VISConti started out as a Strategic Partnership for Vocational Schools. The partnership started with 16 organisations including universities, schools, education authorities and other organisations from 9 countries under the leadership of the Norges Teknik-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet of Norway. It was in part financed by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ funding programme.
It was conceived to create a platform for creative and adventurous expression through project work for students following VET studies in science related subjects. It is also a space for structured and constructive networking between students, teachers and science professionals from industry who come together in a Community of Practice for innovation and scientific creativity.