August, 2017 to July, 2019


Funded by: Interreg Balkan Mediterranean – European Union


The project partners are:

1.      National Association of Small and Medium Business, Bulgaria

2.      National Statistical Institute of the Republic of Bulgaria.

3.      State Statistical Office, Macedonia

4.      Institute of Statistics, Republic of Albania

5.      Foundation for development of small and medium enterprises, Skopje, Macedonia.

6.      Foundation Regional Development Agency (S.M.E.) of Korce, Albania

7.      Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

8.      Foundation for Research & Technology Hellas, Science & Technology Park of Crete, Greece.

9.      Software Engineering and Internet Technologies Lab, University of Cyprus. 

10.  Fund for Innovations and Technology Development, Macedonia.


The objective of the project is to boost transnational innovation capacity of SMEs and support them to make sustainable network formations, including innovation clusters with other SMEs from the BM region in order to share know how and develop innovations, through bringing together triple helix partners and equipping SMEs with relevant data, tools and systems.

Expected results:

  • Increased knowledge and understanding within SMEs regarding their innovation capacity;
  • Increased SME competitiveness by Supporting SMEs without discrimination, with data, tools and system of high quality and relevance for boosting their innovation capacity;
  • Decreased innovations gap between EU and IPA countries by supporting know-how transfer in the BM region;
  • Improved decision making and strategic planning at government level by providing data, tools and system of high quality and relevance on transnational level for use by supranational, national, regional and local policy makers.