2014 NTI (Serbia): Changed the deadline to June 20 2014

Due to the catastrophic floods that have befallen Serbia and the region, organizing team of Competition for the best technological innovation is in agreement with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Chamber of Commerce of Serbia and the Republic of Serbian Ministry of Technology, decided to extend the deadline for applications to the […]

Financial Times Article on Serbia Innovation Fund

Financial Times, one of the world leading newspapers in the field of international business and economic news, published on 19 May this year, an article on about the Serbian Innovation Fund. Within the analysis of how to find new initiatives for financing innovative companies in Central and Eastern Europe, the Innovation Fund and the companies […]

Innovation Fund Visited by the World Bank Delegation, along with the High Representatives of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia

Belgrade, June 2nd, 2014 – The World Bank delegation led by Ms. Laura Tuck, the vice president of the World Bank for Europe and Central Asia, visited the Innovation Fund, along with the high representatives of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the European Union to the Republic of Serbia. During the visit, […]

Finno: first italian results in collaboration with Regione Piemonte

The Italian partner of the FINNO project in collaboration with the Piedmont Region, CRC – Piedmont and the Observatory ICT in the period from February – April 2014 made screening of the Italian companies (mostly from the Piedmont Region) filling out a questionnaire, constructed with the aim of investigating the necessary changes in the existing innovation policies and promote new policies facilitating the transfer of technology and skills. […]

Started the tenth competition for the best technological innovation

Competition NTI2014 was officially announced on Saturday, May 3 at the show ‘’Žikina šarenica’’, which is broadcast on National television. The coordinators of the competition, prof. Dragan Povrenović and prof. Dr. Vojin Senk are responding to the moderator’s questions Zika Milenkovic and explain what type of support to innovators provides competition, as well as the […]

May 13, 2014 in Other news / Serbia
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International Fair of Technique and Technical Achievements in Belgrade between May 12th and May 16th

Under the slogan “Step into the Future”, over 100 technological novelties and innovations will be presented at the 58th International Fair of Technology and Technical Achievements that will be held in Belgrade between May 12th and May 16th. Current achievements in almost all industries deemed strategic for the economy and technology will be presented at […]

Importance of use of intellectual property rights in agriculture

The Faculty of Agronomy in Cacak on May 8, held a seminar on “Importance of the use of intellectual property rights in agriculture”, organized by the Regional Chamber of Commerce Kraljevo. The seminar was opened and is participants welcomes by Petrašin Jakovljevic the President Chamber of Kraljevo, emphasizing the importance of bringing together entrepreneurs in […]

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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CEDEF Conference: Advanced technology and finance in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, Belgrade (Serbia), Media Center, Terazije 3, April 16, 2014

Central European Development Forum CEDEF organize a conference advanced technology and finance in the field EE and RES. Conference will be held under the institutional auspices of the Ministry of Energy, Development and the Environment. The aim of the conference is to present: The potential of Serbia in the field of EE and RES and […]

Balkan Venture Forum – Bosnia and Herzegovina, 15-16 May 2014

On 15-16 May 2014, the 5th edition of  Balkan Venture Forum will take place in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Balkan Venture Forum (BkVF) is providing the opportunity for the most promising entrepreneurs from Life sciences, Clean technology and Information Technology to present their activities and meet with an audience of Balkan and international strategic partners, […]

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 […]

Italian companies presented in Mexico – from 31 March 2014 to 2 April 2014

The automotive industry, oil & gas and green technologies: these are the sectors of the outstanding Italian companies participating in the trade mission to Mexico organised by the Italian Trade Agency (ICE) . From 31 March to 2 April 2014, entrepreneurs representing the best in terms of innovation, quality and technology in these industries will be in […]

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 […]

14th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR-2014) Sept. 1-4, Crete, Greece

International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition(ICFHR-2014) The 14th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR-2014) will take place on September 1-4, 2014 in the island of Crete, Greece. The ICFHR provides a forum for researchers in the areas of on-line and off-line handwriting recognition, pen-based interface systems, form processing, handwritten-based digital libraries, and […]

International Conference on Telecommunications and Multimedia (TEMU), Heraklion, Crete, July 28 – 30, 2014

TEMU 2014, Heraklion, July 28-30 The International Conference on Telecommunications and Multimedia (TEMU) provides a forum for discussion on recent advances in wired and wireless communication systems, audiovisual applications and content creation/delivery technologies, Internet services and interactive applications, as well as on tools and techniques for their performance evaluation and QoS/QoE validation under simulated and […]

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 […]

Innovation in Italy: programme and materials – Rome (Italy), 16 January 2014

The conference on “Innovation in Italy” was held at the Bank of Italy’s Head Office on 16 January, 2014. Innovation is an important driver for economic growth and, as emerged in recent years of recession, can be a critical factor of success for enterprises and for an entire economic system. In view of the serious […]

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, […]

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 […]

26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering 16-20 June 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece

Information Systems Engineering in Times of Crisis  Real-time information systems and overly complex financial products have been blamed as causes of recent financial crises. The IS Engineering community is treating such phenomena as challenges, to be addressed through research and improved practices. In particular, our community has begun to address the role of information systems […]

11th Annual International Conference on SMEs, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Athens, July 28-31, 2014

The aim of the con­fer­ence is to bring together schol­ars and stu­dents of all areas of Busi­ness, Eco­nom­ics, Man­age­ment, Mar­ket­ing, Account­ing, Finance, Human Resources, MIS and Law, Entre­pre­neur­ship, Inno­va­tion, Tech­nol­ogy and Indus­trial Dynam­ics and Structures.   More info: Athens Institute for Education and Research Download pdf

Industrial Technologies 2014 – Smart Growth Through Research & Innovation Conference – Athens (Greek), 9-11 April 2014

The Industrial Technologies 2014 conference integrates Nano, Materials and 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: European and global developments in the high-tech arena, Re-industrialisation and regional development in Europe, Technological and […]

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 […]

RIS3: National & Regional Innovation Strategy for Greece

These reports summarise 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 […]

Oct 13, 2013 in Greece
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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 […]

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 […]

Metrics of innovation: measuring the Italian gap

The paper surveys the literature on the measurement of innovation activity and evaluates the position of Italy with respect to the other major European countries. As a complex and multidimensional phenomenon, innovation has been measured from different perspectives: the environment in which firms operate, firms’ commitment, its outcome. Both traditional and new measures of innovation […]

Jun 24, 2013 in Italy
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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 […]

Training to promote innovation companies – Subotica (Serbia), 18 – 20 June 2013

EU Integrated Innovation Support Programme (IISP) organized the third training workshop in the second round of training for improving innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises in Subotica, 18 – 20 June 2013. The aim of the workshop is to provide technical and consulting support to encourage and implement innovative activities in SMEs. Program training workshop […]

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. […]

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 […]

Training “Business model of innovative businesses – hypothesis”, Belgrade (Serbia), 10 – 11 June 2013

The second training, aimed for teams from Serbia, titled “Business model of innovative businesses – hypothesis”, will be held 10 and 11 June 2013. All teams who placed in the second round were sent an email notification regarding the location and exact time of the training. If any of the teams has not yet received […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Info Day: Promotion of Call for proposals for Eco-innovation in Belgrade (Serbia), 28 May 2013

The Enterprise Europe Network Serbia, in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance and Economy organize Info Day of eco-innovation on Tuesday, 28th May in Belgrade. Program for competitiveness and innovation (Competitiveness and Innovation Programme – CIP) opened at 14 May 2013 the sixth public call for financing eco-innovation projects. Projects that may be funded under […]

Workshop “Promote innovation in SMEs ” Belgrade (Serbia), 21 – 23 May 2013

The second training workshop to promote innovation in SMEs in Belgrade Integrated Innovation Support Programme (IISP) is organizing another training workshop to promote innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises in the 21 – 23 May 2013th. In the training will be provided free technical consultancy support for representatives of small and medium enterprises to increase […]

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 […]

PODIM Conference – Maribor (Slovenia), May 15-16, 2013

PODIM – this year in its thirty-third year – is Slovenia’s largest and leading conference on entrepreneurship and innovation. Every year it offers two days of intensive courses where all key stakeholders in Slovenian technology enterprise come together. Through a series of round tables, lectures and workshops held at the conference, well-known Slovenian and foreign […]

Fashion and Made in Italy: innovation and sustainability for the future craftsmanship – Firenze (Italy), May 10, 2013

The perspectives of fashion and artistic craftsmanship across the scientific research development and technological innovation, in a view of socio-economic sustainability and environmental compatibility. New incentives and opportunities for development of youth entrepreneurship, well-aware and projected towards the future, in research of new product lines and market strategies: a winning choice to maintain leadership of […]

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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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

Best Technology Innovation 2013 Presentation at Chamber of Commerce of Vojvodina – Vojvodina (Serbia), 10 April 2013

On Wednesday, 10.04.2013. at 10 am in the great hall of the Chamber of Commerce of Vojvodina (Hajduk Veljko 11 in Novi Sad), will be held presentation of competition for the Best Technological Innovation in Serbia 2013. A competitive cycle, as well as all activities carried out at the same time with the aim of […]

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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Launch of the Italian Social Innovation Agenda

On 21st of March 2013, the Minister of Education, University and Research Francesco Profumo has presented, in a public event, the Italian path to Social Innovation Agenda. The trends, described during the meeting, include practical actions and clear objectives for public policies, new funding mechanisms linked to social impact, great measuring objectives, models of speed-up, inclusive […]

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 […]

Made in Italy on International Jewellery Show – Hong Kong, March 5-9, 2013

Class, femininity and glamour are at the heart of the Italian jewellery exhibited in Hong Kong at the International Jewellery Show from the 5th to the 9th of March. The group of businesses, coordinated by ICE – the Italian Trade Promotion Agency – will consist of 148 companies spanning the gamut of small, medium and […]

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 […]

Report China Italy Innovation Forum

On 19 and 20 November 2012 at the Science City in Naples (Italy) the Italy-China Innovation Forum – SIEE was held, an event of technology exchange between Italian and Chinese research centers and innovative companies. Promoted by the Ministries of Education, University and Research of Italy and China, the Forum offered to innovators of the […]

Jan 4, 2013 in Italy
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Business clusters to increase the competitiveness of Montenegrin economy

Introduction of business clusters and their successful functioning is an important tool in creating conditions to increase the competitiveness of economy, especially in less developed parts of the country. Development of clusters requires an increase in the educational level and innovations, while at the same time it contributes to the increase of employment rates and […]

Establishment of Science and Technology Park in Montenegro

Support for industrial innovation and research will be implemented through the establishment of first S&T Park in Montenegro. As one of the very important strategic project of the Ministry, future Science and Technology Park in Montenegro will contribute in strengthening the institutional R&D framework by better cooperation of scientific research community with industry. The STP […]

Preparations for IPA Human Resources Development in Montenegro

The Government of Montenegro and The European Commission adopted (in March and October 2012, respectively) the Operational Programme 2012-13 for Human Resources Development (planning document for IPA IV component). Parallel to the process of development of the Programme, Montenegrin Government has worked on the establishment of Decentralised Management and Implementation System (DIS) for IPA funds, […]

Competitiveness of montenegrin economy

Montenegro has made significant progress in increasing the competitiveness of its economy. In order for Montenegro to become more competitive, it is necessary to improve conditions for enterprises operations, but companies also need to expand their businesses beyond country borders. This was stated in the study “Competitiveness of Montenegrin Economy”, which was carried out by […]

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 […]

Technology and innovation management education in Serbia

Abstract: Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) education in Serbia. A questionnaire-based mail survey was used to collect necessary data. The survey targeted two populations – professors who teach TIM courses at state and private universities, and practitioners who are responsible for managing technology. The results indicate that the curriculum of TIM requires prioritization and changes, […]

Managing innovation – A factor of competitiveness in the global context

Abstract: In this paper, the authors highlight the importance of innovation for the global competitiveness index in the example of the European Union countries. Over the past period, the importance of innovation has been increasingly pronounced, which leads to a revolution in business and economy. Besides the success of knowledge-based economy, innovations also enable people, […]

The Ghost in the Attic? The Italian National Innovation System in Historical Perspective, 1861-2011

In this paper the authors, Alessandro Nuvolari (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa) and Michelangelo Vasta (Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Siena) provide a survey of the long term evolution of the Italian “National innovation system” since the unification. First they provide a broad reconstruction of long term trends by examining a wide […]

Innovation Fund Approved EUR 1.95 Million Financing for Serbian Enterprises

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 in the call for proposals […]

Social Innovation and Social Enterprises: The Italian Perspective

Social Innovation, generally acknowledged as the capacity to respond to emerging needs through new forms and/or models of collaboration, represents one of the fields in which the non-profit sector has demonstrated, mainly through its entrepreneurial wing, its distinctive and not residual characteristic. On the social level, and more generally on the economic level, innovation is […]

Culturing Cells in a New Unique Bioreactor

At the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy (FTM), University of Belgrade, a novel biomimetic bioreactor has been developed that is utilized for culturing cells, enabling operation in continuous regime and testing of biomaterials. Using creativity and engineering principles, the research group led by the Professor Bojana Obradović has successfully designed, constructed and tested the bioreactor […]

ACS Revolution Leading to the Reliable Energy Supply

A group of young electrical engineers from Serbia developed PCT210 platform for relay protection – a device with the unique design that controls processes of electricity transmission and distribution. The originality of the PCT210 system lies in a fact that it is a single device performing many functions, unlike solutions from top global competitor companies whose […]

The Innovative Shipbuilding

PhD Endre Romhanji, professor at the Department of Metallurgy at Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy University of Belgrade has together with his associates created an innovative thermo-mechanical process for producing high-strength alloys, based on aluminum and magnesium alloys. The work of professor Romhanji and his team shows great creativity and progress in the field of […]

An Anthropomimetic Robot

A group of researchers at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade is developing a world unique anthropomimetic robot. ETF Robotics research group, consisting of PhD, MSc or BSc students at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade and supervised by prof. Veljko Potkonjak,  is doing a great science in the field of robot dynamics, […]

Gaining Heme Iron Product from Waste Blood

Researches from Institute for Medical Research (IMI) and Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade (TMF) are developing new technological process that would translate blood waste into heme iron product for prevention of anaemia in piglets. The story started when researches from the IMI and the TMF developed the original process for haemoglobin isolation […]

Sensor for Measuring the Moisture Content is worth Gold

While new buildings are springing up at every step, inventive researchers from the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad are developing a unique sensor that will increase the lifespan of these buildings. This sensor measures the concentration of water in the building materials, thus providing a number of advantages such as lowering maintenance costs, […]

High Speed Single Molecule DNA Sequencing using Nanopores

A group of researchers from the Institute of Physics in Belgrade is developing a novel method for the human DNA molecule decoding, which can greatly contribute to the advancement of modern medicine, i.e. personalized therapy. Professor Radomir Žikić with his team of young scientists, from the Institute of Physics in Belgrade (IPB), is giving a […]

Small, but Powerful Antimicrobial Particles

Remarkably efficient antimicrobial alginate micropaticles with integrated silver nanoparticles were developed at the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade. These particles can be used as biocompatible scaffolds and/or efficient carriers with controlled release of silver nanoparticles for applications in biomedicine, pharmacy, catalysis, optics. Since the discovery of penicillin, antibiotics have belonged to a […]

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Healthy Foods

Researchers from the Institute for Food Technology in Novi Sad (FINS) have developed a novel functional food product – gluten-free crackers made of buckwheat flour. Functional foods are processed food products that provide both nutritional and health benefits.  Despite increased consumer interest very few functional bakery products are on the market. Buckwheat flour contains no […]

Preserving Biodiversity

The first laboratory for in vitro cryopreservation of fruit genetic resources in Serbia was founded in the Fruit Research Institute in Čačak. Researchers from Department of Fruit Physiology at the Fruit Research Institute in Čačak are working with two world-renowned centres engaged in development and implementation of protocols for plant germplasm cryopreservation: CRA – Fruit […]

Zinc Coating Enables Safer Transport of Goods

Researchers from Serbia with their colleagues from Slovenia have been developing a new type of transport container which will provide safer and more reliable transport. The Innovation Centre of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Belgrade, is participating in the Eureka project E! 5009 GALVAKONT – “The development of the production technology of hot-dip galvanised special […]

Nov 1, 2012 in Serbia
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A Unique Catalyst for the Production Of Invert Sugar Syrup

Researchers from the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, have successfully eliminated the use of acids in the procedure of obtaining invert sugar syrup, by developing chemically modified immobilized invertase (called IHMI). IHMI is the first industry-usable catalyst of this type, avaliable in the global market. In the confectionery industry, white crystal sugar (saccharose) is […]

Serbian Scientists Have Been Studying a New Way for Production of Biomedical Nano-Gold Particles

The research team from the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Nis, headed by academician Miodrag Colic, in cooperation with European partners, has designed and developed a new method for the synthesis and biological evaluation of nanoparticles made ​​of recycled gold jewelry. Gold nanoparticles are increasingly used, both in various fields of modern science and technology (in tumor […]

Innovative Eco-Friendly Metal Processing Solution

A talented group of researchers from the Faculty of Technical Sciences of the University of Novi Sad has been developing a new metal processing technology which combines several modern techniques and meets the most stringent environmental requirements. Commonly used metals in the field of production engineering still include different types of steels (carbon and alloy […]

The Healing Power of Creams from the Serbian Spa

Researchers from the “Dr. Josif Pančić” Institute for Medicinal Plant Research have been awarded numerous times for the development of unique phytopreparations whose essential ingredients are mineral mud and water from the Vrujci Spa, Serbia.Rational phyto-therapeutics and contemporary phyto-cosmetics are based on scientific findings and on efficient and safe application of high-quality medicinal plant remedies. […]

Nov 1, 2012 in Serbia
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HORIZON 2010- The European Union’s Framework Program for Research and Innovation 2014-2012

As part of ‘sa €10.8 billion budget for research and innovation agreed for 2013, the European Commission has announced the final and largest ever package of calls for projects under the EU’s Seventh Framework Program for Research (FP7) worth €8.1 billion Euros. The funds are intended for innovation and finding solutions to modern societal challenges. […]

Nov 1, 2012 in Serbia
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A new approach to managing temperature processes

Researchers from the Belgrade Faculty of electrical engineering and Maribor Faculty for electrical engineering and computer sciences have joined their research experiences in order to create a new approach to managing temperature processes. NEURO-TEMP is an acronym for a project whose full name is “New approach to managing temperature processes based on “soft-computing””, which is […]

Oct 10, 2012 in Serbia
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Mini Country Report / Greece, December 2011

Thematic Report 2011 under Specific Contract for the Integration of INNO policy TrendChart with ERAWATCH (2011 – 2012). Source: http://ec.europa.eu Download pdf

Oct 9, 2012 in Greece
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The Internationalization of Italian SME After the Crisis: New Opportunities or New Threats?

The aim of the work is to investigate processes of internationalization followed by Italian firms, as a path of sustainable growth after the recent economic and financial crisis. However, the facets of such a process are numerous, complex and often closely related: delocalization, fragmentation of the productive process, technology and innovation transfers and globalization of […]

Oct 8, 2012 in Italy
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Science and innovation: Greece, OECD 2012

SCIENCE AND INNOVATION: GREECE Aricle IV.10 from OECD SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRY OUTLOOK 2012 (C) OECD 2012. Hot STI issues: Improving framework conditions for innovation. Making innovation a centrepiece of a competitive economy. Moving from brain drain to brain circulation. http://www.google.gr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=oecd%20science%20and%20innovation%20greece&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oecd.org%2Fsti%2Fsti-outlook-2012-greece.pdf&ei=VbpqUIWlMsaKswazlIGICg&usg=AFQjCNFieMFQazougJfa2Mgx4UhJCn8Sog Download pdf

Innovation in Greece, Summary Report 2009

The study describes and evaluates innovation performance in Greece in comparison with European and other countries. The study is based on an analysis of indicators from three international sources: the European Innovation Scoreboard, the World Competitiveness Yearbook of IMD, and the Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum. Source: www.kokkalisfoundation.gr Download pdf

Oct 2, 2012 in Greece
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Italians Take Up The Torch To Ignite Their Own Tech Startup Scene

Last year, Italy’s official statistics bureau, ISTAT,produced a report on the state of the Internet in Italy. It found that in world terms, Italy was below average in terms of Internet usage. The European average is 73 percent usage by population, and Italians were hovering around the 63 percent mark. But official statistics can be cruel […]

Oct 1, 2012 in Italy

Green-Building and construction labelled equilibrium for a sustainable future

A different market approach that is the perfect synthesis between ‘for profit’ and ‘non-profit’ which, in this case, represents an interest that goes beyond the financial to encompass the environmental as well social benefits, to prove there is a sustainable future. According to the General Manager, Paolo Ronchetti, this is the hallmark of Equilibrium, a […]

Sep 28, 2012 in Italy
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Rimadesio – Innovation from A to Z with a made in Italy label

A brand name with a hint of innovation. Because technology and research are to be found not just in the product but also in the management of spaces, the relationship with clients and suppliers and in the company’s organisation. So it is that Rimadesio, a company founded in 1956 and now located in the new, twenty-one […]

Sep 27, 2012 in Italy
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Successful business with new ideas

Starting a business is not a simple task. Although the basis of every successful business is a good idea, before entering the business waters it is necessary to make a business plan and market analysis. Also, it is wise to learn all legal requirements and ensure the initial capital that will enable clear management in […]

Sep 25, 2012 in Serbia
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Communication Challenges in the High Technology sector

High-tech companies face challenges in communication regarding high-technology products and services. Most texts about high technology are professionally technical and contain data that the general public find hard to understand. Download pdf

Sep 10, 2012 in Slovenia
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RTDI Evaluation Standards focusing SEE to be published soon

The RTDI evaluation standards have been developed within the project “Fostering Evaluation Competencies in Research, Technology and Innovation in the SEE Region (EVAL-INNO)” and will be soon public available in pdf version and in printed form and thus in 6 different languages: English, Bulgarian, Greek, Hungarian, Montenegrin and Serbian. Professional evaluation standards are crucial to […]

Sep 8, 2012 in Serbia
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Start-ups: Italy and Trentino

According to Ilsole24ore, Italy’s most important business newspaper, 2012 Italy’s economic development decree bets on start-ups. The main goals of the “economic development decree” will be: catalyse the establishment and development of innovative start-ups; the attraction of foreign investments in Italy; the implementation of the Digital Agenda; the simplification of administrative procedures; start-ups grants; paying attention […]

Sep 4, 2012 in Italy

Canada-Italy: partnership for innovation

The round table ‘Spin-off and start ups: innovation between universities, research and industry’ will take place on 2nd October in Ottawa, at Carleton University. Organized by the Embassy of Italy in collaboration with Carleton University, University of Toronto and Canada’s public policy forum, the meeting aims to promote the dialogue between the main actors in terms […]

Italian tech startup, Ploonge, got 300K euro investment to develop the social dining marketplace

Ploonge, a Milan, Italy-based social dining marketplace, has raised €300k in venture capital funding from an undisclosed fund. The company, which previously raised €30K from a business angel, intends to use the funding to rework on the product, improving its design and user experience, and afterwards starting to promote it. Founded by Alessandro Coscia and Giorgio Bertolini, […]

Massimo Banzi: How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination (from the TED Conference)

The Italian Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that’s inspired thousands of people around the world to make the coolest things they can imagine — from toys to satellite gear. Because, as he says, “You don’t need anyone’s permission to make something great.” Download pdf

The Italy-China Centre for Design and Innovation has been inaugurated in Tianjin

On 19th of July the Italian-Chinese Centre for Design and Innovation (Cidic-TJ) has been inaugurated in Tianjin. The structure was built as a separate part of the Shanghai Centre established in April 2011 with which it shares the name and the logo. It is an Italian-Chinese exchange platform for design and innovation operating under the supervision […]

Fashion Designer Mark Goldenberg wins the first Avery Dennison Brand Innovation Award at ITS 2012

Avery Dennison announced today that fashion designer Mark Goldenberg of Israel was awarded the first Avery Dennison Brand Innovation Award for his innovative apparel branding collection at International Talent Support (ITS) in Trieste, Italy. Goldenberg was one of 11 ITS finalists chosen to create an inspiring branding solution for their fashion collection at ITS 2012 by […]

Antares Vision Receives €5M Equity Investment from Fondo Italiano di Investimento

Imago Technologies (dba Antares Vision Srl), a Castel Mella, Brescia, Italy-based company that designs, produces and installs inspection systems for the pharmaceutical sector, has received a €5m minority equity investment from Fondo Italiano di Investimento. The company intends to use the proceeds from the investment to increase its production capacity through the construction of a […]

“Innovation starts with research”, interview with P.U.P.A. Gilbert, Italian physicist

In the world of physics, Gelsomina De Stasio is known by the acronym she uses to sign her studies, P.U.P.A. Gilbert. She has won numerous awards, including the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, and introduced the use of synchrotron light microscopy in biophysics. A member of the “Italian Leaders Abroad” community of Aspen […]

Jul 11, 2012 in Italy
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Italia degli Innovatori Environment & Energy: target Brazil

In 2010 the Agreement between the Italian Ministry of Environment and Protection of Territory and Sea and the Agency for Innovation was signed, with the aim of promoting innovative technologies in the environment and energy industries. The Rio+20  Conference for the Ministry represents an opportunity to promote new consumption patterns and new sustainable production processes, involving […]

Innovation Made in Italy protagonist in Turkey

Esimple, creative studio focused on technological innovation and specialized in developing business-oriented applications using 3D technology, has opened its branch in Ankara, Turkey.The strategic decision, taken after a careful market analysis, sees Esimple ready to open for a dynamic market as the Turkish one. Official data on Turkish market shows a GDP growth by 10% […]

“Italy and China partners in innovation”, interview to Vincenzo De Luca, Consul General in Shanghai

The Italian economic community in China is very strong, but for 2012 we aim to do more by encouraging partnerships between small and medium-sized enterprises in sectors such as the green economy, design and life sciences. This was the comment of the Consul General in Shanghai, Vincenzo De Luca, in an interview in the “Shanghai […]

Italian Cultural Heritage Minister Ornaghi: we need innovation

“Precisely in view of the positive turn in the use of our Cultural Heritage, we need to hasten our innovation processes”. The statement was made by Cultural Heritage Minister Lorenzo Ornaghi during a Conference dedicated to the Cultural Heritage of the South of Italy organized by the PA Forum currently under way at Rome’s Trade […]

Regions4Cloud – The opportunity of Cloud Computing, short opinions on the event

Opinions from “European Regions for Growth – The opportunity ofCloud Computing“, round table held in Brussels and commissioned by Microsoft in order to promote the exchange of best practices on digital innovation and Cloud Computing in the regions of Southern Europe (Spain, Italy and Portugal) and to discuss growth for PA and SMEs. The round […]

May 29, 2012 in Italy
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The innovation gap of Italy’s production system: roots and possible solutions

The lag in innovation in Italy vis-à-vis the other main industrial countries is one of the effects of the fragmentation of the production system into many small firms that have trouble bearing the high cost of R&D and taking the related risks. Such other causes as shortages in human capital for management and R&D and […]

San Marino: The technology park will attract not only Italian businesses but also those from the rest of the world

Article 8 of the last framework agreement on economic matters signed by Italy and San Marino reads: “The creation of an Italian-San Marino science and technology park is one of the first objectives of scientific collaboration by which the parties hope to start a twinning between the park itself and the main Italian science and […]

Italian agricoltural research on show in Tel Aviv

A conference that opens on May 16 in Tel Aviv and organized by the Italian embassy and the Israel-Italian Chamber of Commerce, aims at strengthening cooperation between Italy and Israel in agricultural innovation, promoting synergy between institutions and centers of excellence of the two countries. The event, which is part of AgriTech, the international agriculture […]

May 14, 2012 in Italy
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Working arrangement between two Italian Innovators

Working arrangement between two Italian Innovators partners:  Is TECH – Systemdesi​gn. “Is Tech, a company that is experiencing in Rome APA, the well-known system for the abatement of air pollution and particulate matter, and Systemdesign, specializing in research, engineering and marketing of products and services mainly in field of newtechnologies, electronics and sensors, which is developing solutions especiallydedicated to renewable energy, energy saving and environmental monitoring, haveofficially initiating their operational collaboration. ” Source and full post: Ecoseven.net Download pdf

Network of Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Crete (DEKA)

The Working Group “Entrepreneurship” of the Regional Innvation Council of Crete, Greece, supported the establishment of the “Network of Innovation and Entrepreneurship” (DEKA) by the Regional Government of Crete. DEKA will promote entrepreneurship and innovation and will support new and established entrepreneurs in business development, financing, promotion, collaborations, internationalization, intellectual property management etc. More Informarion: […]

Apr 27, 2012 in Greece

Trentino (Italian region) is once again an innovation and research-friendly territory

On day April 18th 2012 from 10.30 am to 6 pm is announced the inauguration of EIT ICT labs Italy in Povo,Trento. “EIT ICT Labs” is a new initiative intended to turnEurope into the global leader in ICT innovation. It aims to fulfill this mission by establishing a new type of partnership between leading companies, […]

Apr 27, 2012 in Italy
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Innovation Awards for Italian banking services

The ABI, the Italian Banking Association, awarded the “Innovation Awards” at the Forum ABI Lab last 28 March. It is interesting to take a look at the prizes awarded to understand what direction you are moving banking services. Already the three categories – customers, digitization, sustainability – they say a lot, because they already understand […]

Apr 12, 2012 in Italy
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The new “Italy of Innovators” edition started its work in Beijing on the occasion of the International Technology Transfer Conference 2012

The success of the “Italy of Innovators” in China is confirmed this year too. The new “Italy of Innovators” edition started its work in Beijing on the occasion of the International Technology Transfer Conference 2012 (26 March 2012), organized by CITTC, China Italy Technology Transfer Center. In the presence of more than 1200 delegates from […]

Italian footwear conquers Kazakhstan

Stunningly high and very elegant, a true object of desire for every woman: this describes just some of the Italian footwear models that will be on display in Kazakhstan at the independent exhibition that will be held in Almaty from 11 to 13 April, organised by the ICE-Italian Trade Promotion Agency in collaboration with ANCI, […]

Apr 4, 2012 in Italy
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Cotec: annual report on Italian innovation – 2011

Italian investments in research and innovation suffered the effects of the economic crisis, but a new model of cooperation is starting to develop between enterprises, universities and research centres in our Country, and it represents a crucial factor for the future, according to Rapporto Cotec 2011 on Innovation in Italy, presented this afternoon at the […]

Apr 2, 2012 in Italy
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First Italian Social Innovation Camp to be held at the Hub Milan

SICamp is a contest that combines ideas, people and digital tools to find solutions to social and environmental challenges. The best ideas will become reality during a 48‐hour workshop to be held at The Hub Milan between 8 and June 10, 2012. SiCamp is organized by The Hub Milan in partnership with Social Innovation Camp […]

Design Innovation Competition

Business design and innovation through design is a way to answer the emerging need of innovation, coming from companies (most of them non-design driven), in order to face the current changes and the future transformations of today’s business world. Companies and institutions seeking for a change can choose from a wide range of methodologies to […]

How important is innovation for developing sustainable fashion?

How important is innovation for developing sustainable fashion? Mr.Stefano Cochis, CEO of Filature Miroglio, said in an a interwie for Bio-Fashion, that “Innovation is key and is asked by the consume. In order to grant to the sustainability a real impact it has to become a real business, not just an exercise in style. Today, a basic […]

The italian startup Mopapp raises €1.5m to make mobile app analytics sexy

Mopapp, a mobile analytics startup founded by Italian entrepreneurs, has secured €1.5 million in funding from an unconventional investor. Mopapp basically helps mobile app developers and publishers get a better understanding of how their apps are doing performance-wise (in terms of installs, sales, upgrades, in-app purchasing behavior and more) across a variety of mobile platforms, […]

Mar 5, 2012 in Italy
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From business dream to business plan: Innovation Factory scrl (Italy)

Innovation Factory scrl is the “first mile incubator” of AREA Science Park, Italy’s foremost Science and Technology Park. It welcomes future entrepreneurs interested in creating their own business plan, and cooperates with them to transform an innovative idea into a successful business. Following an initial selection process, Innovation Factory offers space and services to support […]

Italian Innovation day 2012

Italian Innovation Day is an action oriented investors’ day bringing together the best of Italian technology and innovation. It’s a half-day event that features a showcase of the best Italian technology startups, stimulates networking and partnership opportunities, and attracts entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders and mentors. And – of course – some great Italian food and […]

World Bank representatives and guests from Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland and Romania visited MARIBIC

After successful Conference about importance of innovation in a crisis held in Dubrovnik in June, 2011 and organized by the Ruđer Bošković Institute, The World Bank and Korean Development Institute, conference participants visited Technology and Business Innovation Center for Mariculture – MARIBIC in the Bistrina bay near Ston. Paulo G. Correa, World Bank Chief Economist, […]

BICRO invests 5.3 million HRK in the establishment of the Competence Centre for Renewable Energy

One of the main reason for Centre for Renewable Energy Competence establishment is to become a leading center for the technologies development based on renewable energy in Croatia. The project aims to stimulate the effective interaction between researchers, industry and public sector through thematic research that contributes to economic growth because they are directly related […]

BICRO invests over a million EUR in projects as part of the EUREKA program

EUREKA is a European network that supports businesses performing close-to-market R&D. Since its establishment in 1985, substantial public and private funding has been mobilised to support the research and development carried out within the EUREKA framework. During the 25 years of its existence, EUREKA has helped European R&D to compete with innovations coming from other […]

Feb 20, 2012 in Croatia
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BICRO invests over 7 million HRK in the establishment of the Competence Centre for Eco-technologies

Center for Eco-technologies Competence is a research – oriented development center oriented on the implementation of advanced technologies for waste and biomass treatment by anaerobic digestion (AD) in order to solve the problem of organic waste disposal and generation of biogas. This is the first Center of this kind in Croatia and the region. Potential […]

Croatia participates in the FIDES project

FIDES (from IP to Business: Developing environment for start-up companies) is a bilateral project under IPA Operational Program Slovenia – Croatia (2007-2013). FIDES project is focused on intellectual property in order to design tools for the promotion and transfer ideas to the market. After the identification of specific ideas, promising areas and key sources of […]

IV. Regional Network Meeting (RNM) Croatia

The Fourth meeting of Croatian RNM (Regional Network Meeting) group and BICRO staff included in FIDIBE project took place on Dec 8th 2011, in BICRO premises. Key point of this meeting was to present the feasibility study – Investment Study of the Technology Park Varaždin. The primary purpose of the feasibility study is to define […]

Trento (Italy) has become a full EIT ICT Labs Node “Spreading ICT innovation in Europe”

On January 1st, 2012 Trento got the status of “Italian Node” of the European Knowledge and Innovation Community dedicated to the Information and Communication Technologies, joining the other national nodes located in Berlin, Eindhoven, Helsinki, Stockholm and Paris. Through this achievement, Trento further confirms its international status as an Italian innovation center of excellence in […]

Jan 23, 2012 in Italy
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Report: The paths of innovation in the Italian regions (2008-2009)

The report “I percorsi dell’innovazione nelle regioni italiane” (The paths of innovation in the Italian regions), made by the Agenzia per la diffusione delle tecnologie per l’innovazione in collaboration with MET – Monitoraggio Economia e Territorio S.r.l., examines the historical evolution and current state of innovation, research and development in Italy. The survey is based […]

Jan 18, 2012 in Italy
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Floriade 2012: technologies, production methods and state of the art of the horticultural sector

Floriade 2012, the International Expo that will be taking place in the Dutch city of Venlo from April to October 2012, is an invitation to experience nature not as onlookers but as informed participants. Nature as theatre. Its magic, its beauty. But also its role as the form and substance of our daily life. From […]

Report on Innovation of the Regions in Italy 2010

The Report on Innovation of the Regions in Italy 2010 (RIIR) was designed and built as a dynamic instrument to access data and indicators at the regional level that are the basis of interpretation and analysis of the Report. The objective of the Report is to facilitate, by means of dynamic representation, the display of […]

Jan 9, 2012 in Italy
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Berlin VC invests in Italian startup

Point Nine Capital has made a seed investment into Cibando, an Italian startup which operates a popular iPhone application that makes it easy to find the best restaurants in Rome, Milan, Florence and other cities in Italy. Fabio Pezzotti, one of Italy’s more successful Internet entrepreneurs and angel investors, also participated in the round. Terms […]

Jan 3, 2012 in Italy

Italian ceramic tile produsers lead the world

A business can internationalize by restricting itself to seeking out commercial channels abroad, or it can do so by becoming a player in world production. Italy’s makers of ceramic tiles have embarked resolutely on the second path. This is not a new phenomenon: Modena and Reggio Emilia, the historic capitals of tile manufacture, first began […]

Dec 30, 2011 in Italy

Italian Cosmetics Industry focuses on specialization to boost exports

Positive retail trends combined with targeted governance and a high propensity for research and specialisation are the two pillars on which the Italian cosmetics industry has based their international growth strategy in recent years – proving to be a winning formula on international markets. The industry’s success has also managed to take advantage of what […]

Dec 21, 2011 in Italy
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