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INOVO: Development by doingInnovation Centre in Zenica

INOVO – Institutional capacity development of the three innovation centres and research sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The overall objective as per ToR:

“... to improve the competitiveness and productivity of the scientific community and economic impact of BiH to be able to participate more actively in the European research area and to be more involved in international scientific cooperation through the FP7, COST and EUREKA programmes.”

INOVO project. Component 1 Innovation system development

Overall goal (from ToR):

To strengthen the innovation system of BiH, notably through support to and development of activities of three innovation centres (Banja Luka, Zenica and Mostar)...

Objective: To develop the capacities and services of the three innovation centres, in Banja Luka, Zenica and Mostar

Approach: Assistance in development of skills and competences, involving them in all our support and training activities, to benefit from learning-by-doing approach

Area (direction )1: Innovation management and technology advisory services

Development of ?


1.1 Institutional capacities of three ICs (strategy planning, build-up of services, toolboxes)

1.2 Individual capacities of 3 innovation centres’ staff (training

1.3 Innovation advisory network

1.4 International cooperation of ICs

Strategy business plan

Business toolbox

Innovation potential study


12 months, Jan 2013-Dec 2013

Cooperation action plan

Promotion and visibility

Advisory network plan

Foreign experience (Study visit)

Area 2: (Organisation of ) Innovation management promotion (events)

Development of ?


2.1 Event and communication planning

2.2 Events organisation

2.3 Media promotion

Events for business (no=?)

Events for young


14 months, Jan 2013-Mar 2014

Communication strategy

Raised awareness

Media appearances

Area 3: Cooperation between university faculties, laboratories and the business sector

Development of ?


3.1 Identification of opportunities for industry-academia partnerships

3.2 Support to creation of triple-helix partnerships

3.3 Identification of needs for new teaching curricula

Technology Priority areas (1 or 2)

Potentials study

13 months, Jan 2013-Jan 2014

Working group

Innovation partnership (with project pipeline

New curricula concept

Area 4: Promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship among students and lecturers/researchers

Development of ?


4.1 Learning forums for academia

4.2 Entrepreneurship days, webcorner, etc.

8 months, Mar 2013-Oct 2013

Working group

New forum concept

Area 5: Innovative and entrepreneurial activities with students

Development of ?

Sub-areas (co-related with Area 4)

5.1 Organising promotion and support:

E.g. Mentoring system, IC and university joint programmes, business idea competitions) busineee.

Mentoring system

4 months, Apr 2013-Jul 2013

Joint programme

Working group

Business idea competition

Area 6: Use of ICT

Development of ?


6.1 Study group for ICT in RTDI sector (joint for ICs)

6.2 Promotion actions

Advisory guidebook

4 months, Jun 2013-Mar 2014

Joint working/study group

Promotion campaign

Area 7: Promotion of international cooperation (together with NCP network)

Development of ?


7.1 promotion (jointly with NCPs)

7.2. Project idea devlopment (jointly with NCPs)

9 months, Jul 2013-Mar 2014

Sectoral project idea campaigns launched

Interactive workshops

Area 8: Social dialog on RTDI policies/strategies

Development of ?

Sub-areas (correlated to Area 2-3)

8.1 Dialog initiation (jointly with public authorities and business

8.2. Additionally, technology foresight development

11 months, Mar 2013-Jan 2014

Sectoral tech foresight

Interactive roundtables

Area 9: Innovation financing advisory

Development of ?


9.1 Guidance on VC funds leading to

9.2. VC advisory services

9 months, Jun 2013-Mar 2014

Usage of special ICT tools

Guidebook on VC funds

Guidelines on advisory

Expected results. 1

  • Centres to be fully functional based on approved strategic business plans and studies of further centres development and strengthening and providing a core set of services on a regional or thematic basis; At least three ‘innovation partnerships’, on a regional or thematic basis, established, based on a triple-helix partnership between public-higher education/research institutes and business sector.

  • Centres are recognized by relevant stakeholders as applying the best practice of research and innovation centres concept in BiH.

Expected results. 2

  • Innovation-based entrepreneurship development encouraged.

  • Established more viable channels for cooperation between European and BiH business sector in the field of technology transfer and concrete business initiatives.

  • Increased innovation support system structure throughout strengthening framework for encouraging development of innovative entrepreneurs and academic researchers (start-up’s & spin-off’s), particularly throughout promotion of best applied practices.

Expected results. 3

  • Increased operational capacities of innovation centres concerning capability to provide multi-layered business services, set to serve continuous improvement (technology transfer) and added value creation (research results valorisation).

  • Increased operational capacities of innovation centres throughout introduction of new resources for intellectual property protection as applied development support mechanisms

  • Measures for promotion of women in science developed

Thank you for attention!

Project team:

Dr Kastytis Gečas, Team Leader,

[email protected] ([email protected])

Dr Rein Ruubel, Key Expert 2,

[email protected] ([email protected])

Dr Maja Bučar, Key Expert 3,

[email protected] ([email protected])

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