The rising population and associated demand for renewable biological resources make Bioeconomy a key element for smart and green growth in Europe and the Danube Region. Successful development of innovative services and new products in this field highly depend on an efficient collaboration between research organizations and regional companies.
For this reason, Made in Danube improved the conditions for this cooperation by developing innovation tools which matched the needs of companies with the expertise of research organizations, by integrating three existing regional initiatives:
- Smart and innovative precision farming (Nitra, Slovakia)
- Competence Center in Wood Sector (Vukovar, Croatia)
- Biofuel (Novi Sad, Serbia)
Made in Danube developed tools and built 15 sustainable bioeconomy-based innovation partnerships involving 40 regional companies. This way Made in Danube did not only contribute to the competitiveness of SMEs in the South-Eastern Danube Region, but also generated significant change for the entire area by supporting regional Smart Specialisation Strategies.
Implementation period: 01/01/2017 – 30/06/2019
Partners: 18 partners from 10 countries
One of the Hungarian partners of the project is the Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research.
This project was co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA).
Project website: http://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/made-in-danube
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Katalin KÁLAI project manager