Improving the enabling environment and public awareness for innovation in the So uth-East-European food sector through transnational collaboration
|Sectors||Regional and territorial cooperation|
|EU Acquis chapters||Other issues|
|Programme Funding Year||2008|
|Periods of implementation||2012|
|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|
The project aimed to improve the enabling environment for food innovation by capacity building of the supporting institutional framework and by promotion of public awareness on benefits of innovation in the food sector through transnational collaboration. The focus in project implementation was given to develoment of national innovation strategies following a common framework for improving the competitiveness of food sector, particularly SMEs, to foster the economic growth of SEE, creation of jobs and ensure sustainable development, improvement of coordination mechanism of efforts for enhancing innovation through new approach of collaboration of governance institutions and other stakeholders within the NFTPs, exploiting the potential in transnational collaboration of NFTPs, development of skills of SEE institutions in using effective tools to foster innovation: food chain management, transdisciplinary collaboration with ICT sector, knowledge transfer and practices of using industry panels, based on collective learning and shared costs, promotion of use of the ICT based tools for fostering innovation, development of pilot systems for institutions for provision of collective innovation support services for food SMEs, improvement and recognition of food innovation and entrepreneurship by the public through delivering a campaign and access to young people to encourage them to join the food sector and develop entrepreneurial spirit, dissemination of results to a wider community and also beyond the food sector, integration of non-EU countries into the development of SEE, establishment of an SEE regional forum for concerting efforts and sharing successful approaches of different types of food innovation supporting, research and education institutions and organisations
Innovation Strategy of B&H for Food Sector 2012-2020; Established SEE forum; Analysis of environment of innovation; Guide “Big Blue Book” (providing examples of good practice from the food industry); National campaign promoting the food sector and innovation; Capacity building trainings and courses on Food Chain Management, ICT Solutions, Knowledge Transfer.