About Us

Minds Europe – Institute for research excellence and technological advancement (MEI) is a Research and Development Organization dedicated to conducting high-quality research and promoting advancements in technology that operates through four main drivers (Mind-set CULTURE, Mind-set NATURE, Mind-set PEOPLE, Mind-set AI). The MEI brings together a critical mass of knowledge and skills on projects designed to create a stronger platform for interdisciplinary research and partnerships with industry to create solutions and further contribute to the European economic, technological, and societal growth.

MEI team consists out of research and academic professionals with over 50 years of collective experiences in topics such as: education, culture and creativity, ICT, digital transformation, digital wellbeing, human computer interaction, sustainability, environmental protection and climate change, health, mindfulness, resilience, social vulnerability and inclusion, Rights & Gender Equality, vulnerable and marginalized groups and many other. MEI is forming synergy with similar minded entities such as governments, local administrative agencies, non-profit agencies, commercial entities, and educational institutions trying to make our planet a place of well-being, a harmony between nature, culture, people, and technology. Therefore, we strive to identify and tackle systemic challenges through evidence-based research, going beyond state of the art, developing solutions by taking into consideration the local ecosystems, cultural dynamics, needs of the stakeholders and implementing sustainable solutions. MEI gathers creative, fully equipped researchers, project managers, educators, trainers, and ICT developers.

MEI team includes researchers and practitioners with different academic background from fundamental disciplines, such as mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and all the way to economy, psychology, geosciences, geoinformatics, culture and creative industries, just to mention a few. Our team exhibits a high level of expertise and professional experiences collected from academic research, managing national and EU-funded projects (e.g., H2020, Horizon Europe, COST, Erasmus+, IPA cross-border, etc.), as well as industry-focused projects (e.g., Dubai EXPO 2022 or European Capital of Culture Novi Sad 2021). The success of our team is recognized in the scientific community with numerous papers published in top-tier academic journals.

Mind-set CULTURE

Culture, tradition and heritage show the diversity and preciousness of human creation. Our task is to preserve them, but also to promote them through workshops, projects and research. Particularity and rarity have always attracted the curious minds of our team.

Mind-set NATURE

Our team is committed to sustainable development and the preserved natural environment. Through our activities, we try to make nature accessible to everyone, to learn about it because what we know is what we love in the end.

Mind-set PEOPLE

People as a part of nature, drivers of many activities, whether bad or good on this planet, or specifically in society are a very important item and we strive to improve general well-being, accessibility, active aging, social inclusion, migration, sense of pride and sense of belonging .

Mind-set AI

An Artificial Intelligence mindset is  incredibly valuable when approaching projects, regardless of whether they involve AI technologies or not. By adopting an AI mindset, projects can become more data-driven, more experimental, and more focused on solving complex problems in efficient and effective ways.