Our Partners

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;

Willa (France)
A Paris-based tech accelerator promoting diversity;

Ombrea (France)
An aggrotech startup founded and managed by women.