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  1. 1. European Commission Enterprise and Industry Supporting clusters in Serbia 2 0 October 20 11, Novi Sad Prof. Vojin Š enk , Project Coordinator at UNS
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>EEN at a glance </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><li>Network coverage </li></ul><ul><li>EEN Consortium in Serbia </li></ul><ul><li>What do we do? </li></ul>
  3. 3. EEN at a glance
  4. 4. Facts <ul><li>Started in 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The biggest of its kind in the world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Main goal : Supporting SMEs in their business </li></ul><ul><li>50 countries ; >100 consortiums, up to 600 institutions, >4.000 people </li></ul><ul><li>Network guidance by EU Commission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operational support and control by Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation - EACI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Financed by Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Budget 2007 - 2013: 320 mil EUR </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Facts <ul><li>Goals : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SMEs establishment and development support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help for SMEs in new market entrance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business partners search throughout Europe (and more) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informing SMEs about EU activities and financing opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Values : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clients oriented activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick answering (usually 24 hours) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All EEN services are free of charge for the clients </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Services
  7. 7. What is in there for SMEs? <ul><li>Information and knowledge gain about possibilities of selling product/service in European (and wider) market </li></ul><ul><li>Information about legacy issues which are connected for specific products and certain network countries </li></ul><ul><li>Fund raising opportunities from various European projects </li></ul><ul><li>Finding business partners in network countries </li></ul><ul><li>New technologies and innovation application </li></ul><ul><li>Market expansion and European market positioning </li></ul>
  8. 8. Network coverage
  9. 9. Where does Network function?
  10. 10. EEN Consortium in Serbia
  11. 11. Members <ul><ul><li>National agency for regional development </li></ul></ul>University of Novi Sad SIEPA Institute Mihajlo Pupin University of Belgrade University of Ni š SCC
  12. 12. What do we do?
  13. 13. EEN Serbia activities <ul><li>European market and EU funds information expansion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Cooperation Database (BCD) profiles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Innovations and technology transfer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Offer (TO) and Technology Request (TA) profiles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research projects and informing about R&D programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CIP and FP7 projects </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Thank you for your attention… <ul><li>University of Novi Sad EEN office </li></ul><ul><li>at the University premises </li></ul><ul><li>Business Incubator NS , EEN office </li></ul><ul><li>Vojvođanskih brigada 28 </li></ul><ul><li>21000 Novi Sad </li></ul><ul><li>Direct telephone: + 381 21 2100 305 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>web: </li></ul>