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SpinIT - Boosting smart specialization and encouraging Spinoffs
in IT across Danube Region, DRP0200277

Financing Programme: INTERREG Danube Region Programme 2021-2027


Implementation Period: 01.01.2024 – 30.06.2026 (30 months)


Total Budget:  EURO 2 438 299,99

Project Description:

The SpinIT project is an ambitious initiative designed to tackle significant territorial disparities in the Danube Region, with a particular focus on enhancing innovation capacity, knowledge, technological development, and overcoming the isolation of ecosystems, especially in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Its core objectives are to connect less developed innovation hubs with more advanced ones, create a cohesive network of stakeholders across diverse sectors, and foster a collaborative environment conducive to knowledge exchange and technological advancement.


SpinIT targets special niches like IT, Industry 4.0, and cross-sectoral collaboration, with a particular emphasis on engaging less developed geographies to maximize impact through diversity and transnational cooperation. The project seeks to contribute to the digitalization, smart specialization, and sustainable development of the Danube Region as a whole, leveraging the strengths and opportunities of the participating countries and regions​​.


SpinIT targets Innovation Intermediaries, Start-ups and SMEs, Academic Institutions and Researchers, Policy Makers and Public Sector Entities


Partners: 16 organisations from 9 countries – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Austria, Slovenia


Role of BEF: Partner organisation

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