Venture Initiative in the Balkan Europe – VIBE

Venture Initiative in the Balkan Europe-VIBE  

The South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme Priority Axis: Facilitation of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Area of Intervention: Develop the enabling environment for innovative entrepreneurship

12 countries: seven EU countries (Slovenia, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Croatia) and five non  EU countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and FYR Macedonia).

Slovenian Public Agency for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Development, Investment and Tourism-SPIRIT;
South-East European Research Centre Greece
Association Trento RISE Italy
Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding Romania
Central Transdanubian Nonprofit Company Hungary
Balkan Unlimited  Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
University in Belgrade Faculty of Organizational Sciences Serbia
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tirana Albania
Republic Agency for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises of Republic of Srpska Bosnia and Herzegovina
Business Innovation Center of Croatia BICRO
Agency for Promotion of Entrepreneurship of the Republic of Macedonia
IRP Institute for Entrepreneurship Research Slovenia
The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria
Croatian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (CVCA) Croatia
Croatian Business Angels Network Croatia
Institute for Strategic Studies and Prognoses Montenegro
Belgrade Chamber of Commerce Serbia
Innovation Fund Serbia
Ministry of the Economic development and technology Slovenia
Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship Croatia

Overall project budget  1.698.119,80 €

Overall project budget in Bosnia and Herzegovina 49.960 €

Duration  01.01.2013.-31.12.2014.

The objective of the VIBE project is to support facilitation of innovation and entrepreneurship in the region of South-East Europe. VIBE aims at fostering the creation and growth of innovative SMEs and start-up companies.