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Innovation and Technology Center for Metal Industry

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General Information
Programme: 
INTERREG Cross-Border
Project duration: 
Thursday, 1 March, 2018 to Saturday, 29 February, 2020
Total budget: 
€342.301
EU Contribution: 
€290.956
Partnership Composition: 
Organisation nameFunctionCountryWebsite linkECCP linkIs Cluster Organisation ?
Szeged Centre of Vocational Education and Training Deri Miksa Vocational Secondary School
Partner
Hungary
No
SolarTech South PLain Nonprofit Company for Development and Production
Partner
Hungary
Yes
Educational Training Centre for Professional and Working Skills
Partner
Serbia
No
Vojvodina Metal Cluster
Coordinator
Serbia
Yes

The focus of this project is to increase innovation potential of the metal industry in the cross-border region, as a contribution to overall SMEs’ competitiveness (metal sector is a part of all industry value chains).

This will be realized by creating innovative framework in the CBC that will accelerate the exchange of information between economies on both sides of the border, generate required knowledge, technology, equipment and R&D infrastructure and thus overcoming identified problems to a significant extent of the CBR. The institutional framework should be the generator of new ideas, innovations and a mechanism that enables transfer of ideas and innovation and their commercialization. Following basic innovative SMART region principles, as well as equal opportunities and environment protection, the project team will setup new partnership among key stakeholders of innovative SMS development: industry clusters, high schools, students, teachers, as well as local, regional and national authorities through innovative technology center with demand driven and flexible curricula. New institutional framework will enable standardization of the exchange of the information between offer and demand of inputs and outputs of the targeted SMEs, production processes, providing opportunities for new employment. Similarities of the challenges, opportunities and micro economic environment for SMEs development in metal sector in the cross border area provides valid basis for the project sustainability. Resources, responsibilities and tasks have been evenly distributed among project partners, in accordance to their main strengths and references. A proven communication methodology will ensure effective flow of information, maintain strong partnership, ensure high visibility and provide optimum risk control.

We have organized Project Opening Event in Temerin with more than 100 participants.

Project partners have been working together on exchanging information regarding their existing curricula in order to developing new and modifying existing programmes as well as their compliance with accredited programmes.

Establishing of ITC MInd as a single organizational unit, that will be located in Novi Sad and Szeged.