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Project main objective is to establish a Cross-border Open Innovation Bio-economy Network (Green CBC Network) with the aim of increasing cooperation among SMEs, Business Support Institutions (BSIs) and R&D institutions. Series of educational events are organized for SMEs from the target area in order to increase their competitiveness. Apart from that, project partners are conducting a survey in order to identify the technological needs of SMEs, the capacities of R&D Institutions to meet those needs, as well as possibilities of BSIs in the target area to enhance collaboration between the two. The project also foresees establishing and equipping of one (1) green product design laboratory in Vinkovci (HR) and one (1) bio-chemical laboratory in Nikšić (ME).
The Lead Partner, Croatian Chamber of Economy (HR), is responsible for implementation of the whole project and coordination between project partners. It is responsible for the development of 3 types of questionnaires (1 for SMEs, 1 for Business-support Institutions and 1 for Research Institutions). Furthermore, it is responsible for organizing educational and brokerage event and roundtable in Split and for developing Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of the GreenCBC network and for setting up a Web platform as a tool for future collaboration in the targeted cross-border area.
Project Partner 2, Competence Centre Ltd. For Research and Development (HR), coordinates the development and establishment of a new green product design laboratory in Vinkovci. It is also responsible for development of tailor-made educations regarding “Market research” and “Cluster development”, and organization of an educational and brokerage event and roundtable in Vinkovci. One of CEKOM’s role is also coordination of implementation of the project’s communication activities.
Project Partner 3, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center Tehnopolis (ME), coordinates the development and establishment of a new bio-chemical laboratory in Nikšić. It is also responsible for organization of an educational and brokerage event and roundtable in Nikšić.
Project Partner 4, Northeast Regional Development Association (BA), is coordinating activities related to the creation of the Green CBC Network as a solution for enhancement of cooperation between small and medium enterprises in the targeted cross-border area. It is also responsible for organization of educational and brokerage event and roundtable in Tuzla. Furthermore, it is in charge of developing the report on the cooperation between SMEs, Business-support Institutions and Research Institutions in the field of bio economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.