Ongoing projects and initiatives

Integrated capacity building and training programme for DANUBE area labour and business support organisations, local industry and entrepreneurs to enter innovative transnational value CHAINS as PEER-level collaboration partners – DanubePeerChains

The main objective of DanubePeerChains is to empower Labour market Support Organizations (LSOs) and Business Support Organizations (BSOs) together with their target groups and further local high-potentials (entrepreneurs, SME employees) in a joint capacity building and
training approach to enter innovative transnational value chains, to gain sustainable recognition as peer-level collaboration partners and to upskill to high-qualified jobs in the Danube region

Website: DanubePeerChains

Duration of the Project: 2020-2022


Business Opportunity Support System Upgrade for Strengthening European Innovation Ecosystem

Academia and private sector have joined their forces in order to strengthen the connections between education, research and business by fostering entrepreneurial mindset in teachers, researchers and students through innovative methods which enable successful creation and transfer of innovation from academia to private sector.

University of Belgrade, University of Liège, and META Group Srl are implementing the project through the Erasmus + Programme.

Website:           duration of the Project: 2018-2020

CROWDfunding to MainSTREAM Innovation – CrowdStream

CrowdStream`s main objective is to improve the effectiveness of public/private business-support for innovative spin-offs & social enterprises to access qualitative alternative financing (crowdfunding).

The CrowdStream project will initiate a change in the financing market. Due to quality labelling and capacity building activities there will be a major shift from donation based to equity based crowdfunding.

Website: Crowdstream                  duration of the Project: 2016-2019

IPR Helpdesk

European IPR HelpDesk

The European IPR Helpdesk is a project funded by the European Commission under the current Horizon 2020 programme that supports cross-border SMEs and research activities to manage, disseminate and valorise technologies and other Intellectual Property (IP) Rights and IP assets at an EU level. Offering a broad range of informative material, a Helpline service for direct IP support and on-site and online training, has a main goal to support IP capacity building along the full scale of IP practices: from awareness to strategic use and successful exploitation. This strengthening of IP competencies focuses on EU SMEs, participants and candidates in EU-funded projects, and EU innovation stakeholders for an increased translation of IP into the EU innovation ecosystem.

Website:                duration of the Project: 2015-


The goal of the MOTIVATOR is improving the relations between university, industry and government. This can be done by improving technology transfer and promoting entrepreneurship among young people that will as a result have more innovative start-ups and spin-outs. For this to happen we must establish a flow of information among the parties involved.

The project is executed with the help of the USA Embassy in Belgrade and it is funded by the United States Government.

Website:        duration of the Project: 2016-2017


Open Innovation Lab

The Open Innovation Lab was established to help companies and corporations keep up with technological change and outsource innovative solutions. The idea is to develop the ongoing project into a long-term platform for companies and innovation teams to use, so that they can work on new products in response to the demand of industry.

This project is organized by SEE ICT, Center for technology transfer, ICT Net and NiCAT with the help of GIZ.

Open Innovation Lab is here to connect companies and selected teams which will then work with mentors on defining the problems and finding solutions to them within 3 days.

Website:    duration of the Project: 2016-2017

Project Consulting

Project consulting is a program organized by CTT UB with the goal to help University of Belgrade personnel create their project from scratch. We are here to help you every step of the way, beginning with the project draft, finding the right funds, writing the budget, applying for funds, signing grant agreements/partnership agreements and up to the establishment of IP rights ownership and project management.

Website:    duration of the Project: 2016-

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Open Doors

CTT UB’s project Open Doors is aimed to help University of Belgrade researchers with their projects and answering questions such as: How to protect IP? How does technology transfer work? How to commercialize a product? What to do with a potentially profitable project? What do I need to get a patent? When, where and to whom do I apply for a patent? CTT UB can help you answer these and many other questions. Contact us to schedule your appointment.

Website:           duration of the Project: 2016-

Technology Transfer Facility – TTF

TTF is a pilot program aimed on technology transfer at state level. It is here to give support to the science community in Serbia with its local network of technology transfer centers in Universities in Belgrade, Nis, Novi Sad and Kragujevac. They are here to help innovations from universities reach the market.

This program is a part of the support project for research, innovations and technology transfer, funded by European union with 4.9 million euros (from IPA 2013 funds), Serbian government with 1 million euros and Serbian industry with 1 million euros.

Webiste:              duration of the Project: 2016-2018

The Enterprise Europe Network – EEN Serbia

The Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions.

Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is coordinating this network in Serbia, and with their partners, they carry out activities form the EU Program for business competitiveness and MSP(COSME).

Website:      duration of the Project:2013-2019

Danube Innovation Partnership- DIP

The Danube Innovation Partnership (DIP) aims to support the acceleration of technology transfer and research commercialization in the Danube area.

When it comes to innovation, there is a disparity between the various countries and regions within the area of the Danube. Some are among the top-performing in Europe, while others lag behind. They are below the European average and, as shown by the Innovation Union Scoreboard, the gap is widening.

The need to improve the efficiency of the research and innovation (R&I) ecosystems of these countries and regions has therefore been identified as a vital policy goal to be pursued within the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. The DIP can strengthen cooperation and facilitate an exchange of experience and ideas with those within and outside the Danube Region.

To achieve these goals, DIP calls for interventions at the research, technology transfer, early stage and growth financing level, as well as the involvement of actors at different levels of governance (regional, national and European) and coordination between different players (Universities, research centres, Technology Transfer Offices, the early stage investment scene, industry, intermediaries, incubators).

Webiste: Innovation partnership              duration of the Project: 2012-201

Humane Entrepreneurship

As countries and organizations move towards holistic growth, enterprises should extend their priorities beyond the profit margin. Companies should shift their focus onto their people, the environment, and society. Great entrepreneurs with strong humane mindsets fuel the concept of Humane Entrepreneurship. Human oriented businesses are deemed to perform better, come up with better products and services, and ultimately, satisfy their customers. Humane Entrepreneurship is a key to the sustainable development of not only enterprises, but also of society as a whole.

Webiste:              duration of the Project: 2016

Mapping Scientific Research Potential

The goal of the Project was to show the University of Belgrade scientific research potential especially when it comes to collaboration with industry. This project’s main objective was to improve technology and knowledge transfer from academia into industry. The project also resulted in the SCIENCE2BUSINESS (STUB) database, consisting of mainly business-targeted information such as: research programs and projects which are being or had been carried out in the past ten years, expertise from institutions and researchers, accredited laboratories, consulting services, licensing researchers, PhD thesis and IP for the needs of industry, etc.

Website: STUB              duration of the Project: 2014-2015

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Legal Help

CTT UB and German Organization for International Cooperation (GIZ) ACCESS program had started an initiative in 2012 in order to develop agreement models which would formalize cooperation between research institutions and private sector.

Agreement models have been prepared in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Serbia in Serbian, and they included: Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement, Non-disclosure Agreement (one-way), Non-disclosure Agreement (two-way), Information Exchange Agreement, Collaborative Research Agreement, Technology Licensing Agreement, Studentship Agreement, Student Practice Implementation Agreement, Material Assessment Agreement, Equipment Use Agreement.

Website:            duration of the Project: 2012-2015

Start Tel-Aviv

Start Tel Aviv is a global competition held by The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tel Aviv Global that brings together start-ups from 31 different countries around the world to compete for the opportunity to take part in an intense, five-day start-up experience in Tel Aviv’s start-up ecosystem. 31 competitions take place in 31 countries in order to find the best start-up in each country. The list of winners will contain the best start-ups in the world.

Website:            duration of the Project: 2015

Restructuring of Doctoral Studies in Serbia – RODOS

The proposal addresses one of the most acute problems in Serbian HE: harmonization of doctoral studies with the needs of academia, industry and society at large, as well as with the current EU practice. The wider objective of this project as a structural measure is to restructure doctoral studies in Serbia in line with the Bologna Process and Salzburg Principles, emphasizing quality of research and integrative processes which involve universities, research institutes and industry, and result in the establishment of Doctoral Schools.

Website:              duration of the Project: 2013-2016

Service Development for Women’s Start-up Promotion

The Association of Business Women in Serbia (ABW) with the support of the German agency for international cooperation – GIZ, implements project „Service development for women’s start-up promotion “. Project activities are conducted in Belgrade, Subotica and Valjevo in cooperation with local associations of business women.

Project goals:

– Raising awareness between female students, potential and established start-up entrepreneurs about the possibilities that entrepreneurship can provide regarding self-employment.

– Enabling female students, potential and established start-up entrepreneurs to apply contemporary and efficient methods, tools and techniques for faster and more successful establishing and development of business.

– Promotion of best practices in women’s entrepreneurship

Website:              duration of the Project: 2014-2015

Local Info Centers

Local info centers for innovation (LAP) are places where small and medium enterprises can find information related to innovations, which then can help them with their business. Established with the goal to improve information, technology and knowledge transfer to small and medium enterprises, Local Info Centers provide basic support for innovative small and medium enterprises, and all enterprises which want to be innovative.

Duration of the Project: 2012-2015

Technology Brokerage Network of Serbia

The Network of Technology Brokers of Serbia (NTBS) was established with the goal to make technology transfer from and into small and medium enterprises much faster and easier. NTBS’s main goal was to create knowledge and technology transfer through the circulation of information among interested parties, leading to better collaboration between small and medium enterprises and science institutions and the creation of new goods, services and processes.

The Network was established with the help of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology development, the Ministry of Commerce and the EU IPA Integrated Innovation Support Program (IISP).

Duration of the project: 2012-2015

National Platform for Knowledge Triangle in Serbia – KNOWTS

The National Platform for Knowledge Triangle in Serbia was established in order to:

    • strengthen the role of Universities in Serbian society by using University capacities for economic growth,
    • improve synergy between research, education and innovation in Serbia,
    • enhance the quality of organization in research, education and innovation.

The KNOWTS consortium is composed of 13 partners from 6 different countries. Consortium members from Serbia are the four biggest universities from the main centres of Serbia (Nis, Belgrade, Novi Sad and Kragujevac), but also institutions that, together with participating universities, ensure full competence for the undertaken activities at national level (National Council for Higher Education, Serbian Economy Chamber, Ministry of Science and technology Development, Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Society). Participating universities from EU countries (Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal and UK) have offered their expertise, based on experience in knowledge transfer area in their countries and in their own institutions.

Website:          duration of the Project: 2010-2013