-to-end provider of consultancy, software services and solutions, supporting the digital transformation of customers’ products and core processes. With a proprietary software portfolio and deep expertise in vertical domains, TXT Group operates across different markets, with a growing footprint in Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, Industrial, Government and Fintech.