Danube S3 Cluster Transnational Cluster Cooperation active on Agro – food, based on Smart Specialization Approach in Danube region

The project addresses the major territorial challenge of the Danube area – the unbalanced distribution of innovation performances between Western part of the region with a high level of development and the Eastern part that is lagging behind, most of the countries belonging to the Modest Innovators group with more than 17% of enterprises producing only 3% of added value. This is due to different framework conditions and wide range of policies governing the R&I sector. Public policies in the area should be better coordinated while investment needs to be smarter and better focused. This is why cluster cooperation policies based on the smart specialization concept are at the core of delivering the EUSDR strategy, as they help take the geographical and thematic context into account in order to boost growth. 

Main objective

To leverage the innovation-driven entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Danube area by developing smart and coordinated cluster policies in the context of RIS3, to enhance innovation management knowledge and skills and foster transnational cluster cooperation in Agro-Food sector.

Specific objectives

  • SO1 - Develop cluster policies and implementing instruments - Implementation of 5 regional pilot initiatives in 4 cross cutting themes;
  • SO2 - Enhance innovation management knowledge - Development of 2 innovation assessment tools and delivering 3 training sessions;
  • SO3 - Foster cooperation for clusters active on Agro-Food - Development of Danube S3 Cluster Strategy& Programe and providing 3 training sessions and 2 brokerage events.

 

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Danube S3 Cluster team at the Launch Conference in Sinaia, Romania - 25th-26th of September 2018

Transnational Cluster Cooperation active on Agro – food, based on Smart Specialization Approach in Danube region
Start date
01-07-2018
End date
30-06-2021
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1790445,70
ERDF Contribution: 1263982,66
IPA Contribution: 128113,91
ENI Contribution: 129782,25
Call number
Call 2
Priority
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Improve framework conditions for innovation

Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
South Muntenia Regional Development Agency Lead partner programe@adrmuntenia.ro ROMANIA
Steinbeis 2i GmbH ERDF partner chiran@steinbeis-europa.de GERMANY
Pannon Business Network Association ERDF partner lazary@pbn.hu HUNGARY
University of Maribor ERDF partner andreja.curin@um.si SLOVENIA
The Foundation „Romanian Centre for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises” ERDF partner cristio@imm.ro ROMANIA
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Project News

  • Danube S3 Cluster - DEMETER Open Call #1 – DEVELOP
    - 25-09-2020
    DEMETER Open Call #1 – DEVELOP

    Calling all Agri-tech SMEs. Up to €30,000 equity-free funding per selected project available to integrate agri-tech solutions into DEMETER’s HUB. The DEMETER Open Call #1 – DEVELOP aims to attract and engage startups/ SMEs with...

  • Danube S3 Cluster - FARM TO FORK HACKATHON, organized by ITC, Danube S3 Cluster partner from Slovenia
    - 22-09-2020
    FARM TO FORK HACKATHON, organized by ITC, Danube S3 Cluster partner from Slovenia

    The main Hackathon objective is to identify products and services applicable in the agrifood domain, which are responding to the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. Products and services can be presented as Minimum Viable Products (MVP) or fully...

  • Danube S3 Cluster - Save the Date! - The European Cluster Conference 2020
    - 08-09-2020
    Save the Date! - The European Cluster Conference 2020

    The 7th edition of the European Cluster Conference will bring together – on 10 and 11 November 2020 – cluster policy-makers, cluster managers, practitioners and other stakeholders. The event is organised by the European Commission's...

  • Danube S3 Cluster - “Clusters need to be included in the recovery plans of the EU Member States” - European Commissioner Thierry Breton
    - 30-07-2020
    “Clusters need to be included in the recovery plans of the EU Member States” - European Commissioner Thierry Breton

    In their virtual meeting on 30 June 2020, European Commissioner Thierry Breton and the European Clusters Alliance concluded that clusters play a critical role in the economic recovery of the European single market towards a green, digital, and...

  • Danube S3 Cluster - Danube S3 Cluster Strategy has been finalised!
    - 29-07-2020

    Transnational coordinated cluster strategy provides recommendations for actions regarding the development of a sustainable, resource efficient agro-food sector in the Danube region. The Danube S3 Cluster project aims to foster transnational...

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