Project: Modernization of WBC universities through strengthening of structures and services for knowledge transfer, research and innovation

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
WBCInno 2012 689484.88 530213-2012 3 years Multy-country finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
October 15, 2012 October 14, 2015 February 14, 2016 www.wbc-inno.kg.ac.rs

Project summary

The WBCInno project has an overarching aim to contribute to the modernization of WBC universities through the strengthening of their management structures/services for cooperation with the world of business in the areas of knowledge transfer, research and innovation. It has as its ultimate goal the creation of strong entrepreneurial universities and innovative regions. Five specific objectives of the project are:
1. To establish Regional University Innovation Platform (UIP) at 5 WBC universities for integration and focusing of innovation potential and for fostering technology transfer and commercialization
2. To reinforce existing and to establish new university structures/services in the areas of knowledge transfer, research and innovation, in line with UIP requirements
3. To support the development of Business Incubators and Science Technology Parks in the WBCs, through mobilizing university resources
4. To develop a methodology for innovation management and networking of different stakeholders from universities and businesses, utilising collaborative software platform/tools
5. To facilitate the creativity of young people and involvement of public/private stakeholders in all modernization processes based on the Triple Helix model of cooperation
The project was initiated as a result of identified needs of the WBC region and defined strategic directions of the region’s development. The project team has good history in capitalizing previous results of the WBC-VMnet project, which has been presented as good practice at an EACEA event. The main focus is to develop the UIP supported by collaborative software tool for innovation management, with the intention of gathering new ideas from university staff and students, and boosting knowledge transfer and commercialization of R&D results. University structures and services will be developed and modernized for efficient support in the development of Business Incubators and Science Technological Parks in WBCs.

Objectives

1. To establish Regional University Innovation Platform (UIP) at five WBC universities for integration and focusing on innovation potential and for fostering technology transfer and commercialization, by M12
2. To reinforce existing and to establish new university structures and services in the areas of knowledge transfer, research and innovation, in line with UIP, by M18
3. To support the development of university-based Business Incubators (BI) and Science Technology Parks (STP) in the WBC region, through mobilizing of university resources and partnerships with business world
4. To develop a methodology for innovation management and networking of different cross-functional stakeholders from university and business, based on collaborative software platform/tool by M18
5. To facilitate the creativity of young people and involvement of public and private stakeholders in all modernization processes based on the Triple Helix model of cooperation

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Joint Project-Higher Education and Society

Subject areas

  • University-Industry Links

Partners

University of Kragujevac, SRB Project coordinator
Vesna Mandic (Весна Мандић) Contact person, Zarko Gavrilovic (Žarko Gavrilović), Jelena Jevtovic (Jelena Jevtović), Nikola Ivkovic (Nikola Ivkovic), Jovanka Lukic (Jovanka Lukić), Danijela Milosevic (Данијела Милошевић), Verica Babic (Verica Babić), Gordana Bogdanovic (Гордана Богдановић), Zorica Avramovic (Зорица Аврамовић), and Milan Djurcic (Milan Đurčić)
University of Novi Sad, SRB
Goran Stojanovic (Горан Стојановић) Contact person, Vojin Senk (Војин Шенк), Vesna Raskovic-Depalov (Весна Рашковић-Депалов ), Milan Radovanovic (Милан Радовановић), Jelena Borocki (Jelena Borocki), and Natasa Samardzic (Наташа Самарџић)
Intranea Solutions, SRB
Zoran Torgasev (Zoran Torgašev) Contact person
Business Incubator Novi Sad, SRB
Djordje Celic (Đorđe Ćelić) Contact person
Business innovation centre LLC Kragujevac, SRB
Vojislav Veljkovic (Vojislav Veljković) Contact person
Business Technology Incubator of Technical Faculties Belgrade d.o.o, SRB
Natasa Babacev (Nataša Babacev) Contact person
Innovation centre Banja Luka, BIH
Sasa Radetic (Saša Radetić) Contact person
Hamburg University of Technology, DE
Thorsten Blecker (Thorsten Blecker) Contact person
University of Alicante, ES
Alexandra Mayr (Alexandra Mayr) Contact person
Centre for Social Innovation, AUT
Ines Marinkovic (Ines Marinković) Contact person
Graz University of Technology, AUT
Cristoph Adametz (Cristoph Adametz) Contact person
University of Brighton, UK
Mark Jones Contact person
University of Montenegro, MNE
Mileta Janjic (Mileta Janjić) Contact person
University of Banja Luka, BIH
Petar Maric (Petar Marić) Contact person
University of Zenica, BIH
Darko Petkovic Contact person
Business Incubator "Inventivnost", Podgorica, MNE
Velibor Boskovic (Velibor Bošković) Contact person
Business Service Centre of Government of Zenica-Doboj Canton, BIH Ex project partner
Djenana Colakovic (Đenana Čolaković) Contact person

Equipment

University of Kragujevac
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
PC Workstation i5 I5-4460 PHILIPS 21.5" V-line 223V5lSB/OO LED monitor IT equipment - desktop computer 8 Office A-P-31 - Business support office
PC Workstation i5 I5-4460 PHILIPS 21.5" V-line 223V5lSB/OO LED monitor IT equipment - desktop computer 7 Classroom A-I-12 - Faculty of Engineering
PC Workstation i5 I5-4460 PHILIPS 21.5" V-line 223V5lSB/OO LED monitor IT equipment - desktop computer 4 Rectorate office - University of Kragujevac
Laptop Acer V3-371-59A2 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Office A-P-31 - Business support office
Laptop HP-15D004SM IT equipment - notebook computer 6 Office B-I-20 - Faculty of Engineering
Laptop ASUS transformerBook TP300LA-C4037P/i5-4200U/4GB/13.3"128GB SSD/Intel 4400/4cell/Win8 64bit IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Office A-P-31 - Business support office
TV PHILIPS 42" 42PFH6309/88 Smart 3D LED Full HD Ambilight digital LCD TV Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Office A-P-31 - Business support office
Data Server DELL PowerEdge T20 Intel Xeon E3-1225V3/4GB/2xDELL 2TB IT equipment – server 1 Office A-P-31 - Business support office
NAS Server THECUS N4560+4xWD 4TB RED IT equipment – server 1 Office A-P-31 - Business support office
Projector Epson EB-W28 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Classroom A-I-12 - Faculty of Engineering
Smart board Philips BDL6526QT/00 65" Multi Touch Display, 5 touch point, OPS, HTML 5 browser Full HD 1080p, sa nosačem, točkićima IT equipment – smart board 1 Classroom A-I-12 - Faculty of Engineering
Printer Kyocera FS-4200DN IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Office A-P-31 - Business support office
Moderation board Magnetoplan 1200x1500mm Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 1 Office A-P-31 - Business support office
Flip chart Junior SP 660x960 Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 1 Office A-P-31 - Business support office
Smart-UPS APC SMT 1500I IT equipment – other 1 Office A-P-31 - Business support office
MagicsRP MagicsRP-19.0 Licence+maintenance Software 1 Office A-P-31 - Business support office
University of Novi Sad
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Digital copier A3 CANON IR2520 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 University of Novi Sad, III-4A
Color laser printer HP LJ M451dn IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 University of Novi Sad, III-4B
Server DELL Poweredge T320, xeon IT equipment – server 1 University of Novi Sad, ARMUNS
Multifunction printer HP color laserjet pro MFP M277n IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Faculty of technical sciences, F309 office
Notebook Assus transformer Flip tp300ld IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Faculty of technical sciences, F309 office
PC computer PC I5-4460/8GB/Win8.1+Mon.23.6 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 University of Novi Sad, III-4B
PC computer PC I5-4460/8GB/Win8.1+Mon.23.6 IT equipment - desktop computer 4 Faculty of technical sciences, F309 office
PC computer PC I5-4460/8GB/Win8.1+Mon.23.6 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 University of Novi Sad, III-8
PC computer PC I5-4460/8GB/Win8.1+Mon.23.6 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 University of Novi Sad, III-9a
Table for presentation Memo Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 1 Faculty of technical sciences, F319 office
Projector Optoma DX342 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Faculty of technical sciences, F309 office
Laptop computer HP envy 15-k252nm IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Faculty of technical sciences, F309 office
Laptop computer HP envy 15-k252nm IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Faculty of technical sciences, F309 office
PC computer PC I3-4170/4GB+Monitor 21.5 IT equipment - desktop computer 7 Faculty of technical sciences, F316 laboratory
PC computer PC I3-4170/4GB+Monitor 21.5 IT equipment - desktop computer 2 Bussnis Support Office - BSO
PC computer PC I3-4170/4GB+Monitor 21.5 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Faculty of technical sciences, F309 office
Cartridges for Dimatix printer Dimatix cartridge 10pl Lab equipment – consumables 1 University of Novi Sad

Deliverables

Title Type To
D1.1 Consolidated report on EU good practices Report May 15, 2013
D1.2 Catalogues on universities' innovation potential Other products June 15, 2013
D1.3 A Regional UIP Programme Committee established Other products January 15, 2013
D1.4 Regional University Innovation Platform Methodology November 15, 2013
D1.5 Regional UIP implemented, monitored and refined Methodology October 15, 2015
D2.1 Benchmarking assessment reports Report August 15, 2013
D2.2 TSNA and market analysis performed Report October 15, 2013
D2.3 Reinforced existing university structures/services Other products October 15, 2015
D2.4 Five Business Service Offices established Other products October 15, 2015
D2.5 Regulatory documents and procedures Methodology October 15, 2015
D2.6.1 Consolidated training and mobility plan Methodology March 30, 2013
D2.6.2 University staff trained Training July 15, 2015
D3.1 Regional Programme Committee for BI/STPestablished Other products January 15, 2013
D3.2 Regional Development strategy for BI/STP Methodology November 15, 2013
D3.3 Trained BI and STP staff-capacity building Training September 15, 2015
D3.4 Trained students/researchers-start-up trainings Training May 15, 2015
D3.5 Trained BI and STP tenants Training July 15, 2015
D3.6 Regional networking/internationalization of BI/STP Other products October 15, 2015
D4.1 Methodology for innovation management Methodology December 15, 2013
D4.2 Organization chart for innovation workflow Other products October 15, 2013
D4.3 Customized and launched software platform Other products April 15, 2014
D4.4 Trained users of the innovation suite Training September 15, 2015
D4.5 Innovation metrics and monitoring reports Report October 15, 2015
D4.6 Optimized innovation methodology Methodology October 15, 2015
D5.1 Quality control and monitoring manual Methodology January 15, 2013
D5.2 Internal monitoring reports Report October 15, 2015
D5.3 External monitoring reports Report September 15, 2015
D5.4 Inter-TEMPUS coaching minutes Other products July 15, 2015
D6.1 Consolidated Plan for dissem. & raising awareness Methodology March 15, 2013
D6.2 Printed and electronic promotional material Other products July 15, 2015
D6.3 Updated WBCInno and 5 BSOs' web sites Other products October 15, 2015
D6.4 10 info days-informed target groups & stakeholders Events: Conferences and Seminars July 15, 2015
D6.5 Five Worshops delivered Events: Conferences and Seminars May 15, 2015
D6.6 Five open door days at WB universities Events: Conferences and Seminars July 15, 2015
D6.7 Conference Proceedings Events: Conferences and Seminars October 15, 2015
D7.1 Sustainability strategy of WBC universities Methodology April 15, 2014
D7.2 Innovative Ideas Competition for students Other products September 15, 2015
D7.3 Memorandums of cooperation with SOs Other products January 15, 2013
D7.4 New and updated trainings and services Other products October 15, 2015
D7.5 Improved collaboration within Triple helix Other products October 15, 2015
D8.1 Manual for contractual and financial management Learning resources January 15, 2013
D8.2 Overall management is efficient and effective Other products October 15, 2015
D8.3 The project is well managed by EU partners Other products October 15, 2015
D8.4 The project is well managed by PC partners Other products October 15, 2015
D8.5 Steering Committee meetings Other products September 15, 2015
D8.6 Intermediate and Final reports Report October 15, 2015

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
Manual for contractual and financial management Manual / Handbook / Guide Financial management, grant agreement, cash flow, time sheets, staff convention, IMR, partnership agreement, manual WBCInno Consortium
Abstract
The main objective of this Manual is to provide support to project partners so that they can manage the project locally in an efficient and successful manner. By clearly defining the procedures for financial and technical management, the communication between the project coordinator and partner will be simplified. Additionally, the project partners will be able to fulfill successfully their contractual obligations and to provide all necessary inputs with high quality to project coordinator whose responsibility is to further incorporate them in the Reports for the EACEA.
Business and support services of five WBC universities Promotion material Business and support services, knowledge transfer, research, innovation, poslovna podrška, transfer znanja, istraživanja, inovacije WBCInno Consortium
Western Balkans regional university innovation platform Study / Analysis Research, collaboration between universities and enterprises, start-ups, spin-offs, user manual Mark Jones, Christoph Adametz, Regina Grusenmeyer, Ines Marinković, Alexandra Mayr, Vesna Mandić, Jelena Jevtović
Abstract
This Platform aims to support the development and growth of a range of KTT activities including commercialisation of research, collaboration between universities and enterprises, and establishing start-ups and spin-offs. It also considers the issues of managing and supporting these activities to optimise success as well as considering ways in which success can be measured and reported.
Knowledge And Technology Transfer Between Science And Business: Academic KTT Offices` Experience And Good Practise Study / Analysis R&D collaboration, contract research projects, scientific/technological services, patenting, licensing, student projects with businesses Christoph Adametz, Mark Jones, Regina Grussenmeyer, Ines Marinković, Alexandra Mayr
Abstract
The publication was intended to provide an overview of the knowledge and technology transfer services and their qualitative and quantitative comparisons.
Strategic Development Plan for Business Incubators and Science and Technology Parks in Western Balkan Region Study / Analysis Business incubators, science and technology parks, economic development, strategic development plan Vesna Mandić, Goran Stojanović,Christoph Adametz, Mark Jones, Jelena Jevtović, Mileta Janjić, Petar Marić, Darko Petković, Tatjana Knežević, Zoran Torgašev, Vojislav Veljković, Gordana Danilović Grković, Nataša Ćirović, Đorđe Čelić, Velibor Bošković, Saša Radetić
Abstract
The development of Business Incubators (BI) and Science and Technology Parks (STP) is one of the most efficient instruments for boosting the local economic development.
Medhodology for innovation management Book Innovation management, intellectual property, innovation management support, innovation cycle phases, project management workflow Vesna Mandić, Vitomir Rašić, Jelena Jevtović, Tatjana Knežević, University of Montenegro, Lamija Subašić, Daniela Zlatić Šutić
Abstract
The Methodology for Innovation Management deals with the different aspects of the innovation management process starting from definition of ten recommended innovation management techniques, across the intellectual property aspects, review of innovation cycle phases with financial aspects to the software innovation management support.
Catalogue on Research and Innovation potential of the University of Kragujevac Promotion material Innovation potential, knowledge transfer, advanced, laboratories, institutes, centers, research groups, projects with industry, references, prototypes, patents WBCInno Consortium
Abstract
The Catalogue is a unique tool for presenting the research and innovation potential of the University of Kragujevac within mapping performed within the project.
Catalogue of Research and Innovation potential of the University of Novi Sad Promotion material Innovation potential, knowledge transfer, advanced, laboratories, institutes, centers, research groups, projects with industry, references, prototypes, patents WBCInno Consortium
Abstract
Mapping of innovation potential at the University of Novi Sad was conducted in terms of identifying and collecting the data on research infrastructure, laboratories, centers, research teams with noteworthy results, developed technologies and knowledge, offered commercial services and trainings, licenses and patents, etc.