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Workshop on Investment Vehicles and Financial Instruments supporting Technology Transfer and Innovation

Mar 01 2017
Mar 02 2017

The JRC is organising a workshop which will focus on financial instruments as support to innovation and tech transfer projects in the Western Balkans countries and, in general, in the Danube region. The event will take place on the 1st and 2nd March in Belgrade (Serbia).

The objectives of the workshop are to identify existing financial instruments that support innovation and technology transfer activities in the region, explore where the evident gaps exist and explore ways to address currently unmet demand using synergistic solutions. The workshop also aims to strengthen and cement an emerging community of practice on these issues that should help to maximise the impact of innovation on regional development.

This is one of the first follow-up activities of the Macro-Regional Innovation Week held in Trieste, 26-30 September 2016.

Due to a high number of participants, registration is now closed.

Programme & Media


Video recording of the 1st March sessions

Photos on the official Facebook page of the Centre for Technology Transfer, University of Belgrade


Speaker Presentations - All Documents

1 march 2017 - University of Belgrade, Solemn hall

Clément Brenot, Project Manager, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

/jrc/en/file/document/171624Access to finance & innovation in the Western Balkans: findings from the small business act assessments

Giovanni Nicola Pes, Deputy Secretary General of the Italian National Government Agency for Microcredit

/jrc/en/file/document/171625The Italian Government Agency for Microcredit: an innovative sustainable model

Lisa Cowey, Key Expert for Technology Transfer. Project "Capacity Building for Technology Transfer for the Western Balkans –EU4Tech" (Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations)

/jrc/en/file/document/171626Issues in IP ownership: 'Rights and Responsabilities' vs 'Terms and Conditions'

Patrick McCutcheon, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

/jrc/en/file/document/171627European Commission initiatives on technology transfer and SMEs

Jean-Luc Revereault, Head of Strategy, Advisory Services Department, European Investment Bank (EIB)

/jrc/en/file/document/171628The EIB Group experience and expertise

Dragan Šoljan, Advisor, Western Balkan Enterprise Development & Innovation Facility (WB EDIF), European Investment Bank (EIB)

/jrc/en/file/document/171629Support Services Pillar

Andrea Bua, Head of Unit, Financial Instruments Adriatic Sea Department, European Investment Bank (EIB)

/jrc/en/file/document/171630The EIB, financial instruments and innovation

Piyush Unalkat, Head of Technology Transfer Investments, European Investment Fund (EIF)

/jrc/en/file/document/171631Investment Vehicles & Financial Instruments Supporting TT & Innovation

Marco Giuliani, Mandate Manager, European Investment Fund (EIF)

/jrc/en/file/document/171632What is WB EDIF?

Paolo Guilherme Correa, Practice Manager, Trade and Competitiveness, World Bank

/jrc/en/file/document/171633The World Bank experience on research & innovation in the Western Balkans


2 march 2017 - Belgrade, Science and Technology Park

Gordana Danilović Grković, Director, Science and Technology Park of Belgrade

/jrc/en/file/document/171623Science Technology Park Belgrade

Stephen Taylor, Director of Marketing, Communications and Business Development, AREA Science Park

/jrc/en/file/document/171635SiS FVG - Scientific & Innovation System of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

Nedeljko Milosavljević, TTO Director, University of Belgrade, Serbia

/jrc/en/file/document/171636Investment Vehicles and Financial Instruments supporting TT and Innovation

Anwar Aridi, Innovation Specialist, World Bank

/jrc/en/file/document/171637Technology Transfer: Instruments and market-based incentives

Ljiljana Ršumović, Project Coordinator, Science and Technology Park of Belgrade

/jrc/en/file/document/171638Facilitating industry-academia collaboration

Blagoy Stamenov, Policy Analyst, Knowledge for Finance, Innovation & Growth Unit, Joint Research Centre European Commission

/jrc/en/file/document/171639Improving access to finance: which schemes best support the emergence of high-growth innovative enterprises?

Ivan Rakonjac, Interim Managing Director, Innovation Fund, Serbia

/jrc/en/file/document/171640Innovation Fund of the Republic of Serbia - Supporting companies to foster innovation

Aleksandar Tasev, Managing Director, Balkan Unlimited Foundation

/jrc/en/file/document/171641Investment Vehicles and Financial Instruments supporting TT and Innovation

Jasmina Popovska, Director, State Fund for Innovation and Technological Development, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

/jrc/en/file/document/171642Financial support instruments for innovation: the case of Macedonia. Fund for Innovation and Technology Development (FITD)

Mariyana Hamanova, Co-Founder and Director Cleantech Bulgaria

/jrc/en/file/document/171643Investment Vehicles and Financial Instruments supporting TT and Innovation

Luigi Amati, President, CEO & Co-Founder of META

/jrc/en/file/document/171644Setting up and managing investment vehicles and financial instruments supporting TT and Innovation