APRE, the Agency for the Promotion of European Research, is a non-profit research organization. For over twenty-five years, APRE, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), has provided its members as well as businesses, government agencies, and private individuals, information, support and assistance for participation in national and European programmes and collaborative initiatives (today, with particular reference to Horizon 2020) in the field of Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) and in the transfer of research results. APRE was created in 1989 as a joint initiative of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) and some public and private bodies in order to meet the growing demand for information on European research programmes. First reality of its kind, APRE has been supporting the scientific and the industrial community for over 20 years in the path to Europe, and today, to the World, through offering information, training and assistance activities on the participation rules of the Framework Programme of the European Commission.
SPI is a private consulting company created in 1997, with its headquarters in Porto, Portugal. SPI has embraced the mission of managing projects that foster innovation and promote international opportunities with an emphasis on: regional, national and international development; knowledge management; research; innovation; and entrepreneurship. SPI has over 85 full-time staff located in the various offices of the company in Portugal (5 offices), China, Spain and the USA. SPI has coordinated and provided expert support on projects based in Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Africa, funded by the European Commission, national and international agencies, development banks, and others.
Altmetric is part of the Digital Science portfolio of companies all working together to help researchers make a difference. Our mission is to track and analyze the online activity around scholarly research outputs. We think that… Authors should be able to see the attention that their articles are receiving in real-time, and what people are saying about their work. Publishers should be able to show authors, readers and their own internal teams the conversations surrounding their content. Editors should be able to quickly identify commentary where a response is required. Researchers should be able to see which recent research their peers think is interesting. Funders should be able to understand how the work they have funded is being disseminated and received amongst a broader audience. As a company, we’ve made a commitment to: Providing a consistently high level of service and an approachable, flexible team Sharing and growing our expertise in data science and research metrics Helping researchers get credit where it’s due Fostering an environment where we are open, not afraid to explore new ideas, and ok to make (some!) mistakes along the way