The ICES project – International Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies – is aimed to provide new capacity of higher education institutions to react to the needs of  the economic development, with new knowledge and skills offered through the creation of the doctoral program in entrepreneurship and innovation; developing a virtual learning platform for entrepreneurial studies, and interdisciplinary and outreaching model of entrepreneurship education (entrepreneurship across campus) at the J.J.  Strossmayer University in Osijek.

Institutions gathered around the realization of the ICES project are: J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Turku School of Economics, University of Durham, University of Klagenfurt, University of Maribor, Center for Entrepreneurship Osijek, Croatia, National Competitiveness Council Croatia, Microsoft Croatia Ltd. And Professor Emeritus Allan Gibb, University of Durham Business School, United Kingdom and Professor Jouko Havunen, University of Vasaa, Finland, as individual experts.

The ICES project implementation approved by Tempus is foreseen for he 2007-2009 period.