Startup Udhë – On the road and on the market – the ride sharing App from Pristina!

Udhë – an EU4TECH PoC project and VentureUP startup has hit the commercial road with a local ride sharing App and now plans to...

Commercialisation Through Knowledge Exchange: GMP and GLP from the ACLEMETH Project

Commercialisation of innovation generated at research organisations or universities can happen in several ways. The ‘classical’ route involves licensing of IP rights to a...

The opportunities of Horizon Europe: EU4TECH PoC university partners WIDEN their outreach

When Professor Arban Uka and Gent Imeraj from the Epoka University in Tirana Albania got involved in the the “PANBioRA” project, a prestigious Research...

EU4Tech PoC Workshop for C6, Investment Readiness and Funding, June 23, 2021

Outline of the workshop It costs money and effort to bring a new technology-based solution closer to the market. As your idea matures, you...

EIT Talent Scouts select EU4TECH WB PoC Teams – 4 teams join Jumpstarter 2021

WB PoC is delighted to announce that 4 WB PoC teams have been selected to join the EIT Jumpstarter program in 2021. Serbian projects...

EU4Tech PoC Workshop for C5, Business Model Canvas and Pitching, June 09, 2021

Outline of the workshop Formulating a robust business plan or business model for the market entry of a new product or service can be...

EU4Tech PoC Workshop for C4, Market Analysis, May 26, 2021

Outline of the workshop Market analysis is critical for moving projects closer to the market and identifying potential buyers. Strategic market research will help...

EU4TECH PoC signs contract for software prototype project: ‘Flourish’

EU4TECH has signed it first contract for a software prototype. Project ‘Flourish‘, the brainchild of entrepreneurial partnership of Jasna Pejović and Valentina Radulović from...

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EU4Tech PoC

The EU4Tech PoC WB project offers support to 40+ promising technology based projects from the Western Balkans at the ‘Proof of Concept Stage’. We offer hands on assistance from experts and mentors to help you validate and protect your technology, develop a robust business model and move your project closer to the market.

Funded under multi-country IPA we can work with researchers from public / not for profit research organisations (PROs) as well as start-ups and SMEs.

Over 2 years (January 2020-December 2021) our team of experts will mentor 40 PoC projects from the region through 6 forms of highly specialised Technical Assistance. These are:

  • Technology development and prototyping for commercial demonstration
  • Entrepreneurship support and mentoring
  • Intellectual property management
  • Market analysis
  • Business plan and business model
  • Follow-on funding support

The first call for applications will be launched in May 2020. Successful teams will be notified in June 2020 and TA will commence shortly afterwards.

Regional coverage

We will work with eligible projects from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia