EU Science Hub

Investment Readiness of Innovation Projects in South East Europe

Jul 04 2018
Jul 05 2018

The workshop is organised by the European Commission (DG JRC) in collaboration with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture of Zagreb University, the Centre for Technology Transfer Ltd. and the Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovation and Investments (HAMAG-BICRO).

The event will explore the support mechanisms required for innovations to grow and scale up in South Eastern Europe and develop bankable projects.

/jrc/en/file/document/175255Draft Agenda


The main focus of this workshop is to exchange best practices in supporting investment readiness for technology-based scale-ups and start-ups in South East Europe and the Western Balkans and understand the requirements for developing bankable projects. Policy initiatives, implementation processes, instruments and capacity building activities will be presented, as well as first-hand experiences and case studies from across the region and beyond.

The conclusions of this event are expected to feed into broader political developments, and to contribute to existing and tailor-made instruments that can wider support innovative companies in the area.


Apply to participate

This two day workshop envisages bringing together innovation practitioners and decision-makers with an interest in supporting scale-ups and start-ups, and regional stakeholders from EU member states, enlargement and neighbourhood countries in South East Europe.

Attendance to the event is by invitation only. If you wish to participate you are encouraged to submit an expression of interest (deadline 8/06/2018).

Given the limited number of places, we will not be able to admit all interested applicants but will perform a selection based on applicant's background, affiliation and motivation with due respect to a fair geographical representation.