Donor: The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance IPA (II)
Partners: City of Sombor, NALED, Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek, Business Incubator BIOS, Local Development Agency of the Town of Belišće
Implementation period: June 2019 - May 2021
The project for establishing and strengthening cooperation between the industry and government - universities - civil society (”quadruple helix”) by establishing two cross-border clusters, has the goal to address common challenges in strengthening the potentials for growth, employment and innovations of local small and medium enterprises. Two clusters, one in the sector of agriculture and new technologies in agriculture in Sombor, and the other one in the paper and mechanical engineering sector in Belišće, were established for the purpose of better transfer of knowledge, skills and to encourage cooperation between the SMEs, regional institutions and organizations to remove the obstacles for production, research and development, marketing and to improve overall competitiveness.
Goals and activities
The project goal is to strengthen competitiveness and cross-border cooperation of industry, government, educational institutions and civil society in the West Bačka district and Osječko-Baranjska county, through strengthening and establishment of two cross-border clusters managed by business support institutions of the cities of Sombor and Belišće.