BIC Bratislava has actively participated in the European research and innovation projects, e.g. Enterprise Europe Network and Innovation Relay Centre - co-ordinator (technology transfer), PAXIS initiative projects (ESTER - creation of venture capital fund in Slovakia, ISTER - cross-border virtual incubator), Regional Innovation Strategies Projects, Economic and Technological Intelligence actions (ETI in FP5 and FP6).

Up to now BIC Bratislava has been involved in more than 70 international projects, from that 15 EU projects have been co-ordinated by BIC Bratislava. BIC Bratislava is also a co-ordinator of Enterprise Europe Network in Slovakia.

Our projects may be grouped in following categories:

  • innovation, technology and know-how transfer
  • innovation policy
  • research and technology development
  • clusters development
  • information society
  • energy and environment
  • regional innovation strategies
  • national projects



  • Enterprise Europe Network (as coordinator) (COSME; Pan-European Network supporting entrepreneurship, internationalisation, innovation, technology co-operation and SME participation in Horizon 2020; 2015-2020)
  • Enhancement of innovation management and Key account management for innovative SMEs (as coordinator) (HORIZON 2020; Establishment of services enhancing the innovation management capacity of Slovak SMEs in the Enterprise Europe Network 2014-2018)
  • Support to scaleups and startups (as coordinator) (COSME, Support to Slovak young innovative companies scaling-up their activities in the Single Market, 2017-2018)
  • KIC InnoEnergy (Education, research, SMEs, industrial actors in sustainable, innovative and cost-competitive energy technology development. Identifying key technical and business universities in Slovakia, undertaking personal visits and introductions to selected students, co-organising brokerage/piggy-back technology transfer event; 2014-2015)
  • Enterprise Europe Network (as coordinator) (CIP; Pan-European Network supporting entrepreneurship, internationalisation, innovation, technology co-operation and SME participation in the EC Seventh Framework Programme for research, development and demonstration activities.; 2008-2014)
  • IRC Slovakia (as coordinator) (FP6; Support in innovation development and trans-national technology transfer in the European Innovation Relay Centres Network; 2004-2008)
  • IRC Slovakia (as coordinator) (FP5; Support in innovation development and trans-national technology transfer in the European Innovation Relay Centres Network; 2000-2004)
  • FEMIRC Slovakia (as coordinator) (FP4; Support in innovation development and trans-national technology transfer in the European Innovation Relay Centres Network; 1997-2000)
  • IPRAM (FP6; The main ambitions of the project are to raise awareness among life scientists and members of technology transfer offices of the commercial potential of their research and the research projects performed within research institutes, respectively. This is t; 2007-2009)
  • SAMBA (STRAPAMO; The aim of the project SAMBA is to create a sustainable co-operation axis in the area of m-Business between Austria and Slovakia, foster collaboration and design a concept for future co-operation in the areas of business cooperation, venture capital and r; 2006-2004)
  • TESKA (STRAPAMO; Possibilities of Technology transfer in the field of renewable sources of Energy (focussing on “Biomass”) in Slovakia targeted on cross-border co-operation and business support with Austria; 2003-2004)
  • METTTES (FP6; To develop and test an innovative approach for the mediation of transnational technology transfer (TTT) co-operation agreements in the European environmental sector which is more efficient than existing methods.; 2007-2008)
  • HUSK (as subcontractor) (Hungary-Slovakia Cross-border Co-operation Programme; The aim of the project is to provide the widest scale of services to Slovak entrepreneurs, that will help them to establish new business cooperation with partners on the Hungarian side.; 2009-2010)



  • (FP7, International Cooperation Network for research and innovation in the Danube Region; 2014-2017)
  • ACT4PPP (CENTRAL EUROPE PROGRAMME; ACT4PPP aims at increasing the systematic/targeted application of PPP as innovative instrument for realising regional/urban development projects in a more efficient and sustainable way; 2008-2011)
  • REACT (FP6; The overall objective of REACT is to improve RTD in European regions and to support innovative policy-making for technology transfer; 2007-2008)
  • EUROPEER SME (FP6; The overall objective of EUROPEER SME is to make RTD policies directed to SMEs of EU MS & AC alike more effective and therefore to promote innovation in Europe resulting in higher growth rates of Europe’s future-oriented sectors of the economy.; 2006-2008)
  • ESTER (FP5; Transferring the success factors from the Israeli experience in high-tech start-ups in Latvia, Estonia and Slovakia for the creation of suitable venture capital sources; 2003-2005)
  • ISTER (as coordinator) (FP5; The concept of the ISTER project is based on creation of virtual incubator. Project ISTER is carried out in the trilateral boarder region of Austria - Hungary - Slovakia; 2000-2001)
  • BORDER (INTERREG; The EU project BO.R.D.E.R. (Border Regions Development and Economic Reinforcing) will aim at support of the Regional partnership events for SMEs in EU regions bordering the Candidate Countries; 2003-2004)
  • Gate2Growth (FP6; The Gate2Growth Initiative is part of the Innovation/SMEs Programme - "Access to private innovation financing and tools for better knowledge exploitation", managed by the Innovation Policy Unit of DG Enterprise; 2003-2004)
  • CROBOBUCO (FP5; Innovating regions fostering cross-border business co-operation between EU Member States and Newly Associated Countries regions. RIS-RITTS Thematic Network; 2001-2003)
  • INTER Get Up (INTERREG IIIC; INTER GetUp project represents an active support to young start ups in all business phases including idea, business plan preparation, company start up and stabilization on the market; 2005-2006)
  • JORDES + (INTERREG IIIA; Main objective of the project is analyse and development joint regional development strategy for region Wien-Bratislava-Györ; 2002-2007)



  • REinEU2016 (Horizon 2020; Organisation of the presidency conference on Reindustrialisation of Europe in Bratislava during the Slovak EU Presidency, 2015-2016).
  • TransCoSMEs (FP7; Network is the main provider of advice and individual assistance in all Member States and Associated States to SMEs willing to participate in EU research; 2012)
  • IST Mentor (FP6; Supporting of participation of Newly Associated Countries in the IST Programme in FP6 through establishment and training of the multipliers by EU experts; 2002-2004)
  • SLOVAK FP6 (FP6; Creation of organizational presumptions and realisation of support actions to increase the participation of of Slovak institutions (including SMEs) in FP6 projects; 2004-2007)
  • QUALITYMEAT (FP6; Survey on the research landscape in the Associated Candidate Countries for monitoring and promoting Good Quality Meat production - the whole food-chain from farm to fork of Poultry and Pork Meat; 2004-2006)
  • GET IN (FP6; GETting Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises from Candidate Countries to INcrease Participation on IST Projects; 2004-2006)
  • FINANCE-NMS-IST (FP6; The objective of Finance-NMS-IST is to enhance the successful participation of New Member State Organisations in the IST Program by addressing the financial and budgetary aspects of participation; 2005-2006)
  • IST-BONUS (FP6; IST-BONUS: Identify and Support Research and Business Excellence to Enhance NMS -ACC Participation in the Development and Pilot Implementation - Demonstration of ICT Business Applications and Services; 2005-2007)
  • CEEC IST NET (FP6; The overall objective of the project is to link with the CEEC and facilitate the participation of organisations from the IST sector originated from the central and eastern New Member States and Candidate Countries in the IST; 2005-2007)
  • Pro-Knowledge (FP6; Promoting SME participation in the “Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials” activity area of FP6; 2004-2006)
  • NANOMAT (FP6; A targeted action to encourage the participation of SMEs in the 6FP, in the Nanotechnologies and knowledge-based multifunctional materials fields; 2003-2006)
  • Partners for Life (FP5; The EU project Partners for Life will substantially contribute to increase the successful participation of SMEs in the "Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources" with particular focus on the SME Specific Measures; 2000-2003)
  • Encourage (FP5; The objective of the project is to help SME in the sector of information and communication technology (ICT) to use the most suitable Community instruments for their development through innovation and internationalisation; 2001-2002)
  • Baltdyn (FP5; The main objective of the Baltic Dynamics Initiative is to bring more innovative companies from Baltic Sea region into EU research and SME development programmes and to promote their mutual co-operation with other European regions; 2001-2001)
  • FREETIME (FP5; The purpose of the present proposal is to support SMEs and technology developers active in all tourism related sectors in gaining competitive advantage by participating in specifically tailored research projects; 2001-2002)
  • EASIST (as coordinator) (FP5; Support Measures for Enabling Access to and RTD Co-operation with Slovak IST Base. Overall objective of the EASIST project is to create conditions for development of trans-national R&D and technological co-operation between Slovakia and EU; 2001-2002)
  • IRESA (FP5; Integration of the researchers from the accession states into FP5 (International Cooperation Project); 2001-2002)
  • FAHRE (as subcontractor) (FP7; Main objective of the project is to support research funding and policy developers in food and health (including governmental, industry and civil society organizations) achieve increased cooperation and help strengthen the European Research Area.; 2010-2010)



  • E:RDC (as coordinator) (FP7; The project aims at supporting regional authorities and governments in convergence regions with know-how, methods and financial instruments necessary to create capacities for stimulation and emergence of research-driven clusters; 2008-2010)
  • CEE-ClusterNetwork (FP6; Project is oriented towards furthering trans-regional cooperation in creation and maintenance of clusters in Central and Eastern Europe; 2006-2009)
  • AUTOCLUSTER (as subcontractor) (INTERREG IIIA; Initiative aimed at establishment of cluster involving suppliers and organisations active in the sector of automotive industry in Western Slovakia; 2007-2008)
  • BIOCLUS (FP7; Developing Research and Innovation Environment in five European Regions in the field of Sustainable Use of Biomass Resources; 2010-2012)



  • PROGR-EAST (FP7; Innovative PROcurement techniques to support the GRowth of competitiveness for public services in EASTern Europe; 2010-2012)
  • TRANSFER-EAST (FP6; TRANSFERring Government to Business IST Good Practices to EASTern European New Member States; 2006-2008)
  • VISERO (IVF; Main aim is to produce a survey and data-analysis, which provides a picture of the V4 countries' IS and e-economic readiness alongside relatively unvarying indicators in an appropriate manner for international comparison; 2002-2003)
  • CISTRANA (as subcontractor) (FP6; The strategic aim of Cistrana is to achieve coordination of national ICT programmes with each other and with European RTD programmes in the ICT sector in order to improve the impact of all RTD efforts in Europe and to reinforce European ICT competitiveness; 2005-2007)
  • ERA Study (as subcontractor) (FP6; The strategic aim of the ERA co-ordination study in the field of Networked Enterprise is to facilitate the networking and contribute to the understanding of how to create better synergies between European, national, and regional policies and programmes.; 2007-2008)



  • EEN Pact (CIP; The aim of the project is to improve environmental management in the leather, paper, chemicals and textiles sectors; 2011-2013)
  • ELEEN (CIP; The overall objective is to support SMEs to absorb methods and tools that simultaneously reduce their impact on the environment, and increase their profitability.; 2010-2010)
  • ENFUGEN (FP6; ENFUGEN project is focused on support of participation of research organisations and companies active in the field of fuel cells and hydrogen energy from Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia in the R&D projects within the EU 7th Framework Programme; 2005-2007)
  • RESCUE (FP6; Central and Eastern European SMEs towards RES - Action plan for stimulating research and innovation in SMEs from CEECs in the renewable energy field; 2005-2008)
  • DETECT-IT (FP6; A dedicated network of incubators to detect and favour SME participation in FP6 in the area of life technologies, ICT, energy and environment; 2003-2006)
  • ETINNE (as coordinator) (FP5; The main objective of the ETINNE project is increasing the competitiveness of SMEs in the non-nuclear energy sector in EU Member and Associated Countries; 2001-2001)



  • Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) of the Slovak Republic - Strategy for Research, Development and Innovation of the Slovak Republic until 2020 (Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports SR, 2012-2013)
  • RIS Bratislava (Self-governing region Bratislava, The main objective of RIS Bratislava project is to propose strategy of regional innovation development of Bratislava region for the period of 2014-2020; 2011-2012)
  • RIS Nitra (Self-governing region Nitra, Analytical study for regional innovation development of the Nitra region for the period of 2014-2020; 2011-2012)
  • RIS Trnava (FP6; The main objective of RIS Trnava project is to propose strategy of regional innovation development of Trnava region for the period of next 10 - 15 years. Project is implemented in co-operation with the Trnava Self-Governing Region; 2005-2008)
  • RIS Presov (FP6; The main objective of RIS Presov project is to propose strategy of regional innovation development of Presov region for the period of next 10 - 15 years. Project is implemented in co-operation with the Presov Self-Governing Region; 2005-2008)
  • RIS SK (FP5; Regional Innovation Strategy Project for the region of Western Slovakia (Nitra, Nové Zámky and Bratislava). Main aim of the project is to improve the innovation capabilities of organisations in the region; 2002-2004)



(as subcontractor)

  • FP7 NCP Coordination (Ministry of Education SR; Scientific and technological services for ensuring conditions for participation of the Slovak Republic in the 7th Framework Programme for Research, Technology Development and Demonstration Activities (FP7); 2011-2014)
  • Analysis of R&D in the Slovak Republic 2012 (Ministry of Education SR, Report on the state of research and development in Slovakia for year 2012, with an assessment of effectivity and efficiency of grant schemes to support R&D from public sources; 2013)
  • DIFASS: Analysis of business environment in the City of Bratislava (INTERREG 4C, City of Bratislava, DIFASS facilitates access to finance for SMEs by exchanging innovative business support measures, 2013)
  • DIFASS: Analysis of the financial tools for business development in Bratislava(INTERREG 4C, City of Bratislava, DIFASS facilitates access to finance for SMEs by exchanging innovative business support measures, 2014)
  • DIFASS: Regional Financial Forum (INTERREG 4C, City of Bratislava, DIFASS facilitates access to finance for SMEs by exchanging innovative business support measures, 2014)
  • SMART>Net (Slovak-Austrian cross-border cooperation programme 2007-2013; The aim is to build an active border region based on the knowledge economy of the region, which develops social and environmental activities and plays an important role among European metropolitan regions, 2012-2014)
  • FORT (Central Europe Program 2007-2013; FOstering continuous Research and Technology application is a project which main area of intervention is establishing capabilities for the dissemination and application of innovation, 2011-2013)
  • UCITT (Operational Programme Research & Development; Aim of the project is establishment of Centre of innovation,  technology transfer and  intellectual property protection by University of Technology in Košice, 2011-2012)
  • CEKOODUV (Operational Programme Research & Development; The project aims to create a functional system for solving complex issues of IP protection in the organizations of  Slovak Academy of Sciences and the subsequent commercialization; 2009-2012).
  • INNOVMAT (Slovak-Austrian cross-border cooperation programme 2007-2013; Aim of the project is to establish a bilateral technology transfer platform for innovative materials in the region Vienna-Bratislava; 2010-2011)
  • INNOVAL (Operational Programme Research & Development; The main objective of the INNOVAL  project is the promotion of innovations in Austrian and Hungarian SMEs in co-operation with research institutions and pertinent partners; 2011)
  • NITT SK (Operational Programme Research & Development; The aim of the project is to establish and implement the nationwide system to support application of the R&D results into social and economic practice in order to contribute to the development of the knowledge-based society; 2012-2015)
  • NITT Study I.  (Operational Programme Research & Development; Analysis of the current state of technology transfer (TT) in Slovakia, definition of the conceptual starting points of TT, establishment of a national support system for TT in Slovakia2011)
  • NITT Study II. (Operational Programme Research & Development; The aim is to analyse R&D activities at universities and research institutions in selected fields of science, technology and industries, including the results of NITT SK in Slovakia; 2014)
  • Industry and Technology Park Trnava (City of Trnava; Aim of the project is to analyse the feasibility of the innovative  hard and soft structures  in Trnava, through the entry of private investors; 2009-2010) 
  • FP5 NCP Coordination (Ministry of Education SR; NCP and programme committee members for 5 specific FP5 programmes (LIFE, IST, EESD, INCO, Innovation-SMEs); 1999-2001)