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BACAR

Better Access to Growth: Clusters and Competitiveness – Networking on Adriatic Region

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ABOUT PROJECT BACAR?

General project objective is strengthening of institutional infrastructure and services to the SME sector with an aim to strengthen competitiveness through building of the cluster approach in the following sectors: CREATIVE INDUSTRY, TOURISM and RURAL DEVELOPMENT.

The specific objectives are: Raising the businesses’ knowledge and motivation on clusterization and establishment of three national clusters (creative industry, tourism and local food) and their cross border networking the clusters will use the best EU practices. Prior to the establishment, the mapping and detailed development plan for each cluster and cross-border networking creation will be made.

NEWS

Latest news related to implementation of the project activities

EVENTS

Events organized as a part of the BACAR project

THE IMPLEMENTATION

The implementation of project activities will contribute to following results:

  • Improved cooperation between SMEs, support institutions and service providers within the targeted sectors through the implementation of the value chain and clusterization principles;

  • Establishment of a joint basis for cooperation and transfer of knowledge among SMEs of the targeted sectors in the cross-border region;

  • Improved technical capacities and knowledge of the SME from the targeted business sectors, including strengthened capacities of advisory, educational and research institutions;

  • Creation of an e commerce platform/portal-web site as a key precondition for an efficient promotion of the Clusters and their members, and products and services offered to the local and international markets;

  • Joint promotion of regional products and their integration on the cross-border tourism sector activities.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

General project objective is strengthening of institutional infrastructure and services to the SME sector with an aim to strengthen competitiveness through building of the cluster approach in the following sectors: CREATIVE INDUSTRY, TOURISM and RURAL DEVELOPMENT.

Raising the businesses’ knowledge and motivation on clusterization and establishment of three national clusters (creative industry, tourism and local food) and their cross border networking the clusters will use the best EU practices. Prior to the establishment, the mapping and detailed development plan for each cluster and cross-border networking creation will be made.

Strengthening of business capacities in cooperation with support institutions and enhancement of innovations and transfer of new technologies The project will initiate cooperation of the SME sector with the SRO and support institutuions on the national and regional level in order to raise SMEs innovation and competitiveness.

Penetration of new markets and internationalization of clusters through joint promotion The Clusters electronic portal will be created. Joint participation at fairs and conferences will also lead to clusters internationalization. The clusters and its cross-border network will become active members of EEN. Clusterization of the SMEs and networking on regional level will develop its competitive advantages based on its local potentials and make an easier connection with the international market.

Main target groups are SMEs and entrepreneurs, clusters, support institutions, local, regional and national administration, educational institutions.

CREATIVE INDUSTRY

TOURISM

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

PARTNERS