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The key outputs of the Project “Cluster-Based CZ-RS SME Trade Bridge”

are available on the link: http://cz-rs-clusnet.clusterhouse.rs/

  • Interactive web platform for direct business cooperation with export-oriented companies and clusters between the CZ and RS is available under the options: “Company” and “Cluster” per each country on the link: http://cz-rs-clusnet.clusterhouse.rs/.

  • Case study of export-oriented SME from the Czech Republic

The successful entry of the Hlimont s.r.o. company to the Serbian market and the establishment of the HK Metal Cluster

 Case study Hlimont_final CZ.pdf

 Case study Hlimont_final EN.pdf

  • Case study of export-oriented SME from the Republic of Serbia

The successful story of the YUMIS company business model based on benchmarking approach in cooperation with the leading Czech company VITANA

 Case study YUMIS_final EN.pdf


Priority Area 8 “To support competitiveness of enterprises including
cluster development”

The IV Workshop of Priority Area 8 “Cluster Networking and Development
Prospects in the Danube Region” will be held in Vukovar, Croatia from 12
to 13 December 2016.

Dr. Danka Milojkovic, Director of the Cluster House and the Global TCI
Network Board of Directors member will be a speaker and a moderation.
The special attention will be put on the clusters in bioeconomy. The
next call for proposals within the Danube Strategy will be opened
beginning the next year.

The draft workshop agenda is available on the link.



- TCI 2016 cluster conference Eindhoven, Netherlands

The leading worldwide cluster event the 19th TCI Global Conference had been held in the city of innovation Eindhoven in Netherlands last week, gathering over 500 practitioners and academicians from over 60 countries.  It was superbly hosted by teams from Brainport Development and Wageningen University in Eindhoven. It was also a great opportunity to meet personally the people behind the network and experience the spirit of it.

TCI 2016 Cluster Community

TCI Network is the leading global network of main organizations and practitioners with deep expertise in clusters and competitiveness, who collaborate in a unique open and flexible context to advance in the practice of competitiveness, innovation and cluster development.

This year’s TCI Assembly meeting was elected three new Board members from South Korea, Denmark and Colombia.

TCI 2016 Board of Directors

The TCI Assembly members strongly supported the initiative of the TCI Asian Chapter establishment led by Prof. Dr Geunwoo Ryu, dean at Keimyung University Daegu S. Korea. The TCI Network Asia Chapter is heavely supported by Korean Industrial Complex Corporation KICOX and Daegu Metropolitan City based on needs for knowledge sharing between Asia's developed economies and its emerging economies discussion of diversify cluster development models, increased membership through expansion of exchange between developed and emerging economies around East Asia and between Asian clusters/companies and those on other countries / a good example is the signed MoU between Keimyung University Daegu and the Balkan Black Sea Cluster Network members within the 7th BBS Conference Days of Clusters in Ohrid, Macedonia, in September 23, 2016/.

Geunwoo Ryu, Keimyung University (KR), TCI Assembly and Advisory Board members, Ms. Patricia Valdenebro, TCI CEO

TCI President Dr. Christian Ketels was moderating the Summit Day with good practical examples on cluster polices in India, USA and Russia. Cluster evaluation group had been managed by Madeline Smith and James Wilson at the Academic Track during Working Day. Klaus Haasis gathered the TCI mentors during Summit Day. Tracy Scott-Rimington leaded the TCI Oceania Chapter introducing participants to an interesting delegation from Australia. Jaime Echeverri coordinated activities of the TCI Latin American Chapter.

Christian Ketels, TCI president and representatives from India, Russia and USA

Dr. Danka Milojkovic, director of the Cluster House Balkan & Black Sea Cluster Network, at the Academic Track „Collaborative Learning“ presented the topic “The importance of the cluster-based cross-border cooperation programme to broader regional networking and entrepreneurship development in the Balkans” with the following key learning points:

  • The importance of the cluster-based CBC programme to creation of a highly trustworthy and ethical work environment that provides long-term employment in the  specific economic sectors determined after survey;
  • The contribution of the cluster-based CBC programme to share of population living below poverty in the Balkans reduced with special focused on the programme beneficiary countries;
  • The introduction to cluster-based economic development model in the countries in transitional economies.

The cluster-based CBC programme aims at the public-private dialogue development as a pre-condition for sustainable economic development in the region. Information and publicity events for popularization of clusters in the beneficiary countries are tools for export trade collaboration improvement between both countries, involvement of new members in the existing clusters and promotion of the clusters networks created by the programme to the markets of other EU regions/countries.

Within the conference session “A taste of worldwide cluster approaches” moderated by Dr. Danka Milojkovic, gathered cluster experts from four continents: Asia, Europe, North America and Africa. All clusters all over the world are different but they are from the same family.  Korean mini clusters as a new way for social-economic growth, Mexican cluster policy as a key ingrediant of other regional development polices, Russan Industrial Clusters concept and success stories of the Mexican and Russian Automotive Clusters, and Tunisian post-conflict cluster development initiated by the Association Tunisia Technoparks.

Geunwoo Ryu, Keimyung University (KR)

Leisan Abzalilova,Kama innovative regional production cluster (RU)

Andres Guimon, The Cluster Competitiveness Group INC (ES)

Gongi Neila, Association -Tunisia Technoparks (TN)

Rocio Prado, UPAEP UniversitySINTONIA (MX)

In spite the fact that the cluster still does not exist in BiH, in the heart of Netherlands during the Food Innovation Cluster Tour, the Cluster House met a lady Mrs. Emina Joosten Beslagic, a cluster manager of the Netherlands Food, Health and Energy Cluster.

Emina Joosten Beslagic and Danka Milojkovic

The Cluster House, as an exit strategy of the Danish LEDIB Programme, met with the Danish cluster experts from Quercus Group CPH in Eindhoven creating the Danish Balkans Cluster Excellence.

The innovation “The Oxygenbar” primal needs recovery base for feeling really refreshed after 10 minutes using, had been presented at the TCI 2016 conference in Eindhoven.

In company with s researcher of the innovation

At the city of innovation Eindhoven  the conference participants had an unique chance to enjoy in food of future: the Mr. Onion prepared the onion flavoured ice cream with insects 

Eindhoven is the region with the highest density of Teslas, 10 superchargers in front of the conference venue hotel Van Der Valk.

Goodbye Eindhoven and the TCI 2016, see you at Bogota, Colombia on the TCI 2017.

Photos are available at the link:

TCI Global Cluster Confrence 2016 Eindhoven Netherlands


The first CZ-RS Cluster Forum was held in Nis, Serbia on 13th of October 2016 with aim to make an introductory step in connecting export oriented SMEs and clusters from Czech and Serbia. The first RS-CZ Cluster Forum was held in Prague, Czech Republic on 2nd of November 2016 in enabled business environment for making concrete business meetings and potential agreements for future partnerships, projects and export-import jobs.

Within the accompanying business matchmaking event between Czech Republic and Serbia in Novi Sad in September 2015, under the patronage of the Czech Prime Minister Mr. Bohuslav Sobotka and Serbian Prime Minister Mr. Aleksandar Vučić, supported by the Czech and Serbian Chambers of Economy, the MoU between the Czech National Cluster Association and the Serbian Cluster House had been ceremonially signed.

CZ-RS Business Forum in Novi Sad, 2.9.2015.

The six-month project CZ-RS CrossClustersNETworking SME Trade Bridge, based on the setting up of trade cooperation between export oriented SMEs in Czech and Serbia using the clusters as an efficient tool for transnational connections, started in May 2016.

The mission of the project is to encourage cross-border cooperation between small and medium-sized enterprises - members of the export-oriented clusters through trade cooperation, joint ventures and investments, exchange of knowledge, transfer of know-how and access to new markets. The project is implementing in the framework of Aid for Trade Programme – Serbia, co-funded by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, the Check Development Agency, the Serbian Cluster House and non-financially supported by the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of the Republic of Serbia and the Czech Embassy in Belgrade.

The RS-CZ Cluster Forum had been opened by high officials from Czech and Serbia:

Mr. Martin Pospíšil, Director of the Foreign Economic Policies Department I, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic – The performance of mutual Czech-Serbian trade

H. E. Mrs. Vera Mavrić, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia, Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Prague – Economic relations between Republic of Serbia and Czech Republic

Mr. Milan Krstić, Mayor of Nis City Municipality MEDIJANA

Mr. Ivan Jančárek, Junior Deputy Minister, Section of Non-European Countries, Economic and Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, The role of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in supporting Czech export policy.

Mr. Rostislav Jurka, General Director, ROSIVA Šumperk s.r.o. – practical information about business on the Serbian market

Dr. Danka Milojković, Director of the Cluster House, Serbia, Nis and Member of the Global TCI Network in Barcelona, Spain.

RS-CZ Cluster Forum in Prague – opening session

The Forum had been moderated by Dr. Pavla Bruskova, president of National Cluster Association, Ostrava.

The Forum gathered 15 representatives of the Serbian cluster community and over 30 Czech  clusters and SMEs in the following areas: EU funded projects – infrastructural and twining. Food processing industry. Automotive industry. Metal industry. Wood-processing industry. Furniture production. Creative industry – IT.  Construction.

Serbian cluster delegation – introduction session

Czech and Serbian cluster FAMILIES TOGETHER IN PRAGUE

The Czech National Cluster Association NCA hosted almost 50 SMEs and clusters in Prague  and contribute to over 30 B2B, C2B and C2C matchmaking meetings.

RS-CZ Cluster Forum – matchmaking session

During the RS-CZ Cluster Forum in Prague, representative of the project partners with project stakeholders discussed about posibilities to support the development of the Serbian cluster development policy based on the Czech cluster development policy transfer of knowledge and experience. The Cluster House and the Serbian Business Women Association initiative for establishment of the Serbian Women Entrepreneurship Cluster had been supported by the vice-prime minister Prof. Dr Zorana Mihajlovic in October.

Mayor of the Nis City Municipality MEDIJANA Mr. Milan Krstic and Mr. Zoran Zlatkovic, cluster manager of the Construction Cluster Opeka-Brick Nis in dialog with the potental Czech partners for building partnership for infrastructural projects supported by EU funds and municipality twinning programmes

Dr. Danka Milojkovic, director of the Cluster House with Czech clusters in energy efficiancy, tansport and logistic with the aim to support building the cluster-based partnerships between CZ and RS

Serbian and Checz Clusters in wood-processing and furniture production are developing partnership for accessing to EU funds and commercial export-import -based projects

Proleter company Kragujevac, a member of the Serbian Automotive Cluster in concrete business negotiation with the ATOMEX Group cluster from CZ

November 3, 2016 Serbian cluster delegation visit the business incubator in Prague, InQbay – Incubator of Czech Technical University in Prague. Partnership between VoRtex Group Novi Sad and InQbay was initiated with the aim to be developed in real partnership supporting the VoRTex’s innovation to become a patent which will be commercialised under the roof of the Incubator technical support.

The NCA and the Cluster House project teams with the Serbian cluster delegation in InQbay Prague

Forum has been followed by media.

Photos from this event are available via link http://cz-rs-clusnet.clusterhouse.rs/en/galerija/

The NCA and the Cluster House project teams with the Serbian cluster delegation in Prague

 1. AGENDA_RS-CZ FORUM in Prague 1-3.11.2016.pdf

 2. C2C C2B B2B meetings schedule Prague.pdf


Teško stanje u novinarstvu

Nagrada za životno delo Saveza novinara Srbije i Crne Gore uručena je u Press centru Branislavu Gulan, Novi Đuriću i Vukmanu Vidakoviću

„Nagradu su zaslužili novinari sa velikim radom, iskustvom i uticajem, kako u svojim sredinama, tako i na opštem planu. Njihovi tekstovi, ukupni rad i angažman pokazuju neprekinutu istrajnost i traganje za profesionalnom istinom“,navedeno je u obrazloženju žirija, koji je radio u sastavu Gordana Eror, Dušan Davidović i Živojin Rakočević. Govoreći na svečanosti Dušan Davidović je rekao da je žiri jednoglasno doneo odluku i istakao da svaki dobitnik ponaosob predstavlja podstrek mladim novinarima. Svi laureati, primajući nagrade, osvrnuli su se na tešku situaciju u novinarskoj profesiji.


Novinar i publicista iz Novog Sada, Branislav Gulan, autor je dve knjige u izdanju Banatskog kulturnog centra (Sudbina oduzete imovine” i Obećanja i očekivanja”), dobitnik je nagrade za životno delo Saveza novinara Srbije I Crne Gore. Kako je istaknuto, Gulana je četiri i po decenije novinar i publicista, više od dve decenije član je Naučnog društva ekonomista Jugoslavije, potom Srbije, član je Akademijskog odbora za selo Srpske akademije nauka i umetnosti. U novinarskom istraživačkom radu dugom četiri decenije Gulan je objavio više desetina hiljada tekstova u listovima gde je radio, ponajviše u kući „Borba”, Privrednoj komori Jugoslavije i Srbije, novosadskom „Dnevniku”, a autor je i oko 150 stručnih i naučnih radova na na savetovanjima širom sveta. Objavio je više od 20 knjiga. Među njima su „Obećanja i očekivanja'', „Sudbina oduzete imovine”, „Koreni”, „S obe strane pakla”, „Dve strane istine” i niz drugih sa ekonomskim temama. Član je Udruženja novinara Srbije četiri i po decenije! Branislav Gulan iz Novog Sada je, pre svega ekonomski i agroekonomski novinar, koji se profilisao i kao ekspert za teme iz oblasti poljoprivrede u najelitnijim jugoslovenskim i srpskim medijima i bio saradnik brojnih naučnih institucija i dobitnik važnih priznanja. Zahvaljujući na nagradi, Gulan je primetio da su novinari češće nagrđivani nego nagrađivani, takođe konstatujući da je ovo zlo vreme za novinarstvo, i da se objavljuju uglavnom neistine i poluistine.


Novica Đurić, dugogodišnji dopisnik „Večernjih novosti“, „Politike“ i „Borbe“ iz Podgorice, istakao je da su u Crnoj Gori novinarske slobode još daleko, novinari se hapse, ekspresno tuže, a za one koji su, ne tako davno i ubijani, još uvek nisu pronađene ubice i nalogodavci.
„Djelimično smo za opšte sivilo i sami krivi, za neprofesionalnosti gubljenje digniteta ove časne profesije, koja je ozbiljno zaribala u takozvanom tabloidnom novinarstvu, koje preplavljuje naše prostore, pristajući na ponižavanje zbog golog opstanka“, rekao je Novica Đurić, primajući nagradu.


Vukman Vidakovićje ceo svoj radni vek veran prištinskom „Jedinstvu“. Takođe se osvrćući na sadašnju sitaciju u novinarstvu, prisetiose saveta koji su novinari jednom prilikom dobili od Draže Markovića, nekadašnjeg predsednika Savezne skupštine i jedno vreme direktora Radio Beograda. „Poštovane kolege, sve što sam naučio o vašem poslu je da budem pratioc sistema. To i vama preporučujem, jer od vas ništa ne zavisi“ savetovao je Marković.


Podsećajući na svečarski karakter današnjeg dana, koji se obeležava kao dan Saveza novinara Srbije i Crne Gore, njegov predsednik Savo Gregović, istakao je da još uvek ima onih koji časno rade svoj posao, poštuju kodeks, standarde profesije i svoju savest.


„Na njih se jednim djelom ugledaju mladi. Ima nade za profesiju kojoj pripadam i vjere da ćemo je sačuvati. Kao i svako od nas ponaosob samog sebe“, zaklјučio je Gregović

Nagrada za životno delo Saveza novinara Srbije i Crne Gore se dodelјuje za ukupan rad u novinarstvu i sastoji se od diplome i zlatnog prstena.