Community Initiative INTERREG III A

Neighbourhood Programme Slovenia – Croatia – Hungary 2004 –2006
Project acronym: CrosboR&D

Project goals (general):

  • Encourage transfer of technologies, innovations and results from academic environment to small and medium-sized companies
  • Increase competitiveness of  companies in the region (Osijek–Baranja County and Međimurje County)
  • Improve collaboration between companies and regional institutions for fostering entrepreneurship
  • Create a cross border network between universities in Maribor, Osijek and Pecs and the institutions for fostering development of small and medium-sized companies

Project partners:

  1. Institute for Entrepreneurship Research from Maribor (IRP)
  2. University of  Pecs
  3. Centre for Entrepreneurship Osijek

Institute for Entrepreneurship Research from Maribor is the leading partner.

Partners in Croatia:

  •  J.J. Strossmayer University in Osijek, Faculty of Economics in Osijek, Graduate Program in Entrepreneurship
  • Business Incubator BIOS d.o.o.

Specific goals of the project:

  • Identification of academic R&D departments and their research results within universities
  • Evaluation of openness of small and medium-sized companies towards innovations and transfer of results of R&D
  • Creation of a we portal and a cross border catalogue of all R&D departments (units) and tools for presentation of interest and needs of small and medium-sized companies
  • Promotion and encouragement of collaboration between small and medium-sized companies and R&D departments through special events, services and trainings
  •  Connection of supply and demand in the market for results of R&D research through collaboration with consultants