RDA - Regional Development Agency Senec-Pezinok, Senec, SLOVAKIA



Contact details of the main implementing body

Name of the organisation, original language

Univerza v Mariboru

Name of the organisation, English translation

University of Maribor (Slovenia)

Web page


Name of the practice, original language



South East Europe (Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Italy, Romania, Croatia)

Description of the practice

The project targets innovative SMEs, which are able to embrace research products or may be the carriers of such ideas but currently face difficulties in access to management-type knowledge, facilities and support services. The project aims at the establishment of new and durable joint transnational services, tools and frameworks and will put into practice developed and improved methods and explored good practices.

Policy context

SEETechnology is a part of South East Europe (SEE) Transnational Cooperation Programme. The project is about co-operation of SEE (South East Europe) science parks for the promotion of transnational market uptake of R&D results and technologies by SMEs. It’s about creating the environment for innovative entrepreneurship.​

Labour market context

The SEETechnology project responds to 3 main identified challenges:

1.  SMEs in the SEE region are especially weak in terms of innovation and access to innovation

2. there is a mismatch between the supply and demand of research products at local/ regional/ transnational level

3. university connected science park lack resources and knowledge and do not work closely with SMEs


  • development of the ​​​​quality and portfolio of SME-support services at university-based SME-support centres
  • pooling ​​​​and registering human and physical resources at a transnational level and mobilising new and unused resources
  • developing effective ​​​means of communication and publicity

Management and operation

University of Maribor, Slovenia (Lead Partner)

Target groups/beneficiaries

innovative SMEs

Start date

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End date (actual or planned)

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Gender dimension

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Products involved in or resulting from the practice

  • tested joint new services,
  • interconnections of these services,
  • targeted policy recommendations,
  • an operational multi-purpose ICT tool with rich and structured database

Outcomes of the practice (planned/expected and actual)

The main objective is to improve and develop support services to innovative SMEs provided by university based SME-support centres and science parks in order to facilitate the take-up of research ideas and products through better access to knowledge, resources and markets locally and at transnational level.

Source of funding

European Regional Development Fund, Other European funding, please specify, Other sources, please specify


Partnership co-financing

Main responsible body, type

University/Research centre

Role of implementing body

Management and overall supervision of the project

Other bodies involved in implementation of the practice as partners or contractors

    • Lead partner: University of Maribor (Slovenia)
    • ERDF partner: University of Graz (Austria)
    • ERDF partner: Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • ERDF partner: Budapest University of Technology and Economics Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (Hungary)
  • ERDF partner: University of Bologna (Italy)
  • ERDF partner: Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Voda (Romania)
  • ERDF partner: Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding, Bucharest (Romania)
  • IPA partner: University of Zagreb (Croatia)
  • IPA partner: Croatian Institute of Technology, Zagreb (Croatia)
  • 10% partner: Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova (Republic of Moldova)
  • Observer: Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic, Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)
  • EU ASP (associated strategic partner): Public Agency for Entrepreneurship and Foreign Investment, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • EU ASP (associated strategic partner): Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information, Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • EU ASP (associated strategic partner): ASTER Joint Stock Consortium, Bologna (Italy)
  • EU ASP (associated strategic partner): Hungarian Investment and Trade Agency, Budapest (Hungary)
  • EU ASP (associated strategic partner): A3 – Styrian Government – Department 3, Science and Research, Graz (Austria)

EU ASP (associated strategic partner): Styrian Business Development Agency, Graz (Austria )

Evaluation - Was the practice evaluated?



Target group(s)

Employers, Jobseekers, People seeking training


Micro enterprises, Small enterprises, Medium enterprises


All unemployed, Long-term unemployed, Employed (threatened by redundancy), Youth, Older jobseekers, Disabled (physical) / Disabled (mental/psychological), Men, Women

People seeking training

Employees, Out of work - adult, Out or work - youth

B.2 Type of practice

B.2.1 Practices related to management or servicing of clients

Registration, skill assessments, identification of client needs and matching

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B.2.2 Practices related to labour market information and improvement of micro and smes’ procedures

Labour market information (LMI)

Collection of LMI (demand, supply or both), Analysis of LMI, Dissemination of LMI

Micro and SMEs’ procedures

Improvement of micro and smes’ recruitment and human resource management practices, Identification of needed skills, Staff training/development

B.2.3 Practices related to skill mismatch reduction

Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch (targeted to unemployed or employed)

Individual counselling/guidance/mentoring/coaching, Group counselling/guidance, Training (classroom), Training (work-based, including apprenticeship), Work experience / work trials

Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch: labour mobility

Cross border/regional recruitment services, Other services/benefits to facilitate geographical mobility

transnational pooling of resources (usually of universities)

Sharing the cost of training and skills development

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B.3 Delivery method(s)

Delivery methods involved

Surface mail, e-Services, Mobile e-services (apps for smartphones/tablets), Mass media (television/radio), Phone/SMS, Face to face contacts

B.4 Contracting out

Extent of contracting out of practice: The service is contracted out…

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Type of subcontractor(s)

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B.5 Partnership

Type of partners involved in implementation of the practice

Public, Private, Third sector

SECTION C - Information about evaluation of the practice

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Details of the organisation responsible for carrying out the evaluation

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Main findings of the evaluation

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Change in practice following evaluation

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C.1 Documentation of the evaluation

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D.1 - Evidence of results

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D.2 - Relevance

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D.3 - Availability of clear and adequate information

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D.4 - Impact

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D.5 - Innovation

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D.6 - Broad-based participation

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D.7 - Sustainability

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D.8 - Mainstreaming

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D.9 - European Added Value and Transferability

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D.10 - Additional comments

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