Funded by the EU’s Erasmus+ initiative, the project is being developed by a business school, three technological universities and three tech start-up hubs from four European countries.
WITECH is fully funded by Erasmus+ , the European Commission’s Programme for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014–2020.
The following organisations are developing the project:
The team is composed of professors and experts in highly relevant technical and educational fields.
Massimo G. Colombo, Full Professor in Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Finance – PoliMi
Cristina Rossi-Lamastra, Full Professor of Business and Industrial Economics, with an additional expertise in gender issues in business contexts
Mara Tanelli, Full Professor of Automatic Control, with an additional research expertise in gender equality in STEM
Susanna Sancassani, Managing Director of METID – PoliMi
Nicoletta Trentinaglia, a Senior Project Manager of e-learning, e-collaboration and learning innovation projects
Valeria Baudo, Community Manager and Project Manager of e-learning, e-collaboration and learning innovation projects
Silvia Stroe, Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship
Jie Li, Double Ph.D. candidate at Politecnico di Milano and Copenhagen Business School
Adnane Maalaoui, Director of Entrepreneurship Programmes – IPAG
Jussi Kasurinen, Associate Professor and Head of Software Engineering Programs – LUT
Barry Feeney, Head of Department of Computing – TUD
Domenico Pannofino, Head of Corporate Programs – PoliHub
Vera Scuderi, Program Manager for innovation and acceleration programs – PoliHub
Julia Witting-Mäklin, Director of Operations – The Shortcut
Julian Ellison, Enterprise Development Manager – The Digital Hub
WITECH partners are organisations with a primary interest in Women’s education and empowerment who have agreed to help disseminate the course once it is has been developed.
Women’s Forum and Women @ Google
Renowned international organisations and leading advocates for women in tech;
Valore D (Italy)
Association supporting diversity and inclusion in business;
Girls in tech (Ireland)
The Dublin branch of the international organisation fighting gender inequality in high-tech industries and startups;
Irish Computer Society
Professional association whose key objective is to nurture the ICT graduate pipeline, and in particular to support young women to enter the profession;
TeenTurn (Ireland) & Nuori Yrittajyys (Junior Achievement, Finland)
Associations promoting STEM and ICT as a career choice among high school girls;
A Paris-based tech accelerator promoting diversity;
An aggrotech startup founded and managed by women.