Enterprises: 10 billion of euro to SMEs for growth and innovation

It is the plafond amount costituted by Intesa Sanpaolo Bank and Small Industry Enterpreunership Italian Association (Confindustria Piccola Industria) for Italian SMEs. The objective is to foster the access to the bank credit and the growth of these enterprises. This amount will be add to the former 35 billion already committed in the previous years and addressed to finanze research and development projects and for internationalisation project as well. Following the full article at:

Innovazione: i bandi in scadenza per startup e pmi

I principali settori incentivati vanno dall’efficienza energetica all’Ict, fino al rilancio del Made in Italy e alle nanotecnologie. L’innovazione è il filo rosso che lega bandi, iniziative e concorsi promossi sia da enti privati che pubblici. Dalle startup nascenti in cerca di formazione alle pmi che vogliono rinnovare i propri modelli di business, dalle nuove tecnologie fino alle imprese sociali, abbiamo selezionato alcune occasioni da tenere d’occhio. Eccole in ordine di scadenza. L’articolo continua su:

“Evaluation activity” for NEXT Project

Regional Council of Shkodra intends to award a service contract for “Evaluation activity” for NEXT Project in Shkodra with financial assistance from the IPA Adriatic CBC Programme 2007-2013. The contract notice is available from The deadline for submission of applications is 25 August 2014 (11:00), local time. Date of publication in the website of the institution: 25 July 2014

National Conference: Education, science and business-Joint potential – Montenegro

Considering the mentioned objectives of the project, from 2nd to 4th of April 2014 was held National conference “Education, science and business-Joint potentials” at University of Donja Gorica and Hotel Maestral in join organization of Faculty for information system and technologies and Chamber of Economy of Montenegro, two national partners on NEXT project. National conference “Education, science and business-Joint potentials” was part of work package 2, Communication and Dissemination; measure 2.2; activity: organization and management of local actions in accordance with the Communication plan. Main aims of these conference are compatible with general and specific objectvies of project customized for Montenegro: 1. Presentation of NEXT project to business and research sector and disemination of information between these two sectors; 2. Identification of potential stakeholders in business and research sector in Montenegro; 3. Detection of problems in business and research sector related for inovation; 4. Recommendations for improvement sectors of development an research in business and research institutions; 5. Networking between bussines and research institutions; 6. Promotion of investment opportunities; 7. Presentation of future activities on project: work shops and roundtables, participation in the International Stock of Entrepreneurial Ideas and Day of Research.

Bizoo program in BiH

Bizoo program consists of three phases. Can apply all entrepreneurs , startups , teams , small and medium enterprises, and all those who are interested in entrepreneurship , and meet the following criteria . Bizoo Idea Factory is ideal for all entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs with interesting and innovative business idea and want to put on the market test . Through Bizoo Idea Factory selected entrepreneurs will have three types of training , including:
  • Training of creating a business model / Business Model Canvas Training
  • Training validate business ideas / Validation Board Training
  • Training of interviewing clients / Mama Test Training
Bizo Accelerator Program is designed for all newly established companies (startups) and small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) who want to improve their business. Bizo Accelerator program will startups in the program to provide resources such as space , mentors from various fields , helping to create business strategies and help in developing the prototype . Through a partnership with Google Inc. . , Bizo will each startup program provided $ 20,000 in Google services. Bizo Angel Network was formed by leading BiH entrepreneurs whose goal is to detect and investing in new innovative companies with high growth potential . Bizo Angel Network is interested to hear all start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises from all sectors in BiH.

Cross-border cooperation bw Croatia and Montenegro

The aim of the project between Croatia and Montenegro is to create a successful cross-border tourism products, primarily the development of active cross-border “cluster” of tourism entrepreneurs.  In the line with the new trends in tourism, through this project will be introduced innovation in the creation and promotion of tourism products by using ICT technology. Within this framework will be developed fully functional geoportal (web page on GIS platform ) and two mobile applications that will facilitate the gathering of information and improve communication with final beneficiaries. The project aims to establish collaboration between the relevant institutions, organizations, businesses and individuals in the direction of joint action in the field of tourism, protection of natural and cultural heritage, and community development and strengthening of human resources. More information here:‎  

Tender: Croatia – Second Science and Technology Project (STP II)- REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for individual consulting services of Project Assignment Expert

News inserted on 27/03/2014
Country: CROAZIA
tender description
The Republic of Croatia has received 20 million EUR from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) for the implementation of Second Science and Technology Project (STP II). Through the STP II, the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (MSES) has the objectives to (i) improve the capacity of Croatian R&D and innovation institutions to implement Europe 2020 strategy for increased investments in R&D through efficient absorption of EU funds and (ii) develop a pipeline of public and private R&D projects, including research groups, that could qualify for financing through EU structural funds. Within the implementation of STP II, MSES envisages to engage a consultant to act as Project Assignment Expert. The consultant services of Project Assignment Expert would include: developing project assignments for four (4) proposed R&D&I infrastructure projects to be ready for applying to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for financing in the programming period 2014-2020. The Consultant will closely cooperate with appointed MSES team and the beneficiaries to get needed guidance, to define the approach and to facilitate preparation of requested documents. The object of the project assignment is defining the necessary construction documentation in accordance with the Law on Spatial Planning (Official Gazette 153/13), Construction Law (OG 153/13), Law amending the Law on Architectural and Engineering Activities in Spatial Planning and Construction (OG 25/13), other applicable and valid laws and regulations and industry standards. The project assignments should include following elements: the object of the assignment, general information (description of the project, existing documentation (if applicable), current project status), tasks and guidelines for the preparation of project documentation, goals, objectives and expected results, estimation of project documentation value, estimation of cost of works and equipment risk analysis, method of delivery of documents and the deadlines. The Consultant must visit all locations as well as revise all existing project documentation which will be available in Zagreb. The consultant will have to submit completed project assignment (as described in the chapter Scope of work of the TOR) and report for each R & D & I infrastructure project (for all proposed locations). Consultant must prepare detailed schedule of deliverables. The MSES now invites eligible candidates to submit his/her expression of interest, together with the curriculum vitae and requested evidences and references, in English language. Interested Consultants may obtain further information regarding detailed Terms of Reference at the Ministry’s website or at the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Project Implementation Unit, attn. Ms. Vesna Grbac, Donje Svetice 38, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia, Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by e-mail:, tel. +385 1 4594551. Expressions of interest must be delivered to the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Project Implementation Unit, attn. Ms. Vesna Grbac, Donje Svetice 38, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia, or by e-mail: no later than April 4, 2014.
Tender Identification number Proc. Ref.: STPII-CS-26