Project Partners

Meet the dedicated partners driving the EMPOWERAI project forward. Our consortium comprises leading entities with expertise in vocational education and training, entrepreneurship, and AI technologies. Together, we are committed to fostering innovation and empowering individuals in female-dominated sectors through collaborative initiatives and knowledge sharing. Explore our partners’ profiles to understand their contributions to the EMPOWERAI project and their ongoing commitment to promoting AI in entrepreneurship.

Galway and Roscommon Education & Training Board | Ireland

GTI is one of the leading colleges of Further Education in Ireland, providing QQI Level 5 & 6 courses to over 1,000 learners annually. At GTI, courses are designed to be of immediate and practical use in the workplace or as a stepping stone to further study and higher qualifications. Everything our students learn will be valuable to them throughout their lives. Our Applied Learning approach is designed to enable students learn more effectively in real-life situations. Applied Learning provides our students with learning experiences that involve solving problems that are based on real-life situations. Examples include, learning the role of a sound engineer, in GTI’s state of the art sound recording studio, or working as a Beauty Therapist in GTI’s Poise Salon. Each department has its own unique real-life, real-time production/event/project. By bringing the real world into the classroom and the classroom into the real world, Applied Learning has become the most effective and exciting way to learn the key skills required for the 21st Century. GTI’s underlying philosophy is about learning together. This is centred on learner activity, collaborative learning and critically, learning to learn. GTI are delighted to have been awarded Erasmus+ 𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 and 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐱𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐋𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐥 under the New Erasmus+ Programme. The Award of the Erasmus accreditation confirms that GTI has set up a plan to implement high quality mobility activities as part of a wider effort to develop our organisation.

GTI has built a bank of experience and expertise spanning almost 13 years which has had a profoundly positive impact on GTI’s development as a leading College of Further Education.  The Excellence Label awarded to Galway Technical Institute was based on the excellent quality of projects and development through Erasmus+ to date and will be recognised between the 1st March 2021 and 31st December 2027.

Axxell | Finland

Axxell offers upper secondary vocational education and training, apprenticeship training, for both youngsters and adults as well as workshops and adult education courses. In order to ensure modern and innovative pedagogy Axxell collaborates with different stakeholders both nationally and internationally. Axxell continuously works on developing tools that helps VET students graduate with the skills needed to be employed by the labor market. Axxell’s aim is to provide its students with positive learning experiences that they will take with them when they graduate.

Axxell is active in national and European projects that focus on e.g. equity and social inclusion. Axxell has been granted an Erasmus accreditation for both VET (2020-1-FI01-KA120-VET-092526) and adult education (2020-1-FI01-KA120-ADU-092528). | Greece is an IT and consulting company established in 2012, located in Patras, Greece. The company is providing:

  • IT services, focusing on web development, creation of online educational platforms, digital educational games, and other digital tools for companies, training institutions and organisations.
  • Business consultancy services to companies and enterprises in all sectors of economy.
  • Training services, which address the needs of entrepreneurs, but also of various target groups (VET teachers, VET students etc).


The company has a well-established network in Greece and all over Europe, as it has implemented up to now over 50 European projects, with the collaboration of over 180 organisations, among EU countries. It has also implemented hundreds of national projects and is supporting more than 250 organisations and companies in the field of IT and business solutions. Furthermore, the company holds 7 European awards of best practices from Erasmus+ projects. is combining training and IT services, by focusing to digital interactive training, through developing and creating online training courses, educational games, gamification tools, web and mobile applications using new and innovative technologies totally respecting WCAG2.0 (accessibility protocols). Also, by investing in the field of artificial intelligence, the company utilizes advanced tools such as AI software for image, text, and video processing and for developing applications such as educational platforms, games, websites, etc. Additionally, the company is continuously updating with the latest solutions available in the market in the field of artificial intelligence.

Centro San Viator | Spain

Centro San Viator was founded in 1953 in the region of Encartaciones, in the province of Biscay, in a rural area where job opportunities are usually limited to agricultural and livestock activity. Located in a mountainous area with a rugged landscape, terrestrial communications present many difficulties that accentuate the lack of opportunities for the residents of the region.

Centro San Viator offers training from Kinder Garden to High School and also Formación Profesional Básica (EQF 3), Grado Medio (EQF 4) and Grado Superior (EQF 5) to meet the needs of more than 900 students working with a staff of about 100 professionals. Our VET offer includes: Retail, Car Mechanics, Mechanization, Electronics-Electricity, Child Education, and Geriatrics. We offer courses for unemployed people, in order to respond to the high percentage of unemployment that currently exists in this region. Complementing our offer, we also promote training courses for active workers.

We are a school with a strong social character and a priority objective: helping people with fewer opportunities, who find themselves threatened by social exclusion. CSV receives about 150 students a year who have been in the educational system, which has failed them.

We also have 6 full-time classrooms with about 70 young students (aged 14-20) that are mentally disabled, as well as two part-time classrooms. The goal of these classes is to help them to achieve their maximum potential, help them to lead independent lives, and to introduce them into the labour market if possible.

We have a department focusing on projects that increase the inclusion of excluded groups (or groups at risk of exclusion). From this area, we implement tailor-made training courses to increase the employability of these groups.


At Learningdigital they say “learning comes first”. Their mission is to empower individuals and organisations in using new technologies in their learning and human resources management workflows.
Their attention and priority goes on pedagogical approaches, while looking at how learning processes and learning environments evolve.  LD promotes applied research and innovation on digital transition in training, aiming at fostering skills eco-systems, in cooperation with different entities, ranging from NGOs, public authorities, corporate organisations, education and training providers, higher education.

They design and deploy teaching and learning strategies integrating digital tools, within multiple sectors and disciplines, ranging from energy to sustainability, mechanics and mechatronics, food and biodiversity, entrepreneurship and leadership, guidance and orientation. They welcome initiatives promoting horizontal exchanges, peer learning, events, policy actions and campaigns on digital transition in education.  Learningdigital is an active member of EfVET, European Forum for Vocational Education and Training, representing over 1500 training centers in 30 countries, and of Fondazione ITS Prime, public-private partnership implementing smart-specialisation strategy in Tuscany on Industry 4.0, delivering EQF level 5 training programmes.