INFODEF – Instituto para el Fomento del Desarrollo y la Formacion SL

Type of Organisation: Research Institute/Centre

Country: Spain

Region: Castilla y León

City: Valladolid


INFODEF, Institute for the Promotion of Development and Training, is a private and independent centre for Research, Development and Innovation whose mission is to design and carry out projects that contribute to achieve a sustainable and inclusive development through education, culture and innovation.

The centre designs and develops innovative tools, methodologies, products and services that respond to current social and economic challenges and enable to anticipate and drive the changes needed to achieve future goals and objectives in society. INFODEF supports the modernization of educational systems and the pedagogical innovativeness of public and private educational institutions at national and European levels. Has large expertise developing innovative teaching and learning methodologies, tools and resources and has extensibility work on the definition of EQF and ECVET based Training Curriculums and Learning Outcomes, the design of new tools for the identification, assessment and validation of basic, key, transversal and professional competencies, the development of innovative ICT-based tools, the design of methodologies to support Work-Based-Learning programmes and practices, new instruments for the recognition and validation of non-formal and informal learning, innovative teaching methods, entrepreneurship education, especial education and the evaluation and quality assessment of educational programmes.

One of the main areas of expertise of INFODEF is the design of innovative methodologies and tools to support the activity of the professional that work with specific target groups, such as young people, migrants, low-skilled adults, people with disabilities, offenders and other unprivileged groups.

INFODEF is partner of the cluster AEICE, a grouping of companies, research & development centres, Universities and Public Administrations that fosters the social and economic development of the territory through collaboration, innovation, internationalisation, training and communication in various fields: construction 4.0, heritage, manufacturing industry and equipment, building refurbishment, circular economy, ECCN and friendly environments.

INFODEF has participated or coordinated 75 European projects in the field of innovation applied to youth, education and training, funded by the Lifelong Learning, Erasmus+ or Horizon 2020 programmes of the European Commission.

INFODEF has large expertise in the development of programmes, methodologies and contents related with the topic of the project. 

APP&TEACH, Mobile APPs for in-company VET trainers, is an Eramus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership in VET project which aims is to facilitate the participation of SMEs in apprenticeship by equipping in-company VET trainers with the necessary skills and innovative ICT-based tools to support both the management and the training activities involved in apprenticeship programs. 

ASSESS PLUS, an Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships project. The aim of ASSESS PLUS is to support Skills Audits in adult education through innovative digital tools and products to make available skills identification and screening, including the validation of skills acquired through informal and non-formal learning, and facilitate the progress of low-skilled and disadvantaged adults towards higher qualifications. aiming to support skills audits in adult education through digital tools. 

INFODEF´s expertise and know-how will be applied to the project in order to share good practices and develop cutting edge methods and tools to support the target groups of the project.