EU funded projects in BiH

Modern Economy through New Technology-Oriented Research, Phase II (MENTOR II)

PROJECT DETAILS

Sectors Competitiveness and innovation, Regional and territorial cooperation
EU Acquis chapters
Programme Funding Year 2011
Value €499,779
Periods of implementation 2014
Locations BANOVIĆI, GRAČANICA, GRADAČAC, KALESIJA, KLADANJ, LUKAVAC, SREBRENIK, TUZLA, ŽIVINICE, ČELIĆ, DOBOJ-ISTOK, SAPNA, TEOČAK, BANJA LUKA, BIJELJINA, BILEĆA, KOZARSKA DUBICA, GRADIŠKA, BROD, NOVI GRAD, ŠAMAC, BRATUNAC, ČAJNIČE, ČELINAC, DERVENTA, DOBOJ, GACKO, HAN PIJESAK, KALINOVIK, KOTOR VAROŠ, LAKTAŠI, LOPARE, LJUBINJE, MODRIČA, MRKONJIĆ GRAD, NEVESINJE, PRIJEDOR, PRNJAVOR, ROGATICA, RUDO, KNEŽEVO, SOKOLAC, SRBAC, SREBRENICA, ŠEKOVIĆI, ŠIPOVO, TESLIĆ, TREBINJE, UGLJEVIK, VIŠEGRAD, VLASENICA, ZVORNIK, SARAJEVO-CENTAR, HADŽIĆI, ILIDŽA, ILIJAŠ, SARAJEVO-NOVI GRAD, NOVO SARAJEVO, SARAJEVO-STARI GRAD, TRNOVO (FBiH), VOGOŠĆA, GRUDE, ŠIROKI BRIJEG, LJUBUŠKI, POSUŠJE, ČAPLJINA, ČITLUK, JABLANICA, KONJIC, NEUM, PROZOR, STOLAC, RAVNO, ODŽAK, ORAŠJE, DOMALJEVAC-ŠAMAC, BIHAĆ, BOSANSKA KRUPA, BOSANSKI PETROVAC, CAZIN, KLJUČ, SANSKI MOST, VELIKA KLADUŠA, BUŽIM, BOSANSKO GRAHOVO, TOMISLAVGRAD, GLAMOČ, KUPRES, LIVNO, DRVAR, BUGOJNO, BUSOVAČA, DONJI VAKUF, FOJNICA, GORNJI VAKUF - USKOPLJE, JAJCE, KISELJAK, KREŠEVO, NOVI TRAVNIK, TRAVNIK, VITEZ, DOBRETIĆI, FOČA - USTIKOLINA, GORAŽDE, PALE - PRAČA, FOČA, BREZA, KAKANJ, MAGLAJ, OLOVO, TEŠANJ, VAREŠ, VISOKO, ZAVIDOVIĆI, ZENICA, ŽEPČE, DOBOJ - JUG, USORA, PALE, BRČKO, BERKOVIĆI, NOVO GORAŽDE, DONJI ŽABAR, ISTOČNA ILIDŽA, ISTOČNI DRVAR, ISTOČNI MOSTAR, ISTOČNI STARI GRAD, ISTOČNO NOVO SARAJEVO, JEZERO, KOSTAJNICA, KRUPA NA UNI, KUPRES (RS), MILIĆI, MOSTAR, OSMACI, OŠTRA LUKA, PELAGIĆEVO, PETROVAC, PETROVO, RIBNIK, STANARI, TRNOVO (RS), VUKOSAVLJE

SUMMARY

The project is part of the 5.2 million EUR worth IPA 2011 grant support to the local economic development in BiH which stimulates growth and jobs creation through the enhanced local partnerships and provision of business infrastructure and services. Specifically, the project should improve competitiveness and innovativeness of the BiH wood processing and joinery SMEs by introducing the EU standards that will contribute to the energy efficiency and environmental protection in this sector. This project is a continuation of the past IPA 2008 assistance provided by "MENTOR I" which supported establishment of Furniture Testing Laboratory (LIND) in Zenica Business Zone. The follow up assistance to the quality infrastructure will provide a further specialisation of LIND laboratory for the testing of final joinery products in accordance with General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) 2001/95/EC and new legislative framework (NLF). As a result, at least 20 SMEs are expected to introduce the standards required for export of their products. Importantly, increased export and production should create some 50 new jobs in the wood processing/joinery sector by the end of the project. The project will also establish a so called “Impulse Technology Centre” at Technology Park Zenica which will be equipped with ICT for innovation and knowledge transfer in wood processing. More information available on project web site: http://www.zeda.ba/category/mentor2/

RESULTS

1. Joinery Laboratory reconstructed, equipped and staffed. 2. Joinery Laboratory is tested in proficiency in accordance with internationally recognized standard EN ISO / IEC 17025 and provides services to SMEs country-wide (cca 1500 SME in wood processing and joinery in BiH). 3. At least 90% of SMEs in wood processing and joinery sector informed about the joinery laboratory and its services, of which at least 11 registered joinery SMEs have received free-of-charge joinery testing and minimum 8 SMEs visited internationally recognised laboratory 4. Policy recommendations for wood processing sector prepared and presented through the functional public-private dialogue. 5. “Impulse Technology Centre” established and join the students, engineers, academia and entrepreneurs for innovative approaches to development of new joinery products.