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Enhancing innovation management capacity of SMEs in Republika Srpska

Objective

Republika Srpska is one of two constitutive entities within the Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is autonomous in area of economic development. In order to provide stronger support to development of business sector (in particular the SMEs, that account for 99,8% of all businesses in RS), RS has decided to apply for the membership in the EUNORS (EEN RS) will provide SMEs with opportunities to explore their development and innovation potential in cooperation with partners from other EEN countries. EUNORS will strengthen regional cooperation (SEE and EU), and strengthen cluster development.
EUNORS will cooperate with RS stakeholders and other institutions providing SME support services.
The project aims are supporting SMEs on knowledge bases to bring their ideas to the market and scale up business by developing a innovation structure and implementing to it action plan. The n innovative SMEs will foster interaction among the SMEs actors and ultimately support European countries to gain state of the art technical knowledge and achieve the ability needed to drive innovation to the market Enhanced growth and profitability of 48 SMEs in RS through provision of specialized innovation support services within EUNORS network.
Specific objectives:
• Enhanced innovation management capacity of 48 companies within 24 months in Republika Srpska.
• Provide key account management support for 8 successful applicants of SME Instrument
• Build capacity of 8 experts form Consortium member organizations to handle innovation management capacity assessment and innovation support services provision
The implementation of this innovation action will give an SMEs performance model in the knowledge based society and will have a great impact in developing the Republika Srpska SMEs culture where there is a need to foster SMEs through strengthening innovation capacities and start up acceleration programmes.

Coordinator

DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA
Net EU contribution
€ 4 256,00
Address
Ul Save Mrkalja 16
78000 Banja Luka
Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 064,00

Participants (4)

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY OF REPUBLIKA SRPSKA
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Net EU contribution
€ 2 523,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 630,75
UNIVERZITET U BANJOJ LUCI
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Net EU contribution
€ 5 597,00
Address
Bulevar Vojvode Petra Bojovica 1 A
78000 Banja Luka

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 399,25
UNIVERZITET U ISTOCNOM SARAJEVU
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Net EU contribution
€ 5 597,00
Address
Vuka Karadzica 30
71123 Istocno Sarajevo

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 399,25
FOUNDATION INNOVATION CENTRE BANJA LUKA
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Net EU contribution
€ 2 079,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 519,75