RISE SICS, with its subsidiaries RISE SICS East, RISE SICS North, and RISE SICS Västerås, is a leading research institute for applied information and communication technology in Sweden, founded in 1985. Society is shifting towards an economy based on information as the resource and RISE SICS is in the midst of this revolution, boosting the competitive strength of Swedish industry and the quality and efficiency of Sweden’s public sector. RISE SICS is a non-profit organization and carries out advanced and focused research in strategic areas of computer science, in close collaboration with Swedish and international industry and academia. The research is based on cutting-edge new technology and has a time horizon stretching beyond the companies’ own R&D efforts.
The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, with sites in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken, Bremen (with an associated branch in Osnabrück) and a project office in Berlin, is the leading German research institute in the field of innovative software technology. In the international scientific community, DFKI ranks among the most recognized “Centers of Excellence” and currently is the biggest research center worldwide in the area of Artificial Intelligence and its application in terms of number of employees and the volume of external funds.
The MTA SZTAKI is a research institute, governed by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Upon the charge by the Secretary-general of the Academy, the supervision of the scientific activity pursued at the Institute is provided by the Board of the Institute. MTA SZTAKI is the acronym of the Hungarian name of the institute, while its full English name is “Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences”. The Institute was founded in 1964. Its staff consists of more than 300 full-time employees, more than 200 with university diploma and more than 70 with scientific degrees. The fundamental task of the Institute is to perform basic and application-oriented research in an interdisciplinary setting in the fields of computer science, engineering, information technology, intelligent systems, process control, wide-area networking and multimedia.
Contract-based target research, development, training and expert support for domestic and foreign industrial, governmental and other partners are important activities at the Institute.
Altice Labs is a telecommunications and multimedia operator based in Portugal. The companies’ activities extend across all telecommunications segments: fixed line, mobile, multimedia, data and business solutions. In the Portuguese market, PT Portugal is a client oriented company, focused on innovation and execution to meet the needs of the digital consumer. PT Portugal is organised by customer segments promoting collaboration between functions and platforms to ensure the best customer experience. PT Portugal’s priority is to create sustainable value for all customer segments. Since June 2nd, 2015, PT Portugal is a wholly owned subsidiary of Altice Group, a multinational cable and telecommunications company with a presence in France, Israel, Belgium & Luxembourg, Portugal, French West Indies/ Indian Ocean Area and Dominican Republic (“Overseas Territories”) and Switzerland.
Rovio Entertainment, founded in 2003, is an industry-changing entertainment media company and creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise. Angry Birds, a casual puzzle game, became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release and is now the number one downloaded app of all time. Rovio has launched numerous chart-topping games under the Angry Birds brand for different platforms: Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Friends, Amazing Alex, Bad Piggies, Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Star Wars II, Angry Birds GO, Angry Birds Stella and Angry Birds Transformers. Following this success in mobile gaming, Angry Birds has expanded rapidly in entertainment, publishing, and licensing to become a beloved international brand. Rovio has grown alongside Angry Birds, and the multifaceted entertainment house currently employs about 700 professionals from 40 different nationalities across its offices around the world.

Pioneers in new Web technologies, big data and Web archiving, Internet Memory Research was established in 2011 and specialized in the extraction, processing, and activation of digital information for businesses. Internet Memory Research was born thanks to the collective effort of more than 40 engineers and researchers, 3 years of research and participation in five European projects. A collective effort that led to the creation of a technology and a crawling infrastructure and the most exhaustive digital data processing in the world in the e-commerce and B2B area. It is an active member of business clusters Cap Digital and Systematic, anactive member of the Big Data Roadmap commissioned by the European Commission (RethinkBig). It has been selected 5 times by the European Commission for FP7 and H2020, and UbiFrance for Digital Road Show Big Data, New York, 2014. Internet Memory Research is present in France (Paris) and Tunisia.