PROJECT "DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATION CLUSTER RES"
LEAD BENEFICIARY: RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES CLUSTER
DURATION: 24 months (June 26 2020 – June 26 2022)
FUNDING ORGANIZATION: Operational programme „Innovations and Competitiveness“
PRIORITY AXIS: Technological development and innovation
PROCEDURE: „Development of innovation clusters“, Procedure Code: BG16RFOP002-1.016
AREA OF INTERVATION: 063 Cluster support and business networks primarily benefiting SMEs
TOTAL BUDGET: 2 282 940 BGN /1 274 337.00 BGN European and 224 883.00 BGN national co-funding/
The project is directly aimed at increasing of the competitiveness of the RES Cluster trough stimulating its innovation activity.
The specific objective of the project is to develop an innovative installation and to create a demonstration center for generation and internal balancing of 100% green electrical energy, by strengthening the innovation and research potential of the Cluster, joint utilization of facilities, exchange of experience and knowledge transfer between the members of the Cluster and establishing cooperation between them.
The main and specific objectives of the project represent the general frame and vision of the way the RES Cluster could strengthen its competitive positions in the context of increasing competition as on this particular basis to contribute for the sustainable economic development of its members by increasing the share of enterprises developing and disseminating innovations. The development of new and innovative products is a core factor for the establishment of solid competitive advantages that will ensure the implementation of a sustainable model of growth and development in the long run.
- Resource support for the activity of the cluster's innovation and research staff;
- Acquisition of long-term tangible assets for common (joint) cluster innovation activities;
- Acquisition of long-term intangible assets for common (joint) cluster innovation activities;
- Publicity and visualization of the project.
The implementation of these activities will contribute to enhancing innovation activity in the cluster as well as in its members. The support will provide access to the technology and expertise needed to strengthen and enhance the cluster's innovation and development activities. It will create a more attractive environment for innovation-generating enterprises.