Grants awarded for innovative solutions of domestic companies


15.06.2020

The Innovation Fund has allocated EUR 5 million in grants to finance 35 projects through a Public call for the Mini Grants Program and the Collaborative Grant Scheme Program.

Sensor-based device for professional pianists, software solution for optimization and control of energy consumption in buildings and plants, new technology for production and processing of truffles, then mobile ECG device for detecting heart attack symptoms, ultrasonic sensor and software for detecting oil pipeline leaks, are just some of the supported projects, which will be developed in the coming period.

Through an independent selection process, 22 projects of young companies and startup teams and 13 joint projects of companies and scientific research organizations were selected. Those projects that have a capable team, innovative potential, sustainable competitive advantage and clear development plans, as well as sufficient quality to compete in the international market were supported. 234 applications were submitted for the public call, and the largest number of proposed projects is in the field of information and communication technologies, machinery and mechanical engineering, natural sciences and agriculture and food industry.

Funds for the development of innovative products, services and technologies were provided from the budget of the Republic of Serbia, from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, and through the Project for Improving Competitiveness and Employment (based on a loan agreement with the World Bank).

 

Overview of supported projects

 

MINI GRANTS PROGRAM

Om3ga Solutions

Project title: Daktilograf Engine

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Information and communication technologies

Description: The company Om3ga Solutions from Belgrade is developing a software solution for the synthesis of speech into text for Slavic languages ​​with high precision.

 

Beyond 42

Project title: CollectiVibe SAAS Community Management Platform

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Information and communication technologies

Description: The company Beyond 42 from Belgrade is developing a software platform for effective creation and management of online communities.

 

RehabShop

Project title: The Gait Master

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Electronics

Description: The company RehabShop from Belgrade offers a solution in the form of insoles for shoes with advanced sensors for contactless monitoring of data, designed for use in the rehabilitation industry.

 

ServerBytes

Project title: ServerBytes

Place: Nis

Industry: Information and communication technologies

Description: The company ServerBytes from Nis is developing a software platform for intuitive, faster and more efficient development of game servers.

 

DUALITY

Project title: DUALITY - PORTABLE HYBRID PIANO SYSTEM

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Information and communication technologies

Description: The company DUALITY from Belgrade is developing a device based on sensors for professional pianists that combines the functions of analog pianos and digital synthesizers.

 

Machine Can See

Project title: Fleet Safety Camera

Place: Novi Sad

Industry: Information and communication technologies

Description: The company Machine Can See from Novi Sad is developing a device that combines artificial intelligence and machine vision technology to improve the safety of vehicles and passengers.

 

Smart Power

Project title: PowerPath

Place: Novi Sad

Industry: Information and communication technologies

Description: The company Smart Power from Novi Sad offers a software solution for the design and modeling of transmission lines that enables faster operation and automation.

 

Foxy Voxel

Project title: Going Medieval

Place: Novi Sad

Industry: Gamification

Description: The company Foxy Voxel from Novi Sad is making a video game with the mechanics of complex colony construction whose goal is to raise, maintain and expand a medieval colony with numerous challenges.

 

DR.KNIGHT

Project title: Sustainable Color Catcher 2.0

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Environmental protection

Description: The company DR.KNIGHT from Belgrade offers a solution in the form of a gel ball for multiple use that absorbs color during washing, made from renewable resources.

 

Truff truff

Project title: Pilot plant truffle

Place: Novi Sad

Industry: Agriculture and food industry

Description: The company Truff truff from Novi Sad is developing a new technology for the production and processing of truffles with increased quality and yield.

 

MEHANIK PATENT

Project title: Pipe Connecting Tool (Pipe coupling/uncoupling device)

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Mechanical engineering

Description: The company MEHANIK PATENT from Belgrade is developing an easy-to-use, ergonomic and affordable device for manipulating pipes made of ceramics, PVC and fiberglass.

 

Ruthenotope

Project title: Advancing Ruthenium Technology

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Natural sciences

Description: The company Ruthenotope from Belgrade offers a solution in the form of optimization of the production process of ruthenium catalyst used to make medicines for various diseases.

 

SmartCat

Project title: Optimus Power

Place: Novi Sad

Industry: Mechanical engineering

Description: The company SmartCat from Novi Sad offers a software solution for optimization and control of energy consumption in buildings and plants, based on artificial intelligence.

 

HireApp

Project title: HireApp

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Information and communication technologies

Description: HireApp is an on-demand staffing platform aimed at the hospitality, construction, moving, and general labor industries. The platform connects workers with businesses by using advanced Machine Learning algorithms.

 

RenwAI

Project title: RenwAI

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Information and communication technologies

Description: The company RenwAI from Belgrade is developing software for data analysis and business intelligence intended for municipalities and electricity producers.

 

BACILLOMIX CO

Project title: Improvement of plant growth by using bacteria based bioproduct "Biotic B"

Place: Novi Sad

Industry: Agriculture and food industry

Description: The company BACILLOMIX CO from Novi Sad is developing a new bioproduct based on bacteria for improvement of plant growth and soil enrichment.

 

Trickest

Project title: Trickest Hive

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Information and communication technologies

Description: Belgrade-based company Trickest is developing a Cloud platform for an automated data collection and testing process to increase cyber security.

 

Product Hive

Project title: Emitto | Real time, omni-channel newsletter

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Information and communication technologies

Description: The company Product Hive from Belgrade is developing a comprehensive channel for delivering digital content through the most popular real-time messaging applications.

 

Distill Games

Project title: Race Duels

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Information and communication technologies

Description: The company Distill Games from Belgrade is engaged in the development of a mobile video game for car racing that uses advanced physics for driving.

 

BEM Team

Project title: BEMinnovate.com

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Information and communication technologies

Description: The company is BEM Team Belgrade is developing business software for the development of open innovation and communication between customers and companies. 

 

BIO LAB SOL LTD Belgrade

Project title: Development of advanced automated distillation plant for aromatic spirits (DAADIS)

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Agriculture and food industry

Description: Belgrade-based company BIO LAB SOL LTD Belgrade offers a solution in the form of a plant for automatic distillation and production of alcohol with exceptional characteristics and aroma.

 

VUMIA TECHNOLOGIES

Project title: VUMIA.IO

Place: Vrsac

Industry: Information and communication technologies

Description: The company VUMIA TECHNOLOGIES from Belgrade is developing a software solution that enables efficient management of spare parts and after-sales service for various machines.

 

 

COLLABORATIVE GRANT SCHEME PROGRAM

Project title: 4051

Consortium leader: IntuiS

Main partner: Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences

Partner: HeartPal

Place: Kikinda       

Industry: Biotechnology and bioengineering

Description: Mobile ECG device for early, reliable and fast detection of heart attack symptoms.

 

Project title: Novel oil pipeline leakage detection system

Consortium leader: Fasek Engineering and Production

Main partner: Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade

Place: Novi Sad

Industry: Environmental protection

Description: Ultrasonic sensor and software based on machine learning to detect oil pipeline leaks.

 

Project title: Next-generation DNA-encoded libraries platform

Consortium leader: Totient

Main partner: Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Biotechnology and bioengineering

Description: A platform for DNA-encrypted files that allows biotechnology companies to access services for the latest discoveries in the pharmaceutical industry.

 

Project title: New generation of silicone and zinc-oxide surge arrester and insulators for low and medium voltage levels

Consortium leader: Plamen

Main partner: Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad

Place: Indjija

Industry: Electrical engineering

Description: New responsive surge arresters and insulators for low and medium voltages.

 

Project title: SMART ECO system for automatic contactless washing of vehicles – SMART WASHING SYSTEMS

Consortium leader: NIKOM-AUTO

Main partner: Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac

Partner: NIKOR

Place: Kragujevac

Industry: Mechanical industry

Description: Eco-friendly automated contactless car wash system based on 4.0 industrial technology.

 

Project title: SmartGIS for Point Cloud Object Detection

Consortium leader: Manufaktura

Main partner: Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Novi Sad

Place: Smederevo

Industry: Information and communication technologies

Description: Advanced software for automating GIS object detection with the assistance of artificial intelligence.

 

Project title: Natural Gluten Free Flour Mix

Consortium leader: Aleksandrija Fruška Gora

Main partner: Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Agriculture and food industry

Description: Natural, tasty, nutritious, gluten-free flour mix for the healthy food industry.

 

Project title: Scriptarnica

Consortium leader: MVP Workshop

Main partner: Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Partner: Tenderly

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Information and communication technologies

Description: Decentralized blockchain platform for reading, writing, publishing, selling and buying e-books.

 

Project title: StayAlert - A New Tool for Safe Work

Consortium leader: mBrainTrain

Main partner: Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Natural sciences

Description: Wearable EEG system for prevention of accidents and human errors in high-risk workplaces.

 

Project title: BOULARDII ACHILLUS

Consortium leader: AbelaPharm

Main partner: Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Agriculture and food industry

Description: A new generation of probiotics based on probiotic yeast and yarrow extract.

 

Project title: Increasing the value and assortment of industrial peppermint (Mentha piperita L.) products with the aim to penetrate new markets

Consortium leader: Euro Herbs

Main partner: Faculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad

Partner: Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad

Place: Novi Sad

Industry: Food industry

Description: A new concept for processing peppermint and similar plants in order to obtain value-added products.

 

Project title: SOFIS - Solar Facility Insight System

Consortium leader: DECODE

Main partner: Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade

Partner: Institute of Technical Sciences of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Energy and energy efficiency

Description: A system for wireless monitoring of solar installations and real-time production prediction.

 

Project title: Smart 3D EM Simulation Environment for IoT and 5G

Consortium leader: WIPL-D

Main partner: Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade

Place: Belgrade

Industry: Internet of Things

Description: Intuitive and affordable 3D environment simulator for the development and validation of systems based on IoT/5G principles.