Presentations from JRC workshop on investment vehicles and financial instruments supporting technology transfer and innovation, Belgrade

The JRC organised a workshop which focused on financial instruments as support to innovation and tech transfer projects in the Western Balkans countries and, in general, in the Danube region. The event took place on 1-2 March 2017 in Belgrade (Serbia).

The objectives of the workshop were to identify existing financial instruments that support innovation and technology transfer activities in the region, explore where the evident gaps exist and explore ways to address currently unmet demand using synergistic solutions. The workshop also aimed to strengthen and cement an emerging community of practice on these issues that should help to maximise the impact of innovation on regional development.

This was one of the first follow-up activities of the Macro-Regional Innovation Week held in Trieste, 26-30 September 2016.

Source: JRC

Programme & Media

Speaker Presentations - All Documents

1 march 2017 - University of Belgrade, Solemn hall

Clément Brenot, Project Manager, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Giovanni Nicola Pes, Deputy Secretary General of the Italian National Government Agency for Microcredit
Lisa Cowey, Key Expert for Technology Transfer. Project "Capacity Building for Technology Transfer for the Western Balkans –EU4Tech" (Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations)
Patrick McCutcheon, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
Jean-Luc Revereault, Head of Strategy, Advisory Services Department, European Investment Bank (EIB)
Dragan Šoljan, Advisor, Western Balkan Enterprise Development & Innovation Facility (WB EDIF), European Investment Bank (EIB)
Andrea Bua, Head of Unit, Financial Instruments Adriatic Sea Department, European Investment Bank (EIB)
Piyush Unalkat, Head of Technology Transfer Investments, European Investment Fund (EIF)
Marco Giuliani, Mandate Manager, European Investment Fund (EIF)
Paolo Guilherme Correa, Practice Manager, Trade and Competitiveness, World Bank

2 march 2017 - Belgrade, Science and Technology Park

Gordana Danilović Grković, Director, Science and Technology Park of Belgrade
Stephen Taylor, Director of Marketing, Communications and Business Development, AREA Science Park
Nedeljko Milosavljević, TTO Director, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Anwar Aridi, Innovation Specialist, World Bank
Ljiljana Ršumović, Project Coordinator, Science and Technology Park of Belgrade
Blagoy Stamenov, Policy Analyst, Knowledge for Finance, Innovation & Growth Unit, Joint Research Centre European Commission
Ivan Rakonjac, Interim Managing Director, Innovation Fund, Serbia
Aleksandar Tasev, Managing Director, Balkan Unlimited Foundation
Jasmina Popovska, Director, State Fund for Innovation and Technological Development, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Mariyana Hamanova, Co-Founder and Director Cleantech Bulgaria
Luigi Amati, President, CEO & Co-Founder of META



Document type
  • Presentation


Publication Year


European Commisssion
Geographical focus
  • Danube Macroregion
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on March 14, 2017
Modified on April 7, 2017