The figure of the Associate Partner (AP) was created in ARIES to include an extended list of partners in the project who shall strengthen it by taking part in several aspects of the project. Associate partners will help to better achieve ARIES objectives and will take part in the ecosystem requirements elicitation and in the validation of the practical adoption of the technological solutions in operational environments. Associate partners will also help to communicate the messages and outcomes of ARIES beyond the reach of participants. This selected group of partners, committed to become part of the ARIES ecosystem and adopting its technology will be invited (covering their travelling costs) to a final hands-on workshop were ARIES partners will also assist in developing organization-specific adoption roadmaps. During the project, APs will collaborate with the consortium through interviews and questionnaires.