The Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia, the European Commission (Joint Research Centre) together with the EU Funded ‘EU4TECH Western Balkans’ project announce a joint regional conference
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia, the European Commission (Joint Research Centre) together with the EU Funded ‘EU4TECH Western Balkans’ project announce a joint regional conference to unveil Serbia’s Smart Specialisation Strategy and explore the role of incubators, accelerators, S&T Parks and financial instruments in delivering sector specific support to start-ups and SMEs.
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Location: Science Technology Park Belgrade, Serbia
Organised by: EU4TECH Western Balkans, European Commission and the Ministry for Education, Science and Technology Development of Serbia.
Objectives of the meeting
- Day 1 (October 15, 2019): To present and discuss the draft of Serbia’s Smart Specialisation Strategy (4S), resulting from a country-wide Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (EDP), with representatives from other countries – in particular from the other Western Balkan economies which are following suit – and learn from the experience of other European regions that are more advanced in implementing Smart Specialisation.
- Day 2 (October 16, 2019): To promote a dialogue and EU Good Practice examples of how science parks, incubators, accelerators and funding instruments in the Western Balkans region and in the neighbouring EP countries can be developed to have a sector specific nature, in order to play an active and key role in supporting emerging ‘Smart Specialisation’ priorities. To bring together key players from the target countries and promote possible future sector focused partnerships, twinning and soft-landing. To share experience in how sector specific funding instruments can be used to align with national and emerging S3 priorities.
Target number of participants
150 (In order to be admitted to the conference, we require all interested applicants to complete the registration form. Participation will be subject to space availability)
Travel and subsistence support
Invited speakers will have all their travel and subsistence costs covered.
Depending on background, affiliation and country of origin, other participants may be eligible to obtain financial support to cover the costs of attending this workshop. Nationals from the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Israel, Kosovo*, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine, Republic of North Macedonia, Tunisia andTurkey may apply for waiving accommodation and travel costs which will be covered by the JRC. The applications will be assessed on the basis of motivation, background, geographical balance and organisation. Please note that the JRC may give priority to the nationals whose actual residence is in these countries. However, given budget restrictions, this will be granted on a case by case basis and those concerned will be notified with the acceptance letter. Participants who are eligible for reimbursement need to register using the form below before September 15, 2019.
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