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

for coaching and training of small and medium-sized entrepreneurs in

The Integrated Innovation Support Programme (IISP) is an EU funded project in order to increase competitiveness and economic growth in the Republic of Serbia, through strengthening of innovation in SMEs. The purpose of THE PROGRAMME FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF INNOVATION is to stimulate innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises through free training and coaching in order to start and implement innovative activities.

The Programme for the Improvement of Innovation will provide the technical and consultancy support to 300 small and medium-sized enterprises for the strategic planning and implementation of innovations for the following activities:

  • development of a new or improvement of the existing product or a service;
  • introduction of a new or improvement of the existing production process;
  • improvement of an organisational structure;
  • improvement of marketing strategy;
  • development of the linkages of SMEs with innovation support organisations and innovation networks (European Enterprise Network);
  • development of the linkages of SMEs with local info access points, which can provide useful information to SMEs for the development of technology, product or production process;
  • development of the linkages of SMEs with technology brokers, that help companies find new technologies so they can improve and develop a product, service or production process, as well as support transfer of new technologies from research institutions to innovative companies.

Key criteria for participation in the programme

The Programme for the Improvement of Innovation can be attended by enterprises which meet the following criteria:

  • To operate in Serbia and to be registered in Serbia in the Serbian Business Register Agency.
  • Must be in the category of small and medium enterprises:
    • To have between 10 -250 employees;
    • To have annual turnover less than 50 million EUR or overall balance sheet less than 43 million EUR;
  • Key sectors and groups as agreed by the beneficiary:
    1. Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations;
    2. Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products;
    3. Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products;
    4. Manufacture of electrical equipment, Manufacture of machinery and equipment, Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers, Manufacture of other transport equipment;
    5. Manufacture of rubber and plastic products, Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products, Manufacture of basic metals, Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment;
    6. Publishing activities (incl. software publishing);
    7. Telecommunications;
    8. Computer programming, consultancy and related activities;
    9. Information service activities;
    10. Food processing industry.

Applicants for project support could be other innovative companies that would benefit from an IISP intervention but are not drawn from the above sectors.

The Public Call is open till November 15th, 2012.

How to apply
Application documents can be collected in the Integrated Innovation Support Programme Office, Pajsijeva 4, 3rd floor, Office no.12, 11000 Belgrade or on the web site www.iisp.rs – Register for support.

The complete application form can be sent on address Pajsijeva 4, III/12, 11000 Belgrade or on e-mail: sme.innovation@iisp.rs.


Selection announcement 

Applicants will be informed of the IISP decision concerning their application. Following the decision to award a support, the SME will be offered a agreement for project support.


Call Documentation

Guidelines for Public Call
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IISP Javni poziv drugi krug treninga za MSP 2013
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Public Call
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Questionnaire for companies
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