Made in Danube - Transnational Cooperation to transform knowledge into marketable products and services for the Danubian sustainable society of tomorrow

The rising population and associated demand for renewable biological resources make Bioeconomy a key element for smart and green growth in Europe and the Danube Region. Successful development of innovative services and new products in this field highly depend on an efficient collaboration between research organizations and regional companies.

For this reason Made in Danube will try to improve the conditions for this cooperation by developing open innovation tools which will match the needs of companies with the expertise of research organizations; By integrating three existing regional initiatives:

1.Smart and innovative precision farming (Nitra, Slovakia)

2.Competence Center in Wood Sector (Vukovar, Croatia)

3. Biofuel (Novi Sad, Serbia)

Made in Danube will further implement the developed tools and build 15 sustainable bioeconomy-based innovation partnerships involving 40 regional companies. This way Made in Danube will not only contribute to the competitiveness of SMEs in the South-Eastern Danube Region but also generate significant change for the entire area by supporting regional Smart Specialisation Strategies.

Involving 15 project partners and 3 associated strategic partners from 10 Danube Region countries, Made in Danube will generate significant changes throughout the entire Danube Region in order to improve framework conditions for innovation and support the implementation of regional Smart Specialisation Strategies.

Transnational Cooperation to transform knowledge into marketable products and services for the Danubian sustainable society of tomorrow
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1901275
ERDF Contribution: 1518248,75
IPA Contribution: 97835
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Improve framework conditions for innovation


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Press Release Made in Danube Kick-Off Event 11-05-2017 16:25:30
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH, Steinbeis-Europe-Center Lead partner Germany
Vukovar-Srijem County Development Agency HRAST ERDF partner Croatia
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca ERDF partner Romania
ZSI – Centre for Social Innovation ERDF partner Austria
Pannon Business Network Association ERDF partner Hungary
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Project News

  • Made in Danube - Training on Technology Broker and Manager of Innovation
    - 20-06-2017

    Our Made in Danube partner IPA CIFATT Craiova organized trainings on "Technology Broker and Manager of Innovation" for the personnel of the Technology Transfer Center of National Institute of Biological Science in Bucharest. During these...

  • Made in Danube - Workshop on bioeconomy - Priorities for the development of bioeconomy in Oltenia region
    - 16-06-2017

    The workshop was organized by our Made in Danube project partner IPA CIFATT Craiova together with the National Institute of Research and Development for Chemistry and Petrochemistry in Bucharest (Romania) in the framework of the project:...

  • Made in Danube - Successful 2nd PA Cross-fertilization Workshop Competitiveness and internationalization of SMEs in Bioeconomy in Danube Region
    - 28-04-2017

    On the 25th of April 2017 the DANUBE-INCO.NET 2nd PA Cross-fertilization Workshop on Competitiveness and Internationalization of SMEs in Bioeconomy in Danube Region has been held in Vukovar, Croatia.The workshop was attended by 40 representatives...

  • Made in Danube - INVITATION: 2nd Priority Areas Cross-fertilization Workshop on 25th April 2017 in Vukovar/Croatia
    - 31-03-2017

    Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum, as Working Group “Innovation and Technology Transfer” Coordinator in Priority Area 8, and Work Package Leader in the DANUBE-INCO.NET project will organize the event together with EKO-SUSTAV Ltd and Competence Centre...

  • Made in Danube - Successful Kick-Off Event of the Made in Danube project
    - 30-03-2017

    Lead partner Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum and the whole consortium of the INTERREG project Made in Danube welcomed around 80 participants to the Kick-off Event which took place on 22nd March 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. This event marked the official...

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