Creating a Comprehensive R&D Collaboration
The Collaborative Grant Scheme Program was designed with the technical assistance of the World Bank in the framework of the second component of the Serbia Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer Project, which was funded by EU IPA 2013. The implementation of the program was financed through the Direct Grant Agreement – “Creating a Comprehensive R&D Collaboration” signed between the Innovation Fund and the Ministry of Finance (Department for Contracting and Financing of EU Funded Programs) on February 5, 2016. Through this Agreement, a total of EUR 3.4 million was secured, of which EUR 2.4 million from EU IPA 2013 and EUR 1 million from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.
The first public call for proposals for this Program was opened from June 21st to September 23rd 2016. A total of 14 projects were approved for financing in this pilot public call, with the IF providing support in the amount of EUR 3 million. The implementation of all 14 supported projects started in the first quarter of 2017 and was completed by the end of February 28, 2019.
The time frame for the implementation of the Direct Grant Agreement is from February 2016 to March 2019.
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