The international project Centrope tt (Centris) initiates international cooperation in the area of support of innovation activities between companies and R&D institutions in the CENTROPE region.

Implementation of the project began on 1st January 2009 and its course is planned until mid-2012. A total of 15 partners from Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic cooperate on the project. A total of €2 million is allocated for activities connected with implementation of the project (source of finance: Operational programme for transnational cooperation CENTRAL EUROPE)

The project deals with the following areas:

Main outputs of the project:

  • Field survey of R&D institutions in the South Moravia region – Final report of the field survey on R&D institutions (2010)
  • Database of R&D institutions with their projection on a digital map
  • Report on R&D institutions in the CENTROPE region
  • Innovation guide for SMEs in the CENTROPE region
  • Establishing 50 collaborations between companies and the academic sphere so as to support international innovation vouchers (cheques) – pilot project
  • Concept for an international scheme for innovation support (institutional arrangements, methodology and procedures, financing etc.)
  • Recommendations for “policy-makers”

Further information can be found on the website of the Centrope tt project.