Serbia innovates Serbia Innovates is a four-year project aimed at strengthening the innovation driven Serbian economy in the economy segments with the biggest potential for growth. Launched by ICT Hub with the support of USAID, the overall goal of the project is to strengthen the Serbia’s economy through innovation development. The central point of the project is a Supercluster – a globally proven business model that will help us achieve the desired results in the local environment.
What we do?
We directly apply potential for innovation in the local economy. We create new economic models and models of cooperation. We are strengthening the foundations of further development, competitiveness and export potential of our country. We create chances for a better Serbia together with key actors in the innovation ecosystem.
What is supercluster?
Supercluster is a model that drives intensive collaboration between small and medium sized companies and start-ups, investors, universities and relevant state institutions accelerating the development of innovations in the specific domains. At the same time, the biggest challenges faced by innovation ecosystem actors are resolved in synergy through cooperation of key players in the supercluster, exchanging the knowledge and creating new values.
What is the supercluster strength?
Supercluster creates value. This environment unites the potential of different ecosystem members and uses them as a solution for real economic problems. Through entrepreneurial work based on close cooperation, the supercluster creates new opportunities, promotes the exchange of ideas and knowledge and responds to challenges that its members cannot overcome on their own. Coordinated goals and interests, availability and mobility of resources, domestic and international expertise are what make this model superior in developing innovation-based economies.
During the nine-month research, we will map the domains with the greatest science, technology and innovation potential and resources. We will put the obtained results in context of demand, economy structure, its size and needs.
This is how we precisely define the domains with the biggest potential. The domains with the greatest chance for accelerated development are those domains with a clear match between supply and demand, and with critical mass.
For that reason, the research covers the region as well. We want to select domains with competitive advantages. A public call will be announced for these domains and four pilot superclusters will be selected.
Pilot testing will last one year, and the domain with the best results and export potential will become the first Serbian supercluster.