Innovation process support programs

Second Technological Development Project

The Government of the Republic of Croatia used a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development in the amount of EUR 20 million for the implementation of the Second Croatia Science & Technology Project (STPII), which started on 31 July 2013 and was implemented until 31 March 2019. Calls from 2015/2016 are closed and contracted projects are being implemented. The Ministry of Science and Education is responsible for the implementation and coordination of the STPII.

The main goal of the STPII project is to improve the absorption of EU funds in the field of research and development by strengthening the capacity of selected institutions/beneficiaries and stimulating the demand/need for EU funds in the business and scientific-research community. STPII is a continuation of the Technological Development Project (STP), which was successfully completed on 31 May 2011.

As a loan beneficiary, HAMAG-BICRO implements five programs to support public and private beneficiaries in certain stages of the innovation process: