Enhancing SME competitiveness and collaboration activities in the field of bio-economy in the Danube Region

INTERREG Project, Made in Danube

The rising population and associated demand for renewable biological resources make bio-economy a key element for smart and green growth in Europe. However, the Danube region is still lagging behind in its uptake which makes the innovation capabilities of the region's SMEs in the field of bio-economy a major territorial challenge.

The development of new products and innovative services by companies, especially SMEs, requires access to scientific and applied research knowledge combined with innovation expertise. The collaboration between research organisations (RTO) and companies is crucial.
The project Made in Danube, coordinated by Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ), will improve the conditions for this collaboration by developing open innovation tools which will match the needs of companies with the expertise of research organisations. 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 will further implement the developed tools and build 15 sustainable bioeconomy-based innovation partnerships involving 40 companies at Danube level. This way the project will not only contribute to the competitiveness of SMEs in the South-Eastern Danube region but also generate significant change for the entire region by supporting regional Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3).
The consortium encompasses 15 partners and 3 Associated Strategic Partners 
Project duration: 01/2017 – 06/2019
Countries involved: Germany, Croatia, Romania, Austria, Hungary Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Ukraine, Moldova
Project Co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA)

Link: www.interreg-danube.eu/made-in-danube

Contact: Gabriel Vladut
e-mail address: office@ipacv.ro
tel: +40-251-412290


  Poster A1

Workshop: Bioeconomy in Oltenia Region, April, 27, 2017, IPA CIFATT Craiova, Stefan cel Mare street no 12

Institutul Naţional de Cercetare – Dezvoltare pentru Chimie și Petrochimie din București, împreună cu membrii consorțiului și organizatorul local IPA CIFATT Craiova, au plăcerea de a vă invita să participaţi la dezbaterea documentelor referitoare la direcțiile strategice și obiectivele de dezvoltare a bioeconomiei în România, elaborate în cadrul proiectului:  „Cercetari privind identificarea priorităților de dezvoltare a bioeconomiei în România pentru perioada 2016-2030”, finanțat din Bugetul de Stat prin Ministerul Cercetării și Inovării – autoritate de stat pentru cercetare ştiinţifică, dezvoltare tehnologică şi inovare, Plan sectorial.

  Made in Danube_Presentation
  Event report - 27 April 2017

Training - Technology Broker, 3-5 May and evaluation on 8 May 2017, Bucharest

On 3-5 May 2017, IPA CIFATT Craiova, organized training, Technology Broker for the personnel from Technology Transfer Centre of National Institute of Biological Science, Bucharest.

During this training was presented the INTERREG Project, Made in Danube “Enhancing SME competitiveness and collaboration activities in the field of bio-economy in the Danube Region”. Some case studies was provided.
  Event report - 3-5 May 2017 - Technology Broker