Competition of innovative projects in Bulgaria

Within the project “NO- BLE Ideas’’ network of young innovators of sustainable ideas in the agro – food sector in Bulgaria has organized the final competition and international meeting for final selection of the best ideas. The participants were all partners in the project, of which 12 are from the region, 11 member states and […]

Apr 23, 2014 in Other news / Serbia
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Finno project: 6th FINNO Project Meeting and 7th Quality Management Board Meeting

The Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH) – HELLAS organised and hosted the 6th FINNO Project Meeting and 7th Quality Management Board Meeting on the 4th and 5th of February 2014. Both meetings took place at the Science and Technology Park of Crete (STEP-C) premises where project partners were given the opportunity to visit the […]

Industrial Technologies 2014, April 9-11 2014, Athens, Greece

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES 2014 9-11 April 2014, Athens International Conference Centre Megaron Athens, Greece The Industrial Technologies 2014 conference integrates nanotechnology, biotechnology, advanced materials and new production technologies. The event offers opportunities for developing valuable research and industry collaborations, and showcases cutting-edge research, latest innovations and rising companies from all around Europe. The main topics include: […]

The Innovation Fund Continues to Support Serbian Innovative Enterprises

The Innovation Fund announced today support for 12 innovative projects selected for financing by the Innovation Fund independent international Investment Committee. To date EUR 6M has been dedicated to support 41 Mini Grants and 12 Matching Grants projects in the calls for proposals implemented through the Serbia Innovation Project. EUR 8.4M Serbia Innovation Project is […]

COPRIX Media’s “Interactive Mathematics” Soon in All the Schools in Serbia

Company COPRIX Media that developed an application InterActive Mathematics under the Innovation Fund Mini Grants Program, signed Memorandum of understanding with, Textbooks Office/Zavod za udzbenike, Public Company in the field of publishing textbooks. InterActive Mathematics is an ultimate mathematics learning system that combines game-like application with real-world physics simulation and touch-sensitive devices to make the […]

the 6th FINNO Project and 7th Quality Management Board Meeting taking place in Heraklion, Greece, between 3 February and 5 February 2014

The 6th FINNO Project and 7th Quality Management Board Meeting taking place in Heraklion, Greece, between 3 February and 5 February 2014. During the meeting the progress of the FINNO project, the results, outputs and future activities will be discussed. Download pdf

Jan 30, 2014 in Project news
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Euroheat’s Market Conquest Continues

Company Euroheat that developed plate and shell heat exchangers during the project funded by the Innovation Fund’s Mini Grants Program, continues to conquer the market. Euroheat introduced a range of new products to domestic as well as foreign markets. Following initial sales agreements with a number of companies – the Italian company Nuova Imas, Meggle […]

“Smarting” the Best Technological Innovation in the year 2013th

The winner of the best technological innovation in Serbia in 2013th is team “Brainiacs” with their innovation “Smarting”. Project “Smarting” is one of the projects financed under the Innovation Fund MINI GRANTS Program. Primary focus of the project is on building a fully mobile smartphone-steered system to assist in home-based neuro-feedback training and neuro-rehabilitation treatment […]

Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2013. The Winners

The Canada-Italy Innovation Award, whose aim is to strengthen the ties between the two countries in the fields of Science, Technology and Innovation, has had a marked success in its first year, both due to the significant number of applications received and to their high quality. The winners of the first edition of the Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2013 are: Andrea Castelletti from Politecnico of Milan for a project […]

Serbian Science Festival and alternative heroes

The Serbian colleagues from the Center for Robotics, in cooperation with the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Leona Dodig, independent artist, prepared an interactive setting called “Alternative heroes” for participation in this year’s Science Festival. The main exhibit at our stand was a Mobile Robotic Solar Generator, a trademark of modern superheroes, an innovative device […]

The Serbian Company “Design” revolutionizes the fruit preparation

Company Desing in the best way shows how constant investment in development of innovative products can be an initiator of a small family company growth, now known as one of the leaders in fruit preparation industry in this part of Europe. Within the new project, the company is establishing pilot aseptic plant for fruit processing, […]

Dec 5, 2013 in Other news / Serbia
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ICE (the Italian Trade Promotion Agency) is working more closely than ever with companies

The Company Assistance Department of ICE, the Italian Trade Promotion Agency, conducts questionnaires, direct interviews, focus groups and surveys to assess the satisfaction of companies. This service, available as of this month, aims to provide assistance meeting the needs of the continually evolving world of Italian businesses. Its hallmarks are ccustomization efficiency and pragmatism, which […]

Dec 4, 2013 in Italy / Other news
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Archive of scientific journals availabe soon

JUP Research and Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, the National Library of Serbia and the Development Bank of the Council of Europe in the period from August to October this year, conducted by the International negotiated procedure ‘archive of scientific journals and books’. Upon fulfillment of all conditions, […]

Public Announcement of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development

Pursuant to Article 36 Law on Innovation  (“RS Official Gazette”, br.110/05, 18/10 and 55/13), Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Development issues a public call for applications to participate in the implementation of the Programme of innovative activities set out for 2013th year: Public call for participation in the implementation of innovation projects – 2013 […]

Company “Duochem” – innovation versus mosquitoes

Within Nova Pazova’s industrial zone, one can easily find the production plant of Belgrade-based company “Duochem”. For over a decade, this enterprise has been successfully engaged in production of modern and efficient biocides – rodenticides and insecticides. Duochem’s ongoing project named “Ecologically Friendly Biocide” – now approaching a mature development phase – was granted support […]

Advance of services of regional development agencies in the function of innovativeness of the SMEs

In the framework of the project of the Program of integrated support to innovations the users of which are the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Science and Technological Development and the National Agency for the Regional Development, a three day training has been held under a title – “The Improvement of the Services of […]

Guidelines for the Promotion of Innovation in Companies

Integrated Innovation Support Programme (IISP) is, based on information provided by the project team, presented the companies that participated in the IISP training to promote innovation, create five guidelines for improving the innovation enterprise. Guides are designed for small and medium enterprises, which have not completed IISP training as a guide through the process of […]

Public Call for Grants for 2013: Incentives to Innovators-Individuals, Federal Ministry of Development, Entrepreneurship and Craft

Federal  Ministry of  Development, Entrepreneurship and Craft  in Bosnia and Herzegovina has launched  a public call  for award of grants under 13 measures, one of which is Support to Innovators-Individuals. All necessary documentation and  information can be found under link  http://www.fmrpo.gov.ba/ba/pregled-vijesti/pregled/javni-natjecaj-grant-sredstva-za-2013-godinu. Download pdf

mBrainTrain Is Developing Stroke Rehab System

“Smarting – EEG walks you home” Project includes the development of SMARTING system, consisting of hardware – amplifier of brain signals – and software for their recording and processing on a computer, Android smartphone or tablet. The primary use of this system is in the field of rehabilitation of stroke patients through the so-called serious […]

Oct 26, 2013 in Other news / Serbia
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Innovation Fund Continues to Support its Awardees through Enterprise Training

Eighteen Mini and Matching Grants Awardees participated at the training organized by the Innovation Fund Oct. 7-10, 2013, in Belgrade. The training, designed to introduce companies to the subjects of business development, intellectual property protection and management, and venture capital, is an integral part of the Innovation Fund’s Mini and Matching Grants Programs. The Innovation […]

KreativTeh participated in “Startup Battle of the Cities” event in Germany

KreativTeh was the only company from Serbia to participate on this year’s prestigious competition “Startup Battle of the Cities”, on October 11-12 in Vallendar, Germany. The company’s representative Marijana Ljubenovic presented KreatiTeh’s projects and business environment for the development of innovative start-up companies in Belgrade in front of an audience made of entrepreneurs, investors and […]

Vladeta Marjanović, Chairman of the Innovation Fund’s Investment Committee: We are good at engineering, but bad at selling ideas

In about a decade, some of the family businesses in Serbia will grow into large enterprises which will make the country proud. However, in most innovative projects, the go to market and sales plan looks as if the Berlin Wall hasn’t fallen yet: we first plan on selling in Serbia, then the former Yugoslavia and […]

Call for the China Italy Innovation Forum

The China Italy Innovation Forum (SIEE) is the most important exchange event on innovation topics between Italy and China. The 2013 edition will be held in Beijing on 14 and 15 November 2013 and it will be inaugurated by Maria Chiara Carrozza (Italian Minister of Education, University and Research) and Wang Gang (Minister of Science and Technology of the Republic […]

Meeting with representatives of the Directorate for Development of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Podgorica (Montenegro)

Ministry of Science organized a meeting with representatives of the Directorate for Development of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. The meeting was held in the premises of the Ministry of Economy in Podgorica, on July 19th 2013. The aim of this meeting was presentation of project actions, TIAS and SAT concept and activities which have […]

Jul 30, 2013 in Project news
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Finno project at the final event of the EU/CIP financed project “Mentors of female entrepreneurs“, Athens (Greece)

Within the project “European Network of Mentors for Women Entrepreneurs“, implemented through the EU/CIP program, on 4th July 2013  the Greek network organized a closing event in Athens, Greece. The Serbian network of female entrepreneurs` mentors also participated at this event in order to sustain the link with other networks of female entrepreneurs’ mentors. Among […]

Continuation of public call for the early development and co-innovation program

Innovation Fund Announces Continuation of public call for the early development (MINI GRANTS Program) and co-innovation program (MATCHING GRANTS Program). The goal of the program is to encourage early development of the creation of innovative enterprises based on knowledge, the private start-up or spin-off companies by providing financing market-oriented innovative technologies, products and services with […]

Call for innovative projects from agro-food sector

Serbian Chamber of Commerce is a partner in project Network of Young Innovators in the Agro-food Sector (NO-BLE Ideas Network), which is implemented by the Regional Agency for the transfer of knowledge and technology from Italy, in cooperation with 12 other regional partners. The project is financed by the EU funds by 4 Call IPA […]

Danube PIE: Product Innovation through Eco-design in the Danube region

Danube PIE is an international project whose main goal is to raise awareness among SMEs in Danube region regarding ecodesign issues. The project is funded by the European Commission through the CIP (Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme). The underlying idea of the project is to provide knowledge on ecodesign which can be integrated in product […]

Available the Global Innovation Index 2013

The GII – Global Innovation Index - is used as a benchmarking tool for business executives and policy makers looking for insight into the state of innovation around the world. Switzerland is rated top of the list for innovation according to the index’s 82 parameters that include access to education, patents issued and scientific publications. The […]

Innovation Fund Approved over EUR 4.7 Million in Financing through the Innovation Serbia Project

June28, 2013, Belgrade –The Innovation Fund’s Investment Committee awarded today EUR 2.1 million for Mini and Matching grants to 18 Serbian enterprises selected froma total of 125 applications submitted in response to the third call for proposalsthat ended on April 15, 2013. The Innovation Fund is implementing both programs within the Innovation Serbia Project, which […]

5th Project and 6th Quality Management Board Meeting

The 5th project and 6th Quality management Board Meeting was held on 13 and 14 June 2013 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The project meeting originally planned to be held in the partner institution from Milan was redirected to Slovenia because of the institutional changes of the project partner AGID (ex. AGINNOVAZIONE).  The partner is on hold […]

Making in Italy – Making in the USA: Craftsmanship, Technology and Design. Innovating with Beauty

To build a bridge between the excellences of the Made in Italy brand – with its extraordinary ability to create beauty – and the technology of Silicon Valley. This is the heart of the project, “Making in Italy – Making in the USA: Craftsmanship, Technology and Design. Innovating with Beauty“, which will be held from June […]

Hungarian innovation policy implements comprehensive reform measures

Minister of State for Economic Strategy Zoltán Cséfalvay emphasized at the press conference held in Budapest prior to the seminar on the innovation strategies of Hungary and Sweden that Hungary has recently carried out several profound changes with regard to its innovation policy. The event were organised within the framework of the Swedish-Hungarian Innovation Days […]

1st International Conference on Applied Innovation, Arta, Greece, 13-14 Sept. 2013

1st International Conference on Applied Innovation “Problems and perspectives of innovative entrepreneurship in Greece within the international environment”   Project Goals: The link of production and academic research through innovation. It is addressed to the academic (Universities) and business researchers (R & D). Date: 13-14/09/2013 Location: T.E.I. of Epirus, Kostakioi Campus, Arta Registration Fees: No fees. The participation is free. […]

Smart Specialization National Report, Greece

This report summarises the findings of a team of experts in support of the preparation smart specialisation strategies (S3) as a basis for the 2014-20 programming of the Structural Funds. The experts were asked to provide policy advice and methodological recommendations in order to ensure the following seven key points are addressed by the Greek […]

Jun 13, 2013 in News
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WBC-INCO.NET organized a series of meetings on 4-6 June 2013 in Budva, Montenegro

WBC-INCO.NET held the Executive Steering Board and the General Assembly of the project on 4 and 5 June, in Budva, Montenegro. The Executive Steering Board focused on the sustainability of the project results and cooperation with other initiatives, the General Assembly included an overview on current and upcoming activities as well as on new activities […]

Italian Prime Minister Letta: Trento Capital Of Italian Innovation

Prime Minister Enrico Letta inaugurated Saturday, June 1st TechPeaks, the people accelerator “Made in Trentino” which will create 100 start-ups over the span of four years. Addressing 72 young talents in the program, Letta said, “we in government are also start-uppers in the end, we have your same enthusiasm and determination.” For the President of […]

FINNO project presented on the italian FORUM PA 2013

From 28 until 30 May 2013, the Congress Center in Rome was for the 24th time a center of meetings, debates, and presentations of the Italian Public Administration on the biggest Italian Fair FORUM PA, under the title “The Country challenged by transparency”. The new formed Agency for Digital Italia which assumed the activities of […]

Finno project on oneproject.eu

Media: web appearance Language: english Date: 3rd of June 2013 Link: http://www.oneproject.eu/node/74 Download pdf

Begin trainings in the Serbian Chamber of Commerce in the frame of the competition for the best technological innovation

After the first round of peer review, which lasted two weeks, 90 reviewers rated the 118 applications that were complete. Reviewers have judged that the 94 innovations deserve to continue the competition. The first group of participants who qualified for the 2nd round of the competition will have first training series 28.05.2013 aimed at training […]

Integrated Innovations Support Program Serbia

In the framework of the Integrated Innovations Support Program Project, whose beneficiary is the Ministry of Finance and Economy, the training in the duration of three days was held at May 31, 2013 for the network of representatives of local info-centers for innovations and support to SMEs. On the third day of the training, held […]

Info Day: Call for promotion of eco-innovation program in Serbia – Nis (3 June 2013), Uzice (4 June 2013) and Novi Sad (5 June 2013)

The Enterprise Europe Network Serbia, in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance and Economy organizes information days on eco-innovation: in Nis, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (3 June 2013) in Uzice Uzice cooperation with the ARRA, Regional Chamber of Commerce Uzice (4 June 2013) in Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences (5 June 2013) Program for […]

5th PROJECT AND 6th QUALITY MANAGEMENT BOARD MEETING – Slovenia, Ljubljana, 13-14. 6. 2013

The 5th Project and 6th Quality Management Board Meeting will be held on 13 and 14 June 2013 in Ljubljana, Slovenia where the progress of the FINNO project, the results, outputs and future activities will be discussed. Download pdf

May 31, 2013 in Project news
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National system of innovation in Slovenia

A comprehensive study on national system of innovation in Slovenia including macroeconomic performance and framework conditions for innovation, Slovenia’s R&D and innovation performance, SWOT analysis of the Slovenian national system of innovation and other topics. Editor and main author: dr. Maja Bučar.   Download pdf

Call for Expression of Interest Western Balkans Enterprise Development & Innovation Facility Guarantee Facility

Within the Western Balkan Enterprise Development and Innovation Facility Guarantee Facility (WB EDIF GA), EIF has launched an open Call for Expression of Interest to which interested financial institutions can apply if they fulfill certain established criteria, including financial standing, financing capacity, operational capabilities, and expected impact, including in terms of volumes and geographic reach. […]

Call of Expression of Interest for Fund Management of ENIF

Call of Expression of Interest for the selection of the Fund Manager to implement an early stage risk capital instrument, i.e. venture capital, in the Western Balkans region (Enterprise Innovation Fund – ENIF) within the Western Balkan Enterprise Development and Innovation Facility (WB EDIF) has been announced by the European Investment Fund . Enterprise Innovation […]

Finno project on www.bigodino.it

Media: web appearance Language: italian Date: 10th of May 2013 Link: http://www.bigodino.it/tecnologia/intervista-a-magda-paolillo-tra-innovazione-architettura-dellinformazione-e-usabilita.html Download pdf

Presentation of the Innovation Serbia Project 2012 Annual Report

Belgrade, May 13, 2013 – Innovation Fund presented today the results of the Innovation Serbia Project and showcased Mini and Matching Grants awardees that received financing in 2012 at the 57th International Fair of Technique and Technical Achievements, which is organized and sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. Mini and Matching […]

Greek Innovation Expo Athens, 16-19/5/2013

GREEK INNOVATION EXPO 2013 The Greek Innovation Expo 2013 will identify, present and provide a showcase of the Greek innovation. Operators, researchers and companies will be gathered to be updated, to exhibit, to communicate, to create and collaborate all together. The exhibition focuses on four main areas: Researh, Design, Technology and Innovation. Greek Innovation Expo […]

The public call for coaching and training of small and medium-sized entrepreneurs in the programme of the improvement of innovation

The Integrated Innovation Support Programme (IISP), financed by European Union and implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance and Economy, the National Agency for Regional Development and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, announces THE PUBLIC CALL for coaching and training of small and medium-sized entrepreneurs in THE PROGRAMME OF THE IMPROVEMENT […]

The program for supporting innovative high-growth companies

Republic of Serbia, Ministry of Finance and Economy invites SMEs, entrepreneurs and cooperatives to apply for grants under the program of supporting innovative high-growth companies. Total funds available for the program amounts to 40 million, and the right to co-finance up to 50 percent eligible costs of the action. amount of the approved grant may […]

Apr 25, 2013 in Calls in SEE countries / Serbia
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Call of Expression of Interest for Fund Management of ENIF

Call of Expression of Interest for the selection of the Fund Manager to implement an early stage risk capital instrument, i.e. venture capital, in the Western Balkans region (Enterprise Innovation Fund – ENIF) within the Western Balkan Enterprise Development and Innovation Facility (WB EDIF) has been announced by the European Investment Fund . Additional Information […]

The deadline for the application for Competition NTI2013 moved

Organizational team of Competition, after consultation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Development decided that the deadline for applications to the NTI in 2013 moved to Friday, 26.04.2013. From this year, the NTI introduces the monitoring of implementation of innovation success of last year’s participants and it will be especially rewarded, regardless of […]

Apr 24, 2013 in Other news / Serbia
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Finno project on www.southeast-europe.net

Media: web appearance Language: English Date: 19th of April 2013 Link: www.southeast-europe.net   Download pdf

Finno on “Growing Cooperation in the South East Europe Area”

The South East Europe Transnational Programme published the Catalogue of the Second Call of the Programm named “Growing Cooperation in the South East Europe Area”. The Catalogue makes an overview of the expression of interest (over 800 Expressions of interest submitted) and best selected projects that meet the main goals of the SEE Programme, and […]

Serbia in the group of moderate innovators in Europe

Serbia is in the group of moderate innovators with a below average performance of the EU, but has achieved significantly higher growth in innovation than the average of 27 members, it was agreed in the European Commission’s “Innovation Scoreboard 2013″. Certain potential of Serbia lies in the funding and support innovation, while the weakness of […]

Mar 29, 2013 in Other news / Serbia
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Italy’s innovation capacity on showcase in the Silicon Valley

To introduce the world to Italy’s innovation capacity, its information technology sector, and its green energy department: this is the objective of Italian Innovation Day while attending Italy 2.0 – Italy Tech Week in the Silicon Valley. Sponsored by the Consulate General and the Institute of Culture, the week brings together the Mind the Bridge […]

Call for proposals: Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2013

The Embassy of Canada in Italy is pleased to accept applications for the Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2013. This award provides funding to Italian researchers, scientists and innovation experts to travel to Canada for short visits to lay the groundwork for collaborative efforts. Mission The Canada-Italy Innovation Award aims to develop relationships initiated through networking activities […]

Continuation of Calls for Public Financing of Innovative Companies

The Innovation Fund announces the continuation of Calls for proposals under the MINI and MATCHING GRANTS Program on February 8, 2013 as part of the Innovation Serbia Project. The deadline for submission of applications is April 15, 2013 at 5 pm. The MINI GRANTS Program provides a unique opportunity for Serbian start-up and high-technology companies by financing up to 85% […]

50 Most Innovative Countries: Innovation Index Revealed

When you think about the most innovative countries, the U.S. and South Korea often come to mind. But what about Iceland or Iran? How do they compare? Bloomberg Rankings recently examined more than 200 countries and sovereign regions to determine their innovation quotient. The final universe was narrowed down to 96. What follows is the top […]

Feb 12, 2013 in News
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The invitation to participate in the competition of the European Patent Office for the best innovations

Within the  celebration of the 40th anniversary of the signing of the European Patent Convention (EPC), European Patent Office (EPO) is organizing a competition for the best innovation. The aim of the competition is to provide to students, members of the European Patent Organisation opportunity to search a very large international patent documentation and suggest […]

Ferrari receives UK govt innovation in engineering award

The UK government has honored luxury Italian carmaker Ferrari with its Innovation in Engineering Award in recognition of the company’s excellence in its sector. The event, the sixth such edition, was organized by the British government and held at the Milan Stock Exchange on 25th of Jenuary. The award was presented to Ferrari’s chief engineer, […]

Maths for innovation: partnership Altran Italia – MoxOff

Altran Italia has signed a partnership with  MoxOff, spin-off by Politecnico di Milano. Another important collaboration for Altran, that exploits the value of networking and collaboration with other excellences, to meet the challenges of the market on the increasingly pervasive topic of integration between mathematical modelling  and reality. The numerical simulation supports and increasingly often […]

iStreetLight at the “SOLAR MEETS GLASS” International Conference

iStreetLight, one of the Innovation Fund’s Mini Grants awardees participated in the “SOLAR MEETS GLASS – 3rd Industry Summit for Markets, Costs and Technology” conference held in Dusseldorf, Germany on October 22 and -23,  2012. This significant event served as a platform for the discussion of current trends in the solar and glass industry, covering […]

Finno is “Project of the Month” on wbc-inco.net

The Western Balkan Countries INCO-NET, the initiative supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development for enhancing integration of the Western Balkan countries (WBC) in the European Research Area, mentioned Finno project as “Project of the Month”. More details on wbc-inco.net Download pdf

Innovation bill approved. Startups will be able to raise capital through crowdfunding

The Italian Parliament has approved the Digital Agenda package, a set of laws that aim to support innovation and digitalization of Italy. A large component of the bill is dedicated to startups and venture capital. Startups will be registred at specific public registries (mantained by the local chambers of commerce) and will be able to […]

Ministry of Science will award Annual prizes for scientific achievements for 2012. (Montenegro)

The prize was established in 2011 and is assigned in 5 categories, which are aimed to motivate young scientists, women in science and scientists in all categories in order to raise the scientific community in Montenegro. Prizes for 2012 are as follows: The most successful young researcher (talent by the age of 20 years) – […]

11th International Fair of Entrepreneurship “Business Base 2012″ and 4th Fair of Local self-government – Belgrade (Serbia), 29.11-01.12.2012

National Agency for Regional Development (NARD) has been organizing International Entrepreneurship Fair every year, in cooperation with Belgrade Fair. This year this manifestation have 11th edition and is for the first time organized both with Local self-government fair, in cooperation with Ministry of Regional development and local self-government. Majority of stakeholders for SME sector in […]

Official Launch of Western Balkan Enterprise Development and Innovation Facility (WB EDIF)

The Innovation Fund on behalf of the Republic of Serbia coordinated the preparation of WB EDIF in cooperation with international partners, which was adopted at the meeting of the Western Balkans Investment Framework Steering Committee, held in Luxembourg on December 7, 2011. One of the major international partners on this Project is the European Investment […]

Itsworld Sicilia to Receive €2M in Equity Funding from Principia SGR

Itsworld Sicilia, an Italian company that focuses on commercializing HPA (Hymera Power Amplifier) technology, is to receive €2m in equity funding from Principia SGR. Principia acquired a 28% stake in the company via Principia II. A subsidiary of Milan, Italy-based Energy Finance S.p.A., Itsworld focuses on promoting and commercializing the HPA technology, which is designed to allow the various components […]

The CCIS participates in the project “Network of young innovators for sustainable ideas in agricultural and food industry”

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS) participates in the project “Network of young innovators for sustainable ideas in agricultural and food industry”, which is being financed by the European Union with the total budget in the amount of near 2.5 million euro, while the total value of the project for the CCIS […]

[Call for application] Erasmus Mundus Programme on Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE)

Erasmus Mundus Programme on Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE)  offers every year full scholarships for students. Graduates from all over the world holding a first university degree can apply for scholarships to participate in the MARIHE programme. Students in MARIHE will study in at least two European countries and in China, and thus […]

ICIP’s Closing Conference

In the future the focus should be on raising the competitiveness of SMEs – this is the main message from the closing conference of ICIP. The project was funded by the EU with 3 million Euros. It lasted 30 months during which was developed and implemented the Standardized set of services for SMEs, the Certification […]

4th FINNO Project meeting, 5th QMB & 2nd FINNO COMMITTEE meeting – 19 and 20 November 2012, Tirana (Albania)

The 4th FINNO Project meeting, the 5th QMB & 2nd FINNO COMMITTEE meeting is being held on 19 and 20 November 2012 in Tirana, Albania. Hosts of this meeting were the partners of the project, the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Tirana (CCIT). The two day meeting was dedicated on discussion of the outputs and the […]

Blomming helps people buy and sell stuff on the social Web, raises $1.65m in funding

Naples, Italy-based social e-commerce startup Blomming has announced that it recently secured 1.3 million euros ($1.65 million) in early-stage funding to spur growth. The investment comes from Vertis Venture, the venture capital arm of Vertis SGR, at a time when Blomming is growing relatively fast, and, more importantly, expanding internationally. The startup says more than 10,000 shops have been created […]

Nov 16, 2012 in Other news
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Innovation Fund Approved EUR 1.95 Million Financing for Serbian Enterprises

November 14th, 2012, Belgrade – Innovation Fund has announced today the results of Mini and Matching Grants calls for proposals implemented through the Innovation Serbia Project. The Innovation Fund’s Investment Committee awarded EUR 670,000 for Mini Grants projects and EUR 1.28 million for Matching Grants projects to 14 Serbian enterprises selected among 146 applications submitted […]

EU: Innovation performance of 190 European regions compared

Growth is increasingly related to the capacity of regional economies to change and innovate. Regions and cities have become the primary spatial units where knowledge is transferred, innovation systems are built and competition to attract investments and talents takes place. Regions are an appropriate level for stimulating innovation: Many regional governments have important competences and budgets […]

Presentation of the project FINNO on a local partners meeting organised by the Mid-Pannon RD Co (Hungary, 2012.10.30)

The Mid-Pannon RD Co. organised 3  promotional workshops for FINNO target groups in this autumn. The aim of these workshops: to inform FINNO target groups about the project results, TIAS mechanism, SAT results, etc.. The participants were originated from the circle of local partners as follows: representatives of policy makers, administrative actors and companies. The […]

Presentation of the project FINNO on a regional conference organised by the Hu ASP (Hungary, 2012.10.29)

The benchmarking conference of the project “Development of the Vertes-Duna Cluster” was one of the most effective events in the field of innovation-oriented network-based economy development in Central-Transdanubian Region in October 2012. The organiser was the Hungarian ASP Partner of the FINNO project and the more than 20 participants had a possibility to get to […]

Promotion of the collection “Innovation and Entrepreneurship: tools for success in the EU market” (Serbia)

Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration will present on Friday, 26 October at the Book Fair thematic research collection “Innovation and Entrepreneurship: tools for success in the EU market”, which is a result of FEFA annual conference organized on the occasion of Europe Day in May this year. Discussion on encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship, with […]

The extended session of the Board of technological innovation and the Round table with topic “Innovation-untapped resource in the Republic of Serbia”

The extended session of the Board of technological innovation of Serbian Chamber of Commerce and the Committee on science, quality, education and management of the Regional Chamber of Kraljevo, in which they discussed many issues of innovation activity was held in the Regional Chamber of Commerce Kraljevo. The session was attended by the President of […]

Public call for education and training of SMEs in the program for the promotion of innovation

Integrated innovation support program (IISP) funded by the European Union with aim to boost competitiveness and economic growth in the Republic of Serbia, through the strengthening of innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises. The purpose of the program for the promotion of innovation, which is being realized through this project, is to stimulate technological innovation […]

Presentation of the project FINNO on a local partners meeting organised by the Mid-Pannon RD Co (Hungary, 2012.10.11)

The Mid-Pannon RD Co. organised 3  promotional workshops for FINNO target groups in this autumn. The aim of these workshops: to inform FINNO target groups about the project results, TIAS mechanism, SAT results, etc.. The participants were originated from the circle of local partners as follows: representatives of policy makers, administrative actors and companies. The […]

Presentation of the project FINNO on a local partners meeting organised by the Mid-Pannon RD Co. (Hungary, 2012.09.25)

The Mid-Pannon RD Co. (Hungary) organized 3  promotional workshops for FINNO target groups in this autumn. The aim of these workshops: to inform FINNO target groups about the project results, TIAS mechanism, SAT results, etc.. The participants were originated from the circle of local partners as follows: representatives of policy makers, administrative actors and companies. The 1st […]

The italian company Funambol raises $5.75M

Funambol, a Foster City, CA- and Pavia, Italy-based developer of white-label personal cloud technology for mobile providers, has raised $5.75m in funding. Backers include Nexit Ventures and Castile Ventures. The company intends to use the funding, and an addditional working capital line, for major customer adoption (at multiple tier-1 mobile operators and other large service providers in North America, […]

Risparmio Super, a Italy-based online startup, raises €467K in Second Funding Round

Risparmio Super, a Catania, Italy-based online startup that allows users to compare grocery store prices in real time, has raised an additional €467k in the first tranche of its second round of funding. Risparmio Super, which already raised €550k in the last quarter of 2011 (read here) is now in the process of raising a €533k second tranche. […]

Oct 12, 2012 in Other news
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Margherita Inventions Raises €350K in Funding

Margherita Inventions Srl, a Pavia, Italy-based developer of a medical device that prevents accidental stick injury, has raised €350k in funding. Backers include a group of business angels of Italian Angels for Growth (IAG) led by Antonio Leone. Founded by Carlo Giuberchio, CEO, the company provides a syringe accessory that prevents accidental stick injury. Supported by University of Pavia, […]

Water Innovation Awards 2012 finalists and winners

The finalists and winners in the Water Innovation Awards 2012 were announced on 9 October at a special gala dinner in Barcelona. The ceremony also included the presentation of the inaugural EFBW Award, which seeks to identify creativity and best practice in ‘Communicating the benefits of bottled water for healthy hydration’ by EFBW National Association […]

Oct 10, 2012 in Other news
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4th Project meeting & 6th QMB & 2nd FINNO COMMITTEE meeting – Tirana (Albania), November 19-20, 2012

The 4th FINNO Project meeting & 6th QMB & 2nd FINNO COMMITTEE meeting is held on 19 till 20 November 2012 in Tirana, Albania. All project partners will be present discussing the ongoing activities and the further development of the project. Download pdf

Oct 10, 2012 in Project news
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Innovations: an Italian-German partnership

On this day, in Berlin, the Italian-German R&D Workshop/Italy Day: Innovative Solution for European Industries initiative takes place at the Italian Embassy in Berlin. The aim to find financial and technical partners in the field of innovation technology. Organized by ICE, the Agency for Promotion and Internationalization of Italian firms Abroad, in collaboration with the […]

Oct 9, 2012 in Other news
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Integrated innovation support program issued a public call for the education and training of 300 SMEs

Integrated innovation support program announced a PUBLIC CALL for the education and training of small and medium-sized enterprises within the PROGRAM FOR IMPROVING INNOVATIONS. The goal of the program is to encourage the promotion of innovation and technological innovation in small and medium-sized businesses through free training for start and implementation of innovative activities. The […]

Policy Discussion in Preparation for the Launching of the Western Balkan Enterprise Development and Innovation Facility – WB EDIF

The Innovation Fund in cooperation with the European Integration Office hosted a round table dedicated to identification of priority policy reforms focused on improving the conditions for the development of innovative and high growth SMEs and stimulating the emergence of a venture capital markets. WB EDIF is a joint initiative, of the European Commission (EC), […]

The Italy-based community for fashion lovers and designers NextStyler raises €500K in seed funding

NextStyler, a Naples, Italy-based community for fashion lovers and designers, has raised €500k in seed funding. The company, which is in the process to raise its Series A round, is using the funds to launch the service. Led by Maurizio Palumbo and Mary Palomba, NextStyler is a worldwide showcase for emerging fashion designer to show their […]

3rd “i-bank Innovation & Technology” Competition in Greece

National Bank of Greece and its i-bank electronic banking services are organizing the 3rd “i-bank Innovation & Technology” Competition. i-bank electronic banking services, a productive platform for innovative ideas in NBG, is running a new competition to elicit and reward original ideas based on new technologies and to promote innovation in Greece. The competition aims at […]

“Greece Innovates”x2: the 2nd Applied Research & Innovation Competition

A competition becomes an institution when it is warmly received and accepted by the country’s scientific, research and financial communities:  SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises and Eurobank organize the second Pan-Hellenic competition, “Greece Innovates!” in 2012. This way they continue the groundbreaking initiative they launched two years ago in order to promote research, innovation, knowledge […]

Oct 2, 2012 in Other news
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USA, Clini to present Italian ‘green economy’ firms

The Italian ‘Green Economy’ is disembarking in the USA. Environmental Minister Corrado Clini will be in Washington Monday, October 1st to participate in the workshop organized by the Italian Embassy as part of the 2012 edition of the Global CleanTech 100. The event is being promoted by Clini’s department with the Italian Ambassador to the […]

Minister Obradovic urged China to invest in science in Serbia

Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development Zarko Obradovic has called the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology to consider investing in mutually beneficial projects in Serbia, especially in scientific and technological parks, which now establish in Serbia. Obradovic in Beijing to participate in a meeting on cooperation between China and the countries of Central […]

European Innovation Partnership: Launch of the Smart Cities and Communities Call for Proposals

With the launch of the European Innovation Partnership, the European Commission has opened a new Call for Proposals for Smart Cities and Communities, with an increased budget targeting the three key sectors of transport, energy and ICT. On 10 July, the European Commission announced the earmarking of €365 million a year to support technology innovations aimed at […]

Public Call for co-financing of projects in the field of technical culture and innovations for 2012

Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina publishes Call for co-financing of projects in the field of technical culture and innovations. Call is open until 6th of August 2012. More info on: http://www.mcp.gov.ba/org_jedinice/sektor_nauka_kultura/konkursi/?id=3446 Download pdf

Public Call for grants and credits for 2012

Ministry of Development, Entrepreneurship and Crafts of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina publishes Call for proposals for grants and credit funds for the year 2012. Through this call, ministry, among other stuff, supports innovators-individuals. Call is open until 3rd of August 2012. More info on: www.fmrpo.gov.ba Download pdf

Ministry of Development, Entrepreneurship and Crafts of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina publishes Call for proposals for grants and credit funds for the year 2012.

Ministry of Development, Entrepreneurship and Crafts of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina publishes Call for proposals for grants and credit funds for the year 2012. Through this call ministry, among other stuff, supports innovators-individuals. Call is open until 3rd of August 2012. More info on: www.fmrpo.gov.ba Download pdf

Jul 19, 2012 in Calls in SEE countries

FINNO project at the South East Europe Annual Conference 2012

In order to present the outstanding steps in getting closer both EU Member States and non-EU member States, thus ensuring the regional development as a holistic and sustainable concept for the benefit of all people the South East Europe (SEE) Programme under the title “The Future built on the Present” organized the annual conference on […]

Jul 2, 2012 in News / Project news
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The Future built on the Present: SEE Progamme Annual Confernece 2012 – Bologna (Italy), 29.06.2012

The annual conference organized by the South East Europe (SEE) Programme  will take place on 29 June 2012 in Bologna, Italy, Hotel Carlton. Under the title “The Future built on the Present”, the conference aims to be the key territorial cooperation event in 2012 in South Eastern Europe. The SEE Programme has made a long […]

AGINNOVAZIONE and FINNO at the italian ForumPA

Forum PA is today the greatest event of and about the Public Administration taking place in Italy and it represents a unique model when compared to similar initiatives in other European contexts, from different viewpoints: its width, the variety of the exhibition proposals, the richness of its congress sessions. Forum PA represents the occasion to […]

FINNO: the 3rd Project and the 4th Quality Management Board Meeting – 15th and 16th May 2012

On 15th and 16th of May 2012, in Bucharest, Romania, the whole team of FINNO project is going to have the 3rd Project and the 4th Quality Management Board Meeting. At least a member for each partner institution is partecipating to the meeting. During the two days the lead partner for each work package will present […]

FINNO WP 3-Workshop

On 20th of March 2012, at the NH Vienna Airport Hotel, the team of FINNO project is going to have a workshop to conclude the NATIONAL REPORTS for the Joint State of the Art document (WP3). A member for each partner institution is partecipating to the workshop. During the meeting the filled questionnaires from each […]

Mar 19, 2012 in News / Project news
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IUS 2011: Monitoring the innovation performance of the 27 EU Member States

The Innovation Union Scoreboard 2011 is the second edition of the Scoreboard following the adoption of the Innovation Union Communication in October 2010. It provides a comparative assessment of the research and innovation performance of the EU27 Member States and the relative strengths and weaknesses of their research and innovation systems. In this way, it […]

Hungary: presentation of the project FINNO on a regional opening conference of the project “Development of the Vertes-Duna Cluster”

28.11.2011, Hiemer-House, 1-3. Jókai street, Szekesfehervar (Hu) The opening conference of the project “Development of the Vertes-Duna Cluster” was one of the most effective events in the field of innovation-oriented network-based economy development in Central-Transdanubian Region in November. The organiser was the Hungarian ASP Partner of the FINNO project and the more than 30 participants […]

Dec 9, 2011 in News / Project news
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PhD Janez Bešter share his experience with project partners (Vienna airport, 30.11.2011)

During last project meeting, all partners agreed to invite one expert in innovation assessment in companies (including SMEs) to share his experience. Yesterday, in Vienna, PhD Janez Bešter (IER) presented the project results and his experiences about the “Assessment of the innovation in Slovene companies”. Then partners opened a discussion about setting up the platform […]

Dec 1, 2011 in News / Project news

Second FINNO meeting: Ljubljana, 17th – 18th October 2011

The 2nd FINNO meeting which will be held on October, 17 & 18, 2011 at HOTEL MONS in Ljubljana, Slovenia. All project partners, through their representatives, will meet to discuss progress of the project. Each representative will present a report on the work of their own country and together we will decide what to do […]

Sep 21, 2011 in News / Project news

First kick-off meeting in Bruck and de Mur (Austria)

On April 15, 2011, Bruck & de Mur (Austria), has completed the first project meeting FINNO (Mechanism for Fostering Innovation) program sponsored by the South East Europe (SEE) which was attended by representatives from partner countries Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary. During the kick-off meeting […]

Apr 30, 2011 in News / Project news