VISION PARTNERS

Challenge:Future has four Vision partners, deeply committed to sustainability, prosperity and innovation:

Third Millennium Knowledge

Third Millennium Knowledge, the Netherlands and TMK Lab, Slovenia are encouraging human inspiration, sparkling ideas and fostering development of new knowledge for innovation strategies that are not jeopardizing the needs of third millennium generations.

CEEMAN

CEEMAN is an international management development association, which was established in 1993 with the aim of accelerating the growth and quality of management development in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Gradually CEEMAN expanded its focus from CEE transition-specific issues and challenges towards those related to the dynamically changing economies and to the phenomena of change in general. CEEMAN fosters the quality of management development and change processes by developing education, research, consulting, information, networking support, and other related services for management development institutions and corporations operating in transitional and dynamically changing environments. Its holistic approach to the phenomena of change and leadership development celebrates innovation, creativity and respect for cultural values. To date, CEEMAN counts over 200 members (business schools and universities, regional and international networks, corporations, and individuals) from 51 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia.

IEDC-Bled School of Management

IEDC-Bled School of Management is one of the leading business schools in Central and Eastern Europe. Established in 1986 as a center for executive education, IEDC has served over 50,000 managers from more than 70 countries.

2012/2013 Partners

2012/2013 partners are corporations and foundations that are committed to sustainability, global youth talent and tangible impact and are supporting all Challenge Future activities in the 2012-2013 season.

CEEMAN

CEEMAN is an international management development association, which was established in 1993 with the aim of accelerating the growth and quality of management development in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Gradually CEEMAN expanded its focus from CEE transition-specific issues and challenges towards those related to the dynamically changing economies and to the phenomena of change in general. CEEMAN fosters the quality of management development and change processes by developing education, research, consulting, information, networking support, and other related services for management development institutions and corporations operating in transitional and dynamically changing environments. Its holistic approach to the phenomena of change and leadership development celebrates innovation, creativity and respect for cultural values. To date, CEEMAN counts over 200 members (business schools and universities, regional and international networks, corporations, and individuals) from 51 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia.

AT Kearney

A.T. Kearney is a global team of forward-thinking, collaborative partners that delivers immediate, meaningful results and a long-term transformational advantage to our clients and colleagues. Since 1926, we have been trusted advisors on CEO-agenda issues to the world’s leading organizations across all major industries and sectors. Learn more…

Zavarovalnica Triglav

Triglav Group is the leading insurance-financial group in Slovenia and is one of the leading groups in South East Europe. Today, the company employs over 5,200 people and has a network of subsidiaries and branches in eight countries in its key market, South Eastern Europe. The Group is composed of companies active in insurance, asset management and banking as well as strategically important support activities, whereby the relatively recent change in focus to insurance as the core business has resulted in profitability and increasing success.

Studio Moderna

Studio Moderna is the leading multi-channel e-commerce and direct to consumer platform in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE), Russia and Turkey.
Reaching a market of 400 million consumers across 21 countries, we are unrivalled in our ability to drive demand and sell popular branded products to consumers across Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) through our highly sophisticated, vertically integrated multi-channel sales, media, marketing and distribution platform.

RAZ:UM

RAZ:UM, the Research and Arts Zone at University of Maribor seeks to explore and translate ideas emerging at the interface between science and art. We are dedicated to transdisciplinary thinking in search for answers to pressing problems of our society. Our combined research and arts endeavors are oriented towards the community making RAZ:UM an important hub in the social network of the city and the region.

SPIRIT Slovenia

SPIRIT Slovenia - Public Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Development, Investment and Tourism.
Under the auspices of a single agency, SPIRIT Slovenia realises the orientations of Slovenia's development programmes aiming to achieve an innovative, technologically developed, export oriented, touristic and, for foreign investors, attractive destination.
One of the Agency's key tasks is the implementation and development of the country brand I FEEL SLOVENIA with the aim of building the visibility of Slovenia on foreign business and tourism markets.

Out of the Box

Out of the Box (OB) presents unconventional, creative thinking and new ideas. It's a concept of modern interdisciplinary events devoted to development and spreading new ideas, concepts and solutions to improve the complex problems of our world and life. Encouraging scientists, artists, professionals and young people to communicate their ideas to a wider community. Illuminating ideas from different angles. Expanding horizons andconnecting different fields.

PRME

United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative is a timely global call for business schools and universities worldwide to gradually adapt their curricula, research, teaching methodologies and institutional strategies to the new business challenges and opportunities.

University of Maribor

strives to provide the very highest quality of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education. It is one of the leading academic institutions in Slovenia contributing to worldquality research in the arts and the sciences with over 1800 employees and 22000 students.

NETWORK PARTNERS

Network Partners are international and regional associations, professional networks and communities that are deeply committed to sustainability and innovation.

EPF

Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) is the legacy institution of Eurasia Foundation; its mission is to empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity through hands-on programs, helping them to improve their communities and their own lives.

GBSN

Global Business School Network (GBSN) is fostering a network of emerging business leaders who are committed to using the power of business to create a better world and promoting management education as a critical component in successful international development strategies.

TakingITGlobal

TakingITGlobal (TIG) is the leading online community focusing on global issues and shaping a more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable world by bringing together over 340,000 members with more than 22,000 non-profit organizations, serving over 2,400 schools in 117 countries

WBSCSB

World Business School Council for Sustainable Business (WBSCSB) is a sustainability think tank and platform of action for business schools to contribute making business sustainable through their research, education and engagement, contributing to address major sustainability issues in society.

KNOWLEDGE PARTNERS

Knowledge Partners are organizations that are at the frontline of future thinking, thought leadership, cutting-edge research and knowledge creation in various spheres of human activity.

PODIM conference

The vision of the PODIM conference is to each year bring together over 500 people in the field of start-up entrepreneurship and through two days of intensive courses offering high practical value to entrepreneurs contribute to an intellectual breakthrough of the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. Podim want to encourage the formation of new companies, to offer state-of-the-art knowledge on growth and globalisation of technology companies, and, last but not east, to actively connect and encourage networking of key stakeholders of entrepreneurship in Europe.

Emerald Group Publishing, Ltd.

Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. is the world’s leading independent scholarly publisher of global research, journals and books in business and management with a strong and growing presence in disciplines including social sciences, engineering, linguistics and audiology.

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

Supporting partners are local, regional and international organizations and associations that are addressing students and youth on the one hand and educational institutions or businesses on the other, focusing on making a better world for all.

AIESEC

AIESEC is the world's largest youth-run organization with sixty years of experience, focusing on providing a platform for youth leadership development. Present in 107 countries and 1600 universities, having more than 50.000 members, AIESEC develops high-potential youth into responsible leaders.

BEST

Board of European Students of Technology (BEST) is a non-profit and non-political organization providing communication, cooperation and exchange possibilities for students all around Europe, creating an innovative and well organized young student network through 89 local BEST Groups in 30 countries.

 The Academy of Business in Society (EABIS)

The Academy of Business in Society (EABIS) is a unique alliance of companies, business schools and academic institutions, committed to integrating business in society issues into the heart of management theory and practice. Founded in 2002, EABIS has known a continuous growth from its 15 Founding Partners to more than 100 organisations.

EFMD

EFMD is an international organization with more than 730 member organizations from academia, business, public service and consultancy in 82 countries, providing information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development.

Sandbox Network

Sandbox Network is a global community of extraordinary young achievers between 20 and 30. They identify entrepreneurial young people worldwide that already have an impressive impact at a very young age, no matter in what field or industry.

VietAbroader

VietAbroader is a student-run, non-profit organization that empowers Vietnamese youth to contribute to the sustainable development of Vietnam. Founded in 2004, it currently has members in more than 50 colleges and over 20 companies in the US.

VIP-Romania

Volunteers for Ideas and Projects (VIP-Romania) is a student-run, non-profit organization that contributes to the transformation of the social, economical and political environment by creating and developing a community of high potential young leaders.

Mladi Info

Mladiinfo is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in Skopje, Macedonia. In 2008 it launched a web portal in English and adopted its current widely recognized name – Mladiinfo. It promotes opportunities for formal and informal education and assists students, researchers and scientists from all over the world in finding scholarships, grants and different opportunities.

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