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The activities of the project Development through DIHs are being carried out according to plan

The cross-border cooperation project “Development through Digital Innovative Hubs in Gradiška, Daruvar, Lipik and Kotor” (“Development through DIH”) began in early August last year and lasts until the end of July next year. This project is co-financed by the INTERREG IPA CBC-HR-BA-ME cross-border cooperation program, and its total value is  1,487,795.35 EUR, of which the project value for the City of Lipik is 502,563.87 EUR. The co-financing ratio is 85% EU and 15% City of Lipik.

At the 1st floor of the Football Club Lipik 1925, a digital innovation center will be established which will contribute to sustainable and competitive economic and technological development. Through the project, the procurement of necessary technologies, software and IT equipment is planned, and trainings on the topic of mobile application programming, 3D design and training for work in the Fusion 360 program will be organized.

A public procurement procedure was conducted for the procurement of IT equipment, ie the procurement of computers, tablets, multifunctional devices – printers, smartboard and projector, 3D printers and materials for 3D printers. Part of the IT equipment has been delivered.

During November, the completion of construction works on the first floor of the NK Lipik 1925 building is expected, and the preparation of documentation for the purchase of office furniture has begun. The future digital innovation center, ie the Entrepreneurial Incubator of Artificial Intelligence, will be equipped with 7 offices, a classroom, a quiet room, a kitchenette and a bathroom.

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Progress of the project – Development through DIHs

The City of Lipik will get its first digital innovation center, ie Entrepreneurial Incubator of Artificial Intelligence through the cross-border cooperation project “Development through digital innovation hubs in Gradiška, Daruvar, Lipik and Kotor” (“Development through DIHs”). The project is co-financed from the INTERREG IPA CBC-HR-BA-ME cross-border cooperation program. The co-financing ratio is 85% EU and 15% partners. The total value of the project is 1,487,795.35 €, while the value of the project for the City of Lipik is  502,563.87 €.

The City of Lipik is a partner along with the City of Daruvar, the Municipality of Kotor (Montenegro) and the leading partner is the City of Gradiška (Bosnia and Herzegovina). The project started on August 1, 2020 and lasts until July 31, 2022. It is focused on the development of digital technologies through the establishment of 4 digital innovation centers, one for each partner.

Joint cooperation of cross-border institutions will enable the transfer of various ideas, information and knowledge, broadening the horizons of business cooperation and better access to resources, which will ultimately lead to further cooperation, economic growth and development, increasing competitiveness and exploiting export potentials to the greatest extent possible.

The most financially generous activity of the project is reconstruction of the facility in which the Entrepreneurial Incubator of Artificial Intelligence will be located. Contractor Maksim IV d.o.o. has begun work on the reconstruction of the facility, which is currently going according to plan. A temporary billboard has also been set up. Reconstruction of the public space that is not currently used will provide new business infrastructure, and along with modern IT equipment, necessary for the acquisition of specific knowledge and skills, will provide added value.

After building and equipping a new business infrastructure, new and existing entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to improve their skills and competencies with modern knowledge in the field of mobile application development and programming languages ​​used in robotics (Java, C ++, Python, …). Certified trainings will be held in the newly equipped DIH.

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Works on the Business incubator for artificial intelligence begin – the contractor inducted into the works

An induction meeting was held on Friday in the Small Chamber of Lipik Town Hall for the contractors commissioned to renovate the space in which Lipik will create its first digital innovative hub – the Business incubator for artificial intelligence. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Town of Lipik, led by Department Head Veronika Prhal, and Stjepan Posavec, Director of Maksim IV d.o.o., the company commissioned to perform the works. Representatives of supervisory bodies for technical and engineering supervision were also present.

The cross-border cooperation project ‘Development trough digital innovative hubs in Gradiška, Daruvar, Lipik and Kotor’ began in early August of last year. 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 (Montenegro). The project is expected to last until the end of July 2022. Its total value is EUR 1,487,795.68, while 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. The purpose of the hubs is to create a competitive economic and technological environment that is based on new technologies and innovation.

The digital innovative hub in Lipik, called the Business incubator for artificial intelligence, will be located on the first floor of the building next to the football field in Lipik. Following the meeting for inducting the contractor into the works, the participants took a tour of the future construction site. With today’s meeting all conditions for starting the upcoming works were fulfilled. They should be completed in ten months and their total value is HRK 2,229,790.30, VAT included.

By renovating this space Lipik will create a new business incubator for undertakings and start-ups in the field of artificial intelligence and programming. This hub will cover an area of more than 200 square metres and it will consist of a working area, an active and a quiet zone, a conference room and educational facilities.

The required technology, software and information technology equipment will also be procured for the purposes of the incubator and the training courses that will be organised as part of the project, but also after the project ends.

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Initial conference of the cross-border cooperation project for setting up a digital innovative hub held

The initial conference of the project ‘Development trough digital innovative hubs in Gradiška, Daruvar, Lipik and Kotor’ (‘Development through DIHs’) was held on 22nd October. However, the conference was held online due to the current situation and preventive measures.

The Town of Lipik is participating as a project partner, alongside the Town of Daruvar, the Kotor Municipality (Montenegro) and the City of Gradiška (Bosnia and Herzegovina), which is the lead partner.

The project is co-financed by the cross-border cooperation programme INTERREG IPA CBC-HR-BA-ME and its total value is EUR 1,487,795.35. The EU is co-financing 85 % of the project and the partners the remaining 15 %. The project budget for the Town of Lipik is EUR 502,563.87.

As for the timeline, the implementation of the project began on 1 August 2020 and it will last until 31 July 2022. Four digital innovative hubs will be set up as part of the project, one for each partner.

As part of the project implementation, 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.

General information about the project were presented during the conference, which was followed by addresses of project partner representatives – Vanda Cegledi, Deputy Mayor of Daruvar, Željko Aprcović, Head of the Kotor Municipality, Danijela Miletić, Head of the Division for development and international projects of the City of Gradiška, and finally Vinko Kasana, Mayor of Lipik.

Mayor Kasana used the opportunity to emphasise his belief that the project will be fully implemented to the mutual satisfaction of all participants, just like all previous cross-border projects in which Lipik participated. He also stressed that the Town of Lipik is ready to provide all the resources required and he voiced his hope that the epidemiological situation will stabilise and allow cooperation using normal communication, and not just virtual communication.

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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.