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EUR 4.2 MILLION OF THE EU AND THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT FOR 34 DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN EXPORT-ORIENTED SECTORS IN BIH

Richard Máša, Head of Cooperation at the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina, provided a statement regarding the announcement of the results of 2 Calls proposals of the EU4Business project in the export-oriented sectors.

 

EU4Business project announced today the commencement of 34 development projects worth EUR 4.2 million to assist the export-oriented sectors in Bosnia and Herzegovina, thus contributing to increased export, job retention and creation.

The 34 projects were selected in two Calls for Proposals published by EU4Business in 2019:

  • Partnerships in the export-oriented sectors, and
  • Improvement of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises’ innovative capacity.

The total value of the projects amounts to EUR 7.1 million, including applicants’ own investments.

More details on each project can be found on the EU4Business interactive map: https://eu4business.ba/en/interactive-map-export-oriented-sectors/

The following projects are supported by the EU4Business project:

Partnerships in export-oriented sectors:

  1. Boosting Competitiveness of Wood Processing Sector in Herzegovina; Wood processing sector and ICT; Lead implementer: Herzegovina Wood Cluster Association, Mostar;
  2. Digitalization Centre for Competitiveness and Innovation Improvement in SME – DigIT SME; Metal and mechanical industry and ICT; Lead implementer: Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Srpska, Banja Luka;
  3. Better Surface Protection for Better Metal Products – BetMet; Metal and mechanical industry and ICT; Lead implementer: Entrepreneurship and Business Association LiNK, Mostar;
  4. EXPO-CERTinno – Supporting BH Companies in the Internationalization, Certification and Innovation; Metal and mechanical industry, wood processing sector and ICT; Lead implementer: Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo;
  5. CeDICo – Centre for Digitalisation, Innovations and Competitiveness of Metal and mechanical industry in the Central Bosnia Region; Metal and mechanical industry and ICT; Lead implementer: Faculty of Economics, University of Zenica;
  6. FAB-LAB An Innovation Based Economy; Metal and mechanical industry and ICT; Lead implementer: Development Agency of Tešanj Municipality – TRA, Tešanj;
  7. Gradiška – the City of Wood; Wood processing sector and ICT; Lead implementer: City of Gradiška;
  8. NOVALIS – Network of Value Adding Local Innovation Structures; Metal industry, wood processing sector and ICT; Lead implementer: Enterprise Development Agency Eda, Banja Luka;
  9. Increasing Competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) through Digitalization – IC SMED; Metal and mechanical industry and ICT; Lead implementer: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Computing and Electrical Engineering, University of Mostar;
  10. Providing Availability of Resources for Wood Processing Companies in Order to Increase Export through Creating a Focal Point in Prijedor Region – REPRO; Wood processing sector and ICT; Lead implementer: Agency for Economic Development of the City of Prijedor “PREDA-PD”, Prijedor.

Improvement of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises’ innovative capacity:

  1. Innovative Export Support Laboratory – InoλLab; Metal and mechanical industry; Implementer:  Alternativa d.o.o. Sarajevo;
  2. Development of software for product visualization and streamlining of order processing (e-business); Wood processing sector; Implementer: Artisan d.d.o. Tešanj;
  3. Digitalization of veneer moulding production; Wood processing sector; Implementer: Čajavec Company Šipovo a.d. Šipovo;
  4. Introduction of the Lean – Six Sigma program and procurement of welding robots in the context of optimization and increase productivity; Metal and mechanical industry; Implementer: Č.J d.o.o. Bihać;
  5. Increasing competitiveness through increasing innovation, improving production and increasing the degree of finalization of products – TORINI Motorcycles; Metal and mechanical industry; Implementer: Cromex d.o.o. Prijedor;
  6. Product and technology development, staff training and modernization of equipment to produce steel structures; Metal and mechanical industry; Implementer: Ferrostil – MONT d.o.o. Prnjavor;
  7. Strengthening the competitiveness of the company through technologically innovative production improvement and promotion of the new services; Metal and mechanical industry; Implementer: GAT d.o.o. Sanski Most;
  8. Digitalization of business through the introduction of ERP systems and the implementation of a platform for digitalization of children’s playground maintenance; Metal and mechanical industry; Implementer: Glovis d.o.o. Zenica;
  9. Completion of stainless-steel tank production and development of innovative computer programs for design and production of metal vessels; Metal and mechanical industry; Implementer: Holzex Group d.o.o. Banja Luka
  10. Expansion of the product range, modernization of the production process and digitalization; Wood processing sector; Implementer: GMP Kompani d.o.o. Banja Luka;
  11. Development and implementation of a new business model; Wood processing sector; Implementer: Masterwood d.o.o. Kozarac;
  12. New methodology concepts for an increase of competitiveness – NMCIC; Metal and mechanical industry; Implementer: Maxmara d.o.o., Banja Luka;
  13. Diversification of the sales range and optimization of the production process; Metal and mechanical industry; Implementer: MIVIKO d.o.o. Posušje;
  14. A brand worth more; Wood processing sector; Implementer: MS & Wood d.d.o, Fojnica;
  15. Improving innovative capacities through the introduction of standards and new technologies in production; Metal and mechanical industry; Implementer: Procesna oprema inženjering d.o.o. Laktaši;
  16. Strengthening innovative capacities and increasing exports; Metal and mechanical industry; Implementer: PROINOX FM d.o.o., Laktaši;
  17. Building an innovative design brand; Wood processing sector; Implementer: Rukotvorine d.o.o. Konjic;
  18. Innovations in development, production and digital marketing; Wood processing sector; Implementer: Saga d.o.o. Žepče;
  19. Strengthening the capacity through innovation and technological processes; Metal and mechanical industry; Implementer: SIK d.o.o. Mostar;
  20. Upgrading innovative product range “Smart Home/Building, Hotel Management”; Metal and mechanical industry; Implementer: TEM Mandeks d.o.o. Široki Brijeg;
  21. Establishment of production of hydraulic cylinders; Metal and mechanical industry; Implementer: Termika d.o.o., Zenica;
  22. Flexible automation through robotization of production processes; Metal and mechanical industry; Implementer: Tikt Manufaktura d.o.o., Gradiška;
  23. Construction of production capacities, development of innovative products and digitalization of the company; Metal and mechanical industry; Implementer: Tri Best d.o.o. Banja Luka;
  24. Launch of a new production of metal parts for chairs; Wood processing sector; Implementer: Wood Team d.o.o. Ilijaš.

EU4Business is the European Union‘s project aiming to strengthen Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capacity for economic growth and employment by fostering competitiveness and innovation in selected sectors. EU4Business is worth EUR 16.1, out of which 15 million funded by the European Union and the EUR 1.1 million funded by the Federal Republic of Germany. The project is jointly implemented by GIZ, UNDP and ILO, from April 2018 to March 2022. EU4Business is part of the Local Self-Government and Economic Development Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina supported by the German Government.

 

 

 

 

 

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