Enhancing capacities for technology transfer, company building and innovations in the field of ICT


Interreg Programme Danube Region / Co-funded by the European Union
Digital Technologies

01.01.2024 - 30.06.2026

  • A more competitive and smarter Danube region
  • Enhancing innovation and technology transfer in Danube region

The ambition of the project is to reduce the innovation gap and enhance the capacities for technology and knowledge transfer in the field of ICT in nine countries of the Danube region. This project addresses the lack of synergies, cooperation and exchange among knowledge transfer and innovation stakeholders and insufficient business support services for SMEs in the Danube region. Solving these problems is essential for effective valorisation of research results coming from higher education and public research organisations (HEIs/PROs) and also for SMEs' ability to develop products and services with high added value. Our focus is predominantly on providing support to HEIs/PROs for successful technology uptake and spin-off/start-up building. Within the project, we will develop Guidelines for effective technology transfer and commercialisation and organise technology transfer workshops for HEI/PRO's management. We will also prepare Methodology for selection and assessment of technologies for incubation/acceleration and build a Transnational incubation and acceleration programme for ICT: Danube Digital Accelerator and pilot it with 30 ICT technologies coming from HEIs/PROs. The project also simplifies access to transnational resources for innovations for SMEs. The offer provided by EDIHs and EENs in the Danube region will be presented in one place and promoted towards SMEs through a digital tool (EXPERTS.AI platform developed by one of the project partners). To encourage thematically focused transnational RDI networking between HEIs/PROs and companies, we will develop interactive online and offline networking formats and create a toolkit for organizers of these events.

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European Commission
  • Babes-Bolyai University
  • Cluj IT Association
  • Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar
  • Foundation for Innovation and Technology Development-INTERA Technology Park
  • G-Force
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center Tehnopolis
  • Innovation Centre of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade
  • International Research and Training Center for Information Technologies and Systems
  • Knowledge Network Ltd.
  • Ruder Boskovic Institute
  • Slovak Alliance for Innovation Economy
  • Ukrainian Catholic University