The consortium represents eight countries, six languages and about 50% of the population of the EU. Most of them have already coordinated or participated in successful EU projects, such as „Basic Acoustics Training & Work program On Methodologies for Acoustics – Network“, an Innovative Training Network (ITN) with 40% female researchers. This success demonstrates the dedication of all partners to again establish gender balance as far as possible.

All industrial partners have been heavily involved in the definition of research objectives and they will co-supervise the fellows, host them during secondments and offer specialized training courses. Three of them will host ESRs themselves. However, to ensure permanent close academic supervision within their PhD programs, most of the ESRs will be hosted by their universities. This allows both the academic and the industrial sector to make optimum use of their strengths. The partner organization Facebook Reality Labs will play a key role and co-chair a work package

All academic partners are recognised specialists in their specific fields and are entitled to award Doctoral Degrees. These universities are represented by experienced supervisors who are renowned scientists and scholars with distinguished track records having a long history of interdisciplinary and intersectoral cooperation projects and well established professional networks.

Many of the private partners are developing software and have a vital interest in the exploitation of numerical simulation models and audio rendering algorithms resulting from that work. IESTA is an expert in transferable skills training. The chair of IESTA has been coordinator of a previous ITN.

17 Partners from 8 countries