I. April 25th, 2019
II. April 26th, 2019
III. May 3rd, 2019
IV. May 27th, 2019
V. June 20th, 2019
On behalf of “Innovation Eco-System in the CBC area” Project, five promotion activities, regarding to ‘Call for sub-grants’, took place at “Fan S. Noli” University of Korçë premises. These activities were divided into small groups, preceeding to further other.
Students, graduated and other interested were permanently informed via local media, university official web and Innovation Hub Korçë Facebook FanPage.
Interest and application rules
There was a joyful participation and interest, during these events. The participants were asked and invited for project ideas, on behalf of innovation. Most of them indicated further discussions in innovative ideas, development of pilot lines for every potential proposal, as well as, regional level development of ‘start up’ and SMEs.
The most interested groups agreed to prepare project proposals focusing on youth, innovation and small entrepreneurships. Economic and science students, on the other hand, highly expressed their interest in project proposal description, as well as, application in SME increasement, IT and research. Some other wished to establish and manage SMEs and Start Ups in innovation area. One of them inferred his own created mobile app, as a good example of innovation. Many students from Faculty of Human Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences and other from Korça Region expressed their interest and ideas on sub-grant package launching and application requirements. The university representatives, on the other hand, disclosed rules and application form, in accordance with guidelines.
The details of the sub-granting application were introduced as below:
- Innovative ideas
- Who can apply
- Available funds
- Evaluation process
- Eligible and ineligible costs
- Rules and guidelines
- How to apply
Impact and opportunities
The sub-granting call aims to contribute to a balanced regional development for residents in Korça region. It makes more closer to young people and encourage them to realize innovative ideas on behalf of their own businesses, through know-how technology transfer. This kind of development may reduce the negative fact of brain drains.
The Innovation Hub(s) should become a gathering place not only for young people, but also for those who are capable to develop innovative ideas. Investing in innovation and knowledge is key factor for the progress of any country.
The sub-granting call is intended for applicants from the Korça Region, which includes the following municipalities: Korçë, Pogradec, Maliq, Pustec, Devoll and Kolonjë.
The call was announced on April 15th, 2019 in two versions; one in English and one in Albanian language, respectively on Project official web address, UniKO website, and Innov8 Facebook FanPage.
The deadline is June 30th, 2019 until 16:00.