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An Adriatic Network for Advancing Research Development and Innovation towards the Creation of new Policies for Sustainable Competiveness and Technological Capacity of SMEs.


  • Ionian University
  • Chamber of Corfu
  • Municipality of Corfu
  • University of New York in Tirana
  • EuroPartners Development
  • Faculty of Elecrical Engineering Podgorica, University of Montenegro
  • Chamber of Economy of Montenegro
  • Directorate for Development of Small and Medium Sized Entreprises
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Srpska – Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Trebnje Region
  • University of Kragujevac
  • Regional Chamber of Commerce Kragujevac
  • Regional Economic Development Agency for Sumadija and Pomoravlje
  • Polytecnic of Bari
  • Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Artisanship and Agriculture of Bari
  • University of Primorska, Andrej Marušič Institute
  • Regional Development Centre Koper
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia – Regional Chamber for Northern Primorska
  • University of Rijeka – Faculty of Engineering
  • Croatian Chamber of Economy

Lead partner: Ionian University

Project summary: ADRIATinn aims to increase the competiveness of the Adriatic area SMEs (i.e. help them maintain the market share they currently have) and their extroversion capability (i.e. extent their business and penetrate to new markets) through a cross-border ecosystem that fosters ICT adoption, innovation and specialization. Innovation and networking are the two keys for SMEs sustainable growth which in turns leads to the EU economy improvement. The consortium is built around this rationale: commerce chambers are lobbying organisations representing SMEs and enabling them find mentors and network; prominent R&D institutes enable SMEs to address their needs and assist them produce innovative products and services; regional governments formulate policies and strategies for supporting sectorial innovation and networking.

Contact person: Dott. Mag. Heidi Olenik, RRC Koper

Region / municipalities

Hrpelje - Kozina

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