Meet the team

"European universities and businesses facing the future together"

The FINCODA project is led, coordinated and administered by Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland, and the project is comprised of a consortium of universities and businesses from all partner countries as follows:


University Partners

Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) (Finland)

An inspiring community of 10,000 members - an innovative and multidisciplinary higher education institution, which creates international competitiveness and well-being for Southwest Finland. Our graduates are practice-oriented professionals with top competencies. TUAS are the lead partner on the Fincoda Innovation Project and ensure that all partners are effective in contributing and supporting the development of the Barometer and additional resources through to their completion. 


Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) (Spain) 

Universities are called to play a fundamental role in this "knowledge intensive society" in which we are immersed. Society is more dynamic than ever before and our capacity to adapt becomes more and more necessary. In order to adapt successfully, it seems we need to re-orientate our capabilities towards the necessities of tomorrow. UPV is an institution with the capacity to take a lead in these changes and help meet the demands which face us. 


University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (Netherlands)

An ambitious university in dynamic surroundings. As a university of applied sciences, we provide education and conduct research. We train (future) professionals who are highly in demand in the labour market and are inextricably tied to the Utrecht region. The link between education, research, and the professional world enhances our regional impact. HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht provides education and carries out applied research. This means that we help companies and institutions to find solutions for a wide variety of complex issues. Our research generates new knowledge and insights both for the relevant professional field and for our teaching activities.


Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) 

One of the largest campus-based universities in the UK with a total student population of over 36,000, our claim is to be the University for world-class professionals with an emphasis on vocational education and employability. Our roots in higher education date back to 1824, and we are committed to a strong future through a £350m investment in our buildings and facilities.


                                                                         Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) 

Within our four faculties we offer a wide range of Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in engineering, IT, life sciences, design and media as well as business and social sciences. In teaching we focus on applied sciences, giving our students a practical insight into their fields of study through projects, lab work, internships and theses in industry. Our expertise is drawn from faculty members, who have worked in industry before joining the university. In research we are an important partner for the city of Hamburg’s companies and innovation clusters, developing new ideas from the synergies of this dynamic location. Our fields of expertise reflect the technologies, industries and services that make Germany a leading economy and our close collaboration with Hamburg's innovation clusters allows us to develop this knowledge in our teaching and research


Business Partners

9 innovation intensive companies from 5 different corners of Europe


Elomatic Ltd (Finland)

Elomatic are a leading European consulting & engineering company and a global provider of 3D Plant & Ship Design Software Cadmatic with over 700 engineering professionals. With a well-developed understanding of what competencies and behaviours underpin product and process innovation , Elomatic provide insight and expertise to develop the Fincoda Innovation Barometer. 


Lactoprot (Germany)

Lactoprot use outstanding innovative technologies to optimise production processes and quality in their core business, focused on the processing of milk. Innovation is key to Lactoprot's existing success and continued growth as a organisation, giving them unique insight into workplace and employee innovation. 


John Caunt Scientific Ltd (UK)

JCS specialise in product innovation as the core activity of their nuclear radiation detection, measurement and shielding products business. They have successfully designed and developed market-leading products from idea to implementation. Their understanding of full-cycle product innovation is vital for the development of the Fincoda Innovation Barometer. 


Carter & Corson Business Psychologists (UK)

Carter Corson have over 15 years’ experience in designing, developing and implementing competency frameworks and diagnostics in assessment, development and training. They work closely with project partners to refine and validate the Fincoda Innovation Barometer.  They have worked with a host of both public and private sector organisations in Government, Healthcare, Professional Services, Manufacturing and Tech industries and are using this knowledge to ensure the barometer is fit for purpose across all types of organisations. 


Schneider Electric España SA (Spain)

Schneider Electric creates new innovations to meet the planet’s energy challenge and make the smart grid a reality. They have a well-developed understanding of what product and process innovation looks like within a multi-national organisation and contribute their insight and expertise in order develop and pilot the Fincoda Innovation Barometer. 


Celestica (Spain)

Celestica provide electronics manufacturing services globally through their 30 000 employees. They execute their business in Centers of Excellence strategically located in North America, Europe and Asia. An organisation who thrive on their employees' capacity to innovate, Celestica provide their insight and expertise around innovation at work to support the development of the Fincoda Innovation Barometer. 


Meyer Turku Oy (Finland)

Meyer Turku is a specialist in building cruise ships, passenger ferries and special ships. Innovation in all forms, from process to product, is an important component of working life at Meyer. Their understanding and knowledge of what it means to be an innovative employee is helping to shape the Fincoda Innovation Barometer, so we can successfully measure this in others. 


ECDL (The Netherlands)

ECDL is an international organisation dedicated to raising digital competence standards in the workforce, education and society. Our certification programmes, delivered through an active network in more than 100 countries, enable individuals and organisations to assess, build and certify their competence in the use of computers and digital tools to the globally-recognised ECDL standard, known as ICDL worldwide. ECDL is a multinational operator with profound experience working with schools, educators and commercial enterprises, ECDL bridge the gap between education and business. Their experiences and knowledge provide an understanding of innovation for both learners and workers, helping to shape the Fincoda Innovation Barometer and ensure its usability and effectiveness for all.  


Additional Partner

Chamber Link (trading as Business Support Solutions) (UK)

ChamberLink, part of the Growth Company, delivers the Enterprise Europe Network service in the North West that helps SMEs to develop new solutions and their business in partnership with other organisations across Europe and beyond. ChamberLink supports the marketing and communication of the Fincoda project, which includes sharing updates and important information about the project to its European partners.