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Development of Innovative Business Parks to Foster Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the SEE Area
The SEE area has a low performance with respect to R&D, innovative activity and thus of competitiveness. Therefore it is crucial to establish frameworks to motivate SMEs for innovation activities, to bring them closer to R&D activities and to provide a favourable environment for them. As a response to that, many national and regional innovation policies in the SEE area aims to develop innovative business parks. However, the effectiveness of attempts to create or further develop such entity varies. Coordination, cooperation, flow of information, transfer of knowledge and best practice among existing business parks are non existing. Joint programmes or projects which strengthen cohesion within the SEE area to achieve a critical mass and international visibility are not in place. There is lack of standards which could serve as guidelines for establishing and further developing innovative business parks and its services in an efficient and effective manner. The main objective of FIDIBE is to develop standards, provide mechanisms of cooperation and exchange of experience, demonstrate best practice in the area of Business Park development. Main outputs and results are: the Manual of Business Innovation Park, which can be used as a guide to establish new and further develop existing parks, regional analyses and feasibility studies of the foundation of new parks or of the enhancement of old parks coupled with the in-depth analysis of needs of SMEs, forums for exchange of best practice, knowledge and experience in the framework of training, study tour, international seminar and final conference. The Partnership will use a wide range of instruments internet, brochures, media, regional and international events - to communicate and disseminate the results of the project no
Call: 1
Priority: Facilitation of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Area of intervention: Develop the enabling environment for innovative entrepreneurship
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Project budget:
  • Overall project budget: 2.220.000,00 €
  • ERDF contribution: 1.887.000,00 €
  • IPA contribution: 0,00 €
  • ENPI contribution: 0,00 €
Project start date / end date:
2009-03 / 2011-08