Partner Organisations of PERFORM do not host ESRs, but provide their insights for the benefit of ESRs in multiple othter ways:
- Partner organisations are industry partners that provide secondments to ESRs. In these secondments ESRs can apply their research results to real world environments. Thus partner organisations provide test beds to apply developed methods, technology or systems and observe related outcomes to evaluate the research efforts.
- Partner organisations take part in training events. They will provide lectures and courses based on their specific expertise.
- Partner organisations will provide company visits at the training events. ESRs will get the opportunity to look behind the scenes to observe how state-of-the-art knowledge in the field gets applied in real professional environments. ESRs will have the opportunity to see how these companies operate and speak directly to quality managers, who are experts in the field.
Our partner organisations are:
Dublin City University (DCU) comprises ca. 16,000 students with a continuing focus on personal, academic and professional life-skill development. DCU regularly feature among the top young universities globally as measured by the Times Higher Education Top 100 under 50 and the QS Top 50 under 50. DCU has also been awarded prestigious HR Excellence in Research accreditation by the European Commission. The School of Computing is a stimulating environment for research, particularly in the areas of localization, data analytics, software engineering, scientific computing and cloud computing. It currently has over 100 postgraduate research students and a wide range of funded projects at national and international level.
Unimarkt is an Austrian family consumer goods retail company based in Traun. 2016, Unimarkt owns more than 130 locations in Upper Austria, Lower Austria, Salzburg, Carinthia and Styria. The markets are operated as self-owned subsidiaries or by more than 40 self-employed franchise partners. Unimarkt employs around 1,600 people.
The Scheer GmbH has a strong focus in the development of products and services on the sector specific support and accompaniment of companies in their digital transformations. The service-portfolio of the Scheer GmbH consists of consulting, managed services and solutions including software products. Scheer focuses on E-Commerce, especially in retail industry, with expertise in omni-Channel E-Commerce and E-Commerce Data Integration consulting and software.
Intersport Austria is part and shareholder of the Intersport International Corporation. It is also responsible for the markets in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. It runs more than 345 stores and employs 3.600 employees it sells mainly sporting goods. Intersport Austria also runs an online shop and is on the way to expand its services to omnichannel retailing.
NTS Retail is a global retail software and consulting company. NTS Retail supports telecommunication brands worldwide in optimizing their daily retail management, store operations and fulfilment processes. NTS Retail today counts more than 30,000 deployed store installations at CSPs in over 20 countries, serving more than 200 million subscribers.
Technology For Mobile
Technology For Mobile Sp. z o.o. (Ltd.) spin-off company, which aims to commercialise the scientific findings and development work of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland) in the area of payment innovations and mobile technologies.
BlueRock Logistics is a provider of operational, tactical and strategic software and consultancy services to support both shippers and logistics service providers to enhance efficiency in transportation flows. BlueRock has developed two platforms: i) an operational platform with (web) apps as building blocks for allocation, advanced planning, freight audit, etc.; ii) a modeling platform with (web) apps as building blocks for data analytics (visualizations) and tactical and strategic network optimizations.
Kilkenny Group is an Irish retailer that provides Ireland’s largest collection of Irish designers. It sells Irish craft from fashion, knitwear and accessories, to handmade jewellery, crystal, art, hand-thrown pottery and a wide range of gifts. Its 13 Kilkenny Shops located around the country, two cafes and a online shop make Kilkenny Group a medium sized omni-channel retailer that fits perfectly into the PERFORM consortium.