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Business Innovation Center of Croatia BICRO, Ltd

 Contact data
StreetPlaninska 1 
ZIP, City, State 10000 - Zagreb (Croatia) 
Phone+385 1 2352693 
Fax+385 1 2352615 
 Contact person

Ivana Zorz (Assistant Director for EU projects)
 Employees in RTD
 Activities in Research and Development

 RTD sectors:
» IT-Software     
» IT-Hardware     
» Data processing, Information systems     
» Internet Technologies     
» Telecommunications     
» Industrial manufacture     
» Plant Engineering and maintenance     
» Materials technology     
» Micro and Nanotechnologies     
» Energy storage and supply     
» Energy production/transformation     
» Fossil energy      
» Renewable energy     
» Energy efficiency     
» Air Pollution treatment     
» Water treatment     
» Waste management     
» Environment Pollution (Measuring, Health)     
» Food quality and security     
» Food industry     
» Bio technology     
» Medicine and Health     
» Diagnostics     
» Pharmaceutics     

 Area of expertise (keywords)
» Government agency
» strengthening cooperation between the scientific and business community
» transfer of knowledge and technology solutions from science to business
» commercialisation of knowledge
» development of adequate technology infrastructure
» creation and development of venture capital industry
» appropriate sources of funding
» establishment of knowledge and technology-based companies
» high-tech SMEs
» innovations
» development
» new products/services
» entrepreneurship
» feasibility studies and business plan evaluation
» business services and consulting
» monitoring
» EU funds implementation
 RTD Experiences

 RTD focus of organization
Development and implementation of government programs aimed at strengthening technology development as the generator of sustainable economy

 Description of RTD activities
The Business Innovation Center of Croatia – BICRO, Ltd. was founded by the Croatian Government in 1998, in order to implement technology development and innovation support programs. It is a central institution in the national innovation system for supporting innovation and technology advancement
Mission - Successful and efficient support to technological development and commercial use of research outputs by creating financial, material and other conditions for existing and newly established companies in order to increase their competitiveness or facilitate introduction of new products or services to the market.

 Experiences in international Programmes
- World Bank – Science and Technology Project (STP), Management of the five programmes of the project regarding the investment in the science-technology base companies and technology parks
- Instrument for Pre-Accession - Operation Programme for Regional Competitiveness, Preparation and Implementation of Operation ‘Bioscience Technology and Incubation Centre’
- Competitiveness and Innovation Programme, Coordinator for the component b ‘Innovation Relay Centre’
- National office for EUREKA program coordination

 Organisation is/was involved in projects funded by the following RTD programmes
  Coordinator  Partner 
National RTD Programmes

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2008-04-08 / 2010-04-20