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As a project partner in the project "Knowhow Communities for Accelerating RTI Transfer in the Danube Region - RTIT>>", the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FEBA) will provide knowledge and competences for the development and pilot testing in Bulgaria of innovative tools and methods for the transfer of scientific research, technology and innovation (RTI).


In today's dynamic economic and geopolitical situation, sustainable, smart, adaptive and energy-optimized materials are of great importance for the digital and green transformation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The new technological challenges and the need for sustainability of the materials used require an increased participation in the transfer of knowledge as a factor to increase the competitiveness of the Danube region and its positioning as a key factor in European value added chains.

The project aims to strengthen the innovation potential of SMEs in the field of new materials by creating a more favourable environment for scientific research, technology transfer and innovation in key technological areas of strategic importance for the Danube region. The implementation of the project activities will contribute to the development of an action plan to accelerate the transfer of scientific research, technology and innovation.

The project consortium consists of 13 organizations from 8 countries:

  1. Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre Tehnopolis, Montenegro
  2. Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia
  3. National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
  4. Foundation for Innovation and Technology Development (INTERA Technology Park), Bosnia and Herzegovina
  5. University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  6. University of Montenegro
  7. Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  8. Bayern Innovativ - Society for Innovation and Knowledge Transfer, Germany
  9. Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria
  10. Applied Research and Communications Fund, Bulgaria
  11. University of Pécs, Hungary
  12. Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Pécs-Baranya, Hungary
  13. Wood K plus, Wood Competence Centre GmbH, Austria

Associate Partners:

  1. Ministry of Economic Development and Tourism of Montenegro
  2. State Finance Institution for Innovations, Ukraine
  3. Charity Foundation “EEN-Ukraine”
  4. National Agency for Research and Development, Moldova
  5. City of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  6. Bavarian Research Alliance GmbH, Germany
  7. National Research, Development and Innovation Office, Hungary
  8. Electric Vehicles Industrial Cluster, Bulgaria
  9. Sofia Tech Park AD, Bulgaria

RTIT>> will last 30 months, starting from January 2024. The project has a total budget of 2,391,220.00 EUR and is financed by Danube Regional Programme 2021-2027.