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Cross-border cooperation project ‘Development trough digital innovative hubs in Gradiška, Daruvar, Lipik and Kotor’ begins

The project is co-financed by the cross-border cooperation programme INTERREG IPA CBC-HR-BA-ME and the participants include the City of Gradiška (Bosnia and Herzegovina), the Town of Daruvar, the Town of Lipik and the Kotor Municipality. 

The implementation of the project began on 1 August 2020 and it will last until 31 July 2022. The total value of the project is EUR 1,487,795.68. 

The project budget for the Town of Lipik is EUR 502,563.87. 

Four digital innovative hubs (DIHs) will be set up as part of the project, one for each partner. Their purpose is to create a competitive economic and technological environment that is based on new technologies and innovation.

The project is aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups and future start-ups, local authorities, scientific organisations and business support organisations. 

Investing in the development of infrastructure and human resources will create opportunities for solving the problem of unfavourable business environment in areas along the border. The project will enable the exchange of ideas, information and knowledge among partners and undertakings, while developing a new model of entrepreneurship that is based on an innovative concept.

A platform for undertakings and educational institutions, as well as a cluster for small and medium-sized enterprises will be set up to enable networking of undertakings from the programme area. 

As part of the project, the Town of Lipik will set up a digital innovative hub on the first floor of the building of the NK Lipik 1925 football club. An area of about 200 m2 will be renovated, creating a working area, an active and a quiet zone, a conference room and an education room. The project also includes the procurement of the required technology, software and information technology equipment, as well as the organisation of training courses on programming mobile applications, 3D design and working in Fusion 360 software.

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