Transnational Cluster Cooperation active on Agro – food, based on Smart Specialization Approach in Danube region
The project addresses the major territorial challenge of the Danube area – the unbalanced distribution of innovation performances between Western part of the region with a high level of development and the Eastern part that is lagging behind, most of the countries belonging to the Modest Innovators group with more than 17% of enterprises producing only 3% of added value. This is due to different framework conditions and wide range of policies governing the R&I sector. Public policies in the area should be better coordinated while investment needs to be smarter and better focused. This is why cluster cooperation policies based on the smart specialization concept are at the core of delivering the EUSDR strategy, as they help take the geographical and thematic context into account in order to boost growth.
To leverage the innovation-driven entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Danube area by developing smart and coordinated cluster policies in the context of RIS3 , to enhance innovation management knowledge and skills and foster transnational cluster cooperation in Agro-Food sector.
- SO1 - Develop cluster policies and implementing instruments- Implementation of 5 regional pilot initiatives in 4cross cutting themes;
- SO2 - Enhance innovation management knowledge - Development of 2 innovation assessment tools and delivering 3 training sessions;
- SO3 - Foster cooperation for clusters active on Agro-Food - Development of Danube S3 Cluster Strategy&Programe and providing 3 training sessions and 2 brokerage events.
Project co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI).
The official project webpage is available HERE.
Vezető Partner: South Muntenia Regional Development Agency - Romania
PP1: Steinbeis 2i GmbH - Germany
PP2: Pannon Business Network Association - Hungary
PP3: University of Maribor - Slovenia
PP4: The Foundation „Romanian Centre for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises” - Romania
PP5: EKO-SUSTAV waste management limited liability company (EKO-SUSTAV Ltd.) - Croatia
PP6: Bioeconomy Cluster - Slovakia
PP7: IFKA Public Benefit Non-Profit Ltd. for the Development of the Industry - Hungary
PP8: Business Support Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises-Ruse - Bulgaria
PP9: National Institute of Research - Development for Machines and Installations designed to Agriculture and Food Industry - Romania
PP10: ITC - Innovation Technology Cluster Murska Sobota - Slovenia
IPA1: Faculty of Technical Sciences - Serbia
IPA2: Development Association NERDA - Bosnia and Herzegovina
ENI1: Moldovan Technology Transfer Network - Moldova
ENI2: Institute of Market Problems and Economic-Ecological Researches of National Academy of Science of Ukraine - Ukraine
ASP1: Ministry of Economy - Romania
ASP2: GREENLINE Western Balkans Cluster Foundation - Bosnia and Herzegovina
ASP3: National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” - Ukraine
ASP4: Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts of the Republic of Croatia - Croatia
ASP5: Academy of Sciences of Moldova - Moldova