Business Center Bar

BSC Bar is currently implementing the following projects:
  • IDEA Lab- Project financed through Life Long Learning programming funds
  • SIVA – project financed through SEE program
  • Empowered Women – Richer Society- Project financed by American Embassy in Montenegro
  • Entrepreneurship Endeavors – Project financed by American Embassy in Montenegro
www.bscbar.org/

Calls from H2020

WATER INNOVATION: BOOSTING ITS VALUE FOR EUROPE

H2020-WATER-2015-two-stageSub call of: H2020-WATER-2014-2015
Publication date 2013-12-11 Deadline Date 2014-10-16 +17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Stage 2 2015-03-10 +17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Budget €75,000,000 Main Pillar Societal Challenges
Status Open OJ reference OJ C 361 of 11.12.2013
 

GROWING A LOW CARBON, RESOURCE EFFICIENT ECONOMY WITH A SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY OF RAW MATERIALS

H2020-SC5-2015-two-stageSub call of: H2020-SC5-2014-2015
Publication date 2013-12-11 Deadline Date 2014-10-16 +17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Stage 2 2015-03-10 +17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Budget €50,000,000 Main Pillar Societal Challenges
Status Open OJ reference OJ C361 of 11 December 2013
 

Information Technology Cluster Istria and Međimurje IT Cluster signed the Agreement on Cooperation

The Agreement on Cooperation between Information Technology Cluster Istria and Međimurje IT Cluster was signed in the Technology Incubator of the Istrian Development Agency (IDA) Ltd. on May 7, 2014. The agreement was signed by the President of the ITC Istria Emanuel Blagonić and Andjelko Vukoja, cluster manager of the Međimurje IT Cluster. The agreement defined the establishment and development of a more lasting business and development cooperation, especially in terms of providing professional, business and organizational services – in order to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the ITC Istria and the Međimurje IT Cluster. In addition, the Agreement defined the responsibilities concerning the joint development and research projects within the available EU programs (i.e. development of the new innovative products and solutions, increasing the competitiveness of the ICT sector, as well as of the region as a whole – by associating different technology and professional competences); the increase of productivity and resource allocation; the improvement of accessing market and technological information, networking; achieving the recognition and attractiveness for foreign investors (FDI) and the stimulation of export. Also, the agreement is supposed to boost the cooperation in the development of human resources, provide more effective lobbying and gaining of public support, as well as providing a common approach to domestic and international sources of financing, and joint marketing and promotional activities. After the signing of the Agreement, Andjelko Vukoja held a workshop “Clusters – alliance to success”. He introduced the term cluster, talked about the formation of clusters and benefits of associating in clusters, and he also explained why companies join in clusters in the first place, as well as the stages of the process.

Developing Region through Collaboration

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Istrian development agency (IDA) has organized, in the frameork of the project NEXT, Local Working Group targeting Policy makers, universities and centers for research and technology transfer. The meeting took place on the 26th May 2014 in Pula. The activities presented during the meeting aim at supporting universities and CRTT to build relationships with the local communities located in the Adriatic basin. The event will constitute an opportunity to learn about the project and the opportunities it provides to the CRTT cited in the Region of Istria; besides, it will be an important occasion for starting dialogue and gather feedback, expectations and needs from the innovation actors to which NEXT intends to respond. The objective of NEXT project is the set up of a collaborative platform that supports the ‘innovation and technology transfer in the countries of the Adriatic’, through the creation of : • a virtual space of integration and cooperation (online platform) for sharing information and for access to common services for matching supply / demand for R & I in the leading sectors of the territories involved; • an orientation for the design of strategies for projects development, provided to the actors involved (companies, universities, research centers) in order to integrate and capitalize knowledge and encourage the transfer of technology, particularly in the areas of specialization of the Adriatic –Ionian Region.

Startup Europe Partnership

SEPEuropean Commissioner for Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, recently did present the Startup Europe Partnership (SEP), a project supporting the new start up internationalization. Mind the Bridge (a no profit operating through Italy and S. Francisco) manages the project with NESTA, a british foundation. Prestigious institutions support the project, such as IE Business School, HIIG Berlin, Cambridge University e European Investment Banking Group. The main axes of the initiative are three: Matching, international meetings in the main european towns; Sharing, best practices collected at the international level; Mapping, a database collecting the most “scaling up” companies. SEP has published the first report: more than one thousand European startups have secured an investment of more than 1 Mn $ in the last three years.
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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.
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Report form IV International Stock of entrepreneurial ideas

 

 IV International Stock of Entrepreneurial Ideas

  On Europe Day – 9th May, UDG was traditionally organized International Stock of Entrepreneurial Ideas, fourth in a row. The goal of the International Stock is to foster the development of entrepreneurship, and business ideas, first of all, of high school and university students from Montenegro and the region. International Stock of Entrepreneurial Ideas sends a message of awakening the entrepreneurial skills of students and young people in Montenegro. The International Stock brought together representatives of 30 of the most successful Montenegrin companies that, as a “demand” sides, bought up the ideas of young entrepreneurs. The International Stock is an event where high school and university students present their business ideas (“offer ideas”). This year 92 ideas were reported. The ideas are processed in accordance with the methodology established by UDG. The organizer has performed a preliminary selection of the applicants’ ideas and chose top 10. Accepted business ideas were presented at business ideas ranking, and according to the Rules and regulations of the business ideas ranking on the International Stock, they had the opportunity to be presented to “demand” sides. The ideas that did not qualify among top 10 are presented in the special edition of “The Book of Ideas” and presented companies had the opportunity to make a bid   for these ideas, too. All these ideas represent “Offers” at the stock market. The presentation of the IPA Adriatic project, NEXT Collaborative platform to support research and technology transfer was held within The IV International Stock. The presentation introduced the goal of the project, the establishment of an international web platform that will enable communication between business and the research sector in the Mediterranean region, as well as future activities.  Bearing in mind that the participants of the stock, “demand”  sides, are Montenegro’s largest companies (which employ 11 000 people in Montenegro), and that on the “offers” side were faculties  from the region, the sole aim of the project is practically displayed here. All participants received a booklet of project. This event has taken on a regional and even European character, and  this year turnover at INTERNATIONAL STOCK OF ENTREPRENEURIAL IDEAS has reached 25,000.00 EUR.  The participation of sponsors and leading companies from Montenegro is an additional guarantee for the development vision of the event. You can find detailed report in attachment.  

Marche Regional Authority – Innovation, Research and Competitivness of productive sectors Unit – Lead Partner Next

imageInnovation, Research and Competitiveness of productive sectors Unit (I&R Unit) is one of the 6 units of the Industry and Craftsman Department of the Marche Region. It is composed of 7 internal staff members. Regarding the drafting and implementing of CB projects, the Unit can be supported by the regional development agency “SVIM”. This is a company (100% share owned by Marche Region) with a total staff structure of about 25 members covering all phases of project cycle. Both the Unit and SVIM headquarters are well equipped with all the office and web tools necessary for the successful CB projects implementation and joint partnership coordination. In the last 3 years, the I&R Unit has injected in the regional economic tissue about 100 ml Euro from EU and State funds stimulating private investments (for about 300 ml Euro) in research, technological transfer, innovative practice, creation of spin-off, etc. to increase regional enterprises international competiveness.