Leveraging Finance 4 Positive Social Change: Impact investors, social entrepreneurs and experts joined to enhance the social impact investment ecosystem in the Danube region

Program: INTERREG Danube Transnational Cooperation Programme

Support: European union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance II (IPA II) and the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI); Government of the Republic of Croatia; private financing (15%)

Lead partner: IFKA Public Benefit Non-profit Ltd. for the Development of Industry

Partners: IFKA Public Benefit Non Profit Ltd. for the Development of the Industry; ZSI Centre for Social Innovation; Financing Agency for Social Entrepreneurship; Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding; BSC, Business support Centre L.t.d., Kranj; Steinbeis 2i GmbH; Sofia Development Association; Union of Slovak Clusters; ASHOKA Austria; University of Heidelberg / Centre for Social Investment; ACT Group; CCIS Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia; Organization for Small and Medium Enterprise Sector Development; Institute of Market Problems and Economic-Ecological Researches of NAS Ukraine; Central European Initiative Executive Secretariat; UnLtd, The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs – GSEN Global Social Entrepreneurship Network; EURADA European Association of Regional Development Agencies; Ministry of Economy, Moldova; NESsT Foundation Romania

Total project value: € 2.013.975,00

ERDF co-financing: € 1.490.432,50

IPA co-financing: € 100.321,25

ENI co-financing: € 121.125,00

Duration: 01.07.2018 – 30.06.2021

Main results: “Social Impact Investment Strategy for the Danube region”, “Social Impact Investment Transnational Design Academy”, “Business Plan Competition” and “Social Impact Investment Community Council” – promoting more social innovations and impact investment ready social enterprises


Smart Farming Innovation Brokers

Smart Farming Innovation Brokers

Fostering the Digital Innovation Hubs Approach to Increase Modern Farming Potential

Program: KA2 – Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices

Support: European union through Program Erasmus+

Lead partner: CIA di Padova

Partners: ACT Grupa; LAG Međimurski doli i bregi, Universita degli Studi di Padova, ITC Murska Sobota, KGZS- Ketijsko gozdarski zavod Murska Sobota, Biosense Institute, Landwirtschaftskammer Österreich

Erasmus+ cofinancing: 446.842,00 €

Duration: 01.09.2018. – 31.08.2021.

Main result: Explore the gap between application of smart technologies in farming compared to application in other industrial sectors. Development of a new approach to learning about digital innovations in agriculture trough implementing the model of „innovation broker“ in combination with EU initiative for development od Digital innovation hubs. Provide the new, innovative, digital solutions to farmers by applying the newly developed methods.