Modernization of WBC universities through strengthening of structures and services for knowledge transfer, research and innovation

Strategic objective:
The WBCInno project has an overarching aim to contribute to the modernization of WBCuniversities through the strengthening of their management structures/services for cooperation with the world of business in the areas of knowledge transfer, research and innovation. It has as its ultimate goal the creation of strong entrepreneurial universities and innovative regions. The WBCInno project is funded under TEMPUS IV programme.

Specific objectives:

  1. To establish Regional University Innovation Platform (UIP) at five WBC universities for integration and focusing on innovation potential and for fostering technology transfer and commercialization, by M12
  2. To reinforce existing and to establish new university structures and services in the areas of knowledge transfer, research and innovation, in line with UIP, by M18
  3. To support the development of university-based Business Incubators (BI) and Science Technology Parks (STP) in the WBC region, through mobilizing of university resources and partnerships with business world
  4. To develop a methodology for innovation management and networking of different cross-functional stakeholders from university and business, based on collaborative software platform/tool by M18
  5. To facilitate the creativity of young people and involvement of public and private stakeholders in all modernization processes based on the Triple Helix model of cooperation


  1. Design and development of the Regional University Innovation Platform (UIP)
  2. Reinforcement of existing university structures and setting up of five Business Service Offices in accordance with defined focus and priorities in UIP
  3. Support to the development of university driven Business Incubators and/or Science technology parks
  4. Development of Methodology and contemporary software platform/tool for innovation management and networking
  5. Quality control and monitoring
  6. Design of dissemination and raising awareness mechanisms, involvement of student organizations in UIP and improvement of collaboration in Triple helix model
  7. Sustainability and exploitation results
  8. Overall and local management
Project type
  • Other
Coordinating institution
Country of the coordinating institution
Contact details
Address:University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Engineering Sestre Janjic 6, 34000 Kragujevac
Geographical focus
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • Engineering and Technology
October 2012 - March 2016

Entry created by Vesna Mandic on November 26, 2013
Modified on December 2, 2015